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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.


A boat with an interesting history - Classic Laurent Giles Design Channel Class No 28

A boat with an interesting history - Classic Laurent Giles Design Channel Class No 28

Wednesday, 25 November 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 extramention.

A boat with an interesting history - Nelson 34 Aft Cabin Mk 6

A boat with an interesting history - Nelson 34 Aft Cabin Mk 6

Wednesday, 18 November 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 they are worth an extra mention.

Out of Date Flares - a Chance to Get Rid of Them!

Sunday, 15 November 2015

A chance to get rid of those out of date flares that have been skulking down below for years - Brighton Marina Saturday, 28th November 1000-1500.

December Boatbid Auction - Catalogue PREVIEW

December Boatbid Auction - Catalogue PREVIEW

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Next months auction commences on Thursday 11th December and runs until Tuesday 15th December. There are a large variety of boats for sale, here are just a selection of the boats featured:

SEA START - Should you join?

SEA START - Should you join?

Friday, 30 October 2015

As a boat owner, I have always taken out insurance to protect myself against the unknown but I have never really considered breakdown protection.

Applications are now closed - Could you be the Boatshed Blogger?

Applications are now closed - Could you be the Boatshed Blogger?

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Thank you applications now closed

Boatbid Auction - Have you entered?

Boatbid Auction - Have you entered?

Friday, 23 October 2015

It's an online auction site for used boats where potential customers can bid to purchase the boat of their dreams. BoatBid.com's process means you can bid with confidence, each boat can be surveyed and sea trialled before you make the final decision to purchase.

Discounts for Boatshed Customers!

Discounts for Boatshed Customers!

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Boatshed are now working with a series of Local, National and International companies to offer you discounts on equipment and services for your boat.

Fowey: A Nautical Destination

Fowey: A Nautical Destination

Monday, 19 October 2015

A few weeks ago the Boatshed team decided to pull into Fowey. We didn’t quite realise that it was also the Fowey Regatta, so this made things a little busier than normal. If you have never visited Fowey, I can strongly recommend it. It seems to be a completely boat mad place. In fact, salt seems to be wired into the population’s DNA as I think you would be hard pressed to find a more nautically keen location in the UK. Everything about it says boats and boating. What we really liked was the very practical traditional approach to sailing and motor boating.

Brighton Life Jacket Clinic

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Scared your lifejacket might do this, when needed?: http://brighton.boatshed.com/brighton-marina-life-jacket-clinic-blog-30566.html Come to our next clinic on 25th Oct! 1000-1400 Brighton Marina

Strictly Boatshed

Strictly Boatshed

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

My colleagues at Boatshed HQ (Click Here to checkout Boatshed.com – one of the largest international Yacht Brokerage groups in the world with 50+ branches worldwide) weren’t the least bit surprised when they saw the title of my latest Boatshed Blog – I had bored them all to death with the highlights of my Strictly Experience to the extent that on the first day of our HQ Strategy meeting Neil Chapman (Co Founder of Boatshed.com) had to draw a line when every one was arriving and said I had 15 mins after which the word Strictly would be banned as we had some serious stuff to get through!!

Dinghy Dilema - Choosing your next Inflatable dinghy

Dinghy Dilema - Choosing your next Inflatable dinghy

Saturday, 10 October 2015

What ever your next dinghy is, its always a compromise, but getting the balance right for practicality, cost and usability is really important. We look at various types of used dinghies.

Talk Like a Pirate Day

Talk Like a Pirate Day

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Avast me hearties! Didn't mean to hornswaggle ye ......but......It's International Talk Like A Pirate Day celebratin' public pirattitude around the world. Come and talk like a pirate on the Boatshed.com stand BO53 at the Southampton boat show.

WIN A PADDLEBOARD - Entries close 27th September 2015

WIN A PADDLEBOARD - Entries close 27th September 2015

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Red Paddle Co – the worlds leading inflatable SUP manufacturer have teamed up with Boatshed.com – International Yacht Brokers to offer you the chance to WIN an inflatable Paddleboard (SUP). Click here to Win a Paddleboard

Visit Boatshed at the Southampton Boat show 2015

Visit Boatshed at the Southampton Boat show 2015

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Europe’s largest festival of boating sails into Southampton and Boatshed.com are on their regular stand BO53 enjoying the fun. The Southampton Boat Show is now Europe’s largest outdoor festival of boating with over 2km of pontoons . Now in its 47th year, the Southampton Boat Show offers a host of attractions for the whole family to experience, from exploring rock pools, corals and anemones in the Show’s purpose built Aquarium, through to the largest number of ‘on-the-water’ activities ever offered at the Show This includes the tall ship Earl of Pembroke, straight from the completion of its full restoration and refit.

Look Insurance and Boatshed join forces to announce new partnership scheme

Look Insurance and Boatshed join forces to announce new partnership scheme

Wednesday, 09 September 2015

Look insurance Services today announce it has entered into a strategic partnership with Boatshed. The partnership scheme will see Look insurance Services providing yacht insurance quotations for Boatshed UK clients and allows a special discount for Boatshed UK customers. The agreement allows the discount to be continued throughout the life of the policy.

BOATSHED OFFER: 10% discount, LOOK Boat Insurance

BOATSHED OFFER: 10% discount, LOOK Boat Insurance

Tuesday, 08 September 2015

We are delighted to announce that Look Insurance Services has joined Boatshed's Preferred Partners scheme, offering marine and boating insurance to UK based and registered pleasure boats. As one of the leading marine insurers,Look is ideally placed to offer insurance products to Boatshed's customers and will offer 10% discounts for products purchased though Boatshed.com.

Plymouth Ocean City Festival

Plymouth Ocean City Festival

Thursday, 03 September 2015

Plymouths Ocean City Festival kicks off on the 5th of September and runs right through to the 27th. A series of events, aimed at the whole community, will be run from the Barbican, Royal William Yard and other areas focusing on marine science / technology, marine education / exploration & of course seafood!

Boatshed Sponsor Dartmouth Regatta

Boatshed Sponsor Dartmouth Regatta

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

If like the Boatshed crew, you like visiting regattas, then you will love the Dartmouth Regatta. We love the sailing and racing but we also love the shore-side stuff and the air show. -For aircraft nerds you are gonna love it! Here is a list of what you can see flying at the event; Squirrel helicopter, T6 Texan, Hurricane, Spitfire, Swordfish, Sea King, The Red Arrows, Raiders Parachute Team, Strkemaster, Pitts S2S and the coolest of them all the RAF Typhoon !

Mylor Harbour is worth a visit!

Mylor Harbour is worth a visit!

Friday, 21 August 2015

Mylor Yacht Harbour, a hidden gem that’s worth checking out. This week on a visit to Falmouth we decided to call in at the Mylor Yacht Harbour facility. Mylor has always been a location on our regular dog walks when we are staying in the main Falmouth Harbour but we’ve never visited specifically by boat, so we decided to pop round and see what the marine facilities were like. It’s clear that a tremendous amount of money and effort has been invested at Mylor with very smart and up to date facilities https://www.mylor.com/. We ended up on a mooring off the Mylor Yacht Harbour itself but this is well served by some very smart water taxis or indeed you can use your tender, like we do, to go ashore. The quality of the mooring tackle and the amount of space around the moorings is worthy of mention, it’s certainly a place if I wanted to leave the boat I wouldn’t be concerned about the occasional passing storm and bad weather keeping me awake while I was away from my boat worrying about it.