Monday, 18 December 2017

Here's our Christmas Video! ⛄️

It's that time of the year again and you know how much we LOVE making videos...so here is this years offering - 'Santa's Crazy Reindeer'.

As always, we had so much fun making this video, we hope you enjoy watching it 🎄 Get ready to jiggle in your seat.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Thursday, 30 November 2017

Boat Club Trafalgar's first engagement

Here's something to make you smile. 
Boat Club Trafalgar member Phil and
his girlfriend Jenny took Selene, one
of the boats from our fleet, out overnight
earlier in the week and returned the next day, engaged!  How exciting.

We couldn't be more thrilled for them. 

Our first Boat Club Trafalgar engagement.

If you're thinking of popping the big question, want to make some memories
with friends or family, or just want to get
out on the water with one easy monthly payment and without the hassle of boat ownership, then give Steve or Desney a call and they will be very happy to talk you through the membership options and answer any questions you have.

And remember, Boat Club Trafalgar isn't just for people who are already able to sail, it's for everyone.  We'll get you Power Boat Level II qualified in no time and out on one of our boats enjoying The Solent.  Why not make it a Christmas present for the whole family.

Call Steve or Desney on 02392 706599 or 07562 130537 for more information. 
 


Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Get your free ticket to the Southampton Boat Show 2017

The Trafalgar Wharf Group invites you to come and see us at stand C068 at the Southampton Boat Show between the 15th and 24th September.

Pop by for a cup of tea or coffee and a triple-chocolate freshly made cookie...or something a little stronger if you'd prefer :)

Get in touch today to book your free ticket.

Phone Kat on 02392 706384, or email her on info@trafalgarwharf.com with 'Free Boat Show Tickets' as the subject line. 

Tell Kat which day you are visiting and give her your mobile number (she'll give you our boat show mobile number) and we'll meet you at the entrance with your tickets.  Easy peasy!

We can't wait to see you.
 
 
 
 

Thursday, 3 August 2017

We name the newest member of our forklift family

She's a sight to behold with her super green clean engine, picking the boats out of The Drystack racking system and launching them to the water. She works alongside our two current forklifts, Emma and Fanny, aptly named after Lord Nelsons wife and mistress.

So what did we call our newest family member? 

Watch this video to find out, and if you want a price to store your boat in The Drystack, or some information, then call Corinne on 02392 387833.






Thursday, 20 July 2017

How to get to Ryde Harbour by water

Have you ever been to Ryde Harbour in your boat?  If you have then you'll know its a tricky harbour to get into. Its not only tidal and drying, but the entrance is inbetween two stone walls and hard to spot on your approach. Not the easiest harbour, but well worth it once you're moored up.

You're able to access Ryde Harbour two hours either side of high tide which means a trip there has to be planned very carefully.  Oh, and don't forget to pay the Harbour Master for your stay when you leave.

Last week, Boat Club Trafalgar arranged a guided boat trip for some of its members across to Ryde with their RYA Instructor Chris Moody. This was their first guided boat trip and it was a huge success so I know they are planning some more.

I thought it was a pretty informative video and wanted to share it with you incase you fancy taking a trip over there sometime.  Enjoy :)

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Shark spotted in the Solent - But is it a Great White?

Last week, our MD, Jonny Boys, asked Solent boaters to keep their eyes peeled for the rumoured Great White of The Solent.

To his surprise he has already received an entry from someone who took a picture of a shark in Langstone Harbour. 

Simon Masson is the first person to enter the competition to spot a Great White in the Solent. "I saw this fin breaking the water in Langstone Harbour and I think it was a shark.  Although I was on the beach and it was some way out, I took the picture as it was such an unusual sight.  I saw the Boat Club Trafalgar competition to win a membership and thought I'd enter just in case it was a Great White!"

Jonny said, "There certainly is a lot of wildlife in the Solent and this proves that it's worth keeping your eyes open as you never know what you'll see. We'll have to send this photo off to the Shark Trust to see what they make of it."

Keep your eyes peeled when out on the water. You could be the first person to have a confirmed sighting of a Great White. And even if you don't - there's plenty of great things to see, including the Solent dolphins.

