01752 872533

River Yealm Harbour Authority website for Residents

This section of the web site is designed to give residents as much information about the way the Harbour is governed and runs, along with the various facilities that are on offer to resident boat owners. If you have a question that isn’t answered in the pages, then please give the Harbour Office a ring and we will do our best to answer it. 01752 872533.

The office opening times are as follows:

1st April to 31st October

MONDAY TO FRIDAY – 0900 to 1200 (may vary)

WEEKENDS & PUBLIC HOLIDAYS – 0900 to 1000 (may vary)

The Harbour Master or one of his team will be on the water in the Harbour Launch from approximately 0800 to 0915 and 1600 to 1830 every day throughout the summer season. (Weekends and public holidays included)

During the Summer Season a considerable amount of time is spent working afloat or away from the office. If you wish to contact the Harbour Master or a member of his staff outside normal office hours, it is advisable to telephone first. (01752 872533)

In case of emergency call the Harbour Office as above and follow the instructions.

1st November to 31st March

MONDAY TO FRIDAY – 0900 to 1200 (may vary)

In case of emergency call the Harbour Office as above and follow the instructions.

The day to day running of the harbour is carried out by

Jez Spring Harbour Master

Debbie Rhead Office Manager

Toby Dowling Deputy Harbour Master

and the Harbour Assistants.

About the RYHA

The River Yealm Harbour Authority is a statutory non-profit making body which manages the River Yealm and leases the Harbour (except for the Kitley Estate area) from the Crown Estate…

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Click here to view the various Harbour Authority forms.

Mooring Applications

This is a summary of the main rules for moorings on the River Yealm…

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Mooring Fees and Charges 2024

Residents can view the current mooring licence charges and harbour dues.

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Residents may pre-book Bridgend Quay face and Popes Quay, north or south side, to allow them to carry out maintenance to their vessel.

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Winter Storage

Winter storage is available on Bridgend Quay for boats up to 27’ LOA. Lift out takes place mid to late October with Lift in taking place mid-April.

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Summer Storage

Residents can keep boats up to 16′ long on Bridgend quay during the summer months, May-September…



Before flying a drone over the Harbour Authority area please make sure the drone is registered and you have talked to the Harbour Master…

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The Harbour Master and he or one of his assistants, if not afloat, may be contacted at the Harbour Office, alternatively please use a method below.

Office Location

TELEPHONE : (01752) 872533


The Harbour Office,

Yealm Road,

Newton Ferrers,



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