Kinsale Yacht Club (KYC) Marina currently holds:

Member Marina Berth Application Form – Click here

For visitor Bookings Contact: Richard McKinley. Telephone: +353 (0)87 6787377 or Email:

KYC Marina is situated in the heart of Kinsale town, providing safe and secure berthing within the virtually landlocked harbor. Security is by a self-locking gate and CCTV security camera system.

Visitors to Kinsale Yacht Club have access to all the club’s facilities as a temporary member. These include bar and dining facilities, changing rooms, laundry facilities, fitness room. The marina is capable of taking visiting crafts of all sizes with at least 8 meters depth available at our visitor berths.

Kinsale Town

Kinsale is known as the Gourmet Capital of Ireland, a cruise to Ireland would not be complete without a visit to Kinsale – starting point of the Wild Atlantic Way and also on the ‘Sail Cool Route’. KYC Marina is in the heart of Kinsale town and the following facilities are locally available:

  • Boatyard for lifting, repairing and storage of boats
  • Sailmaker, repair and manufacture of new sails
  • Gas; refill of Gas bottles from UK, Europe and US
  • Bilge and Sewage Waste Pump out
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning services
  • Divers
  • Fuel dock nearby
  • Medical and Dental practices nearby
  • Supermarkets including Lidl, Eurospar, Centra and Supervalu – all within walking distance of the marina
  • Bus stop to Cork Airport and Cork City (20km from Kinsale) is available 100 meters from the Marina entrance gate

Marina Maintenance Form

If your berth or areas of the marina require attention please can you complete the attached form and return it to the Rear Commodore for the Marina.

Once submitted we will look into the matter and keep you updated on progress.

Download the Berth/Marina Maintenance Form here.

Marina Maintenance

Report any issues or faults on the marina

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  • Download the location chart


Kevin Leary first visited our marina a few years ago having crossed the Atlantic single handed with great intentions to continue on to Europe ……he is still enjoying our hospitality and services!!!! Read what he has to say.

For those cruisers bound for Ireland who appreciate the blessings of a very safe harbor and a welcoming Visitors Dock, the Kinsale Yacht Club is certain to prove one of your favorite ports in The Emerald Isle. The Club is very welcoming to visitors, and is especially gracious to cruisers who have made offshore passages to experience the beauty of Ireland and her friendly people. Kinsale also serves as an official Port of Entry, and the Harbormaster and Customs Office is located on the town dock across the street from the KYC Clubhouse.

The Kinsale Yacht Club has a full service marina, shower facilities, excellent wifi, and a fine bar. The Club is also the center of beautiful Kinsale’s sailing and many other social activities. Here one can obtain references for many of the needs one may have after a passage to Ireland, for Kinsale is much more than a picturesque seaside village. It is a working fishing port with an impressive fleet. Therefore, along with the fine dining, great Irish pubs, wonderful hiking, and many art galleries, one can also find mechanics, welders, electricians, plumbers, riggers, sailmakers, surveyors et. There is also a diesel pontoon available at neighboring Castlepark Marina.

Provisioning is a short walk away at two supermarkets and numerous gourmet food shops. There are two professional laundries in town that pride themselves on same day service. Propane tank refill is available at Mylie Murphy’s and Cork Gas, and there are two large marine chandleries a short bus ride away in nearby Cork. In addition, the nearby Kinsale Boat Yard is a full service yard and can haul up to 35 tons.

The Club staff is extremely helpful and will assist with your logistics when possible. UPS and Fedex deliver to the Club almost daily. The fine bus service from Kinsale to the Cork airport and Dublin means crew changes and other personal transportation will be easy.

In summary, the Kinsale Yacht Club is considered by many to be the finest Landfall in Ireland. It is welcoming and safe, and serves as a splendid base to cruise the Emerald Isle.

Kevin Leary, s/v Exodus, Green Cove Springs, Florida, USA.

Super Yachts

Yachts Ghost and Clan VIII visiting Kinsale Yacht Club.

A deep water berth is available for Superyachts up to 65M. The Kinsale Marina is 8M deep at LWS.

  • Local International Airport: Cork Airport
  • Re fueling on request
  • Provisions delivered to Marina

Yachts wishing to avail of a berth must book prior to arriving in the port of Kinsale. Please contact Richard McKinley on:

Telephone: +353 (0) 85 254 3490