New for 2019 – Yacht Goes to Dunstaffnage

February 5, 2019 in Longer Trips by Colin

For 2019 we have made the exciting decision to move our Bavaria Vision 40 yacht over to a new base on the West Coast. Once we had decided we were moving it, we had to decide which marina we wanted to base it in, as there are a lot to choose from in the West. In order to pick the best location our skipper chartered a small plane to fly around looking for the perfect marina. He wanted to see them all from the air so he could get the best idea of the sailing area and the scenery. After flying all over the West Coast of Scotland, Colin finally decided that Dunstaffnage Marina was the one for us.

This stunning marina is within a 10 minute drive of Oban centre, making it easily accessible by road and public transport links. Dunstaffnage provides excellent access to sailing the islands of Mull and Jura; as well as Skye and the Outer Hebrides for those wishing to explore further afield.

The yacht’s journey from Port Edgar Marina to Oban will start in the first week of April and consist of several stages.  Firstly, Colin will sail all the way from Edinburgh to Inverness, before travelling through the Caledonian Canal to reach Loch Linnhe and Dunstaffnage Marina. Once the yacht is settled in its new berth, customers will be able to enjoy “learn to sail” and private charters in a stunning new location. The West Coast is renowned for its gorgeous scenery: islands, lochs and hidden inlets combine to make this one of Scotland’s most picturesque and breathtaking sailing areas.

Don’t worry though, whilst the yacht explores its new waters, the catamaran will remain at Port Edgar Marina for the scheduled trips and charters on the Firth of Forth.