SailNet Community - View Single Post - Not one nice Marina from Trenton to Essington, Pa
View Single Post
post #52 of Old 03-07-2012
Senior Member
TakeFive's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Swarthmore, PA
Posts: 3,852
Thanks: 12
Thanked 102 Times in 91 Posts
Rep Power: 8
Re: Not one nice Marina from Trenton to Essington, Pa

Originally Posted by Yamsailor View Post
Well, based on this article, marinas on the Delaware River don't have a clue.

Marina challenge: Do more with less
I don't see how this article proves what you claim. It says to know your customers, because in this down economy nobody is going to pay for any more than they have to.

OTOH, most of the things that you've suggested on this thread would cost A LOT of money (especially dredging).

I look at it this way: In this economy, just staying in business takes quite a bit of business savvy, especially for someone in a business as discretionary as recreational boating. Calling the marina operators that have managed to stay in business "clueless" makes you look clueless.

I'd love to have a nice marina nearby, with green space, a restaurant, chandlery, etc. I'd be willing to pay somewhat more than I'm paying now for it (but I think I may be an exception). But I would not invest my own money in such a venture, because something tells me that the local market would not support it.

Rick S., Swarthmore, PA
USCG Certified Captain, 50 Ton Master and OUPV
ASA Certified 101/103/104/105/106

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2001 Catalina 34MkII Tall Rig Breakin' Away, Universal Diesel M35B, Mantus 35 lb. anchor, sailing out of Rock Hall Landing Marina
TakeFive is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome