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.
There’s no doubt that Boatshed is a business on a mission. With new offices and new brokers joining throughout 2010 and new businesses due to launch in the first quarter of 2011, the company goes from strength to strength and we’re now looking for more people to join us on that mission.
Boatshed.com were on the water this afternoon for the start this legendary single-handed transatlantic race.
Sometimes, I come to the conclusion you just get too many emails. Anyhow, whilst poring through Friday’s delivery of the odd two or three hundred emails in my inbox, I noticed one titled Rib Raid; nothing to do with technical redundancy on servers. When I opened it, I found it was an invitation to go and join the guys at Boatshed, Hamble for a brief soiree around the Solent.
UK is one of the new countries to introduce a professional boat sales qualification which has been championed by the Boat Retailers and Brokers Association (BRBA) and the Association of Brokers and Yacht Agents (ABYA) to promote a proper code of conduct and best practice in the industry.
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For us the beginning of June means boat insurance day. It’s the sailing season, we normally have loads of other things on our minds and this year the weather was glorious but in contrast to previous years where I’ve just called up credit card at the ready and renewed with our existing insurers I took the time to look into our policy and realised we weren’t correctly covered so I had to do a quick bit of research and found out an awful lot about boat insurance in a short space of time.
Boatshed were the 1st RNLI Ambassadors a few years ago which means that if you are a boat seller or buyer through Boatshed.com you can receive a complimentary 1 year Offshore membership with the RNLI.
The Plymouth Sail and Power Show held at the MDL marina Queen Anne's Battery (QAB) on the 8th and 9th May 2010, experienced a variety of displays and boat demonstrations.
The sixth annual Plymouth Sail and Power Show is set to take place on Saturday 8th to Sunday 9th May 2010. www.boatshedplymouth.com are pleased to be associated with the Plymouth Sail and Power Show again this year, and will be exhibiting throughout the weekend.
Boatshed Yacht Brokers are a social bunch so they seize upon any opportunity to get together. The Boatshed European annual Conference for 2010 was held over looking sailing boats and motor boats in Albufeira Marina at the offices of Boatshed Algarve.
We love hearing your feedback from our customers and many of you requested extra detailed photos to be included in our photo template. Great news we have just completed work too our website so that you can now view an extra 15 NEW photos to view for each boat listed on Boatshed.com giving you a total of 80 photos.
Firstly Congratulations to Ian Welsh and his team of Boatshed Poole for winning the 2010 Boatshed.com "Broker of the year award"
Nigel Fletcher has joined the team at Boatshed Plymouth. He will be taking over the day to day operation from Tony and Amina Cleal who will be concentrating on their roles within Boatshed HQ whilst cruising this summer in their Sigma 33.
Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale the Van de Stadt designed ‘Admirals Tender’ that was the finalist in the Motor Boat of the Year Awards 2010 (Traditional and Retro category). The Admirals Launch is perfect for anyone looking for a classic boat with retro design without all the maintenance of an old classic wooden boat. What you get is still the great looks, lots of teak decks but all the advantages of a GRP hull and the latest engine technology. But unlike some classic boats of old this one is no slouch. There is a conventional shaft drive and three bladed propeller coupled with a semi displacement hull and a 110hp Yanmar engine will whip her along at a swift 20+ knots.
The array of electronic goodies and gadgets available for boats is mind blowing and the advertising for them seems to insist you’d be foolish to venture out without all of them so Boatshed Plymouth called by “Just Right” one of this year’s Jester Challenge entrants to see what electronics Gus Davidson will be using to get him and his 20’ Golant Gaffer safely across the pond. Gus has a keen eye on the budget as he’s raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support so he weighs the cost of each piece of equipment carefully to ensure as much money as possible goes to the charity.
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Plymouth Chandlers Mount Batten Boathouse who are almost next door to Boatshed Plymouth are running a Raymarine Radar and Electronic Navigation Training Course at the Mount Batten Centre in Plymouth on 19th and 20th March. This 2 day course gives a very detailed look at using Raymarine’s radar equipment with loads of tips, advice and information you’d never get from the handbook alone.
As yacht brokers we do try to help out wherever we can but occasionally you get asked a question about boats which you’ve never come across before so when one of our customers recently asked us about repairing some damage to interior woodwork on a boat we needed to ask a few questions to find out who could do this locally in Plymouth.
Boatshed Plymouth is pleased to announce the expansion of one of our neighbours; local company Slik Cut, who are absolute wizards when it comes to making anything out of canvas, are expanding. Although yacht brokerage is generally thought to be about buying and selling boats here at Boatshed Plymouth we always try to offer a little bit more and pointing people in the direction of good local reliable marine services is one way we can help.