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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.


Tall Ships In Newport RI

Tall Ships In Newport RI

Monday, 09 July 2012

It was a fine day along the channel at Ocean Cliff Resort in Newport where you could find me having lunch at the Safari Room whilst watching the Tall Ship parade of sails. What a spectacular sight.

Oyster Mariner 35 for a good new home.

Oyster Mariner 35 for a good new home.

Saturday, 07 July 2012

Oyster 35 Mariner - 25 years on.

New Instructions – Super Seal 26 for sale

New Instructions – Super Seal 26 for sale

Friday, 06 July 2012

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a rare Super Seal 26. Designed by Ron Holland and built originally by John Baker just 100 were built before the rights were sold to Parkers. They then continued the design as the Parker 27, after various interior layout changes going on to become the Parker 27. They are known for being fast little yachts with the distinct advantage of a very shallow draft (just over a foot) and a good interior layout. This example appears to have been very well looked after and the Yanmar engine install in 1997 looks particularly impressive. In December 2000 "Sailing Today" magazine listed the Super Seal as one of the "top five used boats of the year", along with some old favourites such as the Contessa 32 and Elizabethan 30. Their review gave it five stars for performance, and four for accommodation, which they described as ".... much better than you would expect in such a fast boat." Incidentally, the RYA quote a Portsmouth Number of 976, making her faster than a Contessa 32, and also faster than many 34 foot cruising yachts!

My Boating Top Five

My Boating Top Five

Wednesday, 04 July 2012

4th July in the year 2000 was Independence Day – for me. As a young twenty something I became a proud home owner for the very first time, and that home was a 45 foot red narrowboat called Emily Rose. I knew very little about boats but I’d met some friendly boaters on the towpath and they introduced me to their mates, and they were all glad to share their boating wisdom and advice with me. I learned to steer a boat, tie knots, check the oil and recognise the sound of a loose fan belt. And yet other things beneath the deck-boards remain a mystery to this day; some things are better left to the experts!

P&O marks 175 years with seven-ship Southampton line-up

P&O marks 175 years with seven-ship Southampton line-up

Wednesday, 04 July 2012

The ships from the P&O fleet sailed into their home port before dawn yesterday.

New Instructions – Ocqueteau 775 for sale

New Instructions – Ocqueteau 775 for sale

Wednesday, 04 July 2012

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a Ocqueteau 775. This is a very well laid out boat with a large cockpit and spacious wheelhouse. Although dated 2004 the boat was used as a demonstrator and not actually wetted until 2008. The cockpit can be fully enclosed with a cockpit enclosure to create additional space and cockpit cushions ensure plenty of comfortable seating. Below, the heads are to starboard and a large double berth to port under the cockpit. The boat has been cleaned and polished throughout. Please note that the sink and gas hob need to re-connected by a qualified gas installer. Included with the sale is a Selva 4-stroke auxiliary outboard. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

America's Cup World Series Final Race Day in Newport

America's Cup World Series Final Race Day in Newport

Monday, 02 July 2012

Boatshed Newport was in the house for the final day of racing at the America's Cup World Series. It was yet again a fantastic day although the winds a bit calmer. The first race featured Oracle Teams USA Spithill and Coutts in a final heat with Coutts the triumphant winner. He claims the title for the most America's Cup victories.

Nice Catch!

Nice Catch!

Monday, 02 July 2012

Alaska residents Eric and Katie purchased their 1984 47’ CHB Tri-Cabin Trawler from Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle last year. After outfitting their “new” boat at our Seattle, Lake Union docks Eric and Katie cruised KRAKEN north to Alaska and then crossed the Gulf of Alaska to Valdez where she is now homeported. Waterline Boats recently received this report from Eric.

Fancy a Cornish Shrimper?

Fancy a Cornish Shrimper?

Sunday, 01 July 2012

“The Cornish Shrimper 19 is the most popular model in the Cornish Crabbers range. She has a classic styling that appeals to sailors from any generation and a build quality that will match her reputation as the best British production Gaffer of all time. Cornish Crabbers have built over 1000 Cornish Shrimpers since 1979 with the original boats still sailing all over the world. The self draining cockpit in the Cornish Shrimper 19 is vast compared to other boats of her size and the companionway leads down to a classic 2 berth arrangement with space for a sea toilet if required” says Cornish Crabbers.

