Marina and Boatyard


With capacity for 271 vessels, the Derwent Sailing Squadron's marina is the largest and most technically advanced Club marina in Tasmania.

The John Blackwood Marina was opened in 1965 which now comprises 130 fixed pile berths with sizes ranging from 6m to 16m.

The Roy Barkas Extension, designed by Burbury Consulting and built by Bellingham Marine, opened in 2016 which offers 141 floating berths ranging from 10m to 30m super yacht berths all with individual power and water services.

The marina has onsite parking and is only accessible with a marina pass with advanced security in place to give owners ease of access and peace of mind.

  • Casual - our casual rates apply for stays of 1 day through to 6 months. To book a berth, please read our terms & conditions, then complete a casual berth enquiry form. We will then be in touch as soon as we can to confirm if a berth is available and send you a link to complete a berth booking form.
  • Permanent - we offer a range of lease options. To enquire about a permanent lease, please complete the enquiry form and we will be in touch shortly to advise of availability.


Our extensive range of boatyard facilities and services include:

  • 24hr Premium Diesel Pump - High and Low Flow
  • Haul out facility
  • Slipyard for boat maintenance
  • Hardstand for one-design yachts
  • Dual lane trailer boat launching ramps
  • Two floating jetties
  • Two fixed jetties
  • Trailer boat parking
  • Float docks for motor boats and jet ski's
  • Storage sheds
  • Davits for tender storage
  • Kayak Storage
  • Crane for mast and engine removal and replacement
  • Fixed pile wave-screen breakwater

Onsite Boat Broker, Sailmaker and Yacht Care services are available. All ability access shower and toilet facilities as well as coin and card operated washing and drying machines are close to the marina entrance.


The Derwent Sailing Squadron is located in the picturesque suburb of Sandy Bay, next to Wrest Point Casino, and just 20 minutes walk from Hobart's pre-eminent restaurant and cafe precinct, Salamanca.

Lat Long
-42.899143, 147.331862

GPS Coordinates
42° 53' 56.9148'' S
147° 19' 54.7032'' E

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If you have any questions about our marina or boatyard, please do not hesitate to contact us.



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23 Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay TAS 7005
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