The festival is open to any boat, large or small, designed or built before 1970 – wood, steel, aluminium, fibreglass, ferro cement, sail, power, steam or other, the bigger the variety of boats the better the show. If in doubt as to whether your boat qualifies please email a photo and a short description.
Without classic boats, we will not have a festival, so we are delighted to offer free berthing for up to 5 nights for qualifying vessels that register with us before 31 August.
You must register by email and have received a confirmation email to attend. To register your Classic Boat please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Visitors (by foot)
Entry is FREE, the harbour will be open to the public to view the boats and meet the skippers. In addition, we plan to run passenger trips around the harbour and visit classic boats on their moorings. Last year almost 1000 people attended and the atmosphere was terrific.
Friday 28th Most of the Classic Boats arrive in harbour
Sat 29th Festival open 10am to 5pm
Sun 30th Festival open 10am to 2pm
We hope you can join us in making this 3rd festival even better than last year and a regular feature in the boating calendar.
LONDON BOAT SHOW OPENING DAY COACH TRIP WEDNESDAY 10 JANUARY
Coach and Ticket Price – £28
COME AND SEE US ON STAND WD004
Gillingham Marina is running a coach trip to the newly revamped London Boat Show on 10 January and everyone is welcome to join us for this hassle-free day.
The price includes a ticket and the coach journey from Gillingham Marina at 08.30 and departing from the show at 16.00. The Quarterdeck restaurant and bar is offering bacon rolls, tea and coffee prior to boarding the coach in the morning (07.30 to 08.20) and supper on our return. The trip and supper relies on numbers so please book your places as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Click here to download the booking form. Final place confirmation will be given on the 2 January 2018.
Ticket Only Offer
We are also promoting a ticket only offer with savings up to 55% on tickets. Please purchase your tickets by clicking here and using the ticket offer code EPTOB8XPWL.
The ticket offer is 2 for 1 which allows two tickets from £15 to use any one day between 10 – 14 January 2018. (Normal price £20 per person for advance Preview Day tickets and £15 per person for advance Standard Day tickets.) Please contact the office to see if we can pair people up when only one ticket is required.
PLEASE NOTE: Queenborough Harbour will be closed to visiting boats from Noon Friday 8th to 6pm Sunday 10 September to accommodate the classic boat event. We hope to see you there, but kindly request you come by road or rail.
Dover Marina as part of its open day on Saturday 21 May have arranged a “Flare Amnesty.” Private individuals can take flares along to Dover Marina between 10am and 1.30pm (not as previously stated) and dispose of them free of charge. Entry to the open day, which runs from 10am to 4pm. For further information please read the attached flyer: Dover Marina Open Day 2016
Queenborough Harbour Trust are organising a number of events with the purpose of generating interest in boats, boating and our local waters. One of these events will be a classic yacht & motor boat event open to all boats built or designed before 1970. If in doubt as to whether your boat qualifies please send a photo and a short description.
Without classic boats we will not have an event so we are delighted to offer free berthing for up to 2 nights for qualifying boats that register with us before 31st August. Registration is on a first come first served basis and we are able to accommodate approx. 30 boats (depending on size).
The harbour will be open to the public to view boats and meet the skippers and in addition we will be arranging a number of shore based activities.
This event is being organised with the help of:
- Brian Corbett – Medway Yacht Club & MSBA Vice Chairman
- Yvonne Mitchell – Old Gaffers Association
To register your boat for this event please call 0770 373 2774 or email email@example.com
The Clarke & Carter Yacht & Motorboat Fair takes place at MDL Chatham Marina on the 9 – 11 October between 10:00 and 16:30.
Last call from Clinton Lyon for the Coach Trip from Gillingham Marina to the London Boat Show on the Preview Day on 9 January. This year the Boat Show includes a Classic Car Show running alongside it. Cost £25 including entrance ticket. Phone 01634 280022 or email berthing (at) gillingham-marina.co.uk.