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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.


Boatshed.com International Yacht Brokers European Conference Awards 2010

Boatshed.com International Yacht Brokers European Conference Awards 2010

Saturday, 03 April 2010

Firstly Congratulations to Ian Welsh and his team of Boatshed Poole for winning the 2010 Boatshed.com "Broker of the year award"

Boatshed Grand Union's Grand Sale

Boatshed Grand Union's Grand Sale

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

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.

Tanner Coker joins Boatshed Seattle

Tanner Coker joins Boatshed Seattle

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

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.

Go fishing in the Straits of Gibraltar near Tarifa, Spain

Go fishing in the Straits of Gibraltar near Tarifa, Spain

Thursday, 18 March 2010

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.

First Aid Kits – At Boatshedmedway.com

First Aid Kits – At Boatshedmedway.com

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

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

Groupama breaking even on Jules Verne Trophy sailing race

Groupama breaking even on Jules Verne Trophy sailing race

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

JULES VERNE TROPHY Groupama (CREWED ROUND THE WORLD VIA THE THREE CAPES)

Underwater robot lost at sea

Underwater robot lost at sea

Sunday, 14 March 2010

King and Queen Race Hamble 10th April 2010

King and Queen Race Hamble 10th April 2010

Friday, 12 March 2010

It’s back!!! The Famous King & Queen Pursuit race on 10th April 2010

Berth in Gibraltar – Literal Gold Dust.

Berth in Gibraltar – Literal Gold Dust.

Thursday, 11 March 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.

New team member for Boatshed Seattle

New team member for Boatshed Seattle

Thursday, 11 March 2010

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.

International 6m Class Open Championships

International 6m Class Open Championships

Tuesday, 09 March 2010

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 joins Boatshed Plymouth

Nigel Fletcher joins Boatshed Plymouth

Thursday, 04 March 2010

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 Normandy Channel Race news

Class 40 Normandy Channel Race news

Thursday, 04 March 2010

Class 40 Event NORMANDY CHANNEL RACE is on

Boatshed Port Solent joins the “New Crew” of the Mary Rose

Boatshed Port Solent joins the “New Crew” of the Mary Rose

Wednesday, 03 March 2010

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)

Weil’s Disease (Leptospirosis)

Wednesday, 03 March 2010

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.

Groupama back on track for Jules Verne Trophy

Groupama back on track for Jules Verne Trophy

Tuesday, 02 March 2010

JULES VERNE TROPHY Groupama (CREWED ROUND THE WORLD VIA THE THREE CAPES)

Boatshed lands in Italy

Boatshed lands in Italy

Saturday, 27 February 2010

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.

SAILING TODAY TESTS OUR “BOAT OF THE MOMENT”

SAILING TODAY TESTS OUR “BOAT OF THE MOMENT”

Friday, 26 February 2010

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”.

A chance to own a Motor Boat of the Year 2010 Finalist

A chance to own a Motor Boat of the Year 2010 Finalist

Saturday, 20 February 2010

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.

Boatshed Cowes in Association with Pelican Racing

Boatshed Cowes in Association with Pelican Racing

Friday, 19 February 2010

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.