Scarborough Harbour fees and charges

All fees and charges for Scarborough Harbour.

Harbour Act 1964

Effective as from the 1st day of April 2023

All dues payable within 24 hours of entry or demand. Failure to comply may result in on-cost charges for administration. All calculations of overall length will be inclusive of fixtures and fittings.

Dues and charges are exclusive of VAT unless otherwise stated.

Harbour dues

Fishing vessels

Annual charges for commercial fishing vessels will only be applied where evidence of regular fish landings can be produced. This evidence will be by comparison of fish landings with boats of similar size and type. Acceptance of evidence will be at the Harbour Master's discretion but must demonstrate a full time fishing effort into the port.

Annual dues cover the year 1 April to 31 March and cannot be charged pro-rata.

Salmon cobles - per year  £100.32

Fishing vessels - per year

£376.63

plus £41.39 per metre of overall length in excess of 10 metres.

Local fishing vessels

Whitby fishing vessels which have paid annual dues and are landing into Scarborough may remain in port for a maximum of 48 hours without further harbour dues being levied. This is on the proviso that these landings are of a reasonable quantity which is relative to the size and capability of the vessel involved. Ad valorem charges will be applicable to these landings.

Visiting fishing vessels/guard vessels:

Per month £217.99
Per week £87.22
Per day £21.42

Any visiting fishing vessel landing into the port for periods in excess of three consecutive months may be considered for annual harbour dues, on request, and at Harbour Master’s discretion.

Fishing/guard vessel layover charge

In addition to harbour dues, vessels will be allowed 7 days after significant landing before a layover charge is applied. If no catch landed this charge is applicable immediately.

Fishing vessels - per week or part thereof

£68.45

plus £6.85 per metre of overall length in excess of 20 metres.

Other commercial vessels

Foreign and coastwise vessels - per nett registered ton

Any vessel entering the harbour in circumstances which, in the opinion of the Harbour Master, constitute an emergency, shall be charged a minimum entry fee of £31.80 together with the actual cost of attendance on that vessel. £31.80
Vessels with cargo from or to any place in or outside the UK – per entry £1.67
Other vessels putting in for shelter – per entry £1.67
Vessels remaining in harbour for more than one week - per week additional £1.67
Fairway dues:

Vessels less than 750 GRT 

Vessels greater than 750 GRT 

£12.61

£14.66

Non-cargo carrying commercial vessels

(Such category of vessel to be determined in each case at the discretion of the Harbour Master).

Per metre of overall length – per day £3.36
Per metre of overall length – per week £15.08
Per metre of overall length – per month £50.08
Non-cargo carrying commercial vessels berthed on a pontoon 25% addition to harbour dues

Charges for vessel associated with renewable energy will be agreed in advance in conjunction with the Portfolio Holder or Director.

Locally licensed small passenger vessels

Passenger dues for vessels carrying not more than 12 passengers in addition to harbour dues. Annual dues charges cannot be charged pro-rata. 

All licensed vessels

Vessels licensed to carry not more than 4 passengers £193.23 (Full year)
Vessels licensed to carry not more than 8 passengers £386.45 (Full year)
Vessels licensed to carry not more than 12 passengers £673.39 (Full year)
Vessels licensed to carry not more than 12 passengers - 10% reduction on bona fide fisherman * 10% reductions on above rates
MCA licensed passenger vessels with over 12 passengers - per passenger £40.53

* A bona fide fisherman is a person whose principal occupation is that of fishing commercially and whose catch is landed on the Scarborough Fish Market and on which fish landing dues are levied.

Passenger vessels (carrying more than 12 passengers)

Dues: (includes harbour dues and charges) (i.e. D.T.I. loadline exemption holders)

Rates subject to negotiation, depending on number of passengers.

Visiting charter vessels – September Angling Festival passenger dues – daily charge in addition to visitor fees, payable for full length of stay for duration of festival.  £15.65

Private pleasure craft

(All vessels must display a name)

Annual dues cover the year 1 April to 31 March and cannot be charged pro-rata. Annual dues apply only to Private Pleasure Craft allocated permanent moorings.

Annual dues inclusive of slipway dues and the provision of drinking water, per square metre  £36.24
Per month per square metre (only in exceptional circumstances and at Harbour Master discretion)  £13.60

When ascertaining the size of the boat, the maximum length and breadth will be inclusive of fittings such as fixed bowsprit, pulpit, fixed outboard motor and rubbing stake, working to 2 decimal places. 

Tenders: Vessels on freestanding moorings (cradle or chain) are permitted to keep one ‘tender’ within the outer harbour to access their contracted vessel. Any tender must display a name at all times and not exceed 3.1m x 1.2m. Any vessels exceeding this criteria and size will be classed as private pleasure craft vessel without an allocated berth.

