2013 INFORMATION & RULES FOR ANNUAL MOORING LICENCES
RIVER EXE ESTUARY
The Steward of the Dues
The Estate Office, Powderham Castle
Exeter, EX6 8JQ
Tel: 01626 890243 / Fax: 01626 890729
Please click here to download a Mooring Application Form.
The Powderham Estate permits mooring in allocated positions on the River Exe if an Annual Mooring Licence is obtained from the Estate. Licences are available on application to the Estate Office, and are subject to contract between the Powderham Estate and individual Boat Owners. The main conditions and 2013 fees are as follows:-
There is a registration fee of £185.00 + VAT for new moorers.
The 2013 Mooring Licence Fee is set at £8.85 + VAT per foot of boat length, (LOA excluding bowsprits). Licences are not transferable. Moorings may not be sub-let or loaned to other parties. Unoccupied moorings are payable at the minimum (unoccupied) rate of 19' LOA. If you then occupy the mooring, ask us for a Variation of Licence form to pay the difference outstanding. Renewal notices will be sent out before the expiry of the annual licence period. MOORERS HAVE UNTIL 31 MARCH (at the latest) TO PAY THEIR RENEWAL MOORING FEE, THEREAFTER A PENALTY FEE OF £70 WILL APPLY, WITHOUT EXCEPTION. This fee only applies to renewal moorers, not new moorers who arrive after the renewal date. Please help us to keep our costs down by paying on time, no reminders are sent.
Mooring Licences are valid from 1 March 2013 to 28 February 2014 and there are no fee reductions for part-year mooring. Charges are reviewed annually.
LOCATION OF MOORINGS
The moorings area is on the west side of the Exe, from Powderham Point to Cockwood Harbour, the bulk of the moorings being off Starcross. A number of deep water and drying positions are usually available and these can be allocated depending on boat owner’s requirements.
All mooring tackle is supplied by boat owners. It should be regularly maintained and clearly marked with a marker that is supplied with the annual licence, and indelibly on the buoy. It should be of suitable strength for size of boat, we suggest a 4 fathom lower riser of heavy chain (19/22"), followed by 2 fathoms of top riser (galvanised 3/8 or 1/2 "). Further advice on mooring specification is available from the Estate Office. Our approved mooring contractors are Starcross Garage, contact Philip Wills on 01626 890225 and Tony Smith of AS Mooring Services on 07717 213125. Please CHECK IN ADVANCE with the Estate Office if you wish to use any other contractor.
SECOND HAND MOORINGS
It is usually possible to take over an existing mooring when it becomes available. The Estate Office maintains a list of second hand moorings for sale by their owners which is available to new enquirers.
Please use the supplied transom sticker.
No mooring licences will be issued unless we see either a copy of a vessel’s current insurance certificate or the policy details are supplied on the form. The Estate will not accept liability for accident or loss of any kind, however caused.
The Powderham Estate Boatswain, Tom Dell, regularly patrols the mooring areas and is always available for advice and assistance. He can be contacted on the water or on his mobile 07734 166198.
SFCC AND SYC
The Starcross Fishing and Cruising Club from the Brunel Tower provides very good facilities and services for moorers. We thoroughly recommend it to new moorers in the Starcross and Powderham Pool areas. Contact the Estate Office for details or ring (01626) 891996 or go to www.starcross-fcc.com, alternatively email them on firstname.lastname@example.org
A mile north of Starcross is the home of Starcross Yacht Club (near Powderham Church) with good shore-side facilities, who occasionally have space available for new moorers with sailing craft. Please contact the Cruiser Secretary either via the clubhouse on 01626 890470 or at www.starcrossyc.org.uk for more information and e-mail contacts.
POWDERHAM CASTLE is open from 28 March to 31 October 2013 Sunday to Friday and quite a few Saturdays, so why not take time to enjoy the wonderful home of the Earl & Countess of Devon. Entertaining guided tours lead you through the Castle’s impressive state rooms and Victorian Kitchen. The extensive grounds and their natural rugged beauty appeal to all ages, perfect for a relaxing picnic or afternoon stroll with breathtaking views across the estuary and beyond and equally intriguing for young explorers. Get closer to the wildlife on a Deer Park Safari and meet our friendly animals in the Walled Garden Play Area & Pets Corner. Nature Trails, Treasure Trails and a fantastic range of themed weeks in the school holidays. Daily Bird of Prey displays (21 July to 31 August). SPECIAL RATES FOR MOORERS If you have a mooring licence you are entitled to our special group admission prices: Group Rate Day Ticket: Adult: £8.00, Child: (4-16), £6.00, Senior: £7.00. To really enjoy Powderham Castle and make the most of all we have to offer, why not buy a season ticket and visit as many times as you like for a full season. Adult £25.00, Senior/Child £20.00, Family £75.00. With a season ticket your guests will be entitled to discounted rates too and you will receive 10% discount in the Tea Room & Gift Shop.
Sometimes closed for private functions, please check before making a special journey. For more information see our leaflet or visit www.powderham.co.uk