The leading independent marina
on the East Coast
Marina & Berthing
Wooden & GRP boats
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 in-house facilities, Suffolk Yacht Harbour has 11 marine businesses onsite providing specialist services.
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
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The Harwich Harbour Ferry is now back in the water and operating after significant repair work at SYH over the winter.
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 latest case studies and pick up some tips and tricks via the SYH Boat Building Diaries.
SYH CLASSIC REGATTA: 25th – 27th June 2021
The 19th SYH Classic Regatta will feature a Friday evening race in addition to the usual three-race series on Saturday and Sunday. Friday’s race is an optional, informal addition to the weekend and will take place in the River Orwell off the club line. A three-race series takes place as usual on Saturday and Sunday in Dovercourt Bay, Harwich Harbour, and the Orwell and Stour estuaries.
Also new for the 2021 event is the invitation to classic motor boats to join the event.
Classic motor boats will join sailing yacht owners and crew for the planned social programme ashore. The three-day event includes fish and chips on Friday evening, pre-race bacon sandwiches on Saturday morning, as well as live jazz, wood-fired oven pizzas and a regatta party onboard the Haven Ports Yacht Club lightship on Saturday evening.
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.