COVID-19 Update: New Measures for South Ayrshire start 6pm, Friday 20 November

Following the Scottish Government’s announcement that 11 local authority areas across central and western Scotland, including South Ayshire, will enter the highest level Tier 4 restrictions for the next three weeks, we must all concentrate our efforts to protect our families, friends and communities and to minimise pressure on frontline services.

As South Ayrshire moves to Tier 4 restrictions from 6pm on Friday 20 November until 11 December, we will be following the advice from the Scottish Government, Sport Scotland and RYA Scotland, and we urge all our customers to do the same.

Please check the most up-to-date guidance and associated restrictions for travel within your local area on the Scottish Government webpage.

Our Haven Team will remain on-site 24/7
Marina business will continue as usual, operating with extra safety measures in place. We will be on-site 24 hours a day to provide any additional checks on your boat that you might need during this period. We’re happy to follow up any checks with a phone call, email or photos for complete peace of mind. 

Boatyard Operations
Our boatyard operations can continue as normal, Monday to Friday. If your boat is due to be lifted in the next three weeks, please advise us if you are ready for lifting with any headsails removed, as required.

Non-essential shops and hospitality
Unfortunately, Scotts Troon and the Salt Lodge Hotel have to close for the period until 11 December.

The chandlery will be closed for browsing, but if you need something urgently please call ahead and if we have what you need in stock, we can take payment over the phone, and arrange for you to collect your items outside.

Going boating for exercise
We strongly urge you to read the guidelines set out by Sport Scotland, updated 2 November, and decide whether it is appropriate for you to take to the water. But we remind you that travel is restricted in or out of Level 4 areas for the purposes of exercise or maintenance.

Staying Onboard Overnight
No indoor socialising is permitted and this will include socialising below deck. Overnight will not be permitted, unless it is your home residence. Please do not use the marina as a place to self-isolate as this puts others at risk. Please follow the guidance and stay at home.

The new restrictions will come into force at 6pm on Friday 20 November for three weeks until 11 December. Rest assured, for the period, the Haven Team will remain on-site day and night maintaining security and taking care of your boats.

Please continue to communicate with us remotely by calling us on 01292 315553 or by emailing

In the meantime, keep safe and we will see you soon.

Stephen Bennie,
Marina Director

Update 30th October

On 2nd November, Scotts Restaurant will be reopening. Scotts @ Largs and Scotts @ Troon will be open daily until 6pm with bookings available until 4:30pm and walk in's will of course be welcome! They are not permitted to sell alcohol & can only allow a maximum of 6 guests over the age of 12 from no more than two households per table.

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Update 9th October

The Scottish Government have issued new measures that effect eateries across the central belt of Scotland, including Troon.

Effective from 5pm on 9th October, Scotts Bar & Restaurant will be closed until Sunday 25th October at the earliest.

Update 24th September

With autumn upon us, getting out on the water on those calm, cooler days feels even more special.  If you are therefore visiting the Yacht Haven in the near future, there is new law that has come into effect that you need to be aware of.

Effective immediately, all visitors must now wear a face covering when using any indoor facility at the Yacht Haven including the washrooms, laundry and when visiting the Marina Office. For the protection of our staff and customers, this law also applies to all Yacht Haven staff.

Please remember, if you would like us to check anything on your boat then do not hesitate to ask us, we can follow up all checks with a phone call and photos, if requested.

We remain hopeful of a long Indian Summer and plenty more days on the water, and we wish you and your loved ones good health in the weeks to come.

Stephen Bennie,
Marina Director

Update 14th September

In light of the Scottish Parliaments’ announcement on 9th September, there are new rules regarding social interactions that impact boating and berth holders visiting their boats.

Social gatherings of more than six people, from a maximum of two houses, are not allowed in law. The new rule applies to indoor and outdoor settings. One exception to this ‘rule of 6’ is if your household contains more than 6 people. Children under 12 do not count in the tally of 6.

Organised team sports are exempt from this ‘rule of 6’. The RYA’s guidance, published on 10th September, states that club on-water activities constitute as an organized team sport and, thus, the ‘rule of 6’ does not apply.

We are seeking guidance on how this ‘rule of 6’ applies to general leisure boating.

If you have a new cough, feel unwell or have lost your sense of taste or smell, please do not visit the Yacht Haven. Follow government advice to quarantine and seek a Covid-19 test.

We must all take responsibility to help stop the spread of Covid-19 by following these rules. Please wash your hands thoroughly, use our hand santizer stations on-site, uphold social distancing with others and maintain high levels of hygiene at all times.

