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.
One of Boatshed Dalmatia’s boats sales strengths in selling boats in Croatia and Slovenia is that they focus exclusively on selling used boats.
The annual Fishguard Folk Festival is to be sponsored by Boatshed Wales. The two mile "Pirates and Smugglers walk" which is part of the Fishguard Folk Festival, is to be held on Sunday 24th May at 10:30 starting from the Square, Fishguard.
Over one hundred and fifty canal boats crammed together at Little Venice in the centre of London of a beautifully warm bank holiday weekend. This year’s Canalway Cavalcade saw a record turnout in both boat and visitor numbers and Boatshed Grand Union was at the heart of it. With our sponsorship of the Real Ale Bar emblazoned on the side of the marquee for all to see and large scale banners around the site, not to mention thousands of branded beer mats and piles of postcards, our presence was unmissable.
I write this with a westerly gale raging outside but summer is only just around the corner. The Boat Bid team have been working hard selecting a fantastic range of used motor and sailing boats for the summer auction. There’s just a week to go before the catalogue is launched but we still managed time to sit out in glorious sunshine yesterday lunch time and we’ve also sneaked in some fantastic sailing already this year.
For all those Motorsport fans out there, lookout for a new race circuit, its here in the sunny Algarve, home territory of www.boatshedalgarve.com
Another year and another specialist boat show. This time it was RIBEX and Peter and Michael Delbridge of Boatshed Hamble International Yacht Brokers, along with a number of their Boatshed Hamble Brokers and Agents were there to catch up on what was new, and talk to old acquaintances.
VAT Free Sailing
To find out just what it’s like to buy or sell a boat through BoatBid I caught up with Steve Booth of Boatshed Essex who is now in the process of finalising the sale of the Stewart 24 Quarter Tonner from the last BoatBid auction.
April showers all around and April Euro buyers!
106 Boats Under Offer, awaiting surveys
The Pre Summer BoatBid has just finished with another flurry of bidding and boat sales. Yet again we sold some of the boats through Boatshed before the bidding even started but with nearly 3,000 used boats on the Boatshed website BoatBid will always have plenty more to take their place.
BoatshedBVI www.boatshedbvi.com was once again privileged to race on the beautiful 1962 57’ Abeking & Rasmussen ketch at this year’s Antigua Classic.
Andy of Boatshed Malaga (International Yacht Brokers) couldn’t believe his luck when he found a Dakar for sale (Range Rover based kit car) just an hour away from where he and his wife Heather are based on the Costa Del Sol, in Spain.
The boat show held at the MDL marina Queen Anne's Battery (QAB) on the 25 - 26 of April in Plymouth, experienced a variety of local displays and weather.
Boatshed Seattle welcomes Patrick McGillivary as its newest agent for the
west Puget Sound region. Patrick completed a 33 year career in plane
deliveries with Boeing, has led service operations for two Seattle-area new
boat dealers, and now brings his extensive experience with boats and in
customer service to the Boatshed Seattle team. Patrick lives aboard his 1949
classic Monk cruiser, moored at Pleasant Harbor Marina in Jefferson County.
The fifth annual Plymouth Sail and Power Show in the UK is set to take place on Saturday 25th to Sunday 26th April 2009.
Using the new Sealift 2 to lift your boat out of the water, is simple, stress free, and really quick and easy.
How does it work, all you do is motor your boat between two arms, which then will close on your topsides. Then a platform is raised until it meets your keel tie off fore and aft lines tightly and sit back and relax whilst Ralph and his team raise you out of the water. Its easy to do single handed as they tell you when you need to stop and they will straighten you so that your boat is in the right position.
The 2 day IMOCA AGM was hosted by F.N.O.B in Barcelona with skippers and designers from the open 60 racing world gathered together to improve through experience and discussion.
L'Assemblée Générale de l'IMOCA qui s'est tenue hier, vendredi 17 avril, à Barcelone a donné lieu à plusieurs décisions dans le but de garantir la fiabilité des bateaux, la sécurité des skippers et de conserver un niveau de compétition homogène au sein de la flotte actuelle. Jugées prioritaires pour la Classe IMOCA, ces questions ont bénéficié d'un consensus général.
Dominique Wavre, Président de la Classe précise: "les résolutions adoptées aujourd'hui sont très importantes et je peux vous assurer que cette Assemblée fut réellement extraordinaire". Dominique s'est montré satisfait du travail effectué par les membres de l'IMOCA lors de ces deux jours à Barcelone. Après un Vendée Globe éreintant, on attendait beaucoup de la nouvelle réglementation de la jauge IMOCA, Classe qui rassemble une grande partie des meilleurs skippers au monde. "Tous les membres s'accordent sur le fait que la Classe doit poursuivre son développement afin de pérenniser le succès du Vendée Globe et d'offrir à tous, skippers, sponsors et public, un bon programme de courses, comme nous l'avons fait jusqu'à présent. Dans le contexte de cri se économique actuel, nous devons également nous adapter afin de garantir le plus grand nombre de bateaux au départ des courses."
Mesures de sécurité et de fiabilité.
Boatshed Wales broker Alan Coy has teamed up with Fishguard sailor Jackie Williamson, yachting cartoonist Claudia Myatt and a crew of landlubber friends to launch their latest books. The event will take place in the Royal Oak, Fishguard on Thursday, April 23 2009.