15th June 2020: A message from SYH managing director Jonathan Dyke

It has been fantastic to see SYH buzzing again in recent weeks as we continue the phased re-opening of the site in line with government guidance.  Thank you to all visitors who are respecting social distancing and the various Covid-19 related measures in place.

Following the Government’s announcement that all non-essential retail can re-open from today, 15th June, I am pleased to say the SYH chandlery and Classic Marine are now open to the public.  The number of people in each outlet at any one time will be limited and there is signage in place to advise on social distancing and a one-way system.  Perspex screens have also been installed.  

Where possible, please continue to phone the chandlery (01473 659 465) with any product queries and to pre-order in advance.  The ‘click and collect’ service is still operating for those who would prefer.

The boatyard and boat movement teams are fully operational and lead times for new projects are continually being reduced.  We welcome any new enquiries via the contact details at the bottom of this email.

All Covid-19 measures remain under review and following the recent easing of restrictions, trollies are now back on the pontoons.  Please use these responsibly; we recommend wearing gloves and/or applying hand sanitiser before and after use.  Shower facility key pads remain disabled for the time being.  The additional security will remain in place, but again this will be reviewed as things evolve.

We are hopeful that boat owners will soon be able to stay onboard overnight, which will permit unrestricted movement around coastal waters.  I know many of you are eager to commence summer cruising plans, so we will make an announcement soon as the green light is given.

The SYH websiteFacebook and Instagram pages will continue to be regularly updated with all the latest news for berth holders and visitors.

Thank you for your ongoing support and please stay safe.

All the best,

Read the full SYH COVID-19 guidance document here
If you have any queries, please contact the SYH team: 

01473 659 465 or enquiries@syharbour.co.uk or VHF Channel 80