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How much money can you save by joining Boat Club Trafalgar? 😊

December 8th, 2016 | Posted in Buying Ribs | No Comments »
Let me show you how spending £7000 on a a years boating membership can get you a whole lot more than spending £16,503 a year and getting lumbered with the “same-old thing every weekend”!
Ever since we launched Boat Club Trafalgar, people have been asking me to “Show Them The Money”.
They know they want to get into boating (so that’s the emotional heart-strings bit taken care of)…but they are not sure exactly the BEST WAY to finance it.
So rather than having the same conversation again and again and writing down the figures on a back of an envelope, I have done some research into what it costs to run a boat versus being a member of Boat Club Trafalgar…
Comparison – Owning a Boat vs Boat Club Trafalgar
I compared the costs of owning a new 7-8m boat financed over 3 years against being a Platinum member of Boat Club Trafalgar for the same period of time.
Here are the costs of owning a new 7-8m boat for 3 years on finance (new boat price £64,000):
Boat Purchase (inc. 3 years Finance) £75,504
Maintenance (Servicing & Cleaning, etc) £5,290
Insurance £1,050
Storage (Marina Berth or Drystack) £10,926
Safety Equipment £519
TOTAL £93,289
If after 3 years the boat was to be sold, taking into account depreciation there would be an estimated return of £43,780, making the cost of boat ownership over 3 years £49,509.
Now take a look at what you might spend to be a Platinum Member of Boat Club Trafalgar Platinum for 3 years:
Item Cost
One-off Joining Fee £4,400
Platinum Membership (£595 per month) £21,420
TOTAL £25,820
Yes, that’s right – it’s just £25,820!
So, the costs of owning a Boat vs joining Boat Club Trafalgar for a year are:
Boat Ownership Boat Club Trafalgar
£49,509 £25,820
It’s an incredible saving of more than £23,000. That’s nearly HALF!
Now you know why people are making the decision to go with Boat Club Trafalgar!  It’s because there actually is a way of “having your cake and eating it” when it comes to boating.
When you’re paying almost £18,000 just to store and maintain a boat over three years it’s got to be a serious consideration to buy our Platinum membership instead.
And Boat Club Trafalgar works out massively cheaper than boat ownership when you take depreciation into account. So that’s the finance side taken care of.
A Whole Fleet To Choose From – For A Little More Than Annual Boat Storage.
With Boat Club Trafalgar, you are able to enjoy our range of premium, new RIBs and powerboats, without committing to owning just one boat.  Come and try out some of our Finnmasters and Ballistics to see why our members rave about them.
All you have to do is turn up and go.  No worries about insurance, safety equipment, maintenance or storage or launching. Plus you get free RYA Powerboat Level 2 course included with your membership and all the other training you need to enjoy the boats and the Solent.
Great Location – Unlimited Bookings
Our location gives you unbeatable access to the Solent from London and the surrounding areas, with the site situated just minutes off the M27. The location of Boat Club Trafalgar makes day trips across to Cowes an accessible and feasible option for those living in London.
 Our great location at the top of Portsmouth Harbour allows you to be in the Solent within 20 minutes of leaving our pontoon and Trafalgar Wharf, allowing you to dash across to the Isle of Wight for lunch in less than an hour.
It’s easy to book out a boat from our fleet with our online app – just book it in, turn up and off you go! We will have the boat you have chosen in the water, fully fuelled and ready for when you arrive – saving you time and giving you a hassle-free and enjoyable day out on the water.
Intelligent | Effortless | Fun
Our range of boats and membership packages are flexible and adaptable to any occasion – allowing Boat Club Trafalgar to fit perfectly into busy lifestyles.
Call us now on 02392 706599 to find out more about Boat Club Trafalgar and what we can offer you!
You can also find out more information on our website, and you can email us at
PSST! There is a special offer for Founder Members – Call us now to find out more about this unmissable deal!
Why have only one boat when you can have a choice of all these…
PS. Check our our Facebook Page here to keep up to date with us!

Motorboat Owner Article about the Finnmaster T7 Boat

December 6th, 2016 | Posted in Buying Ribs | No Comments »

The November Issue of Motorboat Owner features a great article all about the Finnmaster T7 Boat! You can subscribe to the magazine for FREE by clicking here! If you would like to find out more about the Finnmaster T7 now, you can read more on our website here and on Boats and Outboards here.

There are several Finnmaster dealers in the UK – you can find your nearest stockist below:

JBT Marine – Portsmouth, South Coast – and on Boats and Outboards

Ideal Boat – Wales –

Midway Boats – Cheshire -

Bosuns Locker – Edinburgh -

Hanna Boats – Northern Ireland -

To see the rest of the Finnmaster range for sale, click here to go to Boats and Outboards.

Our Boat Club Trafalgar fleet has a new Finnmaster T7 Boat in it – if you aren’t ready to buy, why not sign up for a year of Boat Club?

Our Top 10 Boaty Christmas Presents!

December 2nd, 2016 | Posted in Buying Ribs | No Comments »
We’ve put together a list of our Top 10 Boaty Christmas presents for your loved

ones and friends. With a range of ideas and pricing, you’re sure to find a gift that

will be perfect for the special person in your life!

1. Boat Club Trafalgar Membership

Why not give the gift of boating this Christmas, with a year of Boat Club Trafalgar?

2. RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course Gift Voucher

A Powerboat Course gives your loved one two fantastic days of fun (and learning)


3. Customised Outboard Engine Cover

Practical and Fun, these Engine Covers will be a hit among your boating friends

Prices from £54

4. August Race Boat Cleaning Kit

Premium cleaning products housed in a handy and fashionable bag – what’s not

to love?


5. Lifeproof Phone Case

Durable, Strong, Waterpoof, Shock Proof – the perfect gift for those who love

the outdoors and boating.


6. Mighty Mug

An unspillable travel mug – perfect for days out on the water


7. Touchscreen Gloves

Supersoft gloves that allow you to use your smart phone without

getting cold hands


8. Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 Camera

The ultimate 4K action camera


9. Powerboat and RIB Magazine Subscription

Filled to the brim with articles and new products – a must read


10. Gerber Multi Tool

Pliers, a knife and much more – this multi tool is perfect for those

into boating.


PS. Check our our Facebook Page here to keep up to date with us!


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