New Staff Member Announcement

General Manager

Trinity Marinas are delighted to welcome Graham Martin, who will be joining the team as our General Manager on 3rd March.  Graham has had a career as an International Sales Director for many years, with his last role being with Unipart Marine. Graham and his wife Lorraine have been keen narrowboaters for over 20 years, giving Graham a solid knowledge of the inland waterways.

 

Marina Administrator

We are also delighted to introduce Valerie Masters, who has been in the role of Marina Administrator since January, and has settled in brilliantly. Val brings wonderful office and Administration experience, along with a positive, friendly attitude that fits perfectly into our Marina environment. 

Here’s Val with Trinity Marinas mascot, Mi Duck!

val and miduck

Ashby Canal Towpath Closure Notice

The Ashby Canal Towpath will be closed 13th January 2014 (6am) until 28th February 2014 (6pm)

Market Bosworth Marina between Bridge 43, Bosworth Wharf Bridge and Bridge 43, Kings Bridge. 

Following extensive ground investigations carried out by the contractors they have amended their proposed method of working, which means the closure of the navigation will no longer be required.

However, the towpath closure will still be required for the construction of a new foot bridge and final connection of the marina to the canal.

The towpath will be closed between Bridge 42, Bosworth Wharf Bridge and Bridge 43, Kings Bridge.

The visitor mooring above the winding hole will remain open, however there will be no pedestrian access from Bridge 42 to the moorings.

To facilitate the construction of the new entrance, the water points to the North of Bridge 42 will have to be closed for the duration of this stoppage notice.

Alternative water point are available at Snarestone and Sutton Cheney Wharf.

The Canal & River Trust apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

New Trinity Marinas Wind Turbines

Trinity Marinas present the LE-300 Wind Turbine, fit for use on Canal Boats as well as on yachts and on shore!

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Price: £729.99

To buy, follow link:  Click Here

 

 

What does the turbine include?

 

Specs:

Rotor Diameter: 1 metre
Rotor Type: 3-Blade Upwind
Blade Material: Glass Reinforced Nylon
Rated Output: 300 watts
Cut-Inpeed: 3m/s (6.7mph)
Weight: 6kg
Generator Type: 3-Phase Brushless NIB rotor PMA
Output Voltage: 12v or 24v
Lifetime: 20 years
Warranty: 2 years

 

 Turbine Diagram Lower Quality

 

Price breakdown: 

  •  LE-300 Turbine (12v or 24v) – £399.99
  • DL – 300 Charge Controller (12v or 24v) – £99.99
  • Run/Stop Switch c/w Enclosure – £49.99
  • NOA 50mm Marine Mount Kit – Doesn’t include Pole and Wires – £199.99
  • FULL KIT as above ^ – £729.99

 

 

Some examples of Turbine Usage:

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Halloween Competition

October starts tomorrow, so in the spirit of Halloween, we are running a Pumpkin Carving Competition.

We will be accepting entries from now until November 1st, as we know some of you will be having parties and preparing in advance for the 31st!

Send your photographs to cheri@trinitymarinas.co.uk, or via post to; Trinity Marinas, Wharf Farm, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE100NF.

Please specify that it’s for the Halloween Competition, and whether it’s a children’s entry or an adults entry.

Please don’t forget to include some details so that we can notify you if you win! 

We look forward to seeing your photos, and have a Happy Halloween!

Halloween Poster

Trinity Marinas “On The Water” Event – August 10th 2013

Trinity Marinas “On The Water” Event

Trinity Marinas, Powertrain Projects, Brewers Fayre and Premier Inn are delighted to present a summer On The Water event at one of the UK’s most central and beautiful inland waterway marinas – Trinity Marinas in Hinckley (www.trinitymarinas.co.uk).

The event, which will kindly be hosted by Trinity Marinas, Powertrain Projects, Hinckley Brewers Fayre and Hinckley Premier Inn, will be taking place on Saturday 10th August from 10am to 4pm.

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On The Water events and features will include; Narrowboat steering tutorials, Canoeing and Kayaking, as well as model boat displays. The automotive aspects of the event will include a GT Racer and Caterhams on display, as well as members of some of the UK’s best Lotus and MG Rover clubs. There will also be a fairground that will have rides for children, face painters and craft sessions, tombola and raffle, cakes and home made foods, gifts and trinkets made by local businesses and entrepreneurs, a circus, pony rides, a bouncy castle, reading sessions and much more whilst the on-site Brewers Fayre pub will be serving up a BBQ and other selections of pub food and drinks throughout the day.

