Adur Dry Dock

Shoreham Port offers one of the few remaining dry dock facilities on the South Coast of England. The Port has had a dry dock facility since the 1930’s and since that time has provided a valuable service to the marine industries on and around the South Coast. Over recent years, through significant investment by Shoreham Port, primarily in the infrastructure, huge progress has been made in the operational throughput, efficiency and service provided by the dock.  The Adur dry dock has recently hosted square rigged sailing vessels, yachts, trawlers, tugs, workboats and small ferries, and the Port are open to enquiries from these and all other craft.

Key Facts

Dry Dock (4)

Principle characteristics of the Adur dry dock:

  • Length - 50.5 metres (45 at blocks)
  • Breadth - 10 metres at water level (8.5 at blocks)
  • Draft - 5.2 metres over blocks
  • Amenities - Electric 110V, 240V, or 440V @ 16A or 32A
  • Fresh water, workshop and mess facilities
  • 0.5 tonne Lifting davit and access for mobile cranes up to 80 tonne

Please see our latest Dry Dock flyer below;
Dry Dock Flyer

If you are interested in using the dry dock facility or have any questions for the team at Shoreham, please don’t hesitate to contact Keith Wadey: or call +44 (0)1273 598100 to find out more.

For tariffs and further information please see our Tariffs page.

2016 Annual Report Timeline

Work begins on converting lights around the Port to LED energy efficient bulbs

Port staff are reminded of the importance of safety in the workplace with a thought provoking talk from Proud 2b Safe

Port assists Southwick Cricket Club and Shoreham Academy with the purchase of new cricket nets for the community

Chief Executive, Rodney Lunn is elected as Chairman of the British Ports Association

Community gathers to welcome HMS Shoreham back to the Port

Port thanks customers at annual raceday at Fontwell Park

Hundreds enjoy unique behind-the-scenes boat tour of the Port

The new wind turbines become fully operational

Port staff help complete Mile Oak Primary science bus project

Port celebrates prestigious environmental award for investigating and responding to an odour and oil seepage in the sea at Portslade Beach

The Engineering team successfully replace the sluice valve at the south east corner of the Prince Phillip Lock

Shoreham Port shows it support to Brighton & Hove City Mission Food Bank as their chosen Christmas Charity for 2016

Shoreham Port Speed Limit