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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.


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.

Something for the boating season

Something for the boating season

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Tomorrow is the beginning of March and the sailing and boating season is marching towards us.

Boatshed Thames goes sailing on the Solent!

Boatshed Thames goes sailing on the Solent!

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Here at Boatshed Thames we like to try different things and increase our boating knowledge. So last week I attended a RYA Competent Crew Course with Sunsail’s Sailing School www.sunsail.co.uk

New Boatshed brokerage office opens in Cyprus

New Boatshed brokerage office opens in Cyprus

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Last week we registered our 500,000th customer, and the growth of our international group continues with a new office opening in Cyprus this month.

Meet Jan: She loves boats!

Meet Jan: She loves boats!

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

We are happy to welcome a new member to the Boatshed team this year. Jan Knox has been helping us out at Boatshed Grand Union and has just taken over the Boatshed London brokerage.

2013 March boat auction Catalogue now live

2013 March boat auction Catalogue now live

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

The March boat auction which takes place from Friday 22 to Tuesday 26 of March, 2013. Over 40 boats are in the auction.

Boatshed registers 500,000th customer!

Boatshed registers 500,000th customer!

Monday, 18 February 2013

We have just registered our 500,000th customer on Boatshed.com! Boatshed founders Neil and Mandy Chapman met customer Christoph Liedtke in London last week to present him with a bottle of champagne at St Katherine Docks.

Lonely Hearts WLTM Skipper

Lonely Hearts WLTM Skipper

Thursday, 14 February 2013

This Valentine’s day Boatshed Essex is offering some match-making suggestions for those still seeking The One.

Valentines Lonely Hearts Column

Valentines Lonely Hearts Column

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

You may already know that Birmingham has more canals than Venice, so don’t think that you need an Italian Gondola to put the romance back into your life. If you are still looking for The One these boats for sale on or near the Grand Union canal are looking for new experiences with the right steerer.

New Instructions – Maxum 2100SC for sale

New Instructions – Maxum 2100SC for sale

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a Maxum 2100 SC. These are smart sports cuddy cruisers and offer a comfortable cockpit layout with ample seating plus a forward cabin for ‘weekending’ or just stowing gear. This example has been cared for by her owners and is presented in clean condition. She will whip along at around 45 knots so hold on tight! Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

Boatshed Bristol new office at Portishead Quays Marina

Boatshed Bristol new office at Portishead Quays Marina

Monday, 11 February 2013

Meet John Champion who heads up Boatshed Bristol based at Portishead Quays Marina. If you have a boat to sell or you are looking to buy a boat, meet John and his team at Portishead Quays Marina.

Roger Taylor (Ming Ming) has a new boat for ocean adventures

Roger Taylor (Ming Ming) has a new boat for ocean adventures

Saturday, 09 February 2013

Most of us have been inspired by Roger Taylors adventures on Ming Ming a 21 foot junk rigged Corribee and how he converted the boat to be set up for single handed sailing from the comfort and dryness of his cabin.