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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.


How Old Do you Need To Be To Start Sailing?

How Old Do you Need To Be To Start Sailing?

Monday, 16 August 2010

My three children have all been in boats from birth nearly, and they love it. Now I know that that would not suit everybody and I also know that my children are lucky to have a mother and father that love anything to do with boating.

2010 Brambles Cricket Match.

2010 Brambles Cricket Match.

Monday, 16 August 2010

Its seven o'clock in the morning on Saturday 14th of August and I am motoring down the Hamble River with four other friends, to head out into the middle of the Solent in the Boatshed Hamble Boston Whaler. What's strange about that you say ? well, we were heading for the Brambles bank, a sand bar that only shows its self on the lowest tides of the year and we were going to watch one of my favourite cricket matches.

Cruising boats 40 to 41 foot for sale with Boatshed.com

Cruising boats 40 to 41 foot for sale with Boatshed.com

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

When you are looking for a cruising boat there are certain features/equipment that you need to look for. Now is still a great time to take a couple of years out and go cruising and wait for the economy to recover.

Boatshed Hamble at Cowes week

Boatshed Hamble at Cowes week

Monday, 09 August 2010

It was that time of the year again, Cowes Week, the worlds largest sailing regatta held in the Solent and open to all types and classes of yachts from the screaming Extreme 40's, the awe- inspiring ICAP Leopard down to X boats, SB3's and just about any class of boat ever made.

Chichester Harbour Events – August

Chichester Harbour Events – August

Friday, 30 July 2010

Boatshed Hayling Island is proud to be involved with working in Chichester Harbour which is an area of outstanding natural beauty. Here is a list to give you an idea of some of the exciting things going on in the harbour during the month of August.

Chichester Harbour Events – August

Chichester Harbour Events – August

Friday, 30 July 2010

Boatshed Chichester is proud to be involved with working in Chichester Harbour which is an area of outstanding natural beauty. Here is a list to give you an idea of some of the exciting things going on in the harbour during the month of August.

Boatshed Hamble.com sponsor RYA Motor Cruise 24 - 31 July 2010

Boatshed Hamble.com sponsor RYA Motor Cruise 24 - 31 July 2010

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Boatshed Hamble are proud to announce there support of this years RYA Motor Cruise. 23 boats signed up for this years cruise which is accompanied by the RYA support Rib and one of the Sea Start Rib's.

Waterline Boats/Boatshed Seattle welcomes Dirk Nansen and Gary Lazarus

Waterline Boats/Boatshed Seattle welcomes Dirk Nansen and Gary Lazarus

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle welcomes Dirk Nansen and Gary Lazarus to our crew. Dirk and Gary are partnering to provide Boatshed yacht brokerage services in the Bellingham / Blaine / Anacortes area. Dirk has an extensive professional background in yacht charters and deliveries, holds a 100 ton Master¹s License, and is extremely experienced with Northwest waters including Alaska. Gary has recently returned to Washington from California, and has become immediately active with the Coast Guard Auxiliary and other boating activities. Want to sell a boat? Contact Dirk and Gary for exceptional representation using the Boatshed System of International Yacht Brokerage.

Boatshed Seattle International Yacht Brokers Featured Boat of the Week!

Boatshed Seattle International Yacht Brokers Featured Boat of the Week!

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Over $80,000 has recently been spent on this beautiful Chris-Craft Commander making her an up-to-date, comfortable, live aboard and cruise-ready yacht!

Blue Water Cruisers 50 to 42 foot for sale with Boatshed.com yacht brokerage group

Blue Water Cruisers 50 to 42 foot for sale with Boatshed.com yacht brokerage group

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Looking for a 50 to 42 foot Blue Water Cruiser to take you to far off islands and escape your daily routine and rat race? Welcome to the Boatshed.com series of Blue Water Cruisers that will featured over the next few weeks. We are starting with 50 to 42 foot, followed by 41 to 34 foot cruising boats and finally pocket cruisers on a budget.

18th Annual Camano Rendezvous!

18th Annual Camano Rendezvous!

