24th June 2020
Updated statement from Suffolk Yacht Harbour (SYH) managing director Jonathan Dyke:
Yesterday, the Prime Minister announced the further easing of restrictions across England. Speaking to MPs, Boris Johnson said, “from 4th July, provided that no more than two households stay together, people will be free to stay overnight in self-contained accommodation.”
The latest guidance released by the government has confirmed boats fall under ‘hotels and other accommodation’ and as such overnight stays on boats are permitted from 4th July.
It is the welcome news we have all been waiting for. Boat owners now have the green light to cruise freely around coastal English waters and plan summer adventures on the water.
SYH welcomes any berth holders or visitors wishing to stay onboard at the marina and use the onsite facilities. The River Orwell and the surrounding areas are idyllic cruising grounds in which to enjoy this fantastic summer weather we are having.
The boatyard services and boat movement teams are continuing to work tirelessly to launch and ready vessels for summer cruising. Lead times for boatyard projects are continually being reduced and we welcome any new enquiries via the contact details at the bottom of this email.
Within the harbour, Covid-19 related measures remain in place to keep SYH staff and visitors safe. In light of the recent government announcement, we will be reviewing current processes and will update the existing SYH Covid-19 guidance appropriately in due course.
Stay safe and we join you all in celebrating this significant next step out of lockdown.
All the best,
Please contact the SYH team via VHF Channel 80, 01473 659 465 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or via one of the individuals below:
Jonathan Dyke, managing director: email@example.com
Joshua Major, boatyard services director: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Nunn, berthing manager: email@example.com
Richard Gadd, chandlery manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Gibbon, operations manager: email@example.com
Aaron Woolf, boat movements manager: firstname.lastname@example.org