For more information on Boat Club Trafalgar call Steve on 02392 706 599 or email him at info@boatclubtrafalgar.com

 

Friday, 7 July 2017

Are you looking for a safe and sheltered marina to store your boat? If so we could save you a bucket load of cash.

If you own a boat that is 7m to 10m in length we’ll give you £50 per meter per year off your storage cost when you moor your boat in our sheltered boutique marina here in Portsmouth Harbour, PLUS, we’ll give you membership to Sea Start absolutely free (Sea Start is like the AA or RAC, but for boats).

We have modern pontoons with water and electricity, and even a grassed party pontoon you can book to have BBQ’s and drinks on with your friends. 

Park your car in our secure, free, on-site car park which is right next to the marina and stay on your boat over-night.  We have fantastic loos and shower rooms for you to use too at no extra charge.

Our normal price is £416.67 per meter per year, but take advantage of this limited offer and you’ll only pay £366.67 per meter per year.

Just think of all the lovely things you could spend that saved cash on :)

Call Corinne on 02392 387833 and come and have a look around to see how lovely it is here, but be quick, this offer won't last forever.
 
 

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Watch these boats being launched with our Sublift in this time-lapsed video

You may have seen our big blue Sublift (called Suzy) moving around site here at Trafalgar Wharf in Portsmouth, but what is this machine used for, and what happens on a typical day in our boatyard?

You know that boats are lifted and launched, but have you seen Suzy in action for yourself?

Watch this quick time-lapsed video made by Tom Harding, Equipment Manager here at The Trafalgar Wharf Group, showing what a typical day looks like in our boatyard.  As you can see, Suzy and her operators are super efficient. 

She is suitable for lifting and launching motorboats and sail boats up to 24 tonnes and 18m in length.



Why not come to Trafalgar Wharf in Portsmouth to see her in action for yourself. 

If you need to do some maintenance on your boat and want to save money, we are offering free storage ashore for your first 30 days (between now and August 2017).  All you pay for is your lift out and re-launch.

Call Corinne now for a quote on 02392 387833.

The Trafalgar Wharf Group is also home to the UK's largest indoor drystack, suitable for storing powerboats, motor yachts and RIBs from 4 to 12 meters in length.  Check out The Drystck for more information.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

It's going to be sunny this weekend - here are some great day trips in the Solent

The summer is finally here (we think!) and we're loving it. With the arrival of the sun, there is no better time to get out on your boat and enjoy it. So, I thought I would give you some ideas of fantastic day trips around the Solent for you and your family.

Yarmouth
Yarmouth town is located in the western Solent and has main ferry services operating from its harbour. Yarmouth is known locally as being a great spot for fishing and the harbour is always busy with ferries and small boats. During the summer, Yarmouth Castle is the perfect place to visit for fantastic sea views and family picnics. It will take you approximately 2 hours to reach Yarmouth from Trafalgar Wharf at an average cruising speed.
 
Lymington
Lymington is a Georgian market town located on the southern edge of the New Forest. There are two large marinas giving you plenty of places to berth. Lymington has a large number of shops, boutiques, restaurants and pubs so you have a great choice of places to go for a relaxing day exploring the town. Lymington is around a 2.5 hour cruise from Trafalgar Wharf.
 
Hamble
The Hamble River is a picturesque, quiet river at the entrance to Southampton Water with plenty of pubs and marinas dotted along its length. Hamble Point Marina at the mouth of the river has a chandlery, plenty of berths and a pub called the Ketch Rigger, a great choice for a Sunday lunch.
 
For an afternoon of shopping and a leisurely pub lunch, you can visit Hamble-le-Rice, a village full of cobbled streets and fine dining.
 
Much further along the Hamble is Swanwick Marina with plenty of pubs and restaurants in the surrounding area as well as the Boat House Café in the marina itself. The Hamble is around 1 hours cruise from Trafalgar Wharf. 
Wherever you go this weekend, have a brilliant time :)

Thursday, 25 May 2017

What happens on a typical day at The Drystack in Portsmouth?

