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The boatyard is situated on the Argyll coast near the Western end of the Crinan Canal – about 7 miles north of Lochgilphead and 35 miles south of Oban by road.  It is a convenient and well equipped stopping point for cruising boats.  The yard also provides services and facilities for the commercial, government and leisure markets.


There is a chandlery providing an extensive range of spares, safety equipment, clothing and much more.  Visit our Winter Offers page for special deals.

Diesel fuel, LP gas, water, showers and laundry facilities are available at the yard.

The capacity of the slips is 8′ – 12′ draft, and there is an independent hydraulic cradle for vessels up to 45 feet.

A large modern shed allows work to be carried out under cover throughout the year. Our skilled craftsmen can be relied upon to resolve nearly any marine problem.

We are approved agents for Yamaha Marine Outboard and Inboard engines and approved installers for Beta Marine engines.

Winter storage and summer moorings are also available.

General Engineering – Skipness Engineering is the general engineering arm of Crinan Boatyard.
Crinan Boatyard
NEWS – August 2016

Open Day for Puffer VIC27 – Saturday 6th August from 11.00 am onwards

Music and barbeque

And whisky tasting generously carried out by Bruichladdich Distillery

Donations of over £200 towards the restoration of the puffer will receive a gift of a very special bottling of Bruichladdich whisky.

Donations of £200 or more towards the restoration of the puffer will receive a gift of a unique special bottling of Bruichladdich whisky.

December 2015

“Air an Smuid” is a 3 part documentary about the restoration of the Puffer VIC27 which will be broadcast on BBC Alba at 8.30 p.m. on the 29th, 30th and 31st of December 2015.

In “Air an Smuid”, a team of puffer enthusiasts battle to save VIC 27 – a 66 year old vessel – from the scrap heap. On her rusty, leaky bow she bears the name Vital Spark – a throwback to her glory days as star of the BBC’s 1994 series of “The Tales of Para Handy”. The restoration so far has been followed throughout by Caledonia TV for BBC ALBA and the three part series will be broadcast on 29, 30 and 31 of December at 8.30 pm.

See the Auld Reekie Facebook page for more details – www.facebook.com/VIC27puffer/