Marinas: Krates welcomes the coming season

The Bay

Jan 9, 2020

At Krates, we pride ourselves as being best in its class “lifestyle marina”. Located on the scenic southern shore of Lake Simcoe

Krates Marina Resort provides over 500 slips, a 50-ton travel lift, two boat launches, a full-service gas dock, boat and RV seasonal rentals, and so much more. Pride Marine Group offers onsite boat sales and a service and parts center.

Krates Marina AerialOur main goal continues to build a partnership with our customers based on trust, while ensuring reliability and efficiency. We share a customer focused mindset finding innovative ways to provide exceptional experience for boaters. As a marina owned by “boaters for boaters” our focus to ensure that everyone who enters the marina feels like a welcomed guest.

 We are a family based marina resort and strive to help each of our customers discover their boating passion so they can enjoy the freedom that a summer on the water can bring to parents and kids plus a circle of friends. Our resort offers multiple attractions including two heated swimming pools, children playground, dog park, etc…

Krates MarinaKrates Marina Resort will now also be serving the RV community with the newly built RV Park. Our sites are fully serviced with 20/30/50 AMP electricity, Wi-Fi, direct sewage and water hookups.

Under our new ownership, the tradition of excellence continues with a staff of dedicated employees who take your boating as seriously as theirs and recognize that Krates will always be a great place to call home. We welcome you to our family.

Eddy @ Krates
Krates Marina

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