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.
We have now arrived in Barbados, and we have arrived by boat! In Martinique we discussed the possibilities of flying to Barbados and staying at a hotel instead of sailing the 100 nautical miles against the wind, current, and waves.
“This is why I love Miami!” I heard a guy say to his friends, looking at two girls wearing only a bikini passing him on the street. Even though I don’t care much for other women’s clothing or lack of it, I must admit that I think Miami is fantastic!
This week the Boatshed crew are at The Miami Boatshow. Boatshed are among 14 companies chosen to promote British Excellence at the popular US Boatshow. Described by many as " The Greatest Boat Show in the World", this event is pretty huge and spans three locations—the Miami Beach Convention Center, the Yacht & Power Boat Show and the Strictly Sail Show—and features more than 3,000 boats on show and over 2,000 exhibitors.
Boatshed is a British company that sells thousands of used boats a year. Boatshed has now developed 3 new exciting products for 2014.
We've always had difficulties leaving a place, whether we’re at anchor or in a marina. There’s always something we ought to do, or another restaurant or boat to visit. We arrange to leave in the morning, and before the boat is ready to leave, another day has gone by.
This week has been a very emotional week for us. Saturday morning, we were contacted by our good friend, Margaret, who told us that she and husband had been attacked on their boat the previous evening, and that her husband, Roger, had died. We were shocked by the news, and it still seems very surreal to us.
Plans are good; they keep us motivated to move on and discover new places. They also give Mother Nature a good old laugh and a chance to remind us who’s actually in charge when it comes, amongst other things, to cruising in a small boat.
The auction has just started and you can now start bidding! Auction ends on Tuesday 21st Jan 2014, so get bidding.
After having been in St. Lucia for a week, we are slowly settling in to our new cruising life. We have however started questioning, if we have the right boat for the purpose.
The Boatshed 2014 Conference was held at the Excel exhibition centre during the London boat show. Boatshed offices travelled to London to share best practice, discuss ideas and develop new strategy for 2014/15.
Boatshed Scotland won the trophy for "Yacht Broker of the year" at the 2014 Boatshed Conference and Awards ceremony.
We've had several questions from interested readers that are looking to do the Atlantic crossing, so here's some of what Signe & Henrik experienced on Capibara their Allegro 30.
After a rather boring Christmas Eve in Martinique, we decided to go to St. Lucia for the New Year’s, because a local girl from Martinique had told us that they threw better parties at the neighbour island.
Boatshed.com will be on Stand E163 for the next 9 days.
To arrive in Martinique has turned out to be a bit of an anti-climax for both of us, even though we barely talked about anything else during the crossing or before for that matter. Martinique hasn't live up to our expectations, which for my part have been have been completely off. I thought I had read somewhere that Martinique and especially the main city Fort-de-France was full of high-end and luxury brand shops, so I imagined Martinique to be something like the French Riviera with and island flavour. I do wonder where I've picked that up, because Fort-de-France couldn't be less like Cannes or Nice!
Sunday the 17th of November we sailed from Lanzarote both of us full of excitement and optimism. I just couldn’t believe that we were about to cross the Atlantic!
Capibara, Allegro 30, left Lanzarote on Sunday 17th November and arrived in Martinique after 32 days at sea.
Check out the bumper selection of boats in our next auction January 17-21 2014. If you are interested in any boats, you’ll have plenty of time to fit in a viewing before the auction starts on January 17th 2014.
There are various ways you can now search using different criteria.
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