Tagged: marina ardfern
7th October 2019 at 1:57 pm #55921
Mark Ashley-Miller 07817845775 Do you know this marina please? My 331 is booked in over the winter but I have heard bad reviews about the marina and wondered if anyone has any recent experience – good or bad? Please phone, text or email me firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you very much. Mark7th October 2019 at 2:41 pm #56305AnonymousInactive
Hello, Yes we know this marina very well as we cruise up the West Coast every summer for two and a half months. We spent a week in the marina a year ago during the summer. The staff were very helpful . Some of the fingers are rather short ( Nauticat 44) but should be fine for your boat. I would recommend you aim for a pontoon near the walk way where it will be more sheltered unless you are storing the boat ashore. We use Silvers on the Clyde. Karelia is already in the shed there. There are two other Nauticat’s there as well. The restaurant at the marina is very good, as is the café a the Garden Centre near by !! Transport (bus into Oban and Train to Glasgow) is very handy. If you want to chat about it call us on 01436 820671.
Michael and Patricia Low—Karelia Nauticat 447th October 2019 at 3:27 pm #56307Roger SturgeParticipant
I have only visited Dunstaffnage for fuel (good value and helpful service) and shopping at Alba Sailing Chandlery. When I was seeking a base for the two winters and one season I kept Wild Cat in those waters (2017-2019) I considered Dunstaffnage but chose to go for a more economical alternative. Wild Cat ended up at Creran Marine in Loch Creran – a bit further up the coast. Slightly less accessible and, of course, swing mooring with winter storage ashore. I found the proprietor of this family business very helpful and whilst it isn’t as convenient as a marina we found it quite satisfactory.
We also stayed over at Oban Marina on Kerrera Island and found it satisfactory including work done for mus by visiting engineer. The shower and toilet facilities at Kerrera could do with upgrading.
Roger Sturge – Nauticat 33 Mk2 Wild Cat.7th October 2019 at 6:56 pm #56310
We spoke on the phone – thank you very much! Mark7th October 2019 at 6:57 pm #56312
Thank you very much Roger – very helpful.
Mark9th October 2019 at 12:01 pm #56315
Thank you everyone _ I have had lots of good advice. I have chosen Ardfern.
With best wishes
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