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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.


Seattle Boat Show - We’re On The Lake!

Seattle Boat Show - We’re On The Lake!

Sunday, 13 January 2013

You’ll find Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle on South Lake Union at the 2013 Seattle Boat Show!

Boatshed Newport C&C 38 Racer/ Cruiser

Boatshed Newport C&C 38 Racer/ Cruiser

Sunday, 13 January 2013

This is International Yacht Brokers Boatshed Newport present this very sweet 1976 C & C 38' Sloop for sale. She is a racer/cruiser with a fin keel and keel stepped mast with rod rigging and double spreaders. In 2009 she went through a $40k refit to include the newly installed following: Mast, Rod Rigging, Head Stay & Harken Roller Furler, Life Lines, Edson Pedestal w/ new quadrant chain & cable assembly, Raymarine ST60 Wind System, Raymarine ST60 Depth System, and all running rigging. In 2011 the electric panel was completely rewired and new cabin lights installed. A new Thurston Dodger was installed in 2012 to match the existing sail cover. Also new are the 40" helm and Garmin GPS System. To see her full specs along with photo’s and video C & C 38' sailboats tout "No Compromise" in their brochures. This sailboat is a sleek and fast vessel built in Canada. She has been lovingly cared for by her current owners for over 30 years! With the beam just under 13' she is quite spacious both above and below deck. Her sail area is 729 square feet. She is constructed of single unit molded GP laminate hull, deck of single unit laminate cored with balsa, external lead fin ballast with a spade rudder. In the January issue of Cruising World, the C & C 33' 101 was voted Domestic Boat of the Year and Best Performance Cruiser, 30 to 39 feet. As you can see, the older C & C 38' is in good company with her newer counterparts. C & C is renowned for quality construction and materials. These sailboats are truly known as both racers and cruisers with spectacular sailing quality and top shelf performance for cruising the coastline. For complete specifications, 60+ photos and video, on this boat or any of our other boats please visit our website. She is a show stopper for her age after going through a refit so don't hesitate to call me if you like what you see.

You’ve got mail! 5 ways for boaters to receive snail mail.

You’ve got mail! 5 ways for boaters to receive snail mail.

Wednesday, 09 January 2013

Whether you’re thinking of living on a boat, or are looking for a boat for sale for an extended period of cruising you may be wondering how boaters collect their snail mail? Depending on your situation there are a number of options you can choose to collect your mail when you’re on a long cruise.

Boatshed Franchise - Fancy a New Start in 2013?

Boatshed Franchise - Fancy a New Start in 2013?

Thursday, 03 January 2013

Now is the time

Over 35 cracking boats up for auction in January 2013

Over 35 cracking boats up for auction in January 2013

Wednesday, 02 January 2013

We have over 35 quality boats under the hammer later this month. The catalogue is live and you can start bidding on January 21st.

Boat Retailers and Brokers Code of Practice

Boat Retailers and Brokers Code of Practice

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Read the following details

Don’t buy a canal boat – until you've read this as well!

Don’t buy a canal boat – until you've read this as well!

Wednesday, 05 December 2012

If you’re looking for a canal boat for sale, widebeam, narrowboat or barge in London or Hertfordshire you need to know what you are looking for. Last week’s article Don't buy a canal boat! covered size, length and width of boats, types of berth and the great toilet debate. This week we’re going to get technical and electrical.

Don’t buy a canal boat – until you’ve read this!

Don’t buy a canal boat – until you’ve read this!

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Assuming you’ve calculated the budget you have to spend and secured your finances, you may feel ready to begin looking at used boats for sale. But before travelling London or Herts to view second hand boats for sale do you know whether you are looking for a wide beam, liveaboard, barge, trad narrowboat or cruiser stern?

Boat Donation Programme launched by Sail 4 Cancer

Boat Donation Programme launched by Sail 4 Cancer

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Sail 4 Cancer has announced a new boat donation campaign which allows people to dispose of their boats whilst getting significant tax benefits.

Buy your PSP Southampton boat show tickets here and support Sail 4 Cancer

Buy your PSP Southampton boat show tickets here and support Sail 4 Cancer

Monday, 10 September 2012

Buy your discounted PSP Southampton boat show tickets here to support Sail 4 Cancer and receive your discounted ticket prices for the Show:

New brokerage service for the Inland Waterways

New brokerage service for the Inland Waterways

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

British Waterways Marinas Ltd, one of the largest marina operators in the country, has appointed Boatshed.com as its sole provider of brokerage at its marinas in the South and West.

Boatshed.com appointed new brokerage provider by British Waterways Marinas Ltd.

Boatshed.com appointed new brokerage provider by British Waterways Marinas Ltd.

Friday, 15 June 2012

British Waterways Marinas Ltd, one of the largest marina operators in the country, has appointed Boatshed.com as its sole provider of brokerage at its marinas in the South and West.

London's Boats are selling fast!

London's Boats are selling fast!

Monday, 11 June 2012

Despite the early spring and a (so far) non-existent 'summer', Boatshed London has had an incredibly busy year.

Do You Know Who I Think I Am?

Do You Know Who I Think I Am?

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Following my earlier blog about How to Sell a Boat on the Inland Waterways I thought I’d share a bit more about who we are at Boatshed Grand Union.

Buying a Houseboat - Part 1 (of 3)

Buying a Houseboat - Part 1 (of 3)

Wednesday, 01 February 2012

The following article is by our good friend and top boating lawyer, Hannah Cash. As well as being a leading authority on the legal aspects of buying a boat, Hannah has lived aboard Katherine of London (which we have for sale here) for a good few years, so is equally well versed on the practical aspects of the live-aboard lifestyle. Over to you, Hannah . . .

Boats are selling – we need more boats to sell!

Boats are selling – we need more boats to sell!

Monday, 30 January 2012

It hasn’t escaped anyone’s attention that we live in very different times and we are being bombarded with news from all directions about some sort of crisis somewhere – usually financial.

Featured boat: stunning West London houseboat

Featured boat: stunning West London houseboat

Monday, 02 January 2012

Looking for a live-aboard in London? Check out this super-duper 20m Dutch Barge with a superb West London mooring.

Gentleman’s Motor Yacht – they don’t make them like this any more!

Gentleman’s Motor Yacht – they don’t make them like this any more!

Monday, 26 September 2011

This is the sort of classic motor yacht you could imagine moored off St Tropez or cruising round Capri in the 1960s with a couple of starlets aboard. These days, however, she has a rather quieter existence in London Docklands as a simply stunning live-aboard.

2011 PSP Southampton Boat Show update

2011 PSP Southampton Boat Show update

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

We’re all very excited about the PSP Southampton Boat Show and the Boatshed stand at the show.

Boatshed.com at the PSP Southampton boat show 2011

Boatshed.com at the PSP Southampton boat show 2011

Monday, 29 August 2011

Come and meet the Boatshed.com team at this years PSP Southampton boat show.