Porthcawl Harbourside CIC, the Community Interest Company developing Porthcawl Maritime Centre, are delighted to announce that our Boat Lift installation has been completed at Porthcawl Marina.

The successful installation signals another milestone for Porthcawl Harbourside CIC. The new crane was manufactured by Italian firm Ascom and installed by Anthony Laverton (Marine Equipment Trader) who has done an outstanding job.  We would also like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the team that ensured that everything went smoothly including Coastal Communities Funding, Mark from M&C Civils, Davies Cranes and James (our electrician).

The new facility will bring a valuable service to boat owners, and will greatly increase the capacity of the Marina; allowing non-berth holders to launch from Porthcawl’s rapidly developing Harbour Quarter.  The new facilities will enable existing boat owners to lift their boats out of the water for dockside cleaning, routine repairs and maintenance, and will also mean that commercial fishermen will be able to land their catch more economically.  Additionally, the RNLI will be able to access their rescue boat out of the water locally for maintenance, rather than having to travel further along the coast.  The £300,000 investment completes the Coastal Communities supported project for educational and leisure facilities within Porthcawl, and also provided essential funding for an additional member of staff.

Commenting on the installation, Mark Bryant, Operations Director of Porthcawl Harbourside CIC said ‘Porthcawl Harbourside CIC are delighted to have completed the installation of the boat crane. It will add tremendous value to the Harbour Quarter and is a major step in the regeneration of the area, increasing visitors to Porthcawl and benefitting Bridgend County and the wider region.’

The next stage of the Marina Services will be a storage facility, providing a further capacity of 100 boats, with the availability of additional chandlery services.