Have you ever wondered what happens on a typical day at the UK’s largest indoor drystack? 

You know that boats get lifted and launched, but have you seen it for yourself? 

This quick time-lapsed video made by Tom Harding, Equipment Manager here at The Trafalgar Wharf Group, shows a typical morning.  As you can see, it’s busy busy busy! 

Why not come and see for yourself. 

Call Corinne on 02380 706384 for your very own buggy tour and she'll be able to answer any questions you have about boat storage, whether it’s in The Drystack itself, in the boutique marina, on the hard standing or a swinging mooring and you'll get a free bottle of wine for coming to visit.

We offer the best boat storage solutions here in The Solent.  Give her a call today 02380 706384.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

What do you know about the National Coastwatch?

The National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) is a voluntary organisation set up in 1994 to restore a visual watch along UK shores after many small Coastguard stations closed.

NCI stations have been set up along the coast. Each station has a qualified and highly trained team to watch over its own particular area whether it's a popular seaside town, busy port or shipping area. Accidents will always happen at sea and along the coastline. Wherever there is an NCI station a watchkeeper will be looking out for danger and ensuring your safety on the water.

Each station is manned by a team of fully trained and dedicated volunteers who keep a daylight watch up to 365 days a year. Stations are equipped with telescopes, radar, telephone and weather instrumentation, as well as up to date charts.

A log of all water-based activities is kept during each watch and, when requested, weather conditions can be passed to yachtsmen and fishermen before they put to sea. Also with the new generation of web cams they can identify sea conditions for those who wish to check on the weather or sea state prior to doing any watersport activity, hopefully reducing the need for MCA response and RNLI call-outs. During each watch other activities such as canoeing and diving etc are closely observed, as are bathers, walkers and climbers who use the shoreline.

Trafalgar Wharf & The Drystack's local station is at Gosport.  You can receive radio checks and current local weather and sea conditions by calling on CH65 or by calling 02392 765194 during watch hours. A handy tip if you are planning a day trip on The Solent and you aren’t sure about the weather conditions.

You can find out more about your local NCI and the National Coastwatch Institution in general by clicking here.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Join Boat Club Trafalgar today - there's no joining fee

Boat Club Trafalgar, based at Trafalgar Wharf in Portsmouth, has an exciting announcement to make.  Jonny Boys, the MD here at The Trafalgar Wharf Group, explains all in this short video. 



 
First of all, the joining fee has been completely removed so now all you have to pay when you sign up as a member is your monthly payment. 
 
Secondly, a one-month no commitment trial of Boat Club Trafalgar is being offered so if you aren’t completely sure whether it's for you, you are able to enjoy one full month of boating safe in the knowledge that you can leave at the end of the trial with no hidden ties.
 
And lastly, don't forget about the 60 day risk-free guarantee.  We’re so confident that you’ll love it here at Boat Club Trafalgar that if after 60 days you are not absolutely convinced that our membership plans are the most intelligent, effortless and fun way to go boating here on The Solent we will give you your money back.  No strings attached.
 
For more information about memberships call Steve today on 02392 706 599 or visit www.boatclubtrafalgar.com

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Are you interested in fishing?

Boat Club Trafalgar, who are based here at Trafalgar Wharf, are going to be exhibiting at the Southsea Marina Fishing Show this Saturday 6th May showing their Beneteau Barracuda 7 Fishing Boat 'Calypso' from their fleet of Club Boats.


If you would like to come along to the show and talk to Steve about Boat Club Trafalgar then give him a quick call on 02392 706599 or email him at steve@boatclubtrafalgar.com

The show is set to be a fantastic day with an exciting range of exhibitors showing their specialist fishing products including bait and tackle providers, marine electronics, bespoke fishing kayaks and safety equipment.

There will also be a boat jumble running on the day and the RNLI will be there offering free lifejacket checks.



Dredging in Portsmouth Harbour; learn more about Harbour Regulations

You may have heard about the dredging in Portsmouth Harbour at the moment, this has meant some changes needed to be made to the small boat channel. Click here to read how this may affect you and your boat.

