This is where we publish our boat related stories and articles, which range from world circumnavigation to rescue missions, humour and much, much more. So make yourself a coffee and settle yourself down to a good read.
It's the final weekend of the Southampton Boatshow....
Fairline Yachts has announced plans for a new 33ft express cruiser.
This new model will be the first from Fairline’s new project ‘F-Line’ series and will launch in early 2019.
Boatshed offices in the Caribbean are currently experiencing very difficult circumstances. Our thoughts are with the families and members of the boatshed team caught up in the very challenging circumstances.
Young powerboaters from across the UK will be hitting the water on 17 September at the Yachtmarket.com Southampton Boat Show, putting their skill, control and speed to the test in the hope of clinching the prestigious title of 2017 Honda RYA Youth RIB National Champion.
The Honda RYA Youth RIB Championship is Britain’s leading programme introducing kids to powerboats and training them to be safe, proficient drivers and excellent boat handlers. Throughout the summer the competition has seen some very close finishes at the area finals and this year’s final promises to be a real nail biter!
Red Paddle Co – the worlds leading inflatable SUP manufacturer have teamed up with Boatshed.com – International Yacht Brokers to offer you the chance to WIN an inflatable Paddleboard (SUP). Click here to Win a Paddleboard
Gipsy Moth IV is to return to Buckler’s Hard for the 50th anniversary of Sir Francis Chichester returning home to the Beaulieu River after his epic voyage to become the first person to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe.
To mark the anniversary, visitors to Buckler’s Hard will be able to climb on board the famous yacht on Sunday September 17th for a tour to learn more about her record-breaking history.
After a long wait, HMS Queen Elizabeth finally arrived in Portsmouth Harbour this morning at 0710hrs. She was greeted with a flotilla of boats and thousands of people lined the shores to catch a glimpse of the biggest warship ever built for the Royal Navy.
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The owner of a fishing vessel has been sentenced to 15 months in prison after pleading guilty to two charges brought by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) for the unsafe operation of a fishing vessel and failing to ensure that the gas cooker was properly maintained.
Timothy Bowman Davies (45) from Milford Haven was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment at Leeds Crown Court yesterday (2 August).
Boatshed supports screening of the film Vanishing Sail - A Dramatic Tale of the Caribbean Sailing Tradition wins support from creative boat seller Portsmouth, UK. Boatshed, the world’s largest yacht brokerage, announces its partnership with Indian Creek Films for the August 6 screening of the film Vanishing Sail-Five years in the making, Vanishing Sail is the story of how the centuries-old tradition of sailboat building was kept alive in the Grenadine islands.
Authentic ship smell ?
This September, the FAST40+ Class will compete for the prestigious One Ton Cup for the second time.
Created by the Cercle de la Voile de Paris (CVP – Paris Yacht Club) in 1899, the One Ton Cup is steeped in history and reputation in the world of yacht racing. Winners of the Cup include many legends in the sport of sailing: Syd Fischer, Harold Cudmore, Henrik Soderlund, King Harald V of Norway, Paul Cayard, Francesco de Angelis, and Russell Coutts.
You have the Egyptian Sun God Ra to thank for the mythical barge Solar In the 19th c its a fact that electric boats were very popular. From the 1880s right up to the 1920s, and thereafter the ICE took precedence but then in the flared 1970s along came the very reason to re ignite interest in them, the energy crisis and suddenly electric boating and vehicles were reborn. In 1975, the first all electric sailing yacht went global with the first all electric circumnavigation. With Carbon fuel prices doubling every 5 years and with Solar panels costing half of what they did in 2010 The payback period is less than 2 years with every 100 watt panel saving 55 litres of fuel per year endlessly and then some. So whilst global cruising might not be your thing, then a trip down the canal might just be and.........
SEATEK Gear has launched a collection of high performance offshore watches and polarised sunglasses. The SEATEK ARGO dive watch features Swiss components and has a 200m water depth resistance. The ocean glare-proof sunglasses DEEP-V and PABLO are made in Italy with advanced polarised lens systems by Carl Zeiss Vision.ARGO watch: £275Sunglasses: £117
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