Tor Bay Harbour is a strategic asset of the Bay and of fundamental importance to the economic and cultural wellbeing of the area. Torbay Council is the Statutory Harbour Authority which discharges the duties and responsibilities detailed in the Tor Bay Harbour Act 1970. This Act is in turn based upon the Harbours, Docks and Piers Clauses Act 1847, which confers certain powers upon the Harbour Master concerning management of the Harbour.
The provision and management of mooring facilities within Tor Bay is one of the Harbour Authority’s core activities.
The purpose of this policy is to guide the management of the Harbour Authority whenever it takes decisions on issues relating to the provision of mooring or berthing facilities within Tor Bay. It also ensures that a consistent, fair and equitable approach is applied to new, existing and potential facility users in Tor Bay and upon the harbour estate. The policy does not form part of Torbay Council’s strategic policy framework.
Every decision regarding mooring facilities will be based upon a number of factors, the principal factors being:
This policy is not a legal document and the Harbour Authority reserves the right to exercise its absolute discretion over any decision and reserves the right to amend and or republish the conditions at any time.
Subject to the Council’s Port Masterplan, nothing within this policy shall interfere with the Harbour Master’s overall ability to allocate or regulate the number, location, size and type of facilities being used at any time within Tor Bay Harbour. It supplements the Tor Bay Harbour Act 1970 (and subsequent amending legislation), the associated harbour bye- laws, and the facility agreement conditions.
We have tried to include all situations and circumstances, however if an issue arises that has not been considered I will undertake to ensure that an open, fair and just resolution is sought.
Tor Bay Harbour Master & Head of Tor Bay Harbour Authority
“Swinging Mooring” – a means to secure a vessel to a heavy ground chain on the seabed, via a single riser chain. The arrangement allows the vessel to move so that it will head into the wind or the tide – whichever is the stronger.
“Trot Mooring” – a means to secure a vessel fore and aft via separate riser chains. This arrangement does not allow the craft to move freely with the wind/tide and this enables many more boats to be moored in the same area. The fore and aft element of the mooring is tied together, via a single pick-up buoy, even when the facility is unoccupied.
“Pontoon Mooring” – a means to secure a vessel fore and aft alongside a pontoon or a ‘finger pontoon’ secured thereto. Some pontoons are connected to the shore and are known as “walk ashore” pontoons.
“Running/Outhaul Moorings” - used to tether small craft (< 16ft) to a looped line running from the shore to a fixing, on a riser chain, secured to the harbour fundus. The boat can be pulled in and out using the running line.
“Tender rack” are racks into which small and light craft may be stored on end.
“Kayak rack” are racks into which canoes or kayaks can be securely stored.
“Boat Park Space” refers to an allocated quayside space for the dry storage of boats/dinghies on trolleys/trailers which are launched and/or recovered via a slipway.
“Berthing” means tying up against a harbour wall or pontoon.
All fees and charges can be found in the extant ‘Tor Bay Harbour Authority Schedule of Charges, Dues and Fees’.
A non-commercial mooring or facility can only be offered and allocated to the person whose name is next on the appropriate waiting list subject to the priority definitions below. A non-refundable registration fee is required to join a waiting list. Lists will be closed if they are over-subscribed, to prevent unduly lengthy waiting time for a facility. Waiting list procedures can be found in Appendix 2. Under normal circumstances the applicant will only be given two offers of a facility, all subsequent offers will only be made in exceptional circumstances. Any applicants that decline two offers of a harbour facility will have their name removed from waiting lists.
Allocation of facilities from the waiting lists adheres to the following priority, subject to the restrictions listed below:
1st Council tax payers whose main or principle residence is within the Torbay Council administrative area. Proof of such residence may be required eg current utility bill.
2nd Other Council tax payers within the Torbay Council administrative area (ie those with second homes).
3rd All other areas within Devon to be agreed by the Harbour Master.
The Torquay Town Dock waiting lists names will only be accepted from those with a primary address in the TQ1 to TQ5 postcode areas, on a first come first served basis, to be confirmed by a check of Council Tax records and/or Electoral Register information.
Town Dock and Torquay Inner Dock Pontoon berths will only be allocated to people outside the TQ1 to TQ5 postcode areas but within Devon if no waiting list exists.
Town Dock berths will only be allocated to people outside the TQ1 to TQ5 postcode areas if no waiting list exists.
