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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.


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.

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!!