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.
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.
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.
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!
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!)
With the weather turning autumnal, we thought it was a great idea to share a lovely warming dish you can prepare and enjoy onboard.
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.
After handing out 7400 glasses of Fizz@Five over the past 10 days, Team Boatshed have enjoyed meeting and chatting to thousands of visitors who attended the 2016 Southampton Boat Show.
It's the end of the first weekend of the Southampton Boat Show and so far so good!
Bidding has just begun for the September 2016 European Boatbid.
A trip to the Azores 1000nM away from Gibraltar has been on my bucket list for the last three years. Every yachtsman who has ever been there tell me of the natural beauty of the islands and the friendliness of the islanders so on the 1st Aug Citadel with a crew of five (including my brave daughter Kim) slipped out of her berth at Queensway Quay Marina and headed west out of the Straits into a freshening SW breeze. With short tacks off the northern side of the Straits to keep clear of the Traffic Separation Zone we were soon heading out past Barbate and a first comfortable night at sea. The following afternoon we picked up the NE trade winds and headed out towards and beyond Cape St. VIncent. This was to be the worst night of all the 15 nights that in total we spent at sea. The wind increased to 25 and sometimes 30 knots and the seas were very confused with waves of up to 4/5 metres in height. We were getting wet and the boat was slamming with such force into the seas that at times I feared she would come apart. The following day conditions improved and we were once again moving in reducing wind and seas. A late breakfast with bacon butties banished that green feeling and no one was ever sick again all the way to Ponta Delgada.
At Boatshed we are all getting excited to meet you at Southampton Boat Show from this Friday 16th until Sunday 26th September 2016.
With over 50 lots, the September Boatbid boat auction has something for everyone. If you haven't taken a look at the online catalogue, you should do so now.
Owning and maintaining a boat can be costly. One way to reduce this cost is to share the responsibility through joint ownership or a yacht share scheme.
Plymouth RNLI are holding their annual open day on Sunday 11th September 2016 at the stunning Royal William Yard, Stonehouse, Plymouth.
Boatshed have again teamed up with Red Paddle Co to give you the opportunity to win one of their fabulous Inflatable Paddle boards.
Have you had a moment to see the Boatshed video?
The countdown is on to the 48th Southampton Boat Show which starts at 10am on Friday September 16th. The show is heralded as 'Britain's greatest boating festival'. The show is open daily till Sunday the 26th September.
Boatshed are now listing and selling new boats. Character Boats, Helmsman Trawlers and Rib-X can all be viewed through the Boatshed.com website.
Once again, the annual British Firework Championships are set to be held in Plymouth, Devon on the 16th & 17th of August 2016. Plymouth, Britain's Ocean City, has become a regular host of the event and where better to witness it than out on the water in your own boat.
Come along and chat to the Boatshed team face to face, when we will be returning to the annual Southampton Boat Show at Mayflower Park from September 16-25th.