In addition to all of the wonderful events we have happening on the day, there will also be a wide selection of kindly donated prizes in the raffle at the end of the day. Some of the prizes include:

  • Ride On Toy – Donated by Farol
  • Meal For 2 at Brewers Fayre “The Marina” plus a 1 night stay at Premier Inn Hinckley
  • 8 Home Tickets for Hinckley United Football Club
  • Polo Lesson for 2 at Leadenham Polo Club
  • £20 voucher for Hinckley’s Voted Best Restaurant – “The Simla”
  • Essentials Beauty Voucher

This raffle is in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital and Ashby Canal Association, and we will be accepting donations throughout the day also.

august 10th eventTrinity Site Map

Buying a Narrowboat

Welcome to Trinity Marinas Narrow Boat Sales

The friendly team at Trinity will help you with all aspects of your boat buying process. They specialise in helping first time buyers, from deciding which is the right boat for you to advice on insurance, licensing, finance, moorings and costs etc.
used boat sales
So whether you want a weekend and holiday boat or a live aboard, whether you’re single, a couple or a family Trinity are here to help and guide you. You may however be an experienced boater who would like a different boat. Every one is welcome!

Buying your first boat?

Trinity Marinas have written a short guide for first time buyers.

What are the advantages?

Learn about the advantages of boat ownership

Have you got a boat to sell?

Trinity Marina can help you to sell it, contact us for more details.

New Narrow boats for sale

Go to bespoke fitouts and sailways for all your options.

Used boat sales

See the pictures on the right for our featured boats of the week, click on the pictures for more details, or see our entire range of used boats for sale.

Finance

Our experienced sales team can guide you through and help you complete the necessary paperwork.

Viewing Appointments

Should you wish to view a boat, we strongly advise that you make an appointment with our sales team on 01455 618555 to enable us to meet your exact requirements.

What a summer!

Hi Guys!

So Summer may have been a bit of a wash out weatherwise, but it’s been a wonderfully inspirational couple of months for Britain,  with amazing performances in the Olympics, and currently in the Paralympics.
The Canal and River Trust have been involved to show it’s support. Currently, stunning narrowboat “Diana,” owned by The Bruce Trust, which offers holiday accomodation for disabled people on the Kent and Avon canal, is moored on Regent’s canal in Victoria Park, providing places to stay for disabled visitors to the Paralympic games. The turnout has been the best yet for the games, and we wish the very best to our amazing athletes!
If the glorious patriotic vibes of the Summer haven’t swept you away yet, why not try some best British Beer to warm your cockles as we trundle along into Autumn.. Just down the road this month, from 13th to 15th September, Hinckley is home to it’s 5th Annual CAMRA Beer festival, with lots of tasty local tipple to try. There’s live music and great times to be had!

What a Summer!

Hi Guys!

So Summer may have been a bit of a wash out weatherwise, but it’s been a wonderfully inspirational couple of months for Britain, with amazing performances in the Olympics, and currently in the Paralympics.
The Canal and River Trust have been involved to show it’s support. Currently, stunning narrowboat “Diana,” owned by The Bruce Trust, which offers holiday accomodation for disabled people on the Kent and Avon canal, is moored on Regent’s canal in Victoria Park, providing places to stay for disabled visitors to the Paralympic games. The turnout has been the best yet for the games, and we wish the very best to our amazing athletes!
If the glorious patriotic vibes of the Summer haven’t swept you away yet, why not try some best British Beer to warm your cockles as we trundle along into Autumn.. Just down the road this month, from 13th to 15th September, Hinckley is home to it’s 5th Annual CAMRA Beer festival, with lots of tasty local tipple to try. There’s live music and great times to be had!
For more info check out
http://www.hinckleyandbosworthcamra.org.uk/H&BBeerFestivals/2012/Hinckley2012.html

The Canal & River Trust

Weʼll itʼs been a pretty hectic few weeks, crazy storms, blazing sunshine, cool beer and totally unpredictable football, all topped off with a Royally cracking rendition of God Save the Queen. Donʼt know about you but weʼre knackered.

..And what better way to relax than in the knowledge that our stunning waterways are to be looked after by a shiny new charity, The Canal & River Trust.. (Weʼre exited.)

Sponsored by corporate partners: Google Maps, The Co-Operative Bank, and the Postcode Lottery, the Canal & River Trust is aiming to give the public a greater say in how our canals are looked after.

If you fancy you can even apply to become a member of one of the 13 National Waterways Partnerships by visiting  Waterways website

….If, on the other hand, you fancy a nice relaxing nap, we donʼt blame you, itʼs well earned.

Summer update

Well, there’s a rumour that summer has started, some one please inform the weather
for me please? Looks like being another year of changeable weather, didn’t someone
mention global warming would take over and we would have Mediterranean
summers, im no Judith Charmers but this hasn’t happened so far, well we can but
hope for better ahead.

On a positive note brokerage sales are continuing to grow, seems to be more people
looking and actually buying than in 2010, long may this continue.

Well we are busy planning for The Shackerstone Festival, which is on over the
weekend or 3-4th September. This is a fantastic family day out and not to be missed

CLICK HERE FOR INFO

Best get back to the grindstone always plenty of things happening on the marina,
which is why I love my job so much, no two days are the same.

