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.
With only 3 days to go before the Route de Rhum race boats leave St Malo for Guadeloupe. The boat teams and skippers are doing last minute checks to ensure the 3,500 mile race goes damage free.
September is the biggest auction yet with 60+ boats all going under the hammer in 30 days. See auction dates here
Events, Boat Shows and Regattas in which Boatshed plan to participate, or which are of interest to our customers, during 2015.
This end-of-year review focuses on the VAT 'hot topics' of 2014 and offers a few ideas for boat buyers and sellers to consider for the next year.
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:
How to start your own successful brokerage even if you have no brokerage experience
Selon les dernières statistiques publiées par Yachtworld en février 2014, il faut entre 550 et 300 jours pour vendre un bateau. Cette moyenne est basée sur 132 000 bateaux à vendre répartis sur 3525 courtiers qui utilisent Yachtworld. Chez Boatshed, la moyenne est de 225 jours pour vendre un bateau. Depuis la création de Boashed.com en 1999, la technologie et les processus de courtage ont évolué, sont toujours plus performants et permettent de vendre plus vite. Boatshed gère en permanence plus de 580 000 clients enregistrés, et leur permet grâce à l’outil informatique puissant et élaboré de leur proposer des bateaux qu’ils recherchent, de façon rapide et réfléchit. De plus, nous accompagnons nos clients tout le long de leur processus de recherche et notre système, permet de cibler au mieux les offres en fonction des critères qu’il aura sélectionné. Le challenge permanent de Boatshed est de réduire considérablement le temps de vente d’un bateau tout en gardant le service de courtage optimum et en assurant la vente au meilleur prix. Boatshed continue à œuvrer pour atteindre ces 3 buts, mais si le vrai but est de vendre un bateau au plus vite comme indique le titre de cet article, les chiffres parlent d’eux-mêmes.
According to the latest figures published by Yachtworld it now takes 350 to 450 days to sell a boat. These are average time periods based on 132,000 boats for sale by 2525 Yacht Brokers using Yachtworld.
Originally posted on the Dutch Barge Association’s website forum by Ian & Lyn Lones and reproduced here with their permission.
The auction has just started and you can now start bidding! Auction ends on Tuesday 21st Jan 2014, so get bidding.
The Boatshed 2014 Conference was held at the Excel exhibition centre during the London boat show. Boatshed offices travelled to London to share best practice, discuss ideas and develop new strategy for 2014/15.
Boatshed Scotland won the trophy for "Yacht Broker of the year" at the 2014 Boatshed Conference and Awards ceremony.
Check out the bumper selection of boats in our next auction January 17-21 2014. If you are interested in any boats, you’ll have plenty of time to fit in a viewing before the auction starts on January 17th 2014.
There are various ways you can now search using different criteria.
Boatshed Midi Canals in association with Boatshed Bourgogne recently took part in the “Open Castle” event organised by Au Club des Vingt at the Chateau de Burnand in the Saone & Loire region of Burgundy, France. Having recently teamed up with Au Club des Vingt to promote residential boating to a wider market, Boatshed Midi Canals was present at the “Open Castle” event with big screen slide shows of residential boats for sale from 38m barges to motor yachts including a President 57 and even a Cantieri di Pisa motor yacht in need of restoration but available with a Lyon town centre mooring. The fairy tale Chateau de Burnand nestling in the heart of the Burgundy countryside is currently offered for sale by Au Club des Vingt and proved to be an ideal setting to publicise the recent collaboration between Au Club des Vingt and Boatshed Midi Canals. This cooperation is designed to promote the concept of residential boating to a wider audience. Also present with Boatshed Midi Canals was architect Virginie Drouhot creator of the stunning motor yacht Joséphine designed expressly for cruising Europe’s inland waterways. The design brief specified that the vessel was to be able to comfortably cruise Europes canals and rivers, even the restricted Canal du Midi but Joséphine in no way resembles a motor barge. “I had the benefit of starting with a clean sheet of paper” said Virginie Drouhot, “and was able to create a two deck, twin screw, 30 meter motor yacht to inland waterway dimensions.” The result is an impressive blend of art, architecture and engineering with graceful curving exterior lines that sweep back to a sedan stern,for crew R&R set off with sculpted windows and port holes that ensure light floods into the interior. Twin spiral staircases connect the upper and lower decks and a flying catwalk connects the upper lounge to the foredeck. There are four identical guest cabins forward with granite bathroom suites and two double crew cabins in the stern each with ensuite facilities. Virginie was present to inaugurate and promote her new collaboration with Boatshed Bourgogne to offer design and project management services for both new build and refit projects, said Graham Wharmby of Boatshed Midi Canals, “I captained the yacht Joséphine for the 2003 tall ships event l’Armada at Rouen where she served as the Presidents Yacht. It was an experience of a lifetime and I am delighted that Virginie has agreed to work with Boatshed Midi Canals on barge, boat and yacht refit projects as well as new builds, her talent and passion for her work are an inspiration and takes the services that we (and other members of the Boatshed Group) can propose to our clients to a new dimension.” The coherence of our recent collaborations was confirmed and our hard work rewarded by our first commission for the purchase and refit of a 20 meter residential cruiser for a local client.
The next Boat Auction starts at 09.00 Friday June 14th 2013
The next boat auctions starts on June 19th at 09.00 GMT 2013.
We need knowledgeable enthusiastic people to participate in the continued expansion of our busy boat sales office If you’re passionate about boats and want to put your knowledge to good use, Boatshed Bourgogne could be right for you. If you enjoy spending your time on and around boats, talking to boat owners and buyers, networking with other marine professionals – and of course, making money – we think you’ll enjoy the Boatshed lifestyle.
Boatshed goes Responsive! Today, nearly 30% of Boatshed's traffic is mobile. By the end of next year, this may exceed 50% Tablet sales are expected to exceed 100 million this year. Smartphones, of course, are also a hot commodity, with the majority of people now owning a smartphone. The shift to mobile is happening at an extraordinary speed. For those of us who create the Boatshed websites and services, all this leads to a singular conclusion: A million screens have bloomed, and we need to build websites that work better on all of them.
Before you travel to view a boat, check out all pictures and video of every boat for sale. Our brokers take all their own pictures so you can see the up to date information and full inventory of each boat.