The club owns and maintains its own launch, which is operational all year round for the benefit of members, visiting yachtsmen and the general public.
Members* get a significant discount and visiting yachtsmen also benefit from favourable rates.
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||09:00 – 17:00|
|Friday – Saturday||09:00 – 23:30|
|Sunday||09:00 – 18:00 (23:00 on Bank Holidays only)|
Note: Possible slow service between 15:30 and 16:30 due to driver changeover.
Winter Programme to 31st March
|Weekdays||10:00 – 14:00|
|Weekends||09:00 – 16:00|
All the above are start and finish times from the Conwy Jetty and may be subject to change due to accessibility because of the tide.
Yachtsmen – From Conwy Jetty
Members*: £1 each way.
Non Members: £2.50 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).
From any location: £6 minimum charge (up to 4 persons. Over 4 persons £2 per person extra).
Out of Hours
Out of hours 08:00 – 20:00: £10 call out plus cost of job.
Out of hours 20:00 – 08:00: £20 call out plus cost of job.
Please give the operator as much notice as possible.
Please note a cancelled callout may incur a 20% fee.
IMPORTANT: Please note that all Other Services are undertaken at your own risk – work is not covered by NWCC Insurance.
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.
* All members except Associate non-boating
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) – Call “Club Launch”