The moorings in Cromarty Bay are administered and granted by the "Port of Cromarty Firth", however CBC manage them on their behalf.
There are certain criteria which MUST be met before a mooring permit is granted.
1. Mooring permit holder must be a member of Cromarty Boat Club
2. Mooring tackle used must meet the required specifications
3. Moored vessel must have a minumum £2m third party marine cover
Please also note that the structural and maintenance responsibilty for the mooring lies with the permit holder, and it is up to the permit holder to purchase and make up all of the parts above the ground chain to a professional standard as per the spec below; the Moorings Working Group is available to help/advise on this. Please be aware of the lengths of strops, risers etc, as this has an impact on swinging space. You can lease a mooring block from the club if one is available, and members of the club help each other to lay moorings in the bay prior to craning in during the spring. Work parties in the autumn also take place to take the tops/risers off moorings etc. for winter maintenance.
Applications and Mooring Spec downloads:
Application for mooring: documents/moorings/cbc_mwg_smallcraftmooringlicenceapplication_dec2022.docx
Mooring spec up to 23 ft: documents/moorings/3-cbc-mooring-spec-1.pdf
Mooring spec over 23 ft: documents/moorings/4-cbc-mooring-spec-2.pdf
Click here for : Risk assessment for working on Mooring Barge
All other enquiries regarding Mooring should be directed in the first instance to the Moorings Working Group:
e mail: Secretary@CromartyBoatClub.org FAO Moorings Working Group
Boat Parking in the Compound
Similar rules apply for boat parking in the compound and again the necessary forms can be downloaded. Responsibility for the allocation of spaces lies with the club committee; applications should be sent to the Compound and Craning Working Group at Commodore@CromartyBoatClub.org.
Application and downloads:
Boat Parking Charges: documents/moorings/boat-parking-compound/compoundchargesfrom1Oct2023.pdf
Boat Parking Application form: documents/moorings/boat-parking-compound/boatparkingpermitapplicationform-oct2023.pdf
The harbour is operated by the Cromarty Harbour Trust. The Boat Club allows visiting boats to use its own facilities, and boat club members have privileges for some use of the harbour, such as drop off/ pick up/ dinghy launching with no charge. Use of the harbour for other purposes requires payment to the Harbour Trust in the normal way, and where this applies the Harbour Trust asks that boats using the pontoon visitors berth pay the overnight fee (£20) by electronic payment whenever possible as it makes for better security and more straightforward admin. - Please include name of boat + date of visit (if space allows) as the reference.
If that isn’t convenient, payment to the Harbour Trust for use of the harbour can be made via the Honesty Box at the pontoon gate continues to be available but please make sure the boat name & date of visit is included with the payment.
For full details of charges see : http://s3.spanglefish.com/s/3168/documents/harbour-dues-model-v8-24feb17.pdf