Friday, 30 September 2016

Catch a fish whilst out on your boat

At last, the weekend is here.

If you're going out on your boat this weekend to do a spot of fishing then watch this video to learn how to tie a handy fishing knot.  I'm not sure what size fish the guy in the video is planning on catching - I'm guessing a shark!?!

Safety whilst out boating is so important so please make sure you and your family have all the training and knowledge you need to make your trips safe and fun.  JBT Marine, the RIB sales company on our site, run lots of RYA training courses.  Why not give them a call and get booked in for some Autumn boating.

They are able to tailor their course dates to your needs so just let them know which courses you are interested in and which dates suit you, and they will figure out the rest.

The courses on offer include:
RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course - £279
RYA Intermediate Powerboat Course - £309
RYA VHF Radio Course - £100
RYA First Aid Course - £100
Own Boat Tuition - POA

Give Kat a call on 02392 397000 or email for more information about these courses and dates. 

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Boat Club Trafalgar - free use of boats until next year

Hi, if you read the official press release that we blogged last week you'll know that we have now launched our exciting new Boat Club Trafalgar.

If you join in the coming weeks you will get free use of the boats until the 1st March 2017.  No, we're not kidding!  Just join and pay no monthly fee until 1st March next year.

Call Corinne today on 02392 706599 for more information on joining Boat Club Trafalgar.


Friday, 16 September 2016

PRESS RELEASE - Boat Club Trafalgar Launches at Southampton Boat Show

If you’re looking for a smart way to enjoy boating then you might want to check out Boat Club Trafalgar, the brand new members club from the owners of Trafalgar Wharf & The Drystack in Portsmouth.

Billed as the ultimate in convenience, it’s probably the easiest way to get on the water without the hassle of owning your own boat. 

Jonny Boys, MD of Boat Club Trafalgar, explains the new launch.

“There are lots of people who don’t want the hassle and upfront cost of owning their own boat, they simply wouldn’t get full use out of it. We’re offering something that will appeal to boaters that want zero hassle and maximum flexibility.”

“Members get unlimited use of a fleet of brand new premium boats all powered by Yamaha engines. They can zoom over to Cowes in a Jeanneau Cap Camarat 7.5 or treat clients to a day out in a Ballistic 6.5 RIB. They can take their friends and family out for a birthday treat on a Jeanneau Merry Fisher and have a romantic overnighter the following week on our Finnmaster Pilot 7.”

Boat clubs are big in the US where people describe them as “the country club on water”, and it’s easy to understand the appeal when you take into account the normal ownership routine.

“Our members know that our team do all the work, that includes storing, cleaning, fuelling, maintenance and taking care of insurance. Club membership is about having a great experience and making the most of your leisure time.”

Boat Club Trafalgar builds on the success of The Drystack and offers the ultimate turn-up and go service. Jonny explains how the membership works on a day to day basis.

“Using the 24hr smart phone app members can instantly check availability. You can book up to four boats at any one time so you can easily plan ahead.  It’s zero hassle, maximum joy.”
Boat Club Trafalgar membership is not much more than the annual cost of storing your own boat and there are other significant benefits too.

 “As well as the fleet, you’ll also get all of the tuition you need, including RYA Level II Powerboat training as part of the membership. Even if you have never been on a boat before, we’ll get you handling one with confidence and skill.”

As Jonny says, Boat Club Trafalgar is the ultimate convenient way of getting on the water.
“We’ve got a great location at Trafalgar Wharf, which is ideal for the Solent. We’re just off junction 12 of the M27. We’ve got great boats. We’ve also got a great team that look after members’ every wish. 

“It’s the smart choice for intelligent people who want an effortless way to have fun.”

For more information call Boat Club Trafalgar on Portsmouth (02392) 706599 or email

Click here to view the Boat Club Trafalgar website.

Please quote Boat Show for your special Founder Member Membership offer.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Big Announcement

Watch the video below to find out about our new exciting Boat Club, a new boat brand addition to the JBT Marine range, and where to find us at the Southampton Boat Show.

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Winter storage deals and Boat Show

You may have heard the rumours about an exciting announcement we'll be making very soon. I don't want to spoil the surprise so keep your eyes peeled for our blog next week.

Also, if you're visiting the Boat Show this year we'll be on stand E090 so pop by and say hello.

Now, you may have already seen our offer regarding winter storage at our sister company down in Chichester Harbour, but just in case you missed it, here it is again.

If you, or a boat owning friend, are looking for boat storage in Chichester Harbour for this winter then call our sister company Thornham Marina on 01243 375 335.

They have 5 and 6 months packages available which include a lift out, pressure wash, storage ashore for 5 or 6 months, mast un-step/step (if required), cradle hire (if required) and re-launch.   They also provide a complimentary taxi to and from your home port upon arrival and departure (within a 20 mile radius).

And to give you extra value for money, they will give your boat a free summer scrub between May and August when you book your package by paying a £100 deposit.

If after 30 days you are not convinced that your boat is safer and better looked after than ever before, and that Thornham’s service is really friendly and second to none, then they will give you 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 completely free of charge and at their expense.  No ifs, no buts, no quibbles!  They can’t be fairer than that. 

So to receive all of this and secure your place for this winter call Courtney today on 01243 375 335.  These places get booked quickly so don’t miss out.

P.S. Every boat owner that books their winter storage at Thornham by the 31st September 2016 by paying a £100 deposit will be entered in to their free prize draw. The lucky winner will receive their winter storage package completely free of charge.  Last year’s winner was Phil Rowcliffe with boat ‘Elbe Lady’.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Be prepared – book your winter storage now and get 10% discount

This sun-shine is glorious and we hope it lasts for as long as possible, but let's face it, the nights are already drawing in and autumn, then winter, will be upon us.

Book your boats winter storage by Wednesday 14th September to make sure she has a safe and sheltered place to stay this winter.  You can use the time out of the water to do all those little jobs you’ve been meaning to do.

Pay your £50 refundable deposit by the 14th September and get 5% off your total bill.  That includes lift-out, storage and re-launch. 

To get a further 5% off (10% in total) pay up front and in full when you arrive.

These spaces will go quickly so don’t leave your boats safety this winter to chance, give Corinne a call today on 02392 387833 for more details and to secure your place.