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Who We Are

Rob & Nadine Kraft

...and how we got here

Hi, and welcome to RiverKraft!
On Labour Day weekend (2021), Rob and Nadine were on route to Boblo Island when his brother’s boat broke down. They ended up at Écarte Marina for repair, and then returned to Sarnia Bay, instead of carrying on their journey.

Some friends informed them that the marina was actually for sale, and on Sunday they returned to the marina to speak with Brad, the former owner. They got a walk-through of the property, and shortly thereafter they completed the deal, officially taking over the business on March 31st, 2022.

When asked how they were liking the transition so far, Rob said "love this place; love the town, love the atmosphere, people are awesome around here.”

Nadine mentioned some of the changes they had made so far; they cleaned the place up with some decluttering and fresh paint, put on a new deck, cut down a huge tree, and did some renovations to the upper level of the building, creating two one-bedroom rental units that can occupy four guests. They also now have transient docking.

Future plans include bathroom renovations, creating a kid-friendly clubhouse, and some water-based activities for kids and the young at heart.

The building - both inside and out, as well as our public bathrooms and store have undergone extensive renovations since taking over the old marina. We want to thank our loyal family of boaters that have supported us through this transition. As you probably have seen, Brad is still here every week - and we don't mind one bit.
He can often be found sharing a story, sharing a laugh, or sharing some knowledge. But, most likely, you'll find him extending a helping hand to visitors and guests and friends and strangers, just like he did for his entire adult life!

The business may have sold, but it doesn't mean it doesn't feel like home to Brad. As for us? Our business is built on the backbone of decades of excellent service. We look forward to carrying on some of the traditions and creating an amazing place for you to stop and stay a while.

Early Days as Écarte Marina

Nice, new, bright sign with our updated contact information.

Installing the hoist rails

Our locally made, custom crafted sign!

Last stop before the big river - better fuel up!
Stop in the store for a refreshment or treat while you wait.

Boat More, Worry Less!

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