Our busy harbour is a haven for all kinds of watercraft, with the Wightlink terminal being used for regular mainland ferry crossings.
All children MUST be accompanied by a competent and responsible adult whilst on harbour property, both on and off the water.
When arriving or departing Yarmouth from/to the east please pass 100m clear of the north side of the Pier head to avoid fishing lines. Please be aware that other commercial vessels operate from the Pier head at certain times of the year.
In daytime, the slipway at Yarmouth Sailing Club is accessible for crabbing, but you should exercise caution when using it as the ground may be slippery. Crabbing must NOT take place on any other walk ashore pontoons or bridges leading from the pontoons.
Strong tides flow through Yarmouth, particularly on the last of the ebb tide. Take extra care when manoeuvring in the harbour and into berths where cross tides may occur. If you require assistance when berthing or leaving a berth, please call the Berthing Master on VHF Ch68 who will be pleased to assist.
Wear A Kill Cord
Always use a kill cord and make sure it’s attached to the driver of the boat.
Small open RIBs and other powerboats are usually fitted with a kill cord and, if used correctly, this will stop the engine if the driver becomes dislodged from the helm position.
Fire afloat can become serious very quickly. Ensure you equip yourself with the knowledge and kit to prevent, or tackle a blaze.
Having spent a lot of money buying and maintaining a boat or other form of marine craft, the last thing you want is to be a victim of crime. It is so important to make sure that your craft is secured along with the equipment onboard.