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300 Harbours: Each harbour (NOT JUST marinas) has full sailing directions, free charts, and photo galleries. All mooring options are covered, including: prices, local facilities, provisioning, launching places, pubs and dining. Plus 7 day weather and 2016 tide tables. Interactivity Logged in visitors can leave comments and information.
Access via the Regions menu on the left,
Or Click here to browse through all harbours
Or: Access them via Google Earth if you have it installed. Harbours will appear as clickable markers
Firstly, how many websites have a service centre that you can drop into ? We do ! Open Feb-Dec at 36 Cowes High Street, opposite Henri Lloyd. We are very approachable and easy to get hold of. We answer your emails and phone calls promptly all year round...( our contact details here) . Here's a selection of the type of enquiries we get and answer cheerfully.. You SAID.. we SAID
Membership: Enjoy what you see on this website ? Join our other 3974 paid members (May 2016), including some very well known sailing "names".. A one off payment of £25 gets you ongoing membership. No more to pay. Access 1667 "Full Screen" charts online, on PC, Mac or iPad. See chart listings. Use for planning and research. Members have access to our own remarkable online VisiCharts that Lay UK/Irish charts over Google Earth satellite imagery. (With variable transparency 3D, "head up" view) Plenty of members have told us that this innovative service is worth joining for alone. Look at what else you get in the "Members Only" area...Click HERE
Buy and keep OFFLINE "For Nav" products
UK and other European chart coverage
Download prices from £22/£32 (members/non-members) for 800+ UK/Ireland charts, other areas available, inc. France, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain, Portugal... see coverage maps and prices HERE
A raster chart system that will work with Windows programs: SeaClear (free), OpenCPN (free), Polar Navy and Expedition . By automated download... up and running in an hour. Also available on secure USB with floating license.
Ideal for the new breed of Windows 10 touchscreen tablets, as well as larger machines.
Marine Navigator ANDROID charts are bundled for free with all Windows Unified Charts packages
Find out more: Click HERE
For Android tablets and phones only:
Android chart plotter: Android tablets with the RIGHT app can make a great stand alone chart plotting system.. self contained with GPS, quick starting, full navigation facilities. We've worked with Ronald Koenig, the developer of the cracking "Marine Navigator" Android app. (Now Android charts are bundled with ALL Unified Chart packages) App costs about £6 from Play Store. UK-IRL chartsets available as Android only download £7.99 members/£14.99 non members.
Legacy Windows products still available:
"Charts for SeaClear UK/IRL" at £29.50 is without a doubt the cheapest way for you to get 800+charts plus tried and tested chart plotter software (AIS and GPS compatible) ...all in one easy to use package that will turn multiple PCs/ laptops (and also Android tablets) into a real time chartplotters. Years tide tables built in. International areas inc. France, Netherlands and Belgium & Spain and Portugal are available on USB dongle ONLY, see HERE
The VisitMyHarbour "ChartStick" a portable, easy to use way of providing "For Navigation" Raster charts, that are compatible with some fantastic free (or very cheap) navigation programs. OpenCPN and Polar View
Harbour Master 01569 762741 or mob 07741050210 VHF #11 (Not always manned)
This is an excellent and popular stopping off point for coastal cruisers being about six hours north of Arbroath and six hours south of Peterhead. Shelter here is good except in strong Easterly and North Easterly winds when the harbour entrance becomes all but impassable.
There has been a harbour here for centuries but it was destroyed in the early 17th Century, rebuilt in later in that century, destroyed again by winter storms and rebuilt in the 19th century to accommodate the herring fleet. It is now mainly a recreational harbour with a small inshore fishing and potting fleet. The outer harbour has depths of about three meters whilst the middle harbour and inner harbour both dry out. The inner harbour is normally full of local boats in the summer and in conditions which preclude lying alongside in the outer harbour visiting boats will have to raft against local yachts. In adverse weather conditions there is a barrier which can be hoisted into place across the inner harbour entrance for added protection. ... read more