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Busy times at Ipswich Marina as leisure boaters return to the water

Busy times at Ipswich Marina as leisure boaters return to the water

Associated British Ports has seen strong growth in the number of leisure boats using its Ipswich Marina and the outlook is buoyant for 2022. Leisure craft use at ABP’s Ipswich Marina was up 42 per cent last year and has continued rising.

Roger Goldsmith, ABP’s new marina manager for East Anglia, said: “We are seeing that people are really enjoying being back on the water and after coming out of lockdown, there has been a keen uptake in boating activities. People want to take advantage of Britain’s wonderful coastline and are revaluating their free time. The marina here at Ipswich is so central, it allows town dwellers immediate access to the water and the well-being benefits of leisure crafting.” ABP’s Ipswich Marina has also seen an increase in the number of boats it berths and new berthing enquiries as boat sales have increased across the UK. Lock traffic at Ipwich in January was up by 231 per cent on the month last year, much of it due to leisure crafts.

Neil Genn-Bromley, general manager at Burton Waters Boat Sales said: “The boat sales market has seen a sharp rise in demand throughout 2021 and it is showing signs it will grow further during 2022. We are finding boat sales incredibly active with many selling before even hitting the market.”

Last Updated ( Thursday, 07 April 2022 11:57 )

 

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