Our Marine Services
Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) delivers a range of commercial marine services to complement those available within the harbour and Solent area.
CHC is self-financing and has a policy to invest in developing marine services that are strategically important for the harbour, and particularly where it is evident that other private sector parties are reticent to invest. Any surpluses from these marine service activities are then ploughed back to support the provision of harbour services, enable port developments, and deliver stakeholder dividends for the long-term benefit of all harbour users and stakeholders. They are also important in reducing the reliance on harbour dues.
It is CHC’s policy to aim to deliver excellence in customer service satisfaction, value for money, and to ensure transparency in managing competition between CHC’s marine businesses and stakeholder businesses in accordance with MTP (Modernising Trust Ports) Guidance.
Cowes Harbour Moorings
Annual licenced moorings, visitor and event moorings. Cowes Harbour water taxi service.
Shepards Wharf Marina
Visitor and residential marina, Dry Sailing Centre, and The Sugar Store Events Centre.
Kingston Marine Boatyard
Extensive boatyard facilities, with 40t boat hoist. Commercial units to lease.
Kingston Marine Services
Harbour maintenance and commercial marine contract service provider.
Cowes Harbour Fuels
Deep draught fuel pontoon situated in the River Medina, 200m south of the Chain Ferry.
In this section you can find information about CHC Branding and Sponsorship opportunities, marine Apprenticeships, and any Tenders that are open.