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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.

What To Look At Underneath Your Boat Part 6 - Hull and Osmosis

Monday, 04 March 2019

Here's the sixth of our weekly 8 part series:"What To Look At Underneath Your Boat" - this time, it's hull and osmosis!

Mayflower Marina

Thursday, 28 February 2019

Mayflower Marina is well positioned for all types of boating activity and is fortunate to have some of the UK’s finest cruising waters right on its doorstep.

The marina was originally built in 1972 and since those early days it has undergone numerous redevelopments to ensure that the infrastructure has kept pace both with innovation and customer expectation. In recent years the shoreside estate has seen two boatyard extensions, two car park extensions, a small residential building scheme over the chandlery, a new marina office and several refurbishments of the restaurant and facility buildings.

What To Look At Underneath Your Boat part 4 - Rudders

Monday, 18 February 2019

Here's the fourth of our weekly 8 part series:

What To Look At Underneath Your Boat part 3 - Keels

Monday, 18 February 2019

Here's the third of our weekly 8 part series:

February 8th to 12th 2019 - Boatbid Auction

Friday, 08 February 2019

Bidding started at 0900hrs this morning, and you will have the opportunity to bid right up until 1900hrs on Tuesday 12th February 2019. Take a look at our range of vessels for sale, here

What To Look At Underneath Your Boat Part 2 - Propeller and Shaft

Monday, 04 February 2019

Here's the second of our weekly 8 part series:

Antifoul Removal

Thursday, 31 January 2019
Bill Selsey looks at this long overdue and much dreaded activity!

What To Look At Underneath Your Boat

Monday, 28 January 2019

Here's the first of our weekly 8 part series:

February Boatbid Auction

Friday, 25 January 2019

With just 2 weeks to go before our February Boatbid; our online boat auction, goes live, have a look through our catalogue to see what we have available this month...

End of an era for Wightlink’s St Cecilia ferry

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

On 25 January, St Cecilia, Wightlink’s third largest ship, is retiring from service after an estimated 200,000 crossings of the Solent. Having sailed approximately 1 million miles, Friday will mark her final sailing day before she heads to Sardinia to spend her retirement sailing between Portovesma, Calasetta and Carloforte.

Named after St Cecilia Abbey in Ryde, she commenced service at 06:00 on 27th March 1987 following a special inaugural cruise attended by 300 invited guests. As one of four Saint-class ferries sailing between Portsmouth and Fishbourne, she weighs in at an impressive 953.2 tonnes* and measures over 77 metres long.

The Cruising Association publishes new edition of the Inland Waterways Guide

Wednesday, 23 January 2019
The 2019 edition of the Cruising Association’s guide Cruising the Inland Waterways of France and Belgium has been published.Described as their ‘Bible’ by regular users and yacht skippers planning routes to and from the Mediterranean, the guide contains a wealth of information on cruising routes, cruising preparations, supplies, equipment, licences and documents, useful addresses, books and websites as well as listing around 250 mooring places throughout France and Belgium. The listings include comments on facilities, depths, prices, closest shops, restaurants and nearby attractions. The latest edition also includes details of fuel locations, either alongside or within easy jerrycan distance. Produced by the CA’s European Inland Waterways Section, the Guide is updated annually from reports contributed by CA members who are actively cruising the waterways, over 150 of which were submitted for the latest edition alone. Priced at £25 plus p&p, the Guide includes a 25% discount offer on first year membership to purchasers applying online for CA membership during the year. CA members have access to the online edition of the guide, which is updated up to three times a year and contains hyperlinks to the CA’s proprietary CAptain’s Mate app, enabling users to access the most up to date information on mooring locations. In addition to the France and Belgium guide, the CA’s European Inland Waterways Section also produces full colour mini-guides to several of the French inland waterways, a German Rhine Guide and a range of information sheets on all aspects of inland waterways cruising. This authoritative 204-page guide, edited by Gordon Knight and Dr Roger Edgar, is now in its 23rd edition and available directly from the CA’s online shop at as well as from the bookstore, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.

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Cowes Harbour Commission sign contract for a 9m Patrol RIB

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Diverse Marine Ltd. and Cowes Harbour Commission have signed a contract for the design, construction and delivery of a 9m Patrol RIB.

Capt. Stuart McIntosh, Harbour Master of Cowes, said: “We are delighted to award the design and construction of our new patrol vessel to Diverse Marine, a local yard who have demonstrated a willingness to conceptualise and design a craft that meets our requirements. With the yard’s reputation for quality and attention to detail we are looking forward to delivery in time for our busy season.”

ALL SHIPS ALERT for British solo yachtsman Robin Davie

Friday, 11 January 2019

Image: PPL Photo Agency

February Boatbid Catalogue

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Please take a look through our catalogue of boats ...

Three women, a boat, the Atlantic and whole load of plastic

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Image: Team Status Row

December Boatbid Auction is LIVE!

Friday, 07 December 2018

Our auction will run from 0900hrs on Friday 7th until 1900hrs on Tuesday 11th December.

Neil Chapman starts the two handed ARC across the Atlantic to St Lucia

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Neil Chapman founder and CEO of is doing the double-handed ARC crossing from Las Palmas to St Lucia 2018 with Curt Mundy from Boatshed Ireland.

Vote for your Club of the Year

Monday, 26 November 2018

2018 winners Nottinghamshire County Sailing Club. Image: RYA/Paul Wyeth

RYA and industry representatives meet HMRC to discuss red diesel situation

Friday, 23 November 2018

Image: Vereshchagin Dmitry /

The lifeboat heroes of World War one who saved over 200 lives

Sunday, 11 November 2018

LEFT: Henry Blogg, Cromer Lifeboat Coxswain. Image: RNLI
RIGHT: Local gallantry awardees from Whitby involved in the Rohilla rescue. Back row l-r: George Peart (Silver Medal), Thomas M Kelly (Upgang Second Coxswain, Thanks on Vellum), Front l-r: R. Pounder Robinson (Upgang Coxswain, Thanks on Vellum), Thomas Smith Langlands (Whitby Coxswain, Gold Medal), Richard Eglon (Whitby Second Coxswain, Silver Medal). Image: RNLI/Frank M Sutcliffe