How to launch from The Drystack

Get my boat launched

  1. Contact us via our online Boat Launch APP
  2. Book your boat in (your booking goes straight to our lift driver)
  3. Pack up and set off to Trafalgar Wharf

Your boat will be launched within the hour.

If you can’t get online for any reason, simply call us on +44 023 9323 3199 to request a launch.

We simply need:

  1. Your boat name
  2. Your required launch times
  3. Roughly when you expect to come back in
  4. Your mobile phone number

Book my boat launch

boat launched

What happens next?

  1. Whilst you are en-route our team click in to action.
  2. Our highly trained Drystack operators will lift your boat from our inside storage facility to the launching berth.
  3. Your boat will be:
    • Fuelled up, if you have requested this service
    • Moved to the holding pontoons
  1. You arrive, swing by The Beach Hut Café for snacks, coffee and lunches.
  2. Head out, have a fun trip out on the water.

“Best place ever to keep your boat out of the sun and the rain. No need to anti-foul/replace anodes and with a launch and retrieve service second to none…”

Paul Davies

boat launched
boat launched
boat launched

…and when you get back?

  1. On your return tie your boat up ready for us to lift out.
  2. Take your personal belongings.
  3. We wash your boat down with fresh water.
  4. She is lifted back into her slot in our secure dry stack.
  5. We’ll also inspect the hull and let you know of any problems.


We operate seven days a week until late, 362 days a year (we do close for Christmas and Boxing Day and New Year’s Day).

With our three Wiggins boat lifts we guarantee you a launch slot within as little as one hour’s notice. Simply put, we are the best South Coast indoor boat storage facility.  


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We are confident that you’ll love it here at The Drystack.

In fact we are so confident that we have a money back guarantee.

Book a Drystack ‘Buggy Tour’

Book a Drystack

Book in for a Buggy Tour. We’ll be delighted to introduce you to the site facilities and how the Drystack works.

Request a quote

Book a Drystack

To make a reservation, request an accurate quote or for info feel free to call +44 023 9270 6384 or complete our form.

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