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KMS helps Portsmouth prepare for new aircraft carriers

KMS helps Portsmouth prepare for new aircraft carriers 25/01/2017
Our Kingston Marine Services (KMS) team from East Cowes has recently been involved in preparations at Portsmouth ahead of the arrival of Britain’s new aircraft carriers, the largest and most powerful warships ever built for the Royal Navy. KMS was contracted by Island company MMC Diving Services to work alongside technical and dive teams on the new navigation lights that will guide the aircraft carriers Queen Elizabeth and Prince of Wales safely into Portsmouth Harbour. These lights are powered by a combination of solar panels and batteries and will only be lit when the carriers are either approaching or read more...

Harbour maintenance dredging

The maintenance dredge at Shepards Wharf Marina and its fairway approaches is taking place in February as part of a programme of harbour maintenance dredging, which also includes Thetis Wharf, Kingston read more...

Cowes Sailmakers now at Kingston

Richard Martch of Cowes Sailmakers has just opened up at Kingston, moving into the mezzanine in the main Kingston Marine Services building, and complementing the existing services of 1st Class Covers and read more...

Autumn 2016 news from Kingston Marine Services

The October 2016 newsletter from Kingston Marine Services promotes the new 'Boat Store' at the yard that offers year-round under cover storage, and tells you about some of the ordinary and extraordinary read more...

1st Class Covers joins onsite businesses at KMS

1st Class Covers, who specialise in marine, automotive, domestic and commercial upholstery and cover work, have recently moved into Unit 8 in the main workshop at Kingston Marine Services. Owner read more...

New Kingston Boat Store opens for business

Cowes Harbour Commission is continuing a programme of investment into its Kingston Marine Services site in East Cowes with the recent development of a new indoor storage facility. The new ‘Kingston read more...

Autumn refit and winter ashore made easy

Kingston Marine Boatyard in East Cowes, one of the biggest yards on the River Medina, is a convenient place to come ashore for an autumn refit with extensive facilities for up to 150 boats from the easily read more...

Late summer and low season boatyard deals

August is a time when the majority of mariners are making the most of their boats on the water and that means that at Kingston Marine Boatyard the friendly team can offer a little extra space and time to read more...

Sail into spring – Solent racing marks out now!

The 2016 Solent race marks have now been published by the Solent Cruising and Racing Association (SCRA). The SCRA publishes an annual list of some 150 of the main racing marks in the Solent area. The read more...

Kingston Marine Services job vacancy at East Cowes

Cowes Harbour Commission is recruiting a Junior Port Operative for our Kingston Marine Services (KMS) team at East Cowes. The successful applicant will work with both the afloat and boatyard teams. read more...

Industrial unit at Kingston Marine Services East Cowes

Kingston Marine Services in East Cowes has a large workshop / storage unit available for rent from 1st December 2015. Unit 3 is 150 square metres, with both front and rear access and is initially read more...

All the latest from Kingston Marine Boatyard

Kingston Marine Boatyard has enjoyed the busy season at our Kingston Wharf site in East Cowes. We have been kept well occupied with a strong uptake on our seasonal special offers throughout the year, read more...

Winter storage discounts for 'Early Birds'

This year, we are again offering our popular winter ‘Early bird’ deals with FREE weeks of winter storage at Kingston Marine Boatyard. Provided you stay until 31st March 2016, coming ashore before 15th read more...

Success for Island RIBs at the Southampton Boat Show

Kingston Wharf based boat builder Island RIBs have just launched their latest model, the Island 7.5m, at the Southampton Boat Show in September.Built by hand from original designs using brand new tooling, read more...

Sparkling conditions for Round the Island Race

The 2015 J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race was described as “a truly sparkling day for family and professional sailors alike” with almost unbroken sun and a west southwesterly breeze of read more...

Cowes Harbour Commission staff to the rescue

On Friday, 18th June a kayaker capsized in the vicinity of the Cowes Chain Ferry into the strong ebb tide and was subsequently separated from his kayak and washed underneath Trinity Wharf just north of read more...

Developing young people

Apprenticeships are a valuable means of helping young people develop the skills and qualifications that are needed in the industry of their choice. Cowes Harbour Commission supports and is actively read more...

New boatbuilding business at Kingston Wharf

Island RIBs Ltd, designers and manufacturers of Rigid Inflatable Boats, has moved into Units 4 and 6 at Cowes Harbour Commission’s Kingston Wharf site in East Cowes. Director Brian Hallett is the founder read more...

Solent racing marks for 2015

There is not long to go until the sailing season starts again and so race mark designations for 2015 have now been published by the Solent Cruising & Racing Association (SCRA). As usual, there read more...

Business opportunity at Kingston Wharf

An industrial unit at CHC’s Kingston Marine Services in East Cowes has just become available for let as the current occupant, Couzens Marine Engineering, will be moving to a larger unit on the Kingston read more...

Your local boatyard

Kingston Marine Boatyard is your friendly and flexible local yard, conveniently situated on the River Medina at Kingston Wharf in East Cowes. The yard boasts extensive facilities for day sailers to read more...






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