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Are you looking for a new adventure on the water? Do you want to buy a boat that suits your budget and style? If so, you don’t want to miss our Brokerage Open Days over the Easter Weekend (29th - 31st March)!

For three days only, you can visit all of our 13 boats for sale at our marina. Whether you are looking for a cozy cruiser, a spacious liveaboard, or something in between, we have the perfect boat for you.

These days are being completely dedicated to our boats for sale, so you can take your time to explore them and ask our team any questions.

If you are not looking for a used narrowboat, don’t worry. We also have our on-site boat builders, Knights Narrowboats, who will be more than happy to help you discuss your dream narrowboat requirements. They can design and build a custom-made boat that meets your needs and preferences. They also have a stock boat for sale and currently in build which will be available in Spring, giving you the chance to own a brand new narrowboat just in time for Summer! Knights Narrowboats available to view by appointment only.

So what are you waiting for? Come and join us at our Brokerage Open Days and find your dream boat. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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    Celebrating 15 Years of Aqueduct Marina

    A group of staff members and long-standing customers recently gathered at a prestigious venue to commemorate the 15th anniversary of one of Cheshire’s most popular marinas. Robert and Andrea Parton, the owners of Aqueduct Marina near Nantwich, hosted a celebratory dinner at Rookery Hall Hotel and Spa, which is situated a short distance away from the marina. The event was specifically organised for moorers and staff members who have been with Aqueduct Marina for more than 10 years or more. Some guests having been moored at Aqueduct Marina since it opened in 2009.

    A total of 45 guests were present at the dinner, including 27 boaters and their respective partners. All attendees enjoyed a superb three-course dinner and helped along with a tabletop quiz based on the history and events that took place at the marina over the years. The quiz was designed with questions including a number of pictures taken over the years of boats and boaters, giving everyone the opportunity to reminisce.

    Two of the attendees, and some of the earliest moorers at the marina, were Anthony and Sue Muncer with their boat Jumeirah Jane, who also presented Robert and Andrea Parton with a rose bush, which was subsequently planted at the marina by Woody, the marina gardener, who was also at the dinner. In Sue’s thank you message, the couple said they “thoroughly enjoyed” the event and that they “supervised Woody planting the rose, but he told me I would be doing the deadheading in the summer”.

    Aqueduct’s next major social event will be the marina’s annual boating event on the 13th of July. With a growing list of trade stalls and live band already booked, the event looks like it is becoming an important fixture on the boating calendar.

    Credit: Written by Phil Picken

    Canal & River Trust’s 1st Concept workboat and hopper named at Aqueduct Marina

    This first boat of a new concept design has been named Bass during its recent launch at Aqueduct Marina, where the boat was built. Named after David Bass, a Senior Project Delivery Manager at the Trust who, along with British Waterways, David has worked for the past 27 years. The boat was named in recognition of all of David’s years of hard work and effort he has put into the concept and its unique design. He has been a leading force in developing and building this first boat, using laser-cut components in the build of its hull and CNC-cut components for the cabin interior, all of which have reduced the cost of future builds for the Trust and the manufacturing time for Aqueduct Marina.

     The new design features an easier form of stackable craft, which reduces transportation costs and enables the boat and hopper to be manoeuvred around the canal network with ease.

     The naming of the boat had been kept a secret from David, with the unveiling presentation being led by Mick Carrington, National Workboat & Plant Manager for Canal & River Trust, who was joined by David’s wife Karen, work colleagues from the Trust, Stuart Norton, Marine Architect and all of the team at Aqueduct Marina.

     The new workboat, along with two more under construction at the marina, will be used at various locations around the canal network to enable the Trust’s colleagues to familiarise themselves with this new concept of workboat and hopper.

    *Credit: written by Phil Picken.

    Cruise Moor Scheme

    Marinas join forces to launch new visitor mooring scheme

    Five independent family run marinas are joining forces in 2024 to offer inland waterway boaters the opportunity to enjoy a new discounted visitor mooring scheme – Cruise Moor.

