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Boatshed are launching a beta version of the Boatshed Archive, essentially a back catalogue of the 24,000+ boats we’ve been involved in selling. This is a great resource for people looking for boats, with each boat containing up to 100 photos, full boat spec and videos. This useful resource is like a boat bible for us all to use.
November 2017 sees the Boatshed technology team travel to Lisbon for 5 days at Web Summit Exhibition. Boatshed have been invited to feature their leading boat sales technology platform alongside the likes of Facebook Uber and Amazon. Chosen out of thousands of companies and after a difficult selection process, Boatshed has been chosen because of its international growth, innovative business model and widespread use of technology to sell boats.
Jeanne Socrates - Injured in fall
Boatshed is attending Grand Pavois boat show in La Rochelle, France - a 6 day event running from the 27th September to 2nd October 2017. It is the most important event of its type in France and will showcase a huge range of equipment and services ranging from water sports through surfing and water-skiing, to charter, motorboats, and yachts.
It's the final weekend of the Southampton Boatshow....
BoatBid Auction - 15th to 19th September - Bidding has begun!
The RS Zest is a brand new compact boat for one, two or three sailors that delivers more crew space and practical, enjoyable features than older rivals.It replaces the RS Quba and has been developed by Jo Richards (Pico designer, over 20 years ago) alongside RS Sailing.After the great success of the RS Quest, RS Sailing are proud to have partnered with Sea Cadets for the development of the RS Zest project. Sea Cadets is a national youth charity that works with 14,000 young people aged 10-18 across the country, helping them to see the world with confidence through water-based and land-based adventure. Young people, regardless of background, enjoy countless opportunities within our 400 communities, supported by our 9,000 volunteers. The RS Zest brings a much-anticipated generation-step forward for training centres and families.20 years of experience in the design, production and operation of boats in this sector lead to a long list of developments that could, together, redefine the practical usage – offering more efficiency for organisations and more unintimidating fun for sailors.The opportunity to comprehensively move the game forward led Jo Richards to re-design this size boat and RS to replace their popular RS Quba with an entirely new model – one that both are confident will render existing rivals obsolete. This pride in the new boat is backed up by a long list of benefits, including: Larger crew cockpit with comfortable space for an adult or two youngsters – 3-stage crew seating on a thwart or inner cockpit sides or comfortable side-decks, giving security and progression – a pivoting centerboard and click-down / kick-up rudder system for ease and damage prevention – a host of safety-inducing capsize recovery features – sacrificial hull wear-points to lengthen usable life – a pupil / youngster friendly mast stepping system – and many more. Add exceptional form stability to these features and the RS Zest is easy to sail, highly practical for training and gives confidence-inspiring fun for families. Another increasingly recognised RS benefit is efficient spare parts back-up and strong resale values which combine to make the true cost of ownership highly competitive. The new RS Zest will be unveiled at the Southampton Boat Show and at the USA’s Annapolis Sailboat Show in early October. A limited number of pre-production boats are undergoing final testing by RS and key fleet customers and series production will commence in December. Order books open shortly, with announcements expected soon regarding large orders for several well-known organisations. www.RSsailing.com
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Boatshed offices in the Caribbean are currently experiencing very difficult circumstances. Our thoughts are with the families and members of the boatshed team caught up in the very challenging circumstances.
Boatshed offices in the Caribbean are currently experiencing very difficult circumstances.
As the European summer regatta circuit begins to draw to a close, the Caribbean vibe in Barbados is beginning to rumble with plans already in place for the annual Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series, 16 – 24 January 2018.
The 82nd edition of this Caribbean season opening Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series regatta, organised by Barbados Cruising Club in association with Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc, and Mount Gay, is now one of the most popular events on the circuit. With direct, regular flights from London to Barbados, now could be the time to consider a midwinter charter option or, for those planning a transatlantic crossing in the next few months, consider a rewarding trip to beautiful island of Barbados during regatta time.
September Boatbid Auction Open's Soon!
Q: Ben, Deckhand, 24:
“Recently I did something idiotic onboard when using the crane to launch the tender for the first time. I was super-stressed and I pretended I knew what I was doing, but my brain shut down entirely and I did something so stupid I still cringe about it weeks later. The first mate said afterwards ‘you just weren’t listening to my instructions, it was like I was talking to a wall.’ I remember I was just panicking so hard it was like my brain wasn’t functioning at all. Looking back, it’s not the first time I’ve had this reaction of just shutting down when stressed and doing dumb things. I’m now really questioning my ability to work on deck in high pressure situations, and I feel like an idiot all the time in front of the first mate, which is just making me do more idiotic things- even basic things I completely know how to do. What is going on??!!”
TheYachtMarket.com, which has a two-year deal to put its name to the Southampton Boat Show, says Brexit presents a great opportunity for the country’s leisure marine industry.
TheYachtMarket.com founder and CEO Richard W. Roberts, said: “I know that many within the UK leisure marine industry are disappointed over Brexit, but I am convinced that it will help our industry to re-energise and find new markets. As an island nation, Britain has led the maritime world for centuries. I have no doubt we have the products, skills and know-how to do it again.”
Hurricane Franklin_Crossed the Yucatan Peninsular of Mexico earlier today Wednesday and is back over the tropical warm waters of the southern Gulf of Mexico in the Bay of Campeche. This is the first official named Hurricane of the Atlantic Season and is historically the busiest time for tropical activity in the Atlantic basin & Gulf of Mexico. The tropical storm that started earlier this week in the eastern Caribbean before crossing the Yucatan was forecasted to track west north west making land fall between Veracruz and Tampico, Mexico late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning before weakening and moving inland. This thankfully is no threat to any major populated areas and is way far south of the Boatshed Texas base in Corpus Christi, Texas to affect local concerns here, we will most likely see some higher tides than normal and possibly some rip currents and much needed rain as a bi-product of this thanks to Franklin. Each year residents are advised to take the proper precautions and always be prepared especially during the peak season. Hurricane season begins in the Atlantic Basin on June 1st and runs through November 30th.