About The Trafalgar Group

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About Trafalgar

The Trafalgar Group is a young, dynamic group of businesses operating in the leisure boating, commercial shipyard and property sectors, based at the top of Portsmouth Harbour. 

We are driven to creating the highest value and the most effective use of your time. Whether it is storing and launching your boat, providing everything you need to get afloat, commercial vessel lifting or finding you the right business premises with minimal disruption to your work flow.

Our mission

The Trafalgar team are dedicated to creating innovative, hassle free experiences and delivering our mission:

We make your life easier, enjoyable and fun.

Boats, buildings or office space, our expert teams take care of all the details. 

Ensuring you maximise your time and focus on the important stuff: relaxing or working as hard as you like with total peace of mind.

Our heritage

Trafalgar has a strong marine and maritime history. MD Jonny Boys started up in business in the mid-1990s specialising in quality powerboat refits and sales. JBT Marine grew to become a leading player in new and used boat sales. Now operating as RIBs for Sale, the brokerage and new boat sales goes from strength to strength.  The next step was developing the prestigious Ballistic RIBs brand.

The business expanded into marina management, renovating the run-down site at Thornham Marina to become a thriving, tranquil facility for boaters in Chichester Harbour.

Renovating Trafalgar Wharf

It was in 2008 that saw the start of what is now the Trafalgar group of businesses, with the purchase of the former Vosper Thornycroft site at the top of Portsmouth Harbour.

Renamed Trafalgar Wharf, the site has benefitted from an ongoing programme of investment, innovation and improvement. Transforming it as a leisure boating and commercial facility for the Portsmouth community.

A decade of evolution

The original vast Vospers boat shed has been transformed to become Trafalgar Drystack. The largest indoor dry boat storage unit in Europe, able to store over 300 power and motorboats for quick launching by powerful boat lifts.

MD Jonny Boys

MD Jonny Boys

The Trafalgar Marina and Boatyard were renovated and made operational. It now offers on water boat berthing and shoreside boat storage with full facilities for boat owners. As the site developed, the boat sales business moved over to Trafalgar Wharf from Thornham Marina.

Trafalgar Properties offers waterfront office units, serviced offices and spacious commercial premises.

The innovative Boat Club Trafalgar enables members to subscribe monthly and go boating whenever they wish. Without owning the boat or any equipment. It’s the UK’s leading organisation enabling people to get afloat the simple and easy way.

True to the site’s heritage, the commercial Shipyard is fully operational. Our shiplift enables commercial vessel and large private yacht owners to run their bespoke maintenance programmes onsite, using the Trafalgar Shipyard facilities and their own suppliers.  

The popular Beach Hut Cafe is the latest addition to the site. Providing excellent coffee and snacks for customers, tenants and passers by.

The Trafalgar Wharf site has also become home to a variety of large commercial enterprises and small business in the marine and non-marine sector with tenants including Magma Global, Magma Structures and Fugro. 



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Boat Sales

Boat Club

Boat Club




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Registered Office: Midland House, 2 Poole Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5QY Vat No. 942 7079 08 Company Number 6671758