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.
JULES VERNE TROPHY Groupama (CREWED ROUND THE WORLD VIA THE THREE CAPES)
After a grueling few days at the coal face of computer technology Neil & Mandy Chapman along with David Fryer & Jon Dyer have completed the first stages of training and set up of BoatshedViareggio.com . David and Jon have a long history in the field of boats, David runs a super yacht finishing company and Jon has restored and skippered yachts here in Viareggio, Tuscany.
The recently published April issue of “Sailing Today” magazine includes a full boat test on the actual “Seadog 30 Ketch” that is currently listed for sale by “Boatshed Hayling Island”.
Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale the Van de Stadt designed ‘Admirals Tender’ that was the finalist in the Motor Boat of the Year Awards 2010 (Traditional and Retro category). The Admirals Launch is perfect for anyone looking for a classic boat with retro design without all the maintenance of an old classic wooden boat. What you get is still the great looks, lots of teak decks but all the advantages of a GRP hull and the latest engine technology. But unlike some classic boats of old this one is no slouch. There is a conventional shaft drive and three bladed propeller coupled with a semi displacement hull and a 110hp Yanmar engine will whip her along at a swift 20+ knots.
Since moving to our new premises in Cowes high street, Boatshed Cowes is the talk of the town. With Cowes on the Isle of Wight being the centre of world sailing, it was obvious we needed to be associated with a reputable Charter sailing centre. Pelican Racing is a dedicated Laser SB3 charter and RYA training centre.
The array of electronic goodies and gadgets available for boats is mind blowing and the advertising for them seems to insist you’d be foolish to venture out without all of them so Boatshed Plymouth called by “Just Right” one of this year’s Jester Challenge entrants to see what electronics Gus Davidson will be using to get him and his 20’ Golant Gaffer safely across the pond. Gus has a keen eye on the budget as he’s raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support so he weighs the cost of each piece of equipment carefully to ensure as much money as possible goes to the charity.
Valentines day holds the interests of many people but this year the 33rd Americas cup was won by BMW Oracle Racing. This is the first time an American Team has won the event since 1992 when America3 was all powerful in San Diego.
At this time of year we do have to venture out on many a cold day and Boatyards can be somewhat. The Boatshedmedway area is based along the River Medway in Kent and the wind is locally known for being somewhat viscious. As the River Medway passes down across North Kent it cuts into the chalk hills and as it meanders towards the sea, the prevailing wind is funnelled along where it gains speed until when it passes Chatham and the Medway towns it can practically cut through anything. Or at least that is what I think when the car door opens on another viewing or seatrial.
Win a free 12-month berth at Plymouth’s boutique Sutton Harbour Marina
The Portugal News reported on the 23rd January 2010 that foreign residents are expected to number 200,000 by 2030.
The vacancy of Manager has come up with Boatshed BVI’s Team on the island of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands which will also involve helping out the Yacht Charter team when required BVI Yacht Charters.
Alex Bennett, International Professional Yachtsman, announced on the 1st of February that he will be competing in the Round Britain & Ireland Race 2010!
We need your help to save two magnificent craft who are facing an uncertain future.
When people try and explain the science behind how a yacht sails, comparison is invariably made to an aeroplane wing. The principle behind the wing is that differences in pressure between both sides creates lift and as the plane moves forwards thus it will take off etc...
Plymouth Chandlers Mount Batten Boathouse who are almost next door to Boatshed Plymouth are running a Raymarine Radar and Electronic Navigation Training Course at the Mount Batten Centre in Plymouth on 19th and 20th March. This 2 day course gives a very detailed look at using Raymarine’s radar equipment with loads of tips, advice and information you’d never get from the handbook alone.
Waterline Boats is participating in the Big Seattle Boat Show – the largest show on the west coast. We’ll display new Mariner Yachts (37 Pilothouse and 42 Classic trawlers), a new Bracewell Pacesetter 540, and two Camano trawlers (2006 Camano 41 dealer demo boat and a pre-owned 2006 Camano 31). And we’ll have a Boatshed Seattle display showing all of our current inventory of used boats, including trailer boats, trawlers, sailboats, motoryachts and express cruisers.
As yacht brokers we do try to help out wherever we can but occasionally you get asked a question about boats which you’ve never come across before so when one of our customers recently asked us about repairing some damage to interior woodwork on a boat we needed to ask a few questions to find out who could do this locally in Plymouth.
After a long eventful year of 2009, and an even longer winter with what seemed to be a new Ice Age here on the Isle of Wight with more snow than we have had for a very long time!! Boatshed Cowes has moved from Cowes High Street.
Boatshed Plymouth is pleased to announce the expansion of one of our neighbours; local company Slik Cut, who are absolute wizards when it comes to making anything out of canvas, are expanding. Although yacht brokerage is generally thought to be about buying and selling boats here at Boatshed Plymouth we always try to offer a little bit more and pointing people in the direction of good local reliable marine services is one way we can help.
Boatshed Hamble.com and Hamble Estate Agency are happy to announce a new and dynamic working relationship. If you are buying a home in the waterside areas of the Hamble and you visit Hamble Estate Agency you will now also be able to view details of any of the hundreds of boats for sale with Boatshed Hamble.com