Thursday, 10 December 2015

Happy Christmas Trafalgar Wharf our new video, it's hilarious!

So for the last 4 years we have made our own Christmas video, and guess what, we've done the same again this year.

I have to say, they are getting better and better.

Wishing you a fantastic Christmas and a very happy New Year.

Thursday, 3 December 2015


Right, we’ve given in!  Here is our first Christmas message of the season, however it only seems like a few months ago that we sent you our last Christmas video.  How this year has flown.

So, to get you in the mood, here are the links to our last 3 years Christmas videos.  Watch and enjoy.  Our new video for this year (which, by the way, is FANTASTIC and will have you roaring with laughter) will be coming to an inbox near you soon.




Thursday, 26 November 2015

The perfect present for that boaty person in your life

Are you short on ideas for what to buy that boaty person in your life?  Well, we could have the answer to your present problem.  Our sister company, JBT Marine, who are based here at Trafalgar Wharf, run a variety of RYA courses.  They offer, Power Boat Lever 2, First Aid, VHF Radio and own boat tuition for those who are new to boating or have been out of the game for a while and need a refresher. 

Any of these would make a great Christmas present, or birthday present, in fact any kind of present, and you’ll feel better knowing that your loved one is properly equipped with the knowledge that they need to help keep them safe when out enjoying the water.

You’ll find all the information you need on the links.  If you’d like to book, or have any questions at all please call Kat or Sophie at the JBT office on 02392 397000.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

I’ve had a ladder in my stocking…but never a RIB!

Do you fancy a new or pre-loved RIB this Christmas?

Santa might not be able to squeeze one down your chimney, but we could certainly deliver it to you.

Get your Christmas shopping done early this year and get our RIB Buyers Guide. 

Our on-site sister company JBT Marine will help you find out what RIB is best for you, answer all your questions and guide you through the process from start to delivery.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Vivaldi plays The Drystack

Watch this time lapsed video of what happens inside The Drystack here at Trafalgar Wharf.


 If you’d like to come down and see if for yourself then just give us a call and we’ll show you around. The Drystack is suitable for RIBS, motor boats and sports boats from 4 to 13 meters in length, that’s 13 to 44ft.

Friday, 30 October 2015

Pumpkin boats that go ‘bump’ in the night!

Okay, so they didn’t exactly go bump in the night, but there was a fair bit of bumping and sinking in the marina here at Trafalgar Wharf on Wednesday when we held our annual pumpkin boat race. 

The team, some customers and their children popped down with their home-made pumpkin boats to take part in the race.  Everyone put weeks of thought and effort into making their boats with makeshift booms, rudders and even motors, but in the end the two children won.  

Watch the video to see the race.

Happy Halloween everyone, have a ‘spooktacular’ time.

Monday, 26 October 2015

Come on down, the ‘place’ is right!

If you’re not already a customer here at Trafalgar Wharf or The Drystack, but have been thinking about it, then come on down for a look around. 

We’re super friendly and we’ll answer all of your questions. 

And as a thank you for coming down to see us we'll give you a bottle of wine. 

Call me on 02392 706384 to book in. I hope to see you soon.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Time to swap

Did you ever play 'swap-sies' as a kid? "I'll swap my Action Man for your bag of marbles?" Well now you can play the grown up version. Watch our video about how to barter, or 'trade exchange' as it's being called on-line.

It's growing ever popular for businesses and we have several customers who have traded their services and goods for our services here at Trafalgar Wharf & The Drystack.

If you have goods or a service that you would like to trade for services that we offer, then watch the video and get in touch. It couldn’t be easier, and it’s all totally above board (if you’ll pardon the pun, ha!)

Look forward to speaking to you soon.

Monday, 28 September 2015

The Drystack competition winner is announced - is it YOU?

If you came to visit us at the Southampton Boat Show earlier this month and entered into our competition for a years free drystack storage, then you should watch this video.

Friday, 25 September 2015

Boating in Chichester next year? Get your winter storage for free.

