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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.


Size matters - sell your boat with the biggest yacht brokerage in the world

Size matters - sell your boat with the biggest yacht brokerage in the world

Monday, 25 June 2012

In a world filled with technical jargon, confusing offers and dogs winning TV talent shows it can sometimes be hard to see the wood from the trees.

Boatshed.com appointed new brokerage provider by British Waterways Marinas Ltd.

Boatshed.com appointed new brokerage provider by British Waterways Marinas Ltd.

Friday, 15 June 2012

British Waterways Marinas Ltd, one of the largest marina operators in the country, has appointed Boatshed.com as its sole provider of brokerage at its marinas in the South and West.

Birchwood Décapotable à Roanne

Birchwood Décapotable à Roanne

Wednesday, 08 February 2012

Ce Birchwood 48 motor yacht fait plus d’un mètre de trop pour naviguer sur les canaux Freycinet mais malgré ce petit désagrément il a été amené dans le port de Roanne en plein coeur du réseau fluvial depuis l’Ecosse par son propriétaire qui l’a ensuite utilisé comme bateau logement.

Raising the roof in Roanne, France with Boatshed Bourgogne

Raising the roof in Roanne, France with Boatshed Bourgogne

Wednesday, 08 February 2012

This Birchwood 48 motor yacht is over a meter too high to navigate the Freycinet canals of France but was brought here from Scotland by her intrepid owner and used as a floating home.

Marée basse en Bourgogne!

Marée basse en Bourgogne!

Monday, 26 December 2011

Les marins parmi nous sont peu-être bien habitués aux caprices de l’eau qui s’en va de temps en temps pour y revenir quelques heures plus tard mais ici en fluvial un tel comportement est plutôt inhabituel et la marré basse peut durer plusieurs semaines. En effet, pour assurer les entretiens nécessaires au bon fonctionnement de la navigation et pour limiter les chômages en pleine saison, le VNF (organisme chargé de l’exploitation de la plupart des canaux et fleuves) procède chaque hiver à un programme d’entretien des berges et ouvrages. Cette image a été prise en Bourgogne sur le Canal du Centre où les portes de l’écluse et ses vannes ont profité de l’attention des équipes d’intervention. Il est vrai que le VNF est souvent questionné sur l’efficacité de sa politique d’entretien mais les équipes sur le terrain passent les hivers dans des conditions pas toujours agréables pour assurer la navigabilité en periode estivale. Alors “BRAVO” les gars et bon courage. Maintenant, tout ce qu’il nous reste à faire c’est d’attendre le beau temps et une marée montante!

BoatBid Boat Auction January 12 2012

BoatBid Boat Auction January 12 2012

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Check out these quality boats in the next BoatBid.com boat auction. The Auction ends in less than 22 days from today.

Péniche logement :bonne affaire

Péniche logement :bonne affaire

Wednesday, 07 December 2011

Nous avons plusieurs péniches à vendre en France actuellement et si vous voulez faire une affaire et concrétiser vos projets prochainement je vous invite à lire la suite…….

A Bargin' bargain on the canals in France

A Bargin' bargain on the canals in France

Wednesday, 07 December 2011

We have a wide choice of barges for sale in France and if you are serious about buying one you should be reading this.

Boatshed Bourgogne, Boatshed Midi Canals joins French Industry Federation

Boatshed Bourgogne, Boatshed Midi Canals joins French Industry Federation

Sunday, 06 November 2011

Boatshed Bourgogne and Boatshed MidiCanals proudly announce that they have been officially recognised by the Federation des Industries Nautiques (the French equivalent of the BMF). After a meeting of regional delegates the application was approved for both Boatshed brands and the provisional membership transformed into full member status. Both Magali and Graham were delighted with the news. “It is very gratifying that the French industry federation recognises our Boatshed operation on the inland waterways of France after such a short period of time” said Graham. “This is very heartening encouragement for us and lends French marine industry credibility to both the Boatshed Bourgogne and Boatshed Midicanals brands”. Brokerage is not a common concept in France especially on the inland waterways. There is a huge communications task before us in order to gain the confidence already enjoyed and merited by other Boatshed organisations around the world. As professional boat brokers on the French inland waterways we are determined to prove that the unique Boatshed blend of attentive service, local knowledge and world beating technology are an effective alternative to traditional boat sales solutions and that dealing with Boatshed brokers will make boat sales and boat buying a more secure and pleasurable experience. The endorsement from the Federation des Industries Nautiques gives much appreciated national recognition and encouragement to both brands.

