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Christmas and New Year Opening Times Email Print

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Opening Hours over Christmas and New Year Email Print

Seasons Greetings from Caley Marina in Inverness

We wish you all a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2016

Merry Christmas from Caley Marina


Pioner Boats 2015 catalogue Email Print

The new Pioner Boats Catalogue

Now available to view online

Caley Marina is the main UK importer of Pioner Boats from Norway. pioner-logo

There are fun Pioner Boats you can use to introduce your family to boating and there are practical Pioner Boats used by rescue services all over the world.

You can choose which one is right for you, safe in the knowledge that the same high standard of design, construction and utility apply from the smallest in the range to the largest.

The new Pioner Boats catalogue is now available to view and download by clicking the link below:

Pioner Boats 2015 catalogue

 

These boats are made using rotationally moulded polyethylene - they are plastic and 100% recyclable. The rotational moulding technique means that these craft are built in one piece. They are inherently rugged and will shrug off impact and rough conditions.

Each boat has huge reserves of buoyancy for it's size, which translates as a stable working platform, predictable handling characteristics and strong load capability.

 

Discover more about Pioner Boats at Caley Marina

Discover more about Pioner Rescue Boats at Caley Marina


Caledonian Canal breach at Cullochy Weir Email Print

Caledonian Canal could be closed to navigation till end of April

Unusually high water levels on Loch Oich, as a result of heavy rains and snow melt, have significantly undermined the weir at Cullochy (approximately six miles south of Fort Augustus on the Caledonian Canal) and partially washed it away, causing a major breach of the canal embankment.

Scottish Canals have assessed the situation. While the imperative is to stem the flow of water at the weir, this is no easy job! Therefore, as an immediate measure, they have decided to stem the flow near to Aberchalder Bridge as this will enable them to carry out repairs on the weir effectively.

This is a significant and unforeseen breach of the canal which requires a major civil engineering response. This will mean that the Caledonian Canal at this location, and for sea to sea transits, could be closed to navigation until the end of April, however Scottish Canals will do all they can to carry out the work as quickly as possible in order to minimise the impact on customers.

Keep up to date on progress at: www.scottishcanals.co.uk


Opening Hours over Christmas and New Year Email Print

Seasons Greetings from Caley Marina in Inverness

We wish you all a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2015

 

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The Emergency Services Show 2014 Email Print

 

The Emergency Services Show 2014 is on!

See Pioner Boats on stand OS444


Caley Marina at ESS2014Pioner Boats UK are exhibitors at the Emergency Services Show 2014 taking place at the NEC in Birmingham on Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th September 2014.

 

Pioner Boats UK has over 25 years of experience in supplying the UK rescue services with a tough, durable and cost effective solution to their water rescue requirements. 

 

 

Pioner Boats play a vital role in Police, Fire Brigade, Search and Rescue, Coastguard, Pioner Boats at Caley MarinaHarbour Patrols, Security Patrols, flood rescue, swift water rescue and water borne construction operations everday in the British Isles.

At stand OS444 you will see the new Multi III, Steady 400 and 17 Flexi. These boats (made from polyethylene and 100% recyclable) are designed to be rugged, almost maintenance-free, reliable and above all safe.

 

At The Emergency Services Show there are over 400 exhibitors to see and a range of free workshops and conferences. This is one of the key events for anyone involved in emergency planning, response or recovery. A great opportunity to discover the latest products, kit and services for all emergency response professionals.

 

Discover more about the Pioner Boat range

Discover more about Pioner Rescue Boat range

 

 

 


Caley Marina will be at Seawork International 2014 Email Print

 

Seawork International 2014

Come & see us at this exhibition & forum

 

Caley Marina will be exhibiting at Seawork International 2014 in Southampton. This years seawork2014-intnlevent takes place from Tuesday 10th June to Thursday 12th June.

Seawork International is the largest and fastest growing commercial marine and work boat event to be held in a European working port. With the focus clearly on applications and solving problems.

 

pioner-multi-3-cm11At our stand you will be able to see the new generation of Pioner Multi.

The Pioner Multi III is longer and wider than its predecessor with even more flexible modular solutions for storage and steering. The third generation of Multi boasts an even wider bow port (now 92cm) and a newly designed catamaran like hull.

Discover more about the Pioner Boat range

 Discover more about Pioner Rescue Boats

 


Save Money On A New Yamarin Sports Boat Email Print

Pay less for your new Sports Boat

At Caley Marina, your Yamarin dealer in Scotland

 

 

The Yamarin 50SC is a good choice for a leisure time boating enthusiast. Its seaworthiness and driving properties are impressive. A large steering console and wide wind shield provide good shelter. The spacious chart table, large enough for nautical charts, makes navigation easier.

