Marina, Berthing & Storage

Fox’s Marina is a small, independently run marina offering great value berthing for yachts and motorboats. As part of a large, working boatyard, we have extensive and skilled boat handling capability, as well as an experienced, in-house team – so there are very few technical issues we can’t find a solution to!

Our long serving, friendly team offers a truly personal service to each and every one of our customers – calling upon our outstanding facilities, as well as our wide-ranging skillset to meet your needs and expectations. With extensive on-site facilities including two travel hoists and purpose built mast and spar racks for secure storage, as well as fuel, water, electricity, and CCTV, Fox’s Marina offers everything you need in one, convenient place.


Fox’s Marina is set in a very accessible location on the River Orwell within an area of outstanding natural beauty. Providing 100 pontoon berths, ashore storage for over 200 vessels, easy access at all states of the tide with no lock gates and extensive on site facilities, Fox’s Marina is secure, accommodating and perfectly equipped to provide a first class service. We’re also conveniently located for access by road (via A12 and A14) and rail, with Ipswich railway station under two miles away. The Fox’s Marina & Boatyard office is open between 08.30 and 17.00, Monday to Friday.

Facilities & Capacities

Fox’s Marina offers an extensive range of facilities that cater for anything from those looking for a permanent base for their yacht to an overnight stay. Our Marina facilities include:

• 100 pontoon berths for yachts and motorboats up to 3m draft and 25m length
• Ashore storage capacity for 300 vessels
• Purpose built mast and spar racks for secure storage
• 70 and 50 tonne travel hoist for vessels up to up to 25m/70 tonnes with skilled boat handlers
• CCTV and security gates for out of hour’s access
• Visitor berthing and Yacht Club with catering
• Diesel, electricity, water
• Showers and toilets,
• Free Wi-Fi access

In addition to this, we also boast the largest Chandlery and marine store anywhere on the East Coast, offering a huge selection of chandlery, electronics and marine clothing and equipment from all the leading marine brands, and all available to purchase in store and on online.

Berthing, Storage  & Yard Services Rates


Marina – per metre/per annum 1 January to 31 December

Visitor – per metre/per day




Ashore storage including cradle per metre/per month




Haul/launch or load/unload per meter/per boat movement

Haul, pressure wash and lay up per metre

Short Haul – lift and hold in slings for one hour and relaunch per metre




Prices shown exclude VAT 

Download our 2020 Marina, Storage & Services Rates

Download our Marina Berth Plan

Contact our team for all enquiries about berthing and storage

Marina & Boatyard Services Rates

When it comes to our marina and storage services, we aim to offer the best possible value for money and the most competitive pricing structure. We also offer great value for yard services, including boat hoist, pressure wash, telehandler, forklift, and the collection or delivery of a vessel, as well as extras, such as electricity, disposal of waste oil, fuel and foreign gas cylinders, etc.

By agreement, we are very happy to work with customers and specialist third party contractors that complement our own in house activities.

We also offer package prices for berthing and winter layup.
For further information about our rates, or for our latest price list, please get in touch.

Marina Services & Guardianage

We offer a thorough range of marina and guardianage services for yacht and boat owners who are berthed here at Fox’s Marina. From a yacht club with catering to showers, toilets, and free Wi-Fi, we offer everything you might need during your stay, however long it may be. Of course, if you can’t find what you’re looking for, our friendly team are always on hand to assist.


We understand that you want your yacht or boat to be clean and looking it’s best at all times.

Here at Fox’s, we offer a comprehensive range of interior and exterior valeting services that will ensure that your vessel looks great and performs to the optimum standard. And, because we have an extensive range of on-site facilities and a multi-skilled workforce, if we find that any aspect of your vessel needs any extra care or attention, we’ll be perfectly equipped to provide a solution.


Fox’s Marina & Boatyard continues to be the preferred commissioning base for a number of new boat builders and yacht manufacturers, including Beneteau, Oyster, Gunfleet and Hardy. Our on site rigging, electronics and engineering departments offer approved installations, servicing and commissioning health checks for the leading engine, rigging and electronics suppliers, whilst our extensive workshops and stainless fabrication departments can offer timely modifications and bespoke design solutions.

Our commissioning and layup services are available to all. Why not ensure that your yacht is kept safe, secure, and in optimum condition whilst not in use over the winter months, and is prepared ready to go when it’s time to take to the seas?
Our comprehensive services can include thorough checks to the main engine, gearbox, plumbing and seacocks, testing of the generator, checks to rigging and sail handling systems, deck gear, winches, and much more.

We are committed to providing an exceptional quality of service. With this in mind, all of our commissioning services can be backed up by a written report of service – so you’ll know exactly what we’ve done, and why.

Careers at Fox's Marina & Boatyard

We are always pleased to hear from anyone interested in joining the team at Fox’s Marina & Boatyard, particularly if you have experience in any of the services we offer or you’re keen to build on the skills you already have in a trainee role.

See our Careers Page for details of our current vacancies or please send us your CV along with details of relevant experience and qualifications to and we’ll be pleased to let you know when a vacancy becomes available.

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