Lerwick

Lerwick Marina, Gremista

Facilities:
Toilets, showers, fresh water, electricity, fuel, telephone, laundry, disabled facilities, internet access, shop, post office, accommodation, leisure centre, swimming pool, lifeboat station, coastguard station, waste reception, waste oil disposal, launching slip, repairs, chandlery, boat hoist, engineering, boating club, food and drink, bus service, taxi service, car hire, cash point.

Lerwick Port Control keeps a 24-hour watch on VHF channel 12 and visiting craft should contact the duty controller on that channel before entering the harbour.

The capital of Shetland, Lerwick, is the main centre for visiting craft - and usually the first port of call. It invites boats right in to the heart of town: A 70 metre floating pontoon situated just across the road from the town centre can accommodate up to 70 boats and provides excellent shelter right through from May to September.

This bustling town has all you need when making a Shetland landfall - a Tourist Information Centre, Customs, a Coastguard station, helpful staff at Lerwick Port Authority, ship chandlers, supermarkets, licensed grocers specialising in marine supplies, a leisure centre and swimming pool, as well as the several high quality restaurants, cafes and bars scattered throughout the town. If you have a problem, there’s a shipyard, skilled repair engineers and a lifeboat station.

Small Boat HarbourJust a step along from the small boat harbour at Victoria Pier is the Lerwick Boating Club (01595 692407), where visiting crews are always welcome to take a hot shower, use the laundry and enjoy a drink at the cheerful bar - with a lovely view of the harbour. The key for the club’s showers, toilets and laundry is usually available by arrangement from the Lerwick Port Authority Office at Albert Building on the Esplanade.

Lerwick MarinaThe club runs a busy summer programme of sailing races for dinghies and the famous 'Shetland Model' skiffs. Visitors are welcome as spectators or participants.

The Marina is available for longer stays and subject to availability visitor berthing may be organised with the Marina Users Association. It is situated at the North end of Lerwick Harbour about 2km from Lerwick town centre. It is run by a community group and may have vacant berths for temporary stays. Each pontoon is operated by a security gate and has water and electricity supplies available. On the south side of the pier the slipway can take vessels of up to 2m draft to dry out for emergency repairs, a boat hoist is also available for emergency lift out of visiting boats. Car and trailer parking is available just outside the marina and facilities are available locally for winter storage of boats ashore.

Small Boat Harbour Pontoon
Depth (Low water):
8 metres (mouth of dock)
1.2 metres (inner corner)
Charges:
£0.50 per metre per day
(minimum charge £4.00)
Contact:
Lerwick Port Authority, 01595 692991 or VHF Channel 12

 

Lerwick Marina, Gremista
Depth (Low water):
2.5 metres (outer pontoons)
1.8 metres (inner pontoons)
Contact:
Bert Anderson 01595 693537

 

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