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.
Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale an incredibly well presented Hardy Pilot 20SE. This Hardy must be seen to be appreciated as the current owner has meticulously maintained and upgraded her. The teak cockpit was laid just this year and the interior cabin re-upholstered in blue Alcantara in 2012 along with LED lighting, new electronics and much more besides. Currently lying ashore she is ready and raring to go for the season. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.
All these reports on Ocean Crossings and equipment reviews, it can sometimes seem mind boggling as to what you should have on board your boat as equipment.
The NEW Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle docks accommodate more boats and provide greater visibility and access making it feel like a boat show everyday!
Sometimes, a yacht broker can be minding his own business getting on with an ordinary day when he gets a call from a sailing magazine saying they’re looking to feature a nice sailing boat in their next issue. At least that’s what happened to Peter Delbridge from Boatshed Hamble last month.
We like to eat proper food at sea, and this particular Casserole was made during a NE 5/6 beating to windward heading out from the Thames estuary down Prices Channel towards North Foreland.
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.
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 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."
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.
Keith Winchester recently bought a Sealine S25 called Sailfree. He’s been interested in sailing for fifty years.
Boatshed.com Brokerage Group have teamed up with River Canal Rescue to provide boat sales for the Inland Waterways market in the UK.
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.
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.
The UK Government have today announced that all UK citizens will be eligible to claim a Free Boat to live aboard.
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.
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.
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.
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]
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.
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.