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.
Once again Boatshed Grand Union is going to be in the thick of things at Cavalcade (Little Venice 1st -3rd May). We will have our stand on the South Tow Path with all our boats for sale on display. We will also have one wonderful wide beam for sale on display in the pool if she hasn't sold before then.
Boatshed is the world's largest yacht brokerage group that prides itself on giving potential buyers the most complete and accurate picture of the boat that they want to buy. Boatshed Headquarters is based in Gosport, Hampshire and has offices across 10 countries. Each one is owned and operated on a licence basis by people passionate about boats.
It was a great honour for me that Boatshed Grand Union was recognised for the best marketing in the the group at the Boatshed European Conference in Portugal recently. Great for me, but what does it mean for the customer.
Boatshed Yacht Brokers are a social bunch so they seize upon any opportunity to get together. The Boatshed European annual Conference for 2010 was held over looking sailing boats and motor boats in Albufeira Marina at the offices of Boatshed Algarve.
We love hearing your feedback from our customers and many of you requested extra detailed photos to be included in our photo template. Great news we have just completed work too our website so that you can now view an extra 15 NEW photos to view for each boat listed on Boatshed.com giving you a total of 80 photos.
Firstly Congratulations to Ian Welsh and his team of Boatshed Poole for winning the 2010 Boatshed.com "Broker of the year award"
Last Friday was a great day for Boatshed Grand Union as I saw a wonderful Dutch Barge - handed over to its new owner and another one listed on the site, It has taken a while to sell, boats of this size and specification don't come cheap and finding the right owner, at the right price, in a recession, takes time.
Waterline Boats is pleased to introduce Tanner Coker as its newest certified Boatshed yacht broker. Tanner lives in Maple Valley and is the Boatshed Seattle agent covering the South Sound including Tacoma, Olympia and Gig Harbor.
The Straits of Gibraltar is one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes with strong winds and tides. There is a constant flow of container ships on the horizon heading east or west into the Mediterranean or over the Atlantic to America whatever the weather.
I am always in and around boats. My business is all about selling second hand boats. These range from small motor cruisers like the Bayliner Range to larger craft such as Fairline’s or a Pearl 55
JULES VERNE TROPHY Groupama (CREWED ROUND THE WORLD VIA THE THREE CAPES)
It’s back!!! The Famous King & Queen Pursuit race on 10th April 2010
As the Spanish tax authorities tighten the noose on UK and other foreign resident boat owners a berth in Gibraltar becomes an even more attractive option. The tax authorities define tax residency as spending more than 183 day in the country or owning a property in Spain. If you fall in this category then you face a 12% registration or matriculation tax and the insistence that you re-flag your vessel in Spain with all the attendant bureaucracy. The situation is even worse for boat owners who cannot furnish proof that VAT has been paid on their vessel. They face a further 16% VAT bill on the assessed value of the boat.
Rachel Fass has joined Waterline Boats and Boatshed Seattle in the role of Seller Relations. She maintains contact with the sellers who trust us to market and sell their boats, providing regular updates on viewing statistics and working with our agents to ensure that we're better than anyone else at keeping our valued sellers involved and informed.
Steve from Boatshed Falmouth reports that the International 6 Metre class have chosen Falmouth as their venue for their 2010 Open Championship under the auspices of the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club. The racing takes place 20 -23rd May on upwind downwind courses, meaning plenty of tactical racing, picking the wind shifts in the Carrick roads. It’s a 10 race series with up to four races per day.
Nigel Fletcher has joined the team at Boatshed Plymouth. He will be taking over the day to day operation from Tony and Amina Cleal who will be concentrating on their roles within Boatshed HQ whilst cruising this summer in their Sigma 33.
Class 40 Event NORMANDY CHANNEL RACE is on
The Mary Rose, one of the most famous ships in the world, is soon to be “listed” by Boatshed Port Solent! Not only will she be the oldest ship to appear on our recently updated website, but she will be the most valuable – we are looking for a figure of £35 million, YES £35 MILLION!
Weil’s Disease (Leptospirosis) – As the boatshedkent.com yacht broker I am selling all sorts of different boats including barges, narrow boats and cruisers that are mostly for canals, rivers and inland waterways. During my travels in and around boatyards and clubs I have occasionally heard comment about Weil’s disease but recently I received some slightly more official advice on the subject whilst canoeing in Kent. This was merely general advice given nationally but it did cause me to pause and think how this could impact upon other water based activities such as dinghy sailing and general boating. So I thought it might be worth looking into the subject more closely because, after all, I personally spend a fair amount of time looking at boats along inland waterways such as the Medway and Swale, and across the country as a whole, there are many recreational areas that we all enjoy where we could come into close contact with the rat’s habitat. This should not stop you from having fun on inland waterways or lakes and as the boatshedkent.com yacht broker this doesn’t put me off my travels, but it does make you think about how we should all consider taking precautions when in and around boating areas. So here are my findings and thoughts on the subject.