Licenced vessels - per metre of overall length per year £36.24

Visiting Craft

(NB Maximum length of stay for visiting pleasure craft is 14 days. In exceptional circumstanced any extended period will be at Harbour Master’s discretion and payable in advance, plus 25% for multi-hulled craft over 3 metres beam).

Where no permanent mooring has been allocated, per day or part thereof: 

Per entry, per day (per metre of overall length) - (min 8 metres) £2.60 (min £20.83)

Visitors charges for non-pontoon mooring is less 25% discount on above rate. 

Association race and event charge – at the discretion of the Portfolio Holder or Harbour Master, all rates must be agreed at least 14 days in advance. (Applicable to vessels competing in prescheduled advertised races and major town events). 50% reduction on daily rate

Short term winter berthing (1 Nov to 31 Mar)

- 50% discount to visitor rates for any vessel which has already paid annual harbour dues. For a period on a pontoon berth not exceeding 5 consecutive days in each calendar month and at Harbour Master’s discretion.

Miscellaneous Fees

Movement of Vessels – use of harbour staff for movement of vessels inc recovery of tenders/dinghies etc. (Min charge per hour or part thereof).  £89.07
Administration fee (per change inc. but not limited to amendments to partnership details, change of address, change of vessel name etc.) £25.00 (inc VAT)
Key deposit for security gates £25.00 (inc VAT)
Mooring application fee £25.00 (inc VAT)
Arrest fee £166.67
Additional charge for persons utilising private vessels as their main residence or living onboard a private vessel for more than 14 consecutive nights Additional 6% on harbour dues and mooring fees

Yearly mooring charges

(In addition to harbour dues)

Chain mooring – East Harbour £164.78
Outer harbour pontoon moorings £805.42
Inner harbour pontoons – 12m
(inc harbour dies and mooring)
£3,039.84
Inner harbour pontoons – 10m
(inc harbour dies and mooring)
£2,534.70
Inner harbour pontoons – 8m
(inc harbour dies and mooring)
£2,028.05

Winter Mooring Charges

(1 November to 31 March)

Inner harbour pontoons – per metre

£39.47

Inner harbour pontoons - minimum charge

£315.80
Outer harbour pontoons – per berth £290.68

Services

Embarking or disembarking passengers

For persons landing or embarking within the Harbour inclusive of baggage. One charge only per cruise passenger landing and embarking on the same day.

Per person £3.33

Rates on goods shipped, unshipped or transhipped within the Harbour

Mineral waters, ales, beers, stouts, wines and spirits per case or box. £0.46
Fuel oil - delivered by tanker – in the £ 1.5%
Fish of all kinds including shellfish inc scallops (whether sold by auction or by private sale), upon the gross amount realised by the sale in the £. £0.04 (inc VAT)
Overlanded fish sold on Scarborough Fish Market, upon the gross amount realised, by the sale in the £. £0.015 (inc VAT)
Nephrops (whether sold by auction or by private sale), upon the gross amount realised by the sale in the £. £0.02 (inc VAT)
Scallops landed by local vessel owners/skippers which have paid annual harbour dues for a minimum of 5 years whether sold by auction or not – in the £ £0.03 (inc VAT)
Note
The dues on white fish, shellfish and herrings and all other kinds of fish when sold by auction or otherwise to be deducted from amount for sale by auctioneer or other buyer/salesman who shall pay the same over to the Collector of Rates and Dues on the total quantity of fish as shown by their sale book, which said book shall be open to the inspection of the Collector of Rates and Dues at all reasonable times.
Timber per cubic metre £0.92

All other goods, produce, articles or things not particularly enumerated above: (except for special cargoes).

Light goods per cubic metre £1.25
Heavy goods per tonne weight £1.66

Note: In charging wharfage rates on goods, Mates' receipts, bills of lading and other documents relating to weight and/or volume or cargo shall be open for the inspection of the Collector of Rates and Dues at all reasonable times. 

Charges for special types and quantities of cargo may be obtained on application.

Fee for berthing, mooring and shifting vessels

Berthing and unberthing (inclusive). 

These rates shall apply to all cargo vessels using Harbour Authority berths.

Vessels less than 600 tons GRT  £130.71
Vessels more than 600 tons GRT  £210.06

Shifting and Standby - 50% of the rates quoted above

Standby - this fee to be charged on cargo vessels in port, if Harbour Staff are actually in attendance, following a Master's request for same, and the movement is subsequently cancelled.