Adhésion Fédération des Industries Nautiques

Adhésion Fédération des Industries Nautiques

Sunday, 06 November 2011

Boatshed Bourgogne et Boatshed Midicanals sont heureux d’annoncer l’acceptation de leur dossier d’adhésion à la Fédération des Industries Nautiques. Lors d’une assemblé régionale leur statut de membres provisoires a été transformé en membres confirmés. Magali et Graham WHARMBY créateurs de l’entreprise exploitant les labels ont été ravis de la nouvelle. “Nous sommes très contents que la Fédération des Industries Nautiques nous a accepté si peu de temps après la création de l’entreprise. Nous avons un droit d’exploitation de licence d’une société Britannique mais nous sommes une société Franco Français et cela est important. Le métier de courtier en bateaux n’est pas très répandu en France surtout dans le fluvial et au début nous avons rencontré une certaine réticence. Maintenant, nous avons un accueil plus ouvert mais Il nous reste un grand travail de communication à faire pour inspirer la même confiance accordée et méritée aux autres courtiers Boatshed déjà implantés à travers la planète depuis plus de 10 ans. En qualité de courtiers professionnels sur les eaux intérieures, notre combinaison de service attentif, connaissances du terrain et une technologie hors pair et unique à Boatshed servira d’alternative efficace et sécurisante aux solutions de ventes existantes. L’acceptation de notre adhésion à la Fédération des Industries Nautiques est un gage de confiance mais aussi une obligation de rigueur et de responsabilité. Nous nous efforçons d’établir nos deux marques Boatshed comme référence pour la vente et l’achat de bateaux fluviaux en toute confiance et tranquillité d’esprit.

2011 PSP Southampton Boat Show update

2011 PSP Southampton Boat Show update

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

We’re all very excited about the PSP Southampton Boat Show and the Boatshed stand at the show.

Boatshed.com at the PSP Southampton boat show 2011

Boatshed.com at the PSP Southampton boat show 2011

Monday, 29 August 2011

Come and meet the Boatshed.com team at this years PSP Southampton boat show.

Boatshed boat brokerage expands into Midi Canals & Bourgogne

Boatshed boat brokerage expands into Midi Canals & Bourgogne

Monday, 30 May 2011

The new Boatshed Businesses in the French inland Waterways covers the areas Burgundy, Loire and Canal du Midi canals and rivers. Its a very exciting area with many commercial vessels and many of our customers will be looking for a lifestyle change, possibly moving to France and buying a charter Barge to run luxury holidays on French Canals.

Try A Boat 2011 - Your chance to get on the water

Try A Boat 2011 - Your chance to get on the water

Monday, 16 May 2011

The annual British Marine Federation (South West) ‘Try A Boat’ 2011 takes place in Dartmouth on the Bank Holiday weekend of 28-29th May. The event is organised by BMF SW in association with South Devon Marine and is being supported by businesses throughout the South West with the very kind cooperation of Dartmouth Harbour Master and the Dart Harbour Navigation Authority.

HMS Bounty arrives in Plymouth

HMS Bounty arrives in Plymouth

Friday, 13 May 2011

Plymouth's Sutton Harbour welcomes the iconic star of Hollywood movies, HMS Bounty.

Boatshed Racing Yachts & Cruiser Racers.

Boatshed Racing Yachts & Cruiser Racers.

Friday, 13 May 2011

One of the real plusses of an organisation like Boatshed is the breadth and depth of our Brokers’ knowledge and experience. We’ve crossed more starting and finishing lines on more boats than you can begin to imagine and on our listings you will find everything from racing dinghies and catamarans to Americas Cup yachts and single handed round the world Open 60s. We have raced round the cans, round the Fastnet rock and round the world. We love every aspect of boating, but some of us are properly infected with the racing bug!

Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle at PassagMaker Magazine's Trawler Fest Anacortes!

Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle at PassagMaker Magazine's Trawler Fest Anacortes!

Saturday, 07 May 2011

Look for Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle at PassageMaker Magazine’s Trawler Fest Anacortes. We are displaying two new trawlers, a Mariner 42 Classic Trawler and a Bracewell 41(featured on the cover of PassageMaker's Nov/Dec 2010 issue!), and a pre-owned 49’ Custom Trawler Yacht. A Boatshed Seattle display will feature all the trawlers and motor yachts in our inventory.

Feria Náutica de Ocasión en Port Ginesta

Feria Náutica de Ocasión en Port Ginesta

Thursday, 05 May 2011

Boatshed Barcelona en la 3a Feria Nautica de Port Ginesta

How do you know it's spring?

How do you know it's spring?

Wednesday, 04 May 2011

How does a Newporter know it’s spring? It could be the flock of daffodils as you enter America’s Cup Blvd. Maybe it’s the trees and gardens in full bloom along Bellevue Avenue. For some it could be their first cocktail on the patio at O’Brien’s Pub.

Pirates, Parrots and People.

Pirates, Parrots and People.

Sunday, 01 May 2011

Watch out! Brixham is being invaded by Pirates. Yes, Sunday 2nd May saw hundreds of Pirates descend on Brixham Harbour to meet up for thier annual get together. Many more people and a few parrots also joined in to watch the festivities, listen to traditional sea shanties and enjoy a great day out in beautiful Brixham. Film crews were also there to record the event and make a documentary to be shown later.