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Cowes Harbour Services marine operations business news update

Cowes Harbour Services marine operations business news update 14/11/2018

Cowes Harbour Services (formerly Kingston Marine Services) based in East Cowes, Isle of Wight has a wealth of expertise and local knowledge gained from many years assisting with the delivery of marine and coastal works and projects, and is actively seeking new avenues of business. Marine Services Manager for Cowes Harbour Commission, Jock Rafferty, said: “We have a dedicated and highly experienced commercial operations team and are now in a strong position to expand by taking the benefits of our marine services offer to new marine industry clients, both on the Island and around the Solent. “We would welcome enquiries from local businesses seeking a reliable marine services read more

Islandwide Marine


14/11/2018

We are very pleased to welcome inboard and outboard specialist Islandwide Marine to our family of independent onsite businesses at Cowes Harbour Services Boatyard. Owner Rob Kitcher has over 30 years’ experience on inboards and outboards and will be able to offer the Boatyard and its customers the

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Welcome to Cowes Harbour Services


17/07/2018

A big welcome to our first newsletter for “Cowes Harbour Services”, the new division name for Cowes Harbour Commission’s marine services, including all our moorings, the Boatyard, storage options, fuel, and commercial operations. We have been busy with site improvements for the Cowes Harbour

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In the yard this month


17/07/2018

The 38ft classic yacht Whooper was built by Attrill’s yard in St Helens and launched in 1939. She has been far afield in her life to date, and now she’s back as a true Isle of Wight girl! Owner Giovanni Belgrano told us: “I’ve had Whooper for the past 18 years, and we are having tremendous

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Commercial marine projects


17/07/2018

Our multi-disciplinary afloat team at Cowes Harbour Services has been working hard on a variety of local marine contracts recently. These have included a diverse range of jobs for Red Funnel over the last few months, which are carried out at night where necessary to avoid disruption to ferry

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Spotlight on two of our team at the Boatyard


17/07/2018

Jon Lucas started working at Shepards Wharf in 1996, where his father had been Yard Manager for many years. Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) took over Shepards Wharf in 2001 and Jon then moved up to what was Kingston Marine Services to help set up the new boatyard for CHC in 2004. Now Boatyard Team

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Marine industry waterfront storage land opportunity


03/05/2018

A unique opportunity for marine industry on the River Medina has arisen at the Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) owned Kingston Wharf site in East Cowes, for the rental of 1.5 acres of prime waterfront storage land with all-tide deep-water access and wharfage. • View the Kingston Wharf Letting

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Cowes Harbour Services - one team - one name


29/03/2018

Cowes Harbour Services is the new division name for the marine services arm of Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC), encompassing moorings, boatyard, storage, fuel, and commercial. Following the Marine Services Review last autumn, the Commission has taken the decision to amalgamate its marine services

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Marine apprenticeship opportunity


28/02/2018

Cowes Harbour Commission is offering an exciting ‘Marine Operative’ apprenticeship, providing a great opportunity for the right candidate to gain extensive knowledge and a valuable qualification in a challenging and rewarding industry. This apprenticeship will cover all aspects of the

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Studio School sets sail


28/02/2018

Cowes Harbour Commission recently received an application from the Isle of Wight Studio School requesting stakeholder support for the School’s Mini Tonner yacht. The Commissioners agreed at their January Board meeting that the application matched a number of stakeholder dividend objectives; namely

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Island Stowaway


28/02/2018

Island Stowaway is a successful family run business catering to the needs of boat owners, businesses, and households requiring that extra storage space. Owners Glenn and Rachael Hobson have provided a flexible, bespoke and friendly service over the years but are now retiring from the

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Christmas 2017 and New Year 2018 information


15/12/2017

The Harbour Office will close for the Christmas break at 1200 on Friday, 22nd December 2017 and re-open at 0900 on Tuesday, 2nd January 2018. 

Over the Christmas break, phone calls will be redirected to CHC staff at Shepards Wharf Marina who can be contacted directly on 01983 297821 for visitor

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CHC Marine Services Review 2017


30/10/2017

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) has recently completed a review of its marine services, which comprise Shepards Wharf Marina, Kingston Marine Services, Cowes Harbour Moorings and Cowes Harbour Fuels. Regular reviews are carried out in order to ensure that the Commission provides and invests in

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Winter boat storage savings in East Cowes


18/09/2017

For winter 2017-2018, Kingston Marine Boatyard is offering competitively priced winter storage both in the yard and under cover in the ‘Kingston Boat Store’. If you bring your boat ashore between now and 8th December 2017, and stay until 31st March 2018, you will receive free weeks of

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Kingston Marine Services autumn 2017 newsletter


18/09/2017

Welcome to the Kingston Marine Services autumn 2017 newsletter. Click on the link below to read all about: • Winter storage savings • Yacht refit projects • Night works for Red Funnel • Seaclear survey • Island Yacht Refinishing joins onsite businesses •

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Wavedancer fit out at Kingston Boatyard


20/09/2017

Wavedancer’s story: Back when Sir Robin Knox-Johnson wanted a boat to take part in The Golden Globe, he initially turned to Lymington-based British designer Colin Mudie; so when a new, part completed 60ft cutter rigged sloop, also designed by Colin, came onto the market - it was a proposition

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BOAT LIFT trailer – first in UK


22/06/2017

Here at Kingston Marine Boatyard in East Cowes we have just taken delivery of a new self-propelled boat mover, the first trailer of its kind in the UK from Italian brand BOAT LIFT. The boat mover has a maximum lift capacity of 30 tonnes with multi-directional, 90° steering on all four wheels

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Marine operations with KMS


22/06/2017

Our Kingston Marine Services (KMS) team has been busy with a wide variety of marine operations in and around Cowes Harbour and locally in the Solent. Back in March, the KMS team found themselves on “night shift” work for Red Funnel when they teamed up with Red Funnel engineers, hydraulic work

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Kingston Boat Store


22/06/2017

Space has become available at the Kingston Boat Store in East Cowes, offering year-round under cover storage, suitable for boats on trailers, boats up to 10m, and boats in cradles. The Boat Store is suitable for dry sailing, dry storage, light works and refit, gel repairs, electrical works,

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Brain Tumour Research Randonnee


22/06/2017

One of our Kingston Port Operatives, Shaun Turner, will be taking part in next month's cycle randonnee on the Island to raise money for Brain Tumour Research; a charity that is close to his heart following diagnosis and treatment three years ago for a large brain tumour on his frontal

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CHC team take part in 2017 Randonnee


02/05/2017

An 11-strong team of CHC staff present and past took part in the Isle of Wight Randonnee on Bank Holiday Sunday, 30th April, completing the clockwise 100km round the Island cycle route in an impressive five hours and 45 minutes. The unpredictable weather and occasional rain failed to dampen

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