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21st June 2019 - Press Release

Dover Marina Open Day returns for the whole weekend

With taster sessions, life jacket checks, a free flare amnesty and many more activities, the Open Day is back bigger than ever on 6th and 7th July from 10am until 4pm.

As well as hosting a fantastic group of exhibitors (below), the Port will be showcasing its brand new Marina, due to open next year as a key part of the £250 million Dover Western Docks redevelopment. So come along and meet the marina team for first-hand information and advice.

Chris Windsor, Marina Manager at the Port of Dover says:

“We are really proud of our excellent facilities and location, which make Dover one of the best known marinas on the South Coast. With our brand new site due to open next year, and more exhibitors attending than ever before, we are really looking forward to showcasing our superb services to our existing and new boating fans.”

Exhibitors include:


  • DOVER RNLI will be carrying out life jacket checks, or you can go for a tour and have a chat with the crew.
  • Clarke & Carter - speak to the largest yacht broker on the Kent Coast, whose new offices will be opening in Dover next year.
  • Ramora UK - disposal of old flares and marine pyrotechnics.
  • Cruising Association Kent – meet the largest organisation for cruising sailors and motor cruising enthusiasts.
  • Viking Maritime Skills Academy - the leading cruise ship and superyacht crew management specialists, offering career opportunities and training.
  • Boat-Shift Marine Transport - an established specialist boat and yacht haulage firm based locally, near Folkestone.
  • UK Border Force will be on hand with free giveaways and marine information.
  • Kent Fire and Rescue Service talk fire safety and offer equipment testing.
  • Dover and Deal Sea Cadets - children can gain boating and other qualifications including first aid and catering.
  • Wetwheels/Dover Seasports Centre - Wetwheels boats improve the quality of life and equality of opportunity for all disabled people.
  • Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club - a premium yacht club on the South coast of England.
  • Plus local refreshments!



Notes to Editors:


  • The Dover Marina team comprises of fully trained Berthing Masters, who provide cover in the Marina Office operating the dock gates and swing bridge answering enquires, monitoring security CCTV and admin duties.
  • There is also a full complement of boatyard services and a 24/7 Harbour Patrol Launch. 


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