Portsmouth Harbour Marine has been set up to promote marine businesses, skills and participation around Portsmouth and Gosport Harbour. The initiative was set up following the success of Gosport Marine Scene which launched in 2013 to give voice to the 160+ marine businesses in the Gosport area.  It was decided to widen the remit and success of Gosport Marine Scene and to encompass the whole of Portsmouth Harbour, hence the launch of Portsmouth Harbour Marine. The thriving yachting scene in the Solent is well known in Cowes and the Hamble; but not everyone knows that Portsmouth Harbour and Gosport are home to the biggest concentration of yachts and services on the south coast.

Portsmouth Harbour Marine

Portsmouth Harbour Marine is a Community Interest Company that works with schools, colleges and marine businesses to improve the work readiness of young people and individuals for employment within the local marine sector. PHM is also working with charities and other providers of local on-water activities to promote water-based activities as a means to improve health, develop life skills and increase marine careers awareness. Portsmouth Harbour Marine promotes and supports the development of Portsmouth Harbour, its facilities, marine businesses and their networks, to stimulate economic growth, marine employment and inward investment. Portsmouth Harbour Marine champions the harbour as a destination for boats and aims to stimulate investment in international events to raise awareness of the local marine sector and involve the local harbour communities.

Gosport Marine Scene

Gosport Marine Scene was set up in 2013 to promote Gosport as a destination, host marine events, promote local marine trade and tourism and to develop local marine employment talent. The remit of Gosport Marine Scene was widened in 2019 to encompass the whole of Portsmouth Harbour with the launch of Portmouth Harbour Marine.

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