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.
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On January 31, the second edition of the Barcelona World Race will start. This very exciting Round the World race will see 15 teams of 2 crew around the world in a non-stop race. Some outside assistance is permitted, but subject to rules and penalties.
While the Californian line is well known, the Californian 35 Aft Cabin model is rare. The aft cabin design maximizes space, making a mid-sized boat feel more like a yacht! The roomy master cabin suite is host to a queen size walkaround bed with plenty of storage and a head that incorporates a separate shower stall and vanity.
Here at Boatshed Essex we would like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. The weather has certainly taken its toll at North Fambridge and with the marina completely frozen since Saturday; it’s starting to feels as though the wind down for Christmas has already begun!
Waterline Boats is happy to announce that the first new Camano 31 Trawler -- built by Camano Yachts America -- is now progressing quickly and is within a month of completion.
Boatshed sails into Lincolnshire.....
Pick up the Oct issue of Nor'westing Magazine to read the NW Classics article featuring the Camano 31.
The new Camano 31 is another step closer to completion, with the joining of the deck to the hull. She’s on-track for her debut at the Seattle Boat Show — January 21 – 30.
Marianne Lyle is the newest member of the Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle team, and is our certified Boatshed System agent for the Port Ludlow – Port Hadlock — Port Townsend – Sequim – Port Angeles area. Marianne has made boating her life — she lives aboard a classic Monk trawler in Port Ludlow, enjoys cruising and sailing, and recently completed her OUPV Captain’s licensing course. Marianne is highly experienced in sales, has worked for a variety of for-profit and non-profit organizations, and brings a great deal of passion and enthusiasm to her position as a yacht broker. Click here to contact Marianne!
Boatshedcostabrava.com International Yacht Brokers Boatshed Costa Brava based here in Empuriabrava, the largest marina in Europe, cover a territory over the entire Costa Brava in North East Spain extending from the French border down to Arenys de Mar and include popular marinas in Portbou, Colera, Llançà, El Port de la Selva, Cadaqués (the birth place of Salvador Dali), Rosés, Santa Margarida, L'Escala, L'Estartit, Aiguablava, Llafranc, Palamós, Platja d'Aro, Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Cala Canyelles (Lloret de Mar) & Blanes. We work closely with buyers and vendors from many different countries, all having differing requirements, both personal ones and those for the purposes of registering the boat in their own country. We obtain genuine enquiries for all types of boats from RIB's, power boats, sports fishers, larger cabin cruisers & motor yachts to racing dinghy's, motor sailers & sailing yachts of all sizes.
Throughout Thursday and early on Friday, the lead pack of single-handed Class40’s swarmed over the finish line of the Route du Rhum – La Banque Postale with the first seven boats crossing the finish line within 24 hours after 18 days and 3,500 miles intensely close racing. On Saturday, a second wave of finishers flooded into Guadeloupe
The Sea Ray 390 Express Cruiser is one of the most popular large models produced by Sea Ray. The deep-V hull and wide-body of the 390 provides a great ride - even in rough water. The wide beam also allows for a tremendously large cockpit and spacious interior.
Discret….. non? Subtle… don’t you agree ?
Your boat is a precious item to you and so it is very important to make sure it is adequately protected with the right marine insurance for your boat!
A unique partnership between the Global Ocean Race 2011-12 (GOR) and Smartboat has been agreed at the Salon Nautique de Paris. Smartboat will be providing a customised 23 foot craft for use as the GOR Race Organisation’s official motorboat and support vessel at the race starts and finishes in each port throughout the circumnavigation. The manufacturers of Smartboat, MC-TEC in Tunisia, also produces the Akilaria range of Class40 yachts and is already deeply committed to the GOR. Furthermore, Smartboat will be providing at least two extra Smartboat 23 foot boats for official duties during the start and finish periods of the GOR in Mallorca.
Belgian sailor Michel Kleinjans today confirmed that he has ordered a Kiwi40FC with BTBoats in New Zealand. Kleinjans has secured the second Farr designed Class40 production boat to be built at Cookson Boats, Auckland, ensuring that he has a highly competitive platform for his hectic, forthcoming offshore campaign.
Despite the gloomy economic climate and icy temperatures, Boatshed Sussex continues to sell boats so we are keen to replenish our stock of used boats as soon as possible.
When from outside our office there arose such a clatter, I sprang from my desk to see what was the matter. Away to the entry I flew like a flash, Tore open the door – t’was well worth the dash.
Ralph Kitts one of RCR's southern engineers was patrolling his local area in Watford and decided to pop down the towpath to check on a few of the local boaters and see how things were going. On arrival at the moorings at Coxley Common Moor on the GU he stopped to chat to some of the boaters and have a cup of tea. At some point during the conversation he heard a large splash, and thinking it was possibly a fish or bird, he popped his head round the boat and noticed a large red jacket floating in the canal on the opposite side. He quickly realised that the jacket contained someone and that as they were unmoving were probably unconscious. The route around to the opposite side was a long trek and it would take too long to get around to the man in time..... So without hesitation he leapt in to the water and waded across to the body. Having reached the victim he managed to turn them around and in doing so realised that the elderly gentleman had a heavy rucksack on his back which was hampering the rescue. Luckily a number of workmen noticed him struggling and came over to lend a hand pulling the unconscious man out of the water and onto the towpath. As the gentleman was revived an ambulance was called and the gentleman, who was approximate 70 yrs old, was taken to Watford General hospital. Ralph although very wet and cold headed back to his van to head home for a change of clothes and a warm drink.
With warnings of dropping water levels on lakes reservoirs and canals, (intended or otherwise) Navigators & General is urging caution on the part of with the increased risk of groundings.