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Covered and Open Yacht storage facility - Only 12 miles north of OBAN
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The site at Barcaldine is 12 miles North of Oban on the A828 and two hours comfortable drive from Glasgow.  It is also 6 miles from Oban Airport located on the North side of Connel Village which is suitable for recreational / private / and commercial use.   Situated on the southern shores of picturesque Loch Creran, Barcaldine Marine  is being developed by The Marine Resource Centre. It utilises a deep water pier, slipways, unrivalled facilities and expansive warehousing and secure storage for yachts / boats both indoors and outdoors.
History : The site has been developed over the years to accommodate other activities, including yacht storage since 1999. MRC  now provides both on land (covered and open) and mooring facilities for yacht storage   Navigation : Loch Creran is approached from Loch Linnhe, and the entrance is well lit and buoyed with deep water at all stages of the tide. Tidal flow is 4 to 6 knots at spring tides.   Yacht Services : Storage / Moorings   Barcaldine Marine offers excellent and unrivalled storage facilities for yachts.  5000 square metres of indoor storage are dedicated to storage and are able to accommodate up to 100 boats.   The MRC site started secure indoor and outdoor yacht storage in 1999 and the demand has been so great that the business has increased space allocation to now make it the largest indoor yacht store in the West Highlands.   Moorings :  In 2006, 50 No swinging moorings were installed and this will increase to 100 as demand exceeds the initial 50 moorings.   The deep-water swinging moorings are in a minimum depth of 6 metres and are laid in trots.  They consist of 54mm ground chain secured by 3 tonne concrete blocks throughout their length. 7metre 32mm surge chain is shackled onto the ground chain at 27m centres. A 32mm rope riser is shackled to the surge chain at a ‘trawl’ buoy and this rope is attached to the surface buoy. A 24mm 8 strand nylon ‘pick-up’ rope is provided. Please ensure that anti-chafe tubes are properly positioned on the ‘pick-up’ rope, the ‘pick-up’ rope is NOT provided as the terminal mooring line to connect the vessel to the end of the rope riser mooring. It is the Customer’s responsibility to ensure that vessels are appropriately secured to the spliced ‘hard eye’ at the end of the rope riser mooring point at the surface buoy.   The moorings are suitable for vessels up to 13.5m in length or 15 tonnes gross weight, although larger vessels can be accommodated on request. All the moorings are professionally inspected  and serviced by a 3rd party specialist.   Barcaldine Marine has designated visitor moorings. Please contact Barcaldine marine for details.   MRC does not permit anything other than unpolluted water to be drained at the moorings.   Slippage and Storage :   The yard has a capability of slipping and storage of craft up to 15 tonnes displacement and 4.00m beam. Tariffs include slipping, scrubbing off, cradling in the yard and storage up to 26 weeks, routine checks of the vessel and re-launching. Developments at MRC : A NEW short stay pontoon enhancements at MRC were installed during spring 2011, which now has 6 deep water berths for loading and watering. It will be close to car and dinghy parking, and at the closest shore position to the moorings. Click on the sketch to view the pontoon installation and location on the site. View further details here On Site Facilities :   Car Park Showers and Toilets Secure store for outboards Soon to be installing a Pontoon Pier for exiting moorings Drinking water available at the MRC deep-water pier Boatyard facilities On-site contractors Covered Warehousing and open storage Quayside facility Distribution network Offices Laboratory
Site Information :   Latitude/Longitude: 56 degrees 31. 900’ N 5 degrees 19.000’ W   Admiralty Chart numbers : 2378 and 2379 Additional Information : Google Maps Loch Creran Map Weather forecast for Barcaldine Barcaldine Marine Brochure 

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