Launch Service

The Club LaunchThe club owns and maintains two launches, one of which is will be operational at a time – under normal circumstances this is the white launch in Summer months and the blue launch in Winter months.

The operating schedule varies between Summer and Winter and the operating hours are detailed below.  Note that special times operate for Bank Holidays.

Hours of Operation

Summer Programme to 30th September

Monday – Thursday 0900 – 1300 1400 – 1700
Friday – Saturday 0900 – 1800 1830 – 2330
Sunday 0900 – 1800 1830 – 2330 (Bank Holidays only) otherwise no service after 1800 on a Sunday

Winter Programme to 31st March

Weekdays 1000 – 1400
Weekends 0900 – 1600

These are start and finish times from the Conwy Jetty and may be subject to change due to accessibility because of the tide.

Charges

Yachtsmen – From Conwy Jetty

Members*: £1 each way.
Non Members: £2 each way.

Yachtsmen – From Beacons, Conwy Marina or Deganwy Marina / Beach

Members*: Minimum charge £4 each way (up to 4 persons. Over 4 persons £1 per person extra).
Non Members: Minimum charge £6 each way (up to 4 persons. Over 4 persons £2 per person extra).

Non Yachtsmen

From any location: £6 minimum charge (up to 4 persons. Over 4 persons £2 per person extra).

Other Services

Out of hours 0800 – 2000: £10 call out plus cost of job.
Out of hours 2000 – 0800: £20 call out plus cost of job.

Strop fit or remove: £15.

Strop move to different mooring: £20.

Towing (Boat Moves): £20 for up to 20 feet LOA plus £5 per 5 feet LOA above 20.

Work On Private Boats: Very reasonable 1 day and ½ day rates. Please discuss your requirements with the Boatmen.

Boat Safety Checks/Routine Inspections

Weekly Basic Check: £8 including mooring lines/strops, waterline level, fendering, sail covers, sprayhoods, dodgers, boom tents, lock security, damage inspection and removal of any flotsam from strops/mooring lines.

Weekly Full Check: £12 including all the above plus internal inspection of boat, checking water level, bilge pumps, fuel level (to verify none taken), engine check and run if required.

* except Associate non-boating

Priority

Members of NWCC must always be accorded preference over Water Taxi Operations unless any Water Taxi Hire is already underway.

Communications / Contacts

VHF – Channel M (37a)

Launch – 07544 514426
Mark – 07943 620359
Tony Brookes (emergency only) – 07806 794318