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.
This was the first real spring weather weekend with blue skies, sunshine and a chilly north-easterly wind. Perfect weather for the Rib and Motorboat show held at Premier Marinas, Gosport.
Spotlight – The British Virgin Islands: Sailing conditions - Average wind speeds 15-25 knots, tidal range 12-18 inches, temperature always in the 80's - hot hot hot!!
Sealift 2 is a unique floating dock system which can lift just about any vessel up to 50 tonnes. Boatshed Portsmouth use her for survey lifts and with the option to lift for an hour at a time it is proved to be fast and cost effective for our customers.
With Mother's Day on Sunday, this would be an ideal lunch to serve onboard if you are planning a day on the water as a Mother's Day treat - alternatively, even if there isn't a mum onboard - you will really enjoy this easy to make dish 'from the galley'
Wow, what an amazing few days sailing in the BVI's sailing onboard this Fountaine Pajot Saba 50. The BVI's are amazing to sail around, lots of islands within easy reach, great temperature, you don't need huge change of clothes as its warm enough to live in your bikini! We only visited a few places, you could spend months!
Beat the 2 year factory waiting line. A change in circumstances has meant this 2015 Dutch Barge has come to the market - very well equipped, she is waiting for her next owner to enjoy her many assets!
If you're on the Isle of Wight visit 'The Breeze Restaurant' at Island Harbour Marina....
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.