Thursday, 27 September 2012

Meercat Barge Launched at Trafalgar Wharf

Today at Trafalgar Wharf, Tony and Phil bravely launched one of the heaviest boats lifted by our hoist. The barge built by Meercat Workboats, a tenant of Trafalgar Wharf, weighed in at around 35 tonnes. The boat is made in two pieces, the other half was launched last week in preparation for today.

Everyone held their breath as the hoist travelled down the slipway but Tony confidently delivered the boat safely into the water to be partnered up with its other half.

The barge will be on sea trials this weekend in Portsmouth Harbour and The Solent before we lift it out again and load it to transport before it travels to Ireland to lay mooring buoys.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

JBT at Trafalgar Wharf host a new and used RIB show

JBT Marine based at The Trafalgar Wharf Drystack will be hosting a new and used RIB event on 14th to 22nd September. Come down to take a test drive or just have a look around at the RIB's and The Drystack.

Friday, 7 September 2012

Congratulations from Trafalgar Wharf to Helena Lucas

All the team at Trafalgar Wharf and The Drystack would like to give a huge congratulations to Helena Lucas for winning Britains first Paralympic Gold medal in sailing.

Amid the stillness of a perfectly calm Dorset afternoon, Helena Lucas claimed gold in the 2.4mR class to break a 12-year duck after the final race was cancelled due to a lack of wind.
The International 2.4mR is a one-person keelboat. Around 90% of boats are the commercially produced Norlin Mark III designed by yacht designer Peter Norlin of Sweden. The boat is primarily used for racing and the class holds highly competitive national events in many countries. World and European championships are attracting around 100 boats every year. The 2.4mR is ideal for handicap integrated sailing since the sailor does not move in the boat, and everything is adjustable from right in front of the sailor. Both hand-steering and foot-steering are possible.