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Welcome to the North Wales Boatmen's Association. Membership is open to all commercial boatmen operating from North Wales.


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About Us

NWBA is a small group of hard working & dedicated boat skippers who work along the coast of North Wales and share a common interest in promoting safety and professionalism in our industry.


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A Collective Voice

The NWBA is a non-profit making organisation which promotes and protects the interest of its members, the safety of passengers, crews and vessels at all times. The Association provides an excellent networking platform as well as a source of assistance to skippers, crew and related contacts. It is a Collective Voice for the Boatmen of North Wales


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Latest News

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No Financial Lifeboat - Daily Post

August 5, 2020 | Tag: Daily Post | By: dailypost.wales

Charter boat owners who run fishing and pleasure trips from ports across Wales say the Welsh Government is not offering them a financial lifeboat during the corona virus outbreak. See link above for full story.

Update February 2021

North Wales’ licenced charter boat fleet brings into the area in excess of 10,000 tourists each year for trips and cruises around the North Wales coast, including landings on Islands, eco trips, angling, diving and wildlife trips. These businesses are now facing utter collapse and the prospect of going out of business permanently because they are one of many sectors being failed by the Welsh government’s lockdown support packages. Charter Boat owners who were only allowed to operate at 50% capacity for three months out of the last thirteen, have received no support in all this time and their businesses are now about to close permanently. Most boat charter businesses have to pay annual Boat Insurance, boat servicing costs, safety coding and equipment, plus upwards of £1K in Harbour/Port fees. These are paid annually to their local County Councils yet they are ineligible for the COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Scheme because they do not operate from a building and do not pay Business Rates. We have called on the Welsh government to see sense but unfortunately, this has fallen on deaf ears.

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Still No Grant Aid for North Wales Boatmen

July 7, 2020 | Tag: COVID-19 | By: Ray Crowe

After consultation with the North Wales Regional Representative from Business Wales, it is apparent that we are still not eligible to apply for grant aid under the Economic Resilience Fund (ERF). The COVID-19 Economic Resilience Fund (ERF) was set up to provide financial assistance for eligible businesses and organisations who are facing operational and financial challenges as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak and to help them through the economic consequences. Although North Wales Boatmen's Association members fall very much into this category we cannot take advantage of it. Another letter has been sent to Welsh Government's North Wales Minister, Mr Ken Skates MS outlining our predicament. We eagerly await a decision from his office.

North Coast Boats

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Rhyl Harbour - Jensen

Cyfish, Cummins, Furuno Electronics.

Owner/Skipper: Anthony Parry.

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Rhyl Harbour - Suveran

Cougar Cat 8M, 2 x Iveco N200, Raymarine Electronics

Owner/Skipper: Simon Parry.

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Rhyl Harbour - Merlin

Boat, engine, electronics details TBC.

Owner/Skipper: Rob Lee.

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Rhyl Harbour - Genesis

Evolution 30. Iveco 420 HP. Garmin Electronics.

Owner/Skipper: Ray Crowe.

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Rhyl Harbour - Lunasea

Offshore 105, engine, electronics details TBC.

Owner/Skipper: Daz Preater.

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Rhyl Harbour - Privateer

Offshore 105. Caterpillar 420hp. Lowrance, Seiwa and Simrad electronics.

Owner/Skipper: Jon Law.

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Rhyl Harbour - Cassie Rose

Lochin. Iveco 420 HP. Garmin Electronics.

Owner/Skipper: Kev Evo.

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Rhos Harbour - TBC

Offshore 105, engine, electronics details TBC.

Owner/Skipper: TBC.

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Rhos Harbour - TBC

Offshore 105. Caterpillar 420hp. Lowrance, Seiwa and Simrad electronics.

Owner/Skipper: TBC.

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Rhos on Sea - Incentive

Offshore 105, engine, electronics details TBC.

Owner/Skipper: Jack Thomas.

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Conwy - Princess Christine & Queen Victoria

Princess Christine built 1964 56hp Gardner 4lw. Queen Victoria built 1987 2x 130hp Ford Sabre.

Owner/Skipper: Tim Hughes.

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Llandudno - Sea-Jay & Seaborne

Sea-Jay built by Robsons, Perkins Sabre M130, Raymarine Electronics. Seaborne built by Elton, Perkins 120, Raymarine Electronics.

Owner/Skipper: Tommy Ellis.

Anglesey Boats

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Holyhead - My Way 2

Offshore 105. Iveco 420 HP. Garmin electronics.

Owner/Skipper: Gethyn Owen.

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Beaumaris - Lander 2

Boat, engine, electronics details TBC.

Owner/Skipper: Alan Marsh.

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Cemaes Bay - Stingray

Boat, engine, electronics details TBC.

Owner/Skipper: David Williams.

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Amlwch Port - Julie Ann

Boat, engine, electronics details TBC.

Owner/Skipper: Terry Stoker.

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Amlwch Port - Empress

Boat, engine, electronics details TBC.

Owner/Skipper: Elfyn Jones.

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Amlwch Port - Kerry Kim

Boat, engine, electronics details TBC.

Owner/Skipper: Pat Jones.

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Holyhead - Bad Boyz V

Evolution 40, Iveco Cursor 9 550hp, Raymarine Electronics.

Owner/Skipper: Aaron Smith.

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Holyhead - New Dawn 2

Boat, engine, electronics details.

Owner/Skipper: Gareth Williams.

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Beaumaris - Maverick

Boat, engine, electronics details TBC.

Owner/Skipper: David Price.

West Coast Boats

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Shell Island - Western Flyer

AMC 9.6m, 2 x Yanmar 240hp, Garmin electronics.

Owner/Skipper: Adam Jenkins.

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Barmouth Harbour - Viking Princess

Boat, engine, electronics details .

Owner/Skipper: John Johnson.

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Barmouth Harbour - Warrior

Boat, engine, electronics details TBC.

Owner/Skipper: Nigel Merridew.

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Pwllheli - Highlander

Lochin 38, Twin Iveco 400 hp, Raymarine electronics.

Owner / Skipper: Tony Bruce.

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Aberdaron / Bardsey Island - Benlli 3

Cheetah Cat, 2 x 135hp Honda outboards, Raymarine electronics.

Owner / Skipper: Colin Evans.

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TBC

Boat, engine, electronics details.

Owner / Skipper: .

Useful Links

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Marine Surveyor and Consultant

Surveys and Advice

Mike Fox is a Fellow of the Yacht Designers & Surveyors Association, having been an accredited member of the Association since 1991 and was a committee member for over seven years. He also an Associate of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects.

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Find a Fishing Boat

Boats, engines, electronics , Chandelry!

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2021 All Wales Boat Show

Fancy a new boat?

See the latest equipment in the Industry on display.

Committee Members / Point of Contact (POC)

Team Member

Anthony Parry

Chairperson & North Coast POC admin@nwba.wales
Team Member

Ray Crowe

Secretary info@nwba.wales
Team Member

Gethyn Owen

Anglesey POC anglesey@nwba.wales
Team Member

Nigel Merridew

West Coast POC west@nwba.wales