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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.


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!

Market Report Summer 2015

Market Report Summer 2015

Thursday, 04 June 2015

Many of the conditions and trends in the international used boat market that I reported upon in November 2014 continue and remain highly relevant to boat sales today. Overall, the market can be summarised as follow:

BWML (British Waterways Marinas) and Boatshed

BWML (British Waterways Marinas) and Boatshed

Thursday, 04 June 2015

We are delighted to announce our new relationship with BWML. BWML is part of the UK’s Canal & River Trust (formally, British Waterways) a national charity whose primary role is the custodian and navigation authority for around 2,000 miles of canals and rivers across England and Wales. Boatshed is now the exclusive external broker in most of BWML’s 20 locations, available to assist our customers with the sale and purchase of Narrowboats and other inland waterway vessels. Our brokers in these locations are experts in these specialist craft and familiar with the unique pleasures of inland boating.

MTA - the Maritime Training Academy’s Diploma in Yacht Brokerage

MTA - the Maritime Training Academy’s Diploma in Yacht Brokerage

Thursday, 04 June 2015

Boatshed is delighted to announce its endorsement of the Maritime Training Academy's Diploma in Yacht Brokerage, the leading distance learning course to train and prepare new brokers for the used boat industry. Boatshed is working with the MTA to offer graduate brokers effective routes into the industry using Boatshed's market leading sales platform.

IPAs - Independent Pre-Sale Assessments

IPAs - Independent Pre-Sale Assessments

Thursday, 04 June 2015

At the Southampton Boat Show last year, Boatshed, together with the Marine Inspection Association of leading marine surveyors, introduced the use of IPAs when selling used sail and motor boats. An IPA is a further tool to increase the transparency of a used boat offered for sale. Boats we sell can be physically inspected, assessed and reported upon by an experienced, independent, marine surveyor before, or whilst they are listed. Up to 55 critical areas of a second-hand boat are assessed and the IPA report can be viewed by an interested buyer alongside the boat’s details.

New Boatshed Offices and Brokers

New Boatshed Offices and Brokers

Thursday, 04 June 2015

The Boatshed Network continues to grow: We are delighted to welcome to the group: Paul Diffin at Boatshed Lancashire in UK, Rolv Reissiger at Boatshed Penang in Malaysia, Edward Kay at Boatshed Riviera in France, Billy and Jo Hallam at Boatshed Plymouth. Also, we are in the process of welcoming new brokers for Boatshed South of France and Cumbria and Brixham.

Diary of Upcoming Events

Diary of Upcoming Events

Thursday, 04 June 2015

Where to find the Boatshed crew during summer 2015

How are we doing?

How are we doing?

Thursday, 04 June 2015

At Boatshed we encourage feedback from our customers, as a way of monitoring and improving the services we offer. Here are some recent comments we have received:

Inland Boating & Great Canal Journeys

Inland Boating & Great Canal Journeys

Thursday, 04 June 2015

Back in the glory days, before the last recession, when the world was awash with cash and boat shows were held at Earls Court, I first came across Boatshed holding one of their famous Fizz at Five sessions. Their stand was near my Canal Experience Training stand and at the end of a hard day exhibiting, a glass of Fizz (in a plastic glass) was very welcome.

Insurance Law Update

Insurance Law Update

Thursday, 04 June 2015

The English Court of Appeal has for the first time, recently established an absolute rule that an assured who tells a lie or relies upon false evidence to support an otherwise valid insurance claim, will forfeit the claim entirely. In other words, even if the lie or false evidence is immaterial to the insurance claim, an underwriter or insurance company will be able to successfully deny cover.

Notes From the US Pacific Northwest

Notes From the US Pacific Northwest

Thursday, 04 June 2015

News from the US Pacific Northwest – Boatshed Seattle

Boat show and fun

Boat show and fun

Monday, 13 April 2015

April is here and sun has started to shine and everybody is eager to get out on the water.

Aprils - Auction catalogue PREVIEW

Aprils - Auction catalogue PREVIEW

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

There are some really great boats in Aprils auction with super keen reserves, so remember its free to bid and you'll be notified (choose to be notified by email or text) as soon as the reserve is reached.