Sheltered and secure deepwater moorings and winter storage near Plymouth, Devon in a tranquil Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Query at Weir Quay Boatyard: Query at Weir Quay BoatyardMooring Specification Constraints
Weight 20 tons
Air draft 16m
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 morningWeir 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.
Weir Quay Boatyard: Weir Quay Boatyard
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.
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.
Calstock Viaduct: Calstock Viaduct
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.