Lochmaddy Marina - Recent History
For the 2022 season Lochmaddy Marina is back in action and will be as you would intend to find it. We had some difficulties last year that I do fully realise and accept caused quite a lot of frustration. For that we are genuinely sorry.
2020 was not a good year as you know due to Covid. As such, not much could happen in terms of progressing the marina and it’s offering due to the restrictions. At the same time, in 2021 and as a result, a lot of factors had created a perfect storm to present to the boating community a marina that was not as fit for purpose as you or we would wish to find it.
Additionally and prior to 2020, a change in the management structure had been forced upon Comman Na Mara (CNM) through retirement and poor health. CNM is a local Lochmaddy based charity and they own and manage the marina, yet they were ill prepared for the 2021 season due to the loss of experienced people and the above reasons.
2021 therefore saw a lot of (quite rightly) disgruntled visitors as we had water and electrical faults and no marina attendant or even a website to provide updates. As I say, a perfect storm that wasn’t anyone’s fault, but we all suffered as a result. For those affected or upset by this we are truly sorry.
However, the CNM board did not sit still. They appointed a sub committee to run the marina, recognising its value to both the local and boating community. They have been determined to resolve the issues faced last year and we are all pleased to announce that for the 2022 season the marina will be fully functional.
Seasonal maintenance has already started with a chain and anchor inspection. We have repairs to make to the electrical and water installations and whilst both are available there is still some work that is ongoing, though it won’t be in your face as such.
Under the direction of CNM, the marina is once again being run by people with a passion for both the sea and boats. We know what is required for you to enjoy your time with us and despite being managed by volunteers – we all have day jobs – we are committed to your stay with us being a great one.
Keep an eye on social media and / or our blog for updates as we progress and also lookout for the pier works that are taking place with CMAL. There is a lot of work going on in the background also to update outdated information on the internet and of course this website is also up and running, along with social media.
It’s good to be back this year and we look forward to welcoming both old and new faces to Lochmaddy Marina, which as you can see below, is set in a stunning location. Keep in touch, we will do all we can to assist if you do visit – and we hope you do. I’m here if you have any questions. All the best and here’s to a good season, Scott.