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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.


SOLD, SOLD, SOLD - Buyers waiting - so call us now!

SOLD, SOLD, SOLD - Buyers waiting - so call us now!

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Calling all boat sellers - we have buyers waiting. The team at Boatshed Plymouth is having another great year selling boats and are keen to assist other sellers find new owners for their boats in 2014. We have buyers ready and keen to buy. We have already sold many boats this year and are looking for more boats to bring to the market. Spring has sprung and now is the time to speak to us about brokerage.

New to the market – Doral Monticello 250 for sale

New to the market – Doral Monticello 250 for sale

Monday, 16 June 2014

Boatshed Brixham and Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a diesel engine Doral Monticello 250. The Doral’s offer a really great layout in a spacious cockpit (with the ability to extend the aft bench seat for even more space) and are well appointed throughout including a good galley to port and a decent sized heads to starboard. This Doral is well presented with the upholstery in both cockpit and saloon looking good and she has also been polished and antifouled ready to go. The diesel Volvo KAD300 provides comfortable and economical cruising. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with your Boatshed Brixham and Dartmouth broker.

Capibara - Last offshore passage in 2014

Capibara - Last offshore passage in 2014

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Our weather router Chris Parker finally gave us the green light to leave Bermuda and sail towards Newport, Rhode Island. We had 10 good days in Bermuda that we wouldn't have been without, but Wednesday we were ready to go.

Another Happy Customer at Boatshed Chichester

Another Happy Customer at Boatshed Chichester

Tuesday, 03 June 2014

Richard Martin, the local broker was kept on his toes this weekend as he completed another handover of a boat sold through Boatshed Chichester.

Happy Boat Buyers at Boatshed Chichester

Happy Boat Buyers at Boatshed Chichester

Tuesday, 03 June 2014

This weekend saw two happy customers collect the keys for their new boats sold through Boatshed Chichester. Richard Martin, the local broker was kept on his toes as he completed the handovers.

Capibara - Waiting in Bermuda

Capibara - Waiting in Bermuda

Friday, 30 May 2014

After almost 9 days at sea we made it to Bermuda last Saturday. We didn't move very fast (we averaged under a 100 nm a day), but it was one of the most comfortable offshore passages we've yet had.

MV Julia, missing crew member - Blood found in the galley

MV Julia, missing crew member - Blood found in the galley

Saturday, 24 May 2014

The Boatshed ketch Supertaff was en route from Alderney in the Channel Islands back towards Portsmouth UK when a mayday relay was heard over the radio. This concerned the case of a missing seaman on a bulk carrier, the M/V Julia. The skipper had relayed a mayday having found that a crew member had gone missing.

Boatshed's 20,000th boat for sale - Malo 39

Boatshed's 20,000th boat for sale - Malo 39

Friday, 23 May 2014

This is the twenty thousandth boat for sale with Boatshed.com. Thats a shed load of boats which have been advertised through the Boatshed.com Website...

Capibara - Salty Dawg rally, SSB chats, 200 miles from Bermuda

Capibara - Salty Dawg rally, SSB chats, 200 miles from Bermuda

Friday, 23 May 2014

After one week at sea, we still have nearly 200 nautical miles left to Bermuda. At the moment it looks like we'll arrive in Bermuda Saturday – just in time for the Champions League Final (If they care about that in Bermuda).

The Shocking Truth About the Best Age to go Boating

The Shocking Truth About the Best Age to go Boating

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Some time ago I remember a lady contacted me on Facebook to ask,

How to Use Your Passion to Get a Business and Life That You Love

How to Use Your Passion to Get a Business and Life That You Love

Monday, 19 May 2014

What boating memories do you treasure from your childhood? Trailing your feet in the water, squealing with delight, having a go at steering, and learning new skills, or discovering new beaches and going for a swim? Water skiing, fishing, picnics, and cruising with no agenda; there’s so much space, and so much peace but never a dull moment when you have a boat. If you’re a parent or grandparent you may now choose to spend your leisure time showing the children just how awe inspiring the sea can be.

Capibara - From British Virgin Islands to Bermuda

Capibara - From British Virgin Islands to Bermuda

Saturday, 17 May 2014

We have now left the Caribbean behind and have begun a new chapter of our cruising life! As I write this we are 700 nm from Bermuda out of 850 nm in total. It will be our longest sail besides crossing the Atlantic, but surprisingly enough we have been very calm about the trip, and I have even thought it would be nice with a couple of days at sea.

Capibara - Goodbye to Caribbean

Capibara - Goodbye to Caribbean

Friday, 09 May 2014

The season in the Caribbean is about to end. Many cruisers are on their way back to Europe after a one year Atlantic Circuit, and we will also leave the Caribbean in a week sailing with the Salty Dawg organisation – a free of charge gathering of sailing vessels heading north together.

Capibara - Diamonds are a girl’s best friend

Capibara - Diamonds are a girl’s best friend

Saturday, 03 May 2014

On a stroll in Charlotte Amalie in St. Thomas a man stopped me on the street and told me that I was wearing the exact same sandals as Oprah had just mentioned on television the previous day. I assumed he was telling the truth, since my 35 Pound plastic sandals from Crocs actually are quite comfortable and not least practically, since they easily manage a wet ride in the dinghy – though this probably isn't the reason for Oprah’s fondness for the shoes.

New To the Market - Cornish Crabber Pilot Cutter 30 for sale

New To the Market - Cornish Crabber Pilot Cutter 30 for sale

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a 2006 year, Cornish Crabber Pilot Cutter 30. The Pilot Cutter 30 is a modern GRP gaffer and the largest of the very successful Cornish Crabber range.

Capibara - The friendly Island St. Martin

Capibara - The friendly Island St. Martin

Saturday, 26 April 2014

I have once read in a travel magazine that St. Martin must be the friendliest island in the world, since the island consists of a French side (Saint Martin) and a Dutch side (Sint Maarten) that live in all friendliness side by side, and you can move freely across the borders when you are on the island.

Spirit of Penmar - Hi from US Virgin Islands

Spirit of Penmar - Hi from US Virgin Islands

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Some months have passed since our last newsletter and, whilst we haven’t covered a lot of sea miles, we have fulfilled our goal to cruise the northern Caribbean islands slowly, taking time to really get to know them, rather than ‘pass through’ as we did in dear old Penmar, on our previous voyage to these parts.

How to Chat About Boats Instead of Getting a ‘Proper’ Job

How to Chat About Boats Instead of Getting a ‘Proper’ Job

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Richard Martin is a Boatshed brokerage agent covering Chichester and Brighton. Ever since he can remember he has been fascinated with all things that float. I got in touch with Richard to find out how he manages to spend his days chatting about boats, whilst also earning an income.

Capibara - Barbuda - Being at anchor versus being in a marina

Capibara - Barbuda - Being at anchor versus being in a marina

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Henrik and I often describe ourselves as marina animals. We always love being in a marina, and I’m the first to suggest going into a marina instead of anchoring up outside.

How to Get Online While Continuously Cruising on a Narrowboat

How to Get Online While Continuously Cruising on a Narrowboat

Monday, 14 April 2014

If you live on a canal boat on the inland waterways, or are planning an extended cruise on the English rivers and canals, you may be researching the various options out there for accessing the internet while on the move.