Facilities

GA Marine operate from three separate premises on the south coast each providing our staff with the equipment they need to carry out task specific works.

GA marine have proudly partnered with Portchester ship lift.. 

This independent facility is managed  and maintained by Trafalgar Wharf group 

The Rolls Royce Ship Lift platform, which is 184 ft by 45 ft, has a long history at the site, and had been originally used by VT to work on Royal Navy vessels. Trafalgar Wharf Shiplift is a customer focused yard where you can control who completes the work on your vessel. It is a unique facility allowing fast docking with easy access. The ship lift is rated to 877 ton and is effectively a mechanical dry-dock, hoisting large vessels out of the water for repair, repainting and maintenance.


The ship cradles can move vessels of around 60 metres in length overall and up to 877 tons using the railed system. The rail system within the ship yard is movable hence allows for the traversing and dry docking of multiple vessels. The external hard-standing is approx. 80m x 50m and provides a solid and level working area with full access around vessels for cleaning down in readiness for painting.

As well as recent site wide infrastructure improvements, the ship lift has been fully refurbished, tested and certified. Ideally located to support vessels operating in the Solent and beyond, our Shipyard services a variety customers operating in the commercial, defence and superyacht sectors. Project offices, equipment storage and welfare facilities are available to hire for the duration of your project.

• Electricity and water available as standard.
• Welfare facilities available with workshops and office spaces for hire.
• Great location within Portmouth Harbour.
• Good working environment.
• Good access to motorway and rail networks.
• Secure site with access control system.
• Free parking.
• Friendly, approachable and knowledgeable staff.
• Good local amenities.
• Great support network of suppliers.

Technical Information

APPROACH – Channel dredged to chart datum July 2009
PLATFORM – A curtain plate or lip to seaward side of lift lies at a max height of 0.3 metres above chart datum.
SIZE – Area of platform 56 metres x 14.3 metres but depending on vessel, 60 to 65 metres might be accommodated.
CAPACITY – 877 metric tonnes with a loading of 24 tonnes per linear metre.

To dock your vessel and receive the best rates call us ..02380 234556