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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.

Boatshed sponsor - Antigua Classic Regatta - Single Handed Race / Thursday

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Skippers breifing for the single handed race was held at the Antigua Yacht Club. Basic rules include no autopilots to be used, all boats will have observers who will be situated on each boat to help in case of emergency.

How to keep your boat looking ship-shape

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Even for experienced sailors, DIY boat maintenance can be daunting. For first-time buyers, the temptation to hand everything over to the professionals is even greater – despite the fact that many maintenance jobs are much simpler than you’d think.

It is common knowledge that a bad day on the water is better than a good day in the office, so when your boat is in need of some TLC, the faster it is done the better. While some jobs can be time-consuming, there are a few ways to bring the shine back to your sailing without too much stress.

Jodie Kidd joins Alex Thomson

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Image: Alex Thomson Racing

Donating your boat to Sail 4 Cancer Charity

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

At the end of 2017 we were approached by Chris Woods on behalf of the Keith Black Will Trust who wanted to donate his Colvic Countess 33 to Sail 4 Cancer. After considering whether to use her for our family sailing days it was eventually decided that the charity would get more benefit is she was sold and the funds used to give breaks to the many families on the waiting list.

Flare Amnesty at Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne, UK

Friday, 13 April 2018

Last shout - out of date flare amnesty tomorrow at Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne 1000-1400! Please share and help us dispose of these dangerous items - we constantly find them through our RNLI activity and they need to be got rid of, whenever possible!

HMS Forth formally commissioned into the Royal Navy

Friday, 13 April 2018

Image: UK Crown Copyright 2018

Blunt Carbon Monoxide (CO) warning for boaters using petrol engines NR18-002

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Put bluntly, if you can smell petrol-engine exhaust fumes in the boat, kill the engine(s) and get out fast before you inhale any further toxic fumes!

A major carbon monoxide (CO) risk comes from either big inboard petrol-engines producing lethal volumes of the highly poisonous gas in seconds, or from outboards and other portable engines steadily increasing CO in the cabin; but whatever the source, boaters cannot afford to drop their guard says the Boat Safety Scheme.

Helping with the cost of boat ownership

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

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 Program is aimed at reducing this expenditure and thereby the overall cost of boat ownership for Boatshed customers.

First Trans Pacific Row By a Blind Person!

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Two retired Royal Marines, Mick Dawson and Steve "Sparky" Sparkes are taking on the Pacific Ocean with nothing but oars and guts to enable the first trans Pacific row completed by a blind person, whilst taking part in the Great Pacific Race from Monterey Bay, Canada to Honolulu, Hawaii.

Famous tall ship plans a return to Plymouth’s historic Sutton Harbour

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Plymouth’s historic Sutton Harbour will be hosting the famous tall ship, Kaskelot, when it returns to the city in August for a month-long visit.

The three-masted barque, which is one of the largest wooden tall ships still in commission, will be sailing into Plymouth during the first week of August and will be moored alongside Quay Road in Sutton Harbour.

Golden Globe Race

Friday, 16 February 2018

9 Months Alone At Sea, 30,000 Miles Non-Stop, No Modern Technology, Southern Ocean!

April BoatBid Auction

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

The April BoatBid auction will run from the 13th to the 17th April.

February BoatBid - Auction Open!

Friday, 09 February 2018

The February BoatBid auction is open.

February BoatBid - Catalogue Open

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

February BoatBid - Catalogue Published

Lifejacket deflation - the right way!

Sunday, 31 December 2017

Many people ruin their lifejackets by deflating them incorrectly after testing - watch this quick video to see how to do it properly...

Lifejacket Failure

Saturday, 30 December 2017

This lifejacket looked good to go, but - shock horror - it isn't!

February BoatBid - Don't Forget To Enter!

Friday, 22 December 2017

February BoatBid - Entries Close 31/12/2017

February BoatBid - Open To Entries

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Entries Close 24th December.

December Boatbid - Auction Open!

Friday, 08 December 2017

December Boatbid - Place Your Bid!

Beneath the Surface: The Art of Dredging

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Dr. Ben Carroll, In-house expert and Assistant Project Manager at MDL Marinas, shares his insight into the art of dredging and why this is an essential practice for all marinas.

Maintaining an exemplary marina which offers an efficient service is the utmost priority for all marina managers. However much of the work at a marina takes place under the surface.