E10 ethanol fuel
Next month our fuel supplier will be switching over to E10 ethanol fuel in line with the new government standard. It supersedes the current E5 fuel that is sold at the marina. This applies to petrol only. Diesel fuel will not be changing. E10 fuel contains up to 10% renewable ethanol. It is being introduced to help tackle climate change by reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Hafan Pwllheli fully supports these measures in trying to reduce the country's carbon footprint and meet climate change targets.
New security system
Work on transitioning to a modern new security system to replace the existing card system will start in the middle of September. Berth holders will be issued with a fob to open car park barriers, the pontoon gates and toilet facilities. A new door opening system will also be installed on the toilet access doors. We will be in touch with berth holders soon to arrange swapping their old security card for a new fob.
Lifeboat naming ceremony
Pwllheli's new Shannon Class lifeboat will be officially named RNLB ‘Smith Brothers’ at a ceremony to be held on the 11th September. The lifeboat, with its ability to reach speeds of 25 knots, is expected to transform the way that RNLI volunteers at Pwllheli are able to save lives at sea. For more details please contact Pwllheli Lifeboat Station on 01758 612200. Image courtesy of RNLI/The Don Photography.
Hafan Pwllheli is set to feature in a forthcoming issue of Sailing Today. One of the publication's writers has been in touch to gather information for a ‘Gull’s Eye’ feature on the marina. The 4 to 6 page focus provides details on mooring facilities, marine services, local highlights and pilotage notes.
There has been a slight delay in the purchasing of our new defibrillator for the marina but we understand the unit will be arriving in the next few weeks.
Record visitor numbers
Hafan Pwllheli has proved very popular with visiting boats in recent months. With the fair weather forecast for the Bank Holiday weekend continuing into September, total visitor numbers for the year could reach record levels.
Children and lifejackets
We have had reports of a number of small children running around the pontoons not wearing lifejackets. Please keep everyone safe by ensuring lifejackets are worn by children at all times on the pontoons.