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My sources tell me that Moores will soon be no more, that the boats will be taken over by Barnes Brinkcraft, JPC will relocate to their premises at Lowestoft and the yard will revert to private moorings.

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thats why i posted it in Members Only ;):naughty:

Your sources again Brian?

Not a journalist in previous life were you :naughty:

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This has been talked about around BB for a few weeks but was not public knowledge.The boats will be taken over by BB and they have also bought some of the land I believe .Some of the private boats will be moving moorings but we are staying where we are!

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I'm disappointed to here of this, because Barnes Brinkcraft do seem to do little incredibly well. In my opinion they are a very average fleet at very high prices (compared to other Hoseasons fleets) and that's a disappointining combination. so I'm sorry to see a fleet with a generally good reputation being bought by them, though our experience of them in 2007 made me decide not to give them my money again, a shame as they were very good when we used them in 2005 (sister operation GoBoating).

At the same time I'm quite pleased if Moores are finishing that the fleet isn't just being sold into private hands as has happened so frequently over the last 5-10 years as fleets have closed.

I wonder how the prices for the same Moores craft will be next year, as BB always seem pricey when you do a comparison.

It will also be unusual to see the cream boats not being from Moores, but I guess times change, they don't appear to have been booking very well for some time compared to many other yardsa of similar size (Summercraft, Royalls etc), maybe they've not moved forward well enough in comparison to how these two yards have.

Anyway, enough of my ramblings.... cheersbar

Dan

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Dan mate nice too see you here again :trophy:wave

it all comes down to money and profit if they got a big enough offer than when they started or a little over then it would be tempting to take.

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It does seem odd Dan. I guess Barnes have mainly been adding additional boats cheaply of late, and buying another yard's fleet has to be a fairly cost effective way of adding a load of reasonable quality boats. I've always quite liked Moores' boats, and I think I must be one of the few people that like their unusual choice of gelcoat colour! I just wish Barnes would put the same amount of effort into fixing their problems that they currently put into denying they have any problems.

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Does anybody know what has happened to GoBoating? We are booked with them in the Summer and having heard the bad reviews on Barnes we wanted to give them a wide berth!

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That would explain why neither Blakes or Hoseasons logos have been put on the Moores craft which the previous report of them not changing hands until the end of the season didn't

Dan

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Have noticed over the past week that most of the Moores Hire craft now have the Barns Brinkcraft logo on them, as well as Moores, does this mean they will still be trading under the moores name?

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maybe the Moore's boat have gone in partnership with Bbc to get some more customers like a 50/50 partnership?

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Barnes Brinkcraft have bought Moores, but as all the advertising/brochures and bookings have been running as Moores they now appear on Hoseasons as Moores, Operated by Barnes Brinkcraft. I think that the (Moores) name must disappear at the end of the season as my understanding is the name is not a part of the sale, though I could be wrong.

I will be interested to see whether all the Go Boating & Moores Boats are being sold at the end of the season or if some will be renamed and marked under the Barnes Brinkcraft name for next year.

I'd be quite sad to see another fair number of hireboats get 'lost' from the todays hire choice.

Dan

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