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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.


 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.

Jeanne Socrates and her journey around the World - part 1

Jeanne Socrates and her journey around the World - part 1

Monday, 07 November 2016

Friend of Boatshed, Jeanne Socrates has already cast off on her 3rd attempt to sail around the world non stop and single handed - although the last two weeks haven't been easy going and she has had to retrace steps for some urgent repairs.

Can he do it...We believe he can!

Can he do it...We believe he can!

Saturday, 05 November 2016

Boatshed Portsmouth were very lucky to be able to attend a leaving party for Alex last week in his home town of Gosport where he talked about his aims for his Vendée Globe round-the-world single-handed yacht race 2016.

6 Spooky Ways That Narrowboats Help London’s Communities

6 Spooky Ways That Narrowboats Help London’s Communities

Monday, 24 October 2016

Each year the London Canal Museum celebrates Halloween in partnership with three community boating organisations: Camden Canals and Narrowboat Association, The Pirate Castle and Angel Islington, who offer a trip through the 193 year old Islington Tunnel in a spooky decorated boat. Kids on board receive sweets and a glow-stick and an opportunity to meet a witch!

Boatshed meets....Jeanne Socrates, World Record Holder.

Boatshed meets....Jeanne Socrates, World Record Holder.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Back in March we chatted to Jeanne Socrates. Jeanne holds the Guinness World Record as the Oldest Person to sail single-handedly around the world and later this month will be attempting her third solo non-stop circumnavigation of the World. (Jeanne is 74 years young!)

From the Galley - Galley head frittata with blue cheese

From the Galley - Galley head frittata with blue cheese

Monday, 10 October 2016

With the weather turning autumnal, we thought it was a great idea to share a lovely warming dish you can prepare and enjoy onboard.

Enter your boat into the next BoatBid auction running December 9th

Enter your boat into the next BoatBid auction running December 9th

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

If you are thinking of entering your boat into December's BoatBid online boat auction, the time to do that is now so that she will appear in the BoatBid catalogue that is published on November 9th.