Crown Estate moorings
The Crown Estate operates a range of mid-stream moorings on the River Hamble
The River Hamble Harbour Authority administers the mid stream moorings on the River Hamble on behalf of the Crown Estate.
- Types of mooring
These include piled mooring, deep water mooring sites (buoyed moorings) and drying mooring sites (buoyed moorings).
- Applying for a mooring
There is a waiting list for Crown Estate moorings.
Anyone over the age of 16 can apply.
You don’t need to own a boat when applying for the waiting list.
- Estimated waiting time
The waiting list is divided into different length over all (LOA) size categories.
Each category has different time frames depending on its popularity.
Length overall Estimated time on waiting list Up to 8 metres 2 - 3 years 8 - 9.8 metres 3 - 5 years 9.8 - 12.2 metres 12 - 15 years 12.2 - 15.2 metres 5 - 8 years Over 15 metres 2 - 3 years
It costs £30 per year to join the waiting list.
Current mooring charges, including the separate harbour dues set by and payable to the River Hamble Harbour Authority, are available to view on the Crown Estate website.
- Renewing an application
You will be sent a payment reminder each September to re-confirm your intention to remain on the waiting list.
If you fail to renew the application by the end of December you will be removed from the waiting list.
- Leaving the waiting list
If you joined the waiting list before 1 January 2008 you will be entitled to a £20 refund if you voluntarily leave the list.
If you joined or rejoined after 1 January 2008 you will not be eligible for a refund.