Security measures for the embarkation and disembarkation of cruise ship passengers and the handling of vessels over 500 GRT for ISPS compliant vessels. £124.58

Rates for use of harbour facilities

Static cranes

Vincent Pier crane per hour or part thereof £54.17
West Pier crane (per lift) £10.62

Fresh water

Charges relates to vessel supplied ex-wharf – per order £71.25

Quay dues – storage

For each square metre per 24 hours or part thereof £0.73
For storage of local craft during the period 1 November to 14 April - per metre of overall length per Day, at Harbour Masters discretion £1.13 (min £9.00)
For storage of local craft during the period 1 November to 14 April - per metre of overall length per Week, at Harbour Masters discretion £3.50 (min £28.00)
For storage of local craft during the period 1 November to 14 April - per metre of overall length per Month, at Harbour Masters discretion £12.00 (min £100.00)
For storage of local craft during the period 1 November to 14 April - per metre of overall length for Full Period, at Harbour Masters discretion £37.50 (min £300.00)
Storage of craft per metre per day, at Harbour Masters discretion – 15 April to 31 October £1.50 (min £12.00)
For storage of non-local craft (as determined by the Harbour Master) in addition to local craft fees, at Harbour Masters discretion Addition of 50%
Pot Storage 1 November to 31 May in designated area - at discretion of the Harbour Master or their deputy £166.13
Pot Storage 1 June to 31 October in designated area - at discretion of the Harbour Master or their deputy £342.25

Electric charges

Use of power points - per hour or part thereof £1.83 (min £6.41)
Use of North Wharf electricity supply for shore power to fishing vessels per day or part thereof £40.95
Use of Chillers for storing any product remaining in the fish market facility overnight or not removed following auction – per 24 hour period or part thereof £53.84

Rates for use of harbour premises

Slipway: Vessels using harbour slipways and flats for the purpose of cleaning or repairs.

1 April to 30 September per metre of length per day or part

£1.52

1 October to 31 March per metre of length per day or part £0.53
Daily rate for launch, including harbour dues (but excluding car parking) £13.33

Where a boat is launched and removed during one tide, only one charge will be made.

Annual rate for unlimited number of launches £331.45
Educational and Charitable Trust Organisations: Harbour dues, block fee per annum 25% reduction on harbour dues and mooring fees

Grid Blocks: (advance booking will be accepted only with advance non-returnable payment) per day or part thereof.

Vessels not exceeding 10 metres length overall  £17.50
Vessels between 10 metres and 20 metres length overall £26.67
Vessels exceeding 20 metres length overall  £37.50

Ground Rates for any boat, boat trailer or cradle left on any wharf, pier, slipway top or flats for laying up, cleaning or repair.

Per square metre of space occupied per week

£12.46

Proportional charge per day or part thereof will apply. No boat, trailer or cradle shall be left without permission.   
Where a boat having an assigned berth is to be placed in the harbour a period not exceeding 24 hours will be allowed before the ground rate charges apply provided that prior permission regarding the positioning of the boat or trailer has been obtained.   
For the use of the North Wharf for fitting out or alteration or repair of fishing vessels. By prior arrangement only and at the discretion of the Harbour Master and with written consent.  
Per square metre of space occupied per week. Proportional charge per day or part thereof will apply £4.44
For the use of any harbour area for any purpose not otherwise specified in the schedule or the subject of a special rental agreement.  
Per square metre of space occupied per week.
Proportional charge per day or part thereof will apply.

£12.46

Licenses

Fish Merchants Licence (VAT not applicable) £187.49
Fish Merchants Employee Permit (VAT not applicable) £21.65

Car park

Parking on West Pier and Vincent Pier – Harbour Users - annual

Commercial Harbour users 1st & 2nd permit £223.16 (inc VAT)
Commercial Harbour users 3rd permit £328.19 (inc VAT)
Commercial Harbour users 4th permit £504.08 (inc VAT)
Commercial Harbour users 5th permit onwards £627.49 (inc VAT)
Visiting Commercial vessels – weekly charge (not Vincent Pier) £33.39 (inc VAT)

Parking on West Pier and Vincent Pier – Non Harbour Users

Annual permit £583.55 (inc VAT)

Parking on East Pier

Monday to Friday £125.56 (inc VAT)

Filey coble landing

Boat storage

Fishing craft per metre overall length per annum £32.64
Private craft per metre overall length per annum £36.16
Unauthorised craft – per metre per day £1.57

Slipway dues

Slipway Dues – per launch £11.67
Slipway Dues – per annum £119.35

Please note that any item or service not covered by these Fees and Charges will be assessed by the Harbours Service/Director and the Portfolio Holder who shall have the power to set an appropriate fee for that Item or Service.

It must be further noted that any legitimate cost incurred by the Harbours Service associated with any vessel, skipper, owner, or agent whether requested or not by that person/vessel shall be recharged to that person/vessel including any administrative or service costs so associated.

Recognised club/association annual launch fee per vessel, at the harbour masters discretion £66.67