We are open 7 days a week including Bank Holidays, only closing for the Christmas period between December 21st – 2nd January.

All our prices can be found on our Facebook page @bbprstorage

We provide a friendly reliable launching service (with inside and outside storage facilities)

You know all about the hassle of home storage for your boat – towing it around, getting your feet wet and car covered in mud well, thankfully, with Brightlingsea Boat Park & Ride, you can leave your boat with us.  We operate a Park & Ride facility for Jet skis, Sports boats & Fishing boats up to 26ft.

Security is great, we have a fenced area on asphalt hard standing ground, with 24hr CCTV and an undercover storage area.  That’s the park bit, now the ride…………well, all you have to do is turn up, get on board and we will hitch up one of our tractors to your trailer, take you to the water and launch you.  After that, it is up to you.

Spend the day on the water fishing or just having fun.  When you are ready to come back in, just call us up on 01206 304747 and we will be there to meet you with your trailer and recover you.  It all adds up to a hassle free, fun day.


We have male and female showers, changing rooms, male and female toilets.  Hoses to wash the salt off your boat and give it a little clean before you go home.


RYA Covid-19 FAQs valid in England from 5th January 2021
(Updated 6th January 2021)
These FAQs have been updated in accordance with the National Lockdown: Stay at Home
Government guidance.
We will need to review the latest legislation once published, however in the meantime we
believe the following guidance applies.
Whilst we aim to provide a useful resource for our stakeholders, the decision to go boating
ultimately lies with the individual concerned. There are fines in place for those deemed to be in
breach of the regulations and it is essential that, in the event you do decide to participate in
boating activity you have properly assessed whether it is permitted within the most
recent Government guidance and regulations.
Please note – the guidance within these FAQs is not intended to cover RYA Recognised
Training Centres. Please refer to the COVID-19: Guidance for restarting RYA training activity.
Can I go boating?
It is our interpretation that boating is permitted as a form of exercise (The government guidance
is that you should limit exercise to once per day).
We continue to urge boaters to take a conservative and considerate approach by complying
with the Government’s guidance, particularly at this time of year.
Who can I go boating with?
You may go boating on your own, or with members of your household, childcare or support
bubble. You may also go boating with one other person who is not a member of your
household. You should adhere to social distancing rules i.e. 2 metres or 1 metre with extra
Will all waterways be open?
You should check with the water authority before travelling.
Can we run organised on the water activity such as club racing?
Organised activity such as racing is not permitted apart from a few specific exemptions listed
What organised activity is allowed?
There are exemptions for organised outdoor sport for disabled people, activity for schools that is
part of their normal provision and for elite athletes.
Can clubs and facilities remain open?
No, clubs along with all indoor and outdoor sports facilities must close.
However, some venues or facilities may be permitted to open for a small number of reasons:
• Boat parks and slipways to which the public have, or are permitted access (whether on
payment or otherwise) are public outdoor places and can remain available for use
• Venues will be permitted to be open for the small number of exempt activities (outdoor
sport for disabled people, schools’ activity where it is a normal part of their provision,
and elite athletes)
• Clubs are able to provide food and non-alcoholic drinks for delivery (including alcohol),
takeaway, click and collect, or drive-through.
Can marinas open?
The Yacht Harbour Association has issued guidance to its member marinas which, whilst it
does not specify the closure of marinas, advises marina operators to support Government
guidance by ‘not encouraging‘ either berth holders to visit their boats, nor public access which
in reality is likely to result in its members preventing berth holders from utilising their boats for
exercise as well as access to boats for maintenance purposes; although marinas themselves
may stay open to carry out safety checks on customers boats.
Is it possible to travel to go boating?
Travel for outdoor exercise (including boating) is permitted, the government guidance is that
you should not travel outside your local area.
Can I stay overnight on my boat?
Not unless your boat is your primary residence.
What about elite sport and professional sailors?
There are continuing exceptions for elite athletes so that they can train or compete. Within RYA
activity, this currently relates to the British Sailing Team, selected youth performance or
transitional squads and professional sailors.
The above guidance to members and affiliates is the RYA’s interpretation of the Government’s c








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