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KUAH (BASS HARBOUR) & ROYAL LANGKAWI YACHT CLUB

The various official checking in and out offices are conveniently located at the head of the ferry jetty.

Bass Harbour is home to The Royal Langkawi Yacht Club, a marina with 200 berths taking vessels up to 60 metres length on the southeast side of the main jetty.

Anchorage space is also available anywhere in the bay. For visiting yachts not wishing to use the marina, the best dinghy access is found just south of the ferry jetty.

The RLYC marina offers plenty of amenities, including fuel on the dock, but has no slipping or hardstand. A waterfront swimming pool overlooks the marina. At the time of going to print, a major redevelopment of the club – to include a hotel and significant retail space – was awaiting completion. VHF Ch. 69. Ph +60 49664078.

There is a substantial township ashore, with alcohol, tobacco, electrical goods, chocolate and perfumes all on sale at duty-free prices within a 2-kilometre taxi ride. There is also a street market (Pasa Malam) on Wednesday and Saturday evenings.

Close to the yacht club is the Sumadra shopping mall, the largest on the island. Moderate quantities of diesel fuel are available on the long dock, although superyacht bunkering can only come from one of two fuel barges moored in Kuah Harbour. As the ferries regularly use the barge fuel, there is a good turnover of product and experience has proved the supply to be of good quality.

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