Overnight and short stay visits

Cowes Yacht Haven are now in a position to accept overnight and short stay visits into the Marina.

A limited number of berths will be available to pre book by contacting the marina office via telephone or [email protected] the remainder of our visitor berths will be allocated on arrival, on a first come first serve basis. Please call our berthing team on VHF ch80 on approach for the relevant berthing instructions should a berth be available.

Rafting of vessels

At peak times it may be necessary for a berthing master to direct vessels to raft together. Social distancing will be achieved by rafting vessels together bow to stern, starboard side to starboard side or port side to port side which will alternate cockpit arrangements. See Fig 1.

Skippers are required to supply and use hand sanitiser before touching any surface of a rafted vessel during docking, embarkation and disembarkation and if necessary clean surfaces immediately after this process.

It is recommended that the beam of the boat is the point of embarkation and disembarkation to/from the pontoon and access over the rafted vessel is taken via the bow as is the standard etiquette. As always please discuss these arrangements with the skipper of the vessel/s that you and your crew are boarding beforehand to establish a mutually acceptable agreement.

Fig 1.

Shower and toilet facilities

It is recommended that visitors use the wash facilities on-board their own boats wherever possible. Our toilets are currently open and from 09.00 on Saturday 11th July, our visitor shower facilities below the Marina Office will also be open with an enhanced cleaning regime.
Sanitising stations have been positioned outside the entrance to the washrooms. Customers are asked to use the sanitisers to cleanse hands before entering and after exiting the washrooms.

If it is not possible to social distance while in the washrooms please wait for people to vacate the facility.

Please comply with all current Covid-19 related guidance when using these facilities and be mindful of others by acting responsibly.


Please be mindful that our staff are working through these challenging times for your benefit. Please support them by following all Covid-19 Government guidelines. Please be socially responsible while on Cowes Yacht Haven property and in the town. Where applicable, adhere to the signage in and around the Marina and boatyard, & maintain social distancing where possible.
Ensure that you have your own supply of hand sanitiser or adequate cleansing products.

Cowes Yacht Haven will maintain hand sanitising stations in the Marina reception and at the entrance to the facilities.