Customers with existing 6 metre, 8 metre, 9.14 metre and 10 metre berths on the Town Dock or Inner Dock at Torquay, may be able to exchange their facility for an alternative sized berth. Further details including eligibility criteria can be found in Appendix 3.
Waiting lists exists for a number of specified commercial moorings. Currently these can be split into specific numbers of facilities for passenger carrying craft and other moorings identified for commercial craft such as fishing vessels. To avoid over-capacity the Council has an established policy to restrict the number of annual moorings/berths for passenger carrying craft at each of the enclosed harbours. Restrictions also exist to limit the number of commercial and fishing vessel moorings at Torquay and Paignton harbours. These restrictions will be managed by the Harbour Master. This policy allows the transfer of use of a commercial mooring facility to the new owner of a commercial boat. i.e. where a commercial boat ceases to operate at any Harbour and the operator sells his/her business, the Harbour Master may transfer the mooring facilities to the new owner. This mooring transfer does not apply to all commercial moorings but would normally apply if the owner has already received the benefit of this transfer policy. A specific number of fishing vessel moorings exist at Torquay and Paignton harbours.
Entry onto a commercial moorings waiting list requires a non-refundable registration fee.
Given the obvious demand for this type of mooring and the significant contribution made by passenger carrying boats to the English Riviera tourism product, the Harbour Authority will operate a “use it or lose it” policy. If a commercial or passenger boat owner does not put a vessel on the allocated mooring facility for two consecutive years, or in the view of the Harbour Master the commercial vessel is only infrequently and irregularly operated, the mooring facility will be allocated to the next appropriate applicant on the waiting list. In this context, a commercial vessel operated for fewer than 10 days in a year would be considered to be infrequently or irregularly operated.
A limited number of ‘Heritage’ vessels are permitted, with the Harbour Master’s consent, to berth on the Town Pontoon in Brixham Harbour, provided they have alternative bad weather mooring facilities within the harbour. The Council’s agreed criteria against which vessels could be measured for inclusion within the “fleet” of heritage boats based at Brixham Harbour is as follows :-
“That a heritage boat in Torbay be defined as a vessel which is British built, 40 feet or more in length and built prior to 31st December 1935 and that, at the absolute discretion of the Council, is considered to have an historical relevance to Tor Bay and its operation and general activity is considered to be beneficial to the local community; and that compliance with the approved definition of a heritage boat should form the basic criteria against which vessels can be measured for inclusion within the “fleet”.
Certain boat park spaces contain racking to permit more than one vessel to be stored in a single space. Racks provided by the Harbour Authority will be charged per rack in accordance with the extant ‘Tor Bay Harbour Authority Schedule of Charges, Dues & Fees’. Recognised Youth Groups may apply to the Harbour Master for approval to erect their own racking and in these circumstances, if consent is granted; the charges will only apply to the quay space occupied by the racking.
These run for a maximum of 12 months commencing on the 1st of April and expiring on the 31st March of the following year. However, vacancies that arise after 1st April will be filled from the waiting list and run from the acceptance date up to the 31st March. The Harbour Master reserves the right to determine whether to renew an allocated facility and will review such allocation on an annual basis.
The Harbour Master may at any time designate to the facility holder an alternative location for such a facility, whereupon the applicant will move their vessel and/or any other possessions or chattels from the previous location to the appointed new location for such a facility forthwith.
At the beginning of each calendar year the Harbour Authority may invite existing facility holders to retain their facility(ies) via a rolling annual invoice contract detailing the appropriate fees and charges. Facilities that are not retained will be allocated to the next person on the appropriate waiting list.
Note that existing holders may not be invited to renew their facility if they:
The facility holder may request that their Facility Form Agreement is cancelled by giving 1 month written notice to the Council. If there are no monies outstanding when the request is received then the facility will be withdrawn immediately. However some customers (especially those who elect to pay by Direct Debit) may still owe money and will not have their request accepted until this money has been paid and the facility has been re-allocated. However, the fee already paid may be retained by the Council where no latent demand exists. If the annual facility agreement is not cancelled prior to April 1st, it will be assumed that the customer wishes to continue with the facility and the customer will be liable for the annual facility fees and charges.
The Council may terminate the Facility Form Agreement at any time by giving 1 months’ notice in writing to the facility holders last known address. For the avoidance of doubt, the Harbour Master has delegated authority to terminate Facility Form Agreements on behalf of the Council. A facility may be terminated and/or not renewed for a number of reasons and these may include but are not limited to; bad debt, failure to comply with harbour regulations, abuse towards harbour staff, injurious vessel, proof of insurance not provided and a discretionary facility being discontinued.
