Fox’s Marina & Boatyard is a friendly, independently owned marina on one of the UK’s most beautiful rivers, the River Orwell, on the outskirts of Ipswich, the county town of Suffolk.

Located in a sheltered Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Fox’s is accessible at all states of the tide and is conveniently located for UK and cross-Channel sailing. In addition to its close proximity to Europe, Fox’s also benefits from excellent road access to London and the surrounding area, and has two international airports located within an hours’ drive and a mainline railway station five minutes away.

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.

Facilities & Services:

  • 100 pontoon berths for vessels up to 3m draft and 25m LOA
  • Ashore storage for 200 vessels
  • Refit & Repair Specialists
  • Large Chandlery & Marine Store
  • Café Bar & Bistro
  • Shower facilities

Visitor Berthing Rates 2021 (includes free WiFi):

  • Daily:       £2.45 + VAT  per metre/night

Other contract terms are available upon request.


Metered supply (with £150 refundable deposit), units used are charged as consumed, tariff available on request.

Boat Hoist:

  • Haul, pressure wash and lay-up per metre: £26.80 +VAT
  • Launch: per metre: £21.45 + VAT
  • Short Haul: lift and hold in slings for 1 hour and relaunch  per metre: £26.80 + VAT