Image © Bob Jones
Latitude: 50º 35'N
Longitude: 01º 12'W
Ownership: Isle of Wight Council
Usage: Leisure, Fishing
Contact name: Sean Strevens, Harbour Master
Telephone no: 01983 852398
About VentnorThis artificial haven was constructed in 2003 as part of a long term strategy to promote Ventnor as a working seaside town. The current phase of the project, continuing over the next few years will aim to provide further facilities including the construction of various marine-related harbourside projects.
One of the original criteria of the Haven was to provide a safe haven from which the local shellfish industry could operate from. Prior to the completion of the Haven, fishing vessels worked from Ventnor Beach.
Private investment in 2007 funded a new Fish Pier where fish landed at the Haven by the growing fleet of Cheetah Catamarans could be processed and sold either locally from the front of house wet fish shop or distributed to the many restaurants on the island or further afield to Brixham, London and the Continent.
Cheetah Marine are contracted by the Isle of Wight Council to manage the Haven on a day-to-day basis.
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