 

At Caley Marina we have a Yamarin 56SC and a Yamarin 59CC on sale at discounted Yamarin at Caley Marinaprices.

Both models can be viewed in our showroom at Canal Road, Inverness.

View the 59CC in action


See more about the 56SC


Discover the Caley Marina Boat Brokerage service

 

To find out more call Gordon on

01463 236539

 


New Pioner Multi III is here Email Print

See the new generation of Pioner Multi

At Caley Marina in Scotland

Pioner Multi III

 

The Pioner Multi mark 3 is longer and wider than its predecessor with even more flexible modular solutions for storage and steering.

A newly designed catamaran like hull is more efficient and planes easily, offering better seaworthiness in rough weather.


This boat has such an intelligent design that its uses range from an emergency boat to a fishing boat, to a diving boat or a country boat.

The third generation of Multi boasts a larger deck space, wider bow port and excellent driving characteristics. This boat offers extensive features and a loading capacity of 1,1160kg.

Dimensions –third generation of Pioner Multi
Length: 5.3m
Width: 2.15m
Width bow port: 92cm


The Pioner Multi III will delight both the leisure and professional user alike.


Pioner boats can withstand rough treatment, require little maintenance and have a long life. These qualities have made Pioner boats popular all over the world.

Discover more about Pioner Boats

Discover more on Pioner Rescue Boats

 For more information on your new Pioner Multi call us at 

Caley Marina on 01463 236539


Caring for your ropes Email Print

Useful Tips on Rope Care

From Caley Marina the largest chandlery in the North of Scotland

The chandlery, at Caley Marina in Inverness, is a stockist of English Braids ropes.

We also Caley Marina chandleryoffer a full splicing and rigging service.


Caring for your rope can prevent fibres breaking down, help prolongs its life and helps prevent unexpected parting.


Here are some useful hints on rope care:


- Take rope from the reel gently and evenly, thus avoiding kinks, hockles and twists.


- Rope abrasion greatly reduces its life – regularly check for chaffing against rough surfaces.


- Ensure all deck hardware is sized correctly and be wary of rusty or sharp chocks, bitts or winches.


- Any damaged rope should be cut out and spliced appropriately.


- Prevent unlaying of rope ends by applying quality whipping twine or tape.


For help and advice come and see us in the chandlery or call 01463 236539


We are open from 8.30am till 5.30pm Monday to Friday and from 9.00am till 5.00pm on Saturday.


Marine Engine Maintenance Parts Email Print

Maintenance for your Marine Engine

By Caley Marina your Volvo Penta dealer in Scotland

Volvo Penta with Caley MarinaThere are various maintenance parts that need to be changed regularly to keep your marine engine and drive running reliably and economically.

With regular maintenance you will use less fuel and lessen the chance of unnecessary breakdowns.


A good starting point is to ensure key components are changed when laying up and launching your boat.

 


At Caley Marina you will find specially trained engineers that will handle and fit the components correctly onto your Volvo Penta engine.


When using genuine Volvo Penta products you are assured that you will maintain and optimize your engine to the highest standard.


Discover more about Volvo Penta marine engines, parts and accessories
Call Caley Marina on 01463 236539


Yamarin Sports Boats Email Print

Sports Boats by Yamarin

 

By Caley Marina, your Yamarin dealer in Scotland

 

 

 

 

The Yamarin 59HT sports boat offers style, speed and comfort. A walk through layout, foldable stairs, high railings and steps in the undecked space makes this Yamarin sports boat easy and safe to move aboard.

 

At Yamarin dealers Caley Marina there is a Yamarin 56SC sports boat and a Yamarin 59CC sports boat available for viewing in our showroom.

The Yamarin 56SC sports boat and the Yamarin 59CC sports boat are both on sale at discounted prices at Caley Marina.

 

View the Yamarin 59CC sports boat on our youtube channel

Find out more about the Yamarin 56SC sports boat

Discover the Caley Marina Boat Brokerage service

 

Find out more at Caley Marina

your Yamarin dealer in Scotland

Call 01463 236539

 


Painting Your Boat? Email Print

Advice on Painting Conditions

From the chandlery at Caley Marina in Scotland

 

The chandlery at Caley Marina is the largest chandlery in the North of Scotland. The chandlery is very well stocked, carrying most items that are needed for equipping and maintaining your boat.


