Stornoway has the leading slipway facility for the West Coast and surrounding islands.
The Main Slipway cradle accommodates vessels up to 50m. long and 10m. beam. Displacement weight 850 tonnes. The Side Berths accommodate vessels up to 40m. long and 10m. beam. Displacement weight one at 400 tonnes and one at 200 tonnes.
Applications for vessels slipping should be made in the first instance to Slipway Office firstname.lastname@example.org or 01851 703143 in order to assess availability. At this point you should have to hand basic information on the vessel to be slipped, and a brief outline of the works to be undertaken whilst on slipway.
Slipping and unslipping is generally only undertaken during normal daytime working hours 8:00 am – 16:00 pm. However, dependent on slipway availability, emergency slipping may be arranged outwith these hours by contacting the Duty Berthing Master.