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.
Gary and Will of Boatshed Norfolk took over the franchise in September 2006 both having come from completely different backgrounds.
While Bangkok was going through its worst spate of unrest in modern times, peaceful Phuket – 900 km south of Thailand’s troubled capital – received a well deserved accolade. Voted 'Best Asian Maritime Capital' in the annual Asian Boating Awards 2010, the island home of four annual regattas and four marinas was finally recognized for what it is: THE place in Asia to go boating. So it is fitting that one of Phuket’s most popular regattas, Six Senses Phuket Raceweek, should kick off the 2010/2011 Asian Yachting Grand Prix Championship, where Asia’s top racing yachtsmen and women compete over the course of several Asian regattas. Six Senses Phuket Raceweek, unique in the regional yacht racing calendar for its expectation of strong breezes, scenic race courses and its 5-star social scene, is held at the Evason Phuket & Six Senses Spa from 21-25 July. With 37days to go to the start, entries are looking strong in all classes, with a record number of first-time participants. “With Top of the Gulf and Koh Samui regattas now over, we usually get a flurry of entries over the next two or three weeks from sailors who have been focused on those events,” said Grenville Fordham, MD of organizers and rights owners, Image Asia Events, adding, “It looks as though we’ll have a strong Racing Class this year, although – as usual – we never really know the final line-up until shortly before the event. The logistics and costs of getting a boat and crew ready to take part in an event away from home are horrendous, so quite often boat owners are never sure if they can make it until all the pieces come together.” As usual Boatshedphuket.com will keep you updated and bring you all the results.
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Boatshed Seattle International Yacht Brokers Featured Boat of the Week! Chris-Craft 55 ConstellationMonday, 14 June 2010
As lovely a boat as you¹ll find classic Chris-Craft styling, quality and style showcased by attentive maintenance and loving ownership. The perfect live-aboard for those who also like to cast off the lines and cruise in comfort.
On a bright Saturday morning when most of us are still in bed (ok, ok, it was still dark at 4am) the intrepid band of yacht brokers from Boatshed Cowes on the Isle of Wight took up the challenge to sail around the island to raise money for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice, the Isle of Wight’s only facility for end of life care. The event was organised by the East Cowes Sailing Club, in co-operation with the Westerly Owners association. The field, which numbered around 45, was split into various groups, the smaller craft sailing a shorter route in the Solent with the sports yachts, the Westerly’s and the larger cruisers sailing and setting off at varying intervals for the full-monty starting line at East Cowes.
I have taken part in this race three times before but not since 2007. This year being the 50th one our skipper decided it was time to have another go. The race itself covers 57 miles of the Northern rivers of the Broads, over the Rivers Bure, Ant and Thurne-hence the name of the event-and there are 4 turning marks-below Ludham Bridge, South Walsham Dyke, Hickling Broad and Lower Bure(this year Stokesby)-which you can do in any order.
For us the beginning of June means boat insurance day. It’s the sailing season, we normally have loads of other things on our minds and this year the weather was glorious but in contrast to previous years where I’ve just called up credit card at the ready and renewed with our existing insurers I took the time to look into our policy and realised we weren’t correctly covered so I had to do a quick bit of research and found out an awful lot about boat insurance in a short space of time.
Back to Boatshed Wales after an action packed and highly successful Fishguard Folk Festival
The season has only just started here in North Wales, and already it’s looking like the best ever. The new Boatshed Office in Pwllheli Marina is proving to be very popular with people who are buying boats in North Wales and also with people who want to sell their boats. In April alone we listed 25 boats for sale right across North Wales from Aberystwyth up to Conwy and including Aberdovey, Porthmadog and Anglesey.
One of the great aspects of being a yacht broker is the variety of boats we deal with. Two boats recently listed with Boatshed Dartmouth epitomise perfectly this variety and both, strangely, are actually on the same marina.
Blackness Marine, the boat storage and dry store boatyard on the banks of the beautiful River Dart are holding an open day event in support of the RNLI Dart Lifeboat on Sunday 20th June. The event starts at 2pm and everyone is invited to come along and join in the festivities.
This 36' Island Gypsy Quad Cabin was thoughtfully designed by Harvey Halvorsen who also designed many popular Grand Banks models. It has three staterooms plus a saloon a rare find in any 36' boat. Built with year-round use in mind, it has a flybridge helm and a lower helm which allows the captain and crew to stay comfortable in any weather. She has been stored under cover for the past fifteen years so the teak decks and brightwork are in great shape. The interior is clean throughout - it is apparent that the current owner has maintained the boat well. The saloon and galley area are well-lit with natural light from large windows so that you can see out even while seated at the saloon table.
Challenger Bravo 27
See the reality that will soon hit yacht buyers.
Boatshed Barcelona in Regata Columbretes
Books have always fascinated me, taken up hours of time and deprived me of my sleeping!
If you are looking to buy a RIB, then look no further, Boatshed.com must have the largest selection of RIBS.
Boatshed were the 1st RNLI Ambassadors a few years ago which means that if you are a boat seller or buyer through Boatshed.com you can receive a complimentary 1 year Offshore membership with the RNLI.
Paul Singer, Broker at Boatshed Dartmouth, recently attended a presentation from Devon and Cornwall Police Special Branch organised by South Devon Marine on Project Kraken.
I have been a member of this club since 1989 and have sailed in the past, a Mirror and an Enterprise as well as looking after the club bar for 14 years. It has its own clubhouse which is situated on a very nice stretch of the River Ouse about 5 miles downstream from York.