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Trafalgar Group acquires Northshore Shipyard

The Trafalgar Group has exchanged contracts to purchase Northshore Shipyard, located in Itchenor on Chichester Harbour on the UK’s South Coast.

The new addition to the Trafalgar Group includes a boatyard, lifting facilities, commercial space, and office spots.

Northshore Shipyard covers an area of approximately 4 acres, with facilities including a deep-water pontoon, two slipways, a café, and commercial buildings totalling 60,000sqft. The acquisition is a significant milestone says Trafalgar Group, which is keen explore its potential.

“We’re absolutely thrilled with this new site,” said Jonny Boys, MD of The Trafalgar Group. “This property offers numerous opportunities. We look forward to discussing its future with all stakeholders.”

A spokesman for the directors of the Northshore group of companies, added: “We’re pleased to pass this remarkable property to The Trafalgar Group.

“We’re absolutely thrilled with this new site. This property offers numerous opportunities.”

Jonny Boys, MD of The Trafalgar Group

“We believe they will maintain its legacy and bring in exciting new developments. Northshore Yacht Services Ltd do however look forward to continuing to offer repair and maintenance services from the Northshore site for the foreseeable future.”

The shipyard dates back to the 1930s when it was originally named Gazeby’s Yard.

During World War 2, the shipyard was commandeered by the Ministry of Defence to build Fairmile landing craft with the ML shed still in use.

The shipyard changed hands in 2003 with new yacht models introduced and a new factory built on site in 2007 for the production of the Southerly brand.

The New Southerly Factory was opened by HRH The Princess Royal in 2010.

The Trafalgar Group provides a range of services including a boat club, boat sales, training and serviced offices.

The Group also owns Thornham Marina also located in Chichester Harbour. Earlier this year, the Group completed the sale of the Trafalgar Wharf site in Portsmouth Harbour.


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