We’ve put together some safety information to make sure the marina stays a safe and pleasant place to be. RNLI safety information on safe use of LPG, petrol and avoiding the threat of Carbon Monoxide and fire is available from the office.
Please familiarise yourself with the location of lifesaving and fire fighting equipment on the pontoons and ashore. Look for the SOS stations on the pontoons.
Please ensure all children and non swimmers wear life jackets at all times.
Children should be accompanied at all times.
Do not allow children to ‘ride’ in the trolleys.
Swimming, fishing and diving are not permitted in the marina.
Dead Slow for all boats.
Keep the wash to a minimum.
Always isolate gas and fuel when leaving your boat.
Please do not ride bicycles, skates or scooters on the pontoons.
Dogs are welcome. But please clean up after your dog and keep them on leads at all times.
Run a hose for at least 30 seconds before filling water tanks.
Please take care on the pontoons especially when wet or icy.
Do not run and take special care at night.
In case of fire
Sound the alarm and ensure the marina staff are aware of the situation.
Clear the area of people.
Only tackle the fire if it is safe to do so with extinguishers provided across the Marina.
Retreat to a safe distance either in the car park or as far away on the pontoons as possible and wait for the rescue boat.
Do not obstruct the bridges as access will be required by the emergency service and marina staff.
Around the Marina
Please report any defective or damaged marina equipment immediately.
Please drive slowly and carefully in the Marina car park.
Do not remove supports from vessels in the yard.
Please keep a safe distance from all plant/machinery operating in our boatyard.
If storing your boat ashore, please familiarize yourself with the marina rules for your own safety and that of others.
Contractors employed to work on your boat must have permission and insurance. Please speak to a member of staff.
Working on your boat ashore; use a safe ladder for access only and scaffolding platforms if working at height.
Please recycle all cans, bottles, paper and cardboard. Facilities are provided.
Never throw rubbish overboard.
Absolutely NO gutting of fish in the Marina either ashore or afloat.
We provide clean and convenient facilities so you do not have to use sea toilets.
We do our best to keep the shower rooms spotless please help us to keep them clean. If there is a problem, tell a member of staff and we will try to solve it.
In the marina and on the water
Please be aware of wildlife, do not disturb marine life or wildlife by causing excessive wash.
Be particularly careful with fishing line and hooks.
Please avoid water pollution and use the facilities provided ashore.
Never throw rubbish overboard; facilities for rubbish are situated in the marina car park for your convenience.
Do not flush out or clean out bilge tanks into the marina waste oil can be disposed of into the Waste Oil Tank situated in the Skip Compound.
If there is a leak of fuel or oil please notify marina staff immediately.
When boating ensure you take all ropes and lines with you.
Do not fix anything to the pontoons.
Salt is provided and some main walkways are gritted and cleared. More salt is provided at the top of the bridge. Overall, take care in all inclement weather. We are more than happy to assist you – just ask in the office.
Rope ladders are available at each SOS station. It can often be easier to use a bathing platform ladder on the stern of many boats and climb out onto a boat first. No dinghies to be left in the water.
Comprehensive marina rules can be found on the reverse of your berthing contract. All boats using the marina facility, ashore or afloat, must have a minimum of £3,000,000 third party insurance.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
2018 has been another busy year. We are delighted that so many of you have chosen to use the new boat hoist and dock – we have carried out over 160 lifts! This is our first full year delivering this service – we have been really pleased with the performance of the equipment and are very grateful for all of your support. You will see further new services introduced next year as we grow the boat yard.
In addition, we have completed a number of important improvements and updates which focus on enhancing services, safety and security. We have reinforced piles; maintained walkway floats; installed a brand new CCTV system; altered the carpark and installed new metered electrical points and fresh water supply to this area to provide more boat storage ashore; put up new fencing; replaced the depth gauge on the end of the old jetty; and put a new roof on the office/shower block building.
We have also had two very important additions to the team! We were delighted to welcome Diane Darby in April and Michael Mitchell in January. They have both made a big contribution already. Thank you all for making them both so welcome.
Thank you also to all of you who attended this year’s berth holders BBQ. Despite the strong winds the event was a big success with live music provided by Jack and Izzy and catering provided by Johnny from Sea&Soil. Thank you for your generosity in supporting our chosen charity St Oswald’s Hospice – the event raised a fabulous £500 for this great cause. It was a pleasure to see so many of you at what was a really special afternoon. We hope you enjoyed the event and we are planning more for next year.
