The SYH Blog

Accidentally on porpoise

PorpoiseWe were honoured to receive a visit from a porpoise for a few days in early January. He/she could be seen at various locations around the marina before heading back out to sea.

Harbour porpoises are common in estuaries and coastal waters around the UK, but this is the first time we have actually seen one in the marina, although seals have been spotted hunting between the pontoons.

Biggest-ever tidal surge hits SYH

Flood surge graphUnusually high or low tides happen a few times a year. But the night of December 5/6 saw something quite extraordinary. When the tide reached its highest, about 1.30am, the pontoons at Suffolk Yacht Harbour were actually floating higher than the hardstanding... and many of the gangways were sloping up rather than down.

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St Jude storm at SYH

The much-forecast St Jude storm hit Suffolk Yacht Harbour on the morning of October 28, peaking with a gust of 59mph (51 knots) at 8.30am – that's just touching a Force 10.

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Workshop September '13


Texa: This X441 was looking sadly faded after a few years’ cruising in the Mediterranean sun. She has been repainted with blue Awlgrip, with X-Yachts trademark three white stripes, plus boot-top and coveline reinstated, and looks like new. Areas of her teak decking have also been refastened.










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