Storage/Drystack

Drystack Membership

Designed for convenience, value and peace of mind, Drystack membership is the premier boating solution, eliminating the fuss factor from your days on the water! There are many benefits to our premier package: as well as safe and secure residency of your boat in our purpose built Drystack hangar, you will receive unlimited launches and recoveries throughout the season, undertaken by our professional team using our launching equipment. Upon recovery, your boat will be given a fresh water wash off and then be returned to its dry berth (*). Battery charging is also available when requested, at no extra cost for Drystack members. This all gives you the freedom to explore the wonderful River Dart and splendid South Devon coastline and beaches with ease from our stunning location on the River Dart near Dittisham. To book in a launch we need just three hours’ notice, so you can simply arrive and head straight out on the water. Upon return, give the Drystack team a call and we manage the recovery, as described above, so your boat is safely stored ready for the next launch. Drystack members are issued with a security access card for the boatyard and one parking space is also included with your package.By providing engineering onsite, and some recommended contractors for maintenance we can ensure that you have access to everything you may need to stay afloat through the season. Our comprehensive range of services includes engine servicing, fault-finding, re-conditioning, polishing, valeting, and installation of navigation equipment. Boat deliveries and collections within the Dart are available subject to terms and availability (additional fees apply). Please call to see how our team can help you today. 

* Covered summer storage restrictions apply.
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Indoor Storage

Our extensive covered storage accommodates a huge range of boats, from tenders to 40ft fin keel yachts and everything in between! We offer great versatility and cater to your individual needs. In addition to our purpose built hangars for boat storage we also have additional workshops that enable you to have any maintenance carried out whilst residing ashore out of the elements. To ensure that we provide you with the most suitable space available within your time frame, we ask that you supply us with detailed information on the planned works at the time of booking. Our experienced team always deliver the utmost attention to detail, using either our Wise Lifting Hoist or Roberg Trailers to lift and manoeuvre boats. If you don’t reside locally and/or have difficulties transporting the boat to us, no problem, we can arrange for collection of vessels by water within the Dart or you can deliver the boat to our holding mooring. We can even facilitate transportation anywhere in the UK if required.

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Outdoor Storage

Our secure boat yard offers extensive concrete hard-standing suitable for all vessels, from tenders to larger fin keel yachts. Additionally, we have a more sheltered yard area for the larger fin keels where they are accommodated on custom galvanised cradles. Combined with our comprehensive onsite services – from engineering and maintenance, to rigging and valeting – you can have everything attended to at Blackness Marine whilst ashore. Our experienced team always deliver the utmost attention to detail, using either Wise Lifting Hoist or Roberg Trailers for lifting and manoeuvring you can be confident that your boat is in the safe custody of our trained and experienced team. If you don’t reside locally and/or have difficulties transporting the boat to us, no problem, we can arrange for collection of vessels by water within the Dart or you can deliver the boat to our holding mooring. We can even facilitate transportation anywhere in the UK if required.

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Self-launch

Day visitors/short and long stay

We welcome self-launchers, for long and short stays and day visitors too – with packages to suit your needs. Trailer boats are stored outside within our complex and can be for a month, year or on a daily visiting rate for those in the area on holiday. Our user-friendly slipway and boarding pontoon provide the perfect launch point. We have ample parking for car and trailer, which eliminates the stress associated with launching from towns, especially in the summer months. There is a limit of 7.5m for self-launch and users are required to be competent in self-launching with suitable vehicles and correct safety measures and insurances in place.

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“We have been using Blackness Marine facilities for several years to store and launch our RIB. The support we have had has been brilliant from all the staff. Really useful slipway on the Dart.“

Joshua Stewart
BATH

SECURITY

Blackness Marine is monitored by CCTV and has a comprehensively maintained alarm system. We recognise that security is of paramount importance, you can rest assured that our system is regularly reviewed.