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.
On 12-16th September we have over 30 power boats up for auction. A wide variety of boats including some bargains amongst the boat auction catalogue, try a bid and see how soon you meet the reserve!
Check out these Westerly boats being auctioned 12-16th September. You can bid with confidence that each boat can be surveyed and sea trialled before you make the finally decision to purchase.
Events, Boat Shows and Regattas in which Boatshed plan to participate, or which are of interest to our customers, during 2015.
This end-of-year review focuses on the VAT 'hot topics' of 2014 and offers a few ideas for boat buyers and sellers to consider for the next year.
At Boatshed we encourage feedback from our customers, as a way of monitoring and improving the services we offer. Here are some recent comments we have received:
On Thursday the entire Solitaire du Figaro fleet arrived in Plymouth for a three day lay-over at Sutton Harbour Marina.
Calling all boat sellers - we have buyers waiting. The team at Boatshed Plymouth is having another great year selling boats and are keen to assist other sellers find new owners for their boats in 2014. We have buyers ready and keen to buy. We have already sold many boats this year and are looking for more boats to bring to the market. Spring has sprung and now is the time to speak to us about brokerage.
Sam is a young British sailor from the South West pushing to make it into the world of short-handed offshore racing.
How could you not have seen the terrible reports of the Somerset Levels in full flood earlier this year.
Plymouth’s Sutton Harbour will host some of the world’s top sailors when the 45th edition of La Solitaire du Figaro arrives in the city this June. It’s considered to be the world championship for single-handed yachtsmen and yachtswomen, one of the main training grounds for the famous Vendee Globe race.
Westerly yachts do not need any introduction from me, as other more qualified experts have already covered this long ago.
It all started with a phone call from a gentleman who told me that he had just succeeded in an eBay auction for a yacht with a bid of just over £35,000. He had noticed, the morning after his euphoric night, that the same yacht was for sale with Boatshed Gibraltar at £110,000. He was beginning to think that maybe there was something amiss. I thought it interesting that when he wanted to reassure himself that he was not being defrauded he turned to the broker! My first inclination was to let him sink as he was now trying to get a brokerage service but had earlier opted for an auction process that dispensed with the broker. However I reconsidered.
An exciting new chapter in the Morvargh Sailing Project starts soon. Click here for their link
Comfort and Class is what you get with this lovely Nicholson 26.
The auction has just started and you can now start bidding! Auction ends on Tuesday 21st Jan 2014, so get bidding.
Secure Trailer Boat Storage in Plymouth.
The Boatshed 2014 Conference was held at the Excel exhibition centre during the London boat show. Boatshed offices travelled to London to share best practice, discuss ideas and develop new strategy for 2014/15.
Boatshed Scotland won the trophy for "Yacht Broker of the year" at the 2014 Boatshed Conference and Awards ceremony.
Boatshed.com will be on Stand E163 for the next 9 days.
Check out the bumper selection of boats in our next auction January 17-21 2014. If you are interested in any boats, you’ll have plenty of time to fit in a viewing before the auction starts on January 17th 2014.