Monday, 27 March 2017

Here is our latest press release about Boat Club Trafalgar.

Here is our latest press release about Boat Club Trafalgar. 

Give Steve a call on 02392 706599 or send him an email to
info@boatclubtrafalgar if you have any questions at all. 

Boat Club Trafalgar Welcomes Three New Additions to Their Fleet of Boats

Monday 27th March 2017
For immediate release.

In preparation for the upcoming boating season Boat Club Trafalgar has added three new boats to their rapidly expanding fleet.

The new additions include a Beneteau Barracuda 7, which will be appointed as the fleets fishing boat, as well as a Ballistic 7.8M Sports RIB and a Finnmaster S6 Day Boat.

Steve Rodwell, the manager of Boat Club Trafalgar, said “Boat Club Trafalgar has an extensive fleet of boats to suit everyone’s needs and occasion. There isn’t another club on the Solent that offers what we do. Now’s the time for any boating enthusiast to find out more and maybe come down for a sea trial

Each of the boats in the fleet is named with an affiliation to Goddesses and Greek
Mythology, with the new boats being given the following names:

• Beneteau Barracuda 7, ‘Calypso’ – Mistress of Odysseus
• Finnmaster S6, ‘Eos’ – Goddess of Dawn
• Ballistic 7.8M RIB, ‘Sunna’ – Goddess of Sun

We have Boat Club Open Days coming up which are a great opportunity for people to see our facilities and learn more about what our Boat Club and the Solent has to offer. And with free RYA Powerboat training included, there’s never been a better time to get on the water. Anyone wanting to try us out should get in touch by calling  02392 706 599 or email ” explains Steve.

Pictures and more information can be found at
Telephone Steve Rodwell on 02392 706 599 or email


Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Boat Club Trafalgar's next Open Day

Boat Club Trafalgar have an Open Day on Saturday 8th April and we'd love for you to come and join us for a cup of tea, a tour of the facilities and a sea trial.

We will have the fleet of club boats in the water for you to have a look around, and we will also be offering sea trials on the boat of your choice.

Click here to see the fleet of boats

If you would like more information about Boat Club Trafalgar or to book an appointment, please contact Steve on 02392 706 599 or email him Sea trials are by appointment only, so make sure to give Steve a call so that you don't miss out!

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Here's what a member has to say about Boat Club Trafalgar.

We get asked lots of questions about Boat Club Trafalgar and how it all works, so watch this video of one of our members, Steve Dixon, to see what he has to say about his experience so far.

If you have any questions about Boat Club Trafalgar then please call Steve Rodwell on 02392 706599 and he'll be very happy to help.  Alternatively you can email him on

Friday, 3 March 2017

Meet Steve, the manager of Boat Club Trafalgar!

We thought it would be nice for you to learn a bit more about our new Manager of Boat Club Trafalgar, so let him introduce himself!

My name is Steve Rodwell, and I am the manager here at Boat Club Trafalgar.
I was born and raised in Kenya, East Africa, and I recently emigrated over to the UK in 2016 with my family.

I started boating at an early age, spending most of my free time exploring creeks, fishing, spearfishing, diving and water skiing with family and friends.

I have travelled extensively throughout East Africa & Southern Africa, my journeys taking me to South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Rwanda, East Congo, Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa amongst others.

I have climbed the two highest mountains in Africa – Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Kenya, cage dived with great white sharks in South Africa, white water rafted down the Zambesi River, hot air ballooned over the Masai Mara game reserve and I have seen the gorillas in Uganda.

I like to travel with my family visiting places of interest, and I enjoy kitesurfing, diving, camping & watching a good game of rugby!

I have 17 years experience working in the marine industry, and I am very happy and excited to have joined the Boat Club Trafalgar team. I am looking forward to seeing all our happy members using the boats down at Boat Club Trafalgar soon!

Come down and visit us at Trafalgar Wharf to meet Steve!

Roger Federer Wins Wimbledon And You Get Free Membership At Boat Club Trafalgar

Press Release sent out yesterday:

Roger Federer Wins Wimbledon And You Get Free Membership At Boat Club Trafalgar
Portsmouth, 2nd February 2017
For immediate release.

