The leading independent marina

on the East Coast

Marina & Berthing

Permanent berths
Visiting yachts
Marina facilities

Boatyard Services

SYH workshops
Wooden & GRP boats
Paint application

Boat Movements


Chandlery & Shop

Classic Marine
SYH modern chandlery
Mini market


About us

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.

Onsite Businesses

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
marine surveyors

Surveys, damage assessments and valuations on sail and motor yachts anywhere in the world.

Clarke & Carter
yacht broker

The largest number of Jeanneau yachts and used boats for sale in East Anglia and the south east.

Classic Marine
classic boat chandlery

A chandlery selling traditional boat products such as fixtures, fittings, ropes and custom items.

East Anglian Sea School
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.

Evolution Rigging
rigging solutions

Experienced riggers offering a RigCare maintenance service, product supply, installation and expert advice.

French Marine Motors
marine engineering

Specialises in all aspects of marine engineering including servicing, supply and installation.

Haven Ports Yacht Club
yacht club

Schedule of racing as well as an active cruising fleet. Full bar and restaurant facilities are available.

Mr Stainless
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.

Seapower Marine

All aspects of electronic systems for sailing yachts and motor boats.

SYH Chandlery
modern chandlery

Modern chandlery, clothing and supplies shop.

What’s happening

Catch up on all the latest news and events at Suffolk Yacht Harbour.

Weather & Tides

28 November 2020

Time Type Height
03:56 Low 0.9m
10:36 High 3.9m
16:19 Low 0.6m
23:05 High 4.1m

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News & Events


Read the latest SYH update in relation to Covid-19 restrictions starting on 5th November.


The Boat Building Diaries

The SYH workshop is a hive of activity, with projects ranging from small maintenance jobs to large scale refits on wooden and GRP yachts.

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.”

…Read More

Joshua Major, Boatyard Services Director

Discover SYH

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.


The Environment

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.


The Culture

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. 


The Location

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.

Suffolk Yacht Harbour

Ipswich, Suffolk
IP10 0LN