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.
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 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.
Here's the fourth of our weekly 8 part series:
Here's the third of our weekly 8 part series:
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
Here's the second of our weekly 8 part series:
Bill Selsey looks at this long overdue and much dreaded activity!
Here's the first of our weekly 8 part series:
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...
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 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 https://www.theca.org.uk/catalog as well as from the Lulu.com bookstore, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.
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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.”
Please take a look through our catalogue of boats ...
Our auction will run from 0900hrs on Friday 7th until 1900hrs on Tuesday 11th December.
Neil Chapman founder and CEO of Boatshed.com is doing the double-handed ARC crossing from Las Palmas to St Lucia 2018 with Curt Mundy from Boatshed Ireland.