Renovation of County Antrim Boathouse offering secure facilities for users.
The boathouse was originally built around 1870 to house the local lifeboat. The boathouse had fallen into poor condition and storing club equipment was not feasible as it was damp and equipment risked being damaged.
The Yacht Club received funding under Axis 3 through GROW South Antrim of over £51,000 to bring the boathouse back to life and provide a storage facility for canoes and kayaks. The project aimed to encourage tourists to rural Carrickfergus and build on the increasing popularity of canoeing and kayaking. Providing secure storage will encourage more water sport enthusiasts to stop off in Whitehead, stay in the area and increase the tourist potential of the village.
This has created a top class facility for visiting canoeists and kayakers, offering great facilities for those using the new East Coast Canoe Trail.