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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.


How to buy a boat with BoatBid.com boat auctions

How to buy a boat with BoatBid.com boat auctions

Friday, 29 January 2016

BoatBid enables the boat buyer to bid with the confidence that any boat can be surveyed and sea trialed before you make the decision to purchase. The transaction is handled by one of Boatshed's brokers.

Why choose Boatshed to sell your boat?

Why choose Boatshed to sell your boat?

Friday, 22 January 2016

Listing and selling boats quickly; precisely matching sellers and buyers to save time and avoid disappointment; and adding real value to our customers ahead of the competition, are at the heart of what Boatshed is all about!

Boatshed 2016 Conference Report

Boatshed 2016 Conference Report

Thursday, 14 January 2016

This week saw the Boatshed 2016 2 day Conference held in Gosport at Hardy’s at Haslar Marina. There was representation from approximately 40 Boatshed locations, including the UK and Europe, along with a number of members of the Boatshed HQ team.

Capibara is once again afloat in Florida for Christmas

Capibara is once again afloat in Florida for Christmas

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

After spending six months in Denmark, we’re now once again back on the boat and ready to engage in new cruising adventures! In late November, we returned to the boat, which had been on the hard in Indiantown near Lake Okeechobee in southern Florida. Florida is within the hurricane belt, but luckily for us none of the hurricanes this year went as far north as Florida.

56 point boat check

56 point boat check

Thursday, 24 December 2015

At Boatshed we are always thinking of ways to help people sell their boats more efficiently and providing a better service to both seller and purchaser.

Boatshed; it’s a Family Affair…

Boatshed; it’s a Family Affair…

Monday, 21 December 2015

From the start, Boatshed has always been about promoting and harnessing those family values that most boaters share; spending time together afloat with family and friends; owning a beloved boat that becomes part of the family; weekends spent at anchorages in hidden bays and coves; introducing children to the joys of boating and adventures at sea; the camaraderie that comes with Club and team racing events; endlessly fiddling with engines, warps, sheets and halyard in all types of weather and conditions, and the occasional, perfect, sunset reach or motor home after a fabulous boating trip!

Fancy a dip this Christmas?

Fancy a dip this Christmas?

Friday, 18 December 2015

If you fancy a dip in the sea at Christmas, you are either brave/daft or raising money for charity – after all who would want to leave the comfort of their over warm homes to jump into icy waters if it wasn’t for charity!?

December Boatbid Auction - Starts on Friday 0900hrs!

December Boatbid Auction - Starts on Friday 0900hrs!

Tuesday, 08 December 2015

The December Boatbid auction starts this Friday at 0900hrs!

5 Things You Need to Know Before Buying a Narrowboat in London

5 Things You Need to Know Before Buying a Narrowboat in London

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

In the boaters discussion groups on Facebook I often see requests for advice, from those planning to live aboard in London. A fleeting glimpse of a colourful canal boat passing through Camden Lock promises an alternative view of the capital. But what do you need to know before you make that decision to live aboard?

December Boatbid Auction - Catalogue PREVIEW

December Boatbid Auction - Catalogue PREVIEW

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Next months auction commences on Thursday 11th December and runs until Tuesday 15th December. There are a large variety of boats for sale, here are just a selection of the boats featured:

We have a Winner of the Paddle Board!!

We have a Winner of the Paddle Board!!

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Congratulations go to Richard Slape. We had thousands of entries to the competition. Ian Dawes Yacht Broker from Boatshed Port Solent, Wendy Barker from Boatshed HQ and Chrissie Capel from Boatshed HQ met Richard and his son Peter at Trafalgar Wharf near Port Solent, UK to present the prize. Richard was picked from the entries having correctly answered the following questions:

Boatbid Auction - Have you entered?

Boatbid Auction - Have you entered?

Friday, 23 October 2015

It's an online auction site for used boats where potential customers can bid to purchase the boat of their dreams. BoatBid.com's process means you can bid with confidence, each boat can be surveyed and sea trialled before you make the final decision to purchase.

Fancy a snack?

Fancy a snack?

Friday, 16 October 2015

Every year Boatshed exhibit at the Southampton International Boat Show and when I wander around I see so many things that I think would be useful to buy, however is it something I really need and will it just sit in the cupboard? Should I buy another waterproof coat or pair of deck shoes or succumb to the many gadgets that are on offer…

Dinghy Dilema - Choosing your next Inflatable dinghy

Dinghy Dilema - Choosing your next Inflatable dinghy

Saturday, 10 October 2015

What ever your next dinghy is, its always a compromise, but getting the balance right for practicality, cost and usability is really important. We look at various types of used dinghies.

SOLD: 2002 Grand Banks 52 - full asking price

SOLD: 2002 Grand Banks 52 - full asking price

Friday, 09 October 2015

We love at Boatshed.com helping Owners sell their boats and matching potential buyers to boats that suit and match their dreams. One of our latest sales was this 2002 Grand Banks 52 Europa, Lying in Italy, which sold for full asking price.

Visit Boatshed at the Southampton Boat show 2015

Visit Boatshed at the Southampton Boat show 2015

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Europe’s largest festival of boating sails into Southampton and Boatshed.com are on their regular stand BO53 enjoying the fun. The Southampton Boat Show is now Europe’s largest outdoor festival of boating with over 2km of pontoons . Now in its 47th year, the Southampton Boat Show offers a host of attractions for the whole family to experience, from exploring rock pools, corals and anemones in the Show’s purpose built Aquarium, through to the largest number of ‘on-the-water’ activities ever offered at the Show This includes the tall ship Earl of Pembroke, straight from the completion of its full restoration and refit.

Look Insurance and Boatshed join forces to announce new partnership scheme

Look Insurance and Boatshed join forces to announce new partnership scheme

Wednesday, 09 September 2015

Look insurance Services today announce it has entered into a strategic partnership with Boatshed. The partnership scheme will see Look insurance Services providing yacht insurance quotations for Boatshed UK clients and allows a special discount for Boatshed UK customers. The agreement allows the discount to be continued throughout the life of the policy.

BOATSHED OFFER: 10% discount, LOOK Boat Insurance

BOATSHED OFFER: 10% discount, LOOK Boat Insurance

Tuesday, 08 September 2015

We are delighted to announce that Look Insurance Services has joined Boatshed's Preferred Partners scheme, offering marine and boating insurance to UK based and registered pleasure boats. As one of the leading marine insurers,Look is ideally placed to offer insurance products to Boatshed's customers and will offer 10% discounts for products purchased though Boatshed.com.

Specialist brokers for Inland Waterways vessels working in partnership with BWML

Specialist brokers for Inland Waterways vessels working in partnership with BWML

Tuesday, 01 September 2015

BWML Brokerage services working in partnership with Boatshed.com to provide a specialist brokerage service for Narrowboats and all that float on the canals. 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.

2015 Round the Island Race, 1584 entries

2015 Round the Island Race, 1584 entries

Sunday, 28 June 2015

It was a blustery, sunny day giving perfect weather for The "Round the Island Race 2015". 1584 boats racing around the Isle of Wight, approximately 60 miles. Neap tides were 3 days prior to the start of the race, with high water at Cowes being around 08.30. Racing started at 07.00 with the large boats, and the smallest boats started last.