At 09:00 on Wednesday the 13 of May Ridge Wharf will re-open.  The hoisting /launching schedule will prioritise bookings cancelled by the lockdown, new bookings will be attended to as swiftly as we can.


As a retail outlet the Chandlery will remain closed although we will be able to supply orders by phone to be placed on boats as required.  The office, chandlery and fuel jetty will be closed at the weekends until further notice and the slipway will remain closed for visitors.  


There is signage in place to assist owners and staff in respecting the rules of social distancing, specifically in the shower block.  While boats are being moved and launched, if owners are in attendance they are respectfully reminded to stand clear until the boat is in the water, and they are invited to board.  In view of the increased demand for alongside berthing at the Wharf, boats that berth or moor away from Ridge Wharf will be required to leave by the end of the week of launch. 

About Us

Ridge Wharf is a marina/boatyard in Poole Harbour accommodating sailing and motor yachts ashore or afloat, offering lift out, servicing, repairs, chandlery and fuel. Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, conveniently situated for cruising the Jurassic Coast and within easy reach of the Solent, the West Country, France and the Channel Islands. Ridge Wharf is a base from which to experience boating in a relaxed and enchanting manner.  Situated on the South Bank of the River Frome, 1 1/2miles downstream from the ancient market town of Wareham, and 10 minutes from the boating paradise of Poole Harbour. With 170 berths on pontoons, staging and river moorings, considerable hardstanding and winter lay up facilities; all services are available to the yachtsman whether their preference be for sail or power.

Boat Yards Poole Harbour

Phone: 01929 552650    E-Mail:

LAT: 50° 41.1N     LONG: 2° 05.3W