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Ramsgate Royal Harbour Terms and Conditions Consultation 2021

The Port of Ramsgate has in place terms and conditions for both Ramsgate Royal Harbour and Margate/Broadstairs Harbours. It is vital that customers are aware of the terms and conditions that they need to adhere to when berthing at Ramsgate, Margate or Broadstairs Harbours. Access to the current terms and conditions are given below.

Ramsgate Royal Harbour’s terms and conditions can be found here

Margate/Broadstairs Harbours terms and conditions can be found here

Terms and conditions review

A review has been undertaken of both documents and the changes are detailed below. They have been separated into two categories – significant and operational. Those that are considered significant (Ramsgate Harbour only), we would seek your views on; those that are operational are detailed for your information:

Updated Terms and Conditions

Ramsgate Royal Harbour – Updated Terms and Conditions for Consultation can be found here

Margate and Broadstairs – Updated Terms and Conditions for reference can be found here

Significant changes – Ramsgate Royal Harbour terms and conditions

Live on board (Sections 1.3.6 – 1.4.2 – 4.1.1 – 4.1.6)

  • Permission to ‘Live on Board’ non-transferable when a vessel is sold.
  • Reduction in the number of days that a vessel can be used as accommodation from 180 to 90.
  • Open fires including braziers and chiminea are forbidden on the outside deck of vessels.

Vessels in the Boat Park (Sections 1.5.6 – 1.5.7)

  • Where a permanent berth holder has more than one vessel in the boat park, the permanent berth holders rate will be applied to the number of vessels that is equal to or less than the number of licenced berths held by that customer. Additional vessels will incur the visitor rate.
    • For example: Two vessels in the boat park – one licenced berth – one vessel charged at permanent berth holders rate and the other at visitor rate.
  • The criteria which entitles berth holders to two weeks free use of the Boat Park has been changed to the following.
    • 2 weeks in total are allowed free of charge for a vessel that is moved temporarily to the Boat Park from its berth, where the customer has multiple vessels, the FOC weeks will be applied to the number of licenced berths held by that customer, eg 2 vessels – 1 licenced berth – the first vessel to go into the boat park will get two weeks free, the second will be charged for the whole duration of the time in the boat park,
    • those on the Summer or Winter rate get one week free of charge only,
    • the stay can be taken as 2 consecutive weeks, or 2 blocks of 1 week at separate times,
    • if the stay is less than 7 consecutive days, this will be classed as 1 week of the 2 available free of charge,
    • if the stay is longer than 2 weeks, the price will then revert to the current fees and charges, as published for all additional weeks.

Operational changes – Ramsgate Royal Harbour terms and conditions (for information only)

Parcel Deliveries (Section 1.3.13 and 4.1.5)

  • Port Security should be made aware of any large or heavy parcel delivery#

Barbecues (Section 1.3.16)

  • Open fires including braziers and chiminea are forbidden on the outside deck of vessels

Council use of berth (Section 1.4.1)

  • When an owner fully adheres to the ‘vacant berth scheme’ they will be entitled to a 10% discount on the following year’s berthing fees, should the council make use of their vacant berth.

Unpaid Accounts (Section 1.5.2)

  • If a customer has, at any time, left the marina owing money that has not been collected through the recovery process, and they apply to return, they will need to clear any written off debt prior to any possible approval being given for their return.

Work on vessel (Section 1.11.1)

  • The erection of tents and canopies over boats will require the permission of the Harbour Master and should be in keeping with the harbour.

Ramsgate Small Boat Owners Association (RSBOA) (Section 1.14.3)

  • The RSBOA rate will only be applied once the Association has confirmed that the customer is a current member of the Association and have provided the Harbour Office with their berth allocation.

Post (Section 4.1.3)

  • Port Security will take delivery of the post.

Prescriptions and medical supplies (Section 4.1.4)

  • The Harbour Office / Port Security Office will not take delivery of any medicines or medical supplies, the owner will need to make alternative arrangements for this.

Operational changes – Margate/Broadstairs Harbours terms and conditions (for information only)

Live on board (Section 1.3.2)

  • The following wording has been removed from the terms and conditions.
    • Except with the prior written consent of the Council by the Harbour Master, no person shall use or permit the use of the vessel in the Harbour, as the only or main place of abode of any person and, without prejudice to the foregoing,
    • Reduction in the number of days that a vessel can be used as accommodation from 180 to 90.

Barbecues (Section 1.2.17)

  • Open fires including braziers and chiminea are forbidden on the outside deck of vessels.

Access ladders and walkways must be kept clear at all times (Section 1.7.7)

  • Deleted

Fire Precautions (Section 1.10.1)

  • Open fires including braziers and chiminea are forbidden on the outside deck of vessels.

Having your say

If you would like to have your say on these changes, please complete the feedback form or email any comments to harbouradmin@thanet.gov.uk

The consultation will be running from 19 January 2021 to 15 February 2021. If you require any assistance in completing this from or need a hard copy version, please call 01843 572106 or email harbouradmin@thanet.gov.uk

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