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Boats moored along river at Lee Valley Marina, Standstead Abbotts

Lee Valley Marina, Stanstead Abbotts


Lee Valley Marina at Stanstead Abbotts in Hertfordshire provides all marina services and is situated in Lee Valley Regional Park a few miles north of the junction with the River Lee.

The River Lee is connected to the national waterways system by the Hertford Union Canal and the River Thames giving over 2,500 miles of cruising waterways.


The marina offers moorings, chandlery, all boat yard services and a professional engineering and refit service. There's a crane on site to lift boats up to 70 feet in length and 18 ton in weight. Boats can be refitted, welded, blacked and painted. All types of engine can be serviced or repaired. There are moorings for up to 200 boats and storage facilities on land to carry out boat repairs.


The onsite chandlery on site stocks a large range of products particularly for canal boats and inland waterways cruisers. 

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Marina services

The marina offers a range of services for the inland waterways user.

General services
  • Diesel - available in 10% tax splits from 100% heating use to 100% cruising use.

  • Water - water top up available from the quay

  • Boat pump out - self-service facilities are available

  • Calor Gas - a range of Calor Gas bottles, from 3.9kg to 19kg (both propane and butane) are stocked

  • Solid fuel - a range of solid fuels are available in 25kg bags. We also stock logs and kindling as well

  • Caravan and trailer storage - secure storage available for both caravans and trailers

  • Laundry -  self serve laundry area  


Boat services
  • Boat transport – transport can be arranged for transport anywhere in Europe for narrow boats up to 65ft (18.3m) and for wide beam boats up to 50ft in length by 12ft wide (15.5m by  3.7m)

  • Slipway - available during business hours for vessels up to 30ft (9.1m). Trailer storage is also available on site if required

  • Crane services - there are two cranes on site with capacity of up to 22 ton and boats up to 65ft (19.8m) in length. Craning on or off transport is also available with sizes limited by the access road (narrow boats up to 65ft and wide beam vessels up to 50ft in length by 12ft wide). Other craning lifts available include engine lifts or anything heavy that needs to be lifted on or off a boat

  • Surveys - out of the water surveys by independent professional marine surveyors can be carried out at the marina. Lee Valley Marina, Stanstead Abbotts doesn’t recommend any particular surveyor and no surveyor works in conjunction with the marina but can provide a list of local surveyors

  • Boat Safety Certificate – the marina can arrange for an independent examiner to undertake the inspection and certify your boat. Any remedial work that’s required can be carried out by our marina engineers


  • Overnight - temporary overnight mooring for short stays is available at the Stanstead Abbotts site as well as storage on land and dry land berths for DIY fitting out and repairs.

  • Long term - the site boasts 200 boat berths available at the Stanstead Abbotts site as well as mooring opportunities at a satellite mooring site at Rye House.


Mooring prices are calculated per metre, find out more.


Workshop services

The marina has a fully equipped workshop and onsite qualified workshop team who can undertake a range of maintenance and repair work.


General workshop services
  • Welding - available from complete over-plates, engine beds, superstructure alterations and crash or sinking damage

  • Boat blacking and antifouling - a full range of services are available, whether you’re looking to do it yourself or use our marina staff

  • Carpentry and alteration services – whether it’s having shelf put up, making a new deck board or a full fit out the marina’s workshop team will ensure this is done to a high standard of workmanship.

  • Plumbing - all plumbing services available including fitting water pumps and tanks, central heating systems and engine cooling works

  • Solid fuel stoves and flues – a full range of solid fuel stoves are available for fitting from the chandlery which also specialises in welded cranked flues


Engine and gearbox repairs and servicing
  • Engine servicing and repairs - available for a range of inboard, outboard and traditional engines. Contact us with your engine details and we’ll let you know if we can help

  • Gearbox repairs and servicing – our engineers can undertake repairs and servicing specialising in BorgWarner, Hurth and PRM gearboxes.

  • New/replacement engines - we supply new engines either for self-fitting or supplied installed and running. Installations in new boats, engine upgrades or just the replacement of a tired old unit.

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