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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.


If they hung a monkey will they hang a chicken too!

If they hung a monkey will they hang a chicken too!

Sunday, 26 June 2016

"Monkey hanger" is a term by which Hartlepudlians are often known.

Welcome to Charbel of Boatshed Kuwait

Welcome to Charbel of Boatshed Kuwait

Friday, 24 June 2016

We are delighted to announce a new member of the Boatshed Central Sales Team - Welcome to Charbel El Mir of Boatshed Kuwait.

Welcome to Geoff a new broker for Boatshed Suffolk

Welcome to Geoff a new broker for Boatshed Suffolk

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

We are delighted to announce that Geoff Jaquest has joined the team at Boatshed Suffolk.

Hollywood spotlight on a beautiful 65' Schooner

Hollywood spotlight on a beautiful 65' Schooner

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

This week we are turing the spotlight to a Custom Staysail Schooner which is currently lying San Diego, California.

Welcome to David and Kevin of Boatshed Hayling Island

Welcome to David and Kevin of Boatshed Hayling Island

Monday, 20 June 2016

We are delighted to announce two new members of the Boatshed Central Sales Team - Welcome to David and Kevin of Boatshed Hayling Island.

Welcome to Carol and Kevin of Boatshed Dartmouth and Boatshed Commercial

Welcome to Carol and Kevin of Boatshed Dartmouth and Boatshed Commercial

Thursday, 16 June 2016

We are delighted to announce two new members of the Boatshed Central Sales Team - Welcome to Carol and Kevin of Boatshed Dartmouth and Boatshed Commercial.

Come and meet Boatshed Suffolk at Beccles Charter Weekend

Come and meet Boatshed Suffolk at Beccles Charter Weekend

Thursday, 16 June 2016

On July 2nd and 3rd Boatshed Suffolk would love to meet you at Hippersons Boatyard to celebrate Beccles Charter Weekend.

Irish Quarter Tonner Champions now competing at Cowes

Irish Quarter Tonner Champions now competing at Cowes

Thursday, 16 June 2016

The completely black Quarter Tonner "Cartoon", skippered by Ken Lawless from Boatshed Ireland and Sybil McCormack recent Champions of the Irish National Quarter Tonner Championships.

Chicken Tikka - Travels

Chicken Tikka - Travels

Sunday, 12 June 2016

I met Steve and Kaz at the Southampton Boatshow 2015 during 'fizz@five' when Jeanne Socrates (oldest woman to sail solo around the world non-stop) popped over to see us and bring her inspiring friends along to our stand. Steve Pointon a Royal Navy Chief Petty Officer is setting sail to circumnavigate the UK in his boat 'Tikka' with the aim to raise £10,000 and awareness of the work of Action for Children, a charity which works in local communities across the UK to make disadvantaged children's lives better.

Spotlight on an Corby 25 - Hull No 1

Spotlight on an Corby 25 - Hull No 1

Monday, 06 June 2016

If you are looking for a boat to race around and have serious fun on the water, take a peek at this Hull No 1 Corby 25.

From the Galley - Ruby's Rascals Beetroot Coleslaw

From the Galley - Ruby's Rascals Beetroot Coleslaw

Friday, 03 June 2016

This recipe uses raw beetroot which is in season now - for a crunchy crisp coleslaw which is such a vibrant colour, perfect for boating BBQ's.

RIB Rally in the Solent

RIB Rally in the Solent

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

How quickly can you organise a RIB RALLY in the Solent? Well it only took a few days, dedicated friends and the sun to shine to convince everyone it was a good idea.

BBQ's, RIBS, Toys and my GoPro

BBQ's, RIBS, Toys and my GoPro

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

We had a great day being towed around the Solent by our Rib-X eXplorer 600, with my mates and some cool toys, a two person Ringo, my Wakeboard and my GoPro camera to record some cool shots.

Impromptu BBQ on Hamstead Point Beach

Impromptu BBQ on Hamstead Point Beach

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

The first "first of the season" impromptu BBQ was held at Hamstead Point Beach by Newtown Creek on the Isle of Wight. Amazing fun, great turn out with 7 boats, over 25 people, children and dogs. With the first great weekend weather, sunshine and a light breeze from the east, and tides perfect for a lunchtime BBQ with High water around lunchtime, we jumped at the chance for this social with the team from Rib-X and Boatshed.

Preferred Partners Scheme  ‘Bringing down the cost of boat ownership’

Preferred Partners Scheme ‘Bringing down the cost of boat ownership’

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Another thing we are committed to at Boatshed is reducing the costs of boat ownership for our customers. Boat buyers will, typically, spend about 20% of the price of a boat on necessary equipment, products and services within the first 12 months of ownership. This expenditure can be considerable and is often overlooked by other brokers. Our Preferred Partners Scheme is aimed at reducing this expenditure and thereby the overall cost of boat ownership for Boatshed customers.

Gosport Peninsula Charity Pursuit Event

Gosport Peninsula Charity Pursuit Event

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

A Pursuit, as its name implies, is not a race. It is an opportunity to test the mettle of your boat against others. This is achieved by boats starting in groups, smallest first, with the aim of finishing at about the same time. The course starts at Gilkicker and goes round the Nab Tower and back, 20 miles.

July Boat Auction for Narrowboats, Barges, sail, Power and Commercial Boats

July Boat Auction for Narrowboats, Barges, sail, Power and Commercial Boats

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

The next BoatBid Boat Auction is on 15 - 19 July 2016. This time there's specialist categories for various types of boats including Narrowboats, Barges, sail, Power and Commercial Boats and many more.

Sea Beyond Disability - Wales Challenge

Sea Beyond Disability - Wales Challenge

Sunday, 15 May 2016

We met Ben around 20 years ago and even then I never thought of him as having a disability, whilst he couldn't get around as quickly as his siblings it never slowed him down. Ben has Cerebral Palsy which commonly affects muscular coordination, mobility and speech among other things and he is embarking on kayaking the Welsh coastline with a friend.

BRITAIN TO STARBOARD

BRITAIN TO STARBOARD

Friday, 13 May 2016

Boatshed Wales are proud to announce their support of Alex Luddington, who has been involved and helped out in the past at our Cardiff Office. He is sailing round Britain singlehandedly in aid of www.Francescasresearchfund.co.uk This is a charity that Alex’s family friend Francesca , who he describes as “like my little sister”, was inspired to create with the aim of raising money to support research and awareness into Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Sadly Francesca lost her battle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma a few days before her 10th birthday. She had asked Alex if he would sail around the world but he thought it was a bit ambitious for his first big voyage and they agreed to compromise on him sailing round Britain to raise money for her charity.

What our customers say about using Boatshed to sell and buy a boat

What our customers say about using Boatshed to sell and buy a boat

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Here are a handful of what our customers think of buying or selling a boat through Boatshed...