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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.


Last minute rigging checks before Route de Rhum starts

Last minute rigging checks before Route de Rhum starts

Friday, 31 October 2014

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.

BUMPER ENTRIES for Septembers boat auction - VIEW CATALOGUE

BUMPER ENTRIES for Septembers boat auction - VIEW CATALOGUE

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

September is the biggest auction yet with 60+ boats all going under the hammer in 30 days. See auction dates here

Diary of 2015 Boatshed Events, Boat Shows and Regattas

Diary of 2015 Boatshed Events, Boat Shows and Regattas

Friday, 01 August 2014

Events, Boat Shows and Regattas in which Boatshed plan to participate, or which are of interest to our customers, during 2015.

UK and European VAT issues explained by a leading industry expert

UK and European VAT issues explained by a leading industry expert

Friday, 01 August 2014

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.

How are we doing?  What customers think of our service

How are we doing? What customers think of our service

Friday, 01 August 2014

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:

From a Home-Made Rowing Boat to Award-Winning Broker

From a Home-Made Rowing Boat to Award-Winning Broker

Tuesday, 01 April 2014

How to start your own successful brokerage even if you have no brokerage experience

Boatshed vend plus vite que n'importe quel courtier?

Boatshed vend plus vite que n'importe quel courtier?

Saturday, 29 March 2014

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.

Can Boatshed sell your boat twice as fast as other brokers?

Can Boatshed sell your boat twice as fast as other brokers?

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

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.

Adieu Avontuur

Adieu Avontuur

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Originally posted on the Dutch Barge Association’s website forum by Ian & Lyn Lones and reproduced here with their permission.

The boat auction has started, Bidding has begun

The boat auction has started, Bidding has begun

Friday, 17 January 2014

The auction has just started and you can now start bidding! Auction ends on Tuesday 21st Jan 2014, so get bidding.

Boatshed Yacht Broker Awards 2014

Boatshed Yacht Broker Awards 2014

Friday, 10 January 2014

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 scoops broker of the year award

Boatshed Scotland scoops broker of the year award

Thursday, 09 January 2014

Boatshed Scotland won the trophy for "Yacht Broker of the year" at the 2014 Boatshed Conference and Awards ceremony.

Check out the boats in our next auction: Catalogue is now live

Check out the boats in our next auction: Catalogue is now live

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

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.

New boat search for Boatshed

New boat search for Boatshed

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

There are various ways you can now search using different criteria.

Boatshed Midi Canals at Open Castle

Boatshed Midi Canals at Open Castle

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

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.

Get BIDDING: June Boat Auction

Get BIDDING: June Boat Auction

Thursday, 13 June 2013

The next Boat Auction starts at 09.00 Friday June 14th 2013

June Boat Auction - Preview boats

June Boat Auction - Preview boats

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

The next boat auctions starts on June 19th at 09.00 GMT 2013.

JOIN US at BOATSHED BOURGOGNE

JOIN US at BOATSHED BOURGOGNE

Wednesday, 15 May 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

Boatshed goes responsive

Monday, 13 May 2013

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.

How to buy a boat? The process

How to buy a boat? The process

Saturday, 20 April 2013

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.