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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.


A day in the Life of ‘Boatshed Broker Support’

A day in the Life of ‘Boatshed Broker Support’

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

The Boatshed HQ Support team has plenty of experience within the brokerage and marine industry and is able to provide constant support to all Boatshed Brokers.

Jumping in! - Notes from a new Boatshed Broker

Jumping in! - Notes from a new Boatshed Broker

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Last year Edward Kay joined the Boatshed Team, setting up Boatshed Riviera in the South of France as a new franchisee broker. A second broker, Solenne Vaudin d’Imecourt, now assists him. Edward has had a lifetime love affair with boating and the South of France, owning a classic power boat himself, and Boatshed Riviera is fast becoming a go-to brokerage for, in particular, large, luxury power boats.

Boatshed in the Community

Boatshed in the Community

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Over the past year Boatshed has been involved in various community projects.

Legal Know How - UK Marine Insurance Contracts

Legal Know How - UK Marine Insurance Contracts

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

From August 2016 changes in Consumer Insurance law will affect anyone who buys pleasure boat or charter boat insurance which is subject to English law.

The view from our window: America’s Cup Challenge - Land Rover BAR

The view from our window: America’s Cup Challenge - Land Rover BAR

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) was established by Great Britain sailing legend Sir Ben Ainslie in June 2014 with the ambitious aim of winning for Britain the 35th America’s Cup.

Boatshed and pleasure boating in Asia

Boatshed and pleasure boating in Asia

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

As one of the world’s largest and most forward looking brokerages, Boatshed has been working in the newer Far East and Asian pleasure boat markets for some years.

Boatshed.com New feature - Searching for your next boat..

Boatshed.com New feature - Searching for your next boat..

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

From March 10th it will be even easier to find your ideal boat through 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.

Motorboat and Rib show held at Premier Marinas Gosport

Motorboat and Rib show held at Premier Marinas Gosport

Sunday, 13 March 2016

This was the first real spring weather weekend with blue skies, sunshine and a chilly north-easterly wind. Perfect weather for the Rib and Motorboat show held at Premier Marinas, Gosport.

Sailing in the Caribbean – We scrawled on the wall!

Sailing in the Caribbean – We scrawled on the wall!

Tuesday, 08 March 2016

Spotlight – The British Virgin Islands: Sailing conditions - Average wind speeds 15-25 knots, tidal range 12-18 inches, temperature always in the 80's - hot hot hot!!

Tropical islands and Caribbean sailing

Tropical islands and Caribbean sailing

Wednesday, 02 March 2016

Wow, what an amazing few days sailing in the BVI's sailing onboard this Fountaine Pajot Saba 50. The BVI's are amazing to sail around, lots of islands within easy reach, great temperature, you don't need huge change of clothes as its warm enough to live in your bikini! We only visited a few places, you could spend months!

Southampton 2015 Boat Show Report

Southampton 2015 Boat Show Report

Monday, 01 February 2016

The 2015 Southampton Boat Show was once again a fantastic event, with over 110,000 visitors during the 10 days, 330 boats on the water and an array of exhibitors, there was literally something for everybody!

Boatshed 2016 Conference Report

Boatshed 2016 Conference Report

Thursday, 14 January 2016

This week saw the Boatshed 2016 2 day Conference held in Gosport at Hardy’s at Haslar Marina. There was representation from approximately 40 Boatshed locations, including the UK and Europe, along with a number of members of the Boatshed HQ team.

From the Galley - END OF VEG SOUP!

From the Galley - END OF VEG SOUP!

Tuesday, 05 January 2016

If you have a few bits of tatty old veg in your locker or your fridge after Christmas - as long as they are still edible, why not make a soup. Using a pressure cooker its dead easy to make a tasty soup for all your crew. Its a fiery soup with a great bite of chilli and ginger.

Capibara is once again afloat in Florida for Christmas

Capibara is once again afloat in Florida for Christmas

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

After spending six months in Denmark, we’re now once again back on the boat and ready to engage in new cruising adventures! In late November, we returned to the boat, which had been on the hard in Indiantown near Lake Okeechobee in southern Florida. Florida is within the hurricane belt, but luckily for us none of the hurricanes this year went as far north as Florida.

56 point boat check

56 point boat check

Thursday, 24 December 2015

At Boatshed we are always thinking of ways to help people sell their boats more efficiently and providing a better service to both seller and purchaser.

Boatshed; it’s a Family Affair…

Boatshed; it’s a Family Affair…

Monday, 21 December 2015

From the start, Boatshed has always been about promoting and harnessing those family values that most boaters share; spending time together afloat with family and friends; owning a beloved boat that becomes part of the family; weekends spent at anchorages in hidden bays and coves; introducing children to the joys of boating and adventures at sea; the camaraderie that comes with Club and team racing events; endlessly fiddling with engines, warps, sheets and halyard in all types of weather and conditions, and the occasional, perfect, sunset reach or motor home after a fabulous boating trip!

Fancy a dip this Christmas?

Fancy a dip this Christmas?

Friday, 18 December 2015

If you fancy a dip in the sea at Christmas, you are either brave/daft or raising money for charity – after all who would want to leave the comfort of their over warm homes to jump into icy waters if it wasn’t for charity!?

Buy Boats with Bitcoin at Boatshed

Buy Boats with Bitcoin at Boatshed

Thursday, 17 December 2015

With the increased popularity of Bitcoin and Barclays Bank now set to start accepting the "virtual" currency. Boatshed wanted to get ahead of the curve and offer "Bitcoin" as a currency choice when buying a boat. This is a first for the marine industry and makes a great PR story for us.

GADGET TEST - Mr D's Thermal Cooker - a very handy Christmas present

GADGET TEST - Mr D's Thermal Cooker - a very handy Christmas present

Monday, 14 December 2015

What is it - It is a cooker based on the hay box principle. Once the ingredients have been brought to the boil on your stove, you place the cooking pans into the outer casing, shut the lid and it carries on cooking - WITH NO POWER SOURCE, for hours, until you are ready for your meal.

Dinghy Dilema - Choosing your next Inflatable dinghy

Dinghy Dilema - Choosing your next Inflatable dinghy

Saturday, 10 October 2015

What ever your next dinghy is, its always a compromise, but getting the balance right for practicality, cost and usability is really important. We look at various types of used dinghies.