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CHC Marine Services Review 2017

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 marine services and facilities that are market-led and customer focused, adding value to the ‘Cowes offer’ and maintaining a commercial return for CHC and our stakeholders. The marine industries and maritime services sector are continuing to operate in a challenging climate and the outlook is for this to continue; however, a review of the performance of CHC marine services over the last six years read more

Success for Island RIBs at the Southampton Boat Show


22/09/2015

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, the Island 7.5m RIB was the first big product launch for the company. "We had already

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Sparkling conditions for Round the Island Race


02/07/2015

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 12-15 knots, gusting to 20 knots. CHC’s distinctive harbour patrol RIB HM1, along with our

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Cowes Harbour Commission staff to the rescue


02/07/2015

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 the floating bridge.Seamark, one of Cowes Harbour Commission’s vessels based at Kingston Marine

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Developing young people


28/05/2015

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 involved in a continuing programme of apprenticeships through the Isle of Wight College. Over the

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New boatbuilding business at Kingston Wharf


25/02/2015

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 and previous owner of Coastline Marine and has been designing and building some of the most

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Solent racing marks for 2015


25/02/2015

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 are a number of new names and changes in the co-ordinates for certain navigation marks. The list

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Business opportunity at Kingston Wharf


28/01/2015

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 Wharf site. Kingston Wharf is home to a wide range of local businesses, a number of which

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Your local boatyard


22/12/2014

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 40 tonne vessels and with regular seasonal specials on offer, Kingston Boatyard delivers great

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KMS gets involved with next generation tidal wave technology


26/11/2014

East Cowes based Sustainable Marine Energy Ltd (SME) has successfully completed the first round of sea trials with its innovative tidal energy platform, PLAT-O. The development of PLAT-O and delivery of the sea trials has required support from a large number of businesses and stakeholders from

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The vision for Cowes Harbour in 2020 and beyond


28/10/2014

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) has today (Tuesday, 28th October 2014) launched an online consultation that is aimed at assisting the Commission during a major review of the vision, strategic objectives, plans and policies for Cowes Harbour on the Isle of Wight. The e-consultation, which is

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Kingston Boatyard autumn news and special offers


17/10/2014

“Welcome to our first newsletter,” writes Barney Sollars, Manager at Kingston Marine Services, “I hope you enjoy reading about what's happening in the Boatyard over the coming months and do take a look at our great laying up offers. “The glorious summer finally seems to be drawing to a close,

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Kingston Wharf explained


17/10/2014

"As I walk around the whole of the 10-acre site here, including the Boatyard, storage and berthing for the Marine Services team as well as the building housing our thriving local businesses and the two commercial wharves, I ponder that surely we are too big to miss," writes Manager Barney

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Kingston Boatyard - The best choice for winter laying up


26/09/2014

Kingston Marine Boatyard (KMB), one of the largest yards on the River Medina, provides flexible services for around 150 yachts and motor vessels up to 40 tonnes. A popular choice for many Island and mainland boaters, the Boatyard team operate a friendly yard and bring a wealth of experience to all

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Cowes Harbour carries out major strategic review


24/09/2014

What do we want Cowes Harbour to look like in 2020? This and other significant questions are to form part of a far-reaching review of CHC’s current Strategic Framework document and policies, which is due to take place over the autumn/winter of 2014-2015. The existing five year Strategic

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Multi-Cat Seaclear undergoes refit


24/09/2014

The main workhorse at CHC's Kingston Marine Services (KMS) is the 16m Multi-Cat vessel Seaclear, which is operated under the Code of Practice for the ‘Safety of Small Workboats and Pilot Boats’ and is annually surveyed for compliance. Every three years Seaclear is examined out of the water for her

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Unmissable 'early bird' offers at Kingston Boatyard!


29/08/2014

If you are coming ashore for winter this year we would very much like to look after you and your boat here at Kingston Boatyard, and in case you haven't been here before (or even if you have!) we would like to make things just a little more attractive by giving you some of your stay absolutely

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Repairs at Kingston Wharf in final phase


28/08/2014

The repairs to the commercial shipping wharfage at Kingston in East Cowes, which have been carried out successfully by Prestec UK Ltd, specialists in structural concrete repairs, are now nearing completion with clearance expected imminently, and will provide a ‘fit-for-purpose’ wharf structure

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Yacht Tek Ltd moves to Kingston


28/08/2014

Marine services company Yacht Tek Limited has recently relocated to East Cowes, and joins a wide range of other local businesses now based at Kingston Wharf. Yacht Tek is located in the unit adjacent to the hoist dock at Kingston Marine Boatyard, behind the main yacht lay-up area. Owned by

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Team member sought for Kingston Boatyard


31/07/2014

A team member is required for Kingston Marine Boatyard at Kingston Wharf, East Cowes.  The successful applicant will be based in the boatyard assisting with the lay-up of vessels up to 30 tonnes and general yard work but also flexible enough to go afloat with the marine services team as

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Annual Report - Marine Services


23/06/2014

Policy and investment: Cowes Harbour Commission is self-financing and has a policy to invest in marine services and facilities for the long-term benefit of the harbour and its stakeholders. The Commission’s policy is to invest in developing marine services that are strategically

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Annual Report - Chairman’s Introduction


20/06/2014

2013-2014 has been a busy year for Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC). Last year I reported a reduction in visitors to Cowes; for 2014 we are hopeful of seeing a start to a recovery in visitor numbers. Key projects have been progressed with the harbour breakwater now under contract,

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Trinity Landing repairs completed and open for use


16/06/2014

A key project to re-design the joints of the Trinity Landing pontoons to overcome long-standing problems has been successfully completed and the facility reinstated in time for the main summer season in Cowes. Trinity Landing has become a major harbour facility since CHC installed it back in

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