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Kingston Wharf regeneration plans

Kingston Wharf regeneration plans 18/11/2020

Cowes Harbour Advisory Committee supports CHC plans to redevelop Kingston Wharf in East Cowes as a marine focused industrial estate. Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) has had a harbour workshop at the Kingston Wharf site in East Cowes since 2000, then leased and developed the boatyard operation in 2004 and acquired the site and wharf in 2012. The 10-acre waterfront marine employment site is home to the Cowes Harbour Services Boatyard, Commercial Marine Operations, and Self-Storage facility, as well as a number of onsite independent business tenants. The last two years have seen significant changes with the departure of the two largest commercial tenants. Initially, Isle of Wight read more

Virtual Annual Public Meeting


17/11/2020

CHC’s Annual Public Meeting, which has been delayed from May due to Government COVID-19 restrictions on indoor gatherings, will now take place online via a Zoom webinar on Wednesday, 16th December 2020 at 1900hrs. Invitations and a link to join the virtual Annual Public Meeting will be emailed out

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New Harbour Engineer for CHC


17/11/2020

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) is delighted to announce the promotion of Port Operative Jeremy Smither to the newly created role of Harbour Engineer for Cowes. As Harbour Engineer, Jeremy Smither will provide support to the Marine Services Manager Jock Rafferty and be responsible for the

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Coronavirus statement


04/10/2020

Updated Wednesday, 4th November 2020 CHC Coronavirus statement on new lockdown Following Saturday’s announcement by the UK Prime Minister that England will go into lockdown from Thursday, 5th November to Wednesday, 2nd December 2020, Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) is continuing to

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Cowes Harbour Commission to recruit new CEO


21/09/2020

Cowes Harbour Commission has confirmed that after over 20 years as CEO/Harbour Master, Captain Stuart McIntosh is planning to retire in 2021. Stuart made the decision last year and since then work has been underway with the Board of Commissioners to split his combined role of Harbour Master and

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Job vacancy - Harbour Port Operative - Afloat


21/09/2020

We are looking to recruit an experienced Port Operative to work throughout our Marina and Boatyard, and on all our vessels. Cowes Harbour Services offers a wide ride of marine-based services both ashore and afloat. This role will require both team and individual work in a variety of environments

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Lift, wash and re-launch offer


17/06/2020

Now that boating is back, and day sails and day family cruises are allowed, why not make sure your vessel is in tip-top condition with a quick “Summer Scrub”. Here at Cowes Harbour Services Boatyard we are again offering our popular, quick turnaround option of a lift and wash (with up to 45

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Engine maintenance at Kingston


17/06/2020

We have a good number of independent local businesses now based at our Cowes Harbour Services Kingston Wharf site in East Cowes that offer a wide variety of services. Island RIBs continues to be busy producing RIBs for both local and national customers, and the company is now an authorised Suzuki

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CHC publishes 2019-2020 Annual Report


16/06/2020

In brief: Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) has published its Annual Report for 2019-2020. This report captures the key events and activities of 2019 measured against the objectives set out in CHC’s Strategic Plan for public record. Writing in his annual summary, Cowes Harbour Master Capt.

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COVID-19: “stay off the water” message continues


04/05/2020

In line with the UK Government’s continued guidance to make only essential trips and to observe social distancing at all times, the message to harbour users is still, please “stay off the water”. Cowes Harbour Commission can report that the majority of boat owners are complying with the

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New Cowes Harbour Handbook 2020


04/05/2020

In spite of the current challenges being faced, the Cowes Harbour Handbook 2020-21 has been published in digital format and is now online on CHC’s website, on publisher Style of Wight’s website, and available for all to view. We hope the Handbook, which includes an exclusive interview with Sir Ben

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CHC recruits for new Works and Asset Manager role


14/01/2020

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) is currently recruiting for the new position of ‘Works & Asset Manager’. This is a permanent project management role with responsibility for the day-to-day maintenance and procurement of all CHC’s marine and property assets (including moorings, vessels,

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Christmas 2019 and New Year 2020 opening times


16/12/2019

Festive opening and operation times for Cowes Harbour Commission, Shepards Marina and Cowes Harbour Services are shown below. Harbour Office: Cowes Harbour Office will close for the Christmas break at 1700 on Monday, 24th December 2019 and re-open at 0900 on Thursday, 2nd January

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CHC marine services Schedule of Charges 2020-2021


16/12/2019

The 2020-2021 Cowes Harbour Commission Schedule of Charges & Special Offers for marine services has just been published and you can view and download the leaflet from our website. Copies will be available to pick up at all CHC sites by this Friday, 20th December. • View the Schedule

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The Association of Dunkirk Little Ships - return to Dunkirk 2020


29/10/2019

The 13.4m Nelson motorboat Boscawen was recently at Cowes Harbour Services Boatyard and we caught up with owner Graham Hitchcock to find out more about the Dunkirk Little Ships and Boscawen’s forthcoming part in the 80th Anniversary Return to Dunkirk next May. BOSCAWEN - Nelson 44 Escort

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Hassle-free laying up at Cowes Harbour


30/09/2019

As the nights draw in, it’s the time when thoughts turn to preparing for winter, whether that’s taking your boat out of the water to lay up in a Boatyard for a winter’s refit, moving your vessel into a marina to enjoy easy access to shoreside facilities, or finding the ideal self-storage for your

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Job vacancies with CHC


25/09/2019

Cowes Harbour Commission is currently recruiting to fill three vacancies; if you are interested, please see the "Jobs" section on our website. The positions open are: Patrol Officer; Marina / Port Operative; and Part-Time Receptionist.Applications close on Friday, 4th October 2019.

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Essential safety information for boat users at Cowes


07/08/2019

Cowes Harbour Commission’s number one priority and responsibility is to maintain a safe harbour for all. Equally, it is the responsibility of all boat owners, agents, charterers, marinas, yacht clubs and sailing organisations to ensure the Cowes Harbour General Directions and Local Notices to

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Invitation to CHC Annual Public Meeting 23rd May 2019


14/05/2019

Stop Press - Free Water Taxi Service from East Cowes to CHC Annual Public MeetingCHC's operators Cowes Water Taxis have agreed to work with CHC to provide a free water taxi service for stakeholders in East Cowes wishing to attend CHC's Annual Public Meeting in Cowes on Thursday evening, 23rd May

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Get to know two of our Team


03/05/2019

Dan Westwood is our Senior Berthing Master and Patrol Officer on the river and enjoys the varied and all encompassing nature of his job, from towing in broken down vessels to patrolling around the harbour, welcoming and helping visitors to berth both in Shepards Marina and on our many

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New Harbour Assist software


05/03/2019

Cowes Harbour Commission will be launching a new customer accounts system within the next few days. The new Cloud based harbour and marina management software, Harbour Assist, will bring substantial benefits to both customers and staff by streamlining the running of our business. In switching to a

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