Thursday, 19 April 2018

It's going to be sunny this weekend - here are some great day trips in the Solent

The summer is finally here (we think!) and we're loving it. With the arrival of the sun, there is no better time to get out on your boat and enjoy it. So, I thought I would give you some ideas of fantastic day trips around the Solent.
If you no longer own your boat or haven't got around to buying one yet but still want to get out on the water then Boat Club Trafalgar can help you with that. They have 7 top of the range boats suitable for all types of adventures that you can use for a simply monthly fee.  It couldn't be easier.   The boat club is part of The Trafalgar Wharf Group and they are based here on site with us at Trafalgar Wharf in Portsmouth.  Give Steve or Jake a call on 02392 706599 for more information, or check out
Now...back to the places you can visit this weekend.
Yarmouth town is located in the western Solent and has main ferry services operating from its harbour. Yarmouth is known locally as being a great spot for fishing and the harbour is always busy with ferries and small boats. During the summer Yarmouth Castle is the perfect place to visit for fantastic sea views and family picnics. It will take you approximately 2 hours to reach Yarmouth from Trafalgar Wharf at an average cruising speed.
Lymington is a Georgian market town located on the southern edge of the New Forest. There are two large marinas giving you plenty of places to berth. Lymington has a large number of shops, boutiques, restaurants and pubs so you have a large choice of places to go for a relaxing day exploring the town. Lymington is around a 2.5 hour cruise from Trafalgar Wharf.
Hamble River is a picturesque, quiet river at the entrance to Southampton Water with plenty of pubs and marinas dotted along its length. Hamble Point Marina at the mouth of the river has a chandlery, plenty of berths and a pub called the Ketch Rigger, a great choice for a Sunday lunch.
For an afternoon of shopping and a leisurely pub lunch, you can visit Hamble-le-Rice, a village full of cobbled streets and fine dining.
Much further along the Hamble is Swanwick Marina with plenty of pubs and restaurants in the surrounding area as well as the Boat House CafĂ© in the marina itself. The Hamble is around 1 hours cruise from Trafalgar Wharf.
Have a fantastic weekend...whatever you do :)

Friday, 13 April 2018

The Drystack, Portsmouth, launching XO Dfndr

Here is a quick video that a customer made of his XO Dfndr being launched at The Drystack in Portsmouth using one of the Wiggins Bull negative forklifts.

How to get to The Drystack pontoon and marina at Trafalgar Wharf, Portsmouth, from the chanel

Here is a video that a customer made of his XO Dfndr approaching The Drystack pontoon and marina at Trafalgar Wharf, Portsmouth. 

Thursday, 5 April 2018


We wanted to let you know all of the great things that have been going on here at The Trafalgar Wharf GroupClick the picture below to read our full Newsletter!

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Easter Boating with The Trafalgar Wharf Group

Make some fantastic new memories with family and friends on the water during the Easter holidays by exploring, relaxing and enjoying some time out on the Solent.

There's a bumper Bank Holiday weekend coming up so make sure your boat is in tip-top condition over the next couple of weeks so you don't miss out on all the Easter boating fun.

Here at the Trafalgar Wharf Group in Portsmouth we can help you get ready so you're not rushing around at the last minute.

Boat Maintenance:
Make sure your pride and joy is anti-fouled, had her oil changed, batteries and pumps checked, safety equipment checked, fuelled, washed and polished ready for showing her off on what could be your first trip of the season.

Don't forget we have a brand new chandlery here in the office so if you need anything boaty the chances are we'll have it.

If you need your boat putting onto the maintenance racks or the shores moving then just give us a call.  Also, don't forget we have several marine services on-site including inboard and outboard motor repairs and maintenance, valeting, suppliers of VHF radios and GPS units, and new and used boat sales (in case you just fancy a new boat altogether - why not! :))

There is so much going on in and around the Solent, don't miss out on the Easter egg hunts, family lunches, romantic dinners, exploring beaches, adventures with the kids and time with your loved ones.

Give us a call today if we can help you with any of the above and get ready to have a fun packed Easter weekend.

Call Corinne on 02392 387833.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

The wonderful women of The Trafalgar Wharf Group - International Woman's Day

You may know that today marks International Woman’s Day, so with that in mind, here are the wonderful women of The Trafalgar Wharf Group.

International Woman’s Day is held annually on the 8th March to celebrate women’s achievements throughout history and across nations.

Here’s a really interesting link to some of the world’s top female sailors, including our very own and very local Dame Ellen MacArthur.  Enjoy.

 Left to right:  Jo (Personal Assistant to the MD). Heather (Personal Assistant to the Sales Director, JBT Marine).  Leigh-Ann (Operations Manager).  Lauren (Customer Liaison).  Corinne (Sales Manager).  Sophie (RYA Training Co-ordinator, JBT Marine). 
Izzy (Accounts Co-ordinator).

Friday, 16 February 2018

RIB Taster Day

JBT Marine and Boat Club Trafalgar, both of whom are part of the Trafalgar Wharf Group and based here at Trafalgar Wharf, are holding a taster day next Saturday 24th February.

It looks to be a fantastic day and a great opportunity for you to come and try the Ballistic range of RIBs including the new 5.5 Ballistic which is towable with any license. 

You can also find out about the various membership options with Boat Club Trafalgar.

So add to your diary Saturday 24th February, 10am to 4pm, at Trafalgar Wharf, PO6 4PX

JBT Marine will have their current stock list of boats on display for you to view too.

Call now and speak to one of the team to reserve your RIB taster session on Saturday 24th February on the booking line number 02392 397000 or email

Please don't delay as these taster sessions are on a first come first served basis.  One of the team will be happy to make your reservation.

Can't make it - call to find out when the next event will be - 02392 397000