June 2015
Please see the latest updates to our wonderful menus in the Boathouse Brasserie and Cafe ... at our Brasserie page.
October 2014
Wow, how quickly time has passed since the last update, but we've been busy at the marina with some beautiful boats available on our brokerage - take a look by clicking on our Boat Sales page. We have also updated our information on the brasserie, which has a new exciting menu and a Friday night special, Fish and Chips menu. See more by clicking here.
May 2013
Spring's here and there are lots of boats on the move enjoying the peace and beauty of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. And at St Mary's we've got a number of lovely craft for sale in our brokerage, so you too can take to the waterways. Please contact the office for a no-commitment viewing of any boat which we have for sale.
February 2013
Sorry that it's been so long since the last news update, but here at St Mary's we're still in the final clutches of winder, but it will soon be February half-term and boaters are thinking about cleaning down those boats and perhaps having a gentle run out for a day or two. If you're thinking abouta spring clean for your boat, don't forget that we're Craftmaster Paints stockists, so tidy up that paintwork with the best paint that's available ... call into the marina office for more details.
June 2011
How the time slips by! The summer's crept up on us after the long, hard winter which brought many of the country's waterways to a standstill with thick ice for many weeks. Here at St Mary's Marina we're now in full summer bloom, and if you fancy a stroll out then come and enjoy this lovely part of Lancashire and enjoy a bite to eat at our wonderful brasserie ... click here for further information.
January 2011
Sorry that it's been so long since we've posted a news update on the site, but quite a lot has happened in the intervening months as the marina - and the rest of the country - has been gripped by a freezing cold winter. We believe that we've coped quite well here in Rufford, despite the extremely cold temperatures, but it's been a time for only the very hardiest of boaters! Ah well, Spring is just around the corner, and if you are looking ahead to a boating summer for the first time we might be able to help ... click here for further information.
September 2010
Well, it's been an eventful late summer and autumn with the closure of sections of the Leeds - Liverpool Canal due to water shortages. However, we see that British waterways has now re-opened the entire canal so boaters can enjoy plenty of autumn sailing. If you are looking for a boar, or if you wish to sell, we can help ... check out our brokerage ... click here for further information.
June 2010
It's been a wonderful spring season with lovely sunny weather, and the boaters within St Mary's Marina are busy readying their craft for their summer cruising. If you're interested in mooring at St Mary's, in a wonderful spot on the Rufford Arm of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal, then please get in touch with Mark in the marina office. And remember, we have a number of new craft for sale on our brokerage, and please click here for further information.
April 2010
Wow, how quickly we have shaken off the depths of winter, and spring has sprung, the days are getting longer and the canals are looking oh so inviting! The marina looks a picture in the Spring sunshine, and within our brokerage we've managed to secure some wonderful boats for sale, so if you're interested please click here.
November 2009
We are now heading into winter, and all around the marina the leaves are falling and the nights are closing in. But, you needn't be cold when you're snuggled up in your boat in front of a roaring fire! Please note that there is regular maintenance work ongoing on the Rufford Branch between 9 November 2009 to 18 December 2009, so please check the details on the stoppage by clicking here.
August 2009
We're now at the height of the cruising season and the local canals are busy with crews heading for the Lancaster Canal (via the Ribble Link) and also with those heading for the new Liverpool Canal Link. Our boat brokerage continues to go from strength the strength, so check our our current stock by clicking here.
June 2009
If you are looking to add that touch of originality to your boat, to make you the envy of the cut, why not take a look at our air-brushing service, at this link. Our very own Keith Pollitt has won many awards for the high class images he has produced with his air brushing technique - please enquire at the marina to find out more.
April 2009
What beautiful weather we had over the Easter period, and the marina is now looking a picture in Spring bloom. It's boating season, and we have many people interested in the St Mary's Brokerage service. If you have a boat to sell, or indeed if you are looking to buy, please contact St Mary's Marina for further information and guidance..
January 2009
Well, the weather's been really cold in the first part of the month, with the canals frozen with boats going nowhere! However, the thaw (and Spring!) will soon be here, and we have some new boats for sale in the St Mary's brokerage .... click on the Boat Sales link to see what's available ...
October 2008
Check out the wonderful range of ice creams from our very own Feisty Cow!, by clicking here ...
September 2008
It's not been a good summer weather-wise, however there has been plenty going on at St Mary's Marina, as we continue to update and improve the marina and its surroundings. There are some new boats for sale from our brokerage service, which goes from strength to strength, so check there to see what's available..
July 2008
Well, a good number of our moorers are now out on their hols, or are busy getting their boats ready for the off - what a wonderful time of year it is. Remember, we are a Craftmaster Paints stockist, one of the very few in this part of the country, so if you need paint or supplies for your boat, please be in touch..
May 2008
Hoorah! ... it's well and truly the boating season! We have a number of boats for sale which can be viewed by clicking on the button on the left to see what's available, or click here.
April 2008
Please see our further update of boats for sale ... please click on the button on the left to see what's available, or click here.
March 2008
We are now stockists of the Craftmaster paints, polish and other sundries. We have the full range of Craftmaster colours available. Please enquire at the office if you need any of these fabulous supplies, which are quite simply the best you can buy.
January 2008
We have added some new craft for sale in our "Boat Sales" section ... please click on the button on the left to see what's available, or click here.
December 2007
We take this opportunity to introduce ourselves, Mark and Jackie, as the new managers of the marina. Our contact details are shown in the 'contact us' page, and we look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to St Mary's marina.
October 2007
The newly branded "The Boathouse Brasserie" opens for business - please check back here soon for further details about our fabulous new venue.
September 2007
British Waterways has recently announced details of its winter stoppages programme, and some sections of the Rufford Branch will be closed for maintenance. For full details, please visit http://www.waterscape.com/boating/stoppages/tools
August 2007
The cafe is currently closed for refurbishment, but will re-open in the middle of October. We apologise to all of our customers for any inconvenience, and look forward to seeing you again in October.
July 2007
The website for St Mary's Marina is launched, with a new URL of http://www.stmarysmarina.co.uk, and with new information, pictures and boat sales information.
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