Frequently asked questions
We hope that the information below will answer most of your questions, but if there's anything you'd like to know, just get in touch here
Do you have live aboard moorings?
We have a limited number of residential moorings and demand usually exceeds availability. Residential applications are assessed on a case by case basis.
Can I use my boat whenever I want?
Yes, the marina is open 365 days a year and you are free to come and go as you please. The office is open daily from 8.30-5.00 although we may reduce opening hours around Christmas and New Year.
What happens if it floods?
All of our moorings are designed to rise with the flood water. In the worst floods of 2007, all of our boats remained safe.
Do I need a license to drive my boat?
No, you do not require any form of qualification to take the helm. For inexperienced boaters it is advisable to take a few lessons as this will help increase your boat handling competency and increase your enjoyment at the same time. All craft afloat in our marina require a licence from The Avon Navigation Trust (ANT). This will allow you to cruise the Avon from Tewkesbury, through Evesham to Stratford. To cruise the River Severn or the canal system, a British Waterways (BWB) license is needed, although it is often more economical to purchase short term permits.
Do I need a Boat Safety Certificate?
Answer- Yes All boats on inland waterways require a current BSC certificate for the protection of all waterway users. They need renewing every 4 years which involves an examination of the required safety equipment such as fire extinguishers, fuel lines, gas installations and electrical wiring. The cost of renewal is approximately £130 plus any work required to bring the boat up to standard.”
Can I carry out work on my boat in or out of the water?
A separate work area is provided free so that other berth holders wont be disturbed by noisy or messy work. Hard standing is available should the boat need to come out of the water, and this is provided free as part of your berthing contract. You only pay for the lift out and lift in.
Can I take my boat out of the water for the winter?
Yes, we have hard standing for around 50 boats. We can handle boats weighing up to 6 tonnes and for heavier vessels, we arrange a crane out every October and crane in every March.
Are pets allowed?
Yes, pets are welcome. A dog walking area is provided alongside Basin 1 where they can be let off the lead. Dogs must be kept on a lead anywhere else on site. Dog waste bins are also provided.