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Thursday, 04 May 2017

Yacht Haven Quay is the first purpose-built dry stack marina in the UK, offering secure, save and cost-effective berthing to over 200 boats.

Located in the epicentre of the south west’s marine scene, Yacht Haven Quay Plymouth offers hassle-free, undercover berthing for RIBs and motorboats up to 11m in length.

Part of the multi-award winning Yacht Havens Group, Yacht Haven Quay Plymouth has all the charm, personal service and character that comes with a family-owned marina, whilst delivering many valuable offerings.

This unique combination has created a distinctive on-site friendship between berth holders and staff with a mutual love of the sea at the heart. And, with Yacht Haven Quay being recognised by British Marine in their 2016 awards for the quality of their staff, it is clear to see that there is something special happening at the dry stack.

Whether you reside in the south west or you simply enjoy spending your spare time holidaying in the region, this dry stack offers you hassle-free boating allowing you to simply step on board and go boating. Furthermore, with the Devon and Cornwall coastline to explore, your only worry will be choosing where to go.

How Dry Stack Berthing Works

Dry stack berthing is a safe, secure and cost-effective way to berth your boat with significant cost advantages compared to traditional water berthing.

Yacht Haven Quay houses over 200 boats with customers allowed unlimited launching, on two hours’ notice, all-year round. The sheltered environment protects your boat and hull from general wear and tear, so you do not need to change anodes or antifoul as often.

Here is how dry stack berthing works:

  • Your boat is stored in a custom racking system
  • When you would like to go out on your boat, simply call or text the Haven Team who will launch your boat ready for your arrival
  • When you arrive, your boat will be on the pontoon so you can step on board and go
  • On return, simply leave your boat tied alongside one of their pontoons
  • The Haven Team will lift your boat, wash her off and return her to the dry stack. They can even refuel your boat for you.

“It is a unique method of storage. There is no hassle, your boat is 100 per cent safe and it is based in a beautiful location in the south west. There is even a great café and a fascinating Dive Museum. What more could you possibly want?”                                                                                                                  – Monty Halls, TV broadcaster, Explorer and Adventurer

FACILITIES

In addition to the dry stack, Yacht Haven Quay Plymouth offers all the facilities you would expect of a modern, full-service marina and boatyard:

  • The fabulous on-site Mess Room Café, open seven days a week
  • Modern shower and washroom facilities
  • Ample free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the site
  • Chandlery, boat repairs, brokerage, marine electronics, engineers and other marine services
  • A legendary Dive Museum, Ray’s Plaice
  • Fully-equipped boatyard offering seasonal boat storage for boats up to 12 tons and 45ft LOA
  • Mast storage, trailer storage and boat cleaning
  • A wide range of discounts and complimentary services to berth holder

FAQ

Q: What type and size boats do you cater for?

A: Our Dry Stack can accommodate motor cruisers, sports boats, RIBs and fast fishers from 13ft to 36ft in length. Our boatyard caters for all types of sail or motor vessels up to 45ft

Q: What happens if I return to my berth after hours?

A: Not a problem. Just tie up on our pontoons and we will lift and wash your boat the following morning.

Q: What if I want to head out on the water for sunrise?

A: We like your thinking! Just give us a call or text the night before and we will launch your boat the day before. When you arrive at the crack of dawn, your boat will be on the pontoon ready to go.

Q: Can I work on my boat in the rack?

A: You cannot work on your boat in the dry stack, but we have a ‘tinkering rack’ outdoors where you hall have access to water and electric. Once your work is done, we will simply return the boat to the dry stack.

Q: What if I want to leave my boat afloat?

A: As a berth holder at Yacht Haven Quay Plymouth, you will receive seven days free berthing at our sister-site Plymouth Yacht Haven. It is just a couple of minutes downstream.

WHAT ELSE?

Make sure you drop by Ray’s Plaice. The famous Dive Museum, located next door to the Marina Office, is a lifetime’s treasure trove collected by former Royal Marine and commercial diver Ray Ives.

As well as having a wealth of diving knowledge from decades of diving around the world, Ray’s collection of artefacts is something to behold with countless rare and historical items dating back centuries.

Also, do not forget to try out the Mess Room Café. The eco-friendly café is at the heart of the marina with a first floor terrace offering panoramic views over the water. As well as fresh food cooked daily, the café is full of personality with furniture and features upcycled from around the marina.

Several of the team are qualified RYA instructors, so as well as offering new customers a free half-day tuition in local pilotage or boat handling, they run regular excursions along the fantastic local coast to various stunning locations and host regular and fiercely contested fishing contests.

recommendations

“The Dry Stack process runs seamlessly. I am amazed and delighted at how smoothly the marina operates without fuss and without delay.”                                                                                              – Philip Jones, berth holder

“I have been very impressed indeed by the attitude of all the staff, without exception. They are kind, cheerful, efficient and extremely helpful – they are a pleasure to engage with!”                                        – Steve Houser, berth holder

 

MORE INFORMATION

Yacht Haven Quay Plymouth, Breakwater Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL9 7FE

01752 481190

www.yachthavens.com

boatyard@yachthavenquay.com

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