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Hassle-free laying up at Cowes Harbour

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 boat’s inventory for those damp, wet months. Cowes Harbour Services and Shepards Marina offer everything you need for hassle-free laying up this winter with a wide range of services catering to boat owners’ needs. Wherever you have kept your boat during the sailing season, why not treat yourself this winter and experience the benefits of a marina with great value safe winter berthing at read more

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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Waterfront storage land to let


05/03/2019

Commercial land at Kingston Wharf in East Cowes, Isle of Wight is available for rent at the Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) owned waterfront site. The area for rental measures 1.5 acres and benefits from all-tide deep-water access and wharfage. Kingston Wharf is located on the eastern bank of

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Christmas 2018 and New Year 2019 opening times


20/12/2018

See below for Cowes Harbour Office, Shepards Marina, Cowes Harbour Services Boatyard, and Fuel Berth opening hours, plus water taxi operating times. Harbour Office: Cowes Harbour Office at Town Quay will close for the Christmas break at 1300 on Friday, 21st December 2018 and re-open

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Season's Greetings from Cowes Harbour Services


14/12/2018

• Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2019 from Cowes Harbour Services, East Cowes, Isle of Wight!

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Cowes Harbour Services marine operations business news update


14/11/2018

Cowes Harbour Services (formerly Kingston Marine Services) based in East Cowes, Isle of Wight has a wealth of expertise and local knowledge gained from many years assisting with the delivery of marine and coastal works and projects, and is actively seeking new avenues of business. Marine

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Islandwide Marine


14/11/2018

We are very pleased to welcome inboard and outboard specialist Islandwide Marine to our family of independent onsite businesses at Cowes Harbour Services Boatyard. Owner Rob Kitcher has over 30 years’ experience on inboards and outboards and will be able to offer the Boatyard and its customers the

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Welcome to Cowes Harbour Services


17/07/2018

A big welcome to our first newsletter for “Cowes Harbour Services”, the new division name for Cowes Harbour Commission’s marine services, including all our moorings, the Boatyard, storage options, fuel, and commercial operations. We have been busy with site improvements for the Cowes Harbour

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In the yard this month


17/07/2018

The 38ft classic yacht Whooper was built by Attrill’s yard in St Helens and launched in 1939. She has been far afield in her life to date, and now she’s back as a true Isle of Wight girl! Owner Giovanni Belgrano told us: “I’ve had Whooper for the past 18 years, and we are having tremendous

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Commercial marine projects


17/07/2018

Our multi-disciplinary afloat team at Cowes Harbour Services has been working hard on a variety of local marine contracts recently. These have included a diverse range of jobs for Red Funnel over the last few months, which are carried out at night where necessary to avoid disruption to ferry

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Spotlight on two of our team at the Boatyard


17/07/2018

Jon Lucas started working at Shepards Wharf in 1996, where his father had been Yard Manager for many years. Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) took over Shepards Wharf in 2001 and Jon then moved up to what was Kingston Marine Services to help set up the new boatyard for CHC in 2004. Now Boatyard Team

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Marine industry waterfront storage land opportunity


03/05/2018

A unique opportunity for marine industry on the River Medina has arisen at the Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) owned Kingston Wharf site in East Cowes, for the rental of 1.5 acres of prime waterfront storage land with all-tide deep-water access and wharfage. • View the Kingston Wharf Letting

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Cowes Harbour Services - one team - one name


29/03/2018

Cowes Harbour Services is the new division name for the marine services arm of Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC), encompassing moorings, boatyard, storage, fuel, and commercial. Following the Marine Services Review last autumn, the Commission has taken the decision to amalgamate its marine services

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Marine apprenticeship opportunity


28/02/2018

Cowes Harbour Commission is offering an exciting ‘Marine Operative’ apprenticeship, providing a great opportunity for the right candidate to gain extensive knowledge and a valuable qualification in a challenging and rewarding industry. This apprenticeship will cover all aspects of the

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Studio School sets sail


28/02/2018

Cowes Harbour Commission recently received an application from the Isle of Wight Studio School requesting stakeholder support for the School’s Mini Tonner yacht. The Commissioners agreed at their January Board meeting that the application matched a number of stakeholder dividend objectives; namely

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Island Stowaway


28/02/2018

Island Stowaway is a successful family run business catering to the needs of boat owners, businesses, and households requiring that extra storage space. Owners Glenn and Rachael Hobson have provided a flexible, bespoke and friendly service over the years but are now retiring from the

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Christmas 2017 and New Year 2018 information


15/12/2017

The Harbour Office will close for the Christmas break at 1200 on Friday, 22nd December 2017 and re-open at 0900 on Tuesday, 2nd January 2018. 

Over the Christmas break, phone calls will be redirected to CHC staff at Shepards Wharf Marina who can be contacted directly on 01983 297821 for visitor

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