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 one of our yachts over to a new base on the West Coast of Scotland. To help choose the best marina our skipper, Colin, has been flying around looking for a great location. He wanted to see them all from the air so he could really get an idea of the sailing area and the scenery. After flying around the coastline, Colin finally decided that Dunstaffnage Marina was the most suitable.

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.

It will be our stunning Bavaria Vision monohull yacht that will be making its way over to Oban in the first week of April. This journey will take several stages with our skipper, Colin, sailing the yacht 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 private charters and extended cruising in a stunning new location.

One of our main reasons for choosing to move our yacht over to the West Coast is for the gorgeous scenery. Islands, lochs and hidden inlets combine to make this one of Scotland’s most picturesque and breathtaking sailing areas. For those interested, there is an exciting variety of wildlife over on the West Coast. Puffins and dolphins are a regular feature whilst sailing these waters; and near the Isle of Mull, it is not unusual to spot a whale.

Don’t worry though, whilst our yacht enjoys its new marina and sailing area, our catamaran will remain at Port Edgar Marina for the scheduled trips and private charters on the Firth of Forth.