The Cullen Bay Marina By-Laws require that the owners of berths must maintain a lock opening permit for those berths and that the corporation may charge an appropriate fee for those lock opening permits for berths. Since its inception the corporation has charged berth owners that fee which is raised pursuant to by-laws 3 and 12. That fee is payable by the owners of berths, regardless of whether a vessel is moored at that particular berth or not.
The Cullen Bay Marina By-Laws also provide that the owner of a vessel being a local boat or visiting, must have a current lock opening permit in respect of the vessel (i.e. separate from the lock opening permit for the berth). Again, the by-laws provide that the corporation may charge an appropriate fee for such a vessel lock opening permit.
For calendar year 2006 and for subsequent years all vessels entering or leaving the boat harbour must have a vessel lock opening permit (i.e. separate from a berth lock opening permit which applies to the berth at which the particular vessel may be moored).
Private vessels (those vessels that are not ‘in survey’) are allowed unlimited exits once fees have been paid and lock licence is issued.
Commercial Vessels operating out of Cullen Bay will be charged at the agreed Commercial Rates. It is of note that Commercial Vessels can only operate out of Cullen Bay if the appropriate Commercial Operators Permit has been granted. For more information regarding this please contact Robbie Standaloft, the General Manager of CBMMC.
Casual users ( those vessels that are launched from the boat ramp) will be charged at the scheduled rate for a one off Vessel Lock Opening Permit. Casual users are to report to the Lockmasters office to purchase their VLOP before exiting from the lock.
Temporary users (those vessels that are visiting from other ports and are not normally berthed within the marina) will be charged a one off lock arrival fee and then they will be subject to the same conditions as for private or commercial vessels depending on their category. Fees must be paid to the lockmaster upon berthing.
Whilst the by-laws require that vessels have a lock opening permit, the by-laws do not require that the permit be printed and provided to each owner. The corporation intends to retain the permits in electronic form, but to make a hard copy available to each vessel owner should it be requested. The by-laws provide that the permit should contain certain information and you are invited to make contact with CBMMC to ensure that the following information in relation to your vessel is on file:
1. The full name and postal address of the owner of the vessel.
2. The name of the vessel and any other particulars which would enable
the identification of the vessel.
3. Its regular mooring within the boat harbour.