The new owners of Thorne’s Staniland Marina are set to re-open the doors of its clubhouse this weekend (Saturday 7th February).
The marina, on the Sainforth & Keadby Canal, faced an uncertain future early last year when the company running it went into liquidation – But as of January 2015 it has been taken over by new owners who are looking to breathe fresh life into the boatyard.
Situated off Lock Lane in Thorne, it will be the first time the ‘Yacht Club’ has been open since April last year.
The new management, who are leasing the site from the Canal & River Trust, are planning major refurbishment works and looking to re-vamp the boatyard in its entirety, bringing all the facilities back into use, including opening the bar & restaurant, as well as other facilities such as the dry docks and chandlery.
New owner Simon Taylor, who has successfully run Boroughbridge Marina on the River Ure in North Yorkshire for the last 10 years, said: “If you are a past customer or someone new, please come and join us on the 7th. We will have some great promotions and it will be a great way to come and have a chat with us to see what is going on!”
The Yacht Club opens it doors this Saturday at 7pm.