Details for Liverpool Marina and Marine Services

Liverpool Marina and Marine Services

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Average rating 2.7 stars from 3 reviews

Address Coburg Wharf Sefton St
Liverpool L3 4BP

Phone+44 (0)1517 076777

After hours contact

Facility type

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

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

15% for annual berthing payments if paid up full in advance.

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Access to and from the marina is via the fully computerized lock system situated to the south end of the Brunswick Dock. The lock is available to 2-2.5 hours either side of high water with a level of 2 meters or more of water over the sill.
Craft maneuvering in the confines of the marina must keep their speed below 5 knots.
For full details on the lock operation see the separate lock marker.





Tide & current additional info

The entrance is affected by the river current. Be especially careful if locking in on the ebb tide, eddies are common around the lock entrance.


Approach: 2.5
Transient dockage: 3
Fuel dock: 1.9

Other depth info: Fuel berth inside the marina, not affected by the tide. Theoretical depth is 3m, however the marina is not maintaining that depth and low spots of 1.8m or less have been reported. Lock entrance dries approxiamtely 2-3 hours either side of high water.

Groundings have been reported just inside the marina entrance with a draught of 2.1m. Lock and entrance slowly sitling up due to the fact that it is not possible to free flow water in/out of the lock.

The marina claims to have 3m depth, however this depth is reported to be patchy with shallows of less than 2.2 to 2.5m.

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: 340
Transient price: $3.30/ft (2013-06-17)

Other price info: 13.00p eachway for use of slip and a further 12.00p each way to lock out into river.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info: 220/240v

Pricing info: Marina is changing payment method. Berth holders/visitors buy prepaid top up cards for electric.

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)

Yes - Stand pipes on all pontoons, require adapter + hose to fill up.

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info

Yes - Live aboard possible, apply to marina.


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: Gas available from Chandlers on site (Steve Roberts Marine).


Yes - Available from Steve Roberts marine chanlders on site.

Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out

Yes - Contact the marina.



Yes - Skips/dumpsters on site.


Yes - Heads + showers on site, entry by card.




Yes - Laundrette washers + driers available. coin operated.


Yes - None on site, nearest supermarket about 5 minutes by taxi, petrol (gas) station about 5 minutes away.


Yes - Limited chandlery on site.


Yes - Restaurant (bar food) on site, close to city centre lots of restaurants in Liverpool nearby (including Albert Dock).


Yes - There is a bar on site, some pubs nearby.

Hotels or motels

Yes - The marina is close to the centre of Liverpool and there are several hotels close by.

Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities

Yes - 60 Tonnes. The marina yard is operated by 'Bluepoint Marine Services'

Storage facilities

Yes - There's a boat yard on site, need to book if planning to overwinter.

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Yes - There are someome charters operating out of the marina.

Internet access

Yes - The marina is doing a trial of WiFi access in the marina building. Internet access not available on pontoons. There is reasonable mobile (Cellphones) internet access using a suitable dongle or modem stick.

Boat ramp availability

Yes - Launch slip available.


Other services


Close to Albert Dock, on waterfront of Mersey, marina is about 10 minute walk from City centre. nearby Liverpool echo Arena.

Reviews for Liverpool Marina and Marine Services
Massively Overpriced, 2015-05-24
Captain: , Conwy, N. Wales (14508)

Access to the marina is restricted as you have to pass through the lock, so plan your arrival and departure times with care - see the separate ActiveCaptain lock marker for full details.

The service at the marina was pretty good - we knew we were arriving after dark so called ahead by phone, the nice lady put together the welcome pack with access card and left it behind the bar. The staff at the marina were friendly and although the electricity wasn't working on the pontoons when we arrived, we mentioned the problem and it had been fixed by the same evening, which was a Sunday over a Bank Holiday weekend.

The location of the marina is excellent, being just 10 minutes walk from Albert Dock and all the museums, restaurants and bars. The bar at the marina itself was fine, though we didn't eat there so can't comment on the food - with the exception of the pizzas, it did look expensive though.

The facilities are what let this marina down. Communal, unpleasant and grubby changing area and cubicle showers which are well past their sell by date. Also, there are only two ladies showers with only one having working hot water.

The huge problem here is the price - 3.30 GBP per metre, plus you have to pay 13 GBP for each lock in and out, plus electricity is on top. For these prices I expect utter luxury from start to finish, and the facilities fall woefully short.

In summary, this was verging on a 1* review, only rescued by the staff and the location. I urge the management to take a step back and a serious reconsideration of what you're offering here.

Friendly and welcoming, 2013-07-01
Captain: , Liverpool (325)

A friendly and welcoming marina, you do need to check the tides carefully as it is lock access and depending on the height of tides locking times vary between only about half an hour to over 2 hours either side of high water.

Liverpool Marina, 2011-01-16
Captain: , Liverpool, UK (928)

Marina owners are currently upgrading the power supplies to the berths. Really need to do something about the silting problems in the marina, the locks and the lock approach

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