Visiting Boats Welcome
Cromarty Boat Club welcomes boats visiting the Cromarty Firth and offers three visitors moorings that are free to use. In addition, the Club’s onshore facilities (laundry, showers & toilets) are available for the crews of visiting boats.
Visiting boats wishing to use the visitors moorings should contact the Club to check on availability/suitability, to report arrival & to obtain the code for entry to the onshore facilities (ref items 5 & 10 below):
CLUB COMMODORE, GEORGE SELVESTER - 07957 423862 or
alternative contact: Club Secretary, Ann Lloyd – 07769 704523 or Secretary@CromartyBoatClub.org
Important information for visiting boats
- There are three visitors moorings located to the West of the harbour with each marked by a white flotation buoy with the lettering V1, V2, V3.
- The Club aims to have the visitors moorings available from early April until mid-October.
- Each of the visitors moorings complies with the Club’s moorings specification for boats up to 30ft approx.
- The visitors moorings are for short stopovers of up to 3 nights by visiting boats that are not left unattended overnight. The Club, solely at its discretion, may approve a longer stopover if requested in advance.
- A boat using a visitors mooring must so advise the Club as soon as possible after arrival giving boat name, contact details of skipper, expected duration of stopover & next port of call.
- A boat wishing to use a visitors mooring is expected to have Third Party Insurance cover of not less than £3million.
- A boat using a visitors mooring does so entirely at its own risk. The Club shall not be liable for any loss, damage, or injury to persons or property arising directly or indirectly from the use of a visitors mooring.
- A boat using a visitors mooring will be liable for any damage to the mooring arising from that boat’s use of the mooring. If the boat knowingly damages the mooring the skipper must report the incident to the Club as soon as possible.
- Visiting boats must not use any of the moorings for Club members’ boats without prior approval of the Club.
- In addition to the visitors moorings, the Club offers the use of the toilets, showers & laundry facilities within the Club’s premises in the tower opposite the boat compound immediately to the East of the harbour. The showers & laundry facilities are operated by coin meters (£1 & 20p coins). To obtain the code for the key safe at the entry door contact the Club as above.
Voluntary contributions towards the upkeep of these visitors services provided by the Club would be greatly appreciated; please contact club (above) on how to donate.
Boats may also use the pontoons in the harbour, for which there is an overnight charge. The harbour is under the control of Cromarty Harbour Trust and the Cromarty Boat Club has no influence over berthing; please contact Harbour Master 0775 1244065/01381600493, VHF ch 12
In strong westerly winds, a sheltered anchorage can be taken on the east side of the town. Study of your chart is recommended for this area as there are sand banks as well as some relatively deep water areas
The town itself has two bars: in the Royal Hotel at the harbour and the Cromarty Arms in Church Street.
Food is available at both of these and there are also other places to eat: Sutor Creek Deli/Takeaway in Bank Street, Cromarty Café in Church Street and Slaughterhouse Coffee by the ferry slip for coffee and small snacks.
There is a very good General Store/grocery/papershop in Bank Street with the famous Cromarty Bakery across the road from it and a very good cheese shop next door; the Post Office is opposite. There is a selection of other shops including books, gifts, souvenirs and antiques.
For further info on the town click here: http://www.cromartylive.co.uk/
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