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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.


Deck the Hull! Camano 31 Progress Report

Deck the Hull! Camano 31 Progress Report

Saturday, 18 December 2010

The new Camano 31 is another step closer to completion, with the joining of the deck to the hull. She’s on-track for her debut at the Seattle Boat Show — January 21 – 30.

Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle Welcomes Marianne Lyle!

Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle Welcomes Marianne Lyle!

Friday, 17 December 2010

Marianne Lyle is the newest member of the Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle team, and is our certified Boatshed System agent for the Port Ludlow – Port Hadlock — Port Townsend – Sequim – Port Angeles area. Marianne has made boating her life — she lives aboard a classic Monk trawler in Port Ludlow, enjoys cruising and sailing, and recently completed her OUPV Captain’s licensing course. Marianne is highly experienced in sales, has worked for a variety of for-profit and non-profit organizations, and brings a great deal of passion and enthusiasm to her position as a yacht broker. Click here to contact Marianne!

All Hands on Deck

All Hands on Deck

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Boatshedcostabrava.com International Yacht Brokers Boatshed Costa Brava based here in Empuriabrava, the largest marina in Europe, cover a territory over the entire Costa Brava in North East Spain extending from the French border down to Arenys de Mar and include popular marinas in Portbou, Colera, Llançà, El Port de la Selva, Cadaqués (the birth place of Salvador Dali), Rosés, Santa Margarida, L'Escala, L'Estartit, Aiguablava, Llafranc, Palamós, Platja d'Aro, Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Cala Canyelles (Lloret de Mar) & Blanes. We work closely with buyers and vendors from many different countries, all having differing requirements, both personal ones and those for the purposes of registering the boat in their own country. We obtain genuine enquiries for all types of boats from RIB's, power boats, sports fishers, larger cabin cruisers & motor yachts to racing dinghy's, motor sailers & sailing yachts of all sizes.

CLASS40 ROUTE DU RHUM: THE SECOND WAVE

CLASS40 ROUTE DU RHUM: THE SECOND WAVE

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Throughout Thursday and early on Friday, the lead pack of single-handed Class40’s swarmed over the finish line of the Route du Rhum – La Banque Postale with the first seven boats crossing the finish line within 24 hours after 18 days and 3,500 miles intensely close racing. On Saturday, a second wave of finishers flooded into Guadeloupe

Featured Boat of the Week - Sea Ray 390 Express Cruiser!

Featured Boat of the Week - Sea Ray 390 Express Cruiser!

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

The Sea Ray 390 Express Cruiser is one of the most popular large models produced by Sea Ray. The deep-V hull and wide-body of the 390 provides a great ride - even in rough water. The wide beam also allows for a tremendously large cockpit and spacious interior.

Boatshed France

Boatshed France

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Discret….. non? Subtle… don’t you agree ?

Is your boat adequately protected?

Is your boat adequately protected?

Monday, 13 December 2010

Your boat is a precious item to you and so it is very important to make sure it is adequately protected with the right marine insurance for your boat!

SMARTBOAT: THE OFFICIAL RACE MOTORBOAT PROVIDER FOR THE GOR

SMARTBOAT: THE OFFICIAL RACE MOTORBOAT PROVIDER FOR THE GOR

Sunday, 12 December 2010

A unique partnership between the Global Ocean Race 2011-12 (GOR) and Smartboat has been agreed at the Salon Nautique de Paris. Smartboat will be providing a customised 23 foot craft for use as the GOR Race Organisation’s official motorboat and support vessel at the race starts and finishes in each port throughout the circumnavigation. The manufacturers of Smartboat, MC-TEC in Tunisia, also produces the Akilaria range of Class40 yachts and is already deeply committed to the GOR. Furthermore, Smartboat will be providing at least two extra Smartboat 23 foot boats for official duties during the start and finish periods of the GOR in Mallorca.

MICHEL KLEINJANS ORDERS KIWI40FC CLASS40 WITH BTBOATS

MICHEL KLEINJANS ORDERS KIWI40FC CLASS40 WITH BTBOATS

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Belgian sailor Michel Kleinjans today confirmed that he has ordered a Kiwi40FC with BTBoats in New Zealand. Kleinjans has secured the second Farr designed Class40 production boat to be built at Cookson Boats, Auckland, ensuring that he has a highly competitive platform for his hectic, forthcoming offshore campaign.

Calling "all boats for sale"

Calling "all boats for sale"

Friday, 10 December 2010

Despite the gloomy economic climate and icy temperatures, Boatshed Sussex continues to sell boats so we are keen to replenish our stock of used boats as soon as possible.

Santa's Piper (and Nor'westing's editor) Visits Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle!

Santa's Piper (and Nor'westing's editor) Visits Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle!

Friday, 10 December 2010

When from outside our office there arose such a clatter, I sprang from my desk to see what was the matter. Away to the entry I flew like a flash, Tore open the door – t’was well worth the dash.