If you're interested in learning more about Harbour Regulations and local laws for The Solent, why not take part in an RYA Powerboat Level II course with our sister company JBT Marine RIB Sales.  They are based here with us at Trafalgar Wharf & The Drystack in Portsmouth.

This 2 day practical course will cover all the basic knowledge and skills you will need to be confident out on the water, plus, the RYA Powerboat Level II Certificate is a nationally recognised qualification for employers, marinas and charter companies.

The next course dates with JBT Marine are listed below.  If you'd like to book a date, or get some more information, then please call Kat on 02392 397000, or email her on training@ribsforsale.com

14th & 15th Jun
20th & 21st June
24th & 25th June
1st & 2nd July
15th & 16th July
29th & 30th July


Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Forklift erection!

You've probably seen our huge Wiggins marine forklifts launching and moving boats around here at Trafalgar Wharf & The Drystack, but would you like to see one of these mighty machines being assembled?  Below is a quick time lapsed video of the lads putting together our newest forklift.  It's quite incredible.

Our newest marine forklift arrived on site back in February, all the way from the US, to join her two sisters Emma and Fanny.  Fitted with a super green Volvo Penta engine fitter she really is a clean, green, boat-moving machine. 

Enjoy the video, and if you want a little more information on the new girls green engine then click here, you'll also be able to read about the new HUSS diesel particulate filters we added to Emma and Fanny.




Thursday, 20 April 2017

Did you know this about Ballistic RIBs?

You may already know that our MD, Jonny Boys, also owns JBT Marine RIB sales that is based here at Trafalgar Wharf in Portsmouth.  JBT Marine specialise in building and selling Ballistic RIBs, along with selling other new and used RIBs and Powerboats.

But you probably don’t know that when he acquired the rights to build Ballistic RIBs, he not only used his years of experience to make many positive changes, he also ensured the boats went through rigorous testing before JBT Marine started to market them.


Jonny entered five Ballistic RIBs into the famously unforgiving 5-day Trans Agulhas race in South Africa to put the RIBs to the ultimate test. The Trans Agulhas is a 1000km race around the southernmost tip of Africa well known for unpredictable sea conditions and shark infested waters.  Whilst the Ballistic RIBs performed incredibly well throughout this race, many lessons were learnt and design adjustments were made accordingly, making the Ballistic RIB one of the most capable RIBs of its kind ever made.

If you’re thinking about buying a Ballistic RIB then click here to see JBT’s current selection of new and used Ballistic RIBs.

Alternatively, if you’d like information on their other stock RIBs and powerboats click here.

To arrange a viewing or sea trial here at Trafalgar Wharf on any of these RIBs, or for more information, please contact Jeremy or Gareth on 02392 397000 or email them at info@ribsforsale.com

You can find out more about the history of the Ballistic RIBs by clicking here.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Anyone can go out boating - even the Easter Bunny 🐰

With the arrival of the warm summer weather and the Easter bank holiday, there is no better time to get out on the water.

Enjoy Boat Club Trafalgar's unlimited, hassle free boating for the fraction of the cost and time investment of boat ownership.

Hop on down to Trafalgar Wharf on Good Friday to visit Steve (who may, or may not, be dressed as the Easter Bunny!) and ask him about the Club and our Easter special offers.

Bring the family or a friend, everyone is welcome.

Call Steve on 02392 706599, email info@boatclubtrafalgar.com or visit www.boatclubtrafalgar.com

Chocolate Easter Bunny GRAND PRIX 2017

We held our very own Easter Grand Prix but unlike the real Grand Prix our cars were remote controlled and we had to make it a quick race before our 'drivers' melted in the sunshine!

Check our Aaron's reverse action :)

Have a great Easter weekend.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

We Care for Air

We are working towards a cleaner and greener environmental set up here at Trafalgar Wharf & The Drystack and so we have fitted some new exhaust systems to our marine forklifts, Emma and Fanny, that we use in our Drystack.  These clever exhausts reduce up to 99.9% of the soot that comes out of the engines which is better for the people working around the machines, better for the boats in The Drystack, and of course better for the environment.

