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.
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:-
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.
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
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: email@example.com or phone the RFYC office on +44 131 552 8560 (office hours, Tues. to Fri. 09:00 to 13:00).