More berths to the pound

Published: 03:11PM Apr 21st, 2011
By: Web Editor

CALL me cynical but l think we know what’s behind Tim Coghlan’s opposition to future marinas. (News, TPT Issue 66).

It’s a simple case of anti-competitiveness.

As he says, more marinas mean prices will come down. Believe it or not as boaters, we find this is good news.

As more and more boats are registered, more marina space will be needed as new boat owners will not want to dump and leave their precious purchases on the side of a canal.

The advent of new marinas means we will not have to continue to pay the exhorbitant fees currently charged and we will enjoy modern purpose-built facilities with more choice of location.

Not everyone has to go through Braunston from these new marinas as there are plenty of routes either side.

Market forces will determine whether the five marinas referred to will thrive. If they fail to do so current owners will have nothing to worry about.

David and Heather Grey

Nb It’s 5 o’clock... somewhere

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