The Port User Group Minutes dated November 2020 record that the Harbour Master clarified the limit on tenders is 4m;
Chris Ogg (Fowey RNLI) said that Berrills Yard pontoon also requires dredging for access to the inside. Captain Thomas said that was another key area to address when Lantic Bay is back in action following work to replace hull plating and the excavator which are commencing imminently. Chris also commented that the use of Berrills Yard pontoon this year had been extremely difficult with congestion on the inside and resulting damage to boats. Captain Thomas agreed that demand exceeds capacity on these facilities and there is a similar problem at Albert Quay and Polruan pontoons. It may be solved by better policing of hire boats and boat size (which should be less than 4m for tenders) and encouraging coverings for props to prevent damage. There has been discussion about trying to increase capacity at Berrills Yard pontoon, but it is probably not viable and increasing space will only bring more users.
See here; https://foweyharbour.co.uk/wp-conten...tes-Nov-20.pdf
Of course it needs to be said that the tender tariff and limit is only applicable to those that have moorings anyway; without a bigger boat you can’t ask for the tender rate!