A strategic port since medieval times, the modern Yarmouth Harbour was established by an Act of Parliament in 1931.
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Yarmouth Harbour Commissioners work to maintain and enhance the not-for-profit harbour as a viable Trust Port, bringing trade and tourism to the Isle of Wight whilst preserving the character and charm of the surroundings and ensuring the long-term future of the harbour and Western Yar Estuary.
Statutory Harbour Authority
Yarmouth Harbour Commissioners (YHC) is a Statutory Harbour Authority (SHA) and our jurisdiction extends from the Causeway at Freshwater to the seaward limits as described in the 2011 Harbour Revision Order.
YHC is obliged to administer the harbour in accordance with the 1931 Act and the principles of governance promoted in Ports Good Governance Guidance (DfT March 2018).
The 1931 Act incorporates certain sections of the 1847 Harbours, Docks and Piers Clauses Act that give the Chief Executive/Harbour Master statutory powers concerning the management of the harbour. Additionally, the 1931 Act empowers the Commissioners to fix rates at the level required to meet their statutory obligations.
The Harbour Revision Order (HRO) of 30 June 2011 replaced the previous Byelaws creating powers of General Direction.
To contact the Harbour Office Reception team, call +44 (0)1983 760321 option 1.
|29th Oct 2023 – 28th Mar 2024||07:00 – 19:00||Last Showers 18:30||Last Fuel 17:30|
|29th Mar 2024 – 26th Oct 2024||07:00 – 22:00||Last Showers 21:30||24 hours (subject to availability)|
|27th Oct 2024 – 30th Mar 2025||07:00 – 19:00||Last Showers 18:30||Last Fuel 17:30|
*Reception includes Cockpit Essentials and the launderette in the Harbour Office building.
Opening times may be subject to change for operational or safety reasons.
Water taxis: operating hours can be viewed under Water Taxi.