Ferry Nab Marina

Last Updated: 1 September 2021

Ferry Nab Marina stands on the shore of Windermere within walking distance of Bowness.

There are 10 berths for boats up to 14m and 16 berths for boats up to 13m. 

All prices include VAT at the appropriate rate from 1 April 2021.

Facilities at Ferry Nab 

  • showers and toilets
  • chemical toilet disposal 
  • tractor (per half hour): £30.50
  • mast hoist (per use): £30.50
  • lake map: £5.00 
  • pressure wash: £30.50
  • number boards (pair): £15.50
  • small marine watch engine covers up to 10hp: £25
  • medium marine watch engine covers 10hp to 40hp: £30
  • swim float: £19.95
  • carbon monoxide alarm: £17
  • key float: £3
  • dinghy storage (see storage fees below)
  • trailer storage (per calendar month): £34.50
  • winter storage, 1st November to 31st March: £40 per metre 
  • 24 hour emergency telephone
  • hot and cold snacks and drinks
  • sewage waste pump (mooring holders) 1 credit: £2
  • sewage waste pump (non-mooring holders) 1 credit: £5

Additional facilities for berth holders 

  • electricity (chargeable)
  • water 
  • free parking for one vehicle at Ferry Nab

Cost of berths

(Annual charges for a 12 month period commencing 1 April)

  • boats up to 12 metres LOA: annual fee: £5,618
  • boats 12 to 13 metres LOA: annual fee £6,086
  • boats 13 to 14 metres LOA: annual fee £6,555

Includes parking permit, electricity charged in addition per unit used.

Fees and charges for moorings on Windermere 

Storage fees

Annual boat storage fees

  • tenders in racks maximum LOA 3.05m (10 feet), mooring holders: £119 per year
  • trailered dinghy storage maximum LOA 5.50m (18 feet): £329 per year
  • trailered catamaran storage: £437 per year

Application form for tender and dinghy storage at Ferry Nab (DOC 71.1KB / 2 pages)

Holiday boat storage: April to October 

(Minimum third party insurance)

  • powered craft and catamarans maximum LOA. 5.50m: £26 per night
  • non powered trailered dinghy up to a maximum of 5.50m. Maximum of two weeks at any one time, excludes initial one off launch fee: £10 per night

Application form for trailered boat storage at Ferry Nab (DOC 34.5KB / 2pages)

Winter storage: November to March

  • boats: (limited space): £40 per metre
  • winter jetty berth (limited spaces): £1,067
  • trailer storage (limited spaces): £34 per month

Application form for trailer storage at Ferry Nab (DOC 35.3KB / 2 pages)

How to apply 

Application form for the jetty berth waiting list at Ferry Nab (DOC 12.8KB / 1 page)

Completed forms should be returned to the Lake Wardens office.

Boat launching

It is open every day except Christmas Day, weather permitting. Opening times vary. You will be required to pay a fee before launching.

Daily rate (inc VAT):

  • craft: all untrailered non motorised craft which are carried to the water's edge: free
  • craft: all other craft up to 11m or 3.5 tonnes: £13.25
  • craft: local residents 10 launch pass (25% discount) conditions apply: £99.38
  • craft: non local residents 10 launch pass (10% discount): £119.25

Car parking at Ferry Nab (multi tariff applies 8am to 8pm)

  • up to one hour: £1.80
  • up to two hours: £3.20
  • up to three hours: £4.20
  • up to four hours: £5.40
  • up to six hours: £6.60
  • up to 10 hours: £8
  • all day: £9
  • all day with trailer: £10
  • three day parking permit: £17.50
  • seven day parking permit: £34
  • annual car parking permit (mooring and storage customers only): £194
  • car and trailer parking all day when launching: £10
  • car and trailer on multi tariff: need to purchase two tickets
  • motorcycles: free