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In a rapid spread of harbour and marina closures in Northern Irish waters, the next to suffer is Belfast Harbour Marina which is closed to visitors until further notice.

The action has been taken in the light of current UK Government and Royal Yachting Association advice.

The 85-berth marina is in the heart of Belfast's Titanic Quarter and was installed to host the Belfast Tall Ships Festival in August 2009. Approximately 17 berths are dedicated to long term berthing and a further 17 are available for winter berthing from October until the end of March.

The marina is popular for overnighting while visiting in the City which is permissible only with Harbour Master or Marina Supervisor approval and generally not for more than five nights.

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Two chic barge berths at Belfast Harbour Marina are available for bookings for those looking for a different base to explore Northern Ireland.

The berths — named ‘Harland’ and ‘Wolff’ after the city’s iconic shipyard — comprise the renovated barge Nolly, which in a previous life had once cruised the canals of Lanarkshire in Scotland.

When it came into the hands of Gillian Campbell and Aidan Metcalfe, they assembled a dedicated team to transform a vessel that had been set for scrap into a luxury holiday letting.

That involved painstaking work of stripping back the barge all the way to its steel frame and essentially rebuilding it as an entirely new boat, designed along the lines of houseboats common on the continent.

Today, Nolly’s two self-contained apartments are available to book on AirBnB for short stays right in the heart of Belfast.

And now, the team behind Nolly want to put their hard-earned knowledge to work with commissions for new luxury barges build to a similar spec.

For more details visit

Published in Aquatic Tourism

About boot Düsseldorf: With almost 250,000 visitors, boot Düsseldorf is the world's largest boat and water sports fair and every year in January the “meeting place" for the entire industry. From 18 to 26 January 2020, around 2,000 exhibitors will be presenting their interesting new products, attractive further developments and maritime equipment. This means that the complete market will be on site in Düsseldorf and will be inviting visitors on nine days of the fair to an exciting journey through the entire world of water sports in 17 exhibition halls covering 220,000 square meters. With a focus on boats and yachts, engines and engine technology, equipment and accessories, services, canoes, kayaks, kitesurfing, rowing, diving, surfing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, SUP, fishing, maritime art, marinas, water sports facilities as well as beach resorts and charter, there is something for every water sports enthusiast.

At A Glance – Boot Dusseldorf 

Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
40474 Düsseldorf
Tel: +49 211 4560-01
Fax: +49 211 4560-668

The first boats and yachts will once again be arriving in December via the Rhine.

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