Throughout the winter the tidy up around the marina made good progress. We are continuing to repair or replace landing stages. The project to refurbish the loos and showers has been completed. Everyone is being very enthusiastic about the new facilities which also include a cassette loo emptying point and marina office.
Now the 2019 boating season has begun. We have had two very busy, but fun, weekends, made even more enjoyable for everyone by the glorious weather. A week ago, Barry Tuckey (www.mjtcranes.co.uk) brought his crane to the marina and lifted the cruisers that had been stored on the land over the winter back into the water. On the same morning, two new wide beam boats arrived by lorry and were lifted into the water, taking up their moorings on the river front. With the ongoing work around the entrance to the marina, it took some impressive precision driving, closely assisted by Barry Tuckey’s team, to manoeuvre the 60′ long and 12′ wide boats through the gates and into position for lifting.
The warm and sunny Easter bank holiday weekend was the busiest that we have seen the marina. The atmosphere was one of enjoyment, relaxation and enthusiasm for the start of the season. The slipway was also in demand over the weekend with a variety of boats being launched. Some headed to moorings elsewhere in the area, some enjoyed day trips and others were starting longer trips down the Thames.
We are now preparing to start the next phase of works around the marina, which will include repairs to the bridge and replacement of all the electric and water hook up points.