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The team at Boatshed Plymouth hope that you and your boat, if you have one, are fairing OK with this very wet and windy weather we’ve been having. Now is the time of year when most of the boats in Plymouth take a break. Some are left in readiness for the odd nice winter’s day but the majority are either lifted out and safely tucked up in a yard or snugged down in the water with lines doubled up and stores removed.
At the recent Boatshed Plymouth yacht brokerage fizz@five a bottle of Champagne was up for grabs for the first business card pulled out of the Boatshed international yacht brokerage box. The lucky winner was Jen Walker of Plymartec who are based in the offices next door to the new Boatshed Plymouth office.
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With one of my favourite races on the circuit under way after a beautiful start from Le Havre on the 8th of Novemeber, The fleet of double handed teams are racing towards Puerto Limon in Costa Rica where the finish lies, along with the the sunshine no doubt!
Boatshed Plymouth have moved into a new office at Mountbatten Plymouth. It is situated behind the Bridgend Boat Company in the Western Hangar off Lawrence road and adjacent to the popular Yacht Haven Marina. The company celebrated the move in true Boatshed style with a fizz@five party for customers, owners, local marine businesses and friends of Boatshed Plymouth. Neil and Mandy Chapman, the founders of Boatshed along with Josh Flavell the Communications Director and Robin Gray the Commercial Director were all their to support Tony and Amina Cleal who took over the running of Boatshed Plymouth in September.
There was quite a buzz of excitement and activity outside Boatshed Plymouth’s new office which is situated on Lawrence Road, Mount Batten, Plymouth just behind the old sea plane hangar where Bridgend Boat Company is.
The Southampton Boat Show drew to a close today and Boatshed.com along with many other exhibitors can report that it has been another very successful and enjoyable event. Our stand this year which was an actual shed was incredibly busy and as always was manned by members of the Boatshed team throughout the show so we were able to explain all the fantastic Boatshed features to visitors and demonstrate how best to use the site. Business was brisk in both the buying and selling of used boats and we also had great interest from those wanting to join the Boatshed team and open new Boatshed offices to expand the business further.
The PSP Southampton Boatshow is underway and visitors numbers look healthy.
This is always one of the most hectic weeks for the Boatshed HQ team with the build up to the Southampton Boat Show and this year has been no different. Boatshed.com is still running at full steam with a stream of used boats being bought, sold and listed everyday but the team have also been at the show ground preparing our stand and getting everything in place to ensure we are fully equipped to answer all your boating question and explain just how the Boatshed system works whether you are a boat buyer or a boat seller.
Boatshed.com has just received yet another industry accolade. Boatshed.com is ranked in the top ten most visited sites with Hitwise the Experian internet measurement company.
The Southampton International boat show is just around the corner and as ever Boatshed.com will be there, we’ll be at stand C53 and we’d like to extend a very warm invitation to anyone coming to the show to come over and see us. Don’t forget our legendary fizz@five everyday at the show when all are welcome to come for a glass of fizz and a boaty chat.
Tony and Amina Cleal have come down to Boatshed Plymouth from the Solent area to give Josh Flavell a hand with this busy Devon Yacht brokerage. Tony and Amina are no strangers to the Boatshed system, Amina works for Boatshed HQ and will continue with this from the Boatshed Plymouth office as well as assisting Josh and Tony with the administration side of buying and selling used boats.
The BoatBid.com catalogue has a range of used motor and sailing boats on offer. All the boats are keenly priced as they are very seriously for sale but some of them though fantastic boats are not that well known so I thought I’d let you know a little more about a couple of them.
BoatBid.com the online used boat auction supported by Boatshed.com has just launched the catalogue for their fifth auction. As usual we have a range of motor and sailing boats for sale in this auction which will run from the 12th to the 16th September during the first half of the Southampton Boat Show although as always the auction is online so you can be anywhere in the world and still bid.
The 9th of August saw the start of The Rolex Fastnet race and the end of the Cowes week regatta. The Rolex Fastnet is a sailing yacht race from Cowes to Plymouth via the Fastnet rock off the South coast of Ireland.
Last week Boatshed.com Yacht Brokers caused a stir when we sold 24 boats in one day! This week there is another Boatshed record to shout about; 124 boats sold in a month! Why so many boats? we asked Neil Chapman founder of Boatshed.com
The Eastbound North Atlantic sailing record has fallen. Pascal Bidegorry, skipper of the enormous maxi-trimaran Banque Populaire V, is now not only the fastest man under sail over 24 hours, covering an amazing 907.9 miles, he has also become the fastest man across the pond, smashing Groupama 3's previous sailing record by a whopping 12 hours 32 minutes and 6 seconds.
If you were listening to Radio 4 this morning after the shipping forcast at 05.20 you would have heard the start of one of the most prestigious racing calendar events in sailing. Cowes week, starts today, its 183rd year! Cowes week stats: When did it start? 1826 How many classes are there? 37 How many boats are competing? 891 How many competitors take part? 8,500 How many spectators are there? over 100,000