Diesel Fuel on Windermere

The diesel pump is located in the entrance channel at Windermere Marina Village, giving great access for Marina Berth Holders as well as other lake users. The channel and lake leading to the Marina can be shallow though so our draft limit is 4' or 1.2m.

Diesel is available by appointment only and needs to be booked in advance, with 24hrs notice.  This means we can be in attendance at the pump at the right time, not keep you waiting and avoid any queuing or congestion in the channel area.

A declaration of fuel usage will be completed prior to dispensing fuel and held on file for future reference. Once fuel has been dispensed, payment will be taken by card (only) over the phone.  Fuel is discounted for Windermere Marina berth holders. 

  • Call the Marina on 015394 46551 or email to book an appointment (24 hours notice required).

  • Turn up at the fuel pump in the channel at the agreed time.

  • Complete a declaration of use, if not done previously.

  • Windermere Marina Village staff will dispense your fuel.

  • ​Have your card ready for payment to be taken over the phone.

Petrol is not available to purchase at Windermere Marina and currently there is not a petrol fuel station on the lake. Until such time as one is installed we would ask that Windermere Marina Village Mooring Holders and visitors to our mooring adhere to the following guidelines, to help make refuelling by hand as safe as possible. 

Never refuel with petrol (or diesel) within the Marina – this is a serious fire and pollution risk.

Refuelling by hand should be done on the entrance channel jetty where the diesel station is located.  This location is away from other boats, has a stepped jetty at different heights for easier refuelling, and has pollution spill kits and fire-fighting equipment on hand.  It is also close to the car park, aiding safer and quicker transfer of fuel from vehicles.

When refuelling always ensure:

  • The engine is switched OFF.

  • The boat is unoccupied and crew/guests are a safe distance away onshore and all windows and hatches are closed.

  • There are no naked flames or other sources of ignition.

  • Any spills are cleaned up before the boat is restarted.

  • The boat engine blower (if fitted) is run for 5 minutes before the engine is started to dissipate fumes.

  • If there is a strong smell of fuel after refuelling do NOT assume all is OK.  Ventilate the boat and if the smell remains, investigate the source.

One last tip – ensure you are filling the correct tank on the boat – always check the deck fitting as they are often located next to water or waste fittings.

Refuelling with cans is difficult.  Consider purchasing a device to help transfer the fuel from can to boat safely.  Equipment such as THIS is relatively cheap and easy to use.

We are issuing this advice to all our Mooring Holders who have petrol driven boats with fixed tanks.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us at the Marina Reception if you have any queries or would like further advice.