Chandlery at Caley MarinaTips on Painting Conditions: 


It is always worth spending extra time getting the preparation right, as this will affect the ultimate success of the job.

 

 

When painting inside ensure there is plenty of ventilation to allow paint solvents to evaporate and the paint to cure properly and avoid blistering.


When painting outside it's best to choose a day with calm weather to minimize the risk of dust contamination on the paint surface and to allow solvent based paints to flow out naturally, improving the final finish.


As painting can take place over a range of temperatures, drying and curing times may need to be adjusted. A reasonable guide would be to double the drying/curing time with a drop of around ten degrees or halve the time with a rise of around ten degrees.

 

The chandlery at Caley Marina has an extensive range of maintenance products that are required for the care of your boat; such as paint, varnish, fillers, mastic, brushes, sandpaper, etc.

Discover more about the chandlery at Caley Marina


The chandlery is open 8.30am till 5.30pm Monday to Friday and 9.00am till 5.00pm on a Saturday.


Come and see us for friendly advice and browse our chandlery at Canal Road in Inverness


Or us call on 01463 233437 to discuss your needs


New Yamaha Outboard Engine Sale Email Print

Yamaha Outboard Engine Clearance Sale

At Yamaha Outboard Engine dealer Caley Marina in Scotland

 

Caley Marina are continuing their succesful clearance sale of Yamaha outboard engines Yamaha outboard dealerinto February.

Save money on a new Yamaha Outboard engine when you buy from Caley Marina!

Selected Yamaha outboard F4 engines and Yamaha outboard F5 engines are on sale at discounted prices and are available to view at our showroom in Inverness.

 

One of the advantages of the Yamaha outboard engine is the 3-position storage system which prevents oil leaks.

Yamaha's engine breather system allows the outboard engine to be stored on it's front or on either side without danger of oil leaking onto the deck, dock, boat locker or car boot!

 

Click here for details of Yamaha outboard engines at sale prices

Discover more about Yamaha Outboard engine range

 

Find out more at Caley Marina

your Yamaha outboard dealer in Scotland

Call 01463 236539

 


Buying a new Yamarin sports boat? Email Print

Looking to buy a new Yamarin sports boat?

 

Caley Marina your Yamarin dealer in Scotland

 

 

The Yamarin 59 Day Cruiser is a sporty day cruiser with a tough hull, sleek shape, high level of specification and great handling. Sturdy railings, wide windshield and walk-through layout makes for safe boating in this Yamarin sports boat.

 

On sale at discounted prices at Caley Marina are a Yamarin 56 Side Console sports boat and a Yamarin 59 Centre Console sports boat.

Both of these Yamarin sports boats are with us at Caley Marina for viewing.

 

See the Yamarin 59CC boat in action 

More details on the Yamarin 56SC boat

 

Find out more at Caley Marina, your Yamarin dealer in Scotland

Call 01463 236539


Propeller Problems Email Print

Problems with your Propeller

By Caley Marina - marine engineers in Scotland

Caley Marina WorkshopA propeller must be in good condition to give you maximum output from your engine.

A damaged propeller can cause vibration and reduce speed which may even result in damage to bearings. Even minor propeller damage can lead to cavitation.


Propellers – some basic facts


PITCH: Using the analogy of any screw that advances through a solid substance, such as wood, the distance the screw would have travelled forwards after one complete revolution is measured in inches and known as the Pitch.

 

EFFECTS OF DIAMETER AND PITCH: Propellers with larger diameters and smaller pitches are used for boats where the requirement is for lower speed but maximum power through the water. Conversely, a higher speed planning boat would use a smaller diameter propeller of larger pitch.


BLADE RAKE: This is the angle at which the blade is attached to the propeller hub. An increased blade rake will improve the performance of engines with a higher elevation or in situations where ventilating and controlled cavitation occur.


The very well equipped workshop at Caley Marina is staffed by experienced and highly skilled engineers. If you have an engineering problem or maintenance issue we can help.


To discuss, call Caley Marina on 01463 236539


Looking for a New Outboard Engine? Email Print

Yamaha Outboard Engine Sale Continues

At Caley Marina - your Yamaha Outboard dealer in Scotland


Yamaha Outboard EngineThe January sale of Yamaha outboard engines continues at Caley Marina.

Save money on your next F4 Yamaha outboard engine or F5 Yamaha outboard engine!!

