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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.


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

Velux 5 Oceans race preparation

Velux 5 Oceans race preparation

Friday, 03 December 2010

Endeavour Quay was pleased to be able to help Chris Stanmore Major (CSM) in his bid to get to the start line of the 2010-11 Velux 5 Oceans Race.

Historic Vessel visits Endeavour Quay

Historic Vessel visits Endeavour Quay

Friday, 03 December 2010

Endeavour Quay, in Gosport, recently lifted the historic Motor Gun Boat ‘81’. This iconic vessel is the only one of its kind left in the world. Built in 1942 she has been painstakingly restored and is the recent star attraction at this years Southampton Boat Show. She has made numerous TV appearances and can usually be found at Gunwharf Quay where she draws lots of attention from the crowds of visitors and shoppers.

You got snow? We got snow! De la neige? Ici beaucoup!

You got snow? We got snow! De la neige? Ici beaucoup!

Friday, 03 December 2010

Blog en anglais et francais – Blog in French & English.

Ffffffffroid.....

Ffffffffroid.....

Wednesday, 01 December 2010

De la neige a St Malo? C'est bien rare! Mais, voila, il y en a. Et, si vous traversez la Rance et continuez un peu vers l'ouest tout devient blanc.

50 YEARS OF FOLKBOATS

50 YEARS OF FOLKBOATS

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

50 YEARS OF FOLKBOATS:

Featured Boat of the Week - Bayliner 3270 Sedan With Dock Appeal!

Featured Boat of the Week - Bayliner 3270 Sedan With Dock Appeal!

Saturday, 27 November 2010

If a home for sale has curb appeal and makes a great first impression potential homebuyers are more likely to want to look inside. The same applies when selling a boat. The sellers of this 1983 Bayliner 3270 understand the importance of their boat’s dock appeal. They continue to attend to their boat’s appeal to increase their prospects for selling at this difficult time. They’ve

Gueule de Bois après le Rhum?

Gueule de Bois après le Rhum?

Friday, 26 November 2010

Gueule de Bois après le Rhum? Un Rhum de qualité extraordinaire !