Farewell Oban Marina (Kerrera)?

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Farewell Oban Marina (Kerrera)?

Postby cpedw » Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:41 am

I just heard an unsubstantiated rumour that Oban Marina on Kerrera has been sold to a fish farm operation. The source thinks that marina operations will stop but no idea how soon.

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Re: Farewell Oban Marina (Kerrera)?

Postby claymore » Sat Jul 30, 2016 12:54 pm

perhaps we should all buy trawlers then we could still land there....?
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Re: Farewell Oban Marina (Kerrera)?

Postby Nick » Sun Jul 31, 2016 2:48 pm

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Re: Farewell Oban Marina (Kerrera)?

Postby stevepick » Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:14 pm

That is very sad news if its true. That part of the world is starting to state quite clearly that it isn't interested in boating tourism.

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Re: Farewell Oban Marina (Kerrera)?

Postby pagoda » Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:18 pm

stevepick wrote:That is very sad news if its true. That part of the world is starting to state quite clearly that it isn't interested in boating tourism.


Sad indeed .. the turnover in boats is too slow - not enough time to empty our pockets!

Deliver people by the busload only please is the message ?

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Re: Farewell Oban Marina (Kerrera)?

Postby mm5aho » Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:05 pm

http://www.struttandparker.com/properti ... rgyll-pa34

A closing date set for 4th August at 12 noon.

Time yet for your bid?

But if you wanted a bit more privacy, then how about this "marina"?
http://www.struttandparker.com/properti ... rgyll-pa34
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Re: Farewell Oban Marina (Kerrera)?

Postby cpedw » Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:04 pm

So someone has probably made an offer, not necessarily taking it out of the marina business. I don't know my informant; just a casual conversation with a stranger. i know, mother did warn me...

If only i could afford anything that Strutt & Parker are selling.

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Re: Farewell Oban Marina (Kerrera)?

Postby pagoda » Sun Aug 07, 2016 7:30 pm

mm5aho wrote:http://www.struttandparker.com/properties/oban-marina-isle-of-kerrera-oban-argyll-pa34

A closing date set for 4th August at 12 noon.

Time yet for your bid?

But if you wanted a bit more privacy, then how about this "marina"?
http://www.struttandparker.com/properti ... rgyll-pa34


If you want a business to run, fine. Not quite so handy as a private house? Anyway, Kilmelford run an effective bigger business on the other side of the loch!

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Re: Farewell Oban Marina (Kerrera)?

Postby cpedw » Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:00 pm

mm5aho wrote:A closing date set for 4th August at 12 noon.

Has anyone heard if a deal has been struck? And if so, who is the buyer?
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Re: Farewell Oban Marina (Kerrera)?

Postby stevepick » Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:12 pm

So its not sold. Story on the marina website news section. Looks like it will go on to 2018 before a sale is considered again, improved ferry service and some improvements in water supply promised. Good to see the excellent staff keep their jobs.


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