Marina boats were an early boatbuilding company producing small GRP cruisers starting in 1959. The company was originally known as Hemming and Morris after the founders. Early production was at Edgbaston Birmingham and in 1960 moved to Bordesley Green in Birmingham.The companty changed there name to Marina boats in 1963 and by then had outgrown the existing site so in 1970 moved to a large 3 acre site at Tything Green Alcester in Warwickshire. where they stayed until they ceased trading in 1979. In their height of activity Marina were building 35 boats per week.
In the mid 70's Marina took over Bluefin Marine, a company that specialised in racing craft. A jumping Marlin logo from Bluefin was added by Marina boats. During the 70s the company took on building craft for Monark Crescent for a while before they sold out. The various models produced were 12ft 7 ins sports cruiser, 14ft Continental, 430 GTS, 15ft sports, 16GT,18ft and 19ft fisherman, 20ft cruiser, 22GT and 23ft super deluxe cruiser based on Senior 23 mouldings. Thanks to Alf Beharie for this information.
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