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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.


Boatshed meets...... Graham Wharmby

Boatshed meets...... Graham Wharmby

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Here at Boatshed we have some fabulous brokers and today we’d like to put the spotlight on Graham Wharmby who is the Boatshed broker for Bourgogne, Midi Canals, St Malo and France.

Spotlight on Franche Comté Nautic

Spotlight on Franche Comté Nautic

Tuesday, 09 February 2016

At 480 kilometers long the Saône river is one of the most important river navigations in France and the town of Port sur Saône is to be found on the upper reaches often referred to as the Petite Saône. The upper Saône river is a joy to navigate with French countryside and culture at every turn. Port sur Saône is also where you will find the boat yard and marina run by Franche Comté Nautic, a family team headed by José Salas and his partner Valerie.

Cruising France and the Long Stay Visa dilemma.  A boaters tale

Cruising France and the Long Stay Visa dilemma. A boaters tale

Monday, 01 February 2016

For none European nationals the 90 day stay rule can severely limit the appeal of buying a boat to cruise the French canals and rivers.

L’ENTENTE des CANAUX du CENTRE

L’ENTENTE des CANAUX du CENTRE

Monday, 01 February 2016

L’ENTENTE desCANAUX du CENTRE … c’est quoi et comment ça marche ?

How to buy a boat with BoatBid.com boat auctions

How to buy a boat with BoatBid.com boat auctions

Friday, 29 January 2016

BoatBid enables the boat buyer to bid with the confidence that any boat can be surveyed and sea trialed before you make the decision to purchase. The transaction is handled by one of Boatshed's brokers.

BOATSHED, la conférence annuelle de janvier 2016.

BOATSHED, la conférence annuelle de janvier 2016.

Saturday, 23 January 2016

De bonnes nouvelles pour Boatshed Bourgogne et Boatshed Midi Canals!

Canal de Briare 2015, une aventure franco-tchèque !  …  Suite et fin

Canal de Briare 2015, une aventure franco-tchèque ! … Suite et fin

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Retrouvons notre ami Tchèque Josef qui, à Moret sur Loing, désire embouquer le canal du Loing au sortir de la Seine. Quenenni ! On lui interdit le passage de la première écluse.

January Boatbid Auction - Catalogue Preview

January Boatbid Auction - Catalogue Preview

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

The next auction runs from Friday 29th January until Tuesday 2nd February 2016

Boatshed 2016 Broker Awards

Boatshed 2016 Broker Awards

Thursday, 14 January 2016

At the recent 2016 Boatshed Broker Conference held over 2 days, with Boatshed brokers attending from all over the world, a wide variety of workshops and hot topics were discussed. The Boatshed Awards were held on the evening of the first day and Jo Dixie-Goodwin from PSP World-wide Logistics was invited to present the awards.

Boatshed 2016 Conference Report

Boatshed 2016 Conference Report

Thursday, 14 January 2016

This week saw the Boatshed 2016 2 day Conference held in Gosport at Hardy’s at Haslar Marina. There was representation from approximately 40 Boatshed locations, including the UK and Europe, along with a number of members of the Boatshed HQ team.

Canal de Briare 2015, une aventure franco-tchèque !

Canal de Briare 2015, une aventure franco-tchèque !

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

La République Tchèque est loin de toute mer.

Nouvelle année, nouveau bateau ?  Commencez par des bonnes résolutions!!

Nouvelle année, nouveau bateau ? Commencez par des bonnes résolutions!!

Saturday, 02 January 2016

Le bateau idéal existe-t-il ? Oui ! Sans aucun doute ! Mais quel est-il ?

L’homme de Décembre

L’homme de Décembre

Friday, 25 December 2015

Depuis deux ans, dans le port de Briare, la capitaine Dorothée Maas, endosse le costume de la mère Fouettard. Accompagnée par un Saint Nicolas portant les traditionnelles crosse et mitre, elle parcourt sur un petit esquif les eaux du port, puis débarque en offrant des bonbons aux petits et aux grands. Avec son énergie habituelle elle fait la promotion de "son" homme de décembre, Saint Nicolas qui n’est absolument pas à confondre avec le Père Noël précise-t-elle !

Spotlight on Searif 55

Spotlight on Searif 55

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

At Boatshed we pride ourselves on really getting to know the boats we have for sale. This means from time to time we come across vessels that are in themselves different or interesting that they are worth an extra mention.

NAUTIC 2015 … alors ?

NAUTIC 2015 … alors ?

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Alors ? Alors ? … Une partie fluviale réduite à la portion congrue.

L’Yonne a le Sens de la lumière …

L’Yonne a le Sens de la lumière …

Monday, 14 December 2015

Verte. C’est la couleur de l’Yonne en été. Une palette de verts incroyables et changeants selon les humeurs du temps. A Sens, place de la République, on ne se trouve guère loin d’un confortable amarrage quai Jean Moulin sur l’Yonne et au pied de la cathédrale Saint Etienne. Depuis 2014, chaque été, ce vertueux édifice s’habille, à la nuit tombée, d’une multitude de couleurs. C’est l’œuvre de Franck Marty et de la société Spectaculaires qui, projet après projet, excellent dans ce genre de spectacle. Tout est réussi à Sens. Les images, la 3D, la musique, la mise en scène. Tout concourt à une véritable trame dramaturgique. Même le public est excellent, attentif et respectueux. C’est pourtant un étonnant mélange de tous âges. Les petits bouts de cinq ans, grimpés sur les épaules de papa en restent bouche bée pendant les vingt-cinq minutes que dure la magie. Et de plus c’est totalement gratuit !

Que la saison commence!!

Que la saison commence!!

Sunday, 06 December 2015

Bonjour à tous !

A boat with an interesting history - Dutch Luxemotor Hotel Charter Barge

A boat with an interesting history - Dutch Luxemotor Hotel Charter Barge

Thursday, 03 December 2015

At Boatshed we pride ourselves on really getting to know the boats we have for sale. This means from time to time we come across interesting vessels that are worth an extra mention.

December Boatbid Auction - Catalogue PREVIEW

December Boatbid Auction - Catalogue PREVIEW

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Next months auction commences on Thursday 11th December and runs until Tuesday 15th December. There are a large variety of boats for sale, here are just a selection of the boats featured:

Boatshed Newsletter Summer 2015

Boatshed Newsletter Summer 2015

Friday, 05 June 2015

Boatshed Newsletter Summer 2015 - we have news and articles including - WIN a PADDLEBOARD Competition - How does Boatshed sell boats twice as fast? - News from America - The Truth about the used boat market - Life on a canal boat - 56 Point Boat checks - Join Planet Boatshed - plus why you absolutely need to SUP!