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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.

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 w...

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 W...

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 decis...

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 ano...

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...

Look Insurance and Boatshed join forces to announce new partnership program
Look Insurance and Boatshed join forces to announce new partnership program
Wednesday, 09 September 2015

Look insurance Services today announce it has entered into a strategic partnership with Boatshed. The partnership program will see Look insurance Services providing yacht insurance quotations for Boatshed UK clients and allows a special discount f...

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 plac...

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 ...

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 aro...

Confidently Buy or Sell your boat using BoatBid!
Confidently Buy or Sell your boat using BoatBid!
Friday, 26 June 2015

BoatBid - a unique online auction designed to protect and assure buyers and sellers, has successfully sold hundreds of boats since 2008. Purchase contracts, secure deposits and surveys are all part of the BoatBid process. Go to BoatBid.com to ...

The Top Five Places to Sell Your Canal Boat
The Top Five Places to Sell Your Canal Boat
Thursday, 25 June 2015

If you’re wondering how to sell your canal boat or narrowboat then you’ve come to the right place: a global brokerage with local knowledge. Whether it's a trad or cruiser stern, Dutch barge, Dutch style narrowbeam, tug boat or wide beam we hav...

Gosport Marine Festival - Over 1100 out on the water
Gosport Marine Festival - Over 1100 out on the water
Sunday, 14 June 2015

Gosport, the home of ocean racing, the birth place of camper & Nicholson's where Velsheda was built, at 10.00 the festival was officially opened by Alex Thomson, Gosport's very own round the World Solo Skipper. The weather started off grey and...

Worried about bidding on a boat in an online  boat auction?
Worried about bidding on a boat in an online boat auction?
Friday, 12 June 2015

The first time I came across BoatBid boat auction website I was really unsure about making a bid. There were a couple of boats I was really interested in and wanted to be happy before I dived right in. I'd got lots of questions like: Can I have a ...

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 cana...

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:

Notes From the US Pacific Northwest
Notes From the US Pacific Northwest
Thursday, 04 June 2015

News from the US Pacific Northwest – Boatshed Seattle

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...

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