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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.


New Agent for Boatshed Essex

New Agent for Boatshed Essex

Thursday, 10 May 2012

We are very pleased to welcome our newest agent, Gary Humm to Boatshed Essex. He’s really looking forward to helping you find Beneteau boats for sale, Fairline, Jeanneau, and Quicksilver motor boats for sale too. Gary will be dealing with boats for sale in the coastal town of Brightlingsea on the “Tendring Peninsula”.

Recommended Narrowboat Books

Recommended Narrowboat Books

Wednesday, 09 May 2012

When I’m not looking for narrowboats for sale, canal boats for sale, project boats and barges for sale to list on our website I like to get my nose stuck into a narrowboat book. Sell my Boat.

Celebrate the best of the Broads

Celebrate the best of the Broads

Tuesday, 08 May 2012

The countdown is on to the biggest ever Broads Outdoors Festival, which opened on Saturday 5th May 2012 at Whitlingham Country Park with a lively day of music, activities and family fun. The festival showcases the best of outdoor activities available throughout the Broads and offers visitors the chance to do things they might not otherwise do and see things they might not otherwise see.

2012 X- Yachts Regatta - Solent Cup.

2012 X- Yachts Regatta - Solent Cup.

Tuesday, 08 May 2012

The weekend of the 5th and 6th of May saw the X-Yachts Regatta-Solent Cup being hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club. A total of 21 yachts entered the two day five race event. Peter Delbridge of www.boatshedhamble.com was racing on "S X Girl" an X-37 owned by Noj (John) White in the Open Sports Class B . Another boat in this class was "In-X-Celsis" owned and raced by Peter Jones. At the end of the weekend she was the winning boat, she is also for sale through Boatshed Hamble.com.

Nautical season in Croatia

Nautical season in Croatia

Tuesday, 08 May 2012

This years nautical season in Croatia has already started. Weather has improved significantly, temperatures are higher and even first swimmers have been spotted. This is visible in many ways, from various boatshows, busy marinas, nautical magazines and news from nautical industry. Some of major Croatian boatshows like Zagreb boat show and Croatia boat show in Split are already behind us, and others will be opened soon like Adriatic Boat Show Sibenik and Fiumanka Sailing Show in Rijeka. These events are very good opportunity for us to meet various colleagues and discuss business trends and possibilities for cooperation. Despite the economic recession which is still present most of them showing moderate signs of optimism. Charter companies, Sailing schools and Marina owners are of course more satisfied than boatbuilders, boat dealers and brokers but all of them share hope that better times are coming. The ideally laid out islands, that are separated by no more than 10 nautical miles and about 1500 bays and ports, makes the Croatian Adriatic equally as ideal for sailing under full sail as it is for cruising on motor boats.The 56 modern marinas with around 16,000 wet berths and 5,500 dry berths are available all year round. In the majority of these marinas it is possible to hire a yacht, organise professional sailing courses or find a suitable used boat available for sale. We are expecting various new attractive listings in the near future so please check our pages. www.boatshedcroatia.com Contact us if you have an enquiry.

London 2012: Olympic torchbearer to abseil Grimsby's Dock Tower

London 2012: Olympic torchbearer to abseil Grimsby's Dock Tower

Sunday, 06 May 2012

The Grimsby Dock Tower has dominated the town's skyline since it was built in 1852 A torchbearer will abseil down Grimsby's Dock Tower with the Olympic flame when it comes to the Humber region next year, it has been revealed. During four days in June 2012 the torch relay will make 11 stops in the area and two overnight stays.The procession will visit the East Riding on 18 and 19 June and northern Lincolnshire on 26 and 27 June. A torchbearer will run past the Humber Bridge, rather than over it, so the moment can be best captured on camera. The Dock Tower was built in 1852 and was based on the Palazzo Pubblico in Sienna, Italy. The abseil will take place on 27 June. The event will be observed by Boatshed Lincolnshire as we are based within sight of the tower which has been a seafarers landmark for many years.

New Instructions – Westerly Oceanquest For Sale

New Instructions – Westerly Oceanquest For Sale

Friday, 04 May 2012

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a rare and very well presented Westerly Oceanquest. This yacht is just superb and I would urge early viewings if you are looking for a really comfortable, clean, tidy yacht. When I met the owner onboard it was clear he was reluctant to sell her but what was equally apparent was the care and attention he has lavished on her. Many imajor items have been attended to including new standing rigging and new upholstery throughout. A new main with in boom reefing and electric winches makes sailing short handed a breeze. I’m looking forward to showing you onboard and appointments can be arranged in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

How to Choose a Marina in Essex

How to Choose a Marina in Essex

Thursday, 03 May 2012

It’s good fun looking for Moody yachts for sale, racing yachts for sale, Jeanneau boats for sale and Etaps for sale in Essex. However, your dream boat may not come with a berth, and even if it does you may still like to look around for a different marina closer to home.

