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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.


Grey Power, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Boatshed

Grey Power, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Boatshed

Thursday, 05 February 2015

Great sailors keep on sailing...and racing in the case of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, who has just been named ‘Yachtsman of the Year 2014’ for the fourth time!

Annual Boatshed Brokers Awards

Annual Boatshed Brokers Awards

Friday, 23 January 2015

The Annual Boatshed Brokers conference was held in Gosport on the 19th & 20th of January. A lively event with workshops, talks & presentations, team events and brainstorming sessions all designed to keep your Boatshed broker one, or more, steps ahead of the field. One of the highlights was the Boatshed Group Annual Awards and Boatshed Bourgogne & Boatshed Midi Canals were nominated for four out of eight of them:

Boatshed Newsletter November 2014

Boatshed Newsletter November 2014

Friday, 28 November 2014

Welcome to Boatsheds Newsletter, in it we round-up what Boatshed has been up to in the boat sales market and report on major events and trends in the sector. We are also introducing new and exciting Boatshed products and initiatives to support our customers, and give advance notice of future Boatshed events. With inciteful contributions from customers, brokers in the field and industry experts, its designed to bring together information that we think our customers - sellers and buyers - will find useful and interesting.

Market Report December 2014

Market Report December 2014

Friday, 28 November 2014

Traditionally, boating and boat ownership have been viewed as lifestyle choices which, to a certain extent, resist the ups and downs of economic flux. The desire and passion to get afloat and enjoy all that sailing has to offer results in many people owning boats despite, rather than because of, the financial consequences of so doing. Whilst those considerations still apply to areas of the second-hand, brokerage boat market, the long tail of the recent recessions in the UK and mainland Europe and the general global downturn, has had a real impact upon the marketplace, which has continued during 2014.

Letter from a Broker - Life at Boatshed Portsmouth

Letter from a Broker - Life at Boatshed Portsmouth

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

'Lucky' doesn’t even cover it; I love my job as a yacht broker with Boatshed.com. Most brokers say they have a passion for sailing; my passion is for the actual boats we sell. I get to experience so many different types of boats, of all shapes and sizes and a little of what I like to call 'ownerisms'. I have met some wonderful people and have been privileged to be involved in the dreams of many customers who have become good friends.

England’s Sad Loss of a Dedicated Boatwoman

England’s Sad Loss of a Dedicated Boatwoman

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Shortly before this year’s particularly poignant Remembrance Day, which marked the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One, we said goodbye to canal conservationist Sonia Rolt, who passed away on 22nd October 2014 aged 95.

Boatshed Performance  ‘The fastest place to buy and sell racing boats’

Boatshed Performance ‘The fastest place to buy and sell racing boats’

Monday, 24 November 2014

Boatshed Performance is a specialist brokerage for the sale and purchase of custom built racing yachts (including Volvo 70s, Volvo 65s, Volvo 60s, Open 60s, Open 50s, Class 40s, Open 30s and Mini Transat yachts) and performance cruisers and one design yachts set-up and maximised for competitive Club, IRC and RORC racing (such as Maxis, TP 52s, Farr 45s, Farr 40s, Swan 42s, 40.7s, First 40s, 34.7, Kers, X Yachts, J Boats, Sigmas, Reflexes, etc).

Danish SV Capibara - It’s a long way to Miami!

Danish SV Capibara - It’s a long way to Miami!

Saturday, 22 November 2014

We have now reached Oriental in North Carolina, which is about 20 nm from Beaufort, mile 205 on the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW). From Beaufort you can leave the ICW and go out in the Atlantic, which we’ve met several boats that do, and which we also consider doing ourselves. We don’t sail more than 4-5 knot an hour, and we normally don’t sail more than 5-6 hours a day. Miami is at mile 1085, so with 25 nm a day, it’s a long way to Miami!

Growing our Network - new Boatshed offices and locations

Growing our Network - new Boatshed offices and locations

Friday, 21 November 2014

We continue to expand our sales network, in the UK and around the world. Boatshed is a ‘joined-up’ sales organisation. A tremendous advantage of marketing a boat for sale with Boatshed is that an owner reaches well beyond the locality of the boat. Every user of Boatshed.com can view every boat across our entire network.

