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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.


Mooring a Yacht – 7 Top Tips!

Mooring a Yacht – 7 Top Tips!

Thursday, 19 April 2012

A lot of the second hand boats we have for sale in Essex are sailing boats. We have Moody yachts for sale, racing yachts for sale, Jeanneau boats for sale and much more. When you’re thinking of berthing or mooring your yacht do you ever find yourself daunted by crowded conditions? Manoeuvring under sail is much easier in less crowded harbours. It can be quite intimidating with an audience watching you mooring and anchoring. However, all mooring and anchoring, under sail or power, should be done slowly, with an awareness of the wind and the tide.

Magnificent Fairline 50 for sale

Magnificent Fairline 50 for sale

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

I imagine every broker has a boat on their books that stands out above the rest, ..........Well here's mine.

BOATSHED POOLE HAVE RELOCATED OFFICES

BOATSHED POOLE HAVE RELOCATED OFFICES

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Boat of the Month – Botnia Targa 31

Boat of the Month – Botnia Targa 31

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Here is an ideal opportunity, courtesy of Boatshed Port Solent, to acquire one of the most well respected and sought-after boats afloat today!

Thinking of Selling Your Hovercraft?

Thinking of Selling Your Hovercraft?

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

We at Boatshed Port Solent like to keep a weather eye on the Queen’s Harbour Master’s Notices to Mariners. Now folks, Notices to Mariners are usually pretty boring, but if you take the trouble to look, you might even find a fun day out – look below and you may just see what I mean!

24th Empuriabrava Used Boat Show

24th Empuriabrava Used Boat Show

Monday, 16 April 2012

Despite a rather wet couple of days, in the middle of the week long show, the attendance was better than expected during the global financial crisis at the 24th Empuriabrava used boats show here in the Costa Brava, Spain. We managed to convince some owners that this is the prime time to try and attract the fewer buyers that are actively searching for a boat and to reduce the prices of their boats to sell in the current market.

New Instructions – Westerly Griffon For Sale

New Instructions – Westerly Griffon For Sale

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Boatshed Dartmouth are pleased to offer for sale an example of the ever popular Westerly Griffons. Just over 320 were built from 1979 to 1981 making this Griffon one of the last original Griffon 26’s built. Without doubt the Griffon is that bit bigger, faster and easier to handle than the Centaur. This one is presented clean and tidy throughout with just some of the headlinings needing attention. Appointments to view can be booked in advance and generally are available 6-days a week

Pacific Nor'West Boating & Our Halvorsen 32!

Pacific Nor'West Boating & Our Halvorsen 32!

Friday, 13 April 2012

Pacific Nor’West Boating – Adventuring Afloat in the Pacific Northwest is a new e-magazine and home to well-known editor and marine writer Chuck Gould!

Norfolk Broads Summer 2012 Events

Norfolk Broads Summer 2012 Events

Thursday, 12 April 2012

The sun is out and the new boating season has started! Boatshed Norfolk is looking forward to some great weekends on the Norfolk Broads at some of the events already planned for 2012. Make sure you have these dates in your diaries and we look forward to seeing customers both past and present out and about on the water:-

Narrowboat 30ft with Mooring

Narrowboat 30ft with Mooring

Thursday, 12 April 2012

We have had several new listings recently. This 30 foot narrowboat with Cruiser Stern comes with a mooring at Broxbourne.

Have You Heard About the RYA Active Marina Programme?

Have You Heard About the RYA Active Marina Programme?

Thursday, 12 April 2012

As you may well know, we are based at Fambridge Yacht Haven; a charming location on the River Crouch, set in the beautiful Essex countryside. Fambridge Yacht Haven have recently joined the RYA Active Marina Programme which aims to encourage Berth Holders and their crew to make the most of life with their boats. With the support of West Wick Yacht Club and local training centre First Class Sailing East Coast, the RYA are launching a new programme of free marina-based training workshops and social meet-ups. We were happy to be the broker that recently sold First Class Sailing East Coast one of their training yachts. There are a number of fun events scheduled throughout the summer, starting off with the programme launch and WWYC Open Day on 19th May. Boatshed Essex will be at the open day and all berth holders and their crew are invited.

Celtic Challenge

Celtic Challenge

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Some of Madoc Yacht Club members from Clwb Rhwyfo Porthmadog, North Wales will row from Arklow in Ireland to Aberystwyth as part of the Celtic Challenge sometime between May 4th-7th weather permitting. It’s a gruelling 100 mile race across the Irish sea.

The Boat House Cafe.

The Boat House Cafe.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

The Boat House Cafe at Swanwick marina is now open ! What has been known for years as the "Dog House" and then for a short period as "Valshedas" which closed earlier in the year has now risen from the ashes as a great waterside cafe / bar with great views across the River Hamble. Good service, good food and value for money is what Peter Delbridge of www.boatshedhamble.com has to say about it. Just look at my pictures and the current menu.

Why Not Top up the Canal at the Water Point?

Why Not Top up the Canal at the Water Point?

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

We still haven’t had enough rain to make all of our canals fully operational, with only 38% of the long term average rainfall for February being experienced in Southern England.

Boat of the Moment: Narrowboat 57ft with Mooring

Boat of the Moment: Narrowboat 57ft with Mooring

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Our boat of the moment is a new listing. She is a 57ft narrowboat built by Colecraft and has a mooring in Uxbridge.

Norfolk Constabulary War on Marine Crime

Norfolk Constabulary War on Marine Crime

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

The sun is out and the new boating season has begun and the Boatshed Norfolk team are out and about listing and undertaking viewings on the wide range of brokerage boats currently available.

The Dutch Tall Ship Fleet in Ipswich

The Dutch Tall Ship Fleet in Ipswich

Thursday, 05 April 2012

What an awesome sight for the residents of Ipswich Haven Marina to wake up to this Thursday morning. So many tall ships they're rafted 3 deep against the quayside at Ipswich.

Sailing is for Life: Not Just For Easter

Sailing is for Life: Not Just For Easter

Thursday, 05 April 2012

That’s right; you know you enjoy those long bank holiday weekends, sailing or boating with friends, but have you ever thought what you’re really buying in to?

GBR 2002 Yachts - Unique opportunity

GBR 2002 Yachts - Unique opportunity

Thursday, 05 April 2012

Cast your mind back to New Zealand 2002, after an absence of 16 Years, a Great Britain team re-entered the cauldron that is the America’s Cup.

New Instructions – Heir Island Sloop For Sale

New Instructions – Heir Island Sloop For Sale

Wednesday, 04 April 2012

Boatshed Dartmouth are pleased to offer for sale a beautifully crafted, UK built, performance, gaff-rigged Heir Island Sloop day boat. 23 boats have been built and most are sailed in SW Ireland and raced in Baltimore Harbour. When asked by the owner and co-builder to come and see this yacht for the first time I was struck by her good looks and attention to detail in the building of her. The Heir Island Sloop is unquestionably the finest designed and built gaff-rigged daysailer available – she is very pretty, sails like a dream and is beautifully finished. The hull is grp; deck, seats, coamings, spars are all hardwood timber (Iroko or Utile) and the fittings are all bronze or stainless steel. A more detailed brochure is available on request along with a review from Bill Mayher of Wooden Boat Magazine. This boat is in mint condition having been sailed for about an hour and the engine for about 15 minutes! The asking price is some £5000 under the intended UK new price.