Father's Day Lunch- Inclusive of a tour of Boathouse 4 workshop and the Coastal Forces boats.  Sunday 18th June

Boathouse 4's restaurant is offering a specially selected menu for Father's day along side the opportunity to have a tour of the workshop and our WWII boats - HSL102 and MGB81.

Take a look at the menu!


Spitfires of the Sea: Coastal Forces of the Second World War and Hampshire's Contribution to Their Success

1st July 2017  11am - 1pm

During the Second World War, the Motor Torpedo Boats, Motor Gun Boats and Motor Launches of Coastal Forces operated from numerous harbours and estuaries around Britain's coast. Striking at enemy shipping in the North Sea and Channel, it was their tireless efforts that helped clear the seas in advance of Operation Overlord.

Many of the 2,000 small boats that served in the Royal Navy can trace their lineage back to the boatyards of Hampshire, and it was here that two of the most prolific builders – Vosper and British Power Boat – turned out the small craft that helped turn the tide in the Channel.

This one-hour talk, by Steve Fisher, looks at the important contribution that Coastal Forces made to the war, the role of the Solent’s boatyards and the legacy of their work that can still be seen today. After the talk attendees may visit the Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust's restored and seaworthy MGB81 on the pontoon next to Boathouse 4.

Please book here: Event Brite

Mini Boatbuilders - Family Workshops

Come and join us for our family friendly mini boat build workshops!  Build a boat in a day (10am - 4pm) to take out onto water and sail. Our experienced team will guide your family group through every stage of the build and provide you with all the tools and materials necessary. 

Booking is essential, please phone Caroline on 02392 817119 or email caroline@boathouse4.org

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Boathouse 4 half term activity May/June 2017

Saturday 27 May at 1130 and 1330, and Thursday 1 June at 1130 and 1330

Song Boat: Janet Ayers and Matthew Parsons share folk songs and sea shanties on fiddle and banjolele. All are welcome to join in with the singing and percussion. Open to all ages.




International Boatbuilding Training College (IBTC) Portsmouth

IBTC - building better boatbuilders, conserving vessels, re-skilling and career changing, all within the amazing Boathouse 4.

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Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust

Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust is responsible for the conservation and re-use of the buildings in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. In addition to Boathouse 4, PNBPT also owns and operates three attractions within the Historic Dockyard; Action Stations, Dockyard Apprentice, and Harbour Tours.

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Solent Marine Academy

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Midships Cookhouse

Mezzanine level venue with fabulous views of Portsmouth Harbour.

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International Boatbuilding Training College (IBTC) Portsmouth

Our main course is the City & Guilds 2463 Level 3 Practical Boatbuilding diploma run over 47 weeks and has 4 intakes per year.  Find out about our course start dates and our shorter courses which will run at regular intervals throughout the year.

Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust

Ever wanted to ‘have a go’ on some traditional boatbuilding tools or take part in a wooden boat build? Find out about our activities, events, tours, talks and workshops both in and out of water.

Solent Marine Academy

Solent Marine Academy runs regular free Taster Days. Watch this space for more details

Midships Cookhouse

Midships, the contemporary cookhouse in Boathouse 4, offers a unique maritime setting for corporate and private events, marrying original features with a fresh modern feel celebrating Portsmouth Naval Heritage.
Boathouse 4
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Victory Gate
HM Naval Base

Restaurant and Venue Hire

T: 023 9286 5700    E: boathouse4@baxterstorey.com

IBTC & General Enquiries

E: info@boathouse4.org

Exhibition & Mast Climbing Experience

T: 077 8750 3455     E: kerryjarvie@pnbpt.com


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