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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.


Red Bull Sailing Team announces its return to the Extreme Sailing Series™

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

© Dean Treml For Red Bull Content Pool

British Motor Yacht Show 2017

Monday, 20 February 2017

Princess S60 Sports Yacht

UK Flying Fifteen Association celebrates 70th anniversary

Monday, 20 February 2017

Coweslip – Uffas Workforce. Image: Beken of Cowes

3 Towpath Dates That Your Valentine Will Love

3 Towpath Dates That Your Valentine Will Love

Monday, 06 February 2017

Maybe you’re into canals and narrowboats, or maybe you’d rather be on a motor boat or yacht, but you just can’t get down to the coast this weekend: These tips from the towpath will give you some unusual date ideas to impress the one you love this weekend.

 What our customers say about using Boatshed to sell and buy a boat

What our customers say about using Boatshed to sell and buy a boat

Friday, 23 December 2016

We love it when we receive feedback from buyers or sellers as it helps us to ensure that we are offering the best service that we can, below are some of the comments we have received recently.

How to prepare your boat for sale

How to prepare your boat for sale

Monday, 21 November 2016

You've come to the decision to sell your pride and joy, contacted your local Boatshed broker to get her listed, but what are you going to do to make your boat look fabulous to potential buyers? Boatshed brokers share their top tips, based on their personal experiences, for getting your boat looking swell to sell.

What our customers say about using Boatshed to sell and buy a boat

What our customers say about using Boatshed to sell and buy a boat

Monday, 14 November 2016

We love it when we receive feedback from buyers or sellers as it helps us to ensure that we are offering the best service that we can, below are some of the comments we have received recently.

From the Galley - Mozambique Tuna Curry

From the Galley - Mozambique Tuna Curry

Thursday, 10 November 2016

This is fresh and fiery curry which was first cooked for us on Guernsey in the Channel Isles. Its a wet curry with lots of fresh tasting juices, the ginger gives a nice bit of heat and the tuna is really tender.

Jeanne Socrates and her journey around the World - part 1

Jeanne Socrates and her journey around the World - part 1

Monday, 07 November 2016

Friend of Boatshed, Jeanne Socrates has already cast off on her 3rd attempt to sail around the world non stop and single handed - although the last two weeks haven't been easy going and she has had to retrace steps for some urgent repairs.

Can he do it...We believe he can!

Can he do it...We believe he can!

Saturday, 05 November 2016

Boatshed Portsmouth were very lucky to be able to attend a leaving party for Alex last week in his home town of Gosport where he talked about his aims for his Vendée Globe round-the-world single-handed yacht race 2016.

360 Virtual Tours

360 Virtual Tours

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Waterline Boats is pleased to announce another BIG advancement of the Boatshed System! With Boatshed we already offer the most appealing, informative and effective boat listing presentations. We know from experience that potential buyers want to understand a boat — "what is it like to be aboard, and how does the boat’s layout work for me?”. While our 80 standard photos and video earn enthusiastic praise from customers, technology now allows us to answer these questions even better — with 360 Virtual Tours!

6 Spooky Ways That Narrowboats Help London’s Communities

6 Spooky Ways That Narrowboats Help London’s Communities

Monday, 24 October 2016

Each year the London Canal Museum celebrates Halloween in partnership with three community boating organisations: Camden Canals and Narrowboat Association, The Pirate Castle and Angel Islington, who offer a trip through the 193 year old Islington Tunnel in a spooky decorated boat. Kids on board receive sweets and a glow-stick and an opportunity to meet a witch!

Boatshed meets....Jeanne Socrates, World Record Holder.

Boatshed meets....Jeanne Socrates, World Record Holder.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Back in March we chatted to Jeanne Socrates. Jeanne holds the Guinness World Record as the Oldest Person to sail single-handedly around the world and later this month will be attempting her third solo non-stop circumnavigation of the World. (Jeanne is 74 years young!)

Windward Islands

Windward Islands

Friday, 07 October 2016
Enter your boat into the next BoatBid auction running December 9th

Enter your boat into the next BoatBid auction running December 9th

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

If you are thinking of entering your boat into December's BoatBid online boat auction, the time to do that is now so that she will appear in the BoatBid catalogue that is published on November 9th.

WELL DONE - ANDREA DREW

WELL DONE - ANDREA DREW

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

One of our Brokers, ANDREA DREW, helps out with Thundercat Racing in her spare time and has recently been awarded the following by the RYA:

BoatBid auction NOW OPEN!

BoatBid auction NOW OPEN!

Friday, 16 September 2016

Bidding has just begun for the September 2016 European Boatbid.

400 Miles on the Emergency Tiller.

400 Miles on the Emergency Tiller.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

A trip to the Azores 1000nM away from Gibraltar has been on my bucket list for the last three years. Every yachtsman who has ever been there tell me of the natural beauty of the islands and the friendliness of the islanders so on the 1st Aug Citadel with a crew of five (including my brave daughter Kim) slipped out of her berth at Queensway Quay Marina and headed west out of the Straits into a freshening SW breeze. With short tacks off the northern side of the Straits to keep clear of the Traffic Separation Zone we were soon heading out past Barbate and a first comfortable night at sea. The following afternoon we picked up the NE trade winds and headed out towards and beyond Cape St. VIncent. This was to be the worst night of all the 15 nights that in total we spent at sea. The wind increased to 25 and sometimes 30 knots and the seas were very confused with waves of up to 4/5 metres in height. We were getting wet and the boat was slamming with such force into the seas that at times I feared she would come apart. The following day conditions improved and we were once again moving in reducing wind and seas. A late breakfast with bacon butties banished that green feeling and no one was ever sick again all the way to Ponta Delgada.

See you from Friday at Southampton Boat Show 2016

See you from Friday at Southampton Boat Show 2016

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

At Boatshed we are all getting excited to meet you at Southampton Boat Show from this Friday 16th until Sunday 26th September 2016.

BoatBid auction starts this Friday September 16th 2016.

BoatBid auction starts this Friday September 16th 2016.

Monday, 12 September 2016

With over 50 lots, the September Boatbid boat auction has something for everyone. If you haven't taken a look at the online catalogue, you should do so now.