We wish to expand the Fort William Pontoons quite significantly with the 4 x 20m breakwaters that we acquired in Jan21 to allow short stay berths for yachts, cruisers and a seaplane! This will enable marine tourists to gain easy access to Fort William and all that it offers in the heart of the Highlands.
This extension will provide at least 12 overnight berths for visiting yachts and boats and a location for tour boats and the seaplane to come alongside. We have been in discussions with Loch Lomond Seaplanes and their MD states “we’ll be using it very regularly, not just for dropping off charters, but we’ll come up and do tours etc from Fort William. In addition, it is our intention to restart schedules soon.” Wouldn’t this be fantastic for Fort William!
The average spend per yacht in Lochaline is £100 – what could it be in Fort William? We believe this extension, due to be carried out during Spring 2022, will be the key economic driver for the regeneration of Fort William waterfront and bring sustainable development to the whole of Lochaber.