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.
Now is such a good time to buy a boat in France; the pound is strong against the euro; have you considered keeping your boat on the Mediterranean where boating is cheaper, the weather more reliable and with good air and rail links you might actually get more time on the water. Your boat could become your floating holiday apartment in the South of France.
With over 1800 boats for sale on Boatshed.com last week we thought you'd be interested to know what our Top 5, most viewed boats were.
Four day's & counting until Plymouth, Britain's Ocean City, host’s the worlds oldest single-handed sailing race, The Transat bakerly 2016.
This weekend you’ll find Phil from Boatshed in Little Venice at the Canalway Cavalcade.
Do you have a boathook on board and do you use it?
Are you using Boatshed's new 'Saved Searches' tool. Quite simply, when looking for a boat on any Boatshed website, you can save your search and then receive a e-mail when a new boat/s matches your requirements.
Hats off to this young man (Ivan) for taking on one of Brighton Marina's repossessions and starting the process of breathing much-needed life back into her! Better than landfill, better than a roundabout ornament and better than a fancy flower bed - she's going back to sea (eventually!).
Are you looking to run your own business with the backing, training and support of a global organisation? Then why not look into ownership of a Boatshed franchise?
The Loire River is considered to be the last natural (as in un modified by man) river in Europe. Always a difficult river to navigate, it was once the main highway of France but is now only considered navigable for a short distance from the sea. Happily, boaters on the French waterways can follow it’s path on the Canal Lateral à la Loire and access the river on foot in many places to enjoy a wonderful nature ramble full of secret lives to discover. Amongst the many beautiful and sometimes rare animals to see is the beaver. Once threatened by extinction they are now protected and can be seen at dusk as they come out of their burrows to swim and feed. Unlike their Canadian cousins who build dams the European beaver lives in burrows and cuts down trees for food not for construction. He is a digger not a builder but they still use razor sharp teeth to cut down small trees by the waters edge leaving the tell tale "pencil" shaped ends. The European beaver fells trees for food causing them to fall into the river making their youngest juiciest parts accessible for a banquet. Cute as can be they lead monogamous lives raising a brood of two or three young per year and living together as a family until the young set out to start lives of their own.
The next auction commences on Friday 15th April at 9am and runs until Tuesday 19th April at 7pm. There are 55 boats for sale in sail, power, river and inland boats.
There are quite a few superstitions around sailing, do you take any notice of them, or are you always ensuring that you keep on the good side of Lady Luck?
Did you know? Marine grade 5083 aluminium has a working life of around 100 years.
Hammerhead 40 - £35000 Price Reduction
The next auction takes place between 15th to 19th April 2016, here's a preview of some of the boats entered into the auction:
Our franchise in Chichester UK is available to buy. Established in 2004 it is looking for an enthusiastic broker to re establish it's foothold in the Chichester broker scene.
Any boat owner will recognise this as a very sad sight!
We want our customers to feel valued, informed and, well…… loved. Instead of us keeping all the useful information about boat sales to ourselves, we have developed some tools to allow our customers to keep themselves informed whilst selling a boat and when looking for a new boat.
This month we have shone the spotlight into the eyes of Boatshed Broker Andy Topham and asked him some questions so that we can all get to know him a little better.
"Ken, listen to me carefully...because this is the best advice you will ever get. Concentrate on the big money boats as these cause the least hassle, have generally good paperwork and offer an all round easier experience and higher reward for the same amount of work".
From March 10th it will be even easier to find your ideal boat through Boatshed's new 'Saved Searches' tool. Quite simply, when looking for a boat on any Boatshed website, you can save your search and then receive a e-mail when a new boat/s matches your requirements.