Saturday, 2 April 2016

Take a look at our latest Newsletter.




We wanted to let you know all of the great things that have been going on here at Trafalgar WharfClick the picture below to read our full Newsletter!




Have you ever wondered what the towering monster forts are in Portsmouth Harbour?  Well here is some ‘at a glance’ information. 
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NO MANSLAND FORT 
SPITBANK FORT 
ST HELENS FORT 
HORSE SAND FORT 
No Mans Land Fort 
NO MANS LAND FORT 
Description ~ The fort originally housed 49 guns on two tiers plus the roof. It housed 5 officers and 72 soldiers. 
Building completed ~ 1880 
Interesting facts ~ A Dr Who episode The Sea Devills starring Jon Pertwee as The Doctor was filmed here in 1972. It was built for a cost of £462,500, which if adjusted for inflation is equivalent to £43.4 million at todays prices. 
And now…… Destination for up to 200 corporate clients, with 22 bedroom suites, a  large rooftop fire pit, sea golf,bar,shops and restaurant. It is also a Grade II listed building. 
Spitbank Fort 
SPITBANK  FORT 
Description ~ Originally housed 131 personnel and had 15 guns, it has a well 401 feet deep, reaching pure water and was capable of delivering 1,400 gallons of water per hour. 
Building completed ~ 1878 
Interesting facts ~ In 1982 a business man purchased the fort and after restoration work opened it to the public, but the council would not let ferry passengers land on the fort so it was eventually sold in 2005. 
And now……After refurbishment in 2012 it offers guests 8 bedrooms with an open air hot pool sauna , wine cellar and games room and has a license for weddings. 
St Helens Fort 
ST HELENS  FORT 
Description ~ The smallest of the four forts and is the closest to the Isle of Wight and it only had 3 guns. 
Building completed ~ 1880 
Interesting facts ~ The fort was built using an alternative method of construction as the ground was too soft and unstable and so is distinctly different from the other forts. 
And now…… Is privately owned. At one of the lowest tides of the year it is possible to walk from St Helens beach  to the fort along the exposed causewaBroadside continued….  
Trafalgar Wharf and The Drystack  
Hamilton Road, Portsmouth, PO6 4PX  
Telephone: 02392 387833  
www.trafalgarwharf.com      
Do you love to watch moving images? Why not visit our website 
www.trafalgarwharf.com and click on ‘news’ to see the latest blog, which includes all our videos including our infamous Christmas video and many more. Get the popcorn ready and enjoy! 
Look out for our brand new toilets and showers at the end of our offices which will be finished soon and will be available to all our customers. 
The annual Pumpkin Race was held on a very still, sunny day.  
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 Leo and Lilly May won and received a chocolaty prize. 
Look out for our latest new facility: our Dry Marina. It’s especially for motor boats stored on specially made trollies which are launched and retrieved upon request, using The Drystack forklift trucks. Call Corinne on 02392 387833 for more details. 
C Y Z L Y S S G U N F V T F P 
P O E N G T L N L F H N H O O 
V A N U O W L I Q W E T C R N 
E A R R Q I E L F I Q J N K T 
F G A K M I A L N T I Z U L O 
Q G I I I B T E C R S X A I O 
E U T J C N V U R O X H L F N 
B E R T H N G F O O M R Y T G 
D K C P O L I T Y B O I F S N 
K J N C U A O E C S J D N L I 
A N I R A M S L L A I Z N G P 
C R R Z Z K C A T S Y R D I E 
M C R O D C X V N R N Q E D E 
C F A C I L I T I E S N F R L S E A S T A R T B H J Z E B S 
 BERTH  DRYSTACK  FORKLIFTS  LIFTS  PONTOON  STORAGE  
 CONVENIENT  FANNY  LAUNCH  PARKING  SLEEPING  VALETFUELLING 
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Trafalgar Wharf and The Drystack  
Hamilton Road, Portsmouth, PO6 4PX  
Telephone: 02392 387833  
www.trafalgarwharf.com  
This is a copy of a thank you letter sent to us…… 
Dear Corinne, 
I just wanted to formally thank you and Trafalgar Wharf for the support you gave us in December when we held our JETS Weekend. 
The JETS, as you know, is a National level 'Topper Class' training squad which exists to improve the racing standard of Junior Sailors, and over the last weekend Portchester Sailing Club hosted 36 young sailors who took part. 
This would not have been possible without the support freely given by Trafalgar Wharf, who looked after the additional RIBS we needed to provide on the water safety cover for the event. 
This is not the first time that Trafalgar Wharf have come to our aid and generously supported our endeavours to provide sail training to young people. Please pass on my personal thanks to all those at Trafalgar Wharf  
who helped to make this possible and let them know that the weekend was very successful despite the weather conditions. 
As an RYA Training Centre, Portchester Sailing Club have enjoyed the continuing support of Trafalgar Wharf and a relationship which we value.  
Our club is always open to new members seeking an opportunity to join in with our activities, training or mooring facilities and any enquiry can be made to  
secretary@portchestersc.org 
Best regards Jim Watson 
Commodore 
Do you love popcorn? Well we have installed a popcorn making machine. So when you get the munchies or want to take a snack on your boat, pop into our beach hut and help yourself. You can also add all sorts of flavours. What’s your   favourite? Its got to be salty and sweet, together yum!
WIN A BOTTLE  OF WINE AS  CAPTAIN PUGWASH RETIRES!   
Some of you may know that we have Captain Pugwash at Trafalgar Wharf. He gets taken out by our customers and his adventures are recorded in his logbook.  
Pugwash is getting worn out by all his adventures and will be retiring from any future voyages.  
We need your help in choosing a new marine related character to escort our customers on their trips!  
Our favourite entry will win a bottle of wine! So get your thinking caps on.  
Send an email with your suggestions    to  Corinne@trafalgarwharf.co.uk

