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ABP Property

Our property division brings together an unrivalled land bank spanning 21 multi-modal locations around the country, with 960 hectares of port-based development land.


Drawing on 60 years of experience, ABP Marine Environmental Research (ABPmer) provides specialist marine environmental research and consultancy services.

UK Dredging

UK Dredging (UKD) operates the largest British-owned dredging fleet and specialises in the provision of reliable and cost effective port maintenance dredging services.

A collection of modern marinas at our Ports of Ipswich, Lowestoft, Fleetwood, and Southampton.

Town Quay Marina, Southampton

Located in the Port of Southampton in the heart of the UK's most popular cruising destination, Town Quay Marina offers 126 annual berths and boasts 24-hour, 365-days-a-year berthing assistance and security. Fully-serviced berths with water and electricity are available, together with sought-after city centre parking and WiFi. The marina is accessible at all states of the tide, and shower and launderette facilities are provided shore side.

The marina has recently benefitted from substantial investment to improve the facilities both on the water and onshore.

Visit www.townquay.com for more information.

Ipswich Beacon Marina

Opened in 2000, Ipswich Beacon Marina (formally Ipswich Haven Marina) is the award winning 320-berth facility situated in the Wet Dock at the Port of Ipswich. Standing at the head of the River Orwell, the marina is equipped with a host of facilities, including washing and laundry facilities, as well as a chandlery, boatyard services, and a fuel supplier.

The River Orwell is lined by beautiful, scenic countryside and was voted by the Royal Yachting Association as one of the most picturesque rivers in the country. The cruising area included the rivers Deben, Blackwater, Crouch and Thames, making Ipswich Beacon Marina the ideal base for cruises to destinations such as Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth, Woodbridge and London. The River Orwell is only a short sail away from mainland Europe, and attracts many sailors from Holland, Belgium, Germany, and France.

Visit https://www.beaconmarinas.co.uk/our-marinas/ipswich-beacon-marina for more information.

Lowestoft Beacon Marina 

Opened in 2003, Lowestoft Beacon Marina (formally Lowestoft Haven Marina) provides 128 fully serviced pontoon berths for vessels up to 20m LOA. The School Road site is situated on Lake Lothing which lies less than two nautical miles from the bridge at the Port of Lowestoft and five minutes from Mutford Lock. Both are ideal locations offering easy access for leisure boat users to the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads, as well as the shores of Holland, Belgium and France.

The marina is equipped with a range of services and facilities, to help make your stay comfortable, convenient and safe for you and your boat. The School Road site also offers gas and diesel, a 70-tonne hoist, storage ashore, an onsite broker, as well as an excellent pub / restaurant. The marina is a popular destination for yacht club rallies, serving as the perfect base for visiting flotillas keen to explore the scenic waterways of East Anglia or as a starting point for mainland Europe. Visit https://www.beaconmarinas.co.uk/our-marinas/lowestoft-beacon-marina for more information.

Fleetwood Beacon Marina

Located within a sheltered dock, Fleetwood Beacon Marina (formally Fleetwood Haven Marina) offers 184 fully serviced berths, a 75-tonne boat hoist, laundry & luxury toilet/shower facilities.  We are members of the 'TransEurope Marinas' giving our permanent berth holders 50% discount for up to five consecutive days at many marinas across Europe.  The marina is an ideal base from which to cruise Morecambe Bay, Whitehaven, Mary Port, Piel Island and the Isle of Man. Visit https://www.beaconmarinas.co.uk/our-marinas/fleetwood-beacon-marina for more information.

Port approaches

The sea channel is marked with buoys and lit (see attached chart) with sufficient depth for yachts at most states of tide. Call Fleetwood Dock Radio on VHF Channel 12 (Tel 01253 872351) for permission to enter the dock channel. 

Yachts can enter or depart, the marina up to 1.5 hours either side of high water depending on tide heights and weather conditions.