Situated on the banks of the Firth of Clyde overlooking the Dunoon and the Cowal Peninsula, Inverkip has a history dating back to before medieval times. By the 17th century the village had earned notoriety as a centre for witchcraft with local landowner Alexander Dunrod suspected of being a practising Warlock and landlord to many alleged witches. Today the only magic experienced in Inverkip is the wonder of the surrounding countryside and, for many, the excitement to be had in Kip Marina. Indeed it is considered by many to be Scotland's gateway to some of the world's finest sailing waters.
It has to be said that the marina is the focal point for the village, which has only basic shopping. However it does have a memorable charm and the locals are friendly and hospitable. There is also much to do and see in the area including Lunderston Bay, Ardgowan House and Castle to name a few. But Inverkip has thrived mainly through the redevelopment of the site that was formerly home to a huge power station (the construction material for which came from what is now the bay). The development of purpose built residences for those with a love for the nautical life and the funds to enjoy it have seen the marina expand to become one of the most impressive and certainly most popular amongst yachtsmen, pleasure boaters and water-sports fanatics on the Firth of Clyde.
A lovely place to visit and a great base from which to explore the surrounding countryside and waterways, Inverkip is one of Scotland’s many pleasant little surprises.
Covercraft Industrial is celebrating more than 12 years of manufacturing quality marine and industrial covers. Our reputation for quality and customer service has allowed us to build up a strong loyal customer base on the Clyde, Loch Lomond, East Coast and beyond. We operate from two manufacturing units, one in Port Glasgow and one at Kip Marina, which also doubles as a showroom. Each cover we manufacture is custom made and where possible we meet the customer at their boat to ensure that the design and specification meets exactly with their needs. Covers are individually templated to ensure an exact fit and are made to enhance the style of the boat as well as with ease of use in mind.
TeemSurveys are a team of small craft Marine Surveyors based in Scotland specialising in Pre-Purchase, Damage and Insurance Condition Surveys. We focus on power and sailing boats of all types up to 30m in length and have full PI insurance.
The business was launched in 2006 with the aim of providing servicing, repairs and parts for outboard owners in the Glasgow and Clyde area.
We provide a service were we can travel to you to service your outboard, This made it more convenient for outboard owners who could not get to a service centre for reasons such as their outboard being to heavy or fix to their boat.
These core services have enabled Clyde Outboards to grow year on year and this was recognised when a Regional Business Award for new business start ups was awarded to us in 2008 presented by Business Gateway.
In October 2010 we moved to our current premises Tarbet Street in Gourock and in March 2011 we obtained Honda dealership status. Our larger premises allowed for the creation of a showroom where Honda outboards, inflatables, parts and accessories are on display. In addition a separate workshop facility was established to continue with the repair and servicing aspect of the business.
At Macdonald Power, we pride ourself on our customer service. Our engineers and staff and diligent and honest and want to give you the best service we can. Where you see the Volvo Penta sign you can be guaranteed of a trusted and reliable service.
Only Approved Volvo Penta Dealerships have access to full Volvo approved training courses and access to the electronic diagnostic equipment that has become ubiquitous in the modern marine engine.
At Macdonald Power we are constantly trying to improve our standards. However, we do not always get it right but we pride ourselves on being able to take quick action to remedy any issue. Without your help and feedback we cannot improve so please pick up the phone and talk to us.
At GRM Rigging Services we believe in providing our clients a high quality, prompt service at reasonable cost.
We have been in business for over 134 years and draw on years of experience to provide the best quality of service available, whilst also embrassing new technology to provide the most up to date solution.
GRM Rigging Services supplies Masts, Booms & Spinnaker Poles from various suppliers (Selden, Sparcraft, Z-Spars) to ensure the correct mast is fitted to your yacht and personal requirements including Carbon Fibre Spars for Racing and Large cruising yachts. Including onsite manufacture of Custom Carbon Fibre Spinnaker Poles.
Our production facility is based in Gourock only 10mins drive from Inverkip. Onsite we Roll swage terminals to wire diameters from 2.5 to 12mm and 16mm through our suppliers, Talurit swage up to 24mm diameter, and supply rod rigging.
We supply and service headsail furling gears (Harken, Furlex, Pro-furl, Schaefer, Facnor, Plastimo).
Formally student halls for Greenock James Watt College. This water front complex has now been upgraded to to provide high quality short let accommodation for both students, professionals and anyone looking for a short let in the Inverclyde area.
This beautiful property is located right on the water front with fantastic views over the river Clyde and to the hills of the Scottish highlands beyond.
Greenock Halls is a purpose-built student and key worker property located in Greenock.
With great transport links, it’s ideal for students studying at a university in Glasgow or at James Watt College. It is also great for people who work in Glasgow or Greenock and require a more affordable form of living accommodation.
The properties comprise of:
96 En-suite Rooms
Shared kitchen and living facilities
Local train and bus links
Close to the the university
The complex is located approximately 23 miles west of Glasgow at the waterfront campus of James Watt College and provides students and key workers a great location for accessing the wider area as well as localities where many amenities are available.
Just a short commute away, the city of Glasgow offers everything in the way of shopping, night-life and entertainment.
GO-GO BUS Scottish Tours and Scottish Taxi Services is a taxi service for Largs, North Ayrshire and Inverclyde. With an 8 seater Ford Tourneo Mini-bus, we are available for group activities and contract hire.
North Ayrshire and the Clyde Coast are popular destinations for vistors to Scotland and whether you are arriving at Glasgow, Edinburgh, or Prestwick International airports and requiring a taxi to bring you to this area or take you on to your hotel, we would be pleased to help.
Although we are based in Largs and are available for tours around this beautiful part of Scotland, no journey is too long or short for us and we cater for domestic and international travellers to any destination in Scotland. We also cater for business tourists, provide courier services, and hotel and conference transfers, journeys to and from sports events an music festivals
BRITSAIL is a RYA approved training centre based in Kip Marina, Scotland's Premier Marina, on the West Coast of Scotland specialising in the teaching of all sailing competencies. We run a full programme of RYA theory and practical courses from RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship and RYA Start Yachting, through RYA Competent Crew, RYA Day Skipper, RYA Coastal Skipper/ Yachtmaster® and RYA Yachtmaster Ocean from our comfortable classroom and modern sailing yachts.
From our base on the Firth of Clyde we have access to some of the most spectacular and uncrowded sailing grounds to be found anywhere in the UK, or the world for that matter. With the Kintyre Peninsular, the Kyles of Bute, the Isle of Arran, the Isle of Cumbrae, Loch Fyne, Loch Long, Holy Loch and many more potential ports of call on our doorstep with waters that offer superb scenery and wildlife such as dolphins, porpoise and even whales, we promise you an unforgettable experience.
Address: Kip Marina, The Yacht Habour, Inverkip, Renfrewshire, PA16 0AS