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Tall Ships & Super Yachts

Tall Ships and Super Yachts

Cowes is one of the UK’s most popular cruising destinations, located at the very heart of the Solent. Easily accessible for all types of vessel, Cowes is a magnet for visiting tall ships and private yachts of all sizes.

As a major gateway to the Isle of Wight, Cowes makes a superb base for your yacht whilst you and your crew enjoy all the Island has to offer. Cowes Harbour can provide a range of marine and leisure services to cater for the requirements of all luxury yachts and superyachts.

Cowes offers exceptional visitor appeal with cruise ship passengers able to visit world famous tourist attractions such as Queen Victoria’s magnificent Osborne House in East Cowes, the palatial royal residence used as the setting for the major feature film Victoria and Abdul.

We are proud that the Isle of Wight has recently been recognised as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

The sheltered anchorage offers ample swinging room with a quick tender run to Trinity Landing.  Visitors arrive at The Parade, which is next to Henry VIII’s “Cowes Castle”, home to the prestigious Royal Yacht Squadron and in the heart of Cowes.

After alighting at Trinity Landing,  discover the historic town of Cowes and home of world yachting. There is delightful boutique shopping in the winding streets, or a stroll along Prince’s Green gives stunning views over the Solent. Visitors can enjoy a visit to Queen Victoria’s magnificent Osborne House and follow “Victoria’s Island” heritage trail.

Cowes hosts an unrivalled number of yacht races and regattas each year, with thousands of visitors regularly arriving in the town during the season. Cowes Week is the highlight of the British yacht-racing calendar, while the Round the Island Race one of the largest participatory events in the world with around 1,500 boats competing.

Mooring and Anchoring

There are various options for mooring dependent on draught. These include the anchorage in Cowes Roads, alongside Trinity Landing, the Trinity House mooring buoy, or alongside a marina berth. Vessels of over 61m and those over 20m with more than 12 passengers, must embark a pilot before passing east of the North Sturbridge buoy or west of the Gurnard Ledge Buoy.

Visiting Cowes

We would be glad to discuss your requirements and supply all the information you need to ensure your stay in Cowes is an enjoyable and memorable one.