More than 200 visiting vessels sailed into Arbroath over the summer as the marina continues to thrive, according to new figures.
At their summer meeting, the Arbroath Harbour Joint Consultative Committee discussed the activities of the harbour over the last months.
It was reported the harbour continues to be busy over many fronts, working within budget.
The harbour’s 53 pontoon berths are full with a waiting list of 42 names.
When a berth becomes available names are taken from the top of the list in the harbour office.
Six visitor berths are also available and 230 visiting craft came to Arbroath over the summer.
This was down by 3% on the same period last year, but visiting yachts tended to stay in the harbour for longer periods than in previous years.
A total of 13 summer berths were also granted from April/September this year in the “lazy hole” area of the outer harbour.
The Harbour Master is currently compiling a list of boats seeking winter berths for the end of this year.
Committee convener Councillor Bob Spink said: “On the harbour facility side, there was great enthusiasm among members when the arrival of a new boat hoist on June 16 was noted.
“Works are going on to allow movement of the hoist from the slipway to the storage area and vice versa.
“Provision of this hoist will allow further development of the harbour facilities, extra work for the boatyard, and encourage visiting vessels to Arbroath, as well as providing extra revenue to the harbour.”