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New marina and deep water port for Stornoway

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:20 am
by Nick
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The proposal is for a new 80-berth marina behind Goat Island, and a deep water port that can take big cruise ships alonside on the opposite side of the harbour.

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https://www.stornowaygazette.co.uk/news ... -1-4873260

Re: New marina and deep water port for Stornoway

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:30 am
by claymore
Perhaps we now need one in Ullapool or somewhere so that peeps can manage sailing beyond Ardnamurchan in bite size chunks

Re: New marina and deep water port for Stornoway

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:32 am
by marisca
Much too far from the Crit!

Re: New marina and deep water port for Stornoway

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:39 pm
by Nick
claymore wrote:Perhaps we now need one in Ullapool or somewhere so that peeps can manage sailing beyond Ardnamurchan in bite size chunks


There's already a pontoon at Flowerdale in Gairloch, which is an ideal jumping off point for Stornoway - at least 10nm shorter than going from Ullapool.

Re: New marina and deep water port for Stornoway

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:24 am
by claymore
Indeed - but it doesn't have the old fashioned charm of Oilypool

Re: New marina and deep water port for Stornoway

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:14 pm
by DaveS
That looks impressive, any idea who's paying for it?

Does Sandwick Marina (shown in yellow) exist currently, or is this additional new development?

I haven't been to Stornoway for a few years.

Re: New marina and deep water port for Stornoway

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:35 am
by Mavanier
Sandwick is still just a proposal. A fairly major development, with big breakwaters, new road access, etc.
Newton Basin isn't developed yet either. It will need dredged, some infill to create hardstanding, and of course the pontoons themselves.
It will be great for SY to gain a dedicated hard standing and boat lift facility. Something that was usually lacking from the previous harbour board's plans.
I'm a little sceptical about the Sandwick proposal- that's going to be pretty bumpy in a southerly...

Re: New marina and deep water port for Stornoway

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 9:09 pm
by pagoda
Mavanier wrote:Sandwick is still just a proposal. A fairly major development, with big breakwaters, new road access, etc.
Newton Basin isn't developed yet either. It will need dredged, some infill to create hardstanding, and of course the pontoons themselves.
It will be great for SY to gain a dedicated hard standing and boat lift facility. Something that was usually lacking from the previous harbour board's plans.
I'm a little sceptical about the Sandwick proposal- that's going to be pretty bumpy in a southerly...


Agreed. Looks exposed. Planning to head up that way again this year- and quite happy to find any bit of quay they have free, rafting included.