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Portsmouth Marine Engineering

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Portsmouth Marine Engineering, charted as Fareham Yacht Harbour, is situated on the south coast of England, on the east side of The Solent, in the northwest corner of Portsmouth Harbour. It is a small drying marina set at the heart of the historic market town of Fareham.

Drying and located at the head of the protected natural harbour the marina provides complete protection. Safe access is available in all reasonable conditions, during daylight hours for vessels prepared to work the tides.
Please note

As the marina accommodates visitors in slots freed up by absent resident berth-holders it is advisable to make contact in advance of any intended stay.




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Keyfacts for Portsmouth Marine Engineering
Facilities
Water hosepipe available alongsideWater available via tapWaste disposal bins availableShop with basic provisions availableMini-supermarket or supermarket availableExtensive shopping available in the areaSlipway availableShore based toilet facilitiesShowers available in the vicinity or by arrangementHot food available in the localityPublic house or wine bar in the areaPost Office in the areaInternet café in the areaInternet via a wireless access point availableDoctor or hospital in the areaPharmacy in the areaChandlery available in the areaScrubbing posts or a place where a vessel can dry out for a scrub below the waterlineMarine engineering services available in the areaRigging services available in the areaElectronics or electronic repair available in the areaSail making or sail repair servicesBus service available in the areaTrain or tram service available in the areaRegional or international airport within 25 kilometres


Nature
Marina or pontoon berthing facilitiesSailing Club baseUrban nature,  anything from a small town of more 5,000 inhabitants  to a large city

Considerations
Restriction: shallow, drying or partially drying pierRestriction: rising tide required for accessRestriction: may only reasonably accommodate vessels less than a specific lengthNote: strong tides or currents in the area that require considerationNote: harbour fees may be charged

Protected sectors

Current wind over the protected quadrants
Minimum depth
-0.3 metres (-0.98 feet).

Approaches
5 stars: Safe access; all reasonable conditions.
Shelter
5 stars: Complete protection; all-round shelter in all reasonable conditions.



Last modified
July 17th 2018

Summary* Restrictions apply

A completely protected location with safe access.

Facilities
Water hosepipe available alongsideWater available via tapWaste disposal bins availableShop with basic provisions availableMini-supermarket or supermarket availableExtensive shopping available in the areaSlipway availableShore based toilet facilitiesShowers available in the vicinity or by arrangementHot food available in the localityPublic house or wine bar in the areaPost Office in the areaInternet café in the areaInternet via a wireless access point availableDoctor or hospital in the areaPharmacy in the areaChandlery available in the areaScrubbing posts or a place where a vessel can dry out for a scrub below the waterlineMarine engineering services available in the areaRigging services available in the areaElectronics or electronic repair available in the areaSail making or sail repair servicesBus service available in the areaTrain or tram service available in the areaRegional or international airport within 25 kilometres


Nature
Marina or pontoon berthing facilitiesSailing Club baseUrban nature,  anything from a small town of more 5,000 inhabitants  to a large city

Considerations
Restriction: shallow, drying or partially drying pierRestriction: rising tide required for accessRestriction: may only reasonably accommodate vessels less than a specific lengthNote: strong tides or currents in the area that require considerationNote: harbour fees may be charged



Position and approaches
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Haven position

50° 50.699' N, 001° 10.543' W

This is the southern end of the Fareham Yacht Harbour Pontoon


What are the key points of the approach?

The entry and the run-up thorough The Solent and Southampton Water are covered in
The Solent and Isle of Wight Route location coastal description. Approaches to Portsmouth Harbour and its entry can be found in the Gunwharf Quays Marina Click to view haven entry and the run up Fareham Lake is described in the Fareham Marina Click to view haven entry.


