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Highway Marine Lifting Examples
Sea Ray 315
Sea Ray 315
(4.5 tonnes)
German Frers 45 (11 tonnes)
Hustler 25.5
(3 tonnes)
Catalac 9m
(4 tonnes)
Fairline Targa
Timber launch
(10 tonnes

I must take this opportunity to thank you both most sincerely for the help, advice and assistance you have given me over the past few months. From the original purchase through the repair and refurbishment stage your support has been invaluable. Of course from your standpoint it is a commercial undertaking but it is not what you have done it was the way that you have done it that has been so brilliant.
Peter White 'Sea Dragon'

"We loved our stay here. A really special spot for a shallow water loving bilge keeler. The kids loved the welcome at the entrance to the river by the resident seal colony. Before the scenic journey up to Sandwich. A special request to swing the bridge in town, to gain entry to the peaceful river bank moorings of Highway Marine is something you don't get cruising the Solent. Once there you have one of the most historic towns on the Kent coast to easily explore by foot. I needed essential repairs to the boat to be made and I found Highway Marine helpful and very knowledgeable. Loved it, couldn't recommend it enough. We'll be back!"
Mike Brundle. Surrey.

"I would like to thank James for his efforts on the moving my Humber sailing barge ‘John William’ from Goole on the river Humber down to the river Stour in Kent. I found him to be fully in control of the boat and the crew (myself and a friend of mine) at all times, very approachable and easy to get on with, even when we ran into an unforseen engine problem. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend James for a first class service."
Ben Rance. Guildford

"James from Highway Marine recently moved my 75ft barge from Windsor to Sandwich.
I had concerns about the trip as my barge had not been used for more than 1.5 hours in the past 10 years. James if he had concerns, never showed them to me. With his professional, enthusiastic and friendly approach to the trip my concerns were soon dispelled.
James supplied all the charts and equipment required for the trip complete with crew member as I am a complete novice. The trip was completed in 2.5 days - James hit every tidal window spot on. I have since found all of Highway Marine a very friendly and professional business. When dealing with businesses in any form it is difficult to know who to trust especially if one’s knowledge of the subject matter is limited. I would have no problem recommending Highway Marine, whether moving a craft with James or buying/selling with Richard. My thanks to James for making the journey a real joy."
Geoff Fensome. Motor Barge ‘Mystic’.

"Thanks for all your help. I must say  you were very helpful and my wife and I thought unlike other brokers, that you were genuine. Thanks again"
Roy Williams


Boat Yard Services and Boat Lifting in Kent Tariff -
Terms and Conditions

Effective from 1st March 2018 until 28th Feb 2019

Alongside Pontoon Mooring £4.95 per metre, per week.
(payable annually)
Fingerberth, Quayside and Other Moorings £4.15 per metre, per week
(payable annually)
Weekly Mooring £8.50 per metre, per week
(min. charge 1 week).
Overnight Charge £20.00
Hardstanding quarterly £3.30 per metre, per week
(payable quarterly).
Hardstanding weekly £6.70 per metre, per week
(min. charge 1 week).
Undercover Storage £6.00 per metre, per week
(payable quarterly)

Tender/Mast/Cradle Storage Ashore                                  

£3.60 per week
(with permanent mooring/hardstanding)
Trailer Storage £3.70 per week (berth holders/annual rate)
£7.20 per week
(non-mooring customers/weekly rate)
Works Tunnel (large) hire £40 per week
(plus set up/removal charges)
Works Tunnel (small) hire £25 per week
(plus set up/removal charges)
Boat Cranage Up To 10 tonnes
£20.00 per metre, per lift.
(Lift, hold, relaunch within 24hrs charged @ 1.5 lifts).
Boat Cranage Over 10 tonnes                                         Hire crane charge
(Plus banksman charge £50.00hr)
Crane Inboard/Outboard Engines £60.00 per lift.
(maximum 1 hour. Lift & hold @ 1.5 lifts)
Yacht Cradle Hire £7.00 per week.
Step/Strike Mast £16.50 per metre.
(mast tuning @ £50.00 per hour)

Breakdown Recovery/Towing/Use Of Workboat         

£60.00 per hour (£79.00 per hour, out of hours)

Pressure Washing                       

£8.00 per metre (below waterline, including outdrive)
Antifouling £16.50 per metre, plus materials
(one coat - leg preperation & prime extra if needed)
Topsides polishing By quotation.
Valet By quotation.
Onboard tuition £50.00 per hour.
Yatch delivery by road or sea By quotation.
Shipwright Services By quotation.
Mail/Parcel Receiving Service  £10.00 per month
(payable as per mooring period)
Water surcharge £80.00 per year (payable as per mooring period)

Undercover Boat Storage & Works Tunnel

Everyone aims to have their boat ashore in the winter months to carry out any necessary work so that they are ready to go to sea when the warmer weather arrives. In reality it is often too cold and wet to get much done until the spring.

