For most jobs there are no travelling expenses for yacht surveys in Eastbourne or Sovereign Harbour.
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Sovereign harbour is a locked marina which is located just south east of Eastbourne, East Sussex. Access is via twin locks (one in and one out alternately) which open on the hour and every half hour the marina is divided into 4 areas north, south, inner and west. Each is segregated by bridges which can be lifted on request using VHF Ch17. The outer harbour is used only as an entrance.
Most surveys require a lift of the hull for either sea trial (a lift in) or for inspection of the underwater hull. The travel hoist in sovereign Harbour is located directly next to the Sovereign Harbour yacht club in the north harbour. With the main boat yard being around 200 yards further west into the marina.
Lifts are often organized through the broker (though we can help) the price list for this in Sovereign Harbour is available from Premier Marinas Eastbourne who operate the marina. There is further information about getting to the marina on this site.
There is easy access on foot from the main marina car park to the boat yard and lifting bay. The marina office is located on the coastal side of the north harbour next to the lock.
Open in 1993 Sovereign harbour is one of the UK’s largest marinas it is built on a site formally occupied by gravel workings formally known as the Crumbles. The harbour was developed by Carillion and the running of the marina itself taken over later by Premier.
The aim of the development of the marina was to boost the regeneration of Eastbourne. Allowing around 3,000 homes with space for more than 1000 yachts.