(Facility Agreement Conditions 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5)
All reasonable care will be taken of the facility holder’s property but whilst precautions will be taken to prevent loss and/or damage all vessels are berthed, moored, launched, moved and hauled out at the risk of the applicant. The applicant is therefore required to make sure that his/her vessel and property are adequately insured against all risks. Insurances shall be maintained and evidence that the vessel is insured shall be provided to Tor Bay Harbour upon request. Vessels found to be without insurances may have an allocated berth cancelled.
If the vessel sinks at the mooring or within the harbour limits it will have to be recovered and removed from the harbour by the vessel’s owner. Failure to remove such a vessel from the harbour in such a period as shall be specified by the Harbour Master in his absolute discretion (including immediate notice) will result in the Council recovering and removing the vessel and the appropriate charges being made. Such charges shall be a debt due from the Facility Form Agreement holder to the Authority. It is therefore strongly recommended that your insurance policy includes a ‘wreck removal’ clause.
The facility holder shall indemnify the Council, their servants and agents against all actions, claims, costs and demands in respect of any injury or death of any person and any damage to any property which may arise out of the applicant’s occupation and use of the harbour facilities including slipways, steps, jetties and staging and for this purpose shall maintain a Public Liability policy against such risks. Failure to maintain the appropriate insurance cover, evidence to be provided upon request by Tor Bay Harbour Authority, will result in the withdrawal of the mooring, launching and other facilities.
All facility holders using any part of the harbour facilities including slipways, steps, jetties and staging, for whatever purpose in connection with this application and whether by the Council’s invitation or not, are expected to have due regard for their own safety and do so at their own risk.
The facility holder shall at all times be responsible for the safety of his/her vessel and shall be liable for any damage occasioned to the Council’s property, howsoever caused, during the navigation of any vessel by the applicant or his/her servant or agents, or whilst the applicant’s vessel is berthed, moored, or launched, or by the vessel slipping her berth, mooring or being cast adrift and will pay to the Council on demand any claim for reasonable compensation in respect of such damage.
The Council’s Harbour Master and other authorised officers and servants, whilst acting in the course of their duty, shall not be responsible for any loss or damage which may occur as a result of compliance, or attempted compliance, with any lawful order or directions given by the Harbour Master, or such other officers or servants, nor shall the Council be liable for any loss or damage arising out of compliance, or attempted compliance, with the officers’ lawful orders. The Council, its servants, agents or employees shall not be liable for injury to any person, except where such injury arises through the negligence of the Council.
This section applies equally to visitors and temporary users of the harbour and harbour estate, whether using a vessel, vehicle or trailer.
(see Section 23 – Tor Bay Harbour Act 1970)
If at any time the Harbour Authority are satisfied that a derelict vessel or structure moored in or lying in the water or on the foreshore of the harbour is in such a condition as to be seriously injurious to the amenity of that part of the harbour in which it is moored or lying, the Harbour Authority may by notice require the owner thereof within such time as may be specified in the notice (the period being not less than six weeks) to take such steps as may be necessary to abate the injury to amenity. A vessel may be considered to be injurious to the amenity of the harbour if it is badly dilapidated, seriously unkempt, unseaworthy and/or in danger of sinking, etc.)
For the avoidance of doubt, the Harbour Master is empowered, on behalf of the Harbour Authority, to determine whether a vessel is seriously injurious to the amenity of the harbour.
Failure to comply with such a notice issued by the Harbour Authority may result in the necessary action being taken directly by the Harbour Authority.
(Facility Agreement Conditions 12)
The facility is personal to facility holder and may not be shared, assigned, transferred, sub let or otherwise used or made available to anyone other than the facility holder. In the event that it is discovered that a facility holder is sub-letting the facility will be withdrawn with immediate effect. (This includes the renting of beds/berths on board vessels whilst using harbour facilities. e.g. via websites such as www.bedsonboard.com and www.airbnb.co.uk )
The facility granted may not be loaned without prior notification to, and agreement of the Harbour Master in writing. Written notification must also be provided to the Harbour Master from both parties to the loan. If the Harbour Master’s consent is obtained in no circumstances will this be given for a period greater than 12 months. In agreed loan circumstances the owner of the vessel borrowing the facility must confirm that he holds the necessary required insurance, confirm acceptance of all conditions and Byelaws and be liable for the appropriate level of harbour dues.
