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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 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.

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.

Thinking of selling your boat?

Thinking of selling your boat?

Saturday, 20 April 2013

If you are thinking of selling your boat, then have a chat to one of our Boatshed Brokers and they will explain how Boatshed can help sell your boat and what they will do for you.

Devenir courtier chez Boatshed Midi Canals

Devenir courtier chez Boatshed Midi Canals

Sunday, 03 March 2013

Dans le cadre du développement et de l’expansion de notre agence de courtage Boatshed Midi Canals, nous sommes à la recherche de collaborateurs et collaboratrices qui ont envie de profiter du succès d’un groupe mondial et d’une agence en plein essor.

2013 March boat auction Catalogue now live

2013 March boat auction Catalogue now live

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

The March boat auction which takes place from Friday 22 to Tuesday 26 of March, 2013. Over 40 boats are in the auction.

Boat Retailers and Brokers Code of Practice

Boat Retailers and Brokers Code of Practice

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Read the following details

Le Saint Nicolas à Roanne

Le Saint Nicolas à Roanne

Friday, 07 December 2012

Le 6 décembre le Saint Nicolas, saint patron des mariniers (et bien d’autres) a rendu visite aux plaisanciers dans le Port de Roanne. Une soirée animée de chants, de danse et de bon humour avec un troupe de danse folklorique d’Alsace et “la chorale des plaisanciers” qui avec plus de dix nationalités en hivernage dans le port cet hiver nous on régalé de chansons de noël en Anglais. Le Saint Nicolas en personne est arrivé par bateau en traversant les eaux froides et sombres en barque pour distribuer avec beaucoup de gentillesse ses bonbons et petites friandises aux enfants de tout âge! Une ambiance de fête et de camaraderie pour bien commencer les fêtes de fin d’année et le froid fut agréablement chassé par un petit verre de vin chaud. Bravo et merci aux organisateurs pour une soirée si conviviale partagée entre les plaisanciers du port et leurs voisins terriens.

Saint Nicolas sets off the festive season

Saint Nicolas sets off the festive season

Friday, 07 December 2012

Saint Nicolas is the patron saint of boatmen or marinier as the French bargees are known. St Nicolas day is December 6th and the residents of the Port of Roanne in central France celebrated it in style. A “fete” traditionally focused around children and a foretaste of Christmas. This year Saint Nicolas arrived by boat, gliding across the dark and icy waters of the marina and stepped ashore to distribute sweets and biscuits to the assembled children (of all ages). Well into my second childhood (and second helping) I especially loved the Papillottes a local Roannaise Christmas speciality made with chocolate. Carols were sung in English by a very international choir, there are at least ten nationalities represented, wintering over in the port this year. An Alsacian folklore dance group came and entertained us with traditional dance, costume & music from a region where the St. Nicolas is a very popular fete. The whole affaire was rounded off with much appreciated hot mulled wine and everyone agreeing that the festive season had commenced for real.

Fancy a project this winter?

Fancy a project this winter?

Monday, 12 November 2012

We have a couple of project boats to keep you occupied on cold winter evenings and to get you on the water for next summers long lazy warm ones.