WIT Press

Marinas As Tourist Attractions

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MAR950061

Volume

9

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

1,004 kb

Author(s)

J.J.F. Elwin

Abstract

Marinas as tourist attractions J.J.F. Elwin School of Planning, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK Introduction The marina in Britain has proved to be a dynamic beast. Since its inception in the early 1950s as an adjunct to a boatyard, normally located in some quite and sheltered estuary, it has expanded and developed. Brief History of Marinas in Britain. The earliest marinas in Britain were developed in a piecemeal fashion by boatyards as a service to their customers. Most yachts were then moored in the comparative safety and shelter of bays and estuaries on swinging and in line moorings. These would often be owned or managed by a local boatyard. As time passed a limited number of pontoon berths were provided for the convenience of both the yard and the customers. The popularity of these gave rise to further expansion and areas were dug out and dredged to accommodate more berths. Marinas on the Hamble river are the classic example of this kind of development. By the

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