Welcome

Durban Marina is a very friendly and welcoming Marina situated in the heart of the Sunshine City of Durban. We provide a safe haven from the sometimes violent seas between Mozambique and Port Elizabeth. Our subtropical weather and proximity to a variety of services and tourist attractions make us an unavoidable stop-over for visiting sailors! We provide free water and 24 hour security with easy access to on-site Club facilities (ablutions, refreshments and new friends).

Situated close to the old Golden Mile, where you can still catch a ride in a Zulu Rickshaw, the Victoria Embankment (aka the Esplanade) is home to the Roma Revolving Restaurant (amongst other things) which boasts wonderful views of Greater Durban. Wilsons Wharf next door offers entertainment as well as a selection of pubs and restaurants. There is plenty of entertainment on the precinct, however. Both Point Yacht Club and Royal Natal Yacht Club have good restaurants offering some delicious food (including the famous PYC pie, chips and gravy; and great curries at RNYC). Café Fish is another popular restaurant overlooking the Marina.

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uShaka Marine World (a large aquarium with a great conservation drive), Suncoast Casino, Moses Mabhida Stadium (a fantastic architectural wonder), Umgeni River Bird Park and the Indian Temples are just a few of the wonderful places right nearby to visit.

Durban is not far from major tourist attractions such as game parks and historic sites. If you have time to travel into the hinterland, we are just two or three hours from places like Tala Game Reserve, the Southern Drakensberg or (in the other direction) Zululand. Some of the wonderful spots up the North Coast include St Lucia Wetlands and Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park. Lying just on the outskirts of Durban is the famous Thousand Hills Valley and Phezulu Safari Park.

Of course if you really have time on your hands you might like to leave your boat with us and visit the Kruger National Park!

For those who like browsing, the Markets of Warwick are a large informal street market and the Indian Market in Victoria Street offers a wide range of bargains. Shopping Centres (such as Musgrave, the Pavilion, Gateway) are just a taxi-ride away.

The Staff at the Marina will happily phone the launderette to collect your washing, or one of the taxi companies (or the shuttle bus to King Shaka Airport) to book your ride; and help you in any way we can to make your stay in our city fabulous.

Of course some of you may stop over for urgent repairs and supplies, in which case you will be coming to the right place. There are plenty of experts around to help you. Check out our website for various links.

Available Services

Bowman Yacht Maintenance
Marina Yacht Lift
Sails and Boating
Fuel 24/7
Quantum Sails
Complete Yachting
Repairing of Sails
Mechanical Repairs
Electricians
Rigging
Metered Taxi Services
Tourism Offices
Laundry Facilities
  • We offer almost anything to assist with making your stay enjoyable.

Our Latest News

Annual Port Disk Renewal

We remind everyone that it is THAT time of the year again, when your Annual Port Licensing Discs must be renewed.

Please would all Lessees and Renters email copies of your registration discs to the Marina office BEFORE sticking these on your boat; and also let us have copies of your up to date Certificates of Fitness (seaworthiness) and Insurance (Public Liability and Third Party) cover.

While we are grateful to those who have complied, there are many instances where no proof of insurance has been provided yet.

On entry to the walk-on, please sanitize your hands with the provided sanitizer,  

Remember, to wear your mask at all times.

REMEMBER IT IS YOUR MARINA

HELP US TO MAKE IT A GREAT MARINA!

Durban Marina – COVID-19

24th March 2020

Good Day all,

Last night, South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa announced a country-wide lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19 which has the real potential to overwhelm our healthcare system and more importantly, to affect the lives of our citizens who are most vulnerable.  We’ll be continuing this practice to remain compliant with the president’s directives during this lockdown.

As of Midnight the 26th March 2020, the Marina will enter a state of lockdown.

The Marina office will be closed

The Marina security personnel will continue to work as normal to ensure that the Marina is monitored 24hours.

“Stay Home, Stay Safe and Take Care”

“OPEN FORUM” MEETING FOR ALL OUR LESSEES

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THERE WILL BE AN “OPEN FORUM” MEETING FOR ALL OUR LESSEES:

              DATE:         SATURDAY 7TH MARCH 2020

             PLACE:       POINT YACHT CLUB  (QUARTER DECK ROOM)

             TIME:         10h00

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE DURBAN MARINA TEAM

NOTICE OF PRICE INCREASE

NOTICE OF PRICE INCREASE

THE DIRECTORS HEREBY ADVISE ALL OUR VALUED CUSTOMERS THAT IN LINE WITH THE MARINA RULES AND REGULATIONS THERE WILL BE AN ACROSS THE BOARD INCREASE OF 6% FROM 1ST AUGUST 2019. THIS APPLIES TO LEVIES AND RENTALS FOR ALL CATEGORIES OF MOORINGS AND VALUE ADDED SERVICES OFFERED BY THE MARINA. DEBIT ORDERS WILL BE ADJUSTED ON OUR SIDE. THOSE WHO PAY VIA  STOP ORDER WILL HAVE TO ADVISE THEIR BANK.

WE WOULD LIKE TO EMPHASISE THAT WE HAVE MANAGED TO KEEP CHARGES UNCHANGED FOR THE LAST THREE YEARS, BUT IN ORDER TO RETAIN FINANCIAL STABILITY, WE HAVE NO OPTION BUT TO INSTITUTE THE INCREASES.

