Newcastle City Marina


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Newcastle City Marina

Newcastle City Marina is a bespoke marina commissioned and built by NE1 in the very heart of the city. Capable of accommodating up to 30 vessels, the unique city centre marina can also be used to host events and unlock access to the river.

Key Facts

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Built in 2012

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32 metres long

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Space for up to 30 vessels

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Paid for itself 5x in visitor spend

In 2012, NE1 identified an opportunity to make more of the city’s unique waterfront and built Newcastle City Marina to establish access to the River Tyne for water-based activities and provide a means for visiting boats to dock in the heart of the city.

Delivered in only six months, from initial concept through to design and launch, Newcastle City Marina is testament to the agility of NE1 projects and was nationally recognised in 2015 when it was awarded UK Coastal Marina of the Year at The Yacht Harbour Association Awards.

At 132 metres long, Newcastle City Marina can accommodate up to 30 boats – including yachts up to 26 metres in length – and has welcomed visits from vessels including the Sovereign, the first superyacht to sail the River Tyne, and Sir Francis Chichester’s famous Gipsy Moth IV sailboat. Since its construction, the marina has played host to a number of events including Maritime Heritage Weekend, Historic Harbour Day and the NE1 Zapcat Grand Prix. Currently, it hosts much-loved annual events like the Boat Race of the North and Newcastle’s Dragon Boat Race, alongside acting as the departure point for Quayside kayak tours operated by local adventure company CBK Adventures.

The economic impact of Newcastle City Marina’s facilities and events programme more than proves its worth to the city. Since 2012, the marina has paid for itself many times over based on visitor spend and NE1 will continue to develop and expand its uses to ensure it delivers a unique, year-round waterfront experience that brings residents and visitors to the river and positively impacts the city’s business community.

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