Thursday, 19 January 2017

Trafalgar Wharf’s Donation Helps Portsmouth Sail Training Trust’s Falcon Fly Again


Portsmouth Sail Training Trust’s 29 foot safety launch Falcon is back on the water thanks to an incredible effort from a team of companies and individuals who donated their skills and services to get her back afloat.

Following accidental damage in late 2015, Falcon was off the water, causing a big setback to the PSTT’s valuable work.  Falcon is PSTT’s safety launch and supports more than 80 young people from disadvantaged areas in Portsmouth as they learn to sail and row and gain a variety of marine and other vocational qualifications.

As part of the restoration, Trafalgar Wharf stepped in to provide free storage space for Falcon.

“There was a fantastic community effort by a number of companies and the Royal Navy all working hard to get Falcon back into ship-shape,” said Jonny Boys, Managing Director of Trafalgar Wharf.

“We offered to lift, store and launch Falcon at our 24acre boating facility at the top of Portsmouth harbor. It helped the team get her back on the water in double quick time. It was great to be at the official presentation following the refit of Falcon and meet everyone who worked on her. On a personal note, it’s probably the only time I’ll get to have my photo taken with a Rear Admiral.”

Rear Admiral Paul Bennett presented a plaque celebrating her restoration to Alan Dorricott, BAE Systems’ operations lead for Fleet Time Engineering. The presentation was attended by representatives from the restoration team and many of the companies involved in the project.

Monday, 19 December 2016

Opening times over Christmas and the New Year

 

We'll be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day,
otherwise it's business as usual.
 

Friday, 16 December 2016

Here's our festive catwalk video for Macmillan! ⛄️

Earlier this week we held a festive catwalk show at the Trafalgar Wharf office.  We all wore our festive jumpers and strutted our stuff, as can be seen in our video.
 
The whole team took part with members of JBT Marine and The Drystack taking to the runway to show off their Christmas jumpers. Everyone who took part in the catwalk also gave a donation to Macmillan
 
We hope you enjoy the video! πŸŽ„
 
Wishing you a very merry Christmas.
 

Monday, 12 December 2016

It's that time of year again. Here's our Christmas Video ⛄️

We hope you enjoy this years Christmas video.  As always, we had so much fun making itπŸŽ„

Thursday, 8 December 2016

How much money can you save by joining Boat Club Trafalgar?

Let us show you how spending £7,000 on a boating membership can get you a whole lot more than spending £1,400 a year and getting lumbered with 'the same old thing' every weekend!
 
Ever since we launched Boat Club Trafalgar, people have been asking us to 'Show Them The Money'.  They know they want to get into boating, but they are not sure exactly of the best way to finance it.
 
So rather than having the same conversation again and again, we have done some research into what it costs to run a boat, versus, being a member of Boat Club Trafalgar.
Comparison – Owning a Boat vs Boat Club Trafalgar
I compared the costs of owning a new 7-8m boat financed over 3 years against being a Platinum Member of Boat Club Trafalgar for the same period of time.
 
Here are the costs of owning a new 7-8m boat for 3 years on finance (new boat price £64,000):
Item
Cost
Boat purchase (inc. 3 years finance)
£75,504
Maintenance (servicing and cleaning, etc)
£5,290
Insurance
£1,050
Storage (marina berth or drystack)
£10,926
Safety equipment
£519
TOTAL
£93,289

If after 3 years the boat was to be sold, taking into account depreciation there would be an estimated return of £43,780, making the cost of boat ownership over 3 years £49,509.
 
Now take a look at what you might spend to be a Platinum Member of Boat Club Trafalgar Platinum for 3 years:
Item
Cost
One-off joining fee
£4,400
Platinum Membership (£595 per month)
£21,420
TOTAL
£25,820

Yes, that’s right – it’s just £25,820

So, the costs of owning a boat vs joining Boat Club Trafalgar for a year are:
Boat Ownership
Boat Club Trafalgar
£49,509
£25,820
 
It’s an incredible saving of more than £23,000. That’s nearly HALF!
 
Now you know why people are making the decision to go with Boat Club Trafalgar.  It’s because there actually is a way of 'having your cake and eating it' when it comes to boating.
 
When you’re paying almost £18,000 just to store and maintain a boat over three years it’s got to be a serious consideration to buy our Platinum Membership instead.
 