The compact size, large carrying handles and built in fuel tank make these Yamaha outboard engines easy to take to the water or to lift on to your main boat as an auxiliary.

Click here for list of Yamaha outboard engines on sale at discounted prices 

Discover more on the Yamaha outboard engine range

Visit our showroom or call us on 01463 236539

and save money on your new Yamaha outboard engine


Eberspacher Boat Central Heating Email Print

Beat the cold and damp with an Eberspacher Heater

With Caley Marina, Eberspacher dealer and servicing centre in Scotland

Whether privately owned or on a hire fleet, the narrow boat deserves a central heating Caley Marina - Eberspacher dealersystem. Used for leisurely holidays or live aboard, a narrow boat heated with Eberspacher will enable the boat to be used all year round.


Air or water systems are equally popular, although water has the advantage of small bore pipes carrying the heat in the very narrow beam of the narrow boat.


Air systems however provide the advantages of forced convection. So cabins heat quicker and tend to dry out better.


Installation in the boat normally dictates that the actual heater is located aft in the engine area. The exhaust will pass through the hull at the stern. Fuel, normally diesel, will be drawn from the main engine tank. Ducting, or water pipes, feed a logical system to give each cabin or area of the boat an outlet or radiator.


If water heat is used a spate hot supply is directed to the water tank to give domestic hot water via an indirect calorifier. The main heater switch would be with the thermostat at the central controls or in the main cabin.

Discover more about Eberspacher Boat Central Heating

Installation,servicing and repair at Caley Marina

 

For more information on how we can help with you keep warm this winter with Eberspacher

Call Caley Marina on 01463 236539


Yamaha Outboard Motor Sale Email Print

Yamaha Outboard Motor Engines - January Sale

By Caley Marina your Yamaha Dealer in Scotland

Yamaha outboards at Caley Marina

Selected Yamaha outboard motor engines are on sale at discounted prices at Caley Marina.

These compact engines are light and easy to handle. The F4, F5 and F6 are convenient to store too, offering the power you need to hit the water with confidence.

Yamaha Outboard Engine - F4 BMHL
RRP £1049.00
JANUARY SALE PRICE £850.00


Yamaha Outboard Engine - F4 BMHL
RRP £1049.00
JANUARY SALE PRICE £890.00


Yamaha Outboard Engine - F4 BMHS
RRP £1019.00
JANUARY SALE PRICE £815.00


Yamaha Outboard Engine - F4 BMHS
RRP £1019.00
JANUARY SALE PRICE £820.00


Yamaha Outboard Engine - F5 AMHL
RRP £1149.00
JANUARY SALE PRICE £925.00


Yamaha Outboard Engine - F5AMHS
RRP £1119.00
JANUARY SALE PRICE £899.00


Yamaha Outboard Engine - F5 AMHS
RRP £1119.00
JANUARY SALE PRICE £950.00


Yamaha Outboard Engine - F6 CMHS
RRP £1219.00
JANUARY SALE PRICE £980.00

 

All prices are inclusive of VAT

*FULL WARRANTY APPLICABLE*

Understanding the Model Codes
The model names and code letters are to make it easier to select exactly the right outboard engine. The prefix letter indicates the basic engine type, the number gives a guide to approximate shaft horsepower and the single letter immediately after the number shows the generation of the model. Any additional letters identify the variant of the engine.

 

Come up and see us at Caley Marina or call 01463 236539

 

We offer a full range of Yamaha Outboard services at Caley Marina.


Boats for Sale in Scotland Email Print

Boat Brokerage with Caley Marina

Caley Boats is a specialist boat brokerage service based in Inverness in the Highlands of
Scotland, we specialize in helping Scottish boating and sailing enthusiasts buy or sell their craft.

Our years of experience in the business and the scope of our network enable us to represent you elsewhere in the UK or overseas as well.


There is a range of boats currently on sale through the Caley Marina Boat Brokerage For sale with Caley BoatsService.

One of which is this Jeanneau Prestige 42 Flybridge Cabin Cruiser, priced at £199,000 and lying at Inverness Marina for viewing.

Some features of this Jeanneau Prestige 42 Flybridge Cabin Cruiser:
White GRP hull and white decks,
Accommodation consists of 6 berths in 2 cabins,
Hot and cold water systems through a Calorifier,
Two toilets and two shower room compartments,
Webasco Hot Air heating system.


This boat is in superb condition and is lying at Inverness Marina for viewing.


For more information on this Jeanneau Prestige 42 Flybridge Cabin Cruiser


For more on Caley Marina Boat Brokerage