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BOAT LIFT trailer – first in UK

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 that enables side crab steering and makes the trailer immensely manoeuvrable. Powered by a 38hp Yanmar engine, the boat mover is also self-levelling. The unit will radically reduce transit times from the hoist dock area to the main yard, increasing efficiency and throughput, which will take further strides as the new custom-built cradles arrive this month and throughout the summer. Cowes read more

Fuel berth maintenance


22/02/2017

The Cowes Harbour Fuels storage barge will be slipped at South Boats on 27th February 2017 for her three-yearly inspection. The fuel berth will be open as usual on Saturday, 25th February, but will be closed from Sunday, 26th for a period of up to 10 days, with remediation works being carried out

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Cowes Week 2017 at Shepards


20/02/2017

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) announces the appointment of JHAV Ltd as the new event partner for Shepards Wharf Marina, an affiliate shoreside venue at Cowes Week. Cowes Harbour Commission has today (Monday, 20th February) welcomed JHAV Ltd as the new event partner for Shepards Wharf Marina,

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Make a difference to Cowes! Become a Commissioner


24/01/2017

One of our Cowes Harbour Commissioners, Ben Board, has taken the decision to resign due to family and work commitments. In his resignation letter, he commented: “I think the work the Commission do is extremely important and you have a team of people on the Board that care passionately about what

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How the Harbour Advisory Committee works for you


25/01/2017

John Corby has been Chairman of the Cowes Harbour Advisory Committee (CHAC) since last May and here he talks about the CHAC and its relevance to all who live and work in our harbour. “I’m John Corby, I’ve lived in Cowes since 1982 and spent almost all that time designing and building yachts.

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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

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Harbour maintenance dredging


25/01/2017

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 Marine Services hoist dock, the Town Quay mooring basin, and the Royal Yacht Squadron basin. The

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Annual moorings in Cowes Harbour for 2017


25/01/2017

If you would like to have an annual mooring in Cowes Harbour for 2017, now is a good time to contact our Cowes Harbour Moorings team as we process renewals and mooring changes for the year ahead to determine availability. May we also remind you that if you still need to pay your annual mooring

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RTI 2017 entries open on 27th January 2017


25/01/2017

Entries for the iconic one-day yacht racing extravaganza, the Round the Island Race, organised by the Island Sailing Club in Cowes, will open at 00.00 on Friday, 27th January.Race Day in 2017 is on Saturday, 1st July with the first start at 0530. The 2017 event marks the 81st actual Round the

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Works Licence Application - Kingston Marine Park


13/01/2017

This application, submitted to Cowes Harbour Commission by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), seeks to secure consent to complete dredging, construction and associated works for the proposed Kingston Marine Park boat hoist and lay-by pontoons. The proposed site is south of the commercial

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IW Council announcement on Cowes Chain Ferry


21/12/2016

The Isle of Wight Council issued a press release on Tuesday, 20th December regarding changes to the floating bridge (Chain Ferry) over Christmas and the New Year: Residents are being reminded of changes to the floating bridge service over Christmas and into the new year as preparations get

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Changes to advertised tidal predictions for Cowes


20/12/2016

Please note that there have been some changes to how the tide tables are compiled for Cowes. As from 1st January 2017, the Admiralty Tide Tables will give the time of High Water Cowes that corresponds to the beginning of the High Water period, rather than the peak High Water time. The timing

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Harbour maintenance dredge works 2017


20/12/2016

Harbour maintenance dredging will be carried out in the early part of 2017 at Shepards Wharf Marina and approaches, the Town Quay mooring basin, and the Royal Yacht Squadron basin. These maintenance dredge works were originally planned to take place in 2016 but have been re-scheduled for 2017 due

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Christmas and New Year information for Cowes Harbour


20/12/2016

The Harbour Office will close for the Christmas break at 1200 on Friday, 23rd December 2016 and re-open at 0900 on Tuesday, 3rd January 2017. Over the Christmas break, all phone calls will be redirected to CHC staff at Shepards Wharf Marina who can be contacted on 01983 297821 for visitor

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Annual mooring licence renewals for 2017


20/12/2016

All Cowes Harbour licenced annual mooring holders should have received their renewal forms by now; please ensure that these are completed and returned promptly. The deadline for payment of annual mooring licences is Friday, 6th January 2017. If you are planning to give up your mooring for

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Consultation on MMO Draft South Marine Plan


20/12/2016

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) recently announced that a consultation would take place on the Draft South Marine Plan; this is now underway and will close on 27th January 2017. The South Marine Plan covers the inshore and offshore waters from MHWS to 12nm between Folkestone and the

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All At Sea - Boating People


20/12/2016

Have you read the December issue of the popular All At Sea waterfront newspaper? If not, then pop in to Shepards Wharf Marina in Cowes to pick up your free copy or view the paper online. There’s fantastic news on Sir Ben Ainslie’s Land Rover BAR team who have been crowned America’s Cup World

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Spring sailing escapes


20/12/2016

The Cowes tide tables for 2017 are now available to view online, for those who may wish to plan their 2017 sailing calendar over the Christmas and New Year holidays - and remember - the Isle of Wight is a year-round destination for sailors and boaters, not just for summer time! After the

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Outer Harbour Project update December 2016


16/12/2016

Negotiations continue towards finalising the 'Harbour Infrastructure Funding Agreement' (HIFA) between Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC), the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), and the developer of the HCA’s Victoria Quay marina in East Cowes, which will enable delivery of Phases 2 and 3 of the

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Works planned to prepare for new Chain Ferry


30/11/2016

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) has issued a works licence to the Isle of Wight Council for alterations to be made to the current Cowes Chain Ferry slipways at both East and West Cowes to ensure the suitability and longevity of the new floating bridge, due to come into service at the end of March

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Your essential guide to Cowes Harbour


30/11/2016

Production has started on next year’s Handbook, led by our new editor, Cowes-based publishing consultant and boat builder Martin Nott, who is working closely with Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) and Horizon Publishing. The annual Handbook is just one of the ways in which CHC works proactively

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Destination Cowes at the World Travel Market


30/11/2016

Visit Isle of Wight and ‘Destination Cowes’ attended the World Travel Market earlier this month, where more than 50,000 travel professionals gathered at Excel London to look at destination ideas from around the world. At the show, Visit Isle of Wight introduced the new Island Destination

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Port Operative apprentice on board at Shepards Wharf


30/11/2016

Cowes Harbour Commission’s first Port Operative Apprenticeship attracted a considerable amount of interest and following a rigorous interview process, the successful applicant, 21-year-old Sam Saunders, has recently been selected for the new position. Sam will be based at Shepards Wharf

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