Lock procedure at Port Solent Marina

Entry to Port Solent is via lock gates. The marina lock operates 24 hours a day and is controlled by Premier’s expert Lock Operatives. Please familiarise yourself with the locking procedure below.

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Locking in

On arrival at Port Solent Marina's calling point on pile ‘Green No.78’ call Port Solent on VHF Channel 80 and request a lock in. During peak periods we operate a queuing system. Monitor Channel 80 and follow marina staff instructions. You will be asked to enter the lock on a green light or when you hear your queue number called. 

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Inside the lock

Enter the lock with fenders on both sides and go as far forward as possible, or as directed by staff. Turn your engine off and secure your lines. You will be given berthing instructions by the Lock Operative.

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Locking out 

Please pay for berthing at the marina reception before locking out. When you are ready, call Port Solent on VHF Channel 80. At busy times you will be given a queue number. Remain in your berth until your number is called on the VHF. Enter the lock on a green light and follow the Lock Operative’s instructions. Return any access fobs during the locking process.

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Free flow 

As the tide reaches the marina basin level, both sets of lock gates are opened and an orange flashing light indicates the lock is in free flow. Free flow may not operate during neap tides and extreme spring high tides. To view predicted free flow times please see Port Solent Marina tides. Call the Lock Operatives on VHF Channel 80 to log your arrival or departure. Tidal flow may be faster than expected. Do not stop in the lock during free flow.

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