Welcome onboard M/Y Chico

Chico, a gentleman's motor yacht, was built in 1932 at St. Monans, Fife. A Dunkirk Little Ship, and registered as a National Historic Ship, she is now available for charter on the West Coast of Scotland. There are three double cabins for up to six guests, with separate crew accommodation. Day trips for up to eight people can be booked by arrangement. Please visit our website for more details.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Family cruise May Bank Holiday

We left from James Watt Dock with good weather forecast for the weekend ahead.  It was the busiest we've seen the Clyde this year with many boats out enjoying the sunshine.

 We enjoyed a picnic on the north shore of Bute and the younger members of the family were kept busy gathering firewood and collecting shells.


Our final evening in Rothesay enjoying a drink on the after deck after dinner.

Saturday, 18 May 2013


We spent a week between cruises anchored at Garelochead, next to Faslane submarine base. Interesting to watch all the comings and goings from there.

The weather stayed dry so we were able to get some varnishing done and were rewarded with this splendid sunset over the Arrochar Alps.

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Queen Mary 2

We had a good view of the elegant Cunarder Queen Mary 2 from our anchorage in Kilchattan Bay, at the south end of Bute, as she sailed from the Greenock Cruise terminal.

May cruises

Mixed weather but at least we can look at the passing scenery and wildlife from the comfort of Chico's saloon.

And enjoy the company over a glass or two.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

PS Waverley

You don't have to go far afield for stunning views. Anchored in Gourock Bay one evening we were treated to the sight of the Waverley making her way round to Garvel Drydock for some routine work.

Then the sunset over Holy Loch was spectacular.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

One of the better spring days

The weather has been poor so far this season but it only takes a day like this to forget the rain.

Toward Point

CalMac Ferries MV Bute and MV Argyll cross on their route between Rothesay and Wemyss Bay