Friday, 8 April 2011

New Pontoon's for Thornham Marina in Chichester Harbour!

At long last! After a 2 year battle Thornham Marina has finally had their planning approved to replace all our pontoon berths. The present pontoons were installed in 1990 and the layout was acceptable at that time.  The proposed layout is designed to comply with today’s standards as advised by The Yacht Harbour Association and the British Marine Federation.

The new layout recognises the need for a greater proportion of larger boats to be catered for.  The proposed pontoons are similar in design to the existing, consisting of floats supporting walkways and finger pontoons finished with durable hardwood decking.  Fewer piles are required for the new layout and from the wider view it will be difficult to observe any difference to the appearance of the site, but the appearance of Prinsted Harbour will benefit from the removal of some of the swinging moorings. 

In addition to the luxury of new pontoon’s we are also able to extend these further out meaning more tidal access for all!  The current pontoons have a tidal access of roughly 2 hours either side of high water. There will also be water and electricity supply to all berths. 

Meetings are now underway to finalize all the points and to arrange a date for the works to begin! 

It will be a busy year for all the staff at Thornham Marina, a new tenant, new toilet and shower block, and new pontoons! But don’t worry, although we are improving the facilities offered to you, we are making sure that all these improvements are in keeping with the marina and the traditional feel of the boat yard, along with our friendly atmosphere that will always remain. Jeanette has said “I am very excited about both projects as I know how much it will mean to our loyal boat owners and would like to thank them all for their support over the years” 

So, if you are looking for a mooring in Chichester Harbour or a winter hideaway, look no further than Thornham Marina! We can provide you with everything you will need during your stay. 

Visit us today in Prinsted, Emsworth where you can uncover the jewel in Chichester Harbour. 

To obtain your quote from Thornham Marina call 01243 375 335 or email

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