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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.


Why You Should Fit Crotch Straps to Your Life Jackets - Vital Viewing!

Why You Should Fit Crotch Straps to Your Life Jackets - Vital Viewing!

Thursday, 10 August 2017

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Boat owner jailed for unsafe operation of fishing vessel

Thursday, 03 August 2017
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 new film  - Vanishing Sail - Sunday 6 August 2017

Boatshed supports screening of new film - Vanishing Sail - Sunday 6 August 2017

Monday, 31 July 2017

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 ? Visit a REAL Chandlery

Authentic ship smell ? Visit a REAL Chandlery

Monday, 31 July 2017

Authentic ship smell ?

ROLEX FASTNET RACE

ROLEX FASTNET RACE

Monday, 24 July 2017

The 2013 Rolex Fastnet fleet leaving the Solent. Image: Rolex-Kurt Arrigo

FAST40+ One Ton Cup

Thursday, 20 July 2017

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.

Solar powered electric boating was more popular in 1880 but it will catch on soon!

Solar powered electric boating was more popular in 1880 but it will catch on soon!

Sunday, 16 July 2017

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.........

OFFSHORE KIT

OFFSHORE KIT

Saturday, 15 July 2017

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

www.SeatekGear.com

July Boatbid Auction - Starts Today!

July Boatbid Auction - Starts Today!

Friday, 14 July 2017

BoatBid Auction - 14th to the 18th July - Bidding has begun!

Countdown to Plymouth Golden Globe start

Countdown to Plymouth Golden Globe start

Monday, 03 July 2017

Tapio Lehtinen from Helsinki, Finland is an entry in the 2018 Golden Globe Race. . Image: Tapio Lehtinen/PPL Photo Agency/GGR

July BoatBid Auction - Catalogue Live

July BoatBid Auction - Catalogue Live

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

The next auction runs from Friday 14th July 2017 until Tuesday 18th July 2017.

The Internet and the Yacht Sales: Why Boaters Prefer Brokers

The Internet and the Yacht Sales: Why Boaters Prefer Brokers

Thursday, 08 June 2017

The Washington Post published on March 17, 2017 an article titled “The Real Estate Industry has Something the Internet can’t offer: The Human Element”.

Tall ship will lead cruises for berth holders at Plymouth Marina

Wednesday, 07 June 2017

Matthew and Vicky Barraud of The Morvargh Sailing Project, with Mark Brimacombe, Manager of The Marina at Sutton Harbour, aboard the Helen Mary R.

Drama in Bermuda for Emirates Team New Zealand

Wednesday, 07 June 2017

© ACEA 2017 / Photo Gilles Martin-Raget

OSTAR 2017

OSTAR 2017

Monday, 29 May 2017

The Single-handed Trans-Atlantic Race, or OSTAR, is an east-to-west yacht race across the North Atlantic, inaugurated in 1960, it was the first single-handed ocean yacht race. It is run from Plymouth to the Newport in the USA and is held every four years. The Boatshed Performance team sailed into Plymouth today to get a report at the low key start. The race is westwards against the prevailing winds of the north Atlantic over a distance of around 3,000 nautical miles.

Man overboard location alert app

Man overboard location alert app

Sunday, 28 May 2017

OLAS, the man overboard location alert app from Exposure Lights is now available on Android as well as through the App Store.

Exposure Lights have also released a daunting new MOB video, showing how easily things can quickly go wrong, even in relatively calm conditions. Exposure’s research revealed that typically in many sailing partnerships at least one person has the underlying dread “what would I do if my partner went overboard”, meaning they find it difficult to relax or rest when the other is on deck alone.

No foulies required!

Friday, 19 May 2017

When you consider just how many sailing days you actually enjoy on your boat in the UK, maybe it really would be a better proposition to buy a boat in the south of France.