    The Cruise Moor scheme which will be launched in February at Boatlife in Birmingham sees Aqueduct Marina, Droitwich Spa Marina, Dunchurch Pools Marina, Overwater Marina and White Mills Marina collaborate to provide moorers with the unique opportunity of staying on each of the marinas on a visitor mooring for up to two weeks with a fabulous 20% discount.

    It is hoped the new initiative will not only encourage more boaters to explore the UKs waterways network but enable them to enjoy the facilities and personal service offered by the ‘fabulous five’ independent marinas.

    Boaters can find out how to qualify for a Cruise Moor card from one of the participating marinas and then plan their cruising season in the knowledge that they can enjoy the facilities of another independent marina with a 20% reduction in visitor mooring fees.

    Spokesperson for Cruise Moor, Robert Parton of Aqueduct Marina said: “All of the five marinas involved in Cruise Moor share the same aspirations of encouraging boaters to get out and about and explore the miles and miles of the beautiful waterways network.  As family-run marinas we work incredibly hard to be the best in the business and go the extra mile to provide excellent customer service. It is a terrific scheme and a wonderful opportunity for us all to showcase our marinas to each other’s moorers, we are all looking forward to watch it develop over the coming months.”

    Credit: Debbie Skinner, White Mills Marina

    Aqueduct Marina Tour – Come with us to take a tour around our award-winning narrowboat marina

    WATCH NOW: BEHIND THE SCENES OF AQUEDUCT MARINA!

    Let us show you around our wonderful narrowboat marina and show you how we can help you and your narrowboat.

    We are here to help you find a new home for your narrowboat in the best location on the inland waterways map!

    We are located on the Middlewich Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal giving you the perfect base to cruise to the likes of the Cheshire Ring, Four Counties Ring, Llangollen Canal, Chester or The Anderton Boat Lift.

    Our Chief Operation Officer, Phil, is here to show you and talk through all of our marina facilities and services – we are a narrowboat marina that can cover almost everything!

    If you are looking for a new base for your narrowboat in a fantastic new cruising location for the up and coming season, please get in touch on 01270 525040

    5 Gold Anchor Marina – What does it really mean?

    As proud holders of a 5 Gold Anchor Marina accreditation, we’re thrilled to share the “ins and out” of what this prestigious distinction means for you, our cherished customers.

    Picture it as the narrowboat equivalent of a gold-starred luxury resort—your gateway to an exceptional narrow boating experience.

    So, let us explain exactly what our 5 Gold Anchor status means and show you what makes our marina a shining beacon in the waterways.

    The Gold Anchor Standard:

    The 5 Gold Anchor accreditation is more than just a shiny emblem; it’s a mark of excellence in the marine world and we are proud to say we have held this accreditation for X years.

    Awarded by The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA), this standard is a testament to our commitment to providing first-class facilities and services.

    The evaluation process is meticulous, covering six key areas that ensure our marina is a safe, enjoyable, and reliable haven for all boaters.

    Berths and Facilities:

    Our marina undergoes rigorous assessment to guarantee that berths are well-maintained and equipped with the necessary facilities. From secure mooring options to pristine washrooms, we’ve got you covered.

    Customer Services:

    Friendly and efficient customer service is at the heart of what we do. The 5 Gold Anchor Standard evaluates our team’s responsiveness, knowledge, and willingness to go the extra mile for our customers.

    Quality of Services:

    From fuel stations to boat repairs, every service is inspected to ensure it meets or exceeds industry standards. Your narrowboat is definitely in capable hands when it comes to our certified offerings.

    Environmental Responsibility:

    We take pride in our commitment to the environment. The audit process ensures that our marina adheres to environmentally sustainable practices, minimizing our ecological footprint in the beautiful waterways we call home.

    Operational Management:

    Efficient operations are vital for a smooth cruising experience. The 5 Gold Anchor Standard evaluates our management practices, ensuring that everything, from safety protocols to emergency procedures, is the best that it can possibly be.

    Community Engagement:

    A marina is not just a collection of boats; it’s a community. We actively engage with our boating community to foster a sense of camaraderie and support, making your marina experience not only enjoyable but also enriching.

