Thursday, 30 November 2017

Boat Club Trafalgar's first engagement

Here's something to make you smile. 
Boat Club Trafalgar member Phil and
his girlfriend Jenny took Selene, one
of the boats from our fleet, out overnight
earlier in the week and returned the next day, engaged!  How exciting.

We couldn't be more thrilled for them. 

Our first Boat Club Trafalgar engagement.

If you're thinking of popping the big question, want to make some memories
with friends or family, or just want to get
out on the water with one easy monthly payment and without the hassle of boat ownership, then give Steve or Desney a call and they will be very happy to talk you through the membership options and answer any questions you have.

And remember, Boat Club Trafalgar isn't just for people who are already able to sail, it's for everyone.  We'll get you Power Boat Level II qualified in no time and out on one of our boats enjoying The Solent.  Why not make it a Christmas present for the whole family.

Call Steve or Desney on 02392 706599 or 07562 130537 for more information. 
 


Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Get your free ticket to the Southampton Boat Show 2017

The Trafalgar Wharf Group invites you to come and see us at stand C068 at the Southampton Boat Show between the 15th and 24th September.

Pop by for a cup of tea or coffee and a triple-chocolate freshly made cookie...or something a little stronger if you'd prefer :)

Get in touch today to book your free ticket.

Phone Kat on 02392 706384, or email her on info@trafalgarwharf.com with 'Free Boat Show Tickets' as the subject line. 

Tell Kat which day you are visiting and give her your mobile number (she'll give you our boat show mobile number) and we'll meet you at the entrance with your tickets.  Easy peasy!

We can't wait to see you.
 
 
 
 

Thursday, 3 August 2017

We name the newest member of our forklift family

She's a sight to behold with her super green clean engine, picking the boats out of The Drystack racking system and launching them to the water. She works alongside our two current forklifts, Emma and Fanny, aptly named after Lord Nelsons wife and mistress.

So what did we call our newest family member? 

Watch this video to find out, and if you want a price to store your boat in The Drystack, or some information, then call Corinne on 02392 387833.






Thursday, 20 July 2017

How to get to Ryde Harbour by water

Have you ever been to Ryde Harbour in your boat?  If you have then you'll know its a tricky harbour to get into. Its not only tidal and drying, but the entrance is inbetween two stone walls and hard to spot on your approach. Not the easiest harbour, but well worth it once you're moored up.

You're able to access Ryde Harbour two hours either side of high tide which means a trip there has to be planned very carefully.  Oh, and don't forget to pay the Harbour Master for your stay when you leave.

Last week, Boat Club Trafalgar arranged a guided boat trip for some of its members across to Ryde with their RYA Instructor Chris Moody. This was their first guided boat trip and it was a huge success so I know they are planning some more.

I thought it was a pretty informative video and wanted to share it with you incase you fancy taking a trip over there sometime.  Enjoy :)

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Shark spotted in the Solent - But is it a Great White?

Last week, our MD, Jonny Boys, asked Solent boaters to keep their eyes peeled for the rumoured Great White of The Solent.

To his surprise he has already received an entry from someone who took a picture of a shark in Langstone Harbour. 

Simon Masson is the first person to enter the competition to spot a Great White in the Solent. "I saw this fin breaking the water in Langstone Harbour and I think it was a shark.  Although I was on the beach and it was some way out, I took the picture as it was such an unusual sight.  I saw the Boat Club Trafalgar competition to win a membership and thought I'd enter just in case it was a Great White!"

Jonny said, "There certainly is a lot of wildlife in the Solent and this proves that it's worth keeping your eyes open as you never know what you'll see. We'll have to send this photo off to the Shark Trust to see what they make of it."

Keep your eyes peeled when out on the water. You could be the first person to have a confirmed sighting of a Great White. And even if you don't - there's plenty of great things to see, including the Solent dolphins.

For more information on Boat Club Trafalgar call Steve on 02392 706 599 or email him at info@boatclubtrafalgar.com

 

Friday, 7 July 2017

Are you looking for a safe and sheltered marina to store your boat? If so we could save you a bucket load of cash.

If you own a boat that is 7m to 10m in length we’ll give you £50 per meter per year off your storage cost when you moor your boat in our sheltered boutique marina here in Portsmouth Harbour, PLUS, we’ll give you membership to Sea Start absolutely free (Sea Start is like the AA or RAC, but for boats).

We have modern pontoons with water and electricity, and even a grassed party pontoon you can book to have BBQ’s and drinks on with your friends. 

Park your car in our secure, free, on-site car park which is right next to the marina and stay on your boat over-night.  We have fantastic loos and shower rooms for you to use too at no extra charge.

Our normal price is £416.67 per meter per year, but take advantage of this limited offer and you’ll only pay £366.67 per meter per year.

Just think of all the lovely things you could spend that saved cash on :)

Call Corinne on 02392 387833 and come and have a look around to see how lovely it is here, but be quick, this offer won't last forever.
 
 

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Watch these boats being launched with our Sublift in this time-lapsed video

You may have seen our big blue Sublift (called Suzy) moving around site here at Trafalgar Wharf in Portsmouth, but what is this machine used for, and what happens on a typical day in our boatyard?

You know that boats are lifted and launched, but have you seen Suzy in action for yourself?

Watch this quick time-lapsed video made by Tom Harding, Equipment Manager here at The Trafalgar Wharf Group, showing what a typical day looks like in our boatyard.  As you can see, Suzy and her operators are super efficient. 

She is suitable for lifting and launching motorboats and sail boats up to 24 tonnes and 18m in length.



Why not come to Trafalgar Wharf in Portsmouth to see her in action for yourself. 

If you need to do some maintenance on your boat and want to save money, we are offering free storage ashore for your first 30 days (between now and August 2017).  All you pay for is your lift out and re-launch.

Call Corinne now for a quote on 02392 387833.

The Trafalgar Wharf Group is also home to the UK's largest indoor drystack, suitable for storing powerboats, motor yachts and RIBs from 4 to 12 meters in length.  Check out The Drystck for more information.