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 had a great day being towed around the Solent by our Rib-X eXplorer 600, with my mates and some cool toys, a two person Ringo, my Wakeboard and my GoPro camera to record some cool shots.
The first "first of the season" impromptu BBQ was held at Hamstead Point Beach by Newtown Creek on the Isle of Wight. Amazing fun, great turn out with 7 boats, over 25 people, children and dogs. With the first great weekend weather, sunshine and a light breeze from the east, and tides perfect for a lunchtime BBQ with High water around lunchtime, we jumped at the chance for this social with the team from Rib-X and Boatshed.
A Pursuit, as its name implies, is not a race. It is an opportunity to test the mettle of your boat against others. This is achieved by boats starting in groups, smallest first, with the aim of finishing at about the same time. The course starts at Gilkicker and goes round the Nab Tower and back, 20 miles.
The next BoatBid Boat Auction is on 15 - 19 July 2016. This time there's specialist categories for various types of boats including Narrowboats, Barges, sail, Power and Commercial Boats and many more.
We met Ben around 20 years ago and even then I never thought of him as having a disability, whilst he couldn't get around as quickly as his siblings it never slowed him down. Ben has Cerebral Palsy which commonly affects muscular coordination, mobility and speech among other things and he is embarking on kayaking the Welsh coastline with a friend.
Boatshed Wales are proud to announce their support of Alex Luddington, who has been involved and helped out in the past at our Cardiff Office. He is sailing round Britain singlehandedly in aid of www.Francescasresearchfund.co.uk This is a charity that Alex’s family friend Francesca , who he describes as “like my little sister”, was inspired to create with the aim of raising money to support research and awareness into Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Sadly Francesca lost her battle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma a few days before her 10th birthday. She had asked Alex if he would sail around the world but he thought it was a bit ambitious for his first big voyage and they agreed to compromise on him sailing round Britain to raise money for her charity.
Here are a handful of what our customers think of buying or selling a boat through Boatshed...
Come and see the Home, Craft, Food & Garden Fair on the 14th May 10.00 - 16.00, with over 60 stalls at the prestigious Royal Clarence Yard, the old victualling yard for the Navy, Weevil Lane, Gosport, Hampshire.
On May Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd, Boatshed Suffolk would like you to join them to 'Push the boat out' at Shotley Marina.
With over 1800 boats for sale on Boatshed.com last week we thought you'd be interested to know what our Top 5, most viewed boats were.
Do you have a boathook on board and do you use it?
Are you using Boatshed's new 'Saved Searches' tool. Quite simply, when looking for a boat on any Boatshed website, you can save your search and then receive a e-mail when a new boat/s matches your requirements.
Are you looking to run your own business with the backing, training and support of a global organisation? Then why not look into ownership of a Boatshed franchise?
The next auction commences on Friday 15th April at 9am and runs until Tuesday 19th April at 7pm. There are 55 boats for sale in sail, power, river and inland boats.
The next auction takes place between 15th to 19th April 2016, here's a preview of some of the boats entered into the auction:
Our franchise in Chichester UK is available to buy. Established in 2004 it is looking for an enthusiastic broker to re establish it's foothold in the Chichester broker scene.
Any boat owner will recognise this as a very sad sight!
As well as our local offices the team from Boatshed like to get out and about, so here is where you will find us this March / April.
The owners of this lovely Quarter Tonner have reduced the asking price to just €11,000 for a 3-week period ending 13 April 2016. If not sold she will be taken off the market and put into storage.
We want our customers to feel valued, informed and, well…… loved. Instead of us keeping all the useful information about boat sales to ourselves, we have developed some tools to allow our customers to keep themselves informed whilst selling a boat and when looking for a new boat.