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Shoreham Port’s Bylaws define a 'Small vessel' to mean any vessel of less than twenty metres in length and less than two metres in draught. We provide several important facilities to the wider community and we support a variety of pursuits, including windsurfing, jet skiing, leisure boating, sailing and fishing.
We would like to remind our leisure community that the following apply - if you have any queries on the below, please do not hesitate to contact us.
To pay your Harbour Dues you can pay via Bacs transfer as stated on your invoice, or you can contact our finance team to pay with you card via telephone.
If you are a small vessel owner (please see our definition of small vessel here) please review this important information below:
PWC’s are fast and fun and are easily launched and manoeuvred on and off of the water. Their use is now an established form of water sport with a band of enthusiastic participants who enjoy the performance this kind of craft can provide. However, most PWC use takes place in the close inshore zone and harbours. This poses a management challenge to ensure PWC users can enjoy themselves without risking the safety and enjoyment of others. Shoreham Port Authority (SPA) considers that suitably experienced and trained PWC users pose a medium to low risk if used responsibly. We are working closely with Sussex Marine Water Sports Ltd. and The Harbour Club (SPA current designated launch sites) to manage these craft effectively.
We require all Personal Watercraft users to:
The Master (rider) of a Personal Watercraft is required to:
1. Launch only from sites designated by the Harbour Master, and pay a fee to the site operator.
2. Be at least 16 years old.
3. To be in possession of a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) recognised PWC qualification.
4. Report any incident to the Harbour Master, whether directly involved or witnessed.
5. Where safe to do so, navigate straight to sea and not up river as per the attached diagrams.
6. Obey all Harbour Byelaws, General Directions, SOLAS requirements & Collision Regulations, ensuring they navigate and manoeuvre in a safe and courteous manor.
7. Assist the Harbour Master and his representatives in the investigation of any incident within the Harbour or approaches.