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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

Cowes Sailmakers now at Kingston


30/11/2016

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 the wide range of marine trades already on site at Kingston Wharf. Richard brings 30

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River Sailors


30/11/2016

The Medina Estuary offers a base for every type of boating and the river is currently featured in an engaging article written by CHC’s Designated Person and ex-Commissioner Capt. Peter Jackson for Sailing Today’s December 2016 magazine: Cowes, synonymous with yachting for over 200 years, is

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October 2016 news on the Outer Harbour Project (OHP)


25/10/2016

Over the past month, progress has continued towards finalising the 'Harbour Infrastructure Funding Agreement' between Cowes Harbour Commission, the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and their developers Camper & Nicholsons and Westcourt Real Estate; this agreement is essential to provide the

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Commissioner profile on Roy Lambden


25/10/2016

Commissioner for Personnel Management, Roy Lambden, was appointed to the Cowes Harbour Board in May of this year, along with Michael Greville and Ben Board. Roy Lambden had a 30-year career in the City, working in various areas of finance around the world, accumulating considerable experience

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CHC at Cowes marine careers fair


25/10/2016

Last month, Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) took part in the Marine Careers Fair organised by the Royal Yacht Squadron at Cowes Castle, exhibiting alongside over 30 well-known marine industry businesses and training facilities including UKSA, SeaSafe, British Marine and Carnival UK. Jon Kidd,

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Winter 2016-17 water taxi service


25/10/2016

Cowes Harbour Commission has been informed by Sally Water Taxis that they will not be operating a service over the winter 2016-17. Therefore, CHC is now providing a water taxi service between the hours of 0900 and 1730, seven days a week, up to 31st March 2017. The 'Cowes Harbour Taxi' service is

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RORC relax 100ft limit for 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race


25/10/2016

Next summer’s pinnacle of offshore racing, the Rolex Fastnet Race, which starts from Cowes on Sunday, 6th August 2017, is likely to be an even greater spectacle, with the event being opened up to yachts larger than the 100ft Leopard and Commanche. The biennial event is the world’s biggest offshore

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IW Council Chain Ferry Works Licence Application


24/10/2016

The Isle of Wight Council has submitted a Works Licence Application to secure consent to complete remediation and improvement works to the Cowes Chain Ferry slipways at both East and West Cowes in order to accommodate the new Chain Ferry. The works are anticipated to take place between January and

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CHC recruiting for position of Assistant Harbour Master


18/10/2016

Cowes Harbour Commission is looking to recruit an additional Assistant Harbour Master / Pilot to support and provide cover for the Harbour Master's team. Rod Hodgson, the current Deputy Harbour Master will be taking up a new role with another port in January. Reporting to the Harbour Master,

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CHC supports Visit Isle of Wight at World Travel Market


17/10/2016

In brief: Visit Isle of Wight looks to the global tourism market to grow visitor numbers over the next five years. Today (Monday, 17th October 2016), Visit Isle of Wight (VIOW) has announced plans to showcase the Isle of Wight at the World Travel Market this November. This new initiative is one of

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Autumn 2016 news from Cowes Harbour Moorings


14/10/2016

Welcome to the Cowes Harbour Moorings autumn newsletter where you can find out about the new Cowes Harbour Moorings annual mooring holders' benefit for winter berthing at Shepards Wharf Marina, get information on water taxi services for winter 2016-17, and read some timely advice on looking after

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CHC Chairman's response to County Press letter


07/10/2016

Cowes Harbour Commission's response to the letter from Keith Hayden published in the Isle of Wight County Press on Friday, 7th October 2016: With reference to Keith Hayden’s letter on the planned new Victoria Marina in East Cowes (CP, 07-10-16), Cowes Harbour Commission would like to provide

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End of season advice for boat owners in Cowes


06/10/2016

As the 2016 boating season draws to a close for most, we have been looking at what boat owners can do to prepare for winter and reduce the risk of damage to their craft. Working with leading online insurer, Craftinsure.com, we have identified some of the most common problems and can pass on the

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Autumn 2016 news from Kingston Marine Services


06/10/2016

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 "special projects" that the KMS afloat team undertake on the River Medina and locally in the

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1st Class Covers joins onsite businesses at KMS


05/10/2016

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 Billy White started out as a young apprentice on the Isle of Wight, progressing to sailmaking at

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Decision made on final OHP design layout


26/09/2016

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) has now agreed the final Outer Harbour Project (OHP) design layout with the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and their development partners Camper & Nicholsons and Westcourt Real Estate. Following consultation with Natural England, CHC is now applying to vary

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Pilot safety day at Shepards Wharf Marina


26/09/2016

The 2016 conference of the UK Maritime Pilots’ Association (UKMPA) was held in Cowes on 14th-15th September, in association with local lifejacket and coat manufacturer SeaSafe Systems who are celebrating their 50th anniversary of business. The second day of the conference concentrated on the

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Memories of Cowes Week 2016


26/09/2016

The title of overall Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week winner went again to Adam Gosling’s JPK10.80 Yes!, which finished the regatta counting only first places in IRC Class 3 to earn Gosling a class win and also victory in Black Group overall. Nigel Grogan’s Rehydrated gave a performance that

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Bertrand wins Etchells Worlds


26/09/2016

“I love coming to Cowes, it is one of my favourite places to sail anywhere in the world…” (Steve Benjamin) The 2016 Etchells World Championship, which was hosted by the Royal London Yacht Club in Cowes from 5th-10th September, was won overall by Australian John Bertrand, representing the

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Cowes Cougar triumph for Curtis


26/09/2016

The 2016 Cowes-Torquay-Cowes race will surely go down as the roughest ever run; only three boats made it to Torquay within the time limit and only two made it back to Cowes.With a calm ride through the Solent, the 14 starters were then faced with Force 7 westerly winds, which made the trip to

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New Kingston Boat Store opens for business


26/09/2016

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 Boat Store’ on the top terrace has just opened for business, offering year-round under cover

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New CHC berth holders’ benefit


26/09/2016

We have been taking on board feedback received from our Cowes Harbour Moorings customers with regard to winter berthing in the harbour. As a result, CHC has taken the decision to introduce a discount on winter berthing at Shepards Wharf Marina, exclusively for Cowes Harbour Moorings annual berth

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