Plymouth is well known as a City of the Sea and has played a major role in seafaring voyages around the world. QAB is therefore a popular marina with long-term berth holders and visitors during the summer. Offering outstanding facilities for yachtsmen and motor cruisers alike, it has 235 berths for boats up to 18 metres and a visitors’ area with alongside pontoon berthing.
Besides a chandlery, brokerage and yacht charter, there is a provisions shop selling essential items as well as a café, bar and restaurant. QAB is also home to the Royal Western Yacht Club and many international short-handed yacht races start and finish here, including the single-handed Transatlantic Race, the Round Britain Race and the finish of the prestigious Rolex Fastnet Race.
Situated in the centre of Plymouth, the marina provides an ideal departure point for those heading across to Brittany or further afield, and there is extensive cruising around Plymouth Sound.
Further west there’s plenty to explore in the rivers Fal and Fowey along the rugged Cornish coast. Heading east towards Devon, visit Dartmouth, Torquay and the pretty fishing village of Brixham. The Channel Islands are a popular weekend destination for berth holders from QAB.
As well as providing first-class berthing and marina services, Queen Anne’s Battery (QAB) has a boatyard within it, perfect for when you need to carry out maintenance work or repairs on your boat.
Besides extensive boat maintenance and repair facilities, there is a wide range of marine trades such as marine electronics, riggers, GRP repairs and engineers close at hand. There is a 25 ton slipway hoist, allowing boats to be launched seven days a week, as well as plenty of storage ashore including a secure area for small boats.
There are also Launch and Recovery Services available, enabling boats on trailers to be launched off the slipway throughout the whole week – great for trailer sailors. For your convenience, both petrol and diesel are available seven days a week, allowing you to fill up as and when you need.