Brian Dunn – Seascape – won the Annual Big Fish Competition, again, with a Ling weighing 10lb 4oz. Congratulations Brian! All challengers to the crown – have your bait at the ready for Spring!
We look forward to bringing you more comprehensive news in mid-February which will be sent with the contracts in 2019. In the meantime, please do pop in to the office any time you are visiting your boat, it is always good to see you. If you are here over the Christmas period, we will have mince pies and mulled wine available every day from 15th December to help you warm up and bring some festive cheer.
Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to the team for their hard work and commitment throughout the year.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at Amble Marina.
Whilst we are experiencing some good weather at Amble Marina, Storrar Marine have produced this excellent guide for Laying Up For Winter – it may serve as a useful reminder for even the most accomplished of boat owner.
A massive thank you to everyone who came along to last nights barbecue, with special mentions to Jonny from Sea&Soil for great food and Jack and Lizzie for some brilliant tunes, especially given the slightly windy conditions.
We’ve raised a whopping £500.00 for St Oswald’s Hospice.
Congratulations go to Paul and Amanda with Sanda Sund for scooping first prize in the raffle.
Customer Satisfaction Questionnaire – the results!
Thank you to all of you who took the time to complete the customer satisfaction questionnaire and provide us with such valuable feedback.
We are incredibly proud that:
• 100% of you rated staff helpfulness and staff knowledge as “good” or “very good”
• 99% of you rated the cleanliness and maintenance of the toilets and showers as “good” or “very good” and
• 96% of you are “very likely” or “extremely likely” to recommend Amble Marina to a friend
As a small, family run business we try very hard to provide a professional and personal service and I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to the team – Linda, Margaret, Ben and Mick for their enthusiasm, energy and commitment.
You have told us that you would like to attend events organised by the Marina. I am pleased to announce dates for two summer Berth-Holders BBQs – one to mark the start and one to mark the end of what I am sure will be a busy and enjoyable summer season.
The first BBQ will be held on Saturday 2nd July from 12 – 3pm and the second on Sunday 28th August from 12pm – 3pm. We will provide food and soft drinks but should you wish to bring your own alcohol please do so. Coquet Yacht Club would be pleased to welcome you after the BBQ. We hope you and your families can attend. Please either email or drop in to / call the office to let us know if you will be attending so that we have a good idea of numbers.
As well as the Annual Big Fish Competition running from April to October we also have two more Mini Fishing Competitions coming up on Saturday 16th July and Saturday 13th August. For further details of these competitions please see the notices on site or pop in to the office.
A high percentage of you told us how much you would value boat hoist / dock yard facilities on site and I am delighted to tell you that planning permission for such a development is progressing well. We will keep you up to date with further changes and improvements to be implemented as a result of the comments we have received.
Your invaluable feedback helps us to shape the services and customer experience we provide and to ensure that all who stay with us enjoy their time here.
Thank you again.
Looking forward to the coming season. If you would like to berth your boat with us please let us know as soon as possible. An early payment discount is available for all customers returning their signed contract before 15th March 2018.
Our Wise Hoist has now been in operation since November, we have been overwhelmed by the response and have carried out over 40 lifts to date. Our plans for 2018 will see us build on this success with more cradles, more stands, more electrical and fresh water points.
In late January we altered our car park layout beyond the hoist to significantly increase boat storage space. We still have pedestrian access to Amble and HGV access through the gates.
Car Parking. We are introducing a berth holders parking permit from 1st April 2018. Visitors will be asked to park in our Market Place car park so that we can strike a balance between having enough space for our boatyard and annual customers. The permit is free and valid for each annual customer and available from either the office.
After 25 years of service Linda Sweeney will be retiring at the end of April. Linda is looking forward to a well deserved trip to Australia in 2019, playing more golf and spending more time with her grandchild. We obviously wish Linda all the very best and thank her for her fantastic work, she will be missed. In the interim Claire Brunton will be helping out in the office whilst we search for a full time replacement.
2018 has a few events already planned. Berth holders are invited on 14th April to launch the new season with bacon sandwiches and drinks from 12.00 – 15.00. This will also be Linda’s final weekend at work and will be an opportunity for us all to wish her well and give her a good send off!
Our second event will be on Saturday 26th May with the team from Sea&Soil cooking up some treats on the barbecue. This will be a ticketed event so please let us know if you would like to come. Our chosen charity for the year is St Oswalds Hospice, there will be a raffle and collection tins on the day should you wish to donate to this worthwhile cause.