Nautical & Marine Services
Fort William is the location of the southern end of the Caledonian Canal allowing visiting yachts from all over the Baltic and northern Europe to access the Atlantic from the North Sea. Visiting yachts to Fort William mostly tie up in the Caledonian Canal basin at Corpach, there are also secure visitor moorings on the water front at Fort William by Lochaber Yacht Club. The Caledonian Canal is operated by British Waterways Board.Lochaber Yacht Club is based in Fort William and is the most active sailing club in the area. Others include Glencoe Boat Club and Ardnamurchan Sailing Association.
Services for visiting yachts are good with visitor moorings at Fort William by the local sailing club. There are a number of yacht and boat charter businesses in Lochaber.
Other local marine services include, Corpach Boat Building Company, a Fort William marine engineering business involved in the building, repair, servicing and laying-up of all kinds of vessels. Arisaig Marine have moorings and a pontoon with other marine services for yachts. At Mallaig, there is a fabulous marina and services for yachts and motor sailers which is great for cruising around the Sound of Sleat or navigating north or south to other destinations.The Underwater Centre on Fort William Pier has craning facilities by arrangement, and there are a couple of crane hire guys who can lift a small vessel in or out of the loch from the West End car park. Fort William also has a couple of engineering shops able to fabricate in aluminium and stainless steels.
Admiralty Charts: 2380 plus Chart 2379 and 2389 for navigating from ObanVisitors mooring on Loch Linnnhe: is No. 11 at the SW end of the outer trot, nearest to the yacht club. Call Richard Rumney 0779 2222691 or Hamish Loudon 0787 9651851 to arrange long stay mooring
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