Posted: 28th Mar 2023

Five Considerations When Choosing Where to Moor Your Boat

The UK hosts fantastic waters for boating of all types and all levels of experience. They type of boating you plan to do and your level of experience will play a big role in where you choose to base yourself and there are a few key points that are worth considering to help you choose the perfect mooring.


The location is usually the number one consideration. Will it offer the type of boating you want? Will it fit with your experience level and is it accessible for you? Your mooring itself is also a big factor. Make sure you have enough space to moor and manoeuvre with ease and of course, you want the location of your mooring to be as stunning as the waters you will be boating in.

Good Shelter

A safe and sheltered location which protects you and your boat from the worst of the weather is something every boater has high on their list.  A sheltered location opens up more time to spend enjoying your boat when other locations would have you heading for dry land and also make mooring a much less stressful experience for you and your crew.

Accessibility for Everyone

Getting on and off your boat should be one of the simplest things, but mooring types and locations can vary considerably. Wide pontoons, long finger jetties, safe access ramps should be a consideration. Do you need any additional assistance or accessibility such as wheelchair support or disabled access. It’s these little touches that make the place you moor your boat extra special and customised to you and your requirements. If you are inviting family or friends, you want them to enjoy the marina as much as you do.

Security & Safety

When you moor your boat, security is at the top of the check list for many, so ensuring the marina has adequate cover in place for when you are in residence but also when you leave boat and head home is a must. Does the location operate safely and provide adequate safety equipment such as emergency ladders, firefighting equipment and means of raising the alarm?


Another aspect of choosing the perfect mooring space, is the reliability of the marina itself. Of course, you want to be able to trust and rely on the services that the marina provides. Everyone will have different personal preferences; maybe this is needing a certain amount of space for your boat, or needing certain power connections. Maybe you have a traditional fishing boat, a sailing boat, or a luxury cruiser; no matter what, the specifications for space and your requirements are vital. On site facilities such as toilets and showers, bars, restaurants, fuel and of course boatyard facilities for repairs and servicing. It’s also an added piece of mind if you can feel safe in the knowledge that the staff have. If the marina staff are always on hand and are reliable, you and your boat should be in safe hands.

It’s also an added piece of mind if you can feel safe in the knowledge that the staff have. If the marina staff are always on hand and are reliable, you and your boat should be in safe hands.

All of the above are important factors to take into consideration when choosing to moor your boat. When choosing the location, you need to make sure you have a relaxed, stress free and thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Luckily, at Windermere Marina Moorings, you have nothing to worry about. We pride ourselves on having a highly experienced and friendly team while providing constant high quality customer service. Our ethos is to ensure the security and safety of both the boats and our customers, while making you and your boat feel as contented, comfortable and relaxed as you would in your own home.

We would be happy to answer any questions you may have before coming to give us a visit. Get in touch with our team today, and we would be delighted to have a chat and let you know what we offer.

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