Dry Stack Portland

Easy day boat and RIB dry berthing at Portland Marina

The dry berthing equation

Safe, quick unlimited launches PLUS clean, efficient hull PLUS less boat maintenance

Cheaper than a marina berth & less stress than slipway launching!

Our fantastic fork lift means that we can safely lift and store small motor boats ashore in Portland. Perfect for RIBs, sportsboats, ski boats and day angling boats, dry berthing is a safe and secure alternative to trailer launch or marina berths.

  • On-demand launch (two hours notice)
  • Safer and quicker than trailer launching on a ramp
  • Purpose-built cradle for secure storage in all conditions
  • No need for expensive, polluting antifouling
  • Fresh water wash down on every lift
  • No wear and tear on your own trailer
  • Increased fuel efficiency from a clean hull

How Dry Berthing Works

Book in advance or call us when you want your boat launched and we'll do the rest.

  • Dry stack lift and launch seven days a week
  • Book lifts in advance, or give us two hours notice
  • Your boat will be launched and ready alongside a pontoon
  • When you're finished, leave the boat tied to the pontoon
  • We'll lift your boat, give it a fresh water wash down and return it to the cradle

The convenience of having the boat ready when you want it, coupled with the peace of mind of secure storage ashore.

A large RIB on the fork lift being pressure washed clean at Portland Marina dry stack

Wash clean every lift

A newly launched RIB is delivered to a berth at Portland Marina dry stack

Delivered to an alongside berth

Dean & Reddyhoff benefits

From just £2075 for a 12 month annual berth with unlimited lifts. See our full rate card

5m to 7.9m = £415 per metre

8m to 9.9m = £445 per metre

All dry berthing and dry stack contract customers receive the same great benefits as Dean & Reddyhoff Portland Marina berth holders.  

Plus we've got great facilities right on site, including a fuel dock, free car park, restaurant and cafe, chandlery, boat sales broker, sea school and dive centre.

Small boat fun in Portland Harbour, Dorset.
Four people wave as they sail by in a Ribcraft RIB at Portland Marina

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A rally of motor boats from Poole Harbour enjoying Portland Marina

The Marina

We have 500 berths for power and sail, a boatyard, dry stack, restaurant and on-site marine services.

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A family tie up their X-Yachts sailing yacht to the pontoon at East Cowes Marina


Moor benefits for all Dean & Reddyhoff annual berth holders.

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At Portland Boatyard, a Dean & Reddyhoff employee jet-washes the hull of a boat hanging in the slings

Portland Yard

Lift and clean or store ashore for boats to 50 tonnes/18m

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