Cowes Harbour Moorings News | November 2017
Cowes Harbour Annual Moorings Survey
Thank you for your feedback
Welcome to our November news! Our recent survey of annual mooring holders in the harbour ended on 20th October and I would like to thank everyone who sent in their comments and ideas via the questionnaire. One of our Whitegates mooring holders, Nigel Reese, was the lucky winner of the £100 prize!

We are now carrying out extensive maintenance, repairs, and cleaning to all our pontoons and you may notice our Kingston Marine Services team on Seaclear hard at work on the river over the next few weeks. In the coming months, we will also be looking at investing into pontoon replacements and upgrades.
Following the recent review of our marine services and facilities, and in the exciting new role of Cowes Harbour Commission’s overall Marine Services Manager, I will now be based mostly at our Kingston site in East Cowes, but also still very much around at our marina at Shepards Wharf.
Working closely with Ed Walker, who is now Deputy Harbour Master Marine Services, I see this as a great opportunity to further improve all our commercial marine services and deliver ever better services to you, our valued customers.
Our teams at Kingston Marine Services and Shepards Wharf Marina look forward to seeing you soon out on the river, at our Boatyard or in the Marina.  

Jock Rafferty
Treat your boat to a safe winter berth
Once again, you can enjoy all the benefits of a marina this winter with great value, sheltered winter berthing at Shepards Wharf Marina in Cowes. 

As from 1st November 2017, to 31st March 2018, we are offering winter berthing on a first-come, first-served basis at only £15.81 per metre per month (discounted by 10% to £14.23 pmpm for annual mooring river berth holders) - with bookings being taken now. 

All winter berths benefit from a safe marina basin and a full range of services including, free wi-fi, electricity and water on pontoons, inclusive showers, free pump out, waste and recycling facilities, as well as site-wide CCTV giving complete peace of mind.

If you are staying afloat at the marina this winter, you can also make use of our bespoke services including Winter Boat Care, Winter Boat Watch and Pre-Season Boat Preparation.

Nothing is too much trouble for our friendly and helpful staff and they look forward to welcoming you to winter at Shepards.

For all winter berthing and yard storage enquiries and bookings for Shepards Wharf Marina, phone 01983 297821, or email, or visit the website .
Laying Up Ashore Special Offers
Convenient winter storage and extensive facilities for a winter's refit
If you want to take your boat out of the water, then Kingston Marine Boatyard in East Cowes is conveniently placed for laying up ashore and for all your winter maintenance or refits.

We offer competitively priced winter storage both in the yard and under cover in the ‘Kingston Boat Store’. 

If you bring your boat ashore between now and 8th December 2017, and stay until 31st March 2018, you will receive a free week of storage. See our Special Offers online.

You can choose between laying up your boat in the extensive yard and taking advantage of the under cover Boat Store facility. Either way, winter storage at Kingston is great value with trailered yard storage from £0.51 per metre per day (standard yard rate £0.65pmpd) and trailered space in the Boat Store from £0.76 per metre per day.

Here at Kingston Marine Boatyard we believe that your boating should be as much fun as possible but also that it should be on your terms, so there are many ways to take advantage of what we offer here.

We are more than happy to take care of maintenance jobs that you prefer not to do, or we can take on or manage the tasks that you don't have the time for.

Our friendly Boatyard team has expertise in the selection and application of most modern antifouling systems, polishes, cleaning agents and cathodic protection; they can take on antifoul removal, hull cleaning, polishing, and painting. 

Our small Chandlery offers all the basics for painting and polishing, as well as a good stock of anodes, sealants and abrasives. We also have some stocks of antifoul, and can have any additional items that you might require waiting on your arrival with a little notice.
Winter water taxi services for Cowes
Over the winter 2017 to 2018, the Cowes Harbour Taxi will be operating a service as shown below:
  • 1st November to 1st December 2017: Monday to Friday 09.00 to 17.30
  • 2nd December 2017 to 30th March 2018: Monday to Sunday 09.00 to 17.30
  • Cowes Harbour Taxi does not actively ply for trade so pre-booking is recommended where possible.
  • Cowes Harbour Taxi may be available outside of the stated operating hours subject to booking in advance.

Local company Cowes Water Taxis Ltd will be covering the weekends in November 2017:
  • Saturdays: 12.00 to 16.00
  • Sundays: 11.00 to 15.00
  • Out-of-hours bookings available at a minimum charge of £10 by prior arrangement.
Fill in a Mooring Request form to find out about Annual Moorings and Event Moorings in Cowes Harbour.
Our Mooring Location Chartlet shows the various mooring options available from the Outer Harbour to the Folly Reach.
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