Learn to sail
The best way to learn how to sail or drive a motorboat, is to take an RYA-approved course. RYA Powerboat Level 2 and RYA Competent Crew courses teach you the basics of boating and help build your confidence on the water.
Various companies in Largs provide these courses which can be tailored to you, your boat or your group.
Hire a boat
There are several ways to hire or charter a boat. A 'skippered charter' is an excellent choice if you've never chartered before, or you want to sail a yacht that’s larger than you’re comfortable with or you simply want more time to rest and relax. Alternatively, you can choose a 'bareboat' option where, subject to your experience and qualifications, you can hire the boat and skipper it yourself.
Many companies based at Largs Yacht Haven provide a range of boating opportunities from half-day RIB experiences to sailing charters, holidays, corporate days out and boating events.
New Boat Sales & Brokerage
We have experienced brokers and new boat sales agents on-site who can help with your boat sale or purchase, and are always on hand to offer any advice you may need.
Visiting clubs and rallies are very welcome at the marina, with a range of facilities available to suit your party. We will endeavour to berth your rally together on our pontoons, with access to free Wi-Fi, water and electricity for all boats. By arrangement, we'll be happy to provide facilities within Largs Sailing Club including the use of their meeting & function rooms. For rallies of over 5 boats, we offer a special visitor berthing rate.
Regattas & sailing events
Largs is a lively marina, host to many sailing championships and events throughout the year. This year, with great sadness, despite encouraging progress being made towards the easing of lockdown, many of our popular regattas and sailing events have been postponed for the year. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to the 2021 editions.
More ways to get on the water
If you're keen to see the Clyde from a different perspective, but boating isn't your thing, then check out these alternatives:
- Coastal Rowing - the Firth of Clyde Coastal Rowing Club are based at the Yacht Haven, providing fun (and competitive) rowing opportunities. Learn more
- Sea Kayaking - Guided trips around the islands of Cumbrae and Wee Cumbrae, and training for all ages with the Sea Kayak Club. Learn more
- Wild Swimming - Every September, brave swimmers take on the 1.7mile swim from Cumbrae to Largs in aid of the Gillian's Saltire Appeal. Learn more
"Largs is the jewel in the crown of Scottish sailing"
- Sir Chay Blythe