Marine Entrepreneur Jonny Boys, MD of the Trafalgar Wharf Group, is backing Australian Open winner Roger Federer to win Wimbledon with an offer of FREE membership to his unlimited-use Boat Club Trafalgar.

Boys explains, “Roger Federer is a class act. He won the Australian Open and he’s got a great chance to win Wimbledon. I thought why not give boating people a bit of excitement by offering to pay for Boat Club Trafalgar membership when Federer wins”

“When anyone new comes in and signs up for our new boat club over the next few days I’ll refund 100% of their first year’s money when Federer wins Wimbledon.”

Motor boat and RIB enthusiasts who want a fleet of 7 boats to choose from and who want hassle free, Solent-based, unlimited boating might want to take Jonny to the cleaners this spring.

“The boat club is the new way of boating. Everything is taken care of. There are 7 boats to choose from, all insurances and training are taken care of. It’s intelligent, effortless and fun.”

If you think this could be Federer’s year you might want to give Steve Rodwell, the manager of the boat club, a call on 02392 706 599.

After all, who doesn’t fancy getting something for nothing?

Pictures and more information can be found at

Jonny Boys
Jonny has been in the marine trade all his working life. Having grown up sailing on Chichester Harbour he started working with boats whilst still at school and decided quite early on that the marine world was where he wanted to be.  As well as running Thornham Marina and JBT Marine, since September 2008 Jonny has been focussing his time on the 22 acre Trafalgar Wharf, (the former Vosper Thorneycroft facility) which is now one of the major marine and commercial property success stories on the south coast.

This offer is valid from 2nd March until 16th March 2017.
Telephone Steve Rodwell on 02392 706 599 or email

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Would you cross The Solent in one of these?

You're probably familiar with the children's nursery rhyme about the owl and the pussycat going to sea in a beautiful pea-green boat, but, can you imagine going to see in a boat made out of a giant pumpkin?

Well that's exactly what Dmitri Galitzine did a few years ago, and today we received the official video.

Dimitri had the award winning giant pumpkin delivered here to Trafalgar Wharf & The Drystack and we helped him turn it into a sea-going vessel, complete with a couple of outboard motors.

Watch one man and his rather large vegetable boat crossing The Solent. 


Wednesday, 15 February 2017

We’re in The News

If you haven’t already seen this article then have a quick read now.

If you'd like some more information on Boat Club Trafalgar then call Steve on 02392 706599 or email him at

Entrepreneur sets up boat club in the Solent

Sea lovers who fancy cruising the Solent on top-of-the-range boats but don’t fancy blowing £100,000 on one can take their pick from a super fleet thanks to a new club.

A boat club, one of the only ones of its kind to feature powerboats on the Solent, has been set up by marine businessman Jonny Boys.

For a monthly fee, members of Boat Club Trafalgar, which runs from Trafalgar Wharf, get access to six boats, ranging from a 6m Ballistic rigid inflatable boat (RIB) to a Finnmaster T7. The scheme comes with training.

Jonny, MD of Trafalgar Wharf, The Drystack and Boat Club Trafalgar, said the idea was to make boating easy for people.

He said: ‘We suspected there was a gap in the market for people who want to go boating but who do not want to spend the capital on purchasing a boat and also do not want the hassle of ownership.

‘There are hassles of ownership as you have to buy a boat, have it maintained, cleaned, stored and insured.’

‘With this boat club, it’s a simple concept; it’s unlimited boating from our fleet of RIBs and powerboats for a simple monthly fee.’

He added: ‘It’s proving very popular both with people thinking about coming into boating who are not ready to make that step of buying a boat, but also with people who know about boating but who want a simpler way of boating.’

Jonny has a wealth of marine industry experience.  He set up JBT Marine, which specialises in RIBs, in 1999.

He also took over Thornham Marina in Emsworth in 2004. He set up Trafalgar Wharf with an investment company in September 2008 after Vosper Thornycroft vacated the area.

Tom Sanderson, who is running the boat club from the Portsmouth base, said: ‘People have busy lives. Some people just want to go out boating and want the experience, not necessarily own the product, it’s also a great stepping stone for someone who does not know much about the world of boating.’

The scheme, which was launched at Southampton Boat Show, officially goes live on March 1st.

There is a one-off joining fee of £4,400 and a monthly fee of between £295 and £595. For more go to or call (023) 9270 6599.