We don't just rescue boats!

We don't just rescue boats!

Thursday, 09 December 2010

Ralph Kitts one of RCR's southern engineers was patrolling his local area in Watford and decided to pop down the towpath to check on a few of the local boaters and see how things were going. On arrival at the moorings at Coxley Common Moor on the GU he stopped to chat to some of the boaters and have a cup of tea. At some point during the conversation he heard a large splash, and thinking it was possibly a fish or bird, he popped his head round the boat and noticed a large red jacket floating in the canal on the opposite side. He quickly realised that the jacket contained someone and that as they were unmoving were probably unconscious. The route around to the opposite side was a long trek and it would take too long to get around to the man in time..... So without hesitation he leapt in to the water and waded across to the body. Having reached the victim he managed to turn them around and in doing so realised that the elderly gentleman had a heavy rucksack on his back which was hampering the rescue. Luckily a number of workmen noticed him struggling and came over to lend a hand pulling the unconscious man out of the water and onto the towpath. As the gentleman was revived an ambulance was called and the gentleman, who was approximate 70 yrs old, was taken to Watford General hospital. Ralph although very wet and cold headed back to his van to head home for a change of clothes and a warm drink.

Navigators & General and River Canal Rescue highlight risks of reduced water levels

Navigators & General and River Canal Rescue highlight risks of reduced water levels

Thursday, 09 December 2010

With warnings of dropping water levels on lakes reservoirs and canals, (intended or otherwise) Navigators & General is urging caution on the part of with the increased risk of groundings.

Notorious submerged wall catches another boater out on the River Trent

Notorious submerged wall catches another boater out on the River Trent

Thursday, 09 December 2010

A 57ft narrow boat and its crew left Torksey lock to travel to Newark, however shortly after leaving Torksey, disaster struck and the crew found the engine lacked power. As a result they were not making headway but luckily a fellow boat managed to tow them to the pontoons at Dunham Br. After taking a break they decided to carry on and, having passed under the A57 bridge, they headed to a tight ‘s’ bend in the river. The boat navigated the first right hand bend successfully but as they reached the second bend they lost drive again and suddenly found themselves grounded.

That was cold - but enjoyable

That was cold - but enjoyable

Wednesday, 08 December 2010

It’s not often in the balmy south that we have to don gloves, hats, scarves as well scrape ice and snow off the boats. So it was with some surprise that I found myself treading very carefully over the decks of the 50’ Fleur de Lys just recently successfully sold by Boatshed Dartmouth, with scraper and deck brush in hand.

That was cold - but enjoyable

That was cold - but enjoyable

Wednesday, 08 December 2010

It’s not often in the balmy south that we have to don gloves, hats, scarves as well scrape ice and snow off the boats. So it was with some surprise that I found myself treading very carefully over the decks of the 50’ Fleur de Lys just recently successfully sold by Boatshed Dartmouth, with scraper and deck brush in hand.

Featured Boat of the Week - Mariner 37 Seville Pilothouse Trawler!

Featured Boat of the Week - Mariner 37 Seville Pilothouse Trawler!

Tuesday, 07 December 2010

The Mariner 37 Seville Pilothouse Trawler is fairly new to the US West Coast, but with their number growing they have attracted attention and growing interest. Compare the Mariner 37 with a Nordic Tug 37 or 39, or an American Tug 34, 365 or 395. You’ll see that the Mariner is more open and spacious and is also more finely-crafted in rich, beautiful teak and holly joinery — at a much more affordable price. The heavy, hand-laid fiberglass hull construction, integral grid structure, heavy stainless steel double-rung handrails, deep footwells, high bulwarks and wide port and starboard bridge access stairs provide for safe and easy cruising.

Boatshed Poole's New Driver

Boatshed Poole's New Driver

Tuesday, 07 December 2010

Thought you all might like to see our new driver hard at work...It's a dogs life!

Boatshed Essex welcomes our newest agent in West Mersea!

Boatshed Essex welcomes our newest agent in West Mersea!

Saturday, 04 December 2010

Here at Boatshed Essex we are delighted to welcome our newest member of the team David James, David (also known as “Chappie”) will be looking to focus on our ever growing, (and ever demanding need!) to offer a permanent brokerage on this quaint island of West Mersea. Boating and Yachting feature very highly on West Mersea's Agenda and with about a thousand moorings in the surrounding fleets; you can see why the demand for a permanent presence of a boatshed agent will be a much welcomed asset.

Endeavour is the Quay for the Survey fleet.

Endeavour is the Quay for the Survey fleet.

Friday, 03 December 2010

Endeavour Quay lifted out the third Survey vessel for refit in as many months. This time it was the Southampton based company EMU Limited’s offshore Research Vessel DISCOVERY