Penmarlam Quay and Other FHC facilities

Penmarlam Quay is located on the southern bank of Mixtow pill and provides storage and launching solutions to a wide range of boats. Through the use of our main boat hoist, we are able to recover/launch boats with displacements of up to 8 tonnes and beams of up to 12' 6". Additionally, we have other plant that can handle smaller boats with or without their own trailers.
The site has recently benefited from an upgrade to its electricity points - now card operated, an increase in fresh water connections and improved road access. Pressure washing for boats is available.    

In addition to the lifting plant, the site benefits from :

  • Card operated electricity points.
  • Fresh water.
  • Terraced storage areas.   
  • Pressure washing facilities
  • Toilets and showers.
  • Easy road access from the A390.
  • A five metre wide concrete slipway down to Low Water Springs. 
  • Shore linked landing pontoons with overnight berthing and fresh water. 
  • Parking
  • Mixtow Marine -indoor storage facility, on-site workshop for all aspects of marine engineering and chandlery

Through the Penmarlam site, we are also able to offer both summer access to the water and winter storage to even more boat-owners than before.

There are several packages on offer which range from racked dinghy storage through to storage / mooring combinations with launching assistance. Additionally, those who just want to trail their boats down and launch can use the site by either paying at the barrier or arranging a weekly or seasonal package. This can be done through the harbour office.

The Penmarlam boat park is an ideal site for both individuals and groups. It hosted the Hunter 707 national championships in 2003, with 60 boats being launched, berthed on pontoons, and recovered for the three-day event. With 60 associated cars and trailers being accommodated, the site really showed itself off.

For further information on events, or group bookings, please contact the Harbour Office.

Brazen Island is our own maintenance yard in Polruan. Boats stored here are lifted by crane with maximum displacements of around 4 tonnes. This facility may be of interest to residents of Polruan looking to store their boats slightly closer to home.

Old Station Yard is our winter storage facility on the Fowey side of the river. As this site doubles as a summer car park, and access is via the china clay jetties, boats are recovered on limited days in late October/ early November and launched Late March/ early April. It would be of particular interest to those owners of vessels residing to the west of Fowey as well as those vessels with long keels/ deeper draughts. The current displacement and beam limit is 8 tonnes and 12' 6" respectively. Pressure washing and summer storage of cradles can be arranged at this site.

View our charges page for price information on all of our services

In addition to the above, we can also offer beach lay-up facilities in Mixtow reach and winter moorings for those that would prefer to keep their boats afloat.

If you are interested in storage or slipway facilities at any of our sites, please contact the Harbour Office for further information.


Fowey Harbour
Tel: +44 (0)1726 832471   Email: fhc@foweyharbour.co.uk