Saturday, 24 February 2018

** Fantastic Opportunity Within The Boating Industry **

Do you dream about working in marine environment amongst beautiful surroundings?

Thornham Marina is looking for a hard working Yard Operative to join their highly motivated, enthusiastic and professional team. 

The role is varied, but mainly focused on marina and boatyard activities and general machine maintenance. They specialise in the berthing, hauling and storage of vessels. 

Duties will include: 
*Assisting with launching and lifting boats 
*General marina maintenance 
*General machine maintenance 

The likely candidate should have: 
* An outgoing, ‘can-do’ attitude
* Excellent customer service skills
* Full UK Driving License
* The ability to work in a fast paced environment 

You will also be a reliable team player and be prepared to work outside in all weathers. Boating/Boat Yard experience would help however this is not essential. 

This a full time position. Working hours Tuesday – Saturday 8.00am – 4.30pm. 

Salary in the region of £17,000 to £19,000 depending on knowledge and experience.

Email your CV to to become a valued member of the best marina in Chichester Harbour. 

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Here's Our Christmas Video

It's that time of the year again and you know how much our sister site Trafalgar Wharf LOVE making here is this years offering - 'Santa's Crazy Reindeer'. Unfortunately we couldn't be there to show off our dance moves, so had to cameo from the office!

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.

For our Christmas opening hours please visit our facebook page, 

The Thornham Team 
01243 375 335 

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

2 Fantastic Opportunities Available Within The Boating Industry..

We have two fantastic career opportunities within the boating industry at Thornham Marina.. 

Part Time Sales Position Available
Are you fun to work to with? Do you have a positive can-do attitude?

We are looking for someone who has a passion for sales and providing excellent Customer Service. The role will involve being the first point of contact for sales and customer enquiries, following up enquiries and keeping in contact with previous customers.

Proven experience of sales and sales follow up processes essential, boating knowledge would be advantageous.

Passion, team player, flexibility and hard work are some of the qualities that we look for in our team and if you possess those qualities, we would love to hear from you!

Pay is £9.50 per hour with the potential to earn an additional £3500 per annum if the individual reaches all their sales targets.

The successful candidate will receive annual pay reviews and free parking.

Working Hours: 16 hours per week, Tuesday - Friday, Occasional Saturday when required
Location: Thornham Marina, Emsworth

Boat Yard Manager Position Available
A small but busy Marina on the south coast are looking to recruit a highly motivated Boatyard Manager to join our team. 

This role reports to the Marina Manager and is primarily responsible for the pro-active day to day management of a busy boatyard, ensuring the highest level of customer service and Health & Safety standards.

The main responsibilities include:
- Lifting and launching boats.
- Blocking off of boats and other lifting operations using the Merlo 470 and 12 Ton 
- Servicing and maintaining all equipment, including a Submersible boat hoist, Merlo 470, high powered pressure washer to name a few.
- Implementing and compliance with Health and Safety and Risk Assessments
- Maintaining yard to boat owners and users’ expectations.
- Managing other yard staff

The role is varied and day to day responsibilities vary depending on the requirements of the marina. 

The ideal candidate:
Will have supervisory experience, an excellent standard of communication and customer service and be happy working on their own and as part of a team.

You will be organised with good planning and time-management skills.

Good mechanical skills are essential along with enthusiasm and passion for all things boating. You will enjoy working outdoors in all kinds of weather. A knowledge of boats, boating and lifting and blocking off boats is essential.

Salary: Dependent on Experience
Working Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 8am - 4:30pm
Location: Thornham Marina, Emsworth

Please email all applications with cv to and state which role you would like to apply for. 

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Check out the amazing feedback we received from a few boat owners that wintered at Thornham Marina this year...   

With many thanks for your support over the years. If I ever take ownership in a boat in the nearby waters, Thornham Marina will be top of my list!
Peter Baker

I just wanted to say thanks to you and the rest of the team for looking after Cyclone over the winter.
Thornham really is a friendly place, staffed by people who clearly enjoy their work and take a pride in it. Witnessing the shores being checked prior to a blow and the care taken with boat movements gives an owner real confidence.
I particularly appreciated the extra effort made to launch Cyclone to schedule - and being kept informed of developments - following a problem with the boat lift.
Please pass on my good wishes to the rest of the team.
Rob, Cyclone of Langstone

Thanks again for all your highly efficient and professional service over the winter.
Your team are brilliant and nothing seems too much trouble, please pass on my thanks to everyone.
Have a great summer, see you next winter.
Tony, Pegasus

I'd like to express my thanks all of the Thornham staff who looked after my Crabber, 'Maudie IV', over the winter.
The friendly service, care and attention to detail of Arnie and the boys in the yard was simply outstanding and nothing seemed too much trouble for them.
I have no doubt that we'll be back with you at the end of the coming season.
Paul Deslandes, Maudie IV

Thank you to everyone for your lovely comments after your winter stay. 

We hope you all have a great summer, and look forward to welcoming you all in the autumn. 

t: 01243 375 335

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Fire at Boaters Bar at Thornham Marina

Boaters Bar sadly caught alight in the early hours of Tuesday (28th February) morning.

The alert was sounded from a local resident at about 1.30am, and saw two crews from Havant, one from Emsworth and another from Chichester in attendance. 

Crews battled the fire for more than three hours, using high-pressure hoses, water jets, breathing apparatuses and positive pressure fans. 

When Jeanette arrived on site, the fire had been contained and mostly extinguished. The fire service remained on site until about 9am to dampen the area. 

The fire was localized to Boaters, and did not spread to any other buildings or areas of the Boat Yard. No boats were affected/damaged by the fire, nor any other marine businesses. Nobody was injured during the incident and Boaters was closed at the time.  

Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire, and at present this remains unclear. 

Unfortunately Boaters will remain closed until further notice, as the fire has gutted the building.

It was a popular cafe with our boat owners on site, walkers and birdwatchers visiting the area. We will keep you all updated with progress, and let you know when you can return to enjoy some hearty home cooked food by Roy & Claire. 

The Thornham Team
01243 375 335