Meet Phil & Pam Bleakley and their team of staff – Phil and his family took over York Marina (formally known as Naburn Marina) in late 2006. Phil has had a life long love of boats and after selling his previous business in 2004 the opportunity arose to buy the marina. The marina was very run down and out dated at the time with the infrastructure and buildings in need of urgent repair and modernisation.
Since taking over, a great deal of investment and hard work has gone into the marina to make it what it is today. The marina is very much a family business with wife Pam, son Richard & his wife Nia and daughter Joanna all involved on a day to day basis.
York Marina now has some great facilities including over 300 moorings, boat sales & brokerage, chandlery and waterfront cafe, boat hire and caravan site. There are further plans to develop the marina to make sure it continues to be one of the greatest inland marinas in the North.
Here are a few friendly faces you are likely to see at the Marina…