We have a solution…..

We have modified a poly tunnel so that it can be craned into position over your boat.

We are able to accommodate boats with a maximum height of 16’, a maximum length of 42’ and a maximum beam of 18’.

This service is subject to availability and can be booked in advance.


Use of Works Tunnel £40.00 per week

Setting up Tunnel £72.00
(or standard lifting charge)

Removal of Tunnel £72.00
(or standard lifting charge)


Undercover Boat Storage
Undercover Boat Storage

Undercover Boat Storage

Undercover Boat Storage
Modified poly tunnel

boat paintingHull re-spraying

timber refurbishmentTimber work

Towing and recover services
Towing and recovery services

Terms and Conditions

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Mooring/hardstanding charges are payable in advance and are non-refundable, a mooring space will not be held after the invoice due date. Should a mooring be re-let during the mooring contract period, only full months will be refunded, and a £75.00 administration fee is payable. Anyone in arrears with their mooring will be craned out, the owner will be liable for cranage charges.

Highway Marine does not provide residential moorings and allocates moorings on a year-by-year basis. Boats may be moved to a similar mooring at our discretion. Sub-letting of Highway Marine moorings is not permitted. Storing of any gear on the pontoons or shore is not permitted. Power leads to be stowed aboard when not in use, no liability is accepted for damaged leads left lying in the boatyard.

All invoices must be paid (cleared funds) for before a boat leaves the yard / moorings, or changes ownership. If the boat is moored or stored at Highway Marine, invoices (other than moorings/hardstanding which are due in advance) must be paid within seven days. If an invoice remains unpaid after 6 months, the boat will be sold to recover the charges.

All lifting to be carried out (or arranged) by Highway Marine. No boat lifting on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Outside contractors must report to Highway Marine for gate details, and produce public liability insurance details before entering the site. A 10% yard fee will be charged to all outside contractors.

No other yacht brokers are permitted to operate from our site. On any boat sold privately from our site, there is a 1% yard fee payable on the sale price, or a 3% yard fee if it is a boat listed on our brokerage service.

A minimum 6 metre charge applies to all yard work, cranage and moorings. All charges are calculated on LOA of vessel, including all fixed davits, bowsprit etc, to the nearest metre above.

Prior to mast work by Highway Marine, sails and boom are to be removed, electrics unplugged, and seized rigging screws unlocked by the owner. Logs need to be removed, if they are sited where a sling may foul them on lifting.

Additional assistance by yard staff: £50.00 per hour.

Highway Marine reserves the right to rescind a mooring, or remove from the hardstanding anyone behaving unacceptably. One week’s notice will be given and only full months will be refunded if the berth can be re-let.

Highway Marine reserves the right to use any unoccupied moorings while boats are ashore or away from their berth, and the mooring will be made available (for the berth holders boat only), with 24hrs notice.

Cradles and blocks may only be adjusted by Highway Marine staff. No responsibility is accepted for any damage caused by owners moving, or adjusting, blocks/cradles set up by our staff.

Yachts being stored ashore, must have all the sails removed and stowed below. If they are not removed this will be done by Highway Marine staff and charged at our standard hourly rate.

On launching a boat if mooring lines are not found onboard, or are inadequate to safely tie up the boat, new lines will be supplied at the owners cost. This applies to any lines that are found to be chaffing through or inadequate during routine inspections.

All boats must carry a minimun of third party insurance and be covered for removal of wreck. If, on request by Highway Marine, this cannot be produced the boat will be lifted out until proof on insurance is sighted. Owners must carry their own insurance for all boats, trailers and any other gear stored on Highway Marine premises, all are stored solely at the owner’s risk.

All trailers must be in good working order, with a hitch or wheel lock fitted (spare key held by Highway Marine). If repairs are required to move them, these will be carried out at the owners cost (including pumping up tyres, freeing-off jockey wheels etc)

Port & Haven dues are payable to The Port & Haven Commission at Fisher Gate, The Quay, Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9EN. 01304 619688. Harbour Master: 07958 376183. All berthing customers of Highway Marine will have their details passed to the Port and Haven Commission for collection of dues.

All boats berthed at Highway Marine, must display the boat name on both bows, and the name and home port on the stern.

Mains water must not be permenantly plumbed in to any boat as this is a sinking risk, all taps to be turned off after use. Highway Marine are responsible for water and power supplies up to the electric hook-up/tap. Water usage must be ‘reasonable’.

Caravans/campervans are not permitted on site. Parking of second vehicles, friends vehicles or vehicles that lack tax/insurance or MOT are not permitted on site.

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Highway Marine Limited: Directors: DJ Blackmore, LA Blackmore. Registered in England No. 1198109. Registered office: 27 New Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent.
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