    Your Ticket to Premium Boating:

    Now that we’ve unravelled the criteria, you might wonder, “What’s in it for me?”. Here’s why our 5 Gold Anchor accreditation matters for you:

    Peace of Mind:

    Rest easy knowing that your narrowboat is moored in a marina that has passed stringent assessments. Your safety and the security of your boat are our top priorities.

    Outstanding Facilities:

    Enjoy our fantastic facilities, from secure berths to well-maintained amenities. We’ve invested in creating an environment that enhances your boating experience.

    Exceptional Customer Service:

    Our team is dedicated to making your stay memorable. Whether you need assistance or simply want a friendly chat about the latest boating adventures, we’re here for you.

    Environmentally Responsible Boating:

    By choosing a 5 Gold Anchor Marina, you’re aligning yourself with a community that values and actively contributes to preserving the natural beauty of our waterways.

    Community Connection:

    Join a community of like-minded boaters who share your passion. From organized events to impromptu waterside gatherings, you’ll find a sense of belonging that goes beyond the water.

    In conclusion, our 5 Gold Anchor accreditation is not just a title; it’s a promise.

    A promise of excellence, dedication, and a commitment to providing you with an unparalleled narrow boating experience.

    So, cruise to us with confidence, knowing that you’ve chosen a marina that has earned its stripes in the world of inland waterways luxury. Welcome aboard, and let the journey begin!

    Aqueduct Marina Newsletter – October 2023

    We are excited to share our October Video Newsletter with you!

    You may have seen our previous video newsletter, where we introduced you to some of our staff and showed you around our marina.

    You can watch our latest video now on our YouTube channel by clicking the link below.

    Thank you for being part of our marina community and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel!

    We would love to hear your feedback and suggestions for the future.

    If there is anything in particular you would like to see featured in our newsletter, please email marketing@aqueductmarina.co.uk

    Click on the link below to view our October 2023 Newsletter.

    Aqueduct Marina invests in improved dust extraction equipment

    For many businesses, the thought of an inspection by the Health and Safety Executive would provoke a measure of fear and trepidation; however, for the management of Cheshire-based Aqueduct Marina, it turned out to be a positive experience.

    For some time, Robert Parton, MD of Aqueduct Marina, and his management team had been looking at investing in improved extraction for the grit blasting bay, as with the demand for their grit blasting services increasing, it was logical to invest in improving the equipment being used. So, despite the Health and Safety inspection finding the facilities complied with their PPE requirements, which meant the person doing the blasting was protected, there was an environmental concern about the dust leaking out during the operation. As a result, the company brought forward the investment to reduce the possibility of abrasive dust escaping when the bay was in use.

    They called on the services of Hodge Clemco, a company that specialises in the manufacture and supply of abrasive blasting and surface treatment equipment. Hodge Clemco installed a reverse pulse dust collector system that creates a negative pressure within the blast booth and, by removing the airborne dust, allows the operator to maintain visibility within the booth. It also minimises any dust escaping from the blast booth, with the dust being contained in the dust extractor bins to allow safe disposal.

    Liam Davis, Sales and Marketing Manager for Hodge Clemco, said, “Following our initial visit and conversations, we returned to the site with one of our design engineers to carry out a full site survey, which enabled Hodge Clemco to provide a full design layout drawing of the proposed 14,000cfm reverse pulse dust collector system for the approval of Aqueduct Marina. The dust extraction system supplied and installed by Hodge Clemco comprises of the latest fully programmable gamma pulse auto reverse pulse system with differential pressure recognition. It has an auto-clean sequence whilst in operation and an additional cleaning cycle on shutdown, ensuring maximum dust release is achieved from the ultra-efficient nano fibre filters resulting in a prolonged filter life.”

    The result of this work is that Aqueduct staff have reported a marked improvement in visibility whilst working within the bay.

    The installation of the new extraction equipment saw a £60k investment being made to this side of Aqueduct’s business. Robert Parton said, “During the H&S visit, the escaping dust issue was flagged as a potential local authority environmental issue. With the system now installed and in regular use, we have seen a noticeable improvement in conditions both inside and outside the workshop. It is an expensive piece of equipment, but in a world where good staff are hard to find, and lung health is a real focus of the HSE, this is resulting in a healthier, safer working environment for our staff.”

