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Dover Marina prepares for its biggest season, as Wellington Dock joins the Outer Marina to complete full facility


The revived Wellington Dock will open in less than two months, ready for Dover’s biggest marina season. It will bring an additional 135 berths alongside the new state-of-the-art Outer Marina, which opened in 2023 and sits pride of place on the picturesque waterfront with 250 berths.

After extensive re-development work, the new and improved Wellington Dock includes a boatyard, modern berths, top rate security and more options for shelter; perfectly complementing the world class amenities and views within the Outer Marina.

From this year, the complete Dover Marina site will service nearly 400 tidal and non-tidal berth holders, including a dedicated fuel berth supplying red and white diesel and petrol, which opened at the beginning of 2024 for annual and visiting customers.

The Marina Curve and Clocktower Square provide the perfect place to soak up the Kent coast, with a vibrant events and entertainment programme and local food and drink.

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

“The Marina provides boaters with iconic scenery and an unrivalled location for trips across Kent, the UK and beyond. Now with an excellent set of modern, seamless and sustainable facilities spanning across two major sites, more people are choosing Dover as their number one UK destination for world class sailing experiences.”

“We invite everybody across the industry to book in a tour and to come along to our Marina Showcase event on 22nd June 2024, where you can go behind the scenes and experience Dover Marina first-hand.”

Sustainability is at the heart of the Marina, with many facilities being built using mixed-use materials, excellent recycling and waste facilities and strict environmental procedures enabling a cleaner visit. A closed loop pressure washer system is used within the Boatyard for cleaning and maintaining vessels to capture waste, save water, and avoid cross contamination. Dover Marina is also one of the first in the industry to use HVO fuel (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil) to operate boatyard machinery, reducing CO2 emissions and contributing to the Port of Dover’s carbon net zero ambitions.


Notes to Editors

  • The Port of Dover is closing the gap every day between the UK and the world by connecting trade, travel, visitors and communities locally-globally, collaborating with local and international partners to create a more seamless, sustainable and tech-enabled port.
  • As the UK’s busiest international ferry port and a vital gateway for the movement of people and trade, Dover handles £144 billion of trade per year, 33% of UK trade in goods with the EU and welcomes over 11 million passengers.
  • Dover is also an award-winning cruise port, delivering world class travel and visitor experiences to the most prestigious cruise lines. With a growing and diversifying cargo business operating from state-of-the-art facilities, a brand-new marina which is a major feature of the exciting waterfront development, and opportunities for further expansion in the future, Dover’s proud history dating back 400 years has a new modern twist.
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