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"M"
Sep-30-2009 @ 3:43 PM                           Permalink
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Hi everyone,
             I have just joined -it's a great site!
I was just wondering if you could help me out. I'm currently doing a business course and have based my project on the Norfolk Broads and its mooring facilities for boat owners (I am currently a boat owner myself)- if you could take a few minutes to answer a few questions and give your opinions I'd more than grateful! Many Thanks!

Q1: When choosing a Marina what is most important to you:
Good Security       Friendly Atmosphere      
Easy access         Low cost
Good Facilities     Other (please state)

Q2: What Improvements would you make to your Marina?

Q3: Do you think the broads has enough private moorings?

Q4: Do you think there is enough room for another Marina on the broads?

If you have any other opinions please feel free to add them.

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Hi, 'M' answers as below:-

Q1; When choosing a marina what is most important to you? -
Good Security
Good Facilities
Easy Access
Low cost
Friendly Atmosphere
Good Secure Car parking


Q2: What Improvements would you make to your Marina?
Tarmac the car park. clean and paint inside the shed


Q3: Do you think the broads has enough private moorings?
Probably about right for the current ratio of boat ownership

Q4: Do you think there is enough room for another Marina on the broads?
Well Grot Yarmouth is crying out for tidying up along the river so maybe somewhere along there?
The rivers in some areas NEED dredging and the overhanging trees cut back


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I'm with Griff on this one! Yes to all he says except our moorings do have tarmac'd carparking.
GROT Yarmouth really has a big need for a marina above the current Yacht Station. This could be a big earner for overnight moorings, being just off the main river and make for a much better overnight stop too as the flow of the river would not be so great although the tide would still be around 6-7ft difference.
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Nothing would induce me into mooring in a marina. But, hey, I don't like shopping malls either!!

That aside, I agree with the other two.

Jenny Morgan,
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Hi M and welcome, good question but how long is a piece of string, guess if you asked a dozen people you would get as many different answers,

Speaking personally my main criteria in no particular order is location, facilities and security with a friendly atmosphere coming a close fourth, as  for a new Marina proberbly yes in the more popular areas as these are already over subscribed but don`t know where you could site one, as for improvments there is always room but in my case this is a little bit politicaly sensative at the moment.

Good luck with whatever you are attempting to compile.

        Brian


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Hi there!

I reckon you might be a local entrepreneur conducting a bit of market research! lol. only joking.

To answer your questions, sort of:

Location is key to us. We have a view, which we think is priceless! Like JM, Marinas are not our choice for a permanent mooring but they work well for many people and provide welcome facilities/safety in numbers etc. And I do like to see a marina full of boats, though I can't quite explain why!

Next important thing is nearby parking, followed by water and hook up facilities (the latter being important for those of us who don't live locally and need the security of some back up heating during winterisation).

Wouldn't make any improvements to our current mooring spot, its a small cut, very private and well looked after each year.

I think there are probably about the right number of moorings on the system, but a bit of choice and competition is a good thing. And we often hear it said that you should secure a moooring before buying a boat so perhaps that's a good indicator that there are not many spare!

I'm sure there is room for more, and if it tidies up a less than attractive areas and/or brings some welcome support to a local area then it can't be a bad thing.

Anyway, just my thoughts on the matter, all the best with the project.

Karen

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Sep-30-2009 @ 10:51 PM                           Permalink
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My boat is moored on a Parish Staithe rather than in a marina as such. However, if you stretch a point and say that it is similar then I will try to answer.
1. Location is the key for me. No other facilities required.
2. My boat is already moored in a fantastic location. I would not change anything.
3. Yes, I think there are enough moorings.
4. In any market, there is always room for a new competitor. The usual marketing rules about being better on price, quality or innovation apply.

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Oct-01-2009 @ 7:36 PM                           Permalink
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Hi Everyone,
            Thanks for your input so far there are some interesting points to consider.
Karen-no i'm not a local entrepreneur, i wish i was and had the money to start something like that lol- would be a good investment i think!
I do agree that Yarmouth is in need of a Marina but Would anyone really risk leaving there boats in yarmouth?-i'm not sure i would.

Thanks again!
M

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Q1: When choosing a Marina what is most important to you:
Good Security      

Q2: What Improvements would you make to your Marina?
We are not in a marina, but have been on private moorings for several years. I'd like power,but otherwise am happy.

Q3: Do you think the broads has enough private moorings
Yes, the system can be overloaded.

Q4: Do you think there is enough room for another Marina on the broads?
no

If you have any other opinions please feel free to add them.

Pauline

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Oct-14-2009 @ 1:35 PM                           Permalink
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Hi,
   Thanks again to everyone who took the time to answer my questionnaire on mooring it has been a great help with my course.

After reading your feedback, it seems that a lot of you think Yarmouth is in need of a Marina/Overnight Moorings.

If you could answer a few more questions it would be a great help.

Q1: Do you think Great Yarmouth is also in need of a Chandlers?

Q2: If a Marina had a Chandlers onsite would that Persuade you to stay there?

Thanks again!

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