Lee Chiswell

Operations Director

Roll on summer!

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Fingers crossed we’ve finally seen the last of the cold weather , another shocking winter over …….
bring on the spring! It’s nice to see some movement at last both in our Marina and out and about on
the waterways after the big freeze!

With the advent of spring of course brings this years shows, we are exhibiting this year at
Birminghams ‘National Boat, Caravan and Outdoor Show’. We will be there all week from 22nd-
27th February , so if you’re planning a visit, drop by and say ‘Hello’, we will be on stand 1211, and of
course following this is the annual Crick event, where we shall be in the same fab spot as last year,
stand Q36. This year though ,hoping for slightly less wind, I was more than slightly concerned on
one occasion that we might lose the roof as well as most of our balloons and the flag, which nearly
decapited a passer by!

We’ve had a great few months on our boat brokerage (despite the artic conditions) . We are now
looking for more boats, so if you, or anyone you know, is thinking about selling, or even buying come
to that, just pop in to the office or give us a call and we will give you all the information you might
need.

Roll on summer………..

Hannah

Still Icy Weather !

As everyone in the country knows, the spell of freezing weather continues and everyone is getting a bit fed up with it.

There was a solitary swan sitting on the ice on the canal yesterday preening itself.  It was there all afternoon and well into the evening.  We were a bit concerned that it may have got frozen to the ice so we took some duck pellets, bread and a boat pole and managed with throwing food and bashing the ice with the pole to get it moving. It didnt look very happy and we wondered where its mate had got to as it was unusual for them not to be together.  Paul took the dogs out around 10.45pm and the swan flew off as they went by.  We havent seen it since, so hope it’s alright and will keep you posted if it comes back soon.

All the ducks are starving, we bought 3 sacks of duck pellets the other day and have already gone through one sack.  They come through the bushes in a line and huddle together with their necks craning upwards a bit like rugby players waiting for the ball to be thrown in. As soon as the pellets hit the ground it’s a free for all to get at the food and the noise from excited quacking is quite loud.  We have been hand feeding some of them, as being hungry has made them lose their fear of us, even Mr White (the only pure white duck) has taken food from us.  As soon as there is no more food left they all retreat back through the bushes to the marina side.  We counted over 80 the other day !

The trees and bushes are covered in a beautiful frost which makes it feel more Christmassy and it’s on my list of  ‘things to do’ to take some photos which will be posted on here at a future date.

Pam

Icy Weather (12 Dec 2010)

We’ve not been able to move our boats for quite a while now due to the icy weather.  The ice on the canal has been at least 5″ thick in places.  This has been causing a few problems on the water supply and sanitary waste front, as points for both have been frozen solid and boats with pump out toilets cant move them to the pump out point.  Boaters are ever resourceful in adverse conditions and have been helping each other out by linking hoses from the laundry room tap and filling all the boats on the pontoons.

To get water to the linear moorings on the canal side, we threw linked hoses across the marina from the end of one of the pontoons, through the bushes and along the towpath.  I had bought a couple of collapsable water containers, which only hold 15Ltr each so was very grateful for the hoses, as it would have taken quite a long time to fill my 150Ltr tank.

The shop is doing a roaring (excuse pun) trade in coal and gas.  Most visitors to the shop are well wrapped up to the hilt to keep warm, fashion goes out of the window in times like these.

We’ve just had a couple of days of warmer weather and the canal and marina have been thawing, but when leaning out of the side hatch on my boat yesterday evening, there was a very strange noise, rather like the crackle & pop of a well known breakfast cereal, it was the canal freezing over again.  What was also strange during the slight thaw was the movement of the boat when walking about, something not experienced for a while.

Today is lovely and sunny this morning and the model boaters, who are a very hardy bunch, are again out in force, not with their usual assortment of boats but with a couple of hovercraft, for obvious reasons.  Luckily none have sunk, as I can’t imagine anyone volunteering to jump in and rescue a frozen craft !

Pam

Support the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland air ambulance


A calendar has been release to help raise money for the air ambulance.

It is only £5.99 and features Lee from Trinity Marinas!

Linda Cleaver is trying to raise £6000 for the air ambulance and has had 1000 calendars printed which are selling for only £5.99!
Of course here at the marina we are selling some on behalf of Linda and we vow to donate £50 extra to the cause once we have sold them all.

For a copy of the feature in the newspaper click here

Some other places selling the calendar are Meirdian Healthcare on Station Road, Hinckley; Premier shop in Tilton Road, Burbage; KLims Crafts on Coventry Road, Hinckley and Cobs 4 U on Derby Road, Hinckley.

For more information call Linda on Hinckley 446059, 07539957348 or drop her an email at linda-cleaver@hotmail.co.uk

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