 

SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY QUERIES OR WISH TO CONFIRM YOUR NEW RATE, PLEASE CONTACT THE MARINA OFFICE

RENEWAL OF SECURITY DISKS

RENEWAL OF SECURITY DISKS:
As some of you are aware, the Marina has upgraded the security access system, as the previous system was overloaded and unable to perform.

This falls within the yearly “clean up” of the security disk system, which will entail the purging of all entries on the current system and updating it with only the current lessee and renter information.
This will enable the Marina to have greater control of who enters the walk-ons and thus tighten the security.
All disks will require reprogramming only two disks/fingerprints will be programmed. However, if you have already programmed your disk/fingerprint on the new system, you would not be required to re-program.
Please note that our Security Guards have been given strict instructions not to allow you onto the Walk-ons. The reason for this is that we want you to come into the office to have your disk re-activated.
Your co-operation is appreciated

“ OYSTER RALLY” WILL BE VISITING THE DURBAN MARINA IN OCTOBER

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TO GET MORE INFORMATION VISIT THE : Oyster World Rally in our brochure on the Oyster Yachts website

Lipton Challenge Cup

Lipton Cup Challenge 2018 – Lipton Cup Sailing Challenge : Starts on Friday 6th July 2018

VISIT THE WEBSITE : WWW.liptoncup.com/

RACE SCHEDULE

9am-5pm

Registration

ENTER VIA LINK : https://liptoncup.com/race-entry/

 

S/Y Fraternidade in Durban

The sailing yacht Fraternidade was built in Salvador, Brazil, by the experienced sailor Aleixo Belov, 75 years old, who was the first brazilian making a circumnavigation around the word solo.

After that trip in 1981 he did 2 more turns around the word solo in his small yacht Tres Marias, a 36 feet Bruce Roberts that he built at his  house.

So, after 3 times around the globe he decided to make a polar sailing boat big enough to carry students in order to show them what is sail around the word.

After Fraternidade became ready, Aleixo Belov made his fourth trip with 26 students, divided in four groups, in a new turn around the word.

For this educational program Aleixo Belov received two medals from the president of Brazil, and a title of Sir.

3 years ago the S/Y Fraternidade went to Antartica and Sir. Aleixo Belov wrote his seventh book.

Last year, Aleixo Belov went to Alaska to see the ice in the north hemisphere and now together with his crew he is taking Fraternidade back to home trying to finish his 5th circumnavigation.

So we start in Brazil last december 2016 across de Panama Chanel, go to Galapagos – French Polinesia – Hawaii – Alaska – Mexico – Majuro – Micronesia – Timor Leste – Indonesia – Durban.

In Durban Marina we have a very good friend Gilbert Goor from the S/Y Zazu, who was in Salvador Brazil visiting us when Fraternidade was in construction.

From Durban Fraternidade go to Cape Town and after cross the Atlantic ocean back home to Salvador.

Captains name is Aleixo Belov

First mate is me, Leonardo Papini

Mecanic is Hermann

And Deck hander is Paco

We are together since we left Brazil. Other join us in a few legs. Our You tube channel is youtube.com/leonardopapiniyoutube.com/leonardopapini

Photographs by : Leonardo Papini – www.leonardopapini.com.br

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We wish our Director Nigel Milln all the best at the Vasco da Gama Ocean Race.

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Vasco da Gama Ocean Race – 6th entry received

Now here’s an interesting entry – and a highly competitive one too, as her owner and skipper has won the race 4 times overall on handicap, with 3 of those victories being consecutive. He is the ONLY person to have won 3 consecutive races in the 46 year history of the Vasco da Gama Race.

Obviously ‘he’ is none other than Nigel Milln.

He’s usually seen aboard Skitzo, but this year he will be racing Phezulu, a Fast 42, which has undergone some extensive modifications and refurbishment.

Nigel Milln is one of those skippers who was bitten by the Vasco bug some years ago, and he keeps coming back for more, despite his advancing years.

A few years ago he stated this: “I have unfinished business with the Vasco Race”.

So, will he be back on the podium again? We’ll have to wait and see, but one thing for sure is this – he’s a wiley old salt is Milln, so never, never write him off!

His is the second Fast 42 entered, the others being ‘Nemesis’ which is being sailed by Tony & Sigi Bailes of Port Elizabeth. There is 1 other definite Fast 42 entry due in the next few days, and another Fast 42 entry wavering, yet a distinct possibility.

The battle between these three Fast 42s is going to be an intriguing one, and one worth watching closely when the race starts on Thursday 26 April.

TO DATE THERE ARE 6 ENTRIES, WITH 2 KNOWN DEFINITE ENTRIES DUE IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

Plus there are others still making up their minds and playing their cards close to their chests.

The organisers are confident that a fleet of over 10 boats will be competing.

The race is being organised by the Royal Natal Yacht Club, and starts on 26 April 2018.

All Race documentation as is available from the RNYC website at: http://rnyc.org.za/vasco-da-gama-race-2018/

or from the Race Secretary Gill Campbell: gillcam@telkomsa.net

Follow the news on this race here: https://www.facebook.com/VascodaGama2015/