Adur Dry Dock

Dry Dock 1We offer one of the few remaining dry dock facilities on the South Coast of England. Over recent years, through significant investment by the Port, primarily in the infrastructure, huge progress has been made in the operational throughput, efficiency and service provided by the dock.

Dry Dock Dimensions

Length: 50.5 metres (45 metres at blocks)
Breadth: 10 metres at water level (8.5 meters at blocks)
Draft: 5.2 metres over blocks

What we offer

  • Electricity supply of 110V, 240V, or 440V at 16A or 32A
  • Fresh water supply
  • Workshop
  • Mess room and toilet facilities
  • 450kg lifting davit
  • Flood lights to provide lighting at night
  • Forklift truck and driver available on request
  • Access for mobile cranes up to 80 tonne – as well as a fully trained Appointed Person who can plan and execute crane operations to all requirements

The Adur Dry Dock is one of the few dry dock facilities that allows vessel owners to carry out their own work. Many of our customers choose the dry dock specifically for the flexibility, cost savings and peace of mind that this can provide. We also have a comprehensive list of marine contractors, who are highly experienced in the maritime industry.

Our aim is to constantly improve the service we provide. To do this we are implementing new systems and methods that make the docking process more efficient. Some of the other improvements we are making are detailed below.

LCD Displays

We have recently installed LCD displays of the dock levels which allow us to more accurately predict when the vessel will touch down, thereby speeding up the docking process.

Contractor’s kitchen

The addition of a newly fitted contractor’s kitchen and mess room provides an area where those working on the vessel can take a break.

WI-FI Access

WI-FI internet access allows dry dock users to send reports and check emails while onsite.

Future PlansDry Dock 2

We aim to develop a comprehensive database of contractors, suppliers and other useful services to provide for our customers. We will shortly be clearing and cleaning the dry dock of fenders and other dock furniture that is no longer needed, whilst trialling new shoring methods that will speed up the docking process and increase quay space. We will also be creating a new wet-room facility for those working on vessels as well as an office space for those managing projects.

What our customers have to say…

Able One – April 2018

We were very lucky to find ourselves where we did with the problems we had with our vessel. The team were a pleasure to deal with. Hopefully next time you see us we will just be popping in to say hello on our way somewhere exotic!

- Susan, joint owner of Able One

Thank you for all of your help. It is never great breaking down – but if it is to happen I don’t think we could have chosen a better place to be, and I am grateful to Shoreham Port for being so enormously helpful to us throughout our stay with you. Thank you – it is really appreciated.

- Andrew, joint owner of Able One

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 or call 01273 598100 to find out more.

For tariffs and further information please see our Tariff book page.