Cowes Harbour Services
Moorings, Boatyard, Storage, Fuel, Commercial
Newsletter June 2020
CHS Boatyard - Helping Boat Owners Get Back On The Water
I am pleased to say that as the Island continues to emerge from lockdown, we are here for you at Cowes Harbour Services Boatyard and our team is ready to help you get back on the water. 

The Boatyard has been successfully re-opened to customers for around four weeks now and operating responsibly under current Coronavirus guidelines with social distancing measures in place and new signage around the site to let everyone know how to stay safe whilst at the yard.

In the belief that “tomorrow will be a good day”, let’s make the most of the summertime while we can and take the chance to get back to the boating that we all so enjoy.

Do read our newsletter below and then get in touch with us if you would like to book in on one of our Boatyard seasonal package offers running at the moment. I look forward to seeing you here soon. 

Jock Rafferty - Marine Services Manager
Lift, wash and re-launch offer
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 minutes wash-off time in the hoist) and re-launch.

Prices start from £111 for boats up to 8 metres.

See all seasonal package offers and rates on the CHC website and please contact our Administrator Helen Gilpin at the Boatyard for your enquiries and bookings.
Engine maintenance at Kingston Wharf, East Cowes
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 distributor. Islandwide Marine has spent over a year in the yard and continues to complement our boat storage facilities with their on-site engineering facilities. 
Islandwide Marine are marine engineers with over 35 years’ experience in the marine trade. Owner Rob Kitcher told us: “We are fully qualified inboard and outboard specialists that offer a 24-hour breakdown service. We have a fully fitted out van so we can come to you, and a fully functional workshop at the Cowes Harbour Services yard at Kingston for the larger jobs.”

Islandwide Marine offer services from basic servicing to full engine rebuilds and refits. “No job is too small,” said Rob.

Islandwide Marine are dealers/service agents for Bukh, Sole diesels, Beta and Tohatsu outboards. The company is Sea Start approved and works very closely with marinas across the Island. Please call Rob on 07872 140214 or email for all enquiries.
Island RIBs design and manufacture Rigid Inflatable Boats from 6.9 to 10.0m. Island RIBs are known for their excellent sea-keeping, predictable handling, soft ride and a high standard of finish. All models are independently verified as RCD category B and can be MCA coded. All models are available with inboard or outboard (single or twin) engines. 
As OEM suppliers and authorised dealers for Suzuki, Honda, Mercury, Mercruiser and other leading brands, Island RIBs are authorised to supply and install engines and undertake warranty work, servicing and repairs as well as to supply parts. Island RIBs experienced and well-regarded engineering team are engine-manufacturer trained and their services extend to all types of vessel. Please give their team a call on 01983 242727 to discuss your requirements, or email . Visitors to Island RIBs workshops are welcome by appointment.
Trinity Landing open to visitors
The bridge connecting the Trinity Landing floating pontoons to The Parade has now been reopened following the completion of maintenance work to re-paint the walkway structure and entrance gates. 

Short stay visitors are now permitted at Trinity Landing, as well as at Shepards Marina, Town Quay, Whitegates Visitor River Pontoons, and the Folly Visitors Pontoon. All short stay moorings are offered on a first-come first-served basis. Short stays of up to four hours are allowed between the following hours; Sunday to Thursday: 0900 to 1800 / Friday and Saturday: 0900 to 2000.

Shepards Marina is also offering daytime visitor moorings, so boat owners can come to Cowes and enjoy a whole day out with a pre-booked and pre-paid berth.

Please note that no rafting is permitted at any of our visitor mooring locations due to current social distancing requirements, and may we ask you to respect the Island and other boat users during your visit. Thank you. Stay Alert – Control the Virus – Save Lives.
One month free self-storage
There is still a bit of time to take advantage of our current offer at Cowes Harbour Storage, giving you six months self-storage for the price of five.

Just book six months self-storage before 30th June 2020 and you will get the last month free. Ts&Cs apply. See also Self Storage Offers .
Cowes Harbour Commission includes Cowes Harbour Services and Cowes Harbour Shepards Marina