Details for Port de Plaisance Gravelines
Name

Port de Plaisance Gravelines
Position

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Average rating 5.0 stars from 1 review

Address Bassin Vauban
Gravline 59820

Phone03 28 65 45 24

After hours contact



Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO

Notes

Very friendly and welcoming, marina 'dries' and all boats settle in to a very very soft silt and stay upright (close engine seacock) do not worry up to 2.5 meter keels can be accomodated, wonderful town and excellent eating, shops and food supplies.

VHF channel

9

Web sitewww.ville-gravelines.fr/plaisance

Email contact

port.de.plaisance.gravelines@wanadoo.fr

Owner, manager



Harbormaster



Dockmaster



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info



Payment discounts



Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:

Approach

Easy entrance to the breakwater jaws. Avoid low tide and rough seas. 2-mile channel with dog leg to a tidal barrier gate, open 3 hours +/- high slack tide.

Tide

Unknown

Current

Strong

Tide & current additional info

Avoid entire channel outside of 3 hours +/- high slack tide.

Depths

Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: 3/4 of the marina dries out completely in extremely soft mud, but you will not tip over. Keel will sink.

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - NO
Floating - NO
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 15
Beam max: Unknown

Other info: Entry gate 9.8 mtrs (max beam).

Slips

Transient: 25
Total: 220
Transient price: $1.90/ft (2015-05-07)

Other price info: Per week 1.40 per meter.
Per month 1.10 per meter.

Moorings

Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info: 220v

Pricing info: Included in moorage. 12-hour timer in winter.

Cable TV (and pricing)

No

Phone hookup (and pricing)

No

Water (and pricing)

Yes - On the dock.

Dinghy access

No

Liveaboard info



FuelGas: NOT AVAILABLE
Diesel: NOT AVAILABLE

Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:

Propane



Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

No

Launch service

No

Pump out

No

Ice

No

Trash

Yes

Showers

Yes

Heads

Yes

Laundry

Yes

Grocery

Yes - Medium-size supermarket next door, large supermarket 1/2 mile away.

Hardware

No - Nearest chandlery is 6-8 miles in either direction (Calais or Dunkirk).

Restaurants

Yes - On-site

Bars

Yes - On-site

Hotels or motels



Repair capabilities

Yes - Geoff Allen, 0033678230051

Haul out capabilities

Yes - Mobile crane comes periodically, 90 euros.

Storage facilities

No

Fishing supplies

No

Chartering capabilities

No

Internet access

Yes - In-office free internet terminal. Nearby yacht club has WiFi but you may be askedd to join (inexpensive).

Boat ramp availability

No

Transportation

Yes - Local bus to all destinations.

Other services



Attractions

Nearby Gravelines fort. Also the Jean Bart Historical Society is building a 16th century ship-of-the-line representing the Navy of Louis XIV.

Reviews for Port de Plaisance Gravelines
Bassin Vauban, Gravelines, 2013-08-24
Captain: , Vancouver (4195)

After moving the boat here from the UK, the yearly moorage cost is now only 17% of the yearly rate of Ipswich, and an amazing 7.5% of yearly moorage in Portsmouth or Brighton.

Keeled boats have no problems sinking into the extremely soft silt inside the marina. Visitor's dock and a few berths do not dry out in a 3M depth. Sleeping aboard is very comfortable in high winds when the tide is out. The marina tidal gate is open 3 hours before and after high slack tide. The lock for the entrance to the French canal system is NOT operational and the canal on the other side has silted up, leaving a depth of only 2 feet. Entrance to the canal system is done from either Dunkirk or Calais. Beware: the Canal du Calais is known for its engine-clogging and propellor-fouling millweed. Best to enter through Dunkirk.

Gravelines is a beautiful town based in and around a huge historic walled fort. Town square Saturday market.

Upside: The facilities are much nicer, the shops are closer, the food is outstanding, the culture is richer and the lifestyle is more mellow. Local boatwright Geoff Allen is a Godsend.

Downside: long waiting list for permanent moorage (2-3 years) no permanent on-site hoist (intermittent mobile crane only), and future development means the existing tiny boatyard is slated for housing. Nearest boatyard and chandleries are in Dunkirk.

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