Licensing Fees

The Harbour Board, in consideration of its planned maintenance costs, expenses & reserves, recommends fees to the Membership at the Association’s Annual General Meeting in February.

These fees have been set since 2018.


Berthing of Vessel other than canoes with overall length Summer Dry Summer Wet Winter Wet Winter Dry
< 3.5m £33 £33 £33 £33
3.5m to < 4.8m £40 £36 £36 £40
4.8m to < 6.0m £67 £48 £48 £67
6.0m to < 7.5m n/a £60 £60 £103
7.5m & over * n/a £72 £72 £105
Rack per paddle-craft £40 £40

Estuary swinging drying mooring    minimum £30,   £6.25 per metre
Per new mooring application:  £50 one-off registration fee

Beach mooring**   for craft <3.5m loa £10 £10
Daily launching of members’ dinghies <6m stored at home


Engine Store position p.a £33 + £5 key deposit refundable
Homebased portable Paddle Craft (HPC)                      £10pa

* Limitations to provision of harbour berthing apply to vessels with loa > 8.5m. Ask the Harbour Board for further information.

** See Moorings for more detail.

Summer season is typically from the date that the Harbour Board declares the ‘Harbour Open’ to dinghies (usually about a week after craning) until a week before craning ashore.

Winter season typically starts about a week after craning ashore & closing about a week before craning afloat.

Craning dates are dependent on Spring Tides but typically fall in April & October.

Craning fees only apply to members requiring a lift at the start & end of the season and are additional to licence fees. Craning fees are dependent upon the crane hire charge, the number of boats lifted and the maintenance of a reserve should extra costs arise from unforeseen events or cancellations of crane hire. For Members requiring a crane lift at the start of the summer season, the fee is usually included in the overall licensing invoice. A second separate payment is also due for any crane lift at the end of the summer season.