The thriving yachting scene in the Solent is on our doorstep and we all know about Cowes and Hamble. But not everyone knows that on the sheltered western shore of Portsmouth Harbour, Gosport is home to the biggest concentration of yachts and services on the south coast. In 2013 the network – Gosport Marine Scene – was set up to give a voice to the 160+ marine businesses.

Portsmouth Harbour Marine

Building on the success of Gosport Marine Scene, the exciting new charity Portsmouth Harbour Marine was officially launched in April 2019 with a remit of promoting marine businesses, skills and participation around the harbour.

Portsmouth Harbour Marine will work with schools and colleges to equip young people with the skills needed for marine sector employment and encourage young people to pursue a career in marine employment and to get afloat for recreation. Its aims also extend to stimulating marine businesses and their networks locally, and promoting Portsmouth’s historic harbour as a destination for all forms of competitive and leisure boating.

GMS Directors

  Peter Melson CVO CBE – Chairman – PHM Trustee

  Mark Bowden – Managing Director – PHM Trustee

  Lucy Gross – ASTOS (Futures)

  Tim Newell – Premier Marinas

 Mike Shepherd – Marine Advertising Agency

Richard Stokes – PHM Trustee

  Richard Baker-Jones – Secretary

GMS Advisers

Richard Reddyhoff – Dean & Reddhoff Marinas

  Cllr John Beavis MBE – Gosport Borough Council

   Ian Bridges – Gosport Borough Council

Peter Newell (Nab Tower Pursuit)




Sam Vaughan – Seldén Masts Ltd

Mark Pembleton – Portsmouth City Council