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Inverkip, Kip Marina

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Flag, Red Ensign


Marina 55:54'.5 N 004:53' W


Admiralty 1907

Rules & Regulations



Entry to Marina by Buoyed Dredged Channel

Tidal Data Times & Range

+0110 Dover MHWS 3.4, MHWN 2.9, MLWN 1.1, MLWS 0.5   (links)

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General Description

Marina Tel
 01475 521485 VHF # 80 ... read more


Approach for small craft is straight forwards, there are no off lying dangers.... ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

Call the Marina on VHF channel 80 for allocation of a berth....... ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Written by Don Thomson 3 | 2nd Aug 2022
I reviewed these notes in August 2022. Prices have increased a wee bit but they are now the cheapest for visitors in the area.
Shopping and eating
Written by Tyro Sailor | 4th Mar 2022
...nothing in the village now the little shop has closed - which is probably because of the Sainsbury's Local half a mile up the Gourock road.

The Inverkip Hotel does good pub fare (I had haggis & chips) and delicious local beer from the Fyne Brewery. But it wasn't open last Monday or Tuesday, being the tail end of winter, and neither was the expensive-looking Chartroom (red roof, conspic.) restaurant at the marina. We had to get a taxi to Gourock (£15 each way! )where the Taj Mahal provided an excellent meal. And someone looking like Gregor Fisher (Rab C. Nesbitt, Para Handy etc.) was at the next table.
Update Early Summer 2021
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 30th Jun 2021
I reviewed these notes at the end of June 2021. Prices have changed and as far as I can tell the Old Power Station Jetty is still a feature.
Update Spring 2019
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 14th May 2019
These notes were reviewed in May 2019. They've put their visitor's price up but that does include shore power if you have a long enough lead. I've been trying to discover the plans for the Inverkip Power Station Jetty but nobody seems to know other than it's scheduled for demolition sometime.
Visitor Berth Electricity
Written by Glynn Hugh | 8th Sep 2017
The visitor pontoon has very long fingers that can take up to three boats. If you are not the first in it is unlikely that your power cable will reach the outlet pedestal. The marina no longer has any extension leads for loan.

By Ed: Thanks Glynn - I've altered the text to indicate this
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Written by Don Thomson | 10th Apr 2017
I reviewed these notes in April 2017. They still haven't removed that Power Station jetty. The marina has put up its prices to £2.50 pempn.
Update 2015
Written by dononshytalk | 30th Mar 2015
These notes were reviewed by Don in March 2015. We have highlighted the removal of the Inverkip lum (thank goodness, it was an eyesore!) and members should note that Kip Marina has repainted their roofs red as before. We have checked with the marina and they say that the Kip green SHM is now relit (Fl G 5sec) They are maintaining last years prices for visitors (though they were increased in 2014)
Buoy unlit
Written by Mikebr | 13th Nov 2014
The green conical buoy Fl.G.5s on approach is unlit. Posted 12/11/14
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No more chimney landmark
Written by Bryant | 6th Jan 2014
"Please be aware that the very tall chimney at Inverkip in the Firth of Clyde is no more having been demolished in 2013. Therefore the excellent landmark visible for miles night and day is no more." This was sent at 05/01/2014 19:54:16
Update 2013
Written by dononshytalk | 1st Mar 2013
These notes were updated by Don T on 1st March 2013. Note that the conspicuous red roofs are no more (but then again they may have been re-repainted!!). Only change is to the prices which have gone up slightly since we last wrote but have been held to the 2012 rates.

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