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.
Check out these Westerly boats being auctioned 12-16th September. You can bid with confidence that each boat can be surveyed and sea trialled before you make the finally decision to purchase.
Wednesday morning we decided to use sail only in the gentle winds and not start engines at all... We pulled up the anchor from the fine sand and started going south under bare poles in 10 knots of wind. All went well, with the headsail at the bow ballooning out in front of us to carry us on the leisurely 6 hour trip south in the calm waters.
In the marina the other day we talked to a young couple from Europe, who had been sailing for five years and were now heading north. Their plans were a little uncertain:
As part of the countdown to PSP Southampton International Boat Show Boatshed have VIP tickets up for grabs.
There is a slight possibility that I might make myself unpopular among both men and women with this blog post, but I am of the opinion that there are certain things I as a women don’t have to do/learn. E.g. I don't think I have to be able to mend a bike or check the tire pressure.
September is the biggest auction yet with 60+ boats all going under the hammer in 30 days. See auction dates here
Boatshed have been at Cowes over the past few days....Cowes Week has played a key part in the British sporting summer calendar since 1826 and is now one of the UK’s longest running and most successful sporting events. It is the one of the largest sailing regatta of its kind in the world, staging some 40 races each day for up to 1,000 boats. Looking for fast race boats why not have a look at our specialist performance sailboat portal at www.boatshedperformance.com
Due to popular demand we have brought forward our next boat auction and we're now accepting entries.
Events, Boat Shows and Regattas in which Boatshed plan to participate, or which are of interest to our customers, during 2015.
This end-of-year review focuses on the VAT 'hot topics' of 2014 and offers a few ideas for boat buyers and sellers to consider for the next year.
In October members of the Boatshed team traveled to Paris for Paris Fashion Week, as guests of Dato' Nancy Yeoh, the well-known international public relations guru. Fashion and boating enjoy a close association, and Boatshed is working with a number of agent representatives developing ideas to roll-out more Boatshed offices across Asia.
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:
The Boatshed 2014 Conference was held at the Excel exhibition centre during the London boat show. Boatshed offices travelled to London to share best practice, discuss ideas and develop new strategy for 2014/15.
Boatshed Scotland won the trophy for "Yacht Broker of the year" at the 2014 Boatshed Conference and Awards ceremony.
Boatshed.com will be on Stand E163 for the next 9 days.
There are various ways you can now search using different criteria.
If you are leaving your boat on a mooring for long periods of time, using this chain and warp line prevents chafe and gives you peace of mind that in rough weather your boat wont wear through its mooring line.
If you are thinking of selling your boat, then have a chat to one of our Boatshed Brokers and they will explain how Boatshed can help sell your boat and what they will do for you.
Currently being used as a warm and welcoming home. With a recent internal layout change, she now has four separate cabins, a huge saloon, well appointed fitted galley with breakfast bar, refitted bathroom and a panoramic wheelhouse with seating around a table which will serve as extra accommodation by converting to a double bed. Plenty of decking area outside for those really hot summer days.
My local community boating project has recently bought a new boat. The South West Herts Narrowboat Project provides hire boats to community and youth groups.