We wish to expand the Fort William Pontoons quite significantly 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 14 serviced berths and a location for 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 fab for Fort William!!!
The average spend per yacht in Lochaline is £100 – what could it be in Fort William? We believe this extension will be the key economic driver for the regeneration of Fort William and bring sustainable development to the whole of Lochaber.