It’s all hands-on deck at our winter storage facility on Hillyard Avenue. Annual haul-out marks the end of the boating season and at Harbour West, our experienced professionals are trained to remove both power boats and sail boats. “We have 320 slips at Hamilton Harbour and are proud to support the local boating community,” says Rory McGuinness, Manager of Harbour West Marina. “Boats will come as far away as Kingston, Toronto and New York State.”

Blue skies and beaming sunlight shine on the crew operating the marine lift as it hauls out the ‘Black Swan’ a 75 ft pleasure yacht. During peak haul-out the team is able to remove up to 14 boats per day, supporting up to 80 metric tonnes. Boats are stored at our fully paved outdoor yard, or inside our state-of-the-art 40,000 sq ft storage facility, with radiant in-floor heating.

Safety is paramount with computer-controlled access gates, security cameras and continuous port patrol ensuring the vessels are safe during the winter storage season. “Our boating community is proud of the harbour and its rich history,” says McGuinness. “They are enthusiastic about showing it in its best light.”