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.
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.
Boatshed are committed to reducing the cost of boat ownership and we are please to announce that Portsmouth Marine Training have joined Boatshed's Preferred Partners Scheme.
Within a couple of weeks of being advertised on the Boatshed website, this Targa 33 had an offer accepted by the owner, and the sale completed after a successful survey, another boat SOLD quickly by Boatshed.
Alex Thomson has just completed the NY Vendee, sailing single handed 3100nm non stop and finishing a very respectable third place. Currently in training for the Vendee Globe this November, he took time out of his busy schedule to chat to Sam from Boatshed Performance and answer a few of her questions.
Pilotfish Project – From Plymouth to St Malo via Submarine
The boat marketplace and the marine industry have deep concerns about the increasing age and demographics of lots of its customers. The question, whether you talk to marine federations, experts, pundits or generally across all boaters is how are we going to get more people to take up boating?
We are delighted to welcome a new member of the Boatshed team - Welcome to Steve Black of Boatshed Texas.