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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.


Featured Boat of the Week - Bayliner 4518 Motoryacht

Featured Boat of the Week - Bayliner 4518 Motoryacht

Saturday, 19 February 2011

This Bayliner 4518 Flybridge Motoryacht is on the hard and ready to launch following its recent hull cleaning and painting! It’s a vessel that has a lot to offer...

Boot Holland 2011 boat show. 11-16 February

Boot Holland 2011 boat show. 11-16 February

Friday, 18 February 2011

Fred & Lard de Vos of Boatshed Holland part of the Boatshed Yacht Brokerage Group have recently finished the Boot Holland boat show.

Finngulf 41

Finngulf 41

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Finngulf 41 – Uncompromised Beauty and Speed

2011 Camano Rendezvous...same weekend...new location...lots to do!!!

2011 Camano Rendezvous...same weekend...new location...lots to do!!!

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

This 19th Annual Camano Rendezvous will be held at the Lopez Islander Resort, Fishermen's Bay, Lopez Island, Washington.

What makes this work so interesting!

What makes this work so interesting!

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Recently I sold a Sea Otter Narrow boat to a customer (James Smith) who is a retired dentist. The boat was surveyed and there were a couple of minor issues to be resolved prior to completion. James had said he would be away for a few weeks so there was no rush to get the work done. I asked if he was going "anywhere nice" as one does, the reply I got was not what I would have ever imagined. James was going to Nicaragua for 2 weeks to perform basic dental care, pain relief and dental health education. In order to visit the villages the main form of transport (now here's the nautical link !!) is a small narrow boat called a "Panger" that has a 200 hp engine hung on the back!!.... Below is a brief and interesting report from James along with pictures of this work he regularly provides at his own cost................

Did Liverpool Boatshow get it wrong?

Did Liverpool Boatshow get it wrong?

Monday, 14 February 2011

Did Liverpool Boatshow get it wrong?

Boats wanted in Yorkshire

Boats wanted in Yorkshire

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Recession? What Recession? Sales of second hand boats in Yorkshire have never been better.

Interview - The Boatshed North Wales team on location at their office in Pwllheli Marina

Interview - The Boatshed North Wales team on location at their office in Pwllheli Marina

Tuesday, 08 February 2011

In April 2007 Rob & Lydia Jutton set up Boatshed North Wales and it has been going from strength to strength ever since. The Boatshed North Wales team is headed up by Robert & Lydia Jutton with a sales team, Andy & Mandy Wood and Andy Topham. Full biographies can be found on the website and you can find the office is situated in Pwllheli Marina on the Llyn Peninsular.

Indoor Drystack for Trafalgar Wharf

Indoor Drystack for Trafalgar Wharf

Tuesday, 01 February 2011

Trafalgar Wharf, the vibrant and exciting new facility at Portchester, in Portsmouth Harbour, have just announced the investment of a six figure sum on dredging, so they now have FULL TIDAL ACCESS at Trafalgar Wharf, Portsmouth Harbour.

STEP ABOARD FOR A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES  AND MAKE 2011  A YEAR TO REMEMBER!

STEP ABOARD FOR A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES AND MAKE 2011 A YEAR TO REMEMBER!

Monday, 31 January 2011

There’s no doubt that Boatshed is a business on a mission. With new offices and new brokers joining throughout 2010 and new businesses due to launch in the first quarter of 2011, the company goes from strength to strength and we’re now looking for more people to join us on that mission.

Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle Boats for Sale - Recently Reduced!

Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle Boats for Sale - Recently Reduced!

Saturday, 29 January 2011

We’ve been busy on the water at the Seattle Boat Show but that hasn’t slowed activity with our other listings. Check out these recently reduced vessels or give us a call! Our Brokers are ready and willing to arrange a meeting or answer any questions you may have about their listings.

Cowes Week 2011 Regatta

Cowes Week 2011 Regatta

Friday, 28 January 2011

Boatshed Cowes, situated in the heart of the yachting mecca is delighted with the news that Aberdeen Asset Management have signed a three year deal as Title Sponsors for this famous regatta. This is fantastic news for the regatta, the town, business owners in Cowes and, of course, the thousand of competitors and visitors who throng the town every August. (Please note that Cowes Week 2011 runs from the 6th -13th due to the tidal situation in the solent.) Congratulaions must go to Stuart Quarrie (CEO Cowes Week Ltd) and his team for firstly winning this sponsorship deal and secondly, for running the regatta so well in the interim years with no title sponsor. Well done and we are all looking forward to Cowes Week 2011. Boatshed Cowes will, as ever, be in the thick of it, both ashore and afloat, so contact us if you are planning to visit during the regatta.

Boat of the Moment - Beneteau 473

Boat of the Moment - Beneteau 473

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

It’s rare that yachts as well specified and equipped as this Beneteau 473 is, come onto the market. It is rare also to find one with just one owner from new who has used and enjoyed his yacht so much. She was purchased new in the USA and used in the Caribbean until she sailed to South Devon (where she now lies) in the 2010 ARC Europe.

New Office For Boatshed Hamble.Com

New Office For Boatshed Hamble.Com

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Boatshed Hamble .Com starts 2011 with a new phase in its successful eight year history.

National Coastwatch Institution

National Coastwatch Institution

Monday, 24 January 2011

In 2010 we opened our first NCI watch station in North Wales at Porthdinllaen and will be opening our second at Rhoscolyn on Anglesey during 2011. We have plans to open other stations on the Llyn Peninsular in the next few years.

Bonne Année 2011

Bonne Année 2011

Friday, 21 January 2011

Nos Meilleurs Vœux pour 2011 à tous nos amis et clients.

Featured Marina: Imperial Wharf, Chelsea

Featured Marina: Imperial Wharf, Chelsea

Thursday, 20 January 2011

The latest addition to London’s list of swish marinas, Imperial Wharf, opened its doors to London’s boating community late last year. Until now, nature’s tide has restricted access to berths in London's marinas, forcing owners to plan their trips around the high water access windows.

Boatshed Featured Office - John & Lynda Alcantara, Boatshed Gibraltar

Boatshed Featured Office - John & Lynda Alcantara, Boatshed Gibraltar

Thursday, 20 January 2011

John and Lynda are both keen yachties and an early retirement has enabled them both to indulge their passion for boats. John holds a Yachtmaster Offshore with Commercial Endorsement and Lynda complains that her 2 daughters have demoted her from First Mate to Galley Slave.

Foghorns no more......

Foghorns no more......

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Dot dot dash : U ………. are heading into danger - especially if your vessel has no GPS or AIS when sailing in the coastal waters of Irelands East and South East. From 11 January 2011, the use of the foghorn at 9 lighthouses on the south and east coasts of Ireland, between the Fastnet at 51°23.358'N 09°36.178'W and St. John’s Point at 54°13.605'N 05°39.611'W, has been decommissioned by the Commissioners of Irish Lights. They say that fog signals are no longer considered an aid to navigation, and have become redundant. This latest decision follows the previous decommissioning over the past 20 years of all other Irish coastal foghorns, and has prompted some (mostly negative) debate in the Irish marine world. Foghorns have been a familiar resonating sound over the last 100 plus years, but they have in truth been operational in some form or another for many years previous to this on the bigger ships.

The Battle of Biscay - by a Boatshed Sussex Customer

The Battle of Biscay - by a Boatshed Sussex Customer

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

The following item is the first in a 3 part series written by Grant, a Boatshed customer, who, having sold his boat with the help of Boatshed Sussex, www.boatshedsussex.com embarked on a trans Atlantic adventure. These are his his own words and as you will read, it was not all plain sailing............