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Convenient Availability of Petrol at Irish Ports?

10th January 2019
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Dun Laoghaire Marina is one of few Irish marinas offering petrol supplies Dun Laoghaire Marina is one of few Irish marinas offering petrol supplies

We’re all well aware of the difficulty for leisure boats in sourcing diesel on some parts of the Irish coast, but what’s the situation for petrol for large outboards? Can anyone help Afloat.ie powerboat enthusiast Pete with this query?

I’m considering getting a powerboat with up to 120HP Outboard, but a limiting factor for options in use of the boat appears to be the easy waterfront availability of petrol at the ports around the coast.

If such outlets are few and far between, that would seriously limit the range of the boat to its home port, which would be either Dublin or Kinsale. I wonder what is the experience of others with similar boats? Any observations most welcome, regards, Pete (Dublin).

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William M Nixon has been writing about sailing in Ireland for many years in print and online, and his work has appeared internationally in magazines and books. His own experience ranges from club sailing to international offshore events, and he has cruised extensively under sail, often in his own boats which have ranged in size from an 11ft dinghy to a 35ft cruiser-racer. He has also been involved in the administration of several sailing organisations.

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