The Leisure Isle Boat Club
The picturesque Peter Gordon small boat harbour is home to the Leisure Isle Boat Club (LIBC) and is located in uniquely beautiful surroundings on Leisure Isle, Knysna in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. LIBC was founded in about 1990 with the objective of providing facilities to enable Club Members to moor and store their small boats and trailers in a safe and secure environment, and for the use and general enjoyment by visitors and the public. The original harbour was built in 1992 and extended in 2004.
LIBC and its facilities are for recreational use only and no commercial ventures are allowed except under exceptional circumstances and with specific written approval. LIBC can only accommodate small boats, less than 6,1 meters in length, a beam of less than 2,4 meters and a draught not exceeding 0,6 meters. A limited number of boats up to 6,4 meters in length may be accommodated with special permission.
There are approximately 250 privately owned individual walk-on moorings in the harbour and a similar number of trailer parking bays on the hard, all of which are for use by LIBC Members and Temporary Members only.
There is also limited storage capacity for paddle craft (canoes and kayaks). Subject to availability, moorings are usually available to rent on a short or long-term basis, bearing in mind that there is always a high demand for rental berths during the December holiday period. Visitors are welcome and may launch their boats at the public slipway for a daily launch fee; alternatively visitors may join as Temporary Members on a weekly or monthly basis.
Useful numbers for emergencies:
- Sea Rescue (NSRI): 044 384 0211 / 082 990 5956
- Knysna Private Hospital: 044 384 1083
- Ambulance: 10177
- Knysna Provincial Hospital: 044 302 8400
- General Emergencies: 10111 (112 from cell)
- Police Knysna: 044 302 6600 / 08
- Fire Department: 044 302 8900
- Central Pharmacy: 044 382 5222
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