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.
First lets decide on a name!! The Canal DE Berry or Canal DU Berry? Well, the old province of Berry was known as the Province DU Berry, so why not the canal the Canal Du Berry? Well, because it is named after the Duc DE Berry and therefore known as the Canal DE Berry. Now that’s settled,let’s look at the route and it’s future.
'Mighty Stuff' - the smallest boat in the fleet has won Race 5 in The Spring Chicken Series on Dublin Bay. The popular Squib shared the podium with Eleint (Trapper 300) and Thinksys (Hanse 342).
Sealift 2 is a unique floating dock system which can lift just about any vessel up to 50 tonnes. Boatshed Portsmouth use her for survey lifts and with the option to lift for an hour at a time it is proved to be fast and cost effective for our customers.
With Mother's Day on Sunday, this would be an ideal lunch to serve onboard if you are planning a day on the water as a Mother's Day treat - alternatively, even if there isn't a mum onboard - you will really enjoy this easy to make dish 'from the galley'
Sunday 28th Feb - at last some good sailing conditions for the 49 entries to the Spring Chicken Series on Dublin Bay. Easterly breeze 7-12 knots and a '4-sided triangle' / sausage course set by race officer Fintan Cairns had the fleet bucking the tide to the first weather mark - set 1.2nm from the start line.
Ten weeks & counting until Plymouth, Britains Ocean City, host’s the worlds oldest single-handed sailing race, The Transat 2016.
April / May 2016 The 27th World Pilot Gig Championships takes place on the Isles of Scilly 29th April - 2nd May 2016. For more information, go to http://www.worldgigs.co.uk
If you're on the Isle of Wight visit 'The Breeze Restaurant' at Island Harbour Marina....
Each Sunday, Boatshed Ireland will bring you a racing report and photos from Dublin Bay's 'Spring Chicken' Series 2016. After last week's cancellation, racing got under way this Valentine's morning in cloudy conditions with an easterly gusting to 30+knots and with some nice waves rolling into the bay. The sleet changed into sunshine and PRO Henry Leonard set a W/L course with a .9 mile beat into a flooding tide for the 28 boat fleet.
Entries are now open for the next auction running from 15th to 19th April 2016!
Here at Boatshed we have some fabulous brokers and today we’d like to put the spotlight on Graham Wharmby who is the Boatshed broker for Bourgogne, Midi Canals, St Malo and France.
Starting in May 2016 from Fambridge Yacht Haven First Class Sailing (East Coast) also based here at Fambridge are running this event offering sailors of all ability levels the opportunity to participate in this unique event.
A typical day, what does it consist of for PSP Worldwide Logistics? We spoke to Jo Dixie PSP Marketing Manager
Neil Chapman Founder and CEO of Boatshed.com was asked to speak at the The Future of Yacht Recycling Conference, which was held during the 2015 METS exhibition in Holland. There were a variety of speakers and the conference highlighted a whole range of potential issues surrounding end-of-life boats and a need potentially to recycle some of these in the future.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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!
Which words would you choose to describe this Colvic Majestic 48?