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.
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This week we are turing the spotlight to a Custom Staysail Schooner which is currently lying San Diego, California.
The completely black Quarter Tonner "Cartoon", skippered by Ken Lawless from Boatshed Ireland and Sybil McCormack recent Champions of the Irish National Quarter Tonner Championships.
This 11 route adventure in the Isles of Scilly, 28 miles west of lands end is the ultimate trip to get away from it all. There are 5 main islands and numerous other small rocky, sandy outcrops. The Coastal Weekender's low draft makes this the perfect boat to go island hopping.
Another thing we are committed to at Boatshed is reducing the costs of boat ownership for our customers. Boat buyers will, typically, spend about 20% of the price of a boat on necessary equipment, products and services within the first 12 months of ownership. This expenditure can be considerable and is often overlooked by other brokers. Our Preferred Partners Scheme is aimed at reducing this expenditure and thereby the overall cost of boat ownership for Boatshed customers.
Boatshed Wales are proud to announce their support of Alex Luddington, who has been involved and helped out in the past at our Cardiff Office. He is sailing round Britain singlehandedly in aid of www.Francescasresearchfund.co.uk This is a charity that Alex’s family friend Francesca , who he describes as “like my little sister”, was inspired to create with the aim of raising money to support research and awareness into Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Sadly Francesca lost her battle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma a few days before her 10th birthday. She had asked Alex if he would sail around the world but he thought it was a bit ambitious for his first big voyage and they agreed to compromise on him sailing round Britain to raise money for her charity.
Are you using Boatshed's new 'Saved Searches' tool. Quite simply, when looking for a boat on any Boatshed website, you can save your search and then receive a e-mail when a new boat/s matches your requirements.
Imagine sailing around our wonderful coastline, enjoying the ever-changing scenery and wildlife, experiencing the challenges of tidal currents, rocks and sand banks, and entering our many historical ports from the sea. Whilst being part of a fundraising venture for Macmillan Cancer Support? Well imagine no more!
There are quite a few superstitions around sailing, do you take any notice of them, or are you always ensuring that you keep on the good side of Lady Luck?
The Ocean Village/Boatshed Gibraltar Morocco Yacht Rally Gathers Momentum.
In January a man died in a boat fire on the canal in Bradford on Avon. The tragedy was reported in the local and national press. Several fire crews from the surrounding area attended the blaze but could not save the man. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but it is suspected to be an accident, and floral tributes have been left on the towpath.
We want our customers to feel valued, informed and, well…… loved. Instead of us keeping all the useful information about boat sales to ourselves, we have developed some tools to allow our customers to keep themselves informed whilst selling a boat and when looking for a new boat.
The Easter bank holiday weekend is often a busy time on the canals. As long as the weather is good it’s a great opportunity for the firstcruise of the season, and trip boats and boat owners alike all chug cheerfully past nodding daffodils and busy beer gardens. But if you’re not out boating on your own boat here are six great ways to enjoy Easter on the canals.
With Mother's Day on Sunday, this would be an ideal lunch to serve onboard if you are planning a day on the water as a Mother's Day treat - alternatively, even if there isn't a mum onboard - you will really enjoy this easy to make dish 'from the galley'
Wow, what an amazing few days sailing in the BVI's sailing onboard this Fountaine Pajot Saba 50. The BVI's are amazing to sail around, lots of islands within easy reach, great temperature, you don't need huge change of clothes as its warm enough to live in your bikini! We only visited a few places, you could spend months!
If you're on the Isle of Wight visit 'The Breeze Restaurant' at Island Harbour Marina....
Each Sunday, Boatshed Ireland will bring you a racing report and photos from Dublin Bay's 'Spring Chicken' Series 2016. After last week's cancellation, racing got under way this Valentine's morning in cloudy conditions with an easterly gusting to 30+knots and with some nice waves rolling into the bay. The sleet changed into sunshine and PRO Henry Leonard set a W/L course with a .9 mile beat into a flooding tide for the 28 boat fleet.
Last month The Daily Mash claimed that hundreds of lost indie bands had been discovered in Camden Lock after it was drained for repairs. The bands were thought to have stumbled into the canal while drunk and wearing shades at night.
If you have ever had the fortune to meet Dave Cullen, you would never forget it. On land his bubbly personality, warmth and generous spirit make him a great companion to enjoy a drink or three with. However once on the water it's his determination and skill that mark him as one of Ireland's best sailors.
BoatBid enables the boat buyer to bid with the confidence that any boat can be surveyed and sea trialed before you make the decision to purchase. The transaction is handled by one of Boatshed's brokers.