Yes, where we have availability, you have full use of the marina car parks when you have a berth with us. Please be considerate towards your neighbours and fellow berth holders by keeping the number of vehicles you have on site to a minimum. As part of a residential mooring, we allocate a parking space for one vehicle.
Yes. When you sign up for your mooring, the Waterside and Marina Crew issue you with a key, fob, swipe card or code for you to gain access to the relevant jetties and facilities. You will then be able to visit the marina as and when you like.
Our sites are monitored by CCTV and have electronic access control systems installed. We try our very best to ensure they are as safe and secure as possible and we are always open to suggestions and feedback as to how we can improve.
Our annual contract holders can benefit from reciprocal moorings at other Aquavista marinas. You can read more about that here, in our Reciprocal Moorings Policy.
Before making a journey, you should make contact with your alternative chosen Aquavista marina to ensure they have space for your boat. Berths can be reserved for you to stay for up to 28 days (our London marinas have a maximum stay of 14 days).
When you live at the marina for more of the time, there is an increased use of marina facilities such as waste services and maintenance costs. Planning permission for residential moorings also come with conditions that cost additional money to implement, including everything from creating car parks to conducting ecological surveys and contributions to local authority through S106 agreements. Additionally, the marina is used as an official postal address, allowing for post handling and the ability to be registered with local community services and is legally your main residency in the UK.
Don’t forget, VAT is also included in your mooring fee. HMRC do allow some exceptions, for example, if the craft is a 'qualifying ship' or a defined houseboat without an engine. We always follow their guidelines and advice.