Thursday, 31 May 2012

Matt's Going to The Jubilee Jamboree!

As the Queens Diamond Jubilee takes place this weekend we thought it might be interesting to see what Trafalgar Wharf looked like in 1952 when it was owned by Vosper Thornycroft. Back in those days The Drystack was used for building boats such as 'Brave Challenger' which is still one of the fastest Super Yachts in the world!
Look out for Matt this Sunday, our Sales and Marketing Assistant, in the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant. But if you would like to watch some celebrations on the South Coast then how about watching the Cunard's Three Ship Diamond Jubilee tribute to The Queen on Tuesday 5th June with the first ever Red Arrows display over Southampton.
We hope you have a lovely long weekend keeping The Drystack busy and raise a glass with us to The Queen.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Emma and Horatio “Do it” again! Hooray!

On 9th May our resident swans, Emma and Horatio, hatched their second successful clutch of signets. For most of the day Horatio was standing proud guarding the seven eggs as they hatched in the pouring rain. Today, Emma has her wings fully spread keeping the signets warm and dry on her seaweed nest at the top of the slipway. Hopefully in a couple of days we will give an update to the signets first swim.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Olympic Launch Celebration – Collective Spirit.

As you may have seen on BBC News, Collective Spirit was Launch in Chichester Harbour on Monday 7th May.

Collective Spirit’ is a wooden boat which has been crafted by artists to mark the Olympics. What makes the yacht extra special is that it has been made up entirely of people’s treasured and donated wooded belonging from measuring rulers to a guitar. The boat was built at Thornham Marina in Emsworth which is our sister site. Those lucky enough to see the yacht being built said ‘It was great to see the boat come together – there are so many stories and memories in it and it is great to see her finished and on the water.’

Friday, 4 May 2012

New Team Members

As many of you will already know, Lisa our Sales manager has departed to sunnier climes in Palma to start a new adventure. So to help us out in the office we now have two new team members to introduce.

Corinne is our new Sales Manages and will be meeting many of you when you arrive. Corinne has previously worked on HMS Warrior in Portsmouth harbour organising wedding and events as well as running a hotel or two in the beautiful Welsh country side. She is also no stranger to the local water as she previously owned a motor boat and helped with the local Sea Scout group.

Leah has also joined us as the new Customer Service Manager and will be the first smile you see when you pop into the office. She has a wealth of experience having worked in the marine industry since she graduated. As a keen sailor she spends as much time as possible on yachts or walking the South Downs Way with her family.

Feel free to drop in and say hello!