Launch Service

The Club Launch

The club owns and maintains its own launch, which is operational all year round for the benefit of members and their guests, and visiting yachtsmen.

It is a member to member voluntary service therefore we cannot carry the general public

The launch runs from Conwy Harbour to all river moorings and pontoons as well as Conwy Marina, Deganwy Marina and the floating pontoons off Deganwy and Bodlondeb Point near Conwy.

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.

Visiting Conwy by boat? If you arrange to pick up a mooring in the harbour, the launch will take you ashore and the town is just a 2 minute walk.

All visiting yachtsmen are very welcome.

Hours of Operation and Contacts

Main hours of working 0900-1700, other times by arrangement. VHF – Channel M (37a) – Call “Club Launch” or one of the following numbers:

Kevin07824 963061
Gary 07532 115151

The above are start and finish times from the Conwy Jetty and may be subject to limitations due to accessibility because of the tide. On Club event weekends, the launch will operate extending hours to ensure Members are able to return from their boats.


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 £8 each way (up to 4 persons. Over 4 persons £2 per person extra).

Non Yachtsmen

From any location: £8 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.

Other Services

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 will always be accorded preference over non-members unless a trip is already underway.