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Top 10 Tips for laying your boat up this winter.
My day started with a fantastic tour on HMS Dauntless at the PSP Southampton boat show 2010. Charlotte, the HMS Dauntless weapons officer, Charlotte or Ma'am, met us and escorted us onboard. HMS Dauntless is the second ship of the Type 45 class of air defence destroyer (AAW) built for the Royal Navy (also known as the Daring or 'D' class).
Having done my dayskipper practical earlier in the year with York Cruiser Training Centre and had Broom Boats check Yorkshire Belle over during the Winter service it was time to have a short sea trial. Some friends with a steel hulled motor cruiser they bought in Holland two years ago had also expessed a wish to give it a try too so the idea was to do it in company-a necessity in their case because they do not have VHF or any nav aids. The plan was to do the quick hop out of Great Yarmouth and back in at Lowestoft and a day was chosen subject to weather.
Abersoch Keelboat Week has just celebrated it’s 28th year and once again Boatshed North Wales was proud to sponsor the event. Keelboat Week has been enjoying increased entries in recent years and SCYC enjoys a reputation for excellent race organisation and Cardigan Bay has to be one of the best yachting venues in the UK. The weather was fairly mixed, but the racing was fantastic with new entrants from the south coast, Scotland and the east coast. Thursday was sponsors day and Boatshed North Wales chartered a local boat and took the other sponsors around the course to enjoy the racing at close quarters while Andy Topham kept everyone entertained by explaining what was going on. Off the water SCYC looked great with the sponsors Flags and Banners displayed all week and the social events in the evening were a big success. Boatshed North Wales kicked of the week by sponsoring the opening night with live music to get everyone in the mood. All in all a brilliant week, we can’t wait for next year.
The last time I heard the phrase “General Strike” was probably during an O-Level History lesson some considerable number of years ago. However, in terms of the impact that these words had on me personally, I can assure you that the UK’s General Strike of 1926 paled into insignificance compared to the Italian General Strike of 2010.
Steve White announces bid to break "Toughest Challenge in Sailing", the West-about’ Solo Circumnavigation Sailing World Record
UK is one of the new countries to introduce a professional boat sales qualification which has been championed by the Boat Retailers and Brokers Association (BRBA) and the Association of Brokers and Yacht Agents (ABYA) to promote a proper code of conduct and best practice in the industry.
I doubt that Somali pirates off the Horn of Africa have ever heard of Boatshed Gibraltar although judging by the number of unique web views we get I would not be altogether surprised if they had.
Two days into the PSP International Southampton boat show and Boatshed.com confirms that their business continues to expand.
Boatshed, the global yacht broker renowned for its boat show ‘Fizz@Five’ parties, continues to buck the trend of the recession with further expansion, both at home and overseas.
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Hurrah! After just two full seasons trading, Boatshed Port Solent has cracked the £1 million sales barrier! I’m sure many Boatshed offices have passed this mark long since, but it still means a great deal to me, and I will be celebrating every day at the PSP Southampton International Boat Show. Come along to our stand (B053) just by the footbridge that crosses to the marina area at five o’clock each day and have yourself a glass of fizz, courtesy of Boatshed.com and me, Boatshed Port Solent owner Ian Dawes.
The Boatshed HQ team have been very busy this week preparing for the Southampton boat show which opens on Friday September 10th. Work started first thing Monday morning and we have been beavering away since. Neil and Tony have been busy setting up the shed and fighting with miles of cable to ensure we can demonstrate the Boatshed system during the show. The Admin girls lent a hand loading up the Boatshed battle bus with all the equipment and fizz between preparing hundreds of boat details to display at the show whilst Mandy and her graphics team have been working on leaflets, newsletters, banners and signs to make sure the shed looks perfect and everyone can find us.
LT COL JOHN Q DAVIS 1947 - 2010
This motor boat belonged to some Boatshed Yorkshire customers who had had it in their back garden for 15 years as a project which never progressed.
With the continuing advances in sail technology, yacht owners are inundated with information on the vast array of materials available when wanting to order new sails.
You won't believe that this isn¹t a 40 foot boat! The Bayliner engineers were smart in their use of space when designing the Bayliner 3587 Aft Cabin Motoryacht - making this 35 foot boat feel much larger than it is.
The weekend of September 11-12th sees St Katherine’s Dock play host to the celebration of 100 years of Classic Sailing.
Here in Norfolk we don’t tend to find ourselves with that many sailing boats, I often ask myself if that is because