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Picture 1 This was the second year that Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle sponsored the Camano Rendezvous at Thetis Island, BC Canada. But it was the 18th year that the Trolls and Gnomes got together! We were very pleased by the great turn out! It was so nice to see returning rendezvous attendees and meet several new Camano owners!

Narrowboats, Barges and inland waterways craft for sale by Boatshed.com

Narrowboats, Barges and inland waterways craft for sale by Boatshed.com

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

When I was about 7 years old my parents built narrowboats and my job was to break up the concrete and re arrange in the narrowboats bilge for ballast. I remember working in any temperature and used to love getting as much concrete to fit in the gap as possible. Growing up with Narrowboats I’ve always had a love of the Inland Waterways, the people and the lifestyle, its a different world.

Pwllheli Marina hosts Wakestock 2010

Pwllheli Marina hosts Wakestock 2010

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

For those of you who love fast and furious water sports combined with a Rock Festival then Wakestock has got it all.

Selling your boat with Boatshed

Selling your boat with Boatshed

Friday, 16 July 2010

In March of this year and still amidst the very severe winter we experienced, my husband Steve and I had a conversation about whether it would be the right time to sell our beloved boat. She was our first sailing boat, the boat we pretty much learned ‘all the ropes’ so to speak and the boat we'd had since our children were considerably smaller. We are both qualified to Day Skipper standard now, but when we bought her we were considered novices, only having completed a couple of sailing holidays and I think our sailing experience was mostly with dinghies at that time.

View luxury Sunseeker power boats for sale with Boatshed.com

View luxury Sunseeker power boats for sale with Boatshed.com

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

The first time I stepped onboard a Sunseeker was at the London boat show hosted at Earls Court back years ago.

GB Rower To Make Guest Appearance at RNLI Open Day

GB Rower To Make Guest Appearance at RNLI Open Day

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

The organisers of the RNLI Open Day and Boat Jumble on Saturday 17th July at Baltic Wharf, Totnes are pleased to announce that fresh from another bronze medal in the world rowing championships in Lucerne, local boy Bill Lucas has promised to make a guest appearance on the day. Bill Lucas, originally from Kingswear, is former U23 world rowing champion and now competes in the highly coveted men’s quadruple scull alongside Stephen Rowbotham, Charles Cousins and Sam Townsend.

New partnership with Marine Mega Store

New partnership with Marine Mega Store

Friday, 09 July 2010

www.boatshedhamble.com owned and managed by brothers Peter & Michael Delbridge are pleased to announce the new partnership with Marine Mega Store, the online chandlery, and the opening of the combined office on Hamble High Street in Capstan House.

The Westward Cup

The Westward Cup

Wednesday, 07 July 2010

Wednesday 7July, saw Peter and Michael Delbridge of www.boatshedhamble.com out to catch a quick glimpse of the racing off Cowes as four of the most beautiful Big Class classic yachts Eleonora, Mariette, Twiga and Mariquita were racing against each other competing to win the inaugural Westward Cup. The Regatta has been organised by three of the most prestigious yacht clubs in the world, the Royal Yacht Squadron (RYS) and two partner clubs, the New York Yacht Club (NYYC) and Yacht Club de Monaco (YCM).

Boatshed Hamble sponsor a J80 at the European championships 2010 on Lake Garda.

Boatshed Hamble sponsor a J80 at the European championships 2010 on Lake Garda.

Monday, 05 July 2010

Peter & Michael Delbridge of www.boatshedhamble.com have just sponsored a good friend of theirs Steve Sault and his crew in the 2010 J80 European championships out on Lake Garda.

RNLI Boat Jumble And WaterSports Open Day at Baltic Wharf

RNLI Boat Jumble And WaterSports Open Day at Baltic Wharf

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Baltic Wharf Boatyard are pleased to be holding an Open Day and Boat Jumble in aid of the Dart RNLI on Saturday 17th July from 10am. The day promises to be busy with plenty of activity both on and off the water as well as a chance to sell those surplus bits of boating gear that we all have in our garages and stores!