Moorings and Storage

Moorings berths for sale winter storage Tamar River Devon Plymouth

Sheltered and secure deepwater moorings and winter storage in Devon.  Weir Quay offers berthing near Plymouth in a tranquil Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the lovely South West of England.

Mooring Specification Constraints

LOA             40'
Weight         18 tons
Draft            2m
Air draft       20m

 Mooring Tackle

You don’t need to worry about the tackle on your mooring.  We want to sleep at night and we don’t like having to launch into a storm, so our mooring tackle exceeds the specification recommended by the Queen’s Harbour Master (QHM) and is designed to meet local conditions.

Inspected annually down to the block, we check moorings at least once a week throughout the year and always after and, if possible, before a storm.

Most of our mooring customers have a deepwater mooring package.


Location, location, location...

 Weir Quay Boatyard moorings, still morning: Weir Quay moorings, stil morning

Weir Quay boatyard is only 6 miles upstream from Plymouth Sound, its spectacular setting makes a beautiful  backdrop to the 120 individual swinging moorings.  In just an hour, or up to an hour and a half if you are  punching the tide, you are in Plymouth Sound with access to some of the finest cruising waters in England.

 Access to your mooring is at all stages of all tides.  Tenders are launched from the Yard slipway.  The  berthing pontoon is accessible for two thirds of all tides for boarding and provisioning.



The moorings are relatively sheltered from all but gales from SSW which will bring waves in wind against tide conditions. A big spring tide will run as much as 2 ½ knots and, if there has been a lot of rain, this can be surpassed. An outboard with your tender is essential for all but the closest moorings.


Moorings and Storage are provided on Weir Quay Boatyard standard Terms and Conditions and in accordance with the Terms of Business (Edition 15a) published by the British Marine Federation and approved by the Royal Yachting Association.



The Surrounding Area

You can reach open water from the moorings at all stages of all tides.  You will need to know the channel for a short stretch near Cargreen to take a keel boat down at low water springs.

There are good anchorages for 6 miles upstream, past the National Trust quayside at Cothele and beyond Calstock, a pretty Cornish Village with a its viaduct, fine pub and cafes.  Morwellham Quay is further upstream and well worth a visit.

The Lynher River is also beautiful going up to St. Germans with the tranquil anchorage at Dandy Hole.