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HARBOUR RULES

Full details can be downloaded here.

Visitor Fees

Overnight £20; up to 4 hours £10.

Both inclusive of VAT.

Fees can be made by cash within the envelope and posting in box or by direct credit using Sort Code 83-18-01, A/c 00125685 or Paypal using info@cromartyharbour.org.

BERTHING FEES

Over the last few years, we deliberately took the decision to allow fees to lag behind inflationary increase whilst we were improving the facility.  Over the last four years, fees have only been increased once in 2019 and by 3%; there were no fee increase in 2020. With this in mind and against the backdrop of the harbour experiencing higher than expected cost pressures, it has been decided to raise fees to leisure users by 5% this year, around £20 p.a. for the majority.  There is never going to be a right time for such an increase but the longer it is left then the greater the revenue gap; all at a time when we face additional costs and continuing uncertainty.

The reality is that a 5% increase will only generate an additional £300 per annum of revenue and without addressing it now would mean that the harbour would face a similar shortfall in perpetuity without an above inflation rise at some point. At our trustee meeting last September, the trustees endorsed a strategy to start rebuilding reserves to be able to sustain the harbour both for future planned costs such as a dredge, connecting pillar refurbishment, new pontoon joints, and also unforeseen costs such as the damage recently identified at the end of the pontoon.

I understand that a 5% increase in fees will not be welcomed, but equally is probably not unexpected.  Should payment cause any user difficulties, we are happy to receive fees in two equal instalments by prior agreement – in April and then again in July – if it helps.

We believe this proposal is both fair to users and necessary for the ongoing operation of the harbour as we seek to put the finances of the harbour on a sustainable footing and to start to rebuild reserves for future costs.

Full details of the 2021 harbour fees can be download here.

HARBOUR APPLICATION FOR BERTHING

Summer season: 1st April to 30th September 2021

Winter season: 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022

All USERS

Application form is now available. Please read this note on the application process.

Form can be downloaded here.  (use backspace on your browser to return to website)

If you didn't previously complete a data protection notice that governs the way we communicate with you.  Form can be downloaded here.

Our Privacy Notice on how we handle you data can be read here.

Checklist to return to us - Application and Data Protection forms.

Completed forms, with relevant documents, should be received or scanned by email by 5pm on Sunday 28th February 2021 (summer), Sunday 19th September 2021 (winter).

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT AN APPLICATION DOES NOT MEAN AUTOMATIC ACCEPTANCE AS THE DEMAND FOR BERTHS IS LIKELY TO BE OVERSUBSCRIBED. You will be informed if your application has been successful as soon as possible.

Our harbour is typically full over the summer season; however it is important that you apply should you wish a space, particularly on the pontoon and regardless of having berthed in the harbour in the previous season.  We do give priority to those that berthed in the previous year and should they not wish to take a berth we would seek to fill the capacity from our waiting list.  With respect to the waiting list we do try and accommodate based on the length of time on the waiting list, but due to practical issues around capacity and configuration on the pontoon, it isn’t always possible to do so.

 

 

 

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