The Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour and the Beaulieu River are now open to berth and mooring holders only.
Following the UK Government update on Covid-19 on 10 May, residents in England are now allowed to take part in unlimited outdoor activity, which following further clarification on 13 May now includes watersports.
It should be noted however that people are only permitted to do this either alone, with members of their household or with one person from outside their household if social distancing guidelines can be followed.
Taking this into consideration we are happy to confirm that as of 13 May, our berth and mooring holders are now able to access their boats. Our car park, boatyard, marina and slipway will be accessible but only to Beaulieu River berth and mooring holders at this time, and in a controlled phased manner to ensure the safety of customers and staff.
The Government have confirmed that you cannot at this stage stay on your boat overnight unless it is your primary residence. Our boat owners are therefore welcome to visit and use their boats, but should return home at the end of the day. Onsite facilities including the showers and chandlery will remain closed for the time being with access to lavatories only. Boat owners have been sent an email with further details on the basis for reopening.
Our marina reconfiguration works, which have been delayed by the Government shutdown, are now being completed and therefore we remain closed for the time being to visiting vessels. We are looking forward to welcoming visitors back to the marina as soon as the works are completed and it is safe to do so.
We have reopened our slipway for launches of canoes, kayaks, paddleboards and day boats. To ensure adherence with social distancing, launches must be pre-booked and paid for online via our new booking system. Please read our updated information here.
We will be reviewing the situation on an ongoing basis to ensure our customers and staff remain safe.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has published further guidance in a question and answer format that will help clarify any further questions you may have in relation to the current situation.
If you are taking to the water, please ensure you do so safely and responsibly in accordance with advice from the RNLI.
2nd June 2020