Shepards Wharf is a small welcoming marina where we pride ourselves on our friendly welcome and excellent customer service.
NEW for 2013, free WIFI, free showers, new CCTV system and onsite Spanish Restuarant AMABI.
Just 200 metres from the bustling centre of Cowes we have capacity for up to 130 visiting boats, 35 residents and a basin for the exclusive use of our dry sailing clients.
Fuel is also available 250m upstream at Cowes Harbour Fuels 01983 200716 VHF CH69
Shepards is extremely popular with organised rallies and regattas and these can be booked well in advance along with space on the pier for BBQ’s and picnics.
Kingston Marine Services have been featured in the winter laying up article in this weeks county press.
The piece focusses on the flexible options and endless possibilities available at the yard for boats of all shapes and sizes.
It also lets everyone know that with competitive prices and early bird discounts, which run well above the competitors advertised rates) you would be well advised to call before making winter plans!
Also covered is the Commissions other waterside interest at Shepards Wharf Marina where various packages will suit many looking for a home for their boat this winter, ashore or afloat!
Shepards Wharf Marina is offering discounted winter rates both afloat in the marina or ashore in the serviced yard. Between October and March Shepards are offering 6 month winter marina berths from as little as £99 per metre or 6 months trailered yard storage from £57 per metre. All marina, dry sailing and yard customers benefit from the facility being secure, gated and covered by a new CCTV system with free WIFI and showers, please contact us for a quote.
Our sister site, Kingston Marine Services and Boatyard located in East Cowes has also published details of their winter rates, please check out their webpage.
Once again The Green Blue has teamed up with the Environment Agency to tackle diffuse pollution – this time encouraging boaters to think about how and where they discharge their black water. We do have a pump out facility in Cowes located at Shepards Wharf Marina call on VHF Channel 80.
In concentrated amounts and in poor flushing areas, black water from boats can cause a number of problems, including gastroenteritis from contaminated shellfish and toxicity for marine life from the nitrogen and phosphorus in human waste and chemicals in toilet disinfectants and deodorants. During the busy summer months, water testing in the Solent has, in the past, shown a spike in faecal contamination, and whilst a number of contributing factors are possible, The Green Blue is encouraging the recreational boating sector to take a responsible approach.
It is known that the majority of boats do not have holding tanks, even though since 2006, the Recreational Craft Directive requires all newly built vessels to have space to fit one but there are still ways to discharge black water responsibly.
Through key messages on boat stickers and posters, boaters are being asked to think about water quality and spare a thought for their fellow dinghy sailors, windsurfers, water lovers and beachgoers with a few key actions including: using onshore facilities where possible, using a holding tank if they have one or only emptying sea toilets when more than three miles offshore or in fast flowing areas. The Green Blue is also signposting boaters through a QR code to its website and a UK wide Pump Out Directory so boaters can find their nearest facility.
Jane Swan, Project Manager said, “The response so far has been even more positive than anticipated, and we are particularly grateful to MDL, Premier Marinas, Emsworth Yacht Harbour, Royal Clarence, Birdham Pool, Sheperds Wharf, Cowes Yacht Haven, Yarmouth Harbour and the Hamble Harbour Master for their help in promoting the initiative to their berth holders and visitors over the busy summer months.”