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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.


From the Galley - Competition to win a Thermal Cooker from Mr D's cookware

From the Galley - Competition to win a Thermal Cooker from Mr D's cookware

Thursday, 07 July 2016

We have been fans of Mr D's thermal cooker for as long as we can remember. Simple, easy and perfect when on the water (or when camping!) so we thought we'd offer you a chance to win a brand new 3L Thermal Cooker by simply submitting a recipe for us to try.

Alex Round Britain Challenge - Ahoy from Stornoway

Alex Round Britain Challenge - Ahoy from Stornoway

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Alex Luddington's mission is to sail round "Britain to Starboard" in his Contessa 33 to raise money to make awareness of Hodgkin Lymphomas. Alex has now reached the north of the Outer Hebrides and Stornoway and plans now to do the passage back over to the main land of Scotland.

New Boats - the Rib-X Range

New Boats - the Rib-X Range

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Calling all team members!

Hollywood spotlight on a beautiful 65' Schooner

Hollywood spotlight on a beautiful 65' Schooner

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

This week we are turing the spotlight to a Custom Staysail Schooner which is currently lying San Diego, California.

Irish Quarter Tonner Champions now competing at Cowes

Irish Quarter Tonner Champions now competing at Cowes

Thursday, 16 June 2016

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.

Island hopping adventures in the Isles of Scillies with the Coastal Weekender

Island hopping adventures in the Isles of Scillies with the Coastal Weekender

Friday, 10 June 2016

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.

Preferred Partners Scheme  ‘Bringing down the cost of boat ownership’

Preferred Partners Scheme ‘Bringing down the cost of boat ownership’

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

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.

BRITAIN TO STARBOARD

BRITAIN TO STARBOARD

Friday, 13 May 2016

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.

Let Boatshed make the search for your ideal boat easy

Let Boatshed make the search for your ideal boat easy

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

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.

Jump aboard a Round Britain Voyage and help raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support

Jump aboard a Round Britain Voyage and help raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support

Monday, 25 April 2016

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!

Are you a superstitious sailor?

Are you a superstitious sailor?

Monday, 11 April 2016

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.

The Ocean Village/Boatshed Gibraltar Morocco Yacht Rally Gathers Momentum.

Thursday, 31 March 2016

The Ocean Village/Boatshed Gibraltar Morocco Yacht Rally Gathers Momentum.

How Safe is Your Canal Boat from Fire?

How Safe is Your Canal Boat from Fire?

Thursday, 31 March 2016

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.

Under the Bonnet - Are you using all the new features?

Under the Bonnet - Are you using all the new features?

Thursday, 24 March 2016

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 Narrowboater’s Guide to Easter 2016

The Narrowboater’s Guide to Easter 2016

Monday, 21 March 2016

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.

From the Galley - CAMEMBERT AND SPINACH TORTILLA

From the Galley - CAMEMBERT AND SPINACH TORTILLA

Thursday, 03 March 2016

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'

Tropical islands and Caribbean sailing

Tropical islands and Caribbean sailing

Wednesday, 02 March 2016

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!

Great lunchtime treat...

Great lunchtime treat...

Friday, 19 February 2016

If you're on the Isle of Wight visit 'The Breeze Restaurant' at Island Harbour Marina....

Dublin Bay Spring Chicken 2016 Weekly Racing Report

Dublin Bay Spring Chicken 2016 Weekly Racing Report

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

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.

5 Surprising Things Found in England's Canals

5 Surprising Things Found in England's Canals

Monday, 15 February 2016

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.