Fox’s Marina


Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Fox’s Marina & Boatyard is a small and friendly, independently owned marina on one of the country’s most beautiful rivers, the River Orwell, on the outskirts of Ipswich, the county town of Suffolk.

The marina is accessible at all states of the tide with no lock gates and has excellent communication links, being a few minutes’ drive from the A12/A14 interchange, less than two miles from Ipswich Station and just a 50 minutes drive to Stansted Airport.

We have a long serving and friendly team who will do their best to ensure your stay, whether as a permanent berth holder or visitor, is as enjoyable as possible.

Fox’s Marina & Boatyard is a full service yard with the largest yacht repair, refit and maintenance facility on the east coast with over 20,000 sq ft of under-cover workshop space. We have specialist on site Rigging, Electronics, Stainless Fabrication, Marine Engineering, Painting and general repair workshops.  Our boatyard is unique in the breadth of experience of our skilled craftsmen and engineers specialising in working on modern GRP cruising yachts, race boats and motorboats as well as classic wooden yachts.

Fox’s is a key supplier to some of the best and biggest names in British yacht building, including Oyster Marine, Spirit Yachts, Gunfleet Yachts and most recently Windboats Hardy Motorboats.

Fox’s also regularly carries out repair work on behalf of many of the major insurance companies, including Pantaenius, Haven Knox-Johnston and Admiral, in addition to being on Towergate’s list of approved repairers.

Fox’s Marine & Country store, located on site adjacent to the marina, is the largest store of its kind on the east coast with 15,000 sq ft of retail space, stocking all the leading brands of chandlery, electronics and sailing equipment, in addition to a large range of leisure, shooting and country clothing and accessories.

Number of berths: 100

Visitor Berthing Rates 2015 (includes free WiFi and VAT @ 20%):

Daily:       £2.64 per metre/night

Weekly:   £1.98 per metre/night

Monthly: £1.76 per metre/night

Other contract terms are available upon request.

Electricity:  Metered supply (with £150 refundable deposit), units used are charged as consumed, tariff available on request, or flat monthly rate of £50 + VAT per month.

Boatyard Services (includes VAT @ 20%):

Boat Hoist: Haul/launch or load/unload per metre/per movement: £23.88

Short Haul: lift and hold in slings for 1 hour and relaunch  per metre: £29.88

Pressure Wash:

With freshwater when hauling per metre: £8.10

Heavily fouled – per metre: £12.14

Summer Season (June – September) lift and scrub = per metre: £17.90

Summer Season (June – September) lift, scrub and lay up for one week – per metre: £22.55


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