•Has 125 berths split into 2 basins•Has excellent, modern facilities including:oPower, water and Wi-Fi access on all pontoons. (Free Wi-Fi and power to visitors)oShowers, toilets and coin operated laundry (both basins)oModern, undercover repair facilitiesoA 25 ton boat hoist•Has out of hours visitor packs at the Steamboat Inn adjacent to East Basin•Provides quick access to the Moray Firth and The Northern Isles•Is an excellent stopping point midway between Inverness and Peterhead•Allows easy access to numerous local attractions including fine beaches,historic sites, golfing and the famous Speyside Whisky Trail. •Has pubs, restaurants, bars, ATMs, diesel and town facilities - all within 5 mins walking distance. •Applications for berthing may be made here
Lossiemouth Based Boats for sale:Berth holders may advertise boats for sale free of charge. The following conditions will apply:1. Up to 4 photos may be displayed2. Up to 300 words of descriptive text may be submitted for display. 3. Any person who wishes to use this facility must recognise that the Elgin and Lossiemouth Harbour Co are not acting as brokers for this service and accept no responsibility for the accuracy or otherwise of any information displayed4. Boats displayed must include an asking price and be based in Lossiemouth Marina or owned by a berth holder.5. On completion of sale, the Webmaster is to be informed and the boat information removed from the site. 6. You will be required to accept these conditions before any information is displayed.7. Contact the Webmaster to apply
HANNAH JONESEarly model Sea-Rider 25 built by Gordon Payne, Poole. Bermudian Sloop, bilge keel drawing three feet, GRP. Completely re-furbished. Sited at Lossiemouth Marina. Have original blue registration document. New Beta Marine 20 HP diesel (20 hrs) with full instrument panel, new prop-shaft, shaft seals, and exhaust system. New VHF, gas stove and gas fittings; 2 propane bottles. Mains and 12v electric systems. Log, depth sounder, fish-finder and compass. Beautifully fitted out in cherry. New cushions. Stern boarding-ladder. Two anchors and chain. Two batteries and electronic management system. Roller reefing on foresail; slab reefing on main. New SS tabernacle and mast head LED navigation lights. New foredeck hatch. Copper anti-foul. Price £5500
Contact Jenny or Chris Pratt on 01309 690725 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
JENNY B30' OROKO on OAK 1978, Engineer built. Bilge keel yacht. 4 berth, full galley, fridge, 30 Hp Kubota, autotiller, radar windlass. Anti-foul, anodes and new prop and batteries (2015).Advertised Boatshed: 151236£15,000
An initial enquiry for berthing may be made by completing the form (accessed below) which provides enough information to allow a suitable berth to be allocated when a berth becomes available.At present, there is a waiting list and further information may be obtained by phoning the office on 01343 813066, or email: email@example.com or by writing to:Berthing EnquiryMarina OfficeShore StreetLOSSIEMOUTHScotlandIV31 6PB
Our 25 ton Sublift can lift vessels from the water for water blasting before setting it up inside one of our sheds.
Masts are easily removed and refitted with our Palfinger crane.
A cradle which supports vessels without need for support in the underwater section allows complete anti-fouling work to be carried out without having to move props and touch up (see here).Of course, this is ideal for application of Copper Epoxy and any below the waterline repairs.
For full details on pricing (including special offers),for copper epoxy and anti-fouling, please contact the Marina Office (01343 813066) and ask to speak with Charlie or Amanda.
The Marina is proud to offer our undercover workshop facilities to boat owners who wish to carry out general maintenance on their vessels without the constraints of weather conditions.
There are three separate spacious bays including a heavy duty dividing curtain which ensures a controlled environment in which to carry out repairs. Electricity, flood lights, water and heating are all available.
Commercial HarbourInitially, a harbour was built about 1700at the mouth of the river. It was never a success and over a hundred years later, a new harbour was hewn out of the rock at Stotfield Point. The company who carried this out was named, ‘The Elgin & Lossiemouth Harbour Co. (ELHC)This harbour was a commercial triumph and traded grain, whisky, coal and timber.
Fishing PortLater, the harbour began to attract fishing boats and the arrival of a rail connection allowed rapid transport of fresh fish to the south.Soon the initial basin (now the East Basin) proved inadequate for the growing number of vessels using the harbour , principally fishing boats, and a new basin was built to the west.
MarinaThe port became Scotland’s main white fish port during a period of great prosperity. However, entry to the EU saw Scotland’s fishing rights bartered away and the fishing industry rapidly declined. The ELHC, sensing a new leisure industry demand. fitted pontoons. The Marina was born!
The first harbour at Lossiemouth was started in 1699 at the mouth of the river Lossie where the East and West piers stand to this day. The sponsors, the Magistrates of Elgin, unable to make it profitable for over 100 years, decided to sell it to a new Company - the Stotfield Harbour Company- in 1837. This was formed by the merchant traders of Elgin who built their "new " harbour which was excavated from the rock at Stotfield point. The company was later renamed "Elgin & Lossiemouth Harbour Company".Hence for over 300 years the Harbours at Lossiemouth have been providing shelter for the varying needs of the seafarers of the particular time. These merchant traders needed a safe port from which to export and import their goods to southern parts of Britain , continental Europe and the Americas at a time when the road system was rudimentary and rail transport did not exist.Harbour1 The "new" harbour was so successful that it soon attracted trading ships from a wide area which explains why we still have black Baltic soil (brought back as ballast) in some gardens near the harbour. The grain was shipped in and Moray's famous malt whisky was shipped out. There is one historic photograph from the US Press of a tall ship tied alongside at Brookline Mass, 'Under the command of Captain Brander of Lossiemouth.'
