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Mallaig Marina Conditions of Berthing

  1. Marina”, “we” and “our” shall mean and/or refer to Mallaig Marina which is owned and operated by Mallaig Harbour Authority, Harbour Office, Mallaig, Inverness-shire. PH41 4QB. The letters MHA refer to Mallaig Harbour Authority.
  2. “Owner” shall mean the owner of the vessel or gear or property, and where the context so admits, shall also mean charterer, master or agent or the personal representatives of the owner.
  3. “Boat” and “Vessel” shall mean, but not be limited to, ship, yacht, dinghy, catamaran, or craft whether or not its principal propulsion shall be by wind, engine or other method.


  1. Mallaig Marina (MHA) reserves the right to offer or deny berthing to any owner or vessel. The Owner shall comply with all reasonable instructions of the Harbour Master, Marina Manager, or appointed staff with matters relating to the safe and efficient operation of the Marina.
  2. The owner shall at all times navigate and control the boat in a seamanlike manner so as to cause no danger or inconvenience to any other person or boat. In particular the boat shall proceed at a speed which is safe in relation to prevailing conditions and shall at all times comply with any speed restrictions established by the Authority.
  3. The Mallaig Harbour Authority light signals must be obeyed at all times when intending to enter or leave the harbour. A notice to berth holders detailing the light signals is available from the Marina Managers office. All vessels are requested to monitor VHF Channel 16 and 09 when entering or leaving the Harbour.
  4. No dangerous, inflammable, poisonous or noxious substances, oil, petrol, fuel, paint or contaminated bilge water or effluent shall be discharged or allowed to escape into the Marina.
  5. In the interests of hygiene, no paper or solid matter shall be discharged from vessel’s toilets while the vessel is in the Marina/Harbour.
  6. All vessels and their gear are entirely at the owners risk at all times whilst located in or on or inside the Harbour and not limited to being moored or berthed alongside pontoons or quayside, or when being towed, handled, hoisted or craned, blocked or cradled or set onto transport of any form or if instructed to be sailed or delivered by the owner outwith harbour premises.
  7. The standard charge for berthing is based on length overall of the vessel including fixed projections and may be either by imperial foot or by metre. Measurements will be rounded to the nearest foot or half metre. In the event of dispute over a vessel’s length, the vessel shall be measured and the Authority’s decision shall be final. The Authority’s year for berthing runs from the 1st April until the 31st March.
  8. Payment shall be due for marina fees and any services provided by the Authority within 30 days of the invoice date.
  9. Mallaig Marina provides berthing for seagoing craft only. The Owner accepts full responsibility for the seaworthy condition of the vessel and maintaining the vessel in such condition.
  10. Electricity on the berthing pontoons is available to berth holders and will be supplied via meter. Owners shall supply their own suitable cables and connections to the electrical power outlets provided by The Marina.   Electricity cost is £3.60 per night.
  11. Visiting vessels are always welcome subject to the availability of berths which may be ascertained from the Marina Manager; telephone 07824 331031; or Harbour Master: telephone 07917 450167; or VHF Channel 09. There are no quarantine berths in the Marina and vessels with animals from abroad will be refused berthing or landing facilities.
  12. Entry into the Marina by land or water entails acceptance of the published Marina Regulations, Terms of Business and charges.
  13. No part of the Marina or harbour premises or of any vessel or vehicle while situated therein or thereon shall be used by the Owner for any commercial purposes without the express permission of the Marina Manager/Harbour Master.
  14. The owner shall maintain third party insurance in respect of him/herself and each of his/her vessels and vehicles, crew for the time being and agents, visitors, guests and sub-contractors in a sum of not less than £2million in respect of each accident or damage, and in respect of each vessel, adequate salvage insurance. Such insurance shall be effected and maintained in an insurance office of repute and the Owner shall produce the policy or policies relating to MHA on demand.
  15. Vessels shall be berthed or moored by the Owner in such a manner and position as the Marina/Authority requires and unless otherwise agreed the necessary warps and fenders shall be provided by the owner. The Marina/MHA reserves the right to replace the warps and fenders if considered unsuitable or inadequate, and charge same to the Owner.
  16. Nothing in the agreement or license or any berthing contract shall entitle an Owner to the exclusive use of a particular berth.
  17. No noisy, noxious or objectionable engines, radio, hi-fi, sound system or other apparatus or machinery shall be operated within the Marina so as to cause any nuisance or annoyance to the Authority, to any other users of the marina or premises or to any person residing in the vicinity and the owner undertakes for him/herself, guests and all using the vessel or vehicle that they shall not behave in such a way as to offend as aforesaid. Mast halyards, lines and rigging shall be secured so as not to cause such nuisance or annoyance.
  18. No refuse shall be thrown overboard or left on the pontoons, jetties, quayside or car park, or disposed of in any other way than in the receptacles provided by MHA or by removal from the Marina.
  19. The Owner shall take all necessary precautions against the outbreak of fire in or upon his/her vessel and the Owner shall observe all statutory and local regulations relative to fire protection (if any) which shall be exhibited at the offices of the Marina. The owner shall provide and maintain at least one fire extinguisher of a governmentally approved or BSI standard type and size in or on the vessel fit for immediate use in case of fire. Owners shall not refuel vessels in the Marina or premises other than in the designated fuelling berths.
  20. Sailing vessels shall not manoeuvre under sail alone whilst in the Harbour or in the Marina.
  21. Personal water craft or jet skis shall not operate in the harbour or Marina.
  22. Children should wear an approved life jacket at all times and shall be accompanied by an adult at all times whilst on the Marina pontoons or quayside.
  23. Animals may only be brought into the Marina provided they are at all times kept under the control of the Owner and do not cause inconvenience in the form of noise, fouling of pontoons, quayside or the communal areas or otherwise. Animals insofar as is reasonably practicable shall be kept aboard the boat at all times. The Authority reserves the right to require the Owner to remove any animal from the Marina without prior notice. Strict regulations exist for the control of rabies and no animal which has been taken abroad or otherwise acquired abroad shall be brought into or landed in the Harbour or the Marina. MHA will report any suspected breach of this clause to the appropriate authorities.
  24. Owners and their crew and guests shall all observe and abide by the bye laws, rules and regulations of the Mallaig Harbour Authority as amended from time to time.
  25. No items of boat gear, fittings or equipment, supplies or stores or the like shall be left upon the pontoons, jetties, quayside or car park.
  26. Dinghies, tenders and rafts shall be stored aboard the vessel unless a berth is separately provided by the Marina.
  27. The Authority reserves the right to introduce amendments to the Conditions which relate solely to the Marina and premises and which are not inconsistent with these Conditions and to amend the Conditions from time to time. The Conditions and any amendments on the public notice board or other prominent place at the Authority’s premises and the Authority shall have the same rights against the owner for a breach of the Conditions as for a breach of these Conditions.
  28. Pontoon and Mooring Charges are displayed in the Marina Office; Marina Centre (01687 462571); Harbour Office (01687 462154); and on the website
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