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.
Entries are now open for the next auction running from 15th to 19th April 2016!
The 2015 Southampton Boat Show was once again a fantastic event, with over 110,000 visitors during the 10 days, 330 boats on the water and an array of exhibitors, there was literally something for everybody!
BoatBid enables the boat buyer to bid with the confidence that any boat can be surveyed and sea trialed before you make the decision to purchase. The transaction is handled by one of Boatshed's brokers.
It's #NationalBreakfastweek this week and porridge is a fantastic food when you're on passage.
If you are looking for a serious Blue Water Cruiser that's ready to go for its next adventure. She's a spacious comfortable family boat, proven long distance cruiser with lots of gear, aft cabin, fully insulated to keep cooler in hot climates, currently lying in the Med.
This week saw the Boatshed 2016 2 day Conference held in Gosport at Hardy’s at Haslar Marina. There was representation from approximately 40 Boatshed locations, including the UK and Europe, along with a number of members of the Boatshed HQ team.
After spending six months in Denmark, we’re now once again back on the boat and ready to engage in new cruising adventures! In late November, we returned to the boat, which had been on the hard in Indiantown near Lake Okeechobee in southern Florida. Florida is within the hurricane belt, but luckily for us none of the hurricanes this year went as far north as Florida.
At Boatshed we are always thinking of ways to help people sell their boats more efficiently and providing a better service to both seller and purchaser.
From the start, Boatshed has always been about promoting and harnessing those family values that most boaters share; spending time together afloat with family and friends; owning a beloved boat that becomes part of the family; weekends spent at anchorages in hidden bays and coves; introducing children to the joys of boating and adventures at sea; the camaraderie that comes with Club and team racing events; endlessly fiddling with engines, warps, sheets and halyard in all types of weather and conditions, and the occasional, perfect, sunset reach or motor home after a fabulous boating trip!
If you fancy a dip in the sea at Christmas, you are either brave/daft or raising money for charity – after all who would want to leave the comfort of their over warm homes to jump into icy waters if it wasn’t for charity!?
With the increased popularity of Bitcoin and Barclays Bank now set to start accepting the "virtual" currency. Boatshed wanted to get ahead of the curve and offer "Bitcoin" as a currency choice when buying a boat. This is a first for the marine industry and makes a great PR story for us.
The December Boatbid auction starts this Friday at 0900hrs!
Boatshed Portsmouth are very pleased to be offering this Westerly Seahawk 34 for sale. She is in good condition and boasts new standing rigging in 2013, another of her unique features is the fantastically sized cockpit tent (see pictures below) it really does create a whole other room.
Another day at Boatshed Portsmouth as they oversee the transport of a boat which had completed her sale and is off to bonnie Scotland!
Next months auction commences on Thursday 11th December and runs until Tuesday 15th December. There are a large variety of boats for sale, here are just a selection of the boats featured:
As a boat owner, I have always taken out insurance to protect myself against the unknown but I have never really considered breakdown protection.
Congratulations go to Richard Slape. We had thousands of entries to the competition. Ian Dawes Yacht Broker from Boatshed Port Solent, Wendy Barker from Boatshed HQ and Chrissie Capel from Boatshed HQ met Richard and his son Peter at Trafalgar Wharf near Port Solent, UK to present the prize. Richard was picked from the entries having correctly answered the following questions:
It's an online auction site for used boats where potential customers can bid to purchase the boat of their dreams. BoatBid.com's process means you can bid with confidence, each boat can be surveyed and sea trialled before you make the final decision to purchase.
Every year Boatshed exhibit at the Southampton International Boat Show and when I wander around I see so many things that I think would be useful to buy, however is it something I really need and will it just sit in the cupboard? Should I buy another waterproof coat or pair of deck shoes or succumb to the many gadgets that are on offer…
What ever your next dinghy is, its always a compromise, but getting the balance right for practicality, cost and usability is really important. We look at various types of used dinghies.