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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.


Claim 2 FREE VIP day tickets for the 2014 PSP Southampton boat show

Claim 2 FREE VIP day tickets for the 2014 PSP Southampton boat show

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

As part of the countdown to PSP Southampton International Boat Show Boatshed have VIP tickets up for grabs.

Don’t Make These 8 Canal Boat Mistakes

Don’t Make These 8 Canal Boat Mistakes

Monday, 18 August 2014

England’s canals and rivers are like a mysterious parallel world that exists alongside our ordinary world: Unless you are a narrowboat owner yourself you may have several misconceptions about boating and canals. Here are 8 little-known facts about England’s canals that dispel a few myths and reveal what’s real about the UK waterways.

Danish SV Capibara - A Taste Of Freedom

Danish SV Capibara - A Taste Of Freedom

Friday, 15 August 2014

There is a slight possibility that I might make myself unpopular among both men and women with this blog post, but I am of the opinion that there are certain things I as a women don’t have to do/learn. E.g. I don't think I have to be able to mend a bike or check the tire pressure.

PSP Southampton Boatshow 2014 STAND BO53

PSP Southampton Boatshow 2014 STAND BO53

Friday, 15 August 2014

FIZZ@FIVE......You are invited to join the Boatshed.com team at their stand BO53 for a glass of Fizz at 1700 each day of the show.

US SV Angel Louise - Pobra de Cariminal N Spain

US SV Angel Louise - Pobra de Cariminal N Spain

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Ahoy Honorary Crew, Sue and I are about ready to leave Pobra de Cariminal, a nice town at the foot of a gentle mountain in Ria Arousa. We came in here with the OCC Ocean Cruising Club rally on Friday.

BUMPER ENTRIES for Septembers boat auction - VIEW CATALOGUE

BUMPER ENTRIES for Septembers boat auction - VIEW CATALOGUE

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

September is the biggest auction yet with 60+ boats all going under the hammer in 30 days. See auction dates here

US SV Angel Louise - The Spanish Rias in fog

US SV Angel Louise - The Spanish Rias in fog

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Hi Honorary Crew, Sue and I are in the center of Shellfishing industry of NW Spain. Mussels or Moules are big industry in Galicia.

Danish SV Capibara - Cars, boats, (trains), and planes

Danish SV Capibara - Cars, boats, (trains), and planes

Sunday, 10 August 2014

As probably a lot of men, Henrik has an interest for both cars, boats and planes, although his interest and devotion changes from time to time. When we had crossed the Atlantic, Henrik was so tired of sailing that he asked me, if we should leave the boat in the Caribbean and fly through Africa instead. At that point I was firm, though. After 31 days on the Atlantic I wanted to be rewarded with white beaches and palm trees: We are sailing!

Boatshed at Cowes Week 2014

Boatshed at Cowes Week 2014

Friday, 08 August 2014

Boatshed have been at Cowes over the past few days....Cowes Week has played a key part in the British sporting summer calendar since 1826 and is now one of the UK’s longest running and most successful sporting events. It is the one of the largest sailing regatta of its kind in the world, staging some 40 races each day for up to 1,000 boats. Looking for fast race boats why not have a look at our specialist performance sailboat portal at www.boatshedperformance.com

No Desk Required: How to Live the Laptop Lifestyle

No Desk Required: How to Live the Laptop Lifestyle

Friday, 08 August 2014

We’ve all seen those adverts online that claim you can become an internet entrepreneur and earn money whilst running your business from somewhere hot and exotic. But with the training, support, marketing materials and technical systems of Boatshed™ that lifestyle has become a reality for Alan Giles of Boatshed Phuket.

US SV Angel Louise - The OCC Rally at Baiona, Spain

US SV Angel Louise - The OCC Rally at Baiona, Spain

Thursday, 07 August 2014

Ahoy from Angel Louise! Sue and I are enjoying a fabulous time with other cruisers who belong to the Ocean Cruising Club - including folks from Ireland, England, Scotland, Spain, and the US ... Around 12 other boats in my estimation.

Don’t Ask These 9 Questions About Living Aboard

Don’t Ask These 9 Questions About Living Aboard

Tuesday, 05 August 2014

Life on the canals is a mystery to many, and when you meet those enigmatic folk who live aboard it’s tempting to quiz them about their unusual lifestyle. Some questions are common and some are just odd. It’s interesting how puzzling the canals can be to the uninitiated and curious. Here are some of the top questions me; my friends and my neighbours have been asked about canal and narrowboat life. I’ve provided the answers so that next time you see a liveaboard narrowboater, you won’t need to ask!

Next boat auction - Now accepting entries

Next boat auction - Now accepting entries

Monday, 04 August 2014

Due to popular demand we have brought forward our next boat auction and we're now accepting entries.

US SV Angel Louise - Fog whilst anchored in Spanish Rias

US SV Angel Louise - Fog whilst anchored in Spanish Rias

Monday, 04 August 2014

Weather - We've had very mild weather. In the 70s and 80s now, but cooling into the low 60s at nights. Yesterday, during the sunny afternoon, a thick fog came on us.. and by nightfall we could not see the shore 150 feet behind us. Very eerie.

Danish SV Capibara - Being a cruiser in New York

Danish SV Capibara - Being a cruiser in New York

Monday, 04 August 2014

A couple of years ago, when Henrik tried to persuade me to go cruising with him, it was the promise of visiting the big cities of the world (at least the ones on the seaside) that became an important argument for me, and I was particularly tempted by spending the summer/hurricane season in New York. Now that I'm here, I'm truly enjoying myself!

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

Saturday, 02 August 2014

1969 Willard 36 Pilothouse Trawler 1xdiesel 85hp Click the link for full specs, large format photos & video!

Diary of 2015 Boatshed Events, Boat Shows and Regattas

Diary of 2015 Boatshed Events, Boat Shows and Regattas

Friday, 01 August 2014

Events, Boat Shows and Regattas in which Boatshed plan to participate, or which are of interest to our customers, during 2015.

UK and European VAT issues explained by a leading industry expert

UK and European VAT issues explained by a leading industry expert

Friday, 01 August 2014

This end-of-year review focuses on the VAT 'hot topics' of 2014 and offers a few ideas for boat buyers and sellers to consider for the next year.

Boats, Cloaks and Catwalks….  Boatshed at Paris Fashion Week

Boats, Cloaks and Catwalks…. Boatshed at Paris Fashion Week

Friday, 01 August 2014

In October members of the Boatshed team traveled to Paris for Paris Fashion Week, as guests of Dato' Nancy Yeoh, the well-known international public relations guru. Fashion and boating enjoy a close association, and Boatshed is working with a number of agent representatives developing ideas to roll-out more Boatshed offices across Asia.

How are we doing?  What customers think of our service

How are we doing? What customers think of our service

Friday, 01 August 2014

At Boatshed we encourage feedback from our customers, as a way of monitoring and improving the services we offer. Here are some recent comments we have received: