Where the city

meets the sea

RYA Training courses
Next course27
RYA VHF (SRC) CourseOne day course and assessment

Licenced bar

Enjoy a selection of
premium beers and wines

Delicious food

Thursday evening is pizza night!

Dragon boat racing clubCompetitionsSocial eventsNew members welcome

Lock Gate Openings – Winter

October 1st – March 30th

All weekday lock operations must be requested with minimum 24 hrs notice. To book a weekend lock gate operation the request must be submitted to the marina office by 15:00hrs Friday.

The lock gates can operate from one hour before Liverpool High Water to two hours after, where H.W. falls between 07:00 hrs and 20:00 hrs. (local time)

Call Marina Office – 01772 733595

For more information about lock gate operation click here.

Marina & boatyard

Boat storage is easy – on land or afloat.  Preston is an ideal place for a winter refit and cost effective storage.

Training Centre

RYA qualified instructors, Great indoor facilities, 40 acres of water and a river to learns the skills – what more could you want; fresh scones? OK, you’ve got it.

Boat Sales

Looking for your next great adventure?  We have a constantly changing selection of pre-owned boats for sale.

Shop & Chandlery

Clothing and gifts with a boaty twist…   and because there’s always just one more bit you need to make things ship-shape we have a selection of chandlery items to finish the job.

Licensed Coffee Shop

Delicious light lunches and snacks. Enjoy a coffee or ice cream in our dog friendly seating area (quiet, well behaved dogs welcome).

Licenced bar open 7 days &  Thursday evenings. Pizzas from 4.30pm on Thursdays.

Looking for info?  Maybe one of our downloads can help.

Download Ribble estuary pilotage notes (PDF)
Download Lock Gate Operations Schedule 2024 (.pdf)
Extra Lock Gate Operations 2024 (By Request) (.pdf)

If you’re looking for a way to get afloat contact one of the clubs based here at Preston Marina

Dragon Boat racing club

Dragon boat racing is one of the fastest growing and most exciting water sports you can take part in. Not only is paddling great fun and a fantastic way to meet new people but it can also help you reach your fitness goal. Paddling engages your whole body whilst giving you a cardio workout; we work hard but our main priority is having fun!

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Preston Keel Boat Club

The sheltered, 40 acre basin of Preston Dock is perfect for sailing and racing keelboats such as Flying 15’s and Squibs.

We have a special package for owners of such boats to able to use the facilities of Preston Marina, and sail anytime, here in the heart of the city of Preston

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