Crick and Cropredy marinas taken over

Published: Thursday, 06 June 2019

CASTLE Marinas Ltd has taken over Crick Marina and Cropredy Marina, adding them to its group.

This means it now owns seven inland marinas and two coastal marinas.

CrickMarinaWell established

Crick Marina (one of its basins pictured) is situated on the Leicester Section of Grand Union Canal, and is well established with two basins offering full facilities and hosts the Crick Boat Show.

Cropredy Marina is situated on the Oxford Canal near Banbury, opened in 2012, and it too offers full facilities.

Of the take-over, Operations Director for Castle Marinas Ltd, Mike Braidley, explains:

Great opportunity

“This is a great opportunity for us. Both Crick and Cropredy Marinas fit well with our group identity of being 'big enough to cope and small enough to care'. They are both amazing marinas—Cropredy on the South Oxford Canal is spectacularly rural, (pictured below) with excellent cruising on the South Oxford, and Crick is known by every boater in the country as the host of the annual Crick Boat Show.

cropredyMarina"Plus, as with all Castle’s other marinas, they both have a really welcoming feel—mainly due to the fantastic moorers and staff. Our reciprocal ‘flexi berthing’ offer for our annual moorers will also work well at Crick and Cropredy as they have easy links to other marinas in the group. We are understandably very excited about our new acquisitions, making Castle Marinas one of the largest inland marina groups in the UK."

The marinas

In addition to Crick and Cropredy, Castle Marinas Ltd owns and operates:

Buckden Marina next to the River Great Ouse
Kings Bromley Marina on the Trent & Mersey Canal
Nottingham Castle Marina on the Nottingham & Beeston Canal
Ventnor Marina on the Grand Union Canal
Wigrams Turn Marina at the Junction of the Grand Union and Oxford canals.