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The Wasing Whale makes a splash at Frouds Bridge Marina





Frouds Bridge Marina, near Aldermaston, has launched its brand new floating dry dock.

The new out-of-water facility will provide the local and visiting boating community maintenance and repair services including blacking, anode replacements and rudder and skeg works.

Dry Dock at Frouds Bridge Marina. Credit: @Wasing1759
Dry Dock at Frouds Bridge Marina. Credit: @Wasing1759

It has been affectionately dubbed the ‘Wasing Whale’ by Frouds Bridge berth holders in homage to the marina’s owner, Wasing Estate.

Marina manager, Matt Stroud, said: “We’re delighted the new dry dock is now afloat and have received enormously positive feedback from our customers.

Dry Dock at Frouds Bridge Marina. Credit: @Wasing1759
Dry Dock at Frouds Bridge Marina. Credit: @Wasing1759

“Due to its size, craning the dry dock into the water was a nerve-wracking moment.

“But it all went swimmingly and we’re so pleased to see so many boats coming in in need of works and leaving looking and running beautifully.”

Frouds Bridge Marina. Credit: @Wasing1759
Frouds Bridge Marina. Credit: @Wasing1759

The customised floating dry dock was welded and installed by a Berkshire-based team using 32 tonnes of steel, 12 miles of weld and more than 100 litres of paint.

Frouds Bridge Marina Paint Tent. Credit: @Wasing1759
Frouds Bridge Marina Paint Tent. Credit: @Wasing1759

In addition to the dry dock, a new paint tent has been installed, offering berth holders another convenient and quality service.

Please email marina@wasing.co.uk or call 0118 971 4508 to find out more about the services provided or to book your boat in.



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