Monday, 22 August 2011

Trafalgar Wharf Portsmouth Invests In Latest Marina Drystack Technology To Create South Coast' Biggest Covered Boat Park

Trafalgar Wharf, the former Vosper Thorneycroft shipyard at Portchester, is embarking on its next phase of growth, under the guidance of marine entrepreneur Jonny Boys.

With the 22 acre marina now home to more than 20 businesses and hundreds of boat owners, Boys, its Managing Director, has set his sights on another 170 boat owners berthing their boats at Trafalgar.

“We’re building a drystack at Trafalgar. We’ve got huge undercover facilities where we can stack motorboats and RIBS on a specialised framework. We can then lift and launch boats in a matter of minutes for owners. It saves them time, maintenance money and keeps their boats in top condition”.

“We believe that the largest Drystack in the UK will be a massive boost to every boat owner looking for a boat berth on the Solent. More boat owners using our facilities will also mean a boost to the 30 marine-related businesses at Trafalgar Wharf.”

“It will be a great addition to the marine community and is another key piece of the transformation of the shipyard from military to commercial and leisure business use.”

The Drystack at Trafalgar Wharf, as it has been named, has invested in a huge marine boatlift truck from the American company Wiggins, the Rolls Royce of marine boatlift manufacturers. The boatlift is a custom-build which can lift boats 40 feet long 60ft up onto the framework and 22ft down below to the water.

Construction will be finished in February 2011 but the company are already taking pre-launch bookings. Visit thedrystack.com for more info.