08-2017: Ha’penny pier visitors yacht moorings

The facility is for “visiting yachts” only, from 8th April 2017 to 15th October 2017.

The mooring is available for a maximum stay of 72 hours in the areas indicated on the diagram of Ha’penny Pier. (Can be downloaded from our website).   All other areas are reserved for the Authority’s use and mooring by yachts is strictly prohibited.

No reservations can be made for the yacht moorings, which operate on a “first come, first served” basis.  Yachts must be prepared for others to moor alongside.

Yachts may moor without charge from 0900 hours until 1600 hours.  Yachts mooring outside these hours will be charged as follows

Up to 5 metres £10.00
Over 5 metres and up to 10 metres £15.00
Over 10 metres and up to 15 metres £20.00
Over 15 metres and up to 20 metres £25.00
Over 20 metres £35.00

Vessels over 30 metres only by prior arrangement with the Harbour Master

Fees will be collected by the Pier Attendant from 1600 hours and before 0900 hours in the morning.

The above charges are for a 24-hour period or part thereof.

Access to the showers will be provided by the Pier Attendant to yachts that have paid to moor.

Harwich Haven Authority accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to any vessel or its contents or injury to any person using the facility.

Skippers shall ensure that all times their vessel is safely moored, fendered and that safe access is maintained.

Use of the unloading area is restricted to fishing vessels and vessels licensed by the Authority.  Use of the yacht area by fishing vessels is strictly prohibited.

With the Harbour Master’s permission, the Harbour Ferry may use the Authority’s area, but not the yacht area.

The Masters of all commercial vessels are advised to navigate with caution at a maximum speed of 5 knots in the vicinity of Ha’penny Pier, which is marked by fixed red lights at the eastern and western limits.

Persons in charge of recreational craft are advised that Harwich VTS Channel 71 is for use primarily by commercial vessels, and should not be contacted except in an emergency, although a listening watch is to be maintained on Channel 71.

Yachts are to navigate with caution when “inside” the pontoons due to the existence of floating moorings.

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