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Aquavista: Investment to support development

Private equity-backed carve out creates UK’s leading independent inland marina operator.

Sector
  • Travel & leisure

Aquavista is the largest operator of inland marinas in the UK.

Deal type
  • Management buyout

Aquavista is the largest operator of inland marinas in the UK, with 18 marinas across the UK and more than 2,500 boat moorings across its sites.

Its locations offer a wide range of services including residential and leisure moorings, chandlery, maintenance and repair works.

In December 2018 LDC invested in the business to support the development of the existing marina estate, to continue to improve the customer experience, broaden leisure services and add new locations.

We have always operated as a commercial entity and have strived to deliver the best possible experience to our customers who visit and reside in our marinas. In LDC we have found a partner that is willing to invest in the management team and site network which will benefit from new and improved facilities to the benefit of our growing customer base.”
Jeff Whyatt, CEO
Aquavista