Demand for annual berths increasing
Demand for annual berths at Hafan Pwllheli has increased noticeably in recent months. Occupancy numbers are now running at their highest level for nearly a decade. There are still a few 7m to 10m annual berths available but longer berths and the short day boat berths are now mostly taken. Freezing berth holder prices for 2021/22 has helped boost demand, as well as the shift towards staycations. Annual pontoon berths start from £400.13 per metre. Please visit the website to see the current tariffs.
Dredging to harbour entrance
Dredging work to clear silt from the harbour entrance using land-based machinery and a bed leveller has now been completed. The channel is now back to its design depth.
Work to upgrade the marina’s WiFi coverage on pontoons 10, 11 and 12 has been given the thumbs up. It is expected to be carried out in the next few weeks, boosting the signal in this area of the pontoons.
New security system to replace existing access cards
The green light has been given to install a modern new security system to replace the existing card system that has been in use for many years. Berth holders will be issued with a fob to open car park barriers, the pontoon gates and toilet facilities. The new system is more secure and provides useful data on the number of people onsite at any one time. Once the new system is ready to go live berth holders will be invited to pick up their fobs from the marina reception. Further updates to follow.
Powerboat registration now online
Powerboats and jet skis launched in Gwynedd can now register online via Gwynedd Council's website rather than completing the paperwork by hand. Registered vessels must obtain an annual permit before launching. The service can be accessed at https://www.gwynedd.llyw.cymru/en/Residents/Leisure-parks-and-events/Maritime.aspx.
New lifeboat ready for service
Pwllheli's new Shannon Class lifeboat has now arrived at Pwllheli. It is temporarily being berthed on the pontoons. Once the RNLI have competed their crew training programme it will be ready to go into active service.