Royal Forth Yacht Club
Watersports at Granton


Edinburgh Marina – download: Visitors welcome information 2018

Berthing is limited during the winter months and visitors may need to raft alongside boats berthed for the winter.

To Pay Berthing Fees – RFYC Office and Bar opening hours:

Office: Tuesday to Friday 08:00 to 14:00
Bar: Hours posted on club noticeboard

The full opening hours are shown in a cabinet at the top of the ramp and in the cabinet outside the yacht club. Outside opening hours there is a payment envelope which can be completed and put in a club letterbox. For fuller details of the process see Payment out of hours.

If planning or expected to arrive outside these hours, the pontoon access number can be obtained in advance by telephoning and leaving your details with the office or bar.

More Visitor Information

Granton is well placed for yachtsmen visiting the Forth as a destination or in passage north or south. It is one of the few places to stop over between Blyth and Peterhead. Approximately 20 miles from the mouth of the Forth, it is a good stopover to visit Edinburgh. The Edinburgh Marina Limited is jointly owned and managed by FCYC and RFYC. There are no facilities for fuel for visitors or members (due to legal restrictions).

There are frequent buses into Edinburgh City Centre and also a direct bus (number 200) to Edinburgh Airport.

The pontoon has water but no shore power. Toilet and shower facilities are available at the FCYC club quarters at all hours and also at the RFYC club house while the club is manned (0800 to 1500 and 1700 to 2100 Tuesday-Friday and 12 noon to 2100 hrs Saturday/Sunday) or by key-pad access. Visitors should come into the Club to register and pay the berthing fee and they will be given the access number for key pad access to the club which will (normally) allow entrance 0800 to 2100 Tuesday to Sunday and 0900 to 1700 Monday. These hours may vary due to operational reasons.

Dredging has been done at the pontoons to improve access; at present the depth in the harbour approach to the pontoon is 1.2 metres below chart datum though there is a small hump of 0.5 metres below datum just before the pontoons. For most tides this is not a problem.  Depth on the pontoons is now at just below chart datum for most of the inside and half the outside of the pontoons.  The outside southern half is just above chart datum. The bottom below the pontoons is soft mud.

Berthing charge for visitors is £2.50/m LOA (rounded up to nearest 0.5 m) per night. Payment to be made at RFYC office or bar on arrival. Access to the pontoon from land by key pad, with the number available on payment of berthing charge. 7 days stay are charged as 6. No stay can be for more than 14 days except by prior arrangement.


Visiting crew are very welcome to use the facilities of the Royal Forth Yacht Club.

The Access Number to gain access back onto the Pontoon and the Access Number for the entrance gate and door into the Club can be obtained on payment of the berthing fee at the Club Office (phone 0131 552 8560) (0800 hrs to 1400 hrs Tuesday to Friday) and at the Club Bar (07551 426 813) which is open limited hours.

Information on bar opening hours and other information for visitors is here: Visitors welcome information 2018

The pontoon is visited every day by a volunteer and there are visitor information sheets at the head of the access ramp. Both clubs do their best to make visitors welcome. Please give advance notice and seek further information by phoning RFYC admin on 0131 552 8560/email

Upcoming Events

  1. Prizegiving

    Saturday, November 17
  2. AGM

    Thursday, November 22
  3. Wednesday 5th December – A West Coast Voyage – 2018 presented by Brian Roberston 7 for 7:30 pm

    Wednesday, December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  4. Christmas lunch

    Friday, December 14 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Visitors from Port Edgar

    Wednesday, January 2, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  6. Winter Talk

    Wednesday, January 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
  7. Wednesday 9th January – Sailing Round Britain with Charles Walrow 7pm for 7:30pm

    Wednesday, January 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  8. Burns Supper

    Saturday, February 2, 2019

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