Boating still remains firmly on the agenda and, following the shortened season, we share your desire to make the most of boating while the weather is mild, while hoping for a long Indian Summer.


Updated 15th July 2020

I’m delighted to welcome you back to Troon Yacht Haven, following the further relaxation of restrictions which now allow us to welcome visitors back to the marina as well as overnight stays from 15th July.

Our priority is keeping you, our berth holders and our team safe when you are staying with us, so we’ve been working hard to ensure we have comprehensive safety and cleaning measures in place, which you’ll notice when you visit.

Our diary is OPEN and, with a high demand for berths in the coming weeks, please book visitor berth before you visit.

Before you arrive, please take a look at our Safe Boating Poster and Safe Boating guidelines and ensure you follow our few simple suggestions to improve your safety and the safety of others, and help everyone enjoy boating responsibly.


Marine tourism groups across Scotland have asked everyone taking to the water to have full consideration and respect for the island and coastal destinations they plan to visit.

Many of these island and coastal communities have been in isolation for many months and, as a result, boaters should be very considerate to the destination's residents, amenities and shops.

Troon Good To Go

We're Good To Go!

Updated 3rd July

From today, we are pleased to begin welcoming all berth holders back to Troon Yacht Haven to enjoy your boats and staying onboard overnight. Restrictions on travel have been eased allowing residents from all parts of the UK to enjoy their boats berthed at Troon Yacht Haven.

We've received certification from Visit Britain that we're 'Good To Go' as a business after demonstrating all the steps we've taken to protect our staff, on-site businesses and customers from COVID-19.

From 15th July, we will be able to welcome visiting yachts.

Updated 24th June 2020 

Today, the Scottish Government announced further plans to ease many of the current lockdown measures.

From Friday 3rd July, travel restrictions will be removed allowing all berth holders to come to the marina and go boating, regardless of where they live.

Furthermore, from Friday 3rd July you will be able to stay in self-contained accommodation which, as far as we understand, includes staying overnight on your boat in the Yacht Haven.

You can read more about the new easing measures and plans for Phase 3 on the Scottish Government website.

The present restrictions remain in place until next week.

The prospect of getting out on the water and spending a night afloat with our friends and family is of huge relief following months of patience. We must all continue to play within the rules, remembering that Scotland's social distancing guidelines will remain at 2m. Nonetheless, we hope boating will bring you plenty of joy and relief as we enter the summer.

Stephen Bennie,
Marina Director

Welcome Back To Boating - 28th May 2020

I would like to sincerely thank you all for adhering to government advice since the start of the lockdown.

Following clarification from the Scottish government that we are moving to Phase 1 of the easing of lockdown restrictions, I am very pleased to confirm that many of you will once again be able to enjoy your boats on the wonderful Firth of Clyde and beyond. All forms of water sports practiced on open waterways, including sailing and the use of privately owned motorised craft, are now allowed, however this will apply to local residents only.

There remain many restrictions within the Phase 1 framework. You can read the full guidelines here, but we'd like to draw your attention to these important facts relative to boating and visiting your boat:

  • You are currently advised to stay local to your primary residence to undertake leisure activities.
  • Leisure activities must only take place with members from your immediate household.
  • You cannot stay overnight at a holiday home or second home, which we are taking will apply to boats also. For now, boating is therefore limited to day trips from the marina.
  • All social distancing measures remain in place.

Our Marina Reception is closed to the public but we are on duty 24 hours a day so please call us on 01292 315553 should you require any assistance. The washroom facilities, laundry room and Berth Holder lounge are now open.

We appreciate how important it is for us all to stop the spread of COVID-19 and following a few simple suggestions will improve your safety and the safety of others and help everyone enjoy boating responsibly.

Furthermore, we have introduced an extensive range of precautionary measures around the marina to protect you, your fellow boaters and our Haven Staff. You can read our comprehensive measures here.

Our boat lifting operations will resume on Monday 1st June and we are working hard through the backlog of boats that were due to be launched/lifted last month. If you'd like to arrange a lift out or launch off, please call us on 01292 315553 or email

Despite moving to Phase 1, we must all continue to play within the rules and have thoughts for the frontline workers who continue to battle this virus.

Please continue to stay alert and follow all the advice from the government and from our Haven Team on-site.

Looking forward to welcoming you back to your Yacht Haven.

Stephen Bennie
Director, Troon Yacht Haven

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