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- Deck Hand
- Posts: 84
- Joined: September 21st, 2014, 9:55 am
- Vessel Info: 'After Taxes'
2004 Carver Mariner 360
Lake Simcoe & Georgian Bay,
- Location: Lake Simcoe Marina
- Has thanked: 6 times
- Been thanked: 17 times
A familiar face to many in the boating community, Mr. Brian Berriault, previously of Midland's Bay Port Marina, has joined the Pride Group at the Lagoon City location. I watched Brian giving personal direction to a crewmember, and careful attention, as the travel lift launched a large vessel. Obviously, Brian is a pro.
If one can imagine taking over a previous marina operation [Crates of Keswick], where it has been locked up for the past five or six month, attempting to learn the location, clients, get the machinery working, the travel-lift which needed upgrading, etc., it would not be an easy task. That said, many fellow boaters I spoke with in my visit there this past weekend, had favourable comments on the new operator.
(The court appointed Receiver for bankrupt Crates Keswick, had control of the property until April 30th. Crates never owned Lagoon City Marina; they had a ten year lease from the property owner, a Toronto investment firm.)
I emphasize it was Crates Keswick that went into receivership; not to be confused with Crates Lake Country Boats Orillia, who was not affiliated with the Keswick business.
MerCruiser MX 6.2
Lake Simcoe, Ontario
- CYO Supporter
- Posts: 3991
- Joined: July 10th, 2015, 9:58 pm
- Vessel Info: 1989 Carver 3807
- Location: Ontario, Canada
- Has thanked: 246 times
- Been thanked: 977 times
We are now finding out just how bad a shape things were left in when Crates parted ways. Everything from no water at slips due to frozen lines, to cracked blocks from lack of winterizing. What a mess. Pride has their hands full! I wish them luck, it’s a nice marina and destination.
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