Ballinamore Marina goes on the market

Ballinamore Marina Comples is for sale
Ballinamore’s large Marina Complex on the Carrick-on-Shannon Road is on the market for €295,000.

Ballinamore’s large Marina Complex on the Carrick-on-Shannon Road is on the market for €295,000.

The purpose built, state of the art marina with extensive foreshore onto the Shannon- Erne Waterway system has a purpose built wheelchair accessible reception/administration block with meeting room, canteen and shower facilities.

It also has boat/workshop shed building with gantries and roller doors to front and rear.

This building accommodates four sling gantries with 3.5 tonne capacity each (14 tonne) and has internal canal for boat access as well as an office and canteen.

There is also a pump house/plant room with store.

The site includes quality floating pontoons capable of accommodating up to 30 boats.

According to Liam Farrell from auctioneers DNG Farrell “This sale offers a great opportunity to acquire a top class, impeccably maintained asset with potential to further develop its resources and income streams.”

The marina is strategically located between Lough Erne and Shannon System with an abundance of beautiful loughs close by including Garadice, St Johns, Lough Scur.

The site has extensive car parking and mature landscaping.

The scenic, easy access and close to town location could provide a good investment or opportunity for a tourism business.

Locaboat had been hiring boats from the facility, but it closed and relocated to Athlone late last year.

Locaboat had approx 12 cruisers in the marina and it’s closure was called a “serious blow to the town” in terms of revenue and tourism.

There has been an obvious downturn in the number of cruisers passing through and stopping in the town since the closure of the facility.

Efforts had been made by Leitrim County Council in conjunction with Waterways Ireland and Ballinamore Development Company to attract another cruise company, but the sale of the large complex now reveals there were no interested cruise liners in the location.

The marina is located opposite the school buildings on the approach into Ballinamore from Carrick-on-Shannon.