Not what you need?
Click the 'Next' and 'Previous' buttons to progress through neighbouring havens in a coastal 'clockwise' or 'anti-clockwise' sequence. Below are the ten nearest havens to Portsmouth Marine Engineering for your convenience.
Ten nearest havens by straight line charted distance and bearing:
  1. Fareham Marina - 0.1 miles NNW
  2. WicorMarine Yacht Haven - 0.6 miles ESE
  3. Hardway Sailing Club - 1.5 miles SE
  4. Port Solent Marina - 1.7 miles E
  5. Hill Head - 1.9 miles WSW
  6. Royal Clarence Marina - 2.1 miles SE
  7. Gosport Marina - 2.2 miles SE
  8. Haslar Marina - 2.4 miles SE
  9. Gunwharf Quays Marina - 2.5 miles SE
  10. Stokes Bay - 2.5 miles S
These havens are ordered by straight line charted distance and bearing, and can be reordered by compass direction or coastal sequence:
  1. Fareham Marina - 0.1 miles NNW
  2. WicorMarine Yacht Haven - 0.6 miles ESE
  3. Hardway Sailing Club - 1.5 miles SE
  4. Port Solent Marina - 1.7 miles E
  5. Hill Head - 1.9 miles WSW
  6. Royal Clarence Marina - 2.1 miles SE
  7. Gosport Marina - 2.2 miles SE
  8. Haslar Marina - 2.4 miles SE
  9. Gunwharf Quays Marina - 2.5 miles SE
  10. Stokes Bay - 2.5 miles S
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How to get in?


Portsmouth Marine Engineering is a small marina based at the head of Fareham Lake at the northwest end of Portsmouth Harbour about 4½ miles above its entrance. It is situated on the lower town quay of the historic market town of Fareham.

The marina has 130 pontoon berths that dry to 0.6 metres. Its approaches also dry ½ a mile below. It cannot, therefore, receive fin keels and is only suitable for yachts that can take to the hard. The marina can receive boats between 5 (16ft.) to 12 metres (40ft.) that can take to the hard and are prepared to work the tides.

The marina holds no specific visitor berths and accommodates visiting yachts in the berths of resident holders who are away. It is therefore advisable to make berthing arrangements in advance by contacting the yard on P: +44 1329 232854 or if unavailable the office P: +44 1329 288221.


Convergance Point The Solent and Isle of Wight Route location coastal description provides approach details. Approaches to Portsmouth Harbour and its entry can be found in the Gunwharf Quays Marina Click to view haven entry. The run-up Fareham Lake and approaches to Portsmouth Marine Engineering is described for Fareham Marina Click to view haven that is situated 300 metres above.




Haven location The marina comprises a single 250-metre long pontoon that runs parallel to the western shore. It has finger berths on either side. Berth as directed by the yard manager.




Why visit here?
Portsmouth Marine Engineering is a privately owned boatyard situated on Fareham’s historic quays.

Thes boatyard has storage facilities for about 30 boats and approximately 130 pontoon moorings. The well-established business has a very friendly and pleasant manager and it provides an ideal berth from which to visit the historic market town of Fareham detailed in the Fareham Marina entry Click to view haven.


What facilities are available?
The marina's capabilities are limited to providing water, showers and toilets ashore and a crane that can lift up to 10 tons. Storage for up to 35 craft with metered shore electrics is available ashore. There is a chandlery next door and marine engine sales/repairs. Although there are no yard services most issues can be resolved by specialists in and around the area.

Fareham town provides extensive provisioning capabilities, bars and restaurants, and includes a new large scale Tesco all within a short walk. The town is well served by road and rail networks. The M27 motorway passes around the northern edge, and is the main traffic artery into and out of the area. The A32 passes through Fareham at the Quay Street roundabout, a notorious bottleneck, on its way from Gosport to Wickham. Fareham railway station is on the West Coastway Line, with regular services to Portsmouth, Southampton, Brighton, Cardiff and London. Bus transport in the town is provided by First Hampshire & Dorset, which runs nearly all bus routes. Services run as far as Winchester. The bus station is adjacent to the Market Quay development.


Any security concerns?
The pontoon is accessed by a personal security key.


With thanks to:
Michael Harpur S/Y Whistler. Photography with thanks to Michael Harpur.


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View along the pontoon from masthead
Image: eOceanic thanks Krystof Dvorsky

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