The Harbour also began to attract fishing boats, and with the arrival of the rail connection , sponsored by these same merchant traders , a new fast means arose of transporting their freshly caught produce overnight to the growing markets in the South. The railway lines (some of which remain today) were brought into the harbour area and ran along both sides of the harbour basin. There were soon more potential users of the port than there was space available for them and it was decided to build a new basin to the west, principally for the growing fishing fleet. Likewise , the number of fishing families wishing to reside in the town from all around the Moray Firth grew and led to a major house building programme . The result was the "new town of Branderburgh" linking with the original fishing villages of Lossiemouth and Stotfield .The original mode of fishing was from open decked sailboats operating close inshore, using long-lines baited by the women of the community. With the passage of time the boats became larger and had partial deck protection, to better face the elements. With the invention of the steam engine the possibilities widened .At the turn of the 20th Century the steam drifter gradually replaced the sailboats with the fishermen being ever ready to adapt to new technology. The drift net proved ideal for catching herring and the Lossie drifter fleet ranged around the coasts of Britain following the shoals from Lossiemouth to Lowestoft to Douglas to our west coast ports. Markets opened up for their catch in countries like Russia and Germany.Harbour5 Boat-building was already established and new tradesmen arrived in the town to support businesses from curing yards to preserve the fish to coopering to make and maintain the barrels for transporting the salt herring to engineering to make and maintain the steam engines and capstans for the fleet.The devastation of the First World War largely killed the Russian and German markets and ushered in the decline of the drifter fleet, but not before the skippers and men along with their vessels had played a significant role in supporting the Royal Navy in the war.That decline was worsened by rising fuel costs and signalled the end of drift netting as a method . By the 1920's the enterprising fishermen of Lossie were already looking elsewhere for their future . Whilst visiting herring fishing from the English ports of Yarmouth and Lowestoft, they had seen Danish fishseine netermen operating a new type of net- the seine-net for white fish catching. They tried it, and after a good deal of trial and error they perfected it. The boats needed to operate it could be smaller and require less of a crew - meaning less expense all round . Gradually the transition took place once more led by enterprising fishermen who had no shortage of leaders and by 1939 Lossie had the nation's largest seine-net fleet. Where these men had led , other ports around the country's coasts followed only to be stopped in their tracks by World War 11. Again the fleet were called on to assist the Royal Navy and did so with distinction . Meantime some boats were left at home to fish for a country whose food supply was in danger, crewed by men too old for war service and the younger boy.
After the War, on returning to their home port, most of the boats were too dated and tired to carry on effective fishing and helped by a Government grant and loan scheme the fleet was largely rebuilt. These larger higher powered vessels opened up new fishing grounds further afield to the West and the North. Lossie earned the status of Scotland's premier white fish port during a period of unprecedented prosperity.However, as fish became less plentiful in the Moray Firth the fishermen had to look further afield and by the 1970’s, Lossiemouth had commenced its decline as a fishing port. Elgin and Lossiemouth Harbour Company recognised that in order to sustain the harbour, they had to turn its attention to the future.That future appeared to lie in the growing leisure industry. Plans were laid for the installation of the first marina pontoons in the East Basin. The Board's declared policy was that as long as commercial fishermen wished to use the harbour facilities would remain for them. The fishing decline continued however and Lossiemouth lost its status as a recognised landing port. The once fine fleet had reduced to a handful of vessels and now only two remain. The pontoon fitting of the East Basin proved an instant success with every berth soon taken. With the now emptying West Basin, the Board sadly came to the view that it had no alternative but to respond to where the demand was . The result was the fitting out of the West Basin with pontoon berths.
Moray has much to offer yacht crews due to its situation between the Cairngorm mountains in the south, and the beautiful sandy coastline of the Moray Firth in the north. Moray benefits from an abundance of long stretches of unspoiled golden beaches, (in particular Lossiemouth beach) dotted by picturesque fishing villages along the coast. There is a large population of interesting wildlife, including bottlenose dolphins which are often viewed by local sailors.Moray is a top destination for sea fishing, as well as salmon and trout fishing on the famous rivers Spey and Findhorn. There are eight 5 star visitor attractions in the area as well as 16 golf courses, including a famous championship links course at Lossiemouth. There are activities such as horse riding, mountain biking, walking, field sports, hiking, hill walking, climbing, camping and caravanning, diving, water skiing, surfing and winter skiing. Moray is the county of Macbeth and is steeped in history, with a wealth of castles, historical buildings and sites to explore. Moray is whisky country and has the only Malt Whisky Trail in the world; over half of all the world’s Malt Whisky is produced in Moray’s Speyside. Moray is also central to areas such as Inverness and Loch Ness in the west and Royal Deeside in the east, and so is an ideal location for day trips to many other areas in the North East of Scotland or in the Highlands. Of course the Caledonian Canal provides the Moray Firth Yachtsman with a fascinating experience and a delightful short cut to West Coast sailing and of course - vice-versa!