East Cowes Marina has just completed the major part of a comprehensive dredging programme in time for the busy summer season.
Dean & Reddyhoff’s ever popular marina, snuggled on the east bank of the Medina River, now has a minimum depth of 2.5m throughout 95% of the berths, responding to the trend for bigger berths, needing that deeper draft.
The new deep water berths must make East Cowes Marina a most competitive choice for permanent berth holders who like to race in the Solent, or simply enjoy a safe, central position, the gateway to limitless cruising at any state of the tide.
Around 50% of East Cowes’ current berth holders live on the mainland and find that keeping their boat at ECM gives them the best of the both worlds; a perfect ‘holiday home’ base to explore the charms of the Isle of Wight, without breaking the bank. Excellent shore-side facilities and the reliable Lifeboat bar & restaurant just next door and a new Waitrose just down the road, complete the package
The marina is always busy at the weekends with both cruising and racing vessels beating their way to this friendly and efficient marina, with its sheltered berths and warm welcome. The improved depth and flexibility will ease the busy Round the Island Race and Cowes Week periods, together with the festival and rally weeks that draw boaters near and far to this top spot, so please book early to ensure a space, as their RTIR berths sold out faster than Glastonbury tickets.
Just 500 metres south of Cowes Town Centre, East Cowes Marina has it all: perfect position, competitive pricing, full access to the Solent and beyond, an oasis in the roaring bustle of Cowes, ideal for families, who can dip in and out of activities as they please, with the knowledge that a safe haven awaits their return.
For those interested in the nitty gritty, the total amount of mud removed was just over 20,000 cubic metres at a cost of approximately £250,000; part of Dean & Reddyhoff’s major improvement plans for the group over the next three years.
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