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.
Despite the recent UK vote to leave the European Union, our canal-based business in South East England will continue to benefit from being part of a global network. Boatshed has offices in locations across the UK, Europe and the USA and sells boats locally, nationally and internationally. Today, we have a team of about 120 specialist brokers and sales agents, operating from 63 locations in 18 countries.
In the UK, a referendum has resulted in a vote to leave the European Union.
The 15th Eddystone Charity Sailing Pursuit is scheduled to take place this coming Saturday, 18th June 2016.
Seaworks is a bit like a boat show but one where they bring along all the big boys toys :). Big boats and big gear is the story of the day here. If you like your Seafaring gear to be that little bit over spec, then you will love this event.
This 11 route adventure in the Isles of Scilly, 28 miles west of lands end is the ultimate trip to get away from it all. There are 5 main islands and numerous other small rocky, sandy outcrops. The Coastal Weekender's low draft makes this the perfect boat to go island hopping.
The ARC all began in 1986. After spending many years cruising around the world, Jimmy Cornell decided to use his knowledge and experience to organise a cruising rally across the Atlantic. This new annual event has since provided the opportunity for many sailors to accomplish their dreams of an Atlantic challenge and blue water cruising.
This recipe uses raw beetroot which is in season now - for a crunchy crisp coleslaw which is such a vibrant colour, perfect for boating BBQ's.
Lisa and I enjoyed the opportunity for a little Pacific Northwest cruising aboard our new Helmsman Trawlers 31 Camano while taking her to PassageMaker’s TrawlerFest in Anacortes. This gem is the latest (and the most compact) addition to the line of Helmsman Trawlers. We’ve been working for several years on this project to update and substantially redesign the venerable Camano 31 and were glad for some sea time to “test cruise" the finished product.
Another thing we are committed to at Boatshed is reducing the costs of boat ownership for our customers. Boat buyers will, typically, spend about 20% of the price of a boat on necessary equipment, products and services within the first 12 months of ownership. This expenditure can be considerable and is often overlooked by other brokers. Our Preferred Partners Scheme is aimed at reducing this expenditure and thereby the overall cost of boat ownership for Boatshed customers.
Come and visit the team from Boatshed Commercial at Seaworks Exhibition for Commercial work boats at Mayflower park, Southampton in June 14-16, 2016. Boatshed Commercial developed their specialist yacht brokerage with the constant demand for the full information and photos/videos that Boatshed practise with their leisure market. The Boatshed Commercial team provide the specialist brokerage service for the sale and purchase of commercial vessels including, work boats, tugs, Inland barges.
We met Ben around 20 years ago and even then I never thought of him as having a disability, whilst he couldn't get around as quickly as his siblings it never slowed him down. Ben has Cerebral Palsy which commonly affects muscular coordination, mobility and speech among other things and he is embarking on kayaking the Welsh coastline with a friend.
Canal festival season is now well underway, with Boatshed’s Phil and Angus having already been to London’s biggest canal festival, the IWA Cavalcade. If you have an interest in inland boating, real ale and live music then look no further than your local canal festival!
Here are a handful of what our customers think of buying or selling a boat through Boatshed...
With over 1700 boats for sale on Boatshed.com last week we thought you'd be interested to know what our Top 5, most viewed boats were.
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?