This Fairways Committee manages most of the moorings on the river Deben from Methersgate Quay to the Tide Mill. It holds a lease from the Crown Estate and provides annual licences specifying a site where individuals can lay their own mooring to secure their boat. The committee is responsible for allocating sites in such a way as to allow safe navigation of the river and to buoy that fairway appropriately. Having recently taken over the area previously managed by the Knoll Fairway Committee, it now manages nearly 200 moorings and is responsible for 13 navigation buoys.

The entire operation is run by volunteers and they report annually to an Annual Public Meeting. The most  recent  Annual Public Meeting was held on Friday 5th April 2019 at the Woodbridge Cruising Club River Wall, Woodbridge. Download the agenda from here and the minutes of the 2018 APM from here.  The 2020 Annual Public Meeting was cancelled.

Mooring Fees for 2021

Wet Mooring (water all round at low water springs)  £92

Dry Mooring (some visible mud adjacent to mooring at low water springs)  £60

There is a £10 discount for fees paid by 22 December of the previous year.

Mooring availability

Moorings are allocated according to boat length and draft, to maximise numbers while ensuring a clear and safe navigational channel. There are often moorings available for certain sizes of boat. To enquire about the availability of a mooring for your boat, please contact:

Kyson (River Deben) Fairways Committee
34 Methersgate
IP12 3JL

For general enquiries contact Alan Murray, K(RD)FC Committee Chairman:  -  or if urgent phone 07564178788


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