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Phase 1 of our marina redevelopment is underway. The marina is currently closed to visiting yachtsman but we have availability on swinging moorings and visitor buoys. There will be limited availability to land a tender ashore; please check with the office first.
Beaulieu River > Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour redevelopment

Major new investment to extend the Beaulieu River marina while preserving the unique character which makes it so special.

Since opening in 1971, the Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour has remained largely unaltered. With the changing nature of modern boating, we are now undertaking a major new development to increase capacity and improve services while maintaining the special character of the river.

The redevelopment will reconfigure and extend the existing marina to better meet customer demands, improving facilities for visiting vessels and delivering an increased provision of walk ashore berths.

To minimise disruption, the works will take place over the winters of 2019-2020 and 2020-2021:

Phase I (Oct 2019 – March 2020)
  • Improved facilities for visiting vessels
  • An initial increase in marina berths
Phase II (Oct 2020 – March 2021)
  • Completion of the new marina berths and moorings, increasing total capacity by an additional 66 berths.

Benefits & Improved Facilities

  • Better visitor facilities including clearly defined and separated areas, significantly reducing the overlap of visitor and resident berthing.
  • Improved access to berths with a design that complies with best practice standards.
  • More walk ashore pontoons providing improved safety and convenience by reducing rafting and tender usage.
  • Upgraded electrical and other services to the marina.
  • Pump out facilities and a new wash down area in keeping with environmental standards.
  • More dedicated tender storage areas

Approved Plans

The new berth mix and layout is designed to future-proof the marina for the next 25 years and enable us to accommodate historic levels of visitor activity.

Buckler's Hard Yacht Harbour redevelopment

The following table provides a comparison between the existing and planned berth numbers.

Berth location/type Existing Planned
Marina 123 182
Walk Ashore Visitors 8* 46
River Pontoons (Residents) 18 18
River Pontoons (Visitors) 20 0
Fore & Aft Moorings 15 15
Trot Moorings 10 0
Swinging Moorings 4 3
Total 198 264

*With rafting this is significantly increased

Taking care of our environment

Preserving the uniqueness and charm of the river is important to us and our customers, and we are committed to undertaking the redevelopment in a sustainable way.

We have been careful to design the modified marina to have a similar look and feel to the existing marina using new and refurbished pontoons of the same type as existing. We will specify the same or similar equipment, including using hardwood timber piles.

More information & future berth availability

Visiting in 2020

We’re looking forward to welcoming existing and new visitors in 2020, and are already taking rally bookings for our improved capacity. Come and see for yourself how special a stay on the Beaulieu River is. 

> Plan your visit

New permanent berths

If you are considering joining us permanently, we’ll be happy to provide an indicative quote for one of the new marina berths and river moorings. A small deposit will secure the berth for either 2020 or 2021.

>Permanent berth and mooring holder benefits

>Enquire about a permanent berth or mooring

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If you have any questions, please contact the harbour office and our team will be happy to help.