WELCOME TO HMS EXCELLENT MARINA 



HMS Excellent Marina        Whale Island         Portsmouth        PO2 8ER  
Email: marina.management@hmsexcellentmarina.net


HMS Excellent Marina is a Service charity, not publicly funded, administered by the Marina Management Committee responsible to the Commanding Officer, HMS Excellent. The Marina is an encroachment to the Establishment. The areas that form the Marina are the 4 pontoon walks that attach to the pontoons and gangway formerly known as 'G Mooring' and the secure boat storage (trailered craft) compound at Horsea Island.

Berthing and storage space are allocated by the Marina Committee with priority being given to applications from serving and MoD entitled personnel, working in the Establishment.Other applications will be considered by the Marina Committee from those who meet the criteria to use an encroachment or benefit from the use of the assets of a Service Fund as defined in current regulations. All Marina berths are restricted to craft of 34ft and under length overall (bowsprit to stern) and those leased are allocated from 1 April for one year.

Enquiries about a berth or storage should be made to the Berthing Secretary at: marina.management@hmsexcellentmarina.net






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UPDATED TO 28 February 2024


URGENT NOTICE----MARINA CLOSURE -UPDATE 
The marina remains closed for normal recreational use but agreement has been reached for boats to return to their allocated berths following winter storage. Conditions for return and notification procedures have been emailed to all berth holders and can be downloaded from the DOCUMENTATION section of the website.

MAIN GATE WORKS 
The temporary Blocker blanking plate on the inbound lane at WI became misaligned and is no longer effective. As a precaution the inbound lane is OOA – traffic disruption anticipated.It is anticipated that that business as usual will commence COP next Thursday 7th March when the original plate will be re-laid this will generate some traffic disruption 0900-1500

MARINA DAMAGE 
Following examination by HMS Excellent H&S Staff G Moorings is now closed to all personnel until further notice. The access gate has been padlocked.

BERTH APPLICATIONS 2024-2025 
Berth holders are reminded that berth applications for the period 1 April 2024 to 31 March 2025 are to be submitted no later than 31 January 2024. (Application Guidance Notes Para 1 refers). Application forms (Word and PDF format) and associated Guidance Notes are available in the Members/Documentation area.

IMPORTANT SECURITY INFORMATION  
An extract from HMS Excellent & Navy Command HQ Orders covering security requirements for visitors to HMS Excellent can be viewed on the website Members/Documentation page.

KHM STICKERS 
Berth holders have questioned whether we should be displaying the KHM stickers that have been seen on small craft in the harbour. We have received confirmation that, as we are a marina attached to an MoD establishment, these stickers are not required for our boats.

BERTH HOLDERS - CHANGE OF BOAT 
Berth holders are reminded that the annual berth allocated to them is only for the boat applied for. Should a change of boat be considered then please discuss this with the Berthing Secretary to ensure compatibility with the year's berthing plan. The marina can only accept boats up to a maximum overall length of 34 feet. Users of the Horsea Island Small boat compound are reminded that space is allocated for storage of approved boats and trailers only. Storage of other trailers is not permitted.

ESTABLISHMENT CAR PASSES 
During patrols of car parks throughout Whale Island it has been noted that there are many vehicles that are parked which do not display a valid car pass. This is a potential security risk as it is not known who the vehicle belongs to nor if it is authorised to be there. This also causes issues if there is a requirement for a vehicle to be moved due to work/security requirements and places additional burden on the Executive Department to trace the owner. Car Passes are not just to be shown on entry to the Establishment they are to be always on display whilst on the Island.

LONG TERM PARKING WITHIN HMS EXCELLENT 
Personnel who require to park their vehicle Longer Term (Over 1 week). The routine for Long Term Car Park is the Vehicle should be parked in Car Park 1 with the keys either left in the Guardroom or with your line management (with a note on the dashboard to the name/place of work for the POC) in the event of a requirement for the vehicle to be moved.

MARINE SUPER STORE - AUTHORISED USERS LIST 
An updated list, dated 4 September 2023, of persons (berth holders) authorised to purchase items on the marina account at the MSS Port Solent is available for viewing in the Members/Documentation page. Users of the account MUST produce ID at time of purchase, ensure their name is on the till receipt & reimburse the Marina Bank Account soonest with email notification to marina.management@hmsexcellentmarina.net.

VISITOR NOTIFICATION 
BE WARNED - Berth holders are reminded of the importance of submitting (by email) Visitor Notification Forms (VNF) for their guests no later than 24 hours prior to planned visit. The form is available for download from the Members/Documentation website page. Due to issues beyond marina control downloading the form is not a single click but is achievable by following the instructions.

USEFUL SUPPLIERS 
Looking for someone to supply, or make, that 'special' piece for your boat? Check out our Useful Suppliers list in the DOCUMENTATION section.

BACS PAYMENTS- Berth Holders are encouraged to settle bills eg Berthing Fees and Marine Super Store reimbursements using BACS bank transfers. For those who prefer the 'traditional' cheque method of payment this will operate in parallel with BACS but Berth Holders are to use bank transfer if possible. Marina Bank Account details have been emailed to Berth Holders and Compound users.
It is important to note that users of the account are to notify, by email to the Marina, details of their purchase a.s.a.p following the transaction. Please ensure that your name is on the till receipt as a reference.

ITEMS FOR SALE 
Check out the ITEMS FOR SALE page in the members area. Email to the marina details of any items you have for sale and we will post on the site for you.

HMS EXCELLENT MARINA BURGEE 
Be the talking point around the marinas and fly this unique burgee
We are delighted to announce that the HMS Excellent Marina burgee design has been recovered from hibernation. New burgees are now available for purchase at a subsidized price of £20 by email request to the Marina. (Hover over image to enlarge)