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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.


International sailing challenge

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

In May 2017, Brighton based skipper Robert Munns is taking 65 adults with Multiple Sclerosis from 15 countries on a sailing challenge in Croatia.

The Oceans of Hope Challenge in May will be a flotilla of 10 boats. Its key aim is to bring people together whose lives are touched by MS. The week-long adventure gives participants the opportunity to challenge themselves making the impossible possible, whilst working together for a common goal, ‘hope and meaning’. On a flotilla sailing challenge, each person has the chance to take command of the boat and their lives and everyone has a valuable part to play, as well as contributing to an enjoyable life at sea.

Suzuki to showcase safety boat packages at RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Suzuki to showcase the ultimate safety boat packages at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show, 4 – 5 March.

Returning once again as the title sponsor of the RYA Dinghy Show, Suzuki Marine will be showcasing the very latest in outboard motor technology as part of its line up of ultimate 4-stroke outboards.

Musto’s 2017 dinghy collection

Monday, 27 February 2017

Musto has presented their return to dinghy sailing with a collection designed to meet the needs of the worlds most demanding boats, and the new breed of performance athletes that drive them.

They have worked directly with their partner Groupama Team France to produce the collection.

Boatbid Auction - Now Open

Boatbid Auction - Now Open

Friday, 10 February 2017

BoatBid Auction 10th to 14th February - Bidding has begun!

The history behind the Seaplane Tender

The history behind the Seaplane Tender

Thursday, 09 February 2017

The seaplane tender was a boat which was equipped to refuel,rearm, and repair seaplanes. They were stationed at any size-able body of protected water where sea planes could land and take off. They were also used to ferry crew and supplies for the seaplane. Often also used to tow the seaplane to a mooring or away from a mooring for take-off. They were particularly useful in the 1st and 2nd World Wars, when bases for traditional reconnaissance aircraft were rare. The seaplane tender not only carried the seaplanes, but can also facilitated all their needs for their operation; these boats are regarded by some as the first aircraft carriers and they started to be spotted just before the start of the First World War.

 Join Alex Thomson for a Parade of Sail through the Solent

Wednesday, 08 February 2017

Credit Mark Lloyd

Legends Race to celebrate Volvo Ocean Race history in 2017-18

Tuesday, 07 February 2017

The Volvo Ocean Race will celebrate 45 years of history with a Legends Race on the final leg of the 2017-18 edition from Gothenburg to The Hague.

Any yacht to have featured in the Whitbread Round the World Race or Volvo Ocean Race, dating back to 1973-74, will be welcome to join the 2018 Legends Race. The plan for the Legends Race is to include a Maxi class, a Volvo Ocean 60 class an Open class.

Land Rover BAR launch race boat in Bermuda

Monday, 06 February 2017

Land Rover BAR launch America’s Cup Race Boat R1. Image: Lloyd Images

5 Surprising New Year’s Resolutions for Narrowboaters

5 Surprising New Year’s Resolutions for Narrowboaters

Monday, 16 January 2017

If thoughts of New Year’s Resolutions and unrealistic goals have already got you feeling the January blues, why not brighten up your day by planning some surprisingly fun, canal-boat themed resolutions? Here are some of our best ideas to float your boat, and get you back into the flow of things for 2017.

 What our customers say about using Boatshed to sell and buy a boat

What our customers say about using Boatshed to sell and buy a boat

Friday, 23 December 2016

We love it when we receive feedback from buyers or sellers as it helps us to ensure that we are offering the best service that we can, below are some of the comments we have received recently.

Christmas Sails 2016

Christmas Sails 2016

Friday, 09 December 2016

With all the talk of tinsel and turkey about to begin, we must not forget that enjoying time on the water happens whatever the weather.

What is an Independent Pre-Assessment Survey (IPA)?

What is an Independent Pre-Assessment Survey (IPA)?

Wednesday, 07 December 2016

The Marine Inspection Association (MIA) is a group of like-minded yacht brokers and surveyors involved in the inspection, sale and purchase of second-hand sail and motor boats, throughout the UK and overseas.

Horta to Gibraltar via Ponta Delgada

Horta to Gibraltar via Ponta Delgada

Tuesday, 06 December 2016

Continuing my account of the return trip to The Azores and back from Gibraltar:

Check your Mooring!

Check your Mooring!

Tuesday, 06 December 2016

Out on a dog walk with a friend recently, we came across this sad sight following Storm Angus. These two boats were washed up with mooring lines and buoys still attached and perilously close to rocks and concrete debris on the shore line.

Boatshed welcomes Pegasus Marine Finance to the Preferred Partners Scheme.

Boatshed welcomes Pegasus Marine Finance to the Preferred Partners Scheme.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Boatshed are please to announce a new partnership with Pegasus Marine Finance who specialise in inland and off shore boat finance.

How to prepare your boat for sale

How to prepare your boat for sale

Monday, 21 November 2016

You've come to the decision to sell your pride and joy, contacted your local Boatshed broker to get her listed, but what are you going to do to make your boat look fabulous to potential buyers? Boatshed brokers share their top tips, based on their personal experiences, for getting your boat looking swell to sell.

Waterline Boats Renews Boatshed License

Waterline Boats Renews Boatshed License

Monday, 21 November 2016

Waterline Boats joined the Boatshed International Yacht Brokerage group in 2008 and has renewed its license for five years. The Boatshed group is headquartered in England and is one of the largest yacht brokerages in the world, with 63 locations world-wide, 700,000 + registered customers, 21,000 boats sold, and over 260,000 website visitors monthly.

Turkish Gulet 48

Turkish Gulet 48

Monday, 14 November 2016

Purpose: Holiday home? Business? Live aboard? The possibilities are endless.

3 Surprising Things to Remember on #ArmisticeDay

3 Surprising Things to Remember on #ArmisticeDay

Friday, 11 November 2016

This week we remember the service men and women who gave their lives for the freedom we enjoy today. Whilst many Hollywood movies have been made about wartime stories, the contributions of England’s canal boaters to the war effort are not so well-known. Here are some surprising stories about the realities of life on the canals during the wars.