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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

Army divers train in Cowes Harbour


26/09/2016

At the beginning of September Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) welcomed a team of Army divers into Cowes for a training exercise held alongside the Red Ensign training ship MV Sea Trident. The Marchwood based 10-strong team arrived on their dive support vessel, mooring alongside Sea Trident, to

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Applications open for marine apprenticeship at Shepards


13/09/2016

Applications are now open for an exciting new Port Operative Apprenticeship, which commences in autumn 2016 at Shepards Wharf Marina in Cowes. This is an excellent opportunity for young people with enthusiasm for working in a marine environment and a great way to start your career. As an

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Etchells teams from around the globe prepare for Worlds


31/08/2016

Fifty-eight teams from all over the world have entered the 2016 Etchells World Championship, hosted by the Royal London Yacht Club in Cowes, with racing scheduled from 5th-10th September. Entries include at least 13 current and past Etchells World Champions, as well as Olympic medallists,

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56 years of powerboat racing at Cowes


30/08/2016

This weekend (3rd - 4th September 2016) will see the 56th year of offshore powerboat racing at Cowes. Once again the Solent will reverberate to the sound of high powered, high octane powerboats when the Cowes Classic 2016 Powerboat Race roars into town. Just as the hubbub of Cowes Week has died

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Autumn refit and winter ashore made easy


26/08/2016

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 trailered to yachts and motor boats up to 40 tonnes. The Boatyard is now taking bookings for

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Works Licence Application - Cowes Sea Cadets


22/08/2016

The floating river pontoon adjacent to the headquarters of the Cowes Sea Cadet Unit, TS Osborne, previously operated by the Island Youth Water Activities Centre (IWAC), has been passed to the Sea Cadets, following the closure of IWAC. The Cowes Sea Cadets plan to remove this isolated river

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CHC comments on Medina Yard planning application


11/08/2016

At Cowes Harbour Commission’s July 2016 Board meeting, Commissioners noted that the proposed Medina Yard development is now a current planning application with a closing date of 12th August for the submission of comments to the Isle of Wight Council. After discussing the planning application and

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Cowes Week 2016 preview


03/08/2016

Racing in the 2016 Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week gets under way at 1005 this Saturday, 6th August, with the eight day regatta offering, as always, a great mix of competitive sailing and social activities. This year’s Cowes Week is a week later than usual to avoid spring tides; the

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Sustainable dredging in Cowes Harbour


03/08/2016

Dredging is an essential part of sustainable harbour management. It is necessary for maintaining navigable channels, including access to ferry terminals, shipyards, businesses, marinas and other mooring facilities. Both maintenance and capital dredging operations have the potential to impact on

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Enjoy safe sailing at Cowes Week


03/08/2016

Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week is enjoyed by around 8,000 skippers and crews, on between 800 and 1,000 boats who take part in eight days of competitive racing. The vast majority have a great week with no incidents, but all competitors need to appreciate that sailing is a risky sport. Racing

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Meet the new Commissioners - Michael Greville


03/08/2016

The Board of Cowes Harbour Commissioners has recently welcomed three new members, Michael Greville, Ben Board, and Roy Lambden. As well as the new members, Cowes Harbour Commission has also welcomed back Jeff Armitage, who has been reappointed to serve a third term. The appointments will run for

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Outer Harbour Project progress update


03/08/2016

Following the conclusion of CHC’s consultation with stakeholders on the planned design optimisation and changes to the next phases of the Cowes Outer Harbour Project (OHP), the Harbour Advisory Committee has confirmed its support for the completion of the optimised scheme as proposed by CHC. No

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New marine apprenticeship with CHC


03/08/2016

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) has announced the introduction of a new marine apprenticeship scheme to commence this autumn at Shepards Wharf Marina in Cowes. The apprenticeship will take between 18-24 months to complete and leads to the SQA Diploma in Maritime Studies: Marinas and Boatyards

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Cowes Week 2016 at Shepards


03/08/2016

An official Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week regatta site dedicated to crews, friends and family - Shepards Wharf Marina is located on Medina Road, just a couple of minutes’ walk from Cowes High Street and near the Chain Ferry to East Cowes.For 2016, Manuka Events will be on hand to make sure

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Event tender opportunity at Shepards Wharf Marina


04/08/2016

Event tender opportunity in Cowes: Provision of a ‘Cowes Week Regatta Village’ at Shepards Wharf Marina – Cowes – Isle of Wight. Purpose of Tender: Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) is seeking expressions of interest from suitably experienced companies, organisations or individuals to deliver

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Late summer and low season boatyard deals


01/08/2016

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 spend on your project - whatever it may be.  Now the water has properly warmed up it may

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Works Licence Application - Kingston and Cowes Investigation Boreholes


21/07/2016

This application, submitted to Cowes Harbour Commission by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), seeks to secure consent to complete Site Investigation Boreholes at the proposed Kingston Marine Park and Cowes Shrape Breakwater extension sites, the boreholes are planned to be undertaken in

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The Sugar Store - a short history


18/07/2016

Shepards Wharf gets its name from a local fishing family who progressed to commercial mariners during the 18th century and records of the family go back to the 14th century. By 1800, they ran a regular cargo service to the mainland and acted as carriers around the Island with William Shepard,

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Style of Wight interview with Jock Rafferty


18/07/2016

Popular Isle of Wight magazine Style of Wight interviewed Shepards Wharf Marina Manager Jock Rafferty for their July/August 2016 issue: Jock Rafferty has lived an islander’s life since 1997 after he sold his successful steeplejack business in Edinburgh.Whilst director at Steeplejack Services,

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Promote your business at Cowes Week 2016


15/07/2016

Advertise at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2016 with flag and banner branding and sponsorship opportunities available for local businesses. There's a chance to promote your products and services to the Cowes Week regatta audience of around 8,500 competitors and over 100,000

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Cowes Classics Week preview 11th-15th July


30/06/2016

Cowes Classics Week is all about racing traditional yachts on the water and enjoying great social events ashore and there are some exciting newcomers to the Charles Stanley sponsored regatta this year. The International Tempest Class World Championship will be hosted within the regatta, and

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Countdown to start of 85th Round the Island Race


30/06/2016

The 2016 J. P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race takes place tomorrow, Saturday, 2nd July, with HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO set to join Race officials on the Squadron platform to commence the starting sequence and fire the cannon for the first start at 0830. The spectacular Round

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