Any individual boat owner will only be permitted to borrow a facility for two consecutive years, assuming that two separate facility holders and the Harbour Master are agreeable to such an arrangement. i.e. the maximum stay without a properly allocated facility is 24 months.
No vessel shall be placed on a facility of a different size than applied for. The facility is allocated according to the size of the vessel and the facility holder must not increase the size of his/her boat without ascertaining whether or not there is a suitable alternative mooring space available. The facility holder may lose the mooring without being offered a replacement. A vessel will be charged based on overall length, which includes any bowsprit, pushpit, stern davit, bathing platform, outboard engine, bumpkin or any other extension, etc. etc.
The facility granted will be for one vessel only and is not transferable. Where a member of a family wishes to continue using the facility after the death or incapacity of the existing holder he/she must join the appropriate waiting list. The use of harbour facilities cannot be inherited other than by a legitimate ‘partner’ who meets the requirements of a partnership arrangement as set out elsewhere within this document.
All boats, trailers and tenders used within the harbour must have their names and current Harbour Authority plaques displayed to the satisfaction of the Harbour Master. The facility holder should also ensure that the name of the vessel or mooring number is clearly displayed on any mooring buoy not provided by the Council.
In the event of the facility holder selling or otherwise disposing of the vessel authorised to use the facility, the parties to the change shall ensure that immediate written notification is given to the Harbour Master
If the facility holder does not have his/her own vessel on the authorised facility for a period of one year then the facility will be forfeit and reassigned from the waiting list.
Partnerships must have been registered with the Harbour Authority when the facility was first allocated. Any subsequent changes of ownership or partnership buy out will not be recognised or count towards facility allocation. The Harbour Authority will not recognise shared ownership beyond one third. i.e. a maximum of three partners inclusive of the applicant. All partners must be over the age of 18 and meet the local residence requirements detailed in this policy with regard to facility allocation priority.
Facilities must only be used for the purposes stated in the original application.
Vessels using facilities must not be used for residential purposes. i.e. no living on board is permitted and boats must not serve as the sole or main residence of any individual or group. Customers are not expected to sleep on board their craft, whilst berthed in the harbour, unless that vessel has a suitable manufacturers holding tank for grey water and sewage. Facilities will be withdrawn from those customers who regularly breach this expectation. Customers are not permitted to rent any beds/berths on board their vessels. e.g. via websites such as www.bedsonboard.com and www.airbnb.co.uk. Such activity will be seen as sub-letting and facilities will be withdrawn from those customers who breach this condition.
The right to berth a vessel on a facility relates to a particular user and vessel. Tor Bay Harbour reserves the right to cancel an offer of berth if on inspection of the vessel it is considered unsuitable for berthing on the facility because of its dimensions, weight, method of construction, state of repair, type of fendering or other reason.
The Harbour Master may at any time berth a suitably sized vessel on any vacant mooring should the need arise. In these circumstances the berth holder will notified and the berth will be made available when required by the berth holder.
Privately owned vessels paying harbour charges as private craft must not operate their craft on a commercial basis. The number of available commercial moorings is restricted under this policy (please refer to the ‘Facilities Allocation’ section in this document under the heading ‘Commercial Moorings – Waiting List’). Consequently any owner who changes the use of their craft from a private vessel to a commercial vessel (either by conversion or replacement) will have their facility agreement terminated.
Privately owned fenders must not be fixed to harbour authority property (other than by rope) without the prior consent of the harbour authority. Installation of owner’s ‘dock fenders’ will normally be permitted, subject to prior approval. Any fixing that requires drilling into steel, stone or concrete must be undertaken by harbour authority staff.
Privately owned ‘dock boxes’ must not be fixed to harbour authority property without the prior consent of the harbour authority and a charge may be applicable.
The use of power cables on pontoons is permitted provided the cable is within a protective cover to prevent a trip hazard and is not seen as a permanent connection. Any cables presenting a hazard of any nature will be removed and the credit on the meter will be cleared. Cable covers are available from the Harbour Office.
Tor Bay Harbour shall have the power to remove and dispose of or sell vessels and property with reasonable notice given to the owner (to be determined on a case by case basis by the Harbour Master). If the owner is not known then Tor Bay Harbour can remove and dispose or sell the vessel or property after leaving written notice on the vessel or property for a reasonable period of time.
