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Contact Dover Marina 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. If you would like more information about any aspect of Dover Marina and its amenities, please contact:

  Tel: +44 (0) 1304 241 663

The Marina office is located at the Granville Dock car park, across from the Wellington Dock and Tidal Harbour.


5th JULY 10am-4pm

The Dover Marina Open days are back again for 2020, including sailing taster sessions, life jacket checks, boat sale and a range of marine related exhibitors.

Don't miss this exciting weekend! 2020 exhibitors TBC.

Car parking will be free for all visitors, car parking will be limited and offered on a first come, first served basis. Please find further information on our 2019 exhibitors below;

Marina Open Weekend Car Parking Map

All details are to be confirmed and may be subject to change.



2019 Exhibitors includeD

The Candy People

Selling delicious handmade candyfloss!

Dover RNLI

Dover lifeboat station will be giving tours and the crew will be on hand for a chat!

Cruising Association Kent

The Cruising Association (CA), formed in 1908, is the largest organisation that exclusively looks after the needs of cruising sailors and motor cruising enthusiasts. The vast array of cruising information, collected and shared by members, is of unrivalled quality, quantity, breadth and relevance.

Over 6,300 members are supported by a small team of dedicated staff based in London, and everyone shares their first-hand experiences, knowledge, and fun to get the most out of their cruising. They share online, at rallies, at seminars and at social events around the UK regionally, nationally and around the globe.

Ramora UK

The disposal of marine pyrotechnics or lifesaving flares continues to present issues for boat owners and marinas across the UK. The Ramora UK TEP system provides a range of solutions to this problem, including patented storage options, which offer safe storage alongside compliant removal and disposal of TEPs from any UK location.

Breakwater Brewery

Breakwater Brewery are a brewery based in the heart of Dover. They aspire to brew world class beers.

Boat-Shift Marine Transport

Boat-shift Ltd. is an established specialist boat and yacht haulage firm based locally, near Folkestone. We provide a very high standard of professional and personal service based upon 20 years of experience in the marine industry.

The logistical process of transporting boats, considered ‘abnormal haulage loads’, can be extremely complicated- particularly with respect to the permits required and routes taken. We have a knowledgeable office team who ensure all of the necessary paperwork is in place to enable each move to proceed efficiently. Most importantly, our drivers are highly skilled in loading all boats types to our trailers, having specific technical knowledge so that our customers can be assured of attention to detail. Finally, our wide load escort vehicle drivers are fully trained regarding all routes taken to ensure the load arrives safely and in a timely manner.

Providing UK and European transport requires modern, reliable trucks and our Renault Range T 460hp Euro 6 tractor unit is on display. Our vehicles, such as this one, perform transportation continually throughout the UK and popular European destinations including France, Spain, Belgium

Clarke and Carter

With 3 offices, Chatham, Gillingham and Ramsgate, Clarke and Carter are the largest yacht broker on the Kent Coast. Selling yachts and motorboats in Kent, Essex and Suffolk.

We see the development of the Dover Marina as a fantastic opportunity and are pleased to support the event again this year.

M&P Marine Services

M&P Marine Services will be on hand to offer free advice on all aspects of boat and engine repairs. Also supply Volvo & Yanmar marine products, Grand RIBS and Marina outboard. We have a fuel expert on our stand on Saturday to answer any questions on fuel degrading/fuel bug and cure/prevention.

Viking Maritime Skills Academy

VIKING is the leading Cruise Ship and Superyacht Crew Management specialists primarily offering career opportunities globally for Officers & Crew of all positions.

The Maritime Skills Academy, part of The Viking Family of Companies, provides vital training for the maritime industry with its extensive portfolio of MCA accredited STCW courses, refresher training and professional development courses. 

The centre is fully equipped for all STCW safety training featuring a dedicated environment survival pool complex, full fire training ground and lifeboat centre.

We will be showcasing what training we do at the Maritime Skills Academy. Bringing down some of our equipment, we will be able to show what some of the training entails. We will be on hand to discuss any training issues people may have, what training is required and also discuss any recruitment related queries.

UK Border Force

Border Force secures the border and promotes national prosperity by facilitating the legitimate movement of individuals and goods, whilst preventing those that would cause harm from entering the UK. This is achieved through the immigration and customs checks carried out by our staff at 140 sea and air ports across the UK and overseas. The general maritime form part of Border Force and will be on hand with free giveaways marine infromation.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service

Dover Fire Station team will be down on the day to talk fire safety and will be sure to bring some exciting equipment for visitors to try.

Dover and Deal Sea Cadets

Dover and Deal Sea Cadets is for ages 10 -18, children can gain boating and other qualifications including first aid and catering. Cadets can also gain RYA, D of E and BTEC qualifications.

Wet Wheels/Dover Seasports Centre

Our exciting Wetwheels boats improve the quality of life and equality of opportunity for all disabled people by providing access to the sea onboard specially built, accessible powerboats.

Wetwheels boats are 9m long, catamaran powerboats, powered by two 300hp outboard motors. They are fast and capable of reaching 40 knots. However, they are also stable and designed to accommodate people of all abilities, including children, wheelchair users and people with profound and multiple learning disabilities.

This is what makes a Wetwheels boat unique. Our beneficiaries are active participants, not just passive passengers, with the opportunity to steer the vessel, learn seamanship, or even fish, alongside their peers, friends, and families. The experience is a truly inclusive one that helps to improve aspirations and increase confidence.

Come along and step aboard at this years Port of Dover Marina open day.

Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club

Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club enjoys the position of being a premium yacht club on the South coast of England. They have a comprehensive range of racing and cruising programmes. They also have an extensive programme of social activities all year round. Located in Dover, we are just a short journey away from the continent, thus in an ideal position for the cruising fraternity. So why not call in and enjoy the atmosphere, find out what is on offer and perhaps join. Guests most welcome to join and take advantage of super club facilities. 

National Coastwatch

Eyes Along the Coast - The National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) is a voluntary organisation set up in 1994 to restore a visual watch along UK shores following a closure of a number of small Coastguard stations. Each NCI station is manned by a team of fully trained volunteers who keep a daylight watch up to 365 days a year. 


For more information and to register your interest, please contact Tel: +44 (0) 1304 240 400 Ext. 5540 or Email:






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