With Melbourne boasting the spectacular Port Phillip Bay, the reputed boating mecca of the southern seas, Victoria is definitely a place you want to be sailing to. There’s plenty to do and see, both on land and on water, and the best thing is that you’ll never be too far from your boat. We have picked out several notable marinas with facilities to make your docking more practical and pleasurable, and their own boatyard, or the vicinity of one, whether you are merely visiting, or on the lookout for a permanent dock for you vessel.
Wyndham Harbour, Werribee
Practically an all-inclusive residence for both your boat and yourself Wyndham Harbour is a relatively new, but fast-developing marina. It includes up to 1000 wet berths for vessels up to 30 meters, dry storage for up to 390 boats, a refueling dock, and guaranteed 24-hour security. The Marina Square is decked out with cafes, restaurants, and designated areas for farmers’ markets, and festivities. Wyndham Harbour is surrounded by sandy beaches and residential lots, with plenty still available to become your dream waterfront home.
Melbourne City Marina, Melbourne Superyacht Marina, Docklands
The Melbourne City Marina is fully decked out , including 28 short-term visitor berths, free berthing for up to 4 hours during the day, free sewage pump outs, internet access, laundry services, and bathrooms. The Superyacht Marina is the only one of its kind in Victoria, in a top-notch location by the city. The Marina can securely berth vessels up to 65 meters, and all the facilities available in the City Marina, scaled to accommodate superyachts. It is without its own service centre, but there are several boat yards in Melbourne that could easily be contacted for support, maintenance, and repairs.
St Kilda Marina, St Kilda
St Kilda Marina is situated merely 8 kilometers away from the Melbourne CBD, and a short walk away from Acland St and Fitzroy St. The Marina is wonderfully prepared for any and all boat repairs, has its own jet ski and trailer storage, and benefits from having both instant water access and proximity to cosmopolitan Melbourne.
Sandringham Yacht Club, St Kilda
An admirable facility for both boat owners, visitors, and those only learning to sail, SYC has it all. A years-long tradition of Best Marina awards guarantees that all your needs will be met promptly, and expertly. SYC is essentially one of the biggest floating marinas in Australia, including 340 berths, a chandlery, plenty of construction and repair sites, refueling docks, power boat and yacht brokers, hot showers for guests, visitor berthing, and a restaurant that could be booked for any of your milestone events.
Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron, St Kilda
The Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron to this day upholds its tradition as one of Victoria’s oldest yacht clubs, with a history of over 120 years. Specializing in keelboats, the RMYS offers a variety of sailing courses for children and adults. You can participate in club races every Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm. The new Marina includes 250 berths, and facilities such as a bar, a clubhouse, member parking, hot showers, a slipway, sailing school, mooring pens, and more.
Royal Brighton Yacht Club, Middle Brighton
Situated in Middle Brighton, the Royal Brighton Yacht Club is one of the newest, biggest floating marinas on Port Phillip Bay, with 214 wet berths for vessels up to 18 meters, and hardstand accommodation for 60 yachts. Their mantra is high value for competitive prices, and they are a popular choice for long-term berth rental. RBYC is home to the Etchell Fleet, counting 30 award winning Etchells. The safe and well supplied marina also comes with a sailing school, yacht charters and brokers, catering and cleaning, all within walking distance from the Brighton CBD.
Patterson Lakes Marina, Patterson Lakes
Victoria is spattered with breathtaking lakes, each of them making for a perfect day of easy sailing. Renowned for its exceptional dry berths and storage facilities, the Patterson Lakes Marina is also equipped with fully secured wet berths, jet ski storage, a refueling dock, and a marine service centre.