These HUSS diesel particulate filters are a very efficient way to collect soot.  They offer a certified way of collecting and burning the soot, used widely in California they meet CARB and International standards.

We flew one of HUSS's top engineers, a chap we call 'American Steve' (because we already have two of our own Steve's here), all the way from Palm Desert in California to help our Tom Harding and Mark Compton fit these exhaust systems to the girls.

If you're interested in the technology then click here to read about the system
http://www.hussgroup.com/en/filters/mk-filters/

Our newest Wiggins marine forklift (name still be to advised) who arrived last month already has a super green Volvo Penta engine fitter to her producing much lower emissions and a lot less noise.  There is a chemical called Adblue added to a separate tank which gets mixed within the engine and the chemical reaction that takes place creates nitrogen and steam (water) to ensure that the emissions that come out are less harmful to the environment. Nitrogen and water both naturally occur in the atmosphere. 

So this means that we now have 3 Wiggins marine forklifts. We are the only drystack in the Solent to have three marine forklifts so we are guaranteed to always be able to launch your boat.





Monday, 27 March 2017

Here is our latest press release about Boat Club Trafalgar.


Boat Club Trafalgar Welcomes Three New Additions to Their Fleet of Boats

Monday 27th March 2017
For immediate release.


In preparation for the upcoming boating season Boat Club Trafalgar has added three new boats to their rapidly expanding fleet.

The new additions include a Beneteau Barracuda 7, which will be appointed as the fleets fishing boat, as well as a Ballistic 7.8M Sports RIB and a Finnmaster S6 Day Boat.

Steve Rodwell, the manager of Boat Club Trafalgar, said “Boat Club Trafalgar has an extensive fleet of boats to suit everyone’s needs and occasion. There isn’t another club on the Solent that offers what we do. Now’s the time for any boating enthusiast to find out more and maybe come down for a sea trial

Give Steve a call on 02392 706599 or send him an email to info@boatclubtrafalgar if you have any questions at all. 

Each of the boats in the fleet is named with an affiliation to Goddesses and Greek
Mythology, with the new boats being given the following names:

• Beneteau Barracuda 7, ‘Calypso’ – Mistress of Odysseus
• Finnmaster S6, ‘Eos’ – Goddess of Dawn
• Ballistic 7.8M RIB, ‘Sunna’ – Goddess of Sun


We have Boat Club Open Days coming up which are a great opportunity for people to see our facilities and learn more about what our Boat Club and the Solent has to offer. And with free RYA Powerboat training included, there’s never been a better time to get on the water. Anyone wanting to try us out should get in touch by calling  02392 706 599 or email info@boatclubtrafalgar.com ” explains Steve.

Pictures and more information can be found at www.BoatClubTrafalgar.com
Telephone Steve Rodwell on 02392 706 599 or email info@BoatClubTrafalgar.com

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Boat Club Trafalgar's next Open Day

Boat Club Trafalgar have an Open Day on Saturday 8th April and we'd love for you to come and join us for a cup of tea, a tour of the facilities and a sea trial.

We will have the fleet of club boats in the water for you to have a look around, and we will also be offering sea trials on the boat of your choice.

Click here to see the fleet of boats

If you would like more information about Boat Club Trafalgar or to book an appointment, please contact Steve on 02392 706 599 or email him info@boatclubtrafalgar.com. Sea trials are by appointment only, so make sure to give Steve a call so that you don't miss out!


Thursday, 9 March 2017

Here's what a member has to say about Boat Club Trafalgar.

We get asked lots of questions about Boat Club Trafalgar and how it all works, so watch this video of one of our members, Steve Dixon, to see what he has to say about his experience so far.

If you have any questions about Boat Club Trafalgar then please call Steve Rodwell on 02392 706599 and he'll be very happy to help.  Alternatively you can email him on info@boatclubtrafalgar.com.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Meet Steve, the manager of Boat Club Trafalgar!

We thought it would be nice for you to learn a bit more about our new Manager of Boat Club Trafalgar, so let him introduce himself!

My name is Steve Rodwell, and I am the manager here at Boat Club Trafalgar.
I was born and raised in Kenya, East Africa, and I recently emigrated over to the UK in 2016 with my family.

