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Dock Ariving
Dock Arriving

Cropredy Marina’s new floating dry dock was swung into place without a hitch thanks to the excellent planning and efforts of the Marina staff and Barry Tuckey and his team. The dock weighing 14tons and measuring 75 feet is now safely installed in the small basin at Cropredy and ready to receive its first customers.

A dry dock is a narrow basin that can be flooded to allow a boat to be floated in, and then drained to allow that boat to come to rest on a dry platform ready for maintainace and repair. The dock at Cropredy will be able to accommodate narrowboats up to 72 feet in length and will be operated by an experienced independent contractor, who will be announced shortly. More images of the spectacular arrival of the floating dry dock at Cropredy Marina and being lifted into place can be found at

Tim Langer, said: “Its delivery was quite a sight to see, and all credit is due to Barry Tuckey and his team for getting it through the gate, up the drive, and craned into the basin without the slightest scratch. Based on our experience at Crick Marina, we expect bookings to be heavy. If you’d like to book a time slot for your boat to be docked, please call the Marina as soon as possible.”

Being lowered into place
Being lowered into place

Cropredy Marina is an off-line marina, with first class facilities and excellent customer service, situated on the southern Oxford Canal, five miles from Banbury. Its central location for cruising, quiet rural setting and the fact that the attractive village of Cropredy and its facilities are just a short walk away makes it a great choice for customers and explains why it is just about full after only being open for just over a year!

For more information on the marina, to reserve a berth or book a time slot in the floating dry dock please contact the Marina team on 01295 758911, email or visit