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Boatshed Dartmouth have a fantastic offer for boat owners considering selling their boat this winter. We have many purchasers keen and ready to buy boats but there are just not enough boats to meet this demand. With strong sales during 2010 (the Boatshed group sold an incredible 67 boats in October) there is in fact a shortage of boats on the market. To meet this demand we are offering a pair of free admission tickets to the London International Boat Show for every owner signing a new sales listing agreement during the months of November and December (tickets at the door are normally £23 each).
Salcombe Harbour have recently upgraded the Shadycombe boat storage facilities with a brand new 12 ton capacity travel hoist from Sublift. South Hams District Council provide boat storage facilities at Shadycombe Boat Storage for the winter and previously boats were lifted out onto the car park using a contractors ‘traditional’ crane. However it was decided that South Hams District Council would upgrade and operate the whole facility and make it available to Salcombe Harbour. At the same time an ‘environmentally friendly’ scrub off system was also installed where all the waste wash off water is recovered. Boatshed Dartmouth, providing first class brokerage services to the South Hams including Salcombe and Dartmouth harbours, were recently able to make use of these excellent new facilities for the successful sale of a locally owned Beneteau First 211. Salcombe Harbour Master, Ian Gibson, kindly managed to squeeze in a vacant slot in their busy schedule for the survey with the boat being held in the strops while the surveyor carried out his work. The South Hams District Council staff operating the service were friendly and efficient with the result that the survey went off without a hitch. As part of the comprehensive service offered by Boatshed Dartmouth, broker Paul Singer helped arrange the transport of the Beneteau to Falmouth in Cornwall and he once again liaised with the harbour staff for the lift, mast un-stepping and load onto transport, all on a Saturday morning. All went smoothly once again and the yacht was safely delivered to her new owner. If you are looking to buy or sell your boat in Salcombe or Dartmouth call Paul Singer and he’ll provide a complete, hassle free brokerage service across the South Hams. The previous owner of the Beneteau First was so impressed with the service he wrote afterwards “A highly professional and friendly service, quality delivery and an outstanding result – to be recommended to others, no question!” The new Salcombe Harbour facilities certainly played a role in the smooth delivery of this sale and it’s certain now that with the new facility fully operational, buying and selling boats in Salcombe will be a whole lot easier.
Whether your destination is near or far this Sea Ray 270 Sundancer is equipped and ready to get you there safely in comfort and style! This clean, neat, almost like-new 2001 Sea Ray 270 has seen little use, yet has received outstanding care and many upgrades unique to a vessel this size...a Kohler generator, additional house battery capacity, and remote-controlled windlass and spotlight to name a few.
Barcelona boat show
Come and visit Pleasant Harbor Marina new fuel dock facility.
In September we saw a very social month with our 2nd annual BBQ at Pleasant Harbor Marina, the wood boat festival and PH Yacht Club bash in Kingston.
Mike working on G Dock roof which was damaged during our mini cyclone last month.
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Boatshed.com were on the water this afternoon for the start this legendary single-handed transatlantic race.
Grand Banks builds a boat that can be expected to provide decades of use while holding its value. Solicitous care, restoration and upgrades to this beautiful 1966 Grand Banks 36 Classic make it the perfect example. The traditional two cabin layout sleeps six, has an L-shaped settee, teak table and floors in the salon, granite counter tops, double-sink, and propane stove/oven in the galley. Port, starboard and stern entries in conjunction with the wide side decks and large cockpit make for a safe, family-friendly vessel.
This is the first blog in the series we introduced last week, designed to answer many of the stock question about the process of buying, then looking after a boat.
Peter from Boatshed Hamble thought that it would be fun to join Colin for the opening of Boatshed St Malo, and to take in the start of the Route du Rhum.
Over the two years that Boatshed Grand Union has been selling boats on the Inland Waterways, several questions have recurred time and time again.
With the summer now well and truly over, many boating enthusiasts are looking for a project to keep them amused over the winter months. And what better than a boat restoration project?
Photo shoot on super yacht
The Mariner line is still fairly new to the west coast, so our rendezvous attracted curious passersby when the line up was observed at the La Conner Marina last weekend. Proud Mariner owners were generous in displaying their boats inside and out. And clever ideas and cruising tips were discussed over food and drinks. Our next Mariner Yachts rendezvous is already scheduled ‹ 7-9 October 2011.
This distinctive Ed Monk-designed Pilothouse Trawler built by Nordlund Boat Company served in missionary work among the coastal villages of Alaska. It¹s present owner replaced the carpet, church pews and organ with beautiful custom inlaid teak and holly floors, two comfortable leather hide-a-bed couches and coordinating chairs. A gourmet galley with granite countertops and custom sink have also been added. Sleeping accommodations include a double berth in the master, three single berths in the second cabin and a bunk house arrangement in the pilothouse. Both heads are nicely appointed and have been updated with Corian counter tops.