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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
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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.
Boatshed Seattle Featured Boat of the Week
It’s amazing how the “London bus theory” can apply to yacht brokerage here at Boatshed Port Solent! All of a sudden I find myself marketing quite a few “little old boats!” I love them – I own one myself, and the real joy of these little darlings is meeting the people that own and sail them, and indeed the people who buy them!. They (the people) are mostly durable, flexible, seamanlike and above all cheerful. Actually you could apply that to the boats too!
There are few records of the boats that came out of David Hillyard’s Littlehampton yard including knowing exactly how many were built since no records were kept by the yard until after the Second World War when the boat numbers were started at an arbitrary 400. The number typically assumed is that probably over 800 were built as there are certainly records for 600 with tonnages between 2.5 and 29 tons. So it is only a well imagined guess that this 12 ton Hillyard was built for a tall owner. To achieve the increased height in the accommodation she was built with an extra plank in the topsides. The result is actually quite surprising with a real sense of space in the main saloon and aft cabin created by the addition of the extra plank. With plenty of varnished wood, a good sized galley a great aft cabin with its own heads and an abundance of lockers and stowage it seemed to me that this boat could either accommodate a large family when cruising or provide a really great live-aboard.
Andrew Sinclair is pleased to announce the launch of his campaign to win the catamaran class in 2011 at the RYA Youth World Championships. Grateful for the financial support he has received from the Royal Southern yacht Club Trust and the agreement by Annette Newton, to name his Spitfire class catamaran, a launch party was organised on Saturday 22nd May on the RSYC pier.
On the best weekend of the year so far, this was the place to be if your interest is in sports boats and Ribs. Finally back at Ocean Village Marina after an absence of three years this show is easy to get too and with free entry, it is very popular.
It’s May, sunshine in Pembrokeshire, some great sailing days with boat sales steady on their course and the world famous Fishguard Folk Festival in only ten days time!
Peter Harding and Halvard Mabire have spectacularly won the Normandy Channel Race prologue onboard 40 Degrees 2.
Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle has two fine pre-owned Camano 31 trawlers to offer.
Having been boating since the age of 13, I decided last year it would be a good idea to gain some qualifications, partly for business reasons but also because I now own a boat with sea going potential.