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The Edinburgh Marina is a jointly owned venture of the two yacht clubs at Granton, the Royal Forth Yacht Club and Forth Corinthian Yacht Club.  You can see their details by clicking on the links.

It is the only marina that is within easy reach of the centre of the City of Edinburgh.

We have had visiting  boats of up to 70 ft and there are direct buses to the City and direct to Edinburgh Airport.

Fees and Payment

Berthing Fees

Overnight: £2.80 per/m
Rounded to the nearest half-metre.

To Pay Berthing Fees:

Visitors:

Please pay your berthing fees via one of the following three methods:

  • Register and Pay at the Royal Forth Yacht Club (RFYC) office or bar. Office hours are 09:00 – 13:00 Tuesday to Friday. Bar hours are as advertised on the RFYC website.
  • Pay using the Honesty Box located inside the security gate controlling access to the pontoons from the shore. Payments may be made by cash or cheque with cheques payable to The Edinburgh Marina Ltd.

    Complete a payment envelope and deposit your payment in the Honesty Box.

RFYC and FCYC Members:

RFYC and FCYC members benefit from reduced pontoon fees. Members should pay the appropriate fees to The Edinburgh Marina Ltd through their own club payment system within one week of occupation of the pontoon.

General Pontoon Rules and Notes Applicable to All:

Occupation of the pontoons at any one time is limited to a maximum of two weeks. Specific permission from Edinburgh Marina Ltd is required in advance for periods of occupation which exceed this.

Water is available on the pontoons but craft should use their own connection hose. Pontoon hoses may be used at the discretion of the owner.

There is 24hr CCTV recording on the pontoons.

Visitor Information

Granton is well placed for yachtsmen visiting the Forth as a destination or in passage North or South.  It is one of the few places to stop-over between Blyth and Peterhead. Although it is some 20 miles from the mouth of the Forth it is a good stop-over location to visit Edinburgh.

The Edinburgh Marina Ltd is jointly owned and managed by the Forth Corinthian Yacht Club (FCYC) and the Royal Forth Yacht Club (RFYC).

Unfortunately there are no fuel facilities at Granton for visitors or members due to legal restrictions.

Granton Harbour - (Google Maps) - Click to view full-size image.
Granton Harbour – (Google Maps) – Click to view full-size image.

There are frequent buses into Edinburgh City Centre (Service 16) and direct to/from Edinburgh International Airport. (Service 200).

The pontoon has water points and hoses but craft should ideally provide their own hose and use of the pontoon hoses is at the owner’s discretion. There is no shore power.

The pontoon benefits from 24hr CCTV monitoring.

 

Toilet and shower facilities are available at the FCYC club quarters at all hours and also at the RFYC clubhouse while the clubhouse is manned. During the season the RFYC clubhouse is usually open every day during daytime hours.

TO PAY BERTHING FEES: Visitors should preferably register and pay online at:-

https://theedinburghmarina.co.uk/register-and-pay-online

The security gate code will be given when payment is received.

Alternatively, come into the RFYC club office (09:00 hrs to 13:00 hrs Tuesday to Friday) to register/pay and be given the access number for key-pad access to the clubhouse, which will normally allow entrance during daytime hours.  These hours may vary due to operational reasons.

For those unable to pay by the above methods, there is an Honesty Box situated just inside the EML security gate. Please fill out the boat details on the envelope and deposit, with enclosed payment, in the metal box.

Berthing charge for visitors is £2.80/m LOA (rounded to nearest 0.5m) per night. Access to the pontoon from land is by keypad, with the number available on payment of berthing charge. No stay can be for more than 14 days except by prior arrangement.

Edinburgh Marina Approach. Photo: lamedia.co.uk

 

ACCESS TO ROYAL FORTH AND FORTH CORINTHIAN YACHT CLUBS

Visiting crew are very welcome to use the facilities of the Royal Forth Yacht Club and the Forth Corinthian Yacht Club.

To gain access to the RFYC facilities (daytime hours):-

Either attend at the RFYC club office or phone +44 131 552 8560 (0900 hrs to 1300 hrs Tuesday to Friday) and the access code will be given.

To gain access to the FCYC facilities: –

Daytime and overnight access may be gained to the FCYC facilities by using the same gate code as for the EML pontoon gate

Photo: Ken Dougall

Dredging has been done at the pontoons to improve access; at present the depth in the harbour approach to the pontoon is 1.2 metres below chart datum though there is a small hump of 0.5 metres below datum just before the pontoons. For most tides this is not a problem. Depth on the pontoons is now at just below chart datum for most of the inside and half the outside of the pontoons. The outside southern half is just above chart datum. The bottom below the pontoons is soft mud.

The pontoon is visited every day by a volunteer and both clubs do their best to make visitors welcome. Please, if possible, register and pay in advance and, if further information is required, email: eml@royalforth.org or phone the RFYC office on +44 131 552 8560 (office hours, Tues. to Fri. 09:00 to 13:00).

Gallery

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The Edinburgh Marina was developed to provide a between the tides refuge for the two sailing clubs located at Granton. It also became the only all tide access to the City of Edinburgh without going further up river to Port Edgar under the bridges. It is within a short drive or bus ride from the …

Contact Us

Get In Touch:

You can reach us by post, email and phone using the details provided below.

By Post:

The Edinburgh Marina Limited
c/o Royal Forth Yacht Club
Middle Pier
Granton Harbour
EDINBURGH
EH5 1HF

By Email:

eml@royalforth.org

By Phone:

+44  131  552 8560  

COVID 19 ANNOUNCEMENT:

The EML pontoon is open for visiting boats, but we would urge visitors to follow government guidelines before travelling and adhere closely to any Covid restrictions in place.
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