Crate Marine Blog

Crate’s Belleville – Marina Profile

October 4, 2018

Article By Andy Adams – Canadian Yachting Magazine Everything that’s old is new again…what was long ago the highly respected Morch Marine is now Crate Marine Belleville – same great location and service, but all new facilities and staff. This is the fifth operating year since Crate Marine Belleville opened in 2013 when it was just Ryan Crate and one…

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2018 Fall Special

August 12, 2018

Exclusive fall storage opportunity for seasonal boaters docked at another marina considering a move to a full service marina on the Bay Of Quinte. Crate Marine Belleville would like to make your change seamless and easy with our exclusive fall relocation special. Call today to arrange your slip and pay nothing for the balance of…

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April 14, 2018

An Inflatable paddle board is the only way to go for the boat, Paddling is about getting close to nature. The nature-inspired Duna 11.6 is a true tour lovers favourite. Live a travelers-life and cruise at fast pace through magnificent environments. Its popular for its maneuverability, speed and sporty vibe. Buy at Crate’s today for…

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How To Properly Maintain Your Boat Trailer

April 14, 2018

To ensure you are keeping your trailer safe we have assembled a basic guide. Every manufacturer uses different components and accessories on their trailers but often, the core fundamental maintenance is the same. It is common that boaters remember to perform proper safety procedures on their boat, often the boat trailer is forgotten. Below you will find…

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Professionally Restore your gel coat

April 11, 2018

To restore your boat cleaning, buffing, and polishing a boat is a lot of hard work. Often these results only last a fraction of the regular boating season on most occasions. Most boaters pay for this service every year. What if you could do it once and never have to think of it again? Crate…

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Spring Launch is upon us!

April 6, 2018

Things are heating up at Crates!! Spring launch is upon us and summer is fast approaching, we are ready for an early 2018. Our 2018 Spring Launch Request Form is ready for download, follow the link below to our all new downloads page. If you have trouble viewing or printing the .xls file, you can download…

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NEW FOR 2018 – PWC Docking Ports

February 22, 2018

KEEP YOUR PWC HULL SPOTLESS WITH YOUR OWN PWC DOCKING PORT We will be adding 4 new PWC Docking Ports to our protected harbor this spring. This will allow our customers that currently have PWC’s that keep it stored on a trailer or in the water to be kept in the docking port only seconds…

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Purchase early and save big!

February 5, 2018

Discover Parks Canada Historic canals and waterways Purchase early and save big! The early bird promotion is available now! Save 20% on the regular price of the 2018 Seasonal Lockage Permit. Want to save even more? Enjoy an additional 10% off the price of mooring with 20% off the price of lockage when you buy…

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4th Annual – HEARTY SOUP Contest 2018

January 24, 2018

Once again last year was a total success! With all the creative soups that we seen we have decided to have another soup cook off and everyone is welcome Saturday, February 24th from 11am – 3pm If you were one of the fortunate ones that made it out last year to our third annual cook-off you…

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2018 Toronto International Boat Show

January 10, 2018

January 12 to 21, 2018 Come visit us at booth #1774A to ask about our boat show slip special along with a draw for your chance to win a Water Proof Marine Wireless speaker! Saturdays (13 & 20)  10am to 7pm Sundays (14 & 21) 10am to 6pm Weekdays (15 – 19)  11am to 8pm…

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2017 Fall Haul Out Newsletter

September 14, 2017

2017 In Review Although it did not come without its challenges this was another year to remember… It  is our third full operating season and  our busiest to date, we rented more slips, accommodated more transients, serviced  & sold more boats and on track to storing more boats than ever before.  It was truly amazing to see…

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WEB CAM at Crate’s

June 24, 2017

Live View From Crate’s For a live view of our harbor follow the link below then follow the instructions to login for a live view from 2 different cameras. NOTE – To view on a mobile browser the app is required and you must carefully follow the below instructions. Chrome is the preferred Desktop Browser. DESKTOP…

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Celebrate with us! Canada’s 150th

June 23, 2017

  Join us for this special day We will be celebrating our countries 150th birthday July 1st starting at 4PM on the grass section on the east side of the marina. We will be serving beef on a bun, pulled pork, salads, cake and refreshments. Get one of the best seats in the house for…

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Boat Carpet Upgrade

April 15, 2017

With spring upon us and the launch schedule filling up now is the time to start thinking about getting those updates done that you have been thinking about all winter long. Something that has taken the market by storm the past couple of years is some luxury carpet products from Infinity. If your cockpit carpets…

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Seaweed Problems?? Not at Crates!

March 16, 2017

  NEW Seaweed Control System With the Seaweed problem on the Bay Of Quinte on the rise compared to years past we are being proactive! We are beyond excited to tell you that we have heavily invested to stop this problem before it gets worse. Our goal is to provide our boaters with the cleanest…

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You Can Now Order Your Free Lockage Permit For 2017 On Trent Severn Waterway

March 15, 2017

The free lockage permit for boaters is valid for the entire navigation season in 2017 and provides passage through Parks Canada’s historic canals like the Trent Severn. Launch your adventure as part of Canada’s 150 celebrations by clicking here for more info on getting the free lockage permit.

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Canada Turns 150

March 3, 2017

 Enjoy 1 night free on us.. We are celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary by offering 1 free night stay. You will have full access to our top notch facilities as if you were one of our seasonal customers, the following conditions apply Subject to availability Use promo code CANADA150 With the locks being free this year…

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Service & Parts Updates

March 1, 2017

In an effort to keep up with the ever growing demand in our retail store and service department, we have renovated the service office with a whole new look and feel. Along with a new counter we have made all new custom shelving to accommodate all the new stock for 2017. We have also hired…

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Spring Is Fast Approaching!

February 28, 2017

We are already starting to see signs of spring and the ice is melting for earlier than normal, are you ready? We are gearing up for the 2017 boating season by taking advantage of the great weather we have been seeing the past few weeks. Due to our already busy schedule of service work underway,…

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Caribbean Season Opening Party

February 27, 2017

At Crates we take the May 24 weekend very seriously.. What better way to kick off the summer with sounds from the Caribbean! Lincoln ‘Bosco’ Samuel, steel Pan Musician of Toronto will be playing anything from jazz standards, pop, and hits,Latin and Caribbean music {calypso, beach music, raggae, soca etc} on his steeldrum. We will…

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