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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 Breakwater pre-season news


23/03/2016

Harbour users and visitors to Cowes this season will notice that the exclusion zone in place during construction of the new detached breakwater has now been removed. The permanent navigational aids marking the western and eastern toes of the breakwater, along with the five yellow lights spaced on

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Harbour Advisory Committee welcomes new Chairman John Corby


23/03/2016

At the recent Cowes Harbour Advisory Committee (CHAC) meeting on 4th March, stakeholder representatives voted unanimously for John Corby to take on the role of Chairman from Ben Willows who has stood down after three years of leading the Committee. As the nominated CHAC representative for

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Cowes Inner Fairway realigned


22/03/2016

Cowes Harbour fairway buoys Nos. 2A and 4 have been realigned to make full use of the available depth of water and in order to widen the Inner Fairway to ease navigation by providing a straight line from No. 2 buoy to No. 4A beacon. Mariners are advised that the navigable depth of water reduces to

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New Green Guide on how to install a holding tank


23/03/2016

If you have ever considered retrofitting a holding tank, but were unsure of where to start, take a look at a new guide from The Green Blue. ‘The Green Guide to Holding Tank Installation’ provides advice on the most common questions you might be struggling with, such as the best construction

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Chain Ferry to close for annual inspection


22/03/2016

The Isle of Wight Council reports that the Cowes to East Cowes Chain Ferry will be out of service from 0830 on Tuesday, 29th March 2016, for its annual inspection.It is expected that the service will resume on Monday, 4th April. Vehicles will be diverted via Newport. A foot passenger shuttle

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Introducing The Sugar Store - waterside Events Centre


22/03/2016

Opening this spring for its first full season as an Events Centre, Cowes Harbour Commission is delighted to introduce “The Sugar Store” at Shepards Wharf Marina in Cowes, Isle of Wight. Newly refurbished and upgraded in 2015 with an industrial chic vibe combined with a nautical feel, ‘The

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Moorings and accounts job vacancy at Shepards Wharf


16/03/2016

Cowes Harbour Commission is looking to recruit a full time Moorings & Accounts Administrator to join our busy team at Shepards Wharf Marina. Ideally, the successful applicant should be experienced in using a range of office software, including email, spreadsheets, and databases. Duties

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‘Respect the Water’ RNLI campaign to reduce drowning


23/02/2016

British and Irish waters are dangerously unpredictable. You might think that adrenaline sports and rough weather pose the greatest threat, but casual, everyday activities around the coast can cause fatalities. In fact, over 200 people accidentally die each year around our coast; the RNLI want to

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Commissioner recruitment ends soon - your harbour needs YOU!


23/02/2016

We would just like to inform stakeholders that applications for Commissioner vacancies on the Cowes Harbour Board will now close at 1200 on Friday, 4th March 2016. If you are still considering whether to apply, then please read our press release and see our website for further information.

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2016 updates to Cowes General Directions


23/02/2016

A revised set of Cowes Harbour General Directions will come into force on 1st March 2016. The Cowes Safety Management System is reviewed at least annually to ensure Cowes Harbour Commission’s continued compliance with the Port Marine Safety Code; part of this review is an analysis of our

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M2M weather data from the Solent


23/02/2016

Solent yachtsmen will be familiar with the live weather reports from Bramblemet, and now there is another free real-time weather service from the Calshot Spit Light Float.The highly accurate real-time weather data comes from the ABP Southampton managed Calshot Spit Light Float in the Solent, which

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RSS feed for Cowes Local Notices to Mariners


23/02/2016

Cowes Harbour Commission has developed an RSS feed to enable wider distribution of Local Notices to Mariners (LNTMs). RSS (or "Really Simple Syndication") is an automated service that delivers the latest content of a website directly to your feed reader. Local yacht clubs and other

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Sail into spring – Solent racing marks out now!


23/02/2016

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 whole area has been divided into nine zones and each buoy within a zone has a letter or number to

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Kingston Marine Services job vacancy at East Cowes


05/02/2016

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. Training afloat will be given to become a member of the marine services crew deploying

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Harbour Patrol Officer job vacancy at Cowes


04/02/2016

Cowes Harbour Commission requires a Harbour Patrol Officer to join our team based at Shepards Wharf Marina in Cowes. Harbour Patrol Officers are on the water to assist and advise mariners. They are a friendly, welcoming and helpful presence in the busy marine environment of the harbour and River

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CHC recruiting Board members


26/01/2016

Four non-executive members are being sought for the Board of Cowes Harbour Commissioners (CHC). The Board is responsible for the strategic oversight of a wide range of activities that are vital to the safe management and economic prosperity of the ‘Trust Port’ of Cowes.Cowes Harbour is currently

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Medina Village workshops go up in flames


27/01/2016

As reported widely in the local and national press, a devastating fire broke out at the Medina Village industrial estate in Cowes on Monday, 25th January. The multi-agency response to the blaze was led by Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue, along with other emergency services from the

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Dredge Licence Application - 02/2016 Royal Yacht Squadron


19/01/2016

An application has been received for a maintenance dredge licence at the Royal Yacht Squadron. Location: Royal Yacht Squadron, The Castle Cowes, IW. Description of the Proposed Work: The area to be dredged includes the complete basin and approaches up to the fairway boundary. The final dredge

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Dredge Licence Application 01/2016 Shepards Wharf - Town Quay


05/01/2016

An application has been made for a maintenance dredge licence at Shepards Wharf Marina and approaches and the Town Quay mooring basin. Locations: Shepards Wharf PO31 7HT and Town Quay PO31 7AS Description of the Proposed Work: The area to be dredged includes Shepards Wharf Marina and the

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CHC responds to IW Council Medina Valley Plan consultation


21/12/2015

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) submitted (on 17th December 2015) a formal response to the Isle of Wight Council's Medina Valley Area Action Draft Plan Consultation.The CHC response highlights that in the Commission’s opinion the draft Area Action Plan (AAP) for the Medina Valley provides

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CHC supports Solitaire du Figaro stopover in Cowes


21/12/2015

Cowes Harbour is set to host some of the world’s top solo sailors in 2016 when the 47th edition of La Solitaire du Figaro arrives in Cowes next June. As many as 40 skippers are expected on the Solitaire start line next year, as a fleet formed of the best ocean racers and ambitious young rookies

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Assistant Harbour Master joins the CHC team


21/12/2015

Cowes Harbour Commission is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan Kidd who has taken up the new position of Assistant Harbour Master (AHM) at Cowes. The newly created role of Cowes Assistant Harbour Master will provide support to the Harbour Master Capt. Stuart McIntosh and his Deputy

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