Yachts and Visiting Boats

57deg.02'N - 05deg.41'W The Old Forge 6 Private Moorings  in the Bay of Inverie, Loch Nevis (Gaelic for Heaven), seven nautical miles from the fishing port of Mallaig. Pick up one of our moorings (7 marked and tagged with a "V"bouys with pick-ups) and dinghy in. Dinghys can be left on the beach at the old jetty, in front of the pub or use the Pier.

Sailors, book your table on VHF channel 12

The stop over every one is talking about on route to the Small Isles, Hebrides, Rum/Rhum, Eigg, Canna, Muck, Skye or simply hanging out sailing the West Coast of Scotland. (Please don't leave dinghies tied directly in front of the pier steps as this restricts access for local and visiting boats.) We have a shower facility with hairdryer, telephone, internet, metfax, water available at the back of The Old Forge. Moorings are free to patrons dining at The Old Forge! ;-), but a nominal fee of £25 per yacht per night is payable at the bar, for non diners and assists us in our mooring inspection and crown estates licenses each year. Thank you for your co-operation.

The Old Forge Pilotage
Yacht moorings are on the Bay of Loch Nevis, and chains and shackles has been all renewed in April 2020. As you approach the village of Inverie from Mallaig, pub moorings are situated from the right hand side of the pub and across to almost in front of the pub, they are tagged with a TOF "V" (as Visitor). The new pier is sited to the left of the pub and has a nightlight facility on timers which are manually operated from the pier. We do not have refuse disposal facilities here on Knoydart as all our refuse is manually collected and shipped out. Thank you for respecting this.

New Pier
Our new pier is "all weather states", non tidal, and has a purpose built slipway also. The Pier is lit at night by timed manually operated buttons on the pier itself and has a dog leg offering shelter where needed.

Being located where we are, the weather and sea conditions play a large part in our lives. The following links are very useful when considering this.

Call us up on VHF channel 12 Old Forge working channel to book a table or shower in advance!
Visiting Yachts - IImray Chart 66, all yachtsmen and women welcome! We are friends and and associates of the Clyde Cruising Club and have been for a number of years, shipmates known to Pentagon House be sure to introduce yourselves to us and say hi before setting sail!
Gastro-pub How about dinner? Wine? Seafood? or an Aberdeen Angus Steak? Fresh Seafood, vegetarian, venison or whatever makes it from our hill or loch to our kitchen, our fresh menu using locally grown salad leaves, fresh homegrown herbs, organic and local produce creel to table, changes daily. Happy to do takeout prawn platters to your boat if you fancy just hanging off the mooring or a bit of a feast to take with to a remoter spot later. Shortlisted UK Seafood awards in 2009, Highly Commended  SLTN Awards 2009, Voted Best Independent Pub in Scotland 2008 SLTN, "Best Visitor Experience Highlands and Islands 2007" "One of the Top 10 Pubs - Scottish Field 2007" and "a Gastronomic Experience - Scotsman " Highlands and Islands Food and Drink Award Winner 2005 and Ernst and Young Small Business of The year Award 2001, Best Pub on the planet by Oonagh Shiel in 2014, Part of the 5 Best Contryfile Pubs in U.K. in 2018, Fertured by Lonely Planet best experience 2019, and "Best Seafood" Experience 2019 by Restaurant Guru. But our feet are on the ground and we love being "just a pub!".



We can thoroughly recommend Arisaig Marine Ltd. Visit an excellent Yachting Marina on your way up! 60 professionally checked swinging moorings available to rent on anything from a nightly to a seasonal basis. The pontoon landing at the Harbour can be used for loading / unloading, and crew changes. Water is available at the pontoon and Diesel can be supplied if you contact the Harbour Office. Mooring fees include use of the Harbour amenities and they also offer Summer Moorings, Winter Storage, 20-ton Roodberg Boat Trailer, Slipway, Water and Diesel.


Mallaig Harbour  email :

Coast Light - family owned skippered yacht charter business operating out of Arisaig Harbour. Visit website for more information

Yacht Charter Charter your own Yacht! Skye Yachts lets you see the real hidden West Coast Islands, nooks and crannies that can only be done by boat. Week charters and bespoke days out organised by Charmian and Mark at Skye Yachts. Ship ahoy visiting yachts are always very welcome.

Stormbird - Scotlands Premier Yacht Charter
Stormbird is your gateway to the ultimate sailing charter experience in one of the world’s finest cruising grounds. As a UK based operator we offer a wide range of private and corporate yacht charter options including bespoke packages tailored to your specific requirements.

Our fav Yachting Mag

Clyde Cruising Club Site – encouraging cruising and cruising races, promotion of sailing and racing, organisers of race events, training and a great bunch of yachtsmen yachtswoman and cruisers socially.

The Old Forge, Inverie, Knoydart, Mallaig, PH41 4PL