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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 Newsletter Summer 2015

Boatshed Newsletter Summer 2015

Friday, 05 June 2015

Boatshed Newsletter Summer 2015 - we have news and articles including - WIN a PADDLEBOARD Competition - How does Boatshed sell boats twice as fast? - News from America - The Truth about the used boat market - Life on a canal boat - 56 Point Boat checks - Join Planet Boatshed - plus why you absolutely need to SUP!

Plymouth RNLI Fundraising Event

Plymouth RNLI Fundraising Event

Thursday, 04 June 2015

The Plymouth RNLI are holding a fundraising event on Saturday 31st October 2015 at 7.30pm. It is a Halloween Monsters Ball at the Duke of Cornwall Hotel, Plymouth, Devon. Fancy dress is a must!

Market Report Summer 2015

Market Report Summer 2015

Thursday, 04 June 2015

Many of the conditions and trends in the international used boat market that I reported upon in November 2014 continue and remain highly relevant to boat sales today. Overall, the market can be summarised as follow:

BWML (British Waterways Marinas) and Boatshed

BWML (British Waterways Marinas) and Boatshed

Thursday, 04 June 2015

We are delighted to announce our new relationship with BWML. BWML is part of the UK’s Canal & River Trust (formally, British Waterways) a national charity whose primary role is the custodian and navigation authority for around 2,000 miles of canals and rivers across England and Wales. Boatshed is now the exclusive external broker in most of BWML’s 20 locations, available to assist our customers with the sale and purchase of Narrowboats and other inland waterway vessels. Our brokers in these locations are experts in these specialist craft and familiar with the unique pleasures of inland boating.

MTA - the Maritime Training Academy’s Diploma in Yacht Brokerage

MTA - the Maritime Training Academy’s Diploma in Yacht Brokerage

Thursday, 04 June 2015

Boatshed is delighted to announce its endorsement of the Maritime Training Academy's Diploma in Yacht Brokerage, the leading distance learning course to train and prepare new brokers for the used boat industry. Boatshed is working with the MTA to offer graduate brokers effective routes into the industry using Boatshed's market leading sales platform.

IPAs - Independent Pre-Sale Assessments

IPAs - Independent Pre-Sale Assessments

Thursday, 04 June 2015

At the Southampton Boat Show last year, Boatshed, together with the Marine Inspection Association of leading marine surveyors, introduced the use of IPAs when selling used sail and motor boats. An IPA is a further tool to increase the transparency of a used boat offered for sale. Boats we sell can be physically inspected, assessed and reported upon by an experienced, independent, marine surveyor before, or whilst they are listed. Up to 55 critical areas of a second-hand boat are assessed and the IPA report can be viewed by an interested buyer alongside the boat’s details.

New Boatshed Offices and Brokers

New Boatshed Offices and Brokers

Thursday, 04 June 2015

The Boatshed Network continues to grow: We are delighted to welcome to the group: Paul Diffin at Boatshed Lancashire in UK, Rolv Reissiger at Boatshed Penang in Malaysia, Edward Kay at Boatshed Riviera in France, Billy and Jo Hallam at Boatshed Plymouth. Also, we are in the process of welcoming new brokers for Boatshed South of France and Cumbria and Brixham.

Diary of Upcoming Events

Diary of Upcoming Events

Thursday, 04 June 2015

Where to find the Boatshed crew during summer 2015

How are we doing?

How are we doing?

Thursday, 04 June 2015

At Boatshed we encourage feedback from our customers, as a way of monitoring and improving the services we offer. Here are some recent comments we have received:

Inland Boating & Great Canal Journeys

Inland Boating & Great Canal Journeys

Thursday, 04 June 2015

Back in the glory days, before the last recession, when the world was awash with cash and boat shows were held at Earls Court, I first came across Boatshed holding one of their famous Fizz at Five sessions. Their stand was near my Canal Experience Training stand and at the end of a hard day exhibiting, a glass of Fizz (in a plastic glass) was very welcome.

Insurance Law Update

Insurance Law Update

Thursday, 04 June 2015

The English Court of Appeal has for the first time, recently established an absolute rule that an assured who tells a lie or relies upon false evidence to support an otherwise valid insurance claim, will forfeit the claim entirely. In other words, even if the lie or false evidence is immaterial to the insurance claim, an underwriter or insurance company will be able to successfully deny cover.

Notes From the US Pacific Northwest

Notes From the US Pacific Northwest

Thursday, 04 June 2015

News from the US Pacific Northwest – Boatshed Seattle

Tall Ship Kaskelot Visits Plymouth

Tall Ship Kaskelot Visits Plymouth

Monday, 06 April 2015

One of the largest remaining wooden ships in commission, Kaskelot, has called into port at Plymouth this Easter weekend.

RNLI Plymouth Slipway Event

RNLI Plymouth Slipway Event

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

The RNLI's 100m slipway waterslide is coming to Plymouth on Saturday 28th March 2015!

Rededication of HMS Ocean

Rededication of HMS Ocean

Saturday, 21 March 2015

We had a very special royal visit to Plymouth yesterday. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II travelled to Plymouth's Naval base at Devonport dockyard, just a stone's throw away from the Boatshed Plymouth office.

Currency news - British pound, all time high against the Euro

Currency news - British pound, all time high against the Euro

Friday, 13 March 2015

With the British pound is on a seven year high against the Euro which could remain for the next few months and is excellent news for boat buyers. As the Euro continues to slide British pound, if you are thinking of buying a boat in the Euro zone can take advantage of this shift, with Portugal and Spain offering some of the lowest travel and accommodation costs in the EU, making it very attractive to look for boats on these shores. With Boatshed offices covering France, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Croatia and Gibraltar its worth comparing the currency rates to get the best deal for your money and to get your perfect boat.

Aprils - Auction catalogue PREVIEW

Aprils - Auction catalogue PREVIEW

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

There are some really great boats in Aprils auction with super keen reserves, so remember its free to bid and you'll be notified (choose to be notified by email or text) as soon as the reserve is reached.

Know Your Local Lifeboat Station

Know Your Local Lifeboat Station

Friday, 20 February 2015

The Boatshed Plymouth area covers the River Yealm in the east to the Tamar River Estuary in the west including Torpoint, Saltash, up to Bere Alston and Calstock.

Greetings from Boatshed Plymouth

Greetings from Boatshed Plymouth

Thursday, 05 February 2015

Greetings from Gus! We would like to thank Stephen & Gill for their warm welcome to Boatshed Plymouth. Stephen has stayed on for a short time to help hand over the reigns. This has been an enormous help, especially as we had to hit the ground running last Monday morning. We are certain that Stephen & Gill will be missed very much and we wish them all the very best for the future.

February Boatshed Bulletin

February Boatshed Bulletin

Thursday, 05 February 2015

Welcome to Boatsheds February Bulletin, our round-up of Boatshed activity over the last month.