I started boating at an early age, spending most of my free time exploring creeks, fishing, spearfishing, diving and water skiing with family and friends.

I have travelled extensively throughout East Africa & Southern Africa, my journeys taking me to South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Rwanda, East Congo, Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa amongst others.

I have climbed the two highest mountains in Africa – Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Kenya, cage dived with great white sharks in South Africa, white water rafted down the Zambesi River, hot air ballooned over the Masai Mara game reserve and I have seen the gorillas in Uganda.

I like to travel with my family visiting places of interest, and I enjoy kitesurfing, diving, camping & watching a good game of rugby!

I have 17 years experience working in the marine industry, and I am very happy and excited to have joined the Boat Club Trafalgar team. I am looking forward to seeing all our happy members using the boats down at Boat Club Trafalgar soon!

Come down and visit us at Trafalgar Wharf to meet Steve!



Roger Federer Wins Wimbledon And You Get Free Membership At Boat Club Trafalgar

Press Release sent out yesterday:

Roger Federer Wins Wimbledon And You Get Free Membership At Boat Club Trafalgar
Portsmouth, 2nd February 2017
For immediate release.


Marine Entrepreneur Jonny Boys, MD of the Trafalgar Wharf Group, is backing Australian Open winner Roger Federer to win Wimbledon with an offer of FREE membership to his unlimited-use Boat Club Trafalgar.

Boys explains, “Roger Federer is a class act. He won the Australian Open and he’s got a great chance to win Wimbledon. I thought why not give boating people a bit of excitement by offering to pay for Boat Club Trafalgar membership when Federer wins”

“When anyone new comes in and signs up for our new boat club over the next few days I’ll refund 100% of their first year’s money when Federer wins Wimbledon.”

Motor boat and RIB enthusiasts who want a fleet of 7 boats to choose from and who want hassle free, Solent-based, unlimited boating might want to take Jonny to the cleaners this spring.

“The boat club is the new way of boating. Everything is taken care of. There are 7 boats to choose from, all insurances and training are taken care of. It’s intelligent, effortless and fun.”

If you think this could be Federer’s year you might want to give Steve Rodwell, the manager of the boat club, a call on 02392 706 599.

After all, who doesn’t fancy getting something for nothing?

Pictures and more information can be found at www.BoatClubTrafalgar.com


Jonny Boys
Jonny has been in the marine trade all his working life. Having grown up sailing on Chichester Harbour he started working with boats whilst still at school and decided quite early on that the marine world was where he wanted to be.  As well as running Thornham Marina and JBT Marine, since September 2008 Jonny has been focussing his time on the 22 acre Trafalgar Wharf, (the former Vosper Thorneycroft facility) which is now one of the major marine and commercial property success stories on the south coast.


This offer is valid from 2nd March until 16th March 2017.
Telephone Steve Rodwell on 02392 706 599 or email
info@boatclubtrafalgar.com


Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Would you cross The Solent in one of these?

You're probably familiar with the children's nursery rhyme about the owl and the pussycat going to sea in a beautiful pea-green boat, but, can you imagine going to see in a boat made out of a giant pumpkin?

Well that's exactly what Dmitri Galitzine did a few years ago, and today we received the official video.

Dimitri had the award winning giant pumpkin delivered here to Trafalgar Wharf & The Drystack and we helped him turn it into a sea-going vessel, complete with a couple of outboard motors.

Watch one man and his rather large vegetable boat crossing The Solent. 

Enjoy.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

We’re in The News

If you haven’t already seen this article then have a quick read now.

If you'd like some more information on Boat Club Trafalgar then call Steve on 02392 706599 or email him at info@boatclubtrafalgar.com.

Entrepreneur sets up boat club in the Solent

Sea lovers who fancy cruising the Solent on top-of-the-range boats but don’t fancy blowing £100,000 on one can take their pick from a super fleet thanks to a new club.

A boat club, one of the only ones of its kind to feature powerboats on the Solent, has been set up by marine businessman Jonny Boys.


