Pin Mill Sailing Club leases the area of the foreshore in front of the clubhouse, from the outfall of the sewage works to approximately where the cottages start, and the Pin Mill Bay Management Company previously administered the rest, however this has now been taken over by Babergh District Council and Associated British Ports. In these areas, PMSC and BDC / ABP are responsible for administering half-tide moorings.
If you are an existing mooring holder, and wish to pay this year's license fee, or just wish to view the current rates - click here
The Orwell estuary is designated a "Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), and as such, you should not damage any of the flora, fauna or geographical features. Click here to see the full details of the SSSI.
Moorings at Pin Mill fall into two main categories: Private and Commercial.
The Moorings Committee administer deep water moorings on the Pin Mill part of the Orwell and application for a mooring is welcome from anyone. The moorings committee administers moorings on behalf of Associated British Ports and are able to grant allocations within this remit. When you are allocated a mooring, you have the right to lay mooring tackle in a specific location, and so long as you do not leave a mooring empty for more than 2 years, it remains your's. You are of course responsible for laying and maintaining your mooring, but this can be contracted out to one of the local operators.
An annual license fee is payable to Associated British Ports. If you already have an ABP licensed mooring, and wish to pay your license fee CLICK HERE
At the moment there is a waiting list for deep water moorings.
To obtain further details or to get onto the waiting list, please contact the Moorings Secretary
Deep water Moorings are also available through local commercial operators, who provide professionally laid and maintained moorings. These operators charge a fee for this service, and there is also the Associated British Ports license fee to pay. In general there is a good chance that one of these operators will be able to accommodate you for the season.
These operators are Pin Mill Moorings Ltd (Harry King & Sons) and F. A. Webb. They can be contacted as below:-
Harry King & Sons
Tel: 01473 780258
Mob: 07867 640650
(Yacht and boat builder + boat yard, Pin Mill)
F. A. Webb
Tel: 01473 780291
(Boat yard, moorings, etc, Pin Mill)