A Prince George-based property developer has added another facility to his group of marinas. According to Canadian newspaper Times Colonist, Andrew Purdey has acquired Port Sidney Marina in Sidney, BC. The newspaper quoted a source saying that the purchase price was “close” to the asking price of C$15.9m.

“We think that tying the boating community together from the Gulf Islands to the west coast is a natural fit and it creates further opportunity to increase ecotourism and access to the beautiful southern Island,” Purdey told the paper.

Purdey owns a company called Ruskin Construction. His Ruskin’s Mill Bay Marine Group includes Mill Bay Marina, Port Browning Marina, Pacific Gateway Marina, and MK Bay Marina.

Port Sidney Marina has 320 slips. The most recent owner was Kim Pullen. It had been on and off the market for seven years, according to the paper.

Purdey said he is looking for further marina acquisitions. “We are looking at a few others to round it out, but our vision is that you travel the Gulf Islands, the west coast and the north coast and stay connected with our group,” he said. The group has plans to increase the number of slips and moorings at all the marinas.