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New Manager Appointed at Kilrush Marina & Boatyard

7th February 2018
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Simon McGibney has been appointed the new manager at Kilrush Marina in Co. Clare Simon McGibney has been appointed the new manager at Kilrush Marina in Co. Clare

West coast sailor Simon McGibney, originally from Tarbert in Co. Kerry has been appointed the new manager at Kilrush Marina in Co. Clare.

As Afloat.ie reported at the time, the marina came under new ownership in 2014 and has undergone considerable redevelopment since then with significant upgrades to the marina facilities and the boatyard.

McGibney is the current commodore of ICRA, the national cruiser–racing body.

The marina is now easily accessible through automated lock gates and offers 120 fully serviced pontoon berths with a maximum length of 30 metres, a beam of 8 metres, and a draft of 3 metres.

The marina centre provides visitor facilities including changing rooms, showers, toilets, lounge area and marina reception and offices.

One of the most recent instalments includes floating glamping pods overlooking the marina.

Marina services include a boatyard with full repair and service facilities including a 40–ton travel hoist, slipway, automated fuel berth and boat storage, both indoor and outdoor.

The marina provides a safe haven for boats afloat, either in summer or winter, located conveniently just 500 metres from local supermarkets, shops, pubs and banks.

Simon McGibney, who has extensive experience in the marine industry, tourism, marketing and IT, and is known to many from his roles as Commodore of WIORA and ICRA and currently a board member of Irish Sailing, takes up his appointment this week. 

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