BROADSIDE   
Trafalgar Wharf and The Drystack  
Hamilton Road, Portsmouth, PO6 4PX  
Telephone: 02392 387833  
www.trafalgarwharf.com  
ISSUE  SPRING INTO  ACTION ! 
Take advantage of this  fantastic spring offer  
DO SOME MAINTENANCE ON YOUR BOAT AND SAVE MONEY WITH TRAFALGAR WHARF 
Free storage ashore for your first 30 days, between 1st March 2016 and 1st August 2016.  
All you pay for is your lift-out and relaunch.  
- Safe lifting and launching with our sublift 
- Secure storage to give you peace of mind 
- A marine community that is on hand for your spares and repairs 
- Experienced and friendly staff 
- Power and water 
- Situated at the top end of Portsmouth Harbour 
- Minutes from the M27 with lots of free parking  
 CALL  CORINNE  
NOW 
 for a free quote 02392 387833 
corinne@trafalgarwharf.com 
Our sister company, JBT Marine (who are based at Trafalgar Wharf) will from April 2016 offer a new service, ‘Ballistic RIB Shared Ownership Scheme’ 
“We are now offering a shared, managed ownership scheme for any of our new Ballistic RIBs, including our Limited Edition Grey Ballistic 6.0 and 6.5 RIBs” said Tom Sanderson, Sales Director. “Prices start from £9,995 for a 25% share, this is a new service which will appeal to those who would love to own a boat that is cost effective and hassle free” 
For more information why not visit their website www.ribsforsale.com or phone them on 02392 397000 to make an appointment to do a sea trial. 
  6m and a 6.5m Ballistic  
At the 2015 Southampton Boat Show we invited customers to enter into our free draw and Mr Trevor Ayles was absolutely thrilled to win this year’s prize, a years free storage in The Drystack. See the video on our web-site (under news on the main page). 
WINNER OF THE  
BOAT SHOW DRAW  
If you are interested in seeing inside the  Drystack, call Corinne on 02392 387833 and book a ‘personal buggy tour’  and see  this amazing undercover motor boat storage facility. It’s the biggest on the south coast.