SYC has one of the few proper boatyards on this part of the coast and is reached up the River Adur and Shoreham Port Eastern arm with good access over high water. Although income from our yard helps support our sailing and other activities at SYC, you'll find our rates are competitive, especially for members who enjoy special discounts.
There is a large private slipway used to launch and recover yachts and dinghies with recovery assisted by a large powered capstan winch. The main slipway also has sturdy scrubbing posts which are free to use for members.
Importantly SYC has invested in a modern and efficient WISE 25 tonne boat hoist complete with a crane to handle engine and mast lifts. This hoist looks after most of the boat movements.
The separate western slip has a tracked cradle that can handle craft up to 38 tonnes for both economical short and long stays.
If you have a craft even larger than 38 tonnes we have a craneage area where a suitable lift can be brought in - please talk to us about your requirements.
Run by a full time senior bosun and bosun, the SYC yard can be busy and boat movements should be booked in plenty of time. Priority is given to members, but we take pride in being supportive of the local fishing fleet and other commercial craft and also welcoming boat sail and power craft from all along the south coast.
The yard itself is substantial and we work to accomodate both short term lift and scrub movements plus longer term layups and projects that can take many years to complete.
If you are interested in our yard service then please contact the SYC office.
The modern WISE 25 tonne boat lift
The western slip tracked cradle lifts up to 38 tonnes