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Aspley Wharf Marina was taken over by the current owners in 2011; two Maritime and Coastguard Agency certified Chief Engineers moved from working on Super Yachts to owning a canal boat marina. The business is family based, wanting to offer moorings and engineering services to a high standard and with integrity.
Jon and Gareth are experienced in the operation, installation and repair of all marine systems, this includes domestic electrical and plumbing systems. See our Boat Services page for more information. Alan is the Marina manager; with excellent boating knowledge and first hand experience of life aboard, he is excellent at keeping the marina running smoothly.
For more information on mooring your boat at the marina, or any engineering requirements for boats or mobile business power systems, get in touch via the Contact Us form or call 01484 514123.
"Gareth and Jon are marine engineers who work to the highest standard. This I know because they have done excellent work on my boat". - Robert Booth
Aspley Wharf Marina
St. Andrew's Road
History of the Canals
Reopened with great fanfare after 50 years, the rebirth of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal confounded doubters to become the outstanding success of the canal restoration movement. The campaign to restore the Huddersfield Narrow Canal took off in 1974 with the formation of the Huddersfield Canal Society. Dubbed the 'impossible restoration', there was initially little support for the scheme. Over the years, however, the Society won over the skeptics and the impossible was achieved with the canal's re-opening. The restored canal and Standedge Tunnel were officially declared open by His Royal Highness Prince Charles on 3rd September 2001.
The Huddersfield Narrow Canal runs for 20 miles between Huddersfield in West Yorkshire and Ashton under Lyne in Greater Manchester. The summit of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal is also the highest navigable waterway in Britain. The Huddersfield Narrow Canal boasts Britain's longest canal tunnel (Standedge Tunnel), superb Pennine scenery, and charming canal side towns. A journey along the 20-mile canal reveals a waterway of startling contrasts. Stretches of tranquil, well-wooded countryside give way to dramatic mills and historic industry - a reminder of the days when it was the shortest way of carrying goods and people between Lancashire and Yorkshire.