The Pontoon is owned and maintained by the Lochranza and Catacol Sea Society (LCSS). We are a not for profit Community Interest Company which relies entirely on donations. LCSS also collects donations for use of the 12 blue public moorings provided in the loch. These moorings have now been provided with catching lines (not suitable for mooring in Winter months)
The West Coast of Scotland has always been a mecca for cruising yachtsmen. Virtually in the centre of this cruising area lies the beautiful village of Lochranza. In former times it harboured an extensive fishing fleet. However facilities for visiting yachtsmen were decidedly limited. Access from boat to shore was difficult. In 2005 a then local resident and keen yachtsmen, Norman Swain suggested a pontoon facility be provided. As a result a Community Interest Company (Lochranza and Catacol Sea Society cic) was formed and after much hard work and fundraising the pontoon was installed. In 2008 it was opened by (the late) Lady Jean Fforde.
A mooring is now available for yachts up to 80 ton but not exceeding 24 metres in length (yellow Mooring), but the Ocean Youth Trust Yachts have priority. If used please put a donation in the honesty box on the pontoon.
Showers are available at the campsite for £3 (payable to Lochranza Caravan and Campsite)
There is a donations box on the back of the pontoon gate. Please use the envelopes provided.
Yachts may be brought alongside to land and embark crew members and take on stores etc (limit 45 foot / 8 tons). The depth on the outer pontoon is 2 metres at low water. Tenders up to 3 metres may be moored alongside and left for longer periods. Please leave tenders at the top of pontoon where marked. The pontoon is an unlit facility and during hours of darkness we would suggest you carry a torch on embarkation.
Please do not use private moorings, unless in an emergency.