If you plan to be boating over in Chichester Harbour next year then let me tell you about our sister site, Thornham Marina. They are located in Chichester Harbour and are offering a great ‘no quibble, money-back guarantee’ with their winter packages this year. If after 30 days you are not convinced that your boat is safer and better looked after than ever before, and that their service is really friendly and second to none, then they will give you all your money back, deliver your boat to a boatyard or marina of your choice anywhere in Chichester Harbour, and, pay to get it lifted out. All of this completely free of charge and at their expense. No ifs, no buts, no quibbles! They can’t be fairer than that.  
So hurry up, with an offer like that they’re going to fill up quickly. They have 2 packages available, both include:
  • Lift out
  • Pressure wash 
  • Storage ashore for 5 or 6 months
  • Mast un-step/step (if required)
  • Cradle hire (if required)
  • Re-launch
  • Complimentary taxi service to and from your home port upon arrival and departure within a 20 mile radius.  
And if all of that wasn’t enough, there is more:
Your boat will also receive a free summer scrub between May and August when you book your package by paying a £100 deposit
Pay your £100 deposit and you will be entered in to their free prize draw where the lucky winner will receive their entire winter package free of charge. The winner will be announced at this years Mulled Wine & Mince Pies get together at Thornham Marina on the 5th of December 2015


To ask questions, book your boat in for winter and enter into the draw, call Courtney today on 01243 375 335. She’s waiting to hear from you.

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Come and see us at The Boat Show

Watch our MD, Jonny Boys, tell you what stand we’re on at this year’s Boat Show, and how you can enter our prize draw to win a year’s free storage for your boat in The Drystack.

Please note: The Boat Show have just changed our stand number, we are now at CO26 
(and not CO46 as stated in the video).

Last year’s winner was Geoffrey Geen.  He won drystack storage for his 6meter power boat.  Click here to see Jonny announcing the news..

And click here to see Geoffrey receiving his prize from Corinne...

This could be you if you come along and visit stand C026 and enter.

Boat Show dates: Friday 11th September to Sunday 20th September

Friday, 24 July 2015

With or without your boat...great places to go.

With all this lovely weather we have been having we thought we’d remind you about some of the great places you can go on your boat this summer in the Solent. Click here to view 11 lovely places to go for walks, lunches or dinners.

If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous and looking for something a little different than going out on your boat, you may be interested to hear about Toby who is based here at The Drystack at Trafalgar Wharf with SeaStart (SeaStart is like the RAC for boats).  He owns 2CV Adventures and he has organised an interesting driving trip in September.  Spend the week driving around France in a convoy of 2CV’s.  Click here to see more information.

Here is a photo of Toby you might just recognise him. 

Their latest escapade starts in the South of France on the 16th September at the chic resort of Beaulieu sur Mer, adjacent to Monte Carlo.  You'll explore the great little back-roads of France as you travel to a destination in Normandy, enjoying the beautiful French countryside, wines, food and their little French cars along the way.

This is a 7 day trip with hotels, breakfasts and evening meals all arranged for you and not only do you get the use of one of their pretty 2CVs but they also insure the cars, maintain them and offer mechanical support all the way.  They provide a detailed road book which you can kept as a souvenir to remind you of your wonderful holiday.

If this sounds like something you’d love to do, then please call Toby or Finella on;
T: 01420 478 304 or  M: 07976 421 609, 
or email them at  
More information, photos, map and itinerary can be found at

So wherever you go this summer, and whatever you end up doing, we hope that you have lots of fun.  

Why not send me a photo or two of what you do so we can put it up on our Blog. 

Thursday, 9 July 2015

So many boats, spot yours for a bar of chocolate

We have so many different types and sizes of motor boats, sports boats and RIBS in The Drystack.  We can accommodate boats from 5 to 13 meters in length (that’s 16ft to 44ft).  Check out these super impressive photos of the boats inside The Drystack at Trafalgar Wharf to see if you can spot yours.  If you can then let us know and we’ll have a delicious bar of Lindt chocolate waiting for you in the office next time you come down.