Cowes Harbour Services
Moorings, Boatyard, Storage, Fuel, Commercial
Newsletter November 2018
Autumn / Winter News & Offers
Welcome to our autumn/winter newsletter - although with this ongoing mild weather the prospect of winter still seems pleasantly distant. In the Boatyard, we have found that the weather in 2018 has made a difference with boat owners being able to enjoy a few more weeks' boating out of the year than is normally possible. However, the yard is filling up for winter storage so we would encourage you to get in touch if you have yet to book a space for your vessel.

The task of organising the annual mooring allocations for 2019 has begun in earnest and our moorings team is busy behind the scenes working hard to ensure that all our berth holders are allotted the berths they require, and that new customers are well catered for too.

Afloat, we continue to work with a range of valuable local clients as well as offering our commercial marine services to the wider Solent maritime sector. In our lead story below, we turn the spotlight onto our marine operations division as we start a drive towards expanding our customer base, both on the Island and around the Solent. If you think that we might be able to help with your marine needs, then do give our friendly team a call on 01983 299385.

Jock Rafferty - Marine Services Manager
Marine operations division business news update
Cowes Harbour Services (formerly Kingston Marine Services) 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 Services Manager for Cowes Harbour Commission, Jock Rafferty, said: “We have a dedicated and highly experienced commercial operations team and are now in a strong position to expand by taking the benefits of our marine services offer to new marine industry clients, both on the Island and around the Solent. 

“We would welcome enquiries from local businesses seeking a reliable marine services contractor with a proven track record. Our team has specialism in a broad range of marine disciplines and this gives us the capability to take on diverse marine works and projects.”

Cowes Harbour Services can design, supply and position complete mooring systems, maintain harbour navigation and race mark buoys, carry out pontoon maintenance, salvage and towage, stores logistics, lifting and slinging, welding, fabrication, painting, escort and patrolling duties, transportation, berth repair, and a wide variety of other special projects. 

Jock Rafferty added: “We are keen to establish new, lasting relationships with other local harbours, businesses and contractors in the Solent’s maritime sector. If you think that Cowes Harbour Services could serve your marine needs, or would like to find out more, then please do not hesitate to contact us, and we can arrange to come and visit you to discuss your particular requirements.”

Centrally located on the Isle of Wight at the Kingston Wharf base on the River Medina, East Cowes, Cowes Harbour Services has fast, easy access to the Island’s coastline and the central Solent area. 

Detailed information on all services offered is contained within the new online ‘Commercial Marine Operations’ brochure.

Winter refits at Cowes Harbour Services Boatyard
Extensive facilities at Cowes Harbour Services Boatyard at Kingston Wharf in East Cowes make it the perfect place to come ashore for an autumn or winter refit. 

You can choose between storing your boat in the yard, or taking advantage of the ' Boat Store ' facility, which offers year-round under cover storage and is suitable for boats on trailers/cradles up to 10m. 

For winter 2018-2019, the Boatyard is again running its Early Bird Storage - Package Offers with free weeks of storage on offer, so the sooner you bring your boat, the more you can save.

The welcoming Boatyard team has expertise in the selection and application of most antifouling systems, polishes, cleaning agents and cathodic protection; they can take on antifoul removal, hull cleaning, polishing, and painting. An on-site chandlery offers all the basics for boat maintenance.

Also located at the Boatyard, is the new Cowes Harbour Storage facility offering instant and easily accessible secure self storage solutions in individual, steel partitioned rooms. The units are ideal for storing your yachting equipment, household or business items for either long or short-term rental.  

For all storage enquiries and bookings, phone 01983 299385 or email and check out the website at .
New signs go up at Cowes Harbour Services - Kingston Wharf
Following Cowes Harbour Commission's rebrand earlier in the year, you may have noticed that we are carrying out an ongoing programme of site signage renewal at Cowes Harbour Services, Kingston Wharf. We hope you like the new look!
Cowes Harbour Commission lettering at CHS Kingston
Cowes Harbour Services building - Kingston Wharf
Islandwide Marine
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 benefits of an onsite engineer, as well as a 24-hour call-out service that extends across the Island.

Islandwide Marine offers a wide range of engineering services from spares, repairs, servicing, fault finding to full installations of all makes and models of inboards and outboards. 

Marina winter berthing
Cowes Harbour Shepards Marina offers great value winter berthing rates afloat in the marina or ashore in the serviced yard.

From now until Sunday, 31st March 2019, Shepards Marina is offering winter berthing from just £14.66 per metre per month.

Cowes Harbour Commission includes Cowes Harbour Services and Cowes Harbour Shepards Marina