And Boat Club Trafalgar works out massively cheaper than boat ownership when you take depreciation into account. So that’s the finance side taken care of.
 
A Whole Fleet To Choose From – For A Little More Than Annual Boat Storage.
With Boat Club Trafalgar, you are able to enjoy our range of premium, new RIBs and powerboats, without committing to owning just one boat.  Come and try out some of our Finnmasters and Ballistics to see why our members rave about them.

All you have to do is turn up and go.  No worries about insurance, safety equipment, maintenance or storage or launching. Plus you get a free RYA Powerboat Level II course included with your membership and all the other training you need to enjoy the boats and the Solent.
 
Great Location – Unlimited Bookings
Our location gives you unbeatable access to the Solent and the surrounding areas, with the site situated just minutes off the M27. The location of Boat Club Trafalgar makes day trips across to Cowes an accessible and feasible option for those living in London.
 
Our great location at the top of Portsmouth Harbour allows you to be in the Solent within 20 minutes of leaving our pontoon here at Trafalgar Wharf, allowing you to dash across to the Isle of Wight for lunch in less than an hour.
 
It’s easy to book out a boat from our fleet with our online app – just book it in, turn up and off you go.  We will have the boat you have chosen in the water, fully fuelled and ready for when you arrive – saving you time and giving you a hassle-free and enjoyable day out on the water.
 
Intelligent | Effortless | Fun
Our range of boats and membership packages are flexible and adaptable to any occasion allowing Boat Club Trafalgar to fit perfectly into busy lifestyles.

Call us now on 02392 706599 to find out more about Boat Club Trafalgar and what we can offer you.
 
You can also find out more information on our website, www.boatclubtrafalgar.com and you can email us at info@boatclubtrafalgar.com 
 
PSST! There is a special offer for Founder Members – Call us now to find out more about this unmissable deal!

Why have only one boat when you can have a choice of all these...

Friday, 2 December 2016

Here's our Top 10 Boaty Christmas Presents

Are you stuck for what to buy that boaty person in your life, or maybe a little Christmas treat for yourself?  We'll we've put together a list of our Top 10 Boaty Christmas presents for you, your loved ones and your friends. Here is a range of ideas and prices so you're sure to find a gift that will be perfect.


Boat Club Trafalgar Membership

 
 1. Boat Club Trafalgar Membership

Why not give the gift of boating this Christmas with a years membership to Boat Club Trafalgar?
Buy Now! 
 
 
Powerboat Course

 
2. RYA Powerboat Level II Course Gift Voucher

A powerboat course gives your loved one two fantastic days of fun and learning.£279
Buy Now!
 
 
 
Practical and fun, these personalised engine covers will be a hit among your boating friends.Prices from £54
Buy Now!
 
 
 
August Race Boat Cleaning Kit

 
4. August Race Boat Cleaning Kit

 Premium cleaning products presented in a handy and fashionable bag.What's not to love about this gift?£79.99
Buy Now!
 
 
 
Lifeproof Phone Case

 
5. Lifeproof Phone Case

Durable, strong, waterpoof, shockproof, the perfect gift for those who love the outdoors and boating.
£69.99
Buy Now!
 
 
 
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6. Mighty Mug

 An unspillable travel mug.  Perfect for days out on the water.£14.95
Buy Now!
 
 
 
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7. Touchscreen Gloves

 Supersoft gloves that allow you to use your smart phone without getting cold hands.£15

Buy Now!
 
 
 
Garmin VIRB

 
 
8. Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 Camera

 The ultimate 4K action camera.£369.99
Buy Now!
 
 
 
Powerboat and RIB

 
9. Powerboat & RIB Magazine Subscription

Filled to the brim with articles and new products, a must read.£40
Buy Now! 
 
 
 
Gerber Multitool

 
 
10. Gerber Multi Tool

Pliers, knife and much much more.  This multi tool is perfect for those who are into boating.£49.99
Buy Now! 

Friday, 25 November 2016

Did you hear the Trafalgar Wharf radio interview on Express FM on Sunday?

Jonny was invited down to the Express FM radio station in Portsmouth last week to speak to Mark Greenwood about all the exciting things that are going on here.

Don't miss out on anything, listen to the interview now, its packed with information.