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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.


Cruising France and the Long Stay Visa dilemma.  A boaters tale

Cruising France and the Long Stay Visa dilemma. A boaters tale

Monday, 01 February 2016

For none European nationals the 90 day stay rule can severely limit the appeal of buying a boat to cruise the French canals and rivers.

How to buy a boat with BoatBid.com boat auctions

How to buy a boat with BoatBid.com boat auctions

Friday, 29 January 2016

BoatBid enables the boat buyer to bid with the confidence that any boat can be surveyed and sea trialed before you make the decision to purchase. The transaction is handled by one of Boatshed's brokers.

Vana's vino, a hit with Virgin

Vana's vino, a hit with Virgin

Thursday, 28 January 2016

A simple wine tasting experience was all it took for the 2015 “The Apprentice” semi finalist Vana Koutsomitis to put on her entrepreneurial hat and start the commercialization of what is “vinobyvana”.

Struggling To Get On The Property Ladder? Considered A Live-Aboard?

Struggling To Get On The Property Ladder? Considered A Live-Aboard?

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

There is no doubt that we live in a beautiful part of the country down here in the South West and, as a result, a lot of people aspire to own their own property in the area. But with a shortage of affordable housing and house prices predicted to rise even further over the next three years, it can be a struggle to get on the property ladder whatever your circumstances.

Why choose Boatshed to sell your boat?

Why choose Boatshed to sell your boat?

Friday, 22 January 2016

Listing and selling boats quickly; precisely matching sellers and buyers to save time and avoid disappointment; and adding real value to our customers ahead of the competition, are at the heart of what Boatshed is all about!

Stunning Part Project Yacht - £5k Price Reduction for Limited Period

Stunning Part Project Yacht - £5k Price Reduction for Limited Period

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Which words would you choose to describe this Colvic Majestic 48?

Boatshed Brighton teams up with Lagoon Watersports in Brighton Marina!

Boatshed Brighton teams up with Lagoon Watersports in Brighton Marina!

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Boatshed Brighton is proud to announce a new preferred partnership with Lagoon Watersports, based in Brighton Marina, here.

The Transat 2016 - Plymouth to New York

The Transat 2016 - Plymouth to New York

Saturday, 09 January 2016

Plymouth, Britains Ocean City, will this year host the worlds oldest single-handed sailing race, The Transat.

Brighton Marina Flares Amnesty Results

Brighton Marina Flares Amnesty Results

Wednesday, 06 January 2016

Look at these lovelies! :/

56 point boat check

56 point boat check

Thursday, 24 December 2015

At Boatshed we are always thinking of ways to help people sell their boats more efficiently and providing a better service to both seller and purchaser.

Boatshed; it’s a Family Affair…

Boatshed; it’s a Family Affair…

Monday, 21 December 2015

From the start, Boatshed has always been about promoting and harnessing those family values that most boaters share; spending time together afloat with family and friends; owning a beloved boat that becomes part of the family; weekends spent at anchorages in hidden bays and coves; introducing children to the joys of boating and adventures at sea; the camaraderie that comes with Club and team racing events; endlessly fiddling with engines, warps, sheets and halyard in all types of weather and conditions, and the occasional, perfect, sunset reach or motor home after a fabulous boating trip!

Fancy a dip this Christmas?

Fancy a dip this Christmas?

Friday, 18 December 2015

If you fancy a dip in the sea at Christmas, you are either brave/daft or raising money for charity – after all who would want to leave the comfort of their over warm homes to jump into icy waters if it wasn’t for charity!?

GADGET TEST - Mr D's Thermal Cooker - a very handy Christmas present

GADGET TEST - Mr D's Thermal Cooker - a very handy Christmas present

Monday, 14 December 2015

What is it - It is a cooker based on the hay box principle. Once the ingredients have been brought to the boil on your stove, you place the cooking pans into the outer casing, shut the lid and it carries on cooking - WITH NO POWER SOURCE, for hours, until you are ready for your meal.

Boatshed meets....Hannah Diamond who hopes to be bring a Gold Medal home from the Rio Olympics 2016.

Boatshed meets....Hannah Diamond who hopes to be bring a Gold Medal home from the Rio Olympics 2016.

Friday, 11 December 2015

John Gimson and Hannah Diamond teamed up in November 2014. They sail a Nacra 17, which is the new mixed multihull for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. They are serious contenders for bringing home a medal.

A boat with an interesting history - Dutch 45ft Liveaboard

A boat with an interesting history - Dutch 45ft Liveaboard

Wednesday, 09 December 2015

At Boatshed we pride ourselves on really getting to know the boats we have for sale. This means from time to time we come across vessels with such an interesting history it’s worth an extra mention.

Boatshed Preferred Partners - A Day in the life of a Marine Insurance Company

Boatshed Preferred Partners - A Day in the life of a Marine Insurance Company

Wednesday, 09 December 2015

In our new Worcester ‘centre of excellence’ office, where we offer a consistent and seamless service from the heart of the country.

December Boatbid Auction - Starts on Friday 0900hrs!

December Boatbid Auction - Starts on Friday 0900hrs!

Tuesday, 08 December 2015

The December Boatbid auction starts this Friday at 0900hrs!

Christmas Sails and New Year Adventures

Christmas Sails and New Year Adventures

Tuesday, 08 December 2015

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.

Sail boat to Grenada - what happens once the sale is complete and the sailing begins....

Sail boat to Grenada - what happens once the sale is complete and the sailing begins....

Monday, 07 December 2015

The Boatshed brokers are busy bees, but sometimes they ponder what has happened to aboat after it has changed owners, especially when sold to someone who has a specific objective in mind as to why they need a certain vessel.

Ways To Save Money On Your Boating.

Ways To Save Money On Your Boating.

Sunday, 29 November 2015

There is no escaping the fact that owning a boat can be an expensive business, but there are a variety of ways to economise. Here are some tips for you to consider.Berthing is probably the biggest single item of recurrent expenditure. Firstly get a yacht that is just under the 12, 15 or 18m berthing range. There is no point in getting a boat that is just over 12m and find yourself paying for a 15m berth. Marinas tend to give generous discounts for advance payment. With good planning you can take advantage of these discounts.