Visiting Scotland by superyacht in 2022? It’s worth your while to check out James Watt Dock, a 170 berth Marina in the tranquil Port Glasgow. Surrounded by rolling hills and a stone’s throw from beauty spots such as Loch Lomond and The Trossachs, James Watt Dock is nestled in the heart of Scotland’s wild beauty. Read on to find out more about James Watt Dock and why you should consider adding it to your UK itinerary.

What does James Watt Dock provide and how do they support Superyachts visiting the UK?

James Watt Dock Marina provides visiting yachts with sheltered, deep water alongside berthing. All of this also includes excellent service from a professional and friendly team of staff. Currently, the marina accommodates 2 vessels up to 100m at any one time on the main superyacht berth with two more 40m berths available within the marina.

visiting scotland by superyacht – James Watt Dock

To provide a comprehensive range of services superyacht guests, captains and crew expect, the marina works in collaboration with MGMT Yacht to ensure every request is seen to, and any issue is resolved.

Speaking of future developments at the marina, Graeme Galbraith, Marina Manager shared that the dock is “in the middle of a tender process for a new state of the art facilities building which will include a bar and restaurant.” He further commented that in 2023, the marina “will be developing its marine service centre, which will see a wide range of marine services available for visiting yachts.”

What you can enjoy in the local area whilst moored at James Watt Dock

When visiting Scotland by superyacht, mooring at James Watt Dock gives brilliant access to everything Scotland has to offer. Some highlights of the local area include:

  • Excellent transport links to Glasgow and Edinburgh; James Watt Dock Marina is the perfect base for exploring the sights and attractions that these cities have to offer. Whether you’re visiting Edinburgh’s historic castle or making the most of the excellent shopping in Glasgow, there’s always something to do in these bustling cities.
Venture to Edinburgh and climb Arthur’s Seat to enjoy a spectacular view of the city.
  • Many options for those who enjoy golfing. There are several local golf courses in the area that will test even the most experienced golfer. Venturing further afield gives access to countless more courses, including the world-famous Old Course at St. Andrews.
The view over Port Glasgow Golf Club – one of the closest clubs to James Watt Dock.
  • The whisky distilleries of Loch Lomand and the Trossachs. Enjoy a day out learning about the distillation process of the classic Scottish drink – you can do this whilst sampling the alcohol.
The Loch Lomond Scotch Whisky Distillery.
  • Drift and wreck diving activities – The River Clyde has many shipwrecks you can visit with local dive companies. Similarly, you can find equally thrilling diving experiences out on the west coast cruising grounds.
One of the River Clyde’s many shipwrecks. Book a diving trip to explore the lost vessels.
  • Michelin starred restaurants with moorings. Glasgow and Edinburgh have many Michelin Star restaurants (such as The Kitchin), whilst the islands off the west coast also boast a great selection.
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An incredible dish served up by Michelin-star Edinburgh restaurant The Kitchin.

Feeling inspired to choose Scotland as your next destination? Get in touch with James Watt Dock now.

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