New Instructions – Westerly Konsort For Sale

New Instructions – Westerly Konsort For Sale

Wednesday, 02 May 2012

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale Westerly Konsort. The Konsort was in production from 1979 to 1992 and a total of 704 were built making it the second most successful Westerly after the Centaur. The rig is fairly small by modem standards which can be a bit of a hindrance in light airs, but allows one to carry full sail at the top end of force 4. She is a stiff boat, and given a decent wind can see off a good few cruiser/racers. This example has been used regularly but is now reluctantly for sale. She is in need of some updating but these are really great boats even by modern standards so it’ll be worth the effort. Appointments to view can be arranged in advance and are generally available 6-days a week. Please book directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

New Instructions – Westerly Griffon For Sale

New Instructions – Westerly Griffon For Sale

Wednesday, 02 May 2012

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a fine Westerly Griffon. Some 329 Griffons were built and it is certainly more roomier than its predecessor, the Centaur. This example is presented very well - clean and tidy throughout and clearly well cared for. Headlinings and keel stubs have been sorted out already and the sails are quite recent too. These are really great yachts and I recommend early viewing of this example. Appointments to view can be arranged in advance and are generally available 6-days a week. Please book directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

Canalway Cavalcade 2012

Canalway Cavalcade 2012

Wednesday, 02 May 2012

The first May bank holiday means the IWA Canalway Cavalcade again! It’s time for us to get down to London and display our list of narrowboats for sale, canal boats for sale, project boats and barges for sale on the Grand Union. We’re looking forward to seeing lots of boats and meeting other boaters.

TrawlerFest Anacortes – May 17-19

TrawlerFest Anacortes – May 17-19

Tuesday, 01 May 2012

Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle is exhibiting in PassageMaker’s 2012 TrawlerFest - Anacortes!

Chichester Harbour Events - May

Chichester Harbour Events - May

Monday, 30 April 2012

May is the start of the Terror sailing trips. A few of the trips have already sold out and others are down to just a few tickets. In addition we will be celebrating 30 years of walking Chichester Harbour during our Festival of Harbour Walks. There are just a few places left each day, so if you can join us please call 01243 513275 today to book your place.

New Instructions – Refitted Sealine S360 Ambassador For Sale

New Instructions – Refitted Sealine S360 Ambassador For Sale

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale an exceptional Sealine 360 Ambassador. This boat must to be seen to be believed. I have tried to convey as best as I can with the photos the exceptional quality of the four year refurbishment that this boat has under-gone, however to truly experience it you must step onboard. All traces of the old Sealine green carpets and dashboard are gone. Installed in 2008 in an immaculate engine bay are 270hp Cummins Mercruiser engines with just over 30 hours on each. She is beautifully and tastefully furnished throughout and everything is of the highest standard and quality. Could I fault this boat? No. If you are looking for a comfortable, near perfectly presented cruiser that you could ‘step on and go’ then this is the boat for you. I’m looking forward to showing you onboard and appointments can be arranged 7-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

RYA Sailability

RYA Sailability

Saturday, 28 April 2012

2 years ago, Boatshed Barcelona took part in an initiation to sailing for people with disabilities, organised by Sailability Catalunya. That was quite a gratifying experience: see our blog about that here.

Around the Sound for Horizons Childrens Sailing Charity

Around the Sound for Horizons Childrens Sailing Charity

Friday, 27 April 2012

Stephen and Gill from Boatshed Plymouth are pleased to support the Horizons Children's Sailing Charity which is based in Plymouth.

Lovely liveaboard narrowboat

Lovely liveaboard narrowboat

Friday, 27 April 2012

This lovely 50ft Trad Stern Narrowboat is perfect for living aboard.

Warning - river conditions Thames

Warning - river conditions Thames

Thursday, 26 April 2012

If you are planning to be out and about this weekend on the Thames in the delightful April weather we are having please be aware of the river conditions. The warning boards are out...

Now They Got No Use for a Shanty Man

Now They Got No Use for a Shanty Man

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Ahoy there me hearties; we’ve got Jeanneau boats for sale, Sadler yachts for sale, Bavaria cruisers for sale and Etap yachts for sale. In fact we have quite a selection of sailing boats and yachts for sale in Essex; but how different these modern designs are to the sail boats of yesteryear. The Cutty Sark will be officially re-opened today, and that got me to thinking about how sailing has changed.