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Whitehaven Marina rips up boat lift and launch invoice

Thursday, October 1st, 2015
Whitehaven Marina is rewarding forward planning customers. The Marina is offering a special reward to annual customers who book during October to lift their boat before the end of January 2016.
These forward planners will be entered into a draw and at the end of January one lucky winner will have their lift and launch invoice ripped up (or reimbursed if its already paid).
Whitehaven already rewards annual berth holders with a month’s fee storage ashore. So for those thinking about coming ashore this winter anyway it would seem a smart move to book early and potentially benefit from a cost cutting of what can sometimes be a sizeable maintenance cost.
Marina Manager Simone Morgan, says “We like to encourage customers to book their lifts early. Often the weather can be bad in January and February which can hamper lifting operations and then there is a rush on the boatyard operations in March.
If customers are smart and get their major work done early it means that if the weather is good early next season they could already be afloat and able to take advantage of it, which is a feel good factor and a great way to start the season.”
Whitehaven Boatyard is one of the most modern facilities on the North West Coast of England. With storage for boats of up to 20m LOA and a 45 tonne boat hoist.
For more information or to book boat owners should call 01946 692435 or email tonytaylor@whitehavenmarina.co.uk
Further details on Whitehaven Marina’s boatyard facilities can be found here http://whitehavenmarina.co.uk/onsite-services/boat-yard.html

Improving facilities and services for our customers at Whitehaven Marina

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015



Never ones to rest on our laurels regarding our customer service we have made some improvements to our services you might like or need to know about.

We have put a glass cabinet in the office displaying a selection of Chandlery items. We now stocking, antifoul, polish, anodes, filler and cleaning products for your boat – Do come and take a look.

We have installed a metal cage downstairs from the marina office for your larger mail items. If you have any bulkier post or online shopping being delivered we can store them for you in the cage and give you access via a code. Please ask in the Marina Office and the staff will be happy to help.

We have also installed a new pump out facility. Please do ask for help in the Marina Office if you are unsure about how it operates.

September Date for your Diary

Friday, August 21st, 2015

 

We are thrilled to be able to announce that ‘Around the World Yachtsman’, Josh Hall, is coming to Whitehaven Marina on Saturday Evening 19th September.

Josh Hall, Global Ocean Race Director will be giving an evening talk at the Beacon Museum on the Harbourside from 6pm until 8pm

Having sailed around the world three times and taken part in the 2000/1 Vendee Globe Josh has a sea chest full of salty tales including hitting a submerged object and sinking in 1995 long distance race and losing the top of his mast in the 1998/99 Around Alone.

Its free of charge but spaces are limited. Its going to be a fascinating talk so Don’t miss it. To book your tickets call 01946 692435 or ask in the Whitehaven Marina Office.

Visitors to the Marina

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

 

We are delighted to announce that we have had a record number of visitors to the marina so far. It’s been superb to welcome so many new faces and watch everyone enjoying their boats. Plus some unusual boats too…

You may notice a commercial vessel ‘Penrhyn Bay’ moving in and out of the marina each day. In case you are wondering this vessel takes water to the huge rig offshore which is drilling for coal. The project is run by West Cumbria Mining and if you would like to find out more they are holding open days at Haig Mining Museum – ask at the marina office for details or click here

 

In August we had a visit from the catamaran ‘Wind Quest’ which is the largest and probably most expensive leisure visitor we have ever had at Whitehaven. At 25m LOA with 11.9m beam she just managed to squeeze through our sealock but looked fabulous berthed on the Lime Tongue! www.charterbrochure.com/windquest

Staff Update

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Please extend a warm welcome to the new voice on the VHF David Haile our newly appointed lock keeper. David is a local man, born and bred in Cleator Moor.

 

Change of Roles for Dale.

Dale has returned from the Sea Lock at Whitehaven to his role as Dock Master and working on the pontoons, and he is looking forward to taking care of all of our customers and their boats.

Join us at Whitehaven Marina for a nautical fun day and boat jumble on Saturday 11th July!

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Whitehaven Marina praised for quick thinking emergency response during Whitehaven Airshow drama

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Whitehaven Marina received high praise from organisers of the Whitehaven Airshow for their quick response to the drama that unfolded last friday evening when one of the Red Devils parachutes refused to open. A Red Devil parachutist was caught by his colleague in mid air and both landed safely in the sheltered water of Whitehaven Marina in front of a crowd of over three thousand people who all saw the drama unfold in front of their eyes.

