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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.


Boat safety: What the beep?!

Boat safety: What the beep?!

Monday, 08 April 2013

Last week a mother and her daughter (aged 10) died of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning. Three people were on board the boat on Windermere and early enquiries suggested a faulty generator could have been to blame.

Pacesetter 540 – Recently Reduced!

Pacesetter 540 – Recently Reduced!

Saturday, 06 April 2013

The Bracewell Pacesetter 540 is a spacious, comfortable three stateroom yacht. It’s a design that exhibits an excellent use of space and provides more liveable volume than most 58 – 60 foot vessels. When operated in trawler-like fashion (10 knots) it performs extremely economically. But it can get up and go when needed — 21 knots or more.

Cyprus -  Gone to the Dogs?  Not Likely.....

Cyprus - Gone to the Dogs? Not Likely.....

Friday, 05 April 2013

Cyprus after the banking crisis is still alive and kicking as people turned out in their thousands to attend a charity concert. Admission to the day-long event in Nicosia- organised by Cyprus Aid - was free but revellers were asked to donate items, such as food and clothing, which could be distributed to the city's poor and unemployed. Volunteers were overwhelmed with hundreds of boxes of donations. One said: "We are doing this to help people and we want to send a message to people abroad that if we are united we can make things happen," Concert organiser, Nicko Zavallis, said the response from local people to the event had been "amazing". "We did not expect this outcome," he said. "People have been coming with trucks. Instead of a bag, they have been filling up trucks of goods and they have been bringing it to us."

From the Galley - CHEESE AND HAM TOASTIES

From the Galley - CHEESE AND HAM TOASTIES

Friday, 05 April 2013

Now these are really good and one of my favourite boating lunches or snacks whilst sailing along. The smell of cheese cooking is great on a boat, gets everyone hungry, including the dogs.

The surgeon didn't say I couldn't boat!

The surgeon didn't say I couldn't boat!

Thursday, 04 April 2013

Keith Winchester recently bought a Sealine S25 called Sailfree. He’s been interested in sailing for fifty years.

Selling your boat? Boat sales service for the UK Inland Waterways.

Selling your boat? Boat sales service for the UK Inland Waterways.

Wednesday, 03 April 2013

Boatshed.com Brokerage Group have teamed up with River Canal Rescue to provide boat sales for the Inland Waterways market in the UK.

Is it a boat, home, office or conference centre?

Is it a boat, home, office or conference centre?

Tuesday, 02 April 2013

Currently being used as a warm and welcoming home. With a recent internal layout change, she now has four separate cabins, a huge saloon, well appointed fitted galley with breakfast bar, refitted bathroom and a panoramic wheelhouse with seating around a table which will serve as extra accommodation by converting to a double bed. Plenty of decking area outside for those really hot summer days.

Suicide strip for your ensign

Suicide strip for your ensign

Monday, 01 April 2013

We first saw this on a local ferry, they shoot across the harbour at 15 knots, their ensign extended at the stern and if you look carefully you will see a strip of netting sewn onto the tail end to protect from whipping its self to rags.

Free boats for all !

Free boats for all !

Monday, 01 April 2013

The UK Government have today announced that all UK citizens will be eligible to claim a Free Boat to live aboard.

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]

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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.......