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  Tel: +44 (0) 1304 241 663

The Marina office is located at the Granville Dock car park, across from the Wellington Dock and Tidal Harbour.

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2017 Saturday 13th may 10am-4pm

The Dover Marina Open Day is back for 2017! It is a great day for all the family. Whether sailing is a passion or you are a complete novice, the day has something to offer you. With free parking, entertainment, boat trips, food, music and a wide range of marine based exhibitors all set in Dover's fantastic Marina.


Exhibitors for the 2016 event included...

Port of Dover

The Team at the Port of Dover will be running competitions for both adults and children with prizes including cuddly toys, private tours of the Port (including boat trips) and GPS Marine Radio.

FireFox Fishing Charters

Firefox Fishing Charters are a big favourite for visitors to the Open Day offering free exciting trips around Dover’s beautiful harbour. Come down to take a taste at sea.


An explosive company part of the EPC Groupe. Working closely with the MCA, they offer safe handling and disposal of Time Expired Pyrotechnics (TEPs). On the day they will be offering free flare disposals for all guests between 10am - 1:30pm.

Canterbury Archaeological Trust - Bronze Age Boat

Canterbury Archaeological Trust was established in 1976 and is now one of the leading archaeological organisations in the South East. In 1992 the Trust excavated the remains of a large sewn-plank boat in Dover, dating to around 1550 BC, the Middle Bronze Age. A half-scale replica of the boat was constructed in 2012 and is now operated from Dover Marina by the Trust. The replica will be available to view and will be paddled on short trips from the visitor’s pontoon during the Open Day. Come along and try it out!

Boat-Shift Marine Transport

A local based, family run business offering a specialist road transport solution for yachts and motor cruisers, work and fishing boats.

Clarke and Carter

With 3 offices, Chatham, Gillingham and Ramsgate, Clarke and Carter are the largest yacht broker on the Kent Coast. Selling yachts and motorboats ranging in price from £3,500 to £695,000 and in size from 21ft to 75ft. With currently over 300 boats available for sale; their staff will be on hand to answer questions you may have.

CVS PentaPower

CVS PentaPower, a division of the TGC International Ltd, specialise in sales, installation, overhaul, service contracts and the supply of spare parts for Volvo Penta diesel engines.

CVS was founded over 40 years ago and soon became an established market leader in the sales and installation of Volvo Penta industrial and marine engines worldwide. Working closely with Volvo Penta, and having access to their very latest product information and new technologies their engineers are able to apply this level of knowledge to support customers worldwide.

Expertise in:

• The installation of Volvo Penta diesel engines for various applications • Volvo Penta diesel engine sales, including IPS pod systems • The supply of genuine Volvo Penta diesel engine parts • Servicing Volvo Penta diesel engines • Engine overhaul facility for Volvo Penta diesel engines • Volvo Penta diesel engine repowering service

CVS will be offering the chance to win a 2-hour private boat tour of the seal colony and beautiful wildlife on the Rover Stour.

“CVS are proud to be supporting Dover Marina Open Day. It is a great chance to bring together the local community, experienced yachtsmen and novice sailors. A great fun filled day out for all the family.”

De Bradelei Wharf

This great discount store has been in Dover for over twenty years. Their staff will be on hand to showcase their brands and they will also be conducting a free raffle for all visitors.

National CoastWatch Institution

Having been awarded the Queens award for voluntary service and the Shepway and KCC awards for service to the county, the team will be on hand to discuss the fantastic work that they do.

Dover Community Radio (DCR)

A local online community radio station run entirely by volunteers and covering White Cliffs Country.

DCR now produces over 40 hours of dedicated programming seven days a week, evenings and weekends, often including local musicians, alongside a local News coverage and a regular programme of locally produced Spoken Word and Drama presentations. At all other times we offer DCR Non-Stop, a pre-recorded selection of music and interviews.

Anyone from within the District interested in getting into broadcasting is welcome to visit their studios and explore opportunities and ideas. On the day they will be broadcasting and welcoming volunteers.

"Our focus is not only to encourage a sense of community within the area but also to positively promote White Cliffs Country to visitors. Our aim is to provide an opportunity for anyone interested in radio and the community to become involved with the radio station."

Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club

Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club enjoys the position of being a premium yacht club on the South coast of England. They have a comprehensive range of racing and cruising programmes. They also have an extensive programme of social activities all year round. Located in Dover, we are just a short journey away from the continent, thus in an ideal position for the cruising fraternity. So why not call in and enjoy the atmosphere, find out what is on offer and perhaps join. Guests most welcome to join and take advantage of super club facilities.

The club will present their stand and also hold a boat jumble on the day.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service

Dover Fire Station team will be down on the day to talk fire safety and will be sure to bring some exciting equipment for visitors to try.

Dover and Deal Sea Cadets

Dover and Deal Sea Cadets is for ages 10 -18, children can gain boating and other qualifications including first aid and catering. The stall will include tombola and ‘hook a duck’.


Volspec were the winners of the ‘Partnership for Professionalism 2015’ challenge set by Volvo Penta last year, confirming their place as the number one Volvo Penta Centre in the UK.

We achieved this by ensuring we offer the best in service, products and knowledge of the Volvo Penta brand.

All of our engineers are fully Volvo Penta trained for any work they are required to do.

We offer parts and service for the entire Volvo Penta range of engines and drives and have customers all over the world.

Come and see if you have any questions about Volvo Penta.

Dover SmART Project

MyGallery will be open in the Clock Tower with arts projects to take part in and works from Porchlight on display





On Saturday 16th May, Dover Marina Open Day returned to provide a marine-focused family event for both budding mariners and those already enjoying the fantastic community benefits of sailing at the Port’s award-winning marina. The day attracted around 400 visitors!

In partnership with the Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club (RCPYC) and international yacht brokers Clarke & Carter, the event brought together the local sailing community and industry experts. Firefox fishing charters offered fantastic trips around the harbour, and visitors had the chance to paddle the Bronze Age Boat replica.

The RNLI had their Lifeboat Station Open Day with its shop and the lifeboat open to visitors. On the day visitors were also able to see a real life call out which showed how the team efficiently react to emergency responses.

In conjunction with Ramora UK, the Open Day offered a flare disposal service which proved to be extremely popular among boat owners, with an impressive number of flares safely disposed of.


For more information and to register your interest, please contact Tel: +44 (0) 1304 240 400 Ext. 4402 or Email:





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