Situated on the River Coquet estuary in Northumberland, Amble Boat Club was established by locals in the 1960’s originally to promote the sports of pleasure boating and fishing. The club now has members of all ages and from all walks of life enjoying a variety of pleasure boating activities from yacht cruising, day sailing, fishing and motor boating to diving.
Moorings are within a designated area of the River Coquet and are fore and aft moorings, mostly drying out on big tides, but with a limited number of deeper moorings. Our situation is best suited to shoal draught, bilge keel or lifting keel boats of not more than 30 feet in length. On first joining the club, boat owners who require a mooring pay a ‘one off ‘ fee for the provision of a complete mooring consisting of ground chain, risers, fore and aft mooring chains and a bridle of leaded rope. After that initial fee, members are expected to maintain their own mooring chains and bridle. Members are also expected to assist with the maintenance of all the club’s ground chains and risers.
The club has a tractor for launching and retrieving boats if required. The tractor is driven only by designated members of the club, so needs to be ‘pre-booked’. Members are expected to provide their own boat trailer and keep it in serviceable condition. Tractor drivers may refuse to launch/retrieve boats if the trailer is deemed unfit for purpose.
A locker for essential equipment is provided for each member and there is space for dinghies/tenders though these need to be well secured. A public footpath runs through the club premises.
There is a club house with limited storage facilities, workshop, toilets, shower and a small kitchen.