Route du Rhum - Anne Caseneuve wins Rhum class

Route du Rhum - Anne Caseneuve wins Rhum class

Friday, 21 November 2014

Anne Caseneuve on her Trimaran ANEO wins the Rhum class with a 2 day lead on her rivals. There's now a real fight for 2nd, 3rd, 4th place with Sir Robin on Grey Power currently lying in third place.

Route Du Rhum - Rhum class: Furious fight for second place

Route Du Rhum - Rhum class: Furious fight for second place

Sunday, 16 November 2014

The Rhum class is going to prove an exciting finish. Anne Caseneuve is a clear leader now 600 miles ahead of her nearest competitor and if she can keep damage free, then she should win the Rhum class on her trimaran. Fighting for second place are 4 competitors including Sir Robin on Grey Power.Here are the rankings so far...

Danish SV Capibara - Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (ICW)

Danish SV Capibara - Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (ICW)

Saturday, 15 November 2014

This week we have made our start at the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), which is the Americans’ opportunity to sail inside the Atlantic coastline from Norfolk in the Chesapeake Bay to Key West on the southern tip of Florida - a total of app. 1300 miles. From Norfolk, which is Mile Zero on the ICW, you can either sail through the Virginia Cut or through the beautiful Dismal Swamp Canal with the catchy slogan. “Do the Dismal”.

Waking up the sailing industry....Watch Live

Waking up the sailing industry....Watch Live

Friday, 14 November 2014

Calling all sailors! Are you interested in the future of sailing?

Loick Peyron Bank Populaire wins the Ultimate class Route Du Rhum

Loick Peyron Bank Populaire wins the Ultimate class Route Du Rhum

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Loick Peyron who has won the Ultimate class for the 2014 Route Du Rhum with a new race record. Loick was the substitute Skipper who replaced Armel Le Cléac'h who was injured just prior to the race. He has dedicated the win to Banque Populaire's injured skipper who shared his strategies, technical data and practical tips when Loick took over the Banque Populaire for the race.

Danish SV Capibara - Survival course at sea?

Danish SV Capibara - Survival course at sea?

Saturday, 08 November 2014

If people still believed that you would improve at your workplace by spending a challenging weekend in the woods, sleeping in bivouacs, and killing your own supper, cruisers should be at a premium at the labour market, when they return home. Sometimes it’s just like the challenges are lined up waiting for you to take care of it – also even though the challenges might be self-inflicted.

Route Du Rhum - Conrad Humphreys dismasted

Route Du Rhum - Conrad Humphreys dismasted

Saturday, 08 November 2014

Conrad Humphreys the british Skipper from Plymouth, racing the Class 40 "Cat Phones" was making good progress, great speeds and caught up some miles, but then disaster struck when he was dismasted yesterday afternoon, putting him out of the race. A bitterly disappointed Conrad has received some diesel from a passing ship and is now heading for the Portuguese mainland.

Boatshed St Malo announce Paddleboard winner at Route Du Rhum Event

Boatshed St Malo announce Paddleboard winner at Route Du Rhum Event

Friday, 07 November 2014

We are really pleased to announce that the winners of the competition to win a Paddleboard at the recent Route Du Rhum event was won by...

Route du Rhum - Day 4 sees more repairs La Coruna

Route du Rhum - Day 4 sees more repairs La Coruna

Thursday, 06 November 2014

Skippers and now getting into the rhythm at sea, sea sickness gone, first hot meals! Weather improving for the Ultimates. The Biscay and Portuguese Atlantic coast line is still seeing an unsettled south westerly airflow for the Class 40's, Rhum Class.

Route du Rhum - External help Rule

Route du Rhum - External help Rule

Tuesday, 04 November 2014

In the first three days about 15% of the race boats have entered port for repairs. Read the rules to understand what penalties they incur and how it works...

Route du Rhum - Day 3

Route du Rhum - Day 3

Tuesday, 04 November 2014

The Route du Rhum remains a tough race. 18 out of the 91 starters have either abandoned or fixing problems in port and will regroup as soon as the boat is repaired. North West winds up to gale force are expected for Cape Finistere later tonight. There has been a collection of Injury, two keels falling off Class 40's, Lightning strike, collision, structural damage, read on....