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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.

Grandads of the Atlantic
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...

July Auction - Catalogue Live
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!
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
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 spe...

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

TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show 50th Anniversary
TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show 50th Anniversary
Friday, 18 May 2018

TheYachtMarket.com 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 bei...

New data reveals microplastics in world’s remotest ocean
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
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 toda...

July Boatbid Auction
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
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
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
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
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&rs...

Jodie Kidd joins Alex Thomson
Jodie Kidd joins Alex Thomson
Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Image: Alex Thomson Racing

Donating your boat to Sail 4 Cancer Charity
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 t...

Flare Amnesty at Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne, UK
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, w...

HMS Forth formally commissioned into the Royal Navy
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
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...

Helping with the cost of boat ownership
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 ...

Boatshed Texas Partner
Boatshed Texas Partner
Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Steve Black Boatshed Texas: “My 16’ Old Town Canoe with a Lean Green Lehr
propane gas outboard motor, perfect for Boatshed Texas media crew to go shoot photos & video of prospective listings (my favourite part of the business ;...

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