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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.


New Instructions – Shakespeare 620 Sport RIB  for sale

New Instructions – Shakespeare 620 Sport RIB for sale

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a stunning Shakespeare 620 Sport. Finished in dark blue hypalon tubes, white and piped blue upholstery and equipped with a 150hp outboard this RIB is both attractive and fast! She has been dry stored and launched as required so she has never been antifouled – I could only find one tiny mark on the hull (that will probably polish off anyway). Ample cockpit seating makes this RIB ideal for families or plenty of space for water skis etc. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

New Instructions – Fairline Corniche 31 (tri cabin) for sale

New Instructions – Fairline Corniche 31 (tri cabin) for sale

Friday, 29 March 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a Fairline Corniche 31. This Corniche has been well cared for and comes with a complete service record. The engines (Volvo KAD43) were installed in just 2003. The three cabin layout is the most useful layout with the two berth cabin to starboard opposite the galley. She is clean, tidy and well presented throughout. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

New Instructions – Beneteau Oceanis 311 Clipper for sale

New Instructions – Beneteau Oceanis 311 Clipper for sale

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a lovingly maintained Beneteau Oceanis 311 Clipper. This one owner from new 311 has the benefit of the lifting keel reducing her draft to just over 2’ with the keel up but over 7’ when lowered. The 311 is based on the Figaro racing class hull and therefore offers some quite impressive performance. The Clipper version of the 311 added extra features including the wheel helm and lazy jacks. The current owners have certainly used and enjoyed their 311 and she is very well presented, equipped with a good inventory and is now ready to launch. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

Can anyone lend me 40K ?

Can anyone lend me 40K ?

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Any fans of Gibbs amphibious vehicles may remember the Aquada from back in 2003 that Mr Branson broke the car/boat record across the channel from UK to France. AQUADA]

Visit the Boatshed.com Facebook page

Visit the Boatshed.com Facebook page

Monday, 25 March 2013

If you’re sat at your desk right now and you know you ‘should’ be working, we’d like to offer you the perfect way to procrastinate.

Getting your sail boat ready for sea

Getting your sail boat ready for sea

Sunday, 24 March 2013

The process of getting your boat ready for sea is a therapeutic and systematic approach, I love the fact myself and my partner work away with no talking getting the boat ready. We tend to use the same mental check list for a small or long trip as its a real pain when you don’t lock the fridge or drawers fly open when you have a bit of a squall and you’re needed on deck, but need to clear the broken eggs up off the floor! Hence its great to be prepared always for long or short trips.

New instructions – Ribeye A600 Custom for sale

New instructions – Ribeye A600 Custom for sale

Friday, 22 March 2013

Ribeye Used Approved are delighted to offer for sale a stunning Ribeye A600 Custom. This boat has less than 7 hours running time on the engine and is offered for sale under the unique Ribeye Used Approved Scheme. All Ribeye Used Approved boats are offered direct from Ribeye Ltd offering you complete confidence and peace of mind when purchasing your secondhand Ribeye. Key features of the scheme include:

New instructions – Ribeye 740sx for sale

New instructions – Ribeye 740sx for sale

Friday, 22 March 2013

Ribeye Used Approved are delighted to offer for sale a stunning Ribeye 740sx. This boat has less than 4 hours running time on the engine and is offered for sale under the unique Ribeye Used Approved Scheme.

New Instructions – Marine Trader Europa 40 for sale

New Instructions – Marine Trader Europa 40 for sale

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a Marine Trader Europa 40. Imported into the UK by the current owner (VAT was paid on import) this trawler yacht offers plenty of living space, a large fly bridge and recently refurbished and installed Ford Lehman engines. Stepping onboard is like boarding a mini ship with a large main saloon and equally large galley to port. Overall she would provide a very comfortable long-range cruising yacht or equally comfortable live aboard. The owner has upgraded a lot of equipment (including a 240v circuit) though there are still some finishing touches required to her refurbishment. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

New Instructions – Hardy Family Pilot 20 for sale

New Instructions – Hardy Family Pilot 20 for sale

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a Hardy Family Pilot 20. These are really great boats for fishing, weekending or just enjoying a day out. This example is well presented, clean and tidy and equipped with nice Honda outboard and road trailer. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

Helmsman – Take The Wheel!

Helmsman – Take The Wheel!

Thursday, 21 March 2013

And here’s your opportunity to choose just which wheel fits you best.......

Where does he keep his tool kit?

Where does he keep his tool kit?

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

I’d only gone out for a couple of hours dog walking, whilst my husband stayed behind to do “boat jobs”.

A day in the life of yacht broker Steve

A day in the life of yacht broker Steve

Monday, 18 March 2013

Steve Booth is a broker at Boatshed Essex. He has always liked water based sports including sailing and canoeing. He started off dinghy sailing, and his first ‘proper’ boat was a Hurley 22. Steve’s been a Boatshed broker for six years and loves the people you meet through boats and boating. He also loves being his own boss.

Boatshed Founders on Tour

Boatshed Founders on Tour

Saturday, 16 March 2013

It can be a tough job this Boatshed lark and March is no exception. One of the challenges of being involved in the Boatshed organisation is that in order to offer the local service that we pride ourselves on, we actually have to be in the territories where we sell boats and this means that each of our licensed businesses lives the Boatshed business day in, day out, selling boats at their particular international location.

Irish Eyes Are Smiling On This Mainship 390!

Irish Eyes Are Smiling On This Mainship 390!

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Exceptionally-well maintained, customized and upgraded -- this 2001 Mainship 390 Trawler looks like new. Featuring wide walk-around side decks, an enclosed flybridge and cockpit and a bright, open, tastefully decorated interior, this 39’ two-stateroom sedan-style trawler offers a lot. Other upgrades include: dinghy davit system, inverter, stove, generator / watermaker, electronics and more.

Four Boats Looking for a Quick Sale

Four Boats Looking for a Quick Sale

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Among the many narrowboats for sale at Boatshed Grand Union there are always a few where the owners are particularly keen to sell.

Book Corner: For Better For Worse on a Boat

Book Corner: For Better For Worse on a Boat

Monday, 11 March 2013

If you have a long lazy weekend on the boat coming up, or simply feel like a nautical read, you could pick up For Better, For Worse, For Richer, For Poorer by Damian and Siobhan Horner. This husband and wife team have written a travelogue and memoir about leaving their careers and lives ashore in England, to travel the French canals with their two children, both younger than three.

RYA Push the boat out 2013

RYA Push the boat out 2013

Friday, 08 March 2013

Last weekend Paralympic gold medallist Helena Lucas officially launched RYA Push the Boat Out 2013 at the RYA Dinghy Show.

wight crew rowing the channel

wight crew rowing the channel

Thursday, 07 March 2013

Boatshed Cowes wish the wight crew a safe crossing on june the 22nd why not give them your support.

New Instructions – Hallberg Rassy 36 for sale

New Instructions – Hallberg Rassy 36 for sale

Wednesday, 06 March 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a stunning and lovingly maintained Hallbery Rassy 36. There really is not much I can say about the Hallberg Rassy that you don’t already know but for sure you will be pleased to hear that this boat has not only been well maintained and kept up to date in every respect but also that she is incredibly well equipped. Add up all the extras and additions to this yacht and you will quickly appreciate not only the value but that she is also very much ‘ready to go’. When I stepped onboard I could not believe her almost immaculate appearance that our detailed photographs show and I will be delighted to share this with you. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.