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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.

Princess Yachts On Track for Groundbreaking 2018

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Princess Yachts has taken the unprecedented step in announcing six ground-breaking  new models to join their range as they continue on 2017’s positive trajectory.

These new models follow the S78, V50, V60, V65 and F70 models already launched in 2018.

Boatshed and GGR Race Village

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Boatshed HQ team members are on location at the race Village in Les Sables-d'Olonne for the start of the Golden Globe Race on Sunday.
Boatshed are proud to be sponsors of the GGR and have sold several boats to race competitors

Catalogue Review for Boatbid Auction

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Here are some highlights from next months auction:

Circumnavigating the UK in a Leisure 27, Part 6 - Scarborough to Amble

Monday, 25 June 2018


Dongfeng Race Team wins the Volvo Ocean Race

Monday, 25 June 2018

Image: Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo Ocean Race

The Plymouth Eddystone Charity Sailing Pursuit

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

The Plymouth Eddystone Charity Sailing Pursuit is scheduled to take place this coming Saturday, 23rd June 2018.

Check your scrub – personal products containing microbeads are banned from sale from today

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Microbeads, and along with many other products, are hurting and killing our wildlife. Image: MCS

Grandads of the Atlantic

Monday, 18 June 2018

Will you be sailing around the Solent this summer? Keep your eye out for a strange looking ocean rowing boat with the ‘Grandads of the Atlantic’ on board….

From their base in Port Solent Marina, Neil Young and Peter Ketley are currently preparing to undertake the ‘world’s toughest rowing race’, the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, which will see 30 teams attempt to row unassisted 3,000 miles across the Atlantic from the Canary Islands to Antigua.

July Auction - Catalogue Live

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

The catalogue for the July Boatbid Auction is now live and can be viewed HERE. If you would like to place a bid in the auction then read our Buyers Guide and FAQ's for more information.

Circumnavigating the UK in a Leisure 27, Part 4 - Wells - Weather Bound!

Wednesday, 06 June 2018

Part 4 of Kevin's Adventure...

A boat for all reasons

Tuesday, 05 June 2018

The Patriot 700 Sports Utility Vessel is an accessible fishing and workboat.

After the successful launch of the Patriot 600 Fishing vessel in 2015 at the Bournemouth Skipper Show, Patriot Marine Ltd have now developed this hull into a vessel specifically for those with limited mobility. The USP of this hull is its stability, allowing it to be configured for many uses.

Circumnavigating the UK in a Leisure 27, Part 3 - Ramsgate to Harwich

Monday, 21 May 2018

The 4th installment of Kevin Gilroy's intrepid adventure: Southampton Boat Show 50th Anniversary

Friday, 18 May 2018 continues as Title Sponsor of the Southampton Boat Show as it celebrates its 50th Anniversary (14 – 23 September 2018).

Over 110,000 visitors enjoy the south coast based show that runs over 10 days and with this year being the 50th anniversary, both British Marine and are fully focused on ensuring the show does not disappoint and delivers on all levels for both visitor and exhibitor alike.

New data reveals microplastics in world’s remotest ocean

Friday, 18 May 2018

Leg 7 Preliminary Microplactics Data Results

New world record – Smallest yacht to circumnavigate the globe singlehanded arrives in Plymouth

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Szymon Kuczynski, the Polish Skipper of ‘Atlantic Puffin’ a 20ft 10,4in yacht, secured a new world record for the smallest yacht to circumnavigate the globe singlehanded and unaided when he returned to Mayflower Marina in Plymouth today.

Szymon, who originally set sail from Plymouth on 19 August 2017, spent over 270 days, 10 hours and 29 minutes, alone at sea on board his yacht ‘Atlantic Puffin’ whilst undertaking his adventurous sailing expedition of nearly 29,000 nautical miles.

July Boatbid Auction

Monday, 14 May 2018

The July BoatBid auction will run from the 13th to the 17th July 2018 .

Circumnavigating the UK in a Leisure 27, Part 3 - Shoreham to Ramsgate

Monday, 30 April 2018

In the third part of Kevin Gilroy's intrepid circumnavigation, we find out about his first adventures at sea...

Circumnavigating the UK in a Leisure 27, Part 2 - The Boat

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

In part 2 of Kevin's story, we learn more about his boat and equipment - some very useful tips and information here!

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.