The 51st Annual Pin Mill Sailing Club Barge Match

The 51st Annual Pin Mill Sailing Club Barge Match

Friday, 29 June 2012

This Saturday 30th June Pin Mill Sailing Club are hosting the 2012 Barge Match

Yacht Brokerage business expands in the Balearic Islands

Yacht Brokerage business expands in the Balearic Islands

Friday, 29 June 2012

Lee Baynes from Boatshed Palma International Yacht Brokers, was interview by La Gaceta Nautica newspaper in Spain.

America's Cup World Series Prequals Update

America's Cup World Series Prequals Update

Friday, 29 June 2012

Boatshed Newport reporting in with today's update of the America's Cup World Series race from Fort Adams. It was yet another fabulously gorgeous day with blue skies and fair winds.

Nordic Tugs 37 - for the “halfs” and “the halfs not”!

Nordic Tugs 37 - for the “halfs” and “the halfs not”!

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Get into this like-new 2000 Nordic Tugs 37 at half the price and become half owner! This rare opportunity to share interest in an existing partnership is now being offered for only $149,500!

The Blackwater Blog

The Blackwater Blog

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Choices, choices: There is such a diversity of choice when it comes to rivers and coastal cruising in Essex: Whether you’re looking for a Jeanneau, Bavaria, Oyster boat for sale or a Bermudan Sloop Classic Yacht you still also have to decide where to go boating.

Speed Freaks !

Speed Freaks !

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Boatshed.com are promoting themselves at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this week.

ACWS Newport Opening Ceremony

ACWS Newport Opening Ceremony

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Boatshed Newport was at the America’s Cup Village at Fort Adams today, which was swarming with people from around the world here to witness the spectacular race. Everywhere I walked I heard a foreign language spoken and it was a beautiful day.

America's Cup Newport Schedule of Events

America's Cup Newport Schedule of Events

Thursday, 28 June 2012

The summer has already started, but this weekend kicks off the official Newport festivities with the Americas Cup Sailing Series. Finally, it is the weekend all locals and yachties have been anticipating for months. As of today, Newport is already bustling and traffic is a bit unbearable. I took Blue, our Boatshed mini mascot, for an early morning walk. We stopped in at a lovely little coffee shop named The Coffee Grinder, which has an amazing view of the harbor and is located at the end of Bannisters Wharf. The Coffee Grinder has delicious coffee, yummy treats and friendly yachties having morning conversation. I highly recommend this place to the coffee or boat addict – or both.

Will BW Move Boats From Olympic Zone?

Will BW Move Boats From Olympic Zone?

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

At Boatshed Grand Union we have boats for sale right across London. We cover all the Grand Union as well as the London canals and the River Lee navigation. Most of our boats for sale in London have moorings; some residential moorings and some central London moorings. As the Olympic flame continues to travel through Grimsby and Lincoln today, London prepares for the start of the Games.

Boatbid Auction - Grab a bargain!

Boatbid Auction - Grab a bargain!

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Boatshed Dartmouth are pleased to announce that they have a number of boats in the current catalogue for the next Boatbid.com auction starting 28th June. Boatbid.com is Boatshed Yacht Brokers’ auction system.

New Instructions – Salcombe Launch 16 (ex demonstrator) for sale

New Instructions – Salcombe Launch 16 (ex demonstrator) for sale

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Boatshed Dartmouth are pleased to offer for sale an ex-demonstrator model of the Salcombe Launch. The Salcombe Launch was originally designed by one of Salcombe’s best known shipbuilders, Edgar Cove. The Salcombe Launch has a displacement hull, a high freeboard and a spacious deep interior, making it dry and very stable. The traditional transom-hung large rudder with tiller steering makes the boat easy to manoeuvre in any conditions. There is ample stowage in lockers forward, aft and under the cockpit seats. She is fitted with mahogany rubbing strakes, stainless steel deck fittings and the 13.5hp Beta inboard sits in a sound-proofed moulded engine box. This example is available now as an ex-demonstrator with considerable savings on the new price and comes complete with sprayhood and cockpit cushions (usually extras). These really are stunning looking boats and feedback I have received from owners is nothing short of glowing in every respect. Viewings are by prior appointment with your Boatshed Dartmouth broker, Paul Singer and are available 6-days a week.