Marina News March 2019
Price Increases – You may have noticed that our new prices were uploaded to this site on the 1st of March. Unfortunately due to rising supplier costs I have had no alternative than to increase some of our fees. We are still very competitively priced and introduce offers now and again. Please note that not all our fees increased. The new prices are effective from 1st April 2019.
Current Offer – The ‘Winter Lay-up Offer’ ends 31st March 2019 after which full rates apply. Please keep an eye on the home page for any upcoming offers.
2019 Conservancy Fees – Please remember to pay your £85.00 Conservancy Fee by the 1st of April if you have a vessel moored here. Details of how to pay can be found on the Sandwich Port & Haven Commissioners website or alternatively if you prefer you can bring your payment to my office at Sandwich Marina.
Slipway Use – Please remember to book the slipway in advance by contacting the office as it may already be in use.
Security – I would politely like to remind you not to share our gate code with strangers as it compromises our security.
General Maintenance – I would like to politely remind owners of boats on the hard standing to keep the immediate area around and beneath your vessel clear. The landscaping season will soon be here and in order to keep the yard maintained to a desirable standard the strimmer operator needs to be able to navigate areas safely without unnecessary obstructions. Thank you.
Stour News – Sandwich Port & Haven Commissioners have two newly appointed Commissioners, Mr Nicholas Gray and Mr Russ Pullen. SP&HC are also in the process of appointing a new Harbour Master. I will update the news page once this has been confirmed.
Windy Weather – After having been hit by strong winds just recently has prompted me to remind you to make sure that your property here at Sandwich Marina is not at risk of being blown around the yard or into the river. If you have a vessel that is under cover please ensure that there is nothing loose that if blown free could cause injury or harm to any person or persons property.
Fund Raising – As supporters of the USN P22 Trust we are now selling Easter Raffle tickets from the office. The prizes are £100, £50 and £25. The proceeds will contribute to ongoing maintenance costs of the P22. The raffle will be drawn on Easter Sunday (21st April) at the New Inn, Sandwich at 3pm.
Neighbourly Love! – At last I can inform you that the long anticipated return challenge of a darts match between Sandwich Marina and Sandwich Sailing & Motor Boat Club eventually went ahead! Sadly the ‘Marina Marauders’ came a very close second place (we lost)!! We are now considering ideas for the next challenge so please feel free to email in any suggestions!
Dates to Remember – Good Friday 19th April Easter Sunday 21st April
BH Monday 22nd April
Sandwich Salutes the 40’s Weekend – 4th, 5th & 6th May