No fuel or combustible material is permitted to be kept on or within the allocated facility save in authorised storage tanks and containers.
Other than for small outboard engines, no petrol refuelling from cans or containers is permitted on the harbour side, pontoons, steps, slipways, or moorings. Petrol refuelling is permitted at a licensed marine fuel station or when using an approved siphoning/pumping device agreed specifically with the Harbour Master or at Paignton Harbour from cans onto moored vessels when the harbour has dried.
Any fuel spillage must be reported to the Harbour Master
Facility holders must not pollute the harbour by spillage, dumping of waste, effluent, human waste, detergent and/or fuel or otherwise deposit refuse or scrap on the harbour estate, in the waters of the harbour or on the harbour bed.
Any swivel, riser chain, mooring rope or buoy, not provided by the Council, shall comply with the Council’s specification in that behalf and shall only be fitted by a person licensed by the Council to do such work or by the facility holder personally in respect of his/her allocated mooring. The Facility Holder shall as soon as any swivel, riser chain, mooring rope or buoy has become fitted, immediately notify the Harbour Master of the fact. The applicant shall also arrange for regular inspection and maintenance of such equipment not provided by the Council.
No person shall within any enclosed Harbour use buoyant pick-up ropes on moorings.
A mooring, buoy or similar tackle shall as soon as reasonably practicable be removed by its owner or any other person claiming possession of it if the Harbour Master so directs.
All vessels should be monitored by the owner or owner’s agent, on a regular basis, particularly during periods of bad weather.
When moored outboard engines in the raised or tilted position must have the propeller and skeg covered with a plastic bucket or other approved protective cover in order to prevent damage to other boats.
The facility holder shall ensure that his/her vessel is provided with a sufficient number of fenders adequate for the size of the vessel, and when berthing or leaving, or lying at a quay or against other vessels, the master shall cause the vessel to be fendered off from that quay or those other vessels so as to prevent damage to that quay, those other vessels or other property
Masters of vessels in the harbour shall moor, anchor, berth and/or cease to moor, berth or anchor and be moved in accordance with directions given from time to time by the Harbour Master.
No person shall anchor so as to obstruct a fairway.
The master of a vessel shall not make fast his/her vessel to or lie against any buoy, beacon or mark used for navigation. No person shall make a vessel fast to or interfere with any post, quay, ring, fender or any other thing or place not assigned for that purpose.
The master of a vessel shall not cause or permit the vessel to manoeuvre, come to anchor or be moored or placed so as to intentionally obstruct in any manner whatsoever the passage of vessels in the harbour.
No vessel shall be insecurely moored or improperly made fast within the harbour.
No person shall allow any vessel to obstruct any pontoons, steps or slipways or to lie at any pontoons steps or slipways without the permission of the Harbour Master.
The facility holder shall not use the mooring facility in a reckless manner so as to cause danger to other users of the Harbour or damage to their property.
The facility holder (including any persons on board a vessel on the harbour facility) shall not cause unreasonable noise, nuisance or annoyance to other users of the Harbour.
The facility holder and all persons having control or having charge of or being aboard his/her vessel shall observe and perform all statutory and other obligations relating to the Harbour including all Byelaws and Regulations made by the Council and Directions given by the Harbour Master.
In the event of the holder of the Facility Form Agreement, or their staff or crew failing to comply with the conditions of the Facility Form Agreement the Council may give notice to remove the vessel. Should this notice not be complied with or the conditions of the Facility Form Agreement not met within fourteen days of the sending of the notice to the last known address of the facility holder the Authority may remove the vessel to any place where so ever. The facility holder shall pay the cost of such removal, storage, mooring or berthing and subsequent replacement to the Authority. Such charges shall be a debt due from the facility holder to the Authority.
The Harbour Authority provide a range of moorings and other facilities, which by their very nature, have various forms of access. Consideration has been given to providing facilities for disabled persons, wherever this is reasonably practicable, in accordance with the Disability Discrimination Act 1995/2005 (DDA). The Harbour Authority is obliged to make such adjustments as is reasonable to prevent disabled persons from being placed at a substantial disadvantage when compared to others.
Anyone who has a disability should assess the most suitable facility that meets their needs and if necessary join the relevant waiting list. The Harbour Authority staff can provide advice to anyone who is uncertain about which facility would be the most appropriate.
