Mooring your boatPublished on:
30 January 2017Article type:
There are thousands of berths and moorings in the UK, but how do you go about finding the right one for you?
There are some things to consider when looking for somewhere to keep your boat. These include:
- How far do you want to travel each time you use your boat. A couple of hours or a couple of minutes?
- Do you prefer tranquility or hustle and bustle?
- Are you boating on a budget?
Security is also something to bear in mind when choosing a berth. It's worth investing in the best protection methods you can. This could be as simple as a tow hook lock on your RIB trailer or checking on a marina's security arrangements, or buying an onboard security device.
If you're thinking of berthing in a marina, look out for the Gold Anchor award scheme. This offers Quality Assured Boating for boat owners. Marinas are awarded ratings from one to five gold anchors indicating the quality of facilities and services available. Any award issued is a sure sign of a credible and quality marina.
To search for marina berths or moorings you can:
- Check out Which Marina? for a full listing of available berths in the UK
- Look in the boating magazines
- Speak to the company that sold you your boat - they can often help you find somewhere to keep it
- Ask local people in the location you want to store your boat
Berth Brokerage service
Choosing the right marina berth can be as important as choosing the right boat, so you may consider using a berth brokerage service to help find the right berth for you. British Marine member Triangle Berth Brokers offers a free dedicated berth brokerage service. Watch the video to find out more.