The planned emergency procedures strictly followed by Whitehaven Marina and the Marina team’s quick thinking meant that the two parachutists were back on dry land tucking into a pie and pint within ten minutes.

Whitehaven Marina Manager, Simone Morgan said “We take the responsibility to keep our water environment safe and clean very seriously and we have many varied events throughout the calendar year for which we practice our emergency procedures. Its good to reassure members of the public and our customers that our planned procedures work and the marina safety boats respond rapidly.

Whitehaven Airshow organisers said:- ”One team member caught his team-mate and brought him into Queens Dock. Our safety procedures worked perfectly and a huge thank you to Whitehaven Marina for getting them out of the water so quickly.”

The quick thinking of the Red Devils team and the marina safety boat coxswain meant that incident passed without injury to anyone.

For further details of the incident please visit: www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-33209713

Whitehaven Marina to exhibit at first ever Northern Boat Show in June 2015

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Whitehaven Marina is very pleased to be supporting the first Northern Boat Show to be hoisted in the famous Liverpool’s Albert Dock. The show will take place from Friday 5th June until Sunday 7th June 2015. This new event will be part of the 2015 International Mersey River Festival and is expected to attract 25,000 visitors.

 

With over 400 fully serviced pontoon berths and as the most comprehensive marina on the North West coast of England, Whitehaven Marina is delighted to be showcasing its fantastic marina facilities and services at the show.

 

Simone Morgan, Whitehaven Marina Manager, commented. “We have seen a significant

increase in our berthing enquiry numbers this year, which proves that there are more and more people wanting to get afloat in this part of the world; some from the Lakes, others from the East Coast and others as far as North Wales and the Isle of Man. We have a

beautiful coastline with varied cruising opportunities, so Liverpool makes perfect sense as a venue and we are looking forward to meeting new customers and existing customers in Liverpool.”

 

For those visiting the show, the Whitehaven staff look forward to seeing you on the

Whitehaven Marina Stand SD51. Do come along and say hello, plus for your chance to enter our prize competition to win a half price annual berth at Whitehaven Marina (Terms and Conditions apply) The show is open from 10am until 5pm Friday to Sunday.

 

For further details on berthing at Whitehaven Marina please contact Simone Morgan or Tony Taylor on +44 (0)1946 692435 or email enquiries@whitehavenmarina.co.uk

Or logon to www.whitehavenmarina.co.uk

 

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Calling all Traders to Whitehaven Marina’s ‘Nautical Fun Day and Boat Jumble’

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Whitehaven Marina is seeking stallholders and general traders, marine and otherwise to participate in their annual ‘Nautical Fun Day and Boat Jumble’. The Event, to be held at the Marina on Saturday 11th July 2015.

 

Simone Morgan, Marina Manager, commented “This will be our third Fun day and Boat Jumble and it is growing each year. This year we wanted to get the word out there early as a few stallholders said they were sorry that they were unable to attend last year. This year we are combining the Jumble with a BBQ for our berth holders on the Saturday evening so we are hoping for a good turnout. It’s a great fun day.”

 

 

Whitehaven is calling on all marine traders with boating bits to sell, as well as other stall holders, to book their slot as soon as possible. Traders will be offered a 5m x 5m space on the Bulwark Quay to set up their gazebos and stalls at a cost of £30.  You Boat chandlery, one of the largest independent chandlers in the UK, will be present with a wide range of new and second hand equipment; idea for bargain hunters!

 

 

The event itself is free to visitors with free parking and free overnight berths for visiting boats. In the past the event has attracted families; boat enthusiasts; boat owners looking for specific parts for their boat; people with boating bits to buy or sell; even people who want to buy things to create a nautical theme at home; as well as people who just like the chance “to mooch about” and learn new things in a lovely coastal environment.

 

Contact Simone Morgan at enquiries@whitehavenmarina.co.uk or call 01946 692435 to book a space for your stall or gazebo.

Last year the Event Included:

This year we have more activities and stalls planned including stand up paddle board demonstrations and more.

 

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2015 Dates for your Diary

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

We are pleased to publish our 2015 “Dates for your Diary” including various events during the year in and around Whitehaven Marina.

 

Don’t forget you can get easy access all year round to our diary via the “Events” button on the bottom right of our homepage.

 

We look forward to seeing you at the first upcoming event which will be the “Tenacity Tall Ship (Tour) WSBA” at Lime Tongue on Saturday 11th April.