LIBC History

LIBC History

Nestled on the North Eastern shore of Knysna’s Leisure Island, is the Leisure Isle Boat Club. Ideally situated on the ‘Ashmead Channel’ of Knysna’s estuary, it is the convenient and easy way to access these pristine waters, whether you’re an occasional pleasure cruiser, avid fisherman or casual tourist.

The picturesque little Peter Gordon Harbour provides a safe haven from the storm-force westerly winds that can wreak havoc, particularly in the winter months.

The Club was initially a section of the Leisure Isle Country Club and had mooring facilities on leased ground at Kingfisher Creek. It shared the LICC clubhouse with the tennis and bowls sections, but in 1992 it broke away and the present Club was formed.

The harbour, originally built in 1992, was extended and upgraded in 2004. It has ample berthing and caters mainly for motor boats, although a few sailing vessels have their home here rather than at the Knysna Yacht Club at the Waterfront. A handsome new clubhouse with modern facilities was completed in 2005, and is the pride of the Club.

There is secure trailer parking in the Club grounds, and the public slipway is exceptional safe and provides a quality launch site for users. LIBC is a private club but anyone with an interest in boating, yachting, canoeing or anything to do with boats should pay a visit, and is sure to receive friendly advice on all matters boating, fishing and bait-gathering from one of the managers.