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Welcome to our marine information page. It’s intended to be a source of information created by those of us who have many years knowledge and who currently work within the Marine Industry. It is by no means exhaustive and we will welcome suggestions relating to content from Boat Owners, Marine Company Boat Clubs or even water fronted Restaurant Owners who would like to be included in our  publication. We have broken down the various areas of the UK into regions in order to help navigation. No apologies for starting with North Wales as a point on the global map of the boating world

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  A Bit About The Marine Industry

Buying a boat and becoming an owner has changed over the years, just like buying a modern car. Technology has evolved this has allowed manufacturer of boats and yachts to produce products on a much greater scale. Up until the 2008 economic crash manufacturer such as Jeanneau/Beneteau would see boats leaving production lines many times a day. So great was the impact of new boats and yachts being built, demand for marina berthing was created. As marina’s filled and prices for berthing started to rise many new marina development projects were fulfilled. Ports that would once have been bursting with boats started to change and competition between marina operators had become quite intense.

Getting Into Boating

Below are a few paragraphs that may help if you’re new to boating and have yet to decide what type of boat to buy and where to keep it.

Conwy & Deganwy Marina

With its beautiful backdrop, convenient location, and excellent facilities, Conwy Quays Marina is the obvious choices to keep your boat in North Wales whether you are local or coming from further afield, Conwy can be easily accessed via the A55.

All the staff at Conwy Quays are here to make your stay as enjoyable and safe as possible – if you have any questions just ask, and they will do whatever we can to help.

All of the customers have access to good quality, up-to-date facilities available 24 hours a day. They include:

  • 500 sheltered and secure pontoon berths.
  • 24 hour staffing.
  • Gasoil (red diesel – not for road use) and unleaded petrol available on the fuel pontoon.
  • Toilets, showers, laundry and telephones are all available in the Marina Service building. There is also a TV relaxation area.
  • Free Wi-Fi.
  • A holding tank pump out facility is available on the fuel pontoon.
  • Water and electricity (240 volts/15 amp) is available on most pontoons. 32 amp supplies are available on a limited number of pontoons.
  • A full boatyard service is provided. Trained, qualified staff operate our 30T mobile hoist. 8 weeks storage ashore is included within the annual berthing rate.
  • A well lit area of CCTV covered hard standing is available adjacent to the marina office.
  • An annual dredging programme is undertaken using our own cutter suction dredger ‘The Little Orme’.
  • Chandlery, boat sales, boat and engine repair, powerboat training and rigging services are provided on site.
  • Free car parking is available on site.
  • The Mulberry Public House serves excellent food and drinks on site.
  • A general store, The Mulberry Stores, also operates from the marina and a cashpoint is available.
  • The Quay Hotel and Spa at Deganwy offers discount cards to Conwy Quays Marina berth holders.
  • The Conwy Morfa public slipway is adjacent to the marina.
  • The marina is linked to Conwy’s new harbour quay and town by the delightful ‘marine walk’.
  • The marina is adjacent to the nationally renowned Conwy Golf Club

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What sort of boat to buy?

Sail or Power would be the first decision a boat buyer would need to make. Our advice would be to carefully consider how much time you can set aside for a boating hobby. Some may find the choice between power or sail simple, however working through a simple time exercise could be a useful starting point if you’re undecided. Perhaps you are working hard and feel the need for a first boat just to escape from your daily routine. Something that will allow you to unwind when you can grab a few spare hours. If thats the case and you live no more than a couple of easy commuting hours away from your boat, then a power boat could be a quicker and better way of relaxing and getting out on the water than a sail boat. The point of asking this simple question is we have noticed a change in the industry towards different kinds of power boating. When questioned, buyers and owners who have needed to consider the time factor often say they are cash comfortable but time poor.

If you’re lucky enough to benefit from good health, have time on your hands and funds to put into a yacht, then don’t hesitate. Just get involved at what ever level you feel comfortable with. We are always happy to offer advice to beginners, we often spend many hours over a great number of years helping buyers to fulfil a life long dream. At NYB Conwy we don’t mind giving this advice freely as most of us remember how daunting it was buying a boat for the first time. Most would go for a modern production yacht but buyers needs and wishes are extremely varied. All are valid! This is what makes and keeps boating interesting to all those who get involved.

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