Our Semi Residential Mooring Scheme allows people to stay on their boats for extended periods of time, including all year round, as well as including some extra benefits to make staying aboard easier;
What you get for the surcharge in addition to our standard berthing licence is;
- Unlimited accommodation aboard your boat in this popular and convenient city location
- Unlimited use of 24 hour toilets and showers.
- Free Wi-Fi.
- Permission for 24/7 parking for up to 2 taxed cars – (subject to availability of space)
- Disposal of all domestic waste (You will be required to remove furniture, carpets, white goods, electrical and mechanical equipment etc at your own cost).
- Mail and parcels signed for and received by marina.
- No electricity standing charge (as per tariff) – you only pay for the units you use at cost price (saving £132 per year on general tariff)
- 25% discount off pump-out.
Why is there a Semi-Residential surcharge?
While Preston Marina was never designed with long-term occupation of boats in mind, the facility has over the years proved to be a very useful location for North West of England based boat-owners who want the benefits of being able to spend significant amounts of time at the popular redeveloped Riversway Docklands estate, which is conveniently located around 1 mile from the city centre of Preston, with all of its amenities and excellent road and rail access.
Berth-holders who spend more time aboard their boats will always require and consume more basic marina resources than berth-holders who only visit their boats occasionally – resources such as domestic waste disposal, fresh water, car parking, use of toilets and showers, mail and parcel handling, laundrette and pump-out are in much more demand by frequent use berth-holders, as well as increased wear and tear to marina installations resulting from higher usage.
To fairly apportion these increased costs created by the more frequent users we have introduced this “Semi Residential Scheme”. It is not related to boat size or type, it is simply to reflect the extra consumption of marina resources and higher maintenance requirements created by the people staying aboard.
Those who use a lot more pay a little more than those who don’t – that is the principle here and we are seeing this same principle being adopted by most marinas – especially in our region where berthing fees are generally at the lower end of the national scale.
The scheme is simple – those berth-holders who apply for a berthing licence at Preston Marina and intend that at least 50% of the nights of their berthing licence period will see their boats occupied will attract the surcharge. A minimum of a 3 month berthing licence must be taken to be eligible for this scheme.
And what we get is a much needed contribution to our overheads and maintenance costs to cover the extra consumption of resources by users who spend most nights aboard, enabling us to continue to make upgrades and improvements to the marina as we have always done.
If you just want somewhere to keep your boat and spend some time aboard occasionally – then that is already covered by the standard berthing charges.
The Fees – £55 per month (inc. VAT) for up to 4 semi-residential occupants.
Please note – We are not a fully residential marina. When applying for a berth at Preston Marina, a residential address must be given (which cannot be Preston Marina) – and Preston Marina cannot be used as an official residence.
The berth-holder may be required at any time to show proof that they are paying Council Tax to the relevant local authority.
Also please bear in mind that each electricity supply is only 16A and can be interrupted due to weather and excessive demand (as is the case at most non-residential and coastal marinas), and the water supply can be affected surrounding freezing weather. Winters can be tough on a boat!
Terms: Semi Residential berthing licences are issued at the discretion of Preston Marine Services Ltd. (PMS) subject to availability, application by and interview with the applicant, boat suitability and then acceptance by PMS. All invoices are due for payment within 14 days of date of invoice. All accounts to be settled prior to vessel’s departure. Invoices that are not settled on time will attract late payment charges at the rate of 5% per month. Berths vacated before expiry of contract period do not attract an automatic entitlement to a refund. Berthing contracts are for periods stated and are not automatically renewed but will be reviewed prior to expiry and a new application form will be required. PMS does not accept applications for fully residential berths.
The General Conditions of The Yacht Harbour Association & BMF apply, as do the guidance notes and Bye-laws of Preston City Council & The General Terms & Conditions of Preston Marine Services Ltd (Copies available on Request). We operate under the Code of Practice as recommended by T.Y.H.A.
ALL VESSELS AND PROPERTY INCLUDING CARS & VEHICLES ARE STORED, MOORED, PARKED, HANDLED AND NAVIGATED IN THE MARINA AND ITS APPROACHES OR AT MARINA PREMISES AT OWNER’S RISK.