For a monthly fee, members of Boat Club Trafalgar, which runs from Trafalgar Wharf, get access to six boats, ranging from a 6m Ballistic rigid inflatable boat (RIB) to a Finnmaster T7. The scheme comes with training.


Jonny, MD of Trafalgar Wharf, The Drystack and Boat Club Trafalgar, said the idea was to make boating easy for people.


He said: ‘We suspected there was a gap in the market for people who want to go boating but who do not want to spend the capital on purchasing a boat and also do not want the hassle of ownership.


‘There are hassles of ownership as you have to buy a boat, have it maintained, cleaned, stored and insured.’


‘With this boat club, it’s a simple concept; it’s unlimited boating from our fleet of RIBs and powerboats for a simple monthly fee.’


He added: ‘It’s proving very popular both with people thinking about coming into boating who are not ready to make that step of buying a boat, but also with people who know about boating but who want a simpler way of boating.’


Jonny has a wealth of marine industry experience.  He set up JBT Marine, which specialises in RIBs, in 1999.

He also took over Thornham Marina in Emsworth in 2004. He set up Trafalgar Wharf with an investment company in September 2008 after Vosper Thornycroft vacated the area.


Tom Sanderson, who is running the boat club from the Portsmouth base, said: ‘People have busy lives. Some people just want to go out boating and want the experience, not necessarily own the product, it’s also a great stepping stone for someone who does not know much about the world of boating.’


The scheme, which was launched at Southampton Boat Show, officially goes live on March 1st.


There is a one-off joining fee of £4,400 and a monthly fee of between £295 and £595. For more go to boatclubtrafalgar.com or call (023) 9270 6599.







Friday, 3 February 2017

Who is the winner of a years free boating with Boat Club Trafalgar?

Yesterday, Steve Rodwell, manager of Boat Club Trafalgar, drew the winner of the London Boat Show 2017 competition to win a years free boating with Boat Club Trafalgar.

We're very excited to announce that the winner is Mark Berryman.  Congratulations Mark, we hope you're excited to get out on the water.

If you'd like to find out more regarding memberships, or you'd like to come and visit, give us a call on 02392 706599 or email info@boatclubtrafalgar.com.

We're still running our special London Boat Show 2017 joining offer of half price joining fee (usually £4,400 now £2,200) which you can secure with a fully refundable £100 deposit, but remember, this offer ends at 5pm tonight (Friday 3rd February 2017) so contact us now for this fantastic saving.

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Happy Australia Day Mate :)

I wonder how many of you remember the teams here at Trafalgar Wharf and JBT Marine celebrating Australia Day by wearing our bikinis and boardies to work.  It was freezing, but we made a gallant effort.

Here's the video to remind you, it's hard to believe this was 4 years ago!!

Happy Australia Day :)

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Trafalgar Wharf’s Donation Helps Portsmouth Sail Training Trust’s Falcon Fly Again


Portsmouth Sail Training Trust’s 29 foot safety launch Falcon is back on the water thanks to an incredible effort from a team of companies and individuals who donated their skills and services to get her back afloat.

Following accidental damage in late 2015, Falcon was off the water, causing a big setback to the PSTT’s valuable work.  Falcon is PSTT’s safety launch and supports more than 80 young people from disadvantaged areas in Portsmouth as they learn to sail and row and gain a variety of marine and other vocational qualifications.

As part of the restoration, Trafalgar Wharf stepped in to provide free storage space for Falcon.

“There was a fantastic community effort by a number of companies and the Royal Navy all working hard to get Falcon back into ship-shape,” said Jonny Boys, Managing Director of Trafalgar Wharf.

“We offered to lift, store and launch Falcon at our 24acre boating facility at the top of Portsmouth harbor. It helped the team get her back on the water in double quick time. It was great to be at the official presentation following the refit of Falcon and meet everyone who worked on her. On a personal note, it’s probably the only time I’ll get to have my photo taken with a Rear Admiral.”

Rear Admiral Paul Bennett presented a plaque celebrating her restoration to Alan Dorricott, BAE Systems’ operations lead for Fleet Time Engineering. The presentation was attended by representatives from the restoration team and many of the companies involved in the project.