The leading independent marina
on the East Coast
Marina & Berthing
Wooden & GRP boats
Chandlery & Shop
SYH modern chandlery
Suffolk Yacht Harbour: a 550 berth marina with access at all states of the tide
The leading independent marina on the east coast, Suffolk Yacht Harbour (SYH) is a hub for cruising, racing and boat maintenance. As well as multi-faceted workshops, two chandleries and eleven marine businesses onsite, SYH has the largest hoist capacity from Bridlington in Yorkshire to the Solent. Based in Levington, on the River Orwell in Suffolk, SYH offers a friendly ‘one-stop-shop’ for all your boating needs. Learn More.
A one-stop shop of marine services
As well as offering in-house facilities, Suffolk Yacht Harbour has 11 marine businesses onsite providing a hub for sail and power boat owners.
Brown & Overbury
Surveys, damage assessments and valuations on sail and motor yachts anywhere in the world.
Clarke & Carter
The largest number of Jeanneau yachts and used boats for sale in East Anglia and the south east.
classic boat chandlery
A chandlery selling traditional boat products such as fixtures, fittings, ropes and custom items.
East Anglian Sea School
RYA courses in sail, motor, power, shore-based and dinghies for everyone from beginners to experts.
East Anglian Sailing Trust
sailing for the disabled
Accessible sailing for adults and children with disabilities, and for blind and visually impaired adults.
Experienced riggers offering a RigCare maintenance service, product supply, installation and expert advice.
French Marine Motors
Specialises in all aspects of marine engineering including servicing, supply and installation.
Haven Ports Yacht Club
Schedule of racing as well as an active cruising fleet. Full bar and restaurant facilities are available.
stainless steel fabrication
Bespoke stainless steel solutions for sail and power boats, as well as items for architectural projects.
OneSails GBR (East)
sail making & covers
One of the UK’s leading sailmakers for quality racing and cruising sails as well as bespoke canvas covers.
All aspects of electronic systems for sailing yachts and motor boats.
Modern chandlery, clothing and supplies shop.
Catch up on all the latest news and events at Suffolk Yacht Harbour.
Weather & Tides
News & Events
With winter fast approaching, SYH is offering appointments for anyone wishing to look around the harbour facilities and discuss berthing or boat maintenance projects.
As autumn sets in and winter approaches, SYH is busy lifting boats out of the water. Find out about the boat movements services at SYH.
The Boat Building Diaries
Read up on the most interesting case studies and pick up some tips and tricks via the SYH Boat Building Diaries.
Focus On: Susquehanna
“The SYH team has been working hard on the extensive refit and restoration of Susquehanna for the last three years. She has undergone a wide range of work inside the SYH workshop including updating her deck layout, galley, heads and electric panel.
We rebuilt her internal keel matrix, took out all her joinery and bulkheads, rebuilding where necessary, varnished and re-fitted out the hull.
Having resprayed the superstructure, we manufactured new toe rails, rebuilt the rudder and put in new windows and hatches.
We re-plumbed the entire yacht and she had a new engine fitted by onsite business French Marine. Another onsite business, Seapower Marine, has rewired the whole yacht.”
Founded in 1967, Suffolk Yacht Harbour has evolved from flooded farmland to a thriving hub for local and visiting yachtsmen.
The site was originally developed so owners could reach their boats dry-footed instead of using a dinghy. Over the years, SYH has transformed into one of the premier marinas in the UK.
SYH is committed to helping preserve local habitats and minimise its impact on the wider environment. Through continued research and investment, SYH is gradually fulfilling its ever-evolving environmental plan.
A warm and friendly welcome awaits you at SYH whether you are a long-standing berth holder or a new visitor. A balance of experience and youth makes up the SYH team, who always go above and beyond to ensure customers are looked after.
Area of outstanding natural beauty
The wildlife-rich estuary of the River Orwell forms part of the Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The nearby mudflats and salt marshes are a haven for wading and migrating birds. Picturesque walking routes take in the river landscape and surrounding countryside.
Situated on the River Orwell at Levington, SYH is two miles from the A14 between Felixstowe and Ipswich. The marina is accessible at all states of the tide.