From the website--------Gunwharf Quays, has over 500 metres of prime berthing space just yards away from the entrance to Portsmouth Harbour, and the cruising waters of the Solent and English Channel.
Available to Tall Ships, corporate events and visiting boats, Gunwharf Berths has 24-hour access and plenty of depth. The berths can take vessels up to 75m in length, and are currently amongst the most sought after berths on the south coast.
Berthing at Gunwharf Quays
AC 394, 2037, 2631
Depths: The marina is dredged to a minimum of 5.5 metres below chart datum.
Entering & Leaving Portsmouth
All vessels inbound for Gunwharf Quays must use the Small Boat Channel in Portsmouth Harbour and cross the deep-water channel at Ballast Buoy. All vessels are required to contact the Queen’s Harbour Master (QHM) on VHF Ch11 for permission to cross the deep-water channel.
The 50m wide Small Boat Channel runs from the west of No4 Bar Buoy to the west of Ballast Buoy. There is a flashing leading light on the south end of Oil Fuel Jetty (OFJ) and the red sector of this light conforms to the boat channel. Vessels must proceed to Ballast Buoy and then cross the main navigation channel at right angles when it is clear. It is mandatory to run an engine, if fitted, whilst transiting the entrance.
Vessels must not loiter in the area outside the Gunwharf Quays entrance.
Tides in the harbour entrance run very strongly in the third and fourth hours of the ebb and again during the last two hours of flood. There may be standing waves at the entrance and conditions can become confused in southerly winds particularly at times of frequent ship movements. Winds eddy round Fort Blockhouse and frequently turn through 180º. Vessels entering in windy conditions are advised to drop sails before transiting through the entrance.
All vessels must inform the Gunwharf Quays Berths Office of their ETA, at least 24 hours before arrival, so this information can be passed on to QHM.
QHM controls shipping on VHF Ch11.
All vessels are required to contact QHM before slipping Gunwharf Quays.
Cost for berthing (Apr - Sept):
Short stays (4 hours), £6
Overnight, £2.75 per metre per night.
Cost for berthing (Oct - Mar):
Short Stay (4 hours), £3
Overnight, £1.75 per metre per night
16/32 Amp Electric, £3 per stay
63/200 Amp Electric, metered
For more information and bookings please contact Gunwharf Quays Berths Office on:
Tel: 023 9283 6732
Fax: 023 9283 6738