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 next  Annual Public Meeting will be held on Friday 5th April 2024 at the Woodbridge Cruising Club River Wall, Woodbridge. Download the agenda from here and the minutes of the 2022 APM from here.  The 2020 and 2021 Annual Public Meetings were cancelled due to Covid restrictions.

Mooring Fees for 2023

Wet Mooring (water all round at low water springs) £100

Dry Mooring (visible mud adjacent at low water springs) £70

There is a surcharge for fees paid after 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 the committee secretary:

For general enquiries contact Ben Grundy, K(RD)FC Committee Chairman:

Or for urgent river/ mooring issues contact K(RD)FC Committee trade representative: or 07799148339 


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