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Boat Rental From The Royal Cork

With our excellent waterfront access to the protected waters of the Owenabue River and the picturesque Cork Harbour, members of the Royal Cork can enjoy a wide range of water sport activities whether they own their own boat, or hire one of our club owned craft. We have a large fleet of boats and other watercraft that are available for our members to hire at very affordable prices. 

If you are a Royal Cork Member and want to book any of our craft, please click the relevant link below and choose your preferred date and time to complete your booking.

Motor Boats-

  • Whalys

We have 2 full spec Whaly motorboats, each equipped with a 30hp. There must be booked 24 hours in advance, drivers must have PowerBoat Level 2 Cert.

If cancelled within 2 hours of you booking you may be charged a cancellation fee.

Cost is on basis of usage of half the full supplied tank being used (12.5L) . This is the amount typically used. Any excess usage over the half tank is charged at €1.65 per litre to your club account.

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  • Our club ribs are also available to rent but by prior arrangement only to ensure no scheduling issues and to ensure that those renting the boats are appropriately qualified and capable. Please contact Marina & Racing Manager Mark Ring by email or text (087 2835266) with at least 24 hours notice.



Get on the water straight away – no rigging for Kayaks, just grab your paddle. Explore the river and Harbour like you never have before. 

We have 4 Kayaks available to rent

Please book at least 2 hours in advance, cancellation less than 30 minutes in advance or no-shows will be charged in full.

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Sailing Boats-

  • Dinghies 

If you’re looking to try before you buy, if you’re transitioning between classes, want to take the kids for a sail or are down in Cork for the weekend, why not take one of our many club dinghies. We have a huge selection including 5 Optimists, 3 Lasers, 2 Toppers, 3 Magnos,  2 Topazs and an Omega. Availability will be limited at certain times as a result of sailing courses, Try Sailing etc.

48 hours advance notice is required.

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  • 1720s

Take out one of the club’s 1720s and sail the Harbour at speed. Whether it’s for Thursday night racing, a family spin or a corporate team building, the 1720’s offer it all. We have 2 1720s available to rent and they have been revamped in Spring 2021. You will need to be assessed by the Marina & Racing Manager for competency before your first sail.

48 hours notice needed for booking, may be subject to cancellation fee if cancelled within 6 hours of your booking.

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If you have any difficulty with the above booking process, or need a more bespoke rental or advance rental notice period, please contact the Office by phone +353 21 4831023 or email