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Jonny Moneley, Marina Manager at the 170-berth Carlingford Marina on the County Louth coast
As regular Afloat.ie readers will know, in August, Carlingford Marina introduced a “Universal Basic Berthage” rate for visiting boats, doing away with the tried and tested price per metre rate used by the majority of marinas around the world. They…
The Destination County Cork stand at Southampton. The boat show runs till this Sunday
#MarineTrade - Cork Harbour is ably represented at the Southampton Boat Show this week. The Port of Cork has teamed up with the Royal Cork Yacht Club and Bantry Bay Port Company to promote the Rebel County’s marinas and cruising…
Schull's new North Harbour pontoon has been completed ahead of schedule
Calves Week Regatta in West Cork gets a boost when it begins in two weeks time with the completion of the new North Harbour pontoon in Schull this week. The new pontoon that comes complete with a purpose-built walkway was…
Pile driving has been completed in Schull for the new North Harbour pontoon
Piledriving for Schull Harbour's new North Harbour pontoon is finished and the new pontoons are to be floated into position this week writes Bob Bateman.  A crane is now on site to lift the walkway into position. As Afloat.ie reported previously, the…
The 170–berth marina at Carlingford in County Louth has introduced a new universal berthing charge for August
For the month of August, Carlingford Marina in County Louth will be trialling a “Universal Basic Berthage” rate for visiting yachts. The 170–berth marina, located on the East coast of Ireland, will be offering overnight berthage at a basic rate…
RIB City – Baltimore is proving a popular place for pleasure boaters to hang out thanks to the new pontoon facilities installed.
Baltimore Harbour's new landing pontoon and gangway to aid boating visitors and aquatic tourism are proving very popular as our photos by Michael Chester from the West Cork Harbour reveal. RIBS have proliferated like chickweed around the coast over the last decade…
A jack up rig arrives in Schull Harbour, West Cork
The long-awaited pontoon at the popular boating harbour in Schull, West Cork looks to be finally underway with the arrival, this week, of a jack-up rig for pile driving. As Afloat.ie reported in April, the Department of the Marine gave…
Approval has been given to revision of Milford Waterfront's development's outlining planning consent. The site forms part of the Port of Milford Haven in south-west Wales which as Afloat adds celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.
#Ports&Shipping - The Welsh Port of Milford Haven has welcomed Pembrokeshire County Council’s decision to approve a revision to the Milford Waterfront development’s outline planning consent. The planning committee met yesterday (26th June) to discuss the application and voted unanimously…
Youghal’s new pontoon and access ramp was installed in early May
Youghal’s long-awaited harbour pontoon is now open for business in what’s expected to be a major boost for the East Cork town. Mooring fees are €10 per day or €25 a week, applicable to all users — whether casual, commercial…
Youghal Harbour
Youghal in East Cork has been appointed its first full-time Harbour Master. According to the East Cork Journal, the move is expected to boost Youghal as a destination for boating visitors in tandem with the new harbour pontoon. Cork County Council…
Youghal Pontoon and access ramp
There is concern in the East Cork port of Youghal about the new marina pontoon which was installed in the past few weeks. A number of boat users have claimed is not available for use, according to the local radio…
The Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones on a visit this week to Holyhead Marina on Anglesey. The Welsh Government is to fund £100,000 to help businesses and promote tourism after havoc wreaked by Storm Emma took place in March.
#Holyhead - The north Wales marina in Holyhead wrecked in a storm which saw dozens of vessels sunk or damaged is to receive a £100,000 Government cash injection to help with the ongoing clean-up. Storm Emma reports Daily News, battered…
The components for the new embarkation pontoon ready to be installed
#Youghal - The components for Youghal’s new marina pontoon have arrived, and the amenity is currently being installed in the East Cork town. Preparation for the new embarkation pontoon began last November with pile driving works in the harbour, as…
Four Floatel Cabins will be constructed within the marina at Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire later this year
#Ports&Shipping - The south Wales Port of Milford Haven (related story) has submitted a revised master plan to Pembrokeshire County Council for its multi-million pound Milford Waterfront development. The Port received a resolution to grant planning consent in 2015 and…
The extent of the damage at Holyhead Marina on 2 March after Storm Emma ripped through
#Holyhead - Debris from Storm Emma’s damage to Holyhead Marina has been found across the Irish Sea south of Dublin, as North Wales’ Daily Post reports. Polystyrene from pontoons destroyed during the extreme weather event over a month ago was…
Neil Prendiville's Mary P at Cape Clear Marina, the new facility is an added location on the West Cork coastline
South Harbour in Cape Clear is a favourite anchorage of mine. There are other beautiful West Cork locations - Schull, Baltimore, Crookhaven, Glandore and Kinsale to be enjoyed, but I have really loved a calm, moonlit night lying at anchor…

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