Significant improvements are planned for the 700 berth marina at Largs Yacht Haven whilst Troon Yacht Haven is also planning for a big year in 2016.
A new surfaced car park for 130 cars is being created at Largs Yacht Haven Gate 2 (see Marina Map of new car park) which aims to improve the parking layout and cleanliness for berth holders. Work is scheduled to be completed by the end of November and will be first put to use with winter boat storage.
Continuing on from last year's work, a further dredging programme is in place and will commence in January 2016. The works will be completed by Easter ready for the new sailing season. With the return of the Optimist National Championships in August, Largs is set for another busy year in 2016.
At nearby Troon Yacht Haven, staff are gearing up for an influx of superyachts who'll be in Ayrshire for the British Open Golf Championship. The 3rd major in the 2016 golfing calendar, The Open is being held at Royal Troon Golf Club with the world's media and greatest golfers doing expected in the town.
Similarly to 2004 when Troon hosted The Open, Troon Yacht Haven is expected to be filled with yachts and superyachts who'll be wanting prime berthing location to attend the golf.
Find out more about The Open in Troon