British Waterways is inviting interested brokers, owners, and ship’s agents to submit expressions of interest for superyacht berthing locations in the docks and waterspace it manages in and around the Canary Wharf and London Docklands during the Olympic summer period.
British Waterways anticipates that during summer 2012 there will be significant demand for the use of its unique, large berths in the prestigious London Docks, situated in the heart of the Canary Wharf financial district and within two miles of the Olympic Park.
Gareth Stephens, British Waterways’ Harbour and Waterspace Manager explains:
“British Waterways manages 110 acres of waterspace in the heart of Canary Wharf. We play host to visiting vessels from around the world every year, including super yachts, cruise ships and official naval visits.
“The waterspace here at London Docklands offers a unique and unparalleled facility in the heart of the city, just two miles from the Olympic Park.
“The Docks are a transport hub, enabling easy access to central London, and the Olympic Park, with river services, tube, DLR and road connections, plus the bars, restaurants and shops of Canary Wharf are also on-hand for visitors.
“We’ve already had significant interest about mooring opportunities during the Olympic summer. Now we are inviting owners, brokers and ship’s agents to formally register their interest for berthing during summer 2012.”
London Docklands offer a variety of services to visiting vessels and superyachts:
• Deep water berths
• West India Lock can accommodate vessels up to 165m in length and 23.5m in width
• Full servicing facilities (water, sewage, bunkering and refuse)
• Unlimited air draft
• A range of berths close to Canary Wharf, London’s financial district
• Ease of access to the Olympic Park, situated just two miles from London Docklands, and easy access to other Olympic venues, particularly Greenwich Park, one mile away and the 02 arena
• Tube, DLR and River Boat service connections
To formally register interest in berthing at London Docklands, and to find out further details, please contact Gareth Stephens, British Waterways’ Harbour and Waterspace Manager.
British Waterways cares for Britain’s 200-year old network of historic canals, rivers and docks, which attract over 13 million people each year for walking, cycling, angling, boating or simply the peace and quiet. The Government has backed British Waterways’ plans in England and Wales for the canals and rivers to leave state control to become a ‘national trust’ for the waterways. This exciting new charity, which is targeted to be up and running by April 2012, will attract greater investment and give local people a greater role in how their waterways are run.