Young people are encouraged to use the harbour facilities and in certain circumstances they will be eligible for a 50% discount on applicable harbour charges. Please see the current ‘Tor Bay Harbour Authority Schedule of Charges, Dues & Fees’ for details. Unfortunately it is not lawful for the Harbour Authority to enter into a contract with a minor (under 18 years of age) and the facility form agreement will therefore be in the name of a responsible adult. Please note that this discount is discretionary.
To avoid the abuse of visitor moorings by local vessels, all craft using visitor mooring facilities are normally restricted to a maximum stay of three weeks (21 days) with no return within one week (7 days)
Dues, tolls, levy rents, fees and other charges are accepted only on the following conditions:
Definition: The phrases ‘loss, loss of, damage, injury or death’ in these conditions shall mean any loss and / or loss of and / or damage and / or injury and / or death, which may occur to any vessel, vehicle, property or any person(s). Words denoting the singular and plural shall be interchangeable.
Failure to comply with any of these terms and conditions will result in the owner being required to remove their vessel and / or gear and / or equipment and / or property from the Council’s property. The Council retains the right to remove such items, should the applicant not do so, at the applicant’s expense. If any part of these terms and conditions shall be held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable this will in no way affect the validity of the remaining parts of these Terms and Conditions.
If you wish to speak to someone concerning this invoice or are unable to make payment in full please telephone the Harbour Office as detailed on the front of this invoice. If you fail to pay or arrange a monthly direct debit plan within 28 days and do not contact the Harbour Office, legal proceedings may be commenced, and the Council will claim a penalty for evading payment of charges equal to the debt due – See Section 30 of the Tor Bay Harbour Act 1970. Ultimately the Council may arrest your vessel under Section 30 of the Tor Bay Harbour Act 1970 and your boat may be sold to recover the debt. If you are experiencing financial difficulties, please contact your nearest Citizens Advice Bureau who offer free independent advice, or telephone the National Debtline on Freephone 0808 808 4000.
Torbay Council processes data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018. We will only use your data for the purpose in which it was collected or for the purposes of ensuring that the information held on our systems is correct. It may be shared with third parties for the prevention and detection of crime/fraud or other applicable legislation. If you would like further details on how Torbay Council processes your data please go to the Data Protection pages at www.torbay.gov.uk/council/information-and-data/data-protection.
The Town Dock waiting lists names will only be accepted from those people with a primary address in the TQ1 to TQ5 postcode areas, on a first come first served basis, to be confirmed by a check of Council Tax records and/or Electoral Register information. Town Dock and Torquay Inner Dock Pontoon berths will only be allocated to people outside the TQ1 to TQ5 postcode areas but within Devon if no waiting list exists.
Customers with existing berths on the Town Dock or Inner Dock may be able to exchange their facility for an alternative sized berth within the facility area currently berthed in e.g Town Dock 6m exchanged to Town Dock 8m with prior agreement from the Harbour Master.
Customers may be eligible to exchange their allocated berth, so long as they fulfil the following conditions of exchange.
The 12 metre berths will not feature in this scheme.
Exchanged vessels must be of a length appropriate for the alternative sized berth requested.
Original partnerships recognised during first allotment will remain exactly the same and cannot be added to.
Exchanges may only occur when ‘pairs’ are authorised by the Harbour Master. Customers will be notified when an exchange can be made, followed by any account for adjustment.
Requests for exchanges will be treated on a first come first served basis and each exchange will be appraised by the Harbour Authority to ensure correct use of facility and compatibility of vessels features.
An administration charge of £50 will apply per applicant and will feature in the account adjustment, when the exchange has taken place.
The decision to approve or decline an exchange request will be based, among other things, on maximising income for the harbour authority and will be at the Harbour Master’s complete discretion.
Complete form for existing berth to move from
Enter details of preferred facility to move to – e.g. 6m 8m 9.14m or 10m
Submit form and wait until a suitable ‘pair’ is made, then await acknowledgement and further details from the Harbour Office.
Move your boat as directed by the Harbour Authority, then pay the balance or receive a refund for the new facility (subject to the inclusion of the administration charge).
The Harbour Authority will reserve any right to withhold an ‘exchange’ especially if customers have found to have been sub-letting, not conforming to the local TQ1-5 post code restriction or have a history of late payment.
Mooring Exchange Scheme – Application
(TOWN DOCK & INNER DOCK ONLY)
Boat Name: …….…………………………….
Facility Pontoon……… Number………
I wish to move to a :- (circle)
6m 8m 9.14m 10m berth.
Please return completed form to the Harbour Office