Help Us to Help You - Contact Us - Small Boat Auction 2018

Chichester Harbour Patrol


We provide friendly advice, assistance and directions that can help you to launch your boat, find a great anchorage for lunch, start a troublesome outboard or a find a suitable overnight mooring.

When things don't go to plan we are experienced and well equipped to deal with a wide range incidents such as vessels sinking or aground, a failed engine, oil spills or a medical emergency.

Protection of the peace, beauty and safety of Chichester Harbour is a priority for us. Enforcement of the Harbour Byelaws ensure that Harbour users are protected from factors such as speeding vessels, anti-social behaviour, undue wash or dangerous seamanship. In addition, we work closely with various Police units to monitor and reduce marine crime.

The Harbour Patrol manages much of the harbour facilities that are used by all. These includes our hards, pontoons and the Itchenor car park along with collection of Harbour dues, launching and overnight mooring fees. 

Our Deputy Harbour Master, Philip Walker is joined at busy times by Ed Carter, Damian Homer, Mike Hayes and a team of seasonal Assistant Patrol Officers.

Help us to help you

We are always impressed with the vigilance of residents and harbour users who help keep us informed. You are our additional eyes and ears covering the 50 miles of shoreline and 17 miles of navigable channels of the harbour.

If you see someone needing assistance, anything suspicious, a boat low in the water, an injured bird - no matter how small or seemingly insignificant - please get in contact.

If you have seen something that you would like to report, please submit an Incident Form.

Contact Us:

Harbour Office Opening Hours

Monday - Friday: 09:00 to 17:00
Saturdays: 09:00 - 13:00 (01 April to 30 September)

Chichester Harbour Conservancy
The Harbour Office
The Street, Itchenor
Chichester, West Sussex
PO20 7AW

01243 512301

Small Boat Auction

We will shortly be holding our annual Small Boat Auction. Vessels that have been impounded for the non-payment of Harbour Dues will be sold through a sealed bid auction.

You can view the catalogue here, alongwith the form to make a bid, and printed copies of the catalogue are available from the Harbour Office.

All bids must be received by 08:00am on Monday 07 January.

If you have any questions or would like to view any of the vessels please contact the Harbour Office on 01243 512301.