    Festive Opening Hours 2023

    Date

    Office Cafe

    Saturday 23rd Dec

    08:00AM – 17:00PM 9:30AM – 16.30PM

    Sunday 24th Dec

    09:00AM – 12:00PM

    09:30AM – 11:30AM

    Monday 25th Dec

    CLOSED CLOSED
    Tuesday 26th Dec CLOSED

    CLOSED

    Wednesday 27th Dec 09:00AM – 16:00PM

    09:30AM – 15:30PM

    Thursday 28th Dec

    09:00AM – 16:00PM

    09:30AM – 15:30PM

    Friday 29th Dec

    09:00AM – 16:00PM

    09:30AM – 15:30PM

    Saturday 30th Dec

    09:00AM – 16:00PM

    09:30AM – 15:30PM

    Sunday 31st Dec

    09:00AM – 12:00PM

    09:30AM – 11:30AM

    Monday 1st Jan

    CLOSED

    CLOSED

    Tuesday 2nd Jan 08:00AM – 17:00PM

    09:30AM – 16:30PM

    Aqueduct’s live music evening proves to be a hit

    A warm evening provided the ideal atmosphere for Aqueduct Marina’s live music evening. Around 60 moorers and caravan site visitors enjoyed an evening of music provided by acoustic duo Alan and Cathy while the audience relaxed with a drink at the Church Minshull marina.

    The event proved to be such a success that more social events are planned with the next being a curry and quiz night. Anyone interested in attending are asked to keep an eye on Aqueduct Marina’s social media pages. Links can be found on www.aqueductmarina.co.uk

    Aqueduct Marina Newsletter – August 2023

    We are delighted to share with you, our brand-new video newsletter!

    Our newsletter is here to provide you with all the latest information at the marina and give you a glimpse of life behind the scenes here, get to know our staff, and have a giggle along the way!

    If there is anything in particular you would like to see featured in our newsletter, please email marketing@aqueductmarina.co.uk

    Click on the link below to view our August 2023 Newsletter.

    Aqueduct Marina’s Boating Event hailed a success!

    Visitors, exhibitors and organisers agreed that despite the somewhat blustery conditions, this year’s Aqueduct Marina Boating Event was a great success. The aim was to provide an event that was a ‘boat show for boaters’, and as a result, around 500 visitors took the opportunity to visit the marina, speak to staff and visit 19 trade stands.

    In addition, over 200 people attended the evening’s entertainment, much of which was provided by Elvis tribute Paul Larcombe and singer Josh Whittall.

    Both exhibitors and marina staff commented on the levels of interest shown by visitors, the majority of whom were genuinely interested in discussing their boats and their boating experiences.

    Robert Parton, Aqueduct Marina’s MD, said, “I am very grateful to the exhibitors who supported us and had a stand at the show, some of whom stayed until late and enjoyed the lively Elvis night as well. Also, well done, Hannah (Aqueduct Marketing), who successfully managed to target the right people and get boaters and aspiring boaters here. I spent most of the day by our brokerage boats and had plenty of excellent conversations with existing and soon-to-be boat owners.”

    Kevin Peart, MD of Aegina added, ”It was good to meet you and your team, we enjoyed the day and had many interesting conversations about solving water supply and making safe drinking water for the canal boat community. We will be back next year”.

    Anyone interested in visiting or exhibiting at next year’s event should keep an eye on the Aqueduct Marina website and social media channels where the next Boating Event, expected to take place in July, will be publicised. Visit www.aqueductmarina.co.uk

    TYHA Marina of The Year Awards

    TYHA MARINA OF THE YEAR AWARDS

    Less than a month to go until the vote closes!

    We’re so proud of our team and all the hard work they’ve put into making our marina the best it can be.

    If you love our marina as much as we do, please would you take a moment to vote for us!

    All you have to do is click on the link below and type our name in the box. You can even give a special mention to a member of staff who may have gone the extra mile for you.

    Every vote counts and we truly appreciate all of your support.

    Thank you in advance!

    Click here to give your vote!

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