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We warmly welcome liveaboard berth holders at Milford Marina. Take a look at our handy checklist before you make yourself at home with us.

  1. Decide on the type of boat you would like to live on. If you will be living on a boat that you already own, is it suitable to live on full time?
  2. Get a berthing quotation and book your berth in advance, so you have one less thing to worry about
  3. Arrange your boat’s journey to Milford Marina – will you arriving by water, or do you need to arrange transportation? Whichever way you arrive, you will need to consider the tides for lock or slipway access
  4. Make sure you have the correct insurance coverage before you arrive at Milford Marina. More information on this can be found in our terms and conditions
  5. Familiarise yourself with the Milford Marina Handbook which you will receive when you arrive. It has lots of handy tips and guidance, as well as important safety information
  6. Before you arrive, ensure your safety equipment is tested and in good condition. Time spent in one place on your boat could mean that some of your equipment needs to be replaced or repaired. It’s a good idea to make your own list of things to check when preparing to embark on a trip outside the lock
  7. Keep on top of accumulating too much on your boat, and periodically declutter before you embark on an adventure outside the marina
  8. Run through essential checks before you move for example, do you have working lights, and have you got enough fuel?
  9. Make sure you have suitable mooring lines and keep an eye on them for wear and tear. Keep them tidy and out of salt water
  10. Have an assigned damp clothes/equipment store so your living space doesn’t become damp
  11. Make sure you have a working fire alarm and carbon monoxide detector. The carbon monoxide detector should be suitably placed at a low level inside your boat, so any carbon monoxide can be detected before it reaches your cabin (it is heavier than air). Please contact Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service to arrange to test your equipment
  12. Put some anti-slip tape on your boarding gangway to prevent slipping, especially in the winter when it can get icy
  13. Invest in background heating to prevent your cabin becoming too damp. Some boats have stoves installed, if you do, make sure you have the appropriate safety equipment in place
  14. Ensure you comply with the marina’s rules about disposing of waste. You need to have an inbuilt grey water tank or use portable collection tanks. Milford Marina is currently investing in mobile pump out equipment
  15. If you use gas, ensure you have a gas shut off valve, and equipment is regularly tested
  16. Invest in some waterproof outdoor cushions for sitting outside, just in case you forget to bring them in
  17. Have some slip-on shoes or slippers with a good grip for walking to the bathroom/using in the shower
  18. Join in with social events hosted by Milford Marina and get to know your fellow liveaboards

If you need any advice at all the Milford Marina Team are on duty 24 hours a day, and can be contacted at the Marina Office, or by calling 01646 696312. You can also find out more key information in our FAQs for Liveaboards.

Flexible berthing contracts available now

Milford Marina provides first class facilities and the perfect base from which to discover the Pembrokeshire Coast and beyond. Start your journey today and receive a no obligation quote instantly.