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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.


Boatshed meets....Dave Cullen, an Irish legend in the World of Sailing

Boatshed meets....Dave Cullen, an Irish legend in the World of Sailing

Monday, 01 February 2016

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.

How to buy a boat with BoatBid.com boat auctions

How to buy a boat with BoatBid.com boat auctions

Friday, 29 January 2016

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.

Struggling To Get On The Property Ladder? Considered A Live-Aboard?

Struggling To Get On The Property Ladder? Considered A Live-Aboard?

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

There is no doubt that we live in a beautiful part of the country down here in the South West and, as a result, a lot of people aspire to own their own property in the area. But with a shortage of affordable housing and house prices predicted to rise even further over the next three years, it can be a struggle to get on the property ladder whatever your circumstances.

Why choose Boatshed to sell your boat?

Why choose Boatshed to sell your boat?

Friday, 22 January 2016

Listing and selling boats quickly; precisely matching sellers and buyers to save time and avoid disappointment; and adding real value to our customers ahead of the competition, are at the heart of what Boatshed is all about!

Boatshed 2016 Broker Awards

Boatshed 2016 Broker Awards

Thursday, 14 January 2016

At the recent 2016 Boatshed Broker Conference held over 2 days, with Boatshed brokers attending from all over the world, a wide variety of workshops and hot topics were discussed. The Boatshed Awards were held on the evening of the first day and Jo Dixie-Goodwin from PSP World-wide Logistics was invited to present the awards.

Spotlight on bespoke Pilot Cutter 65

Spotlight on bespoke Pilot Cutter 65

Wednesday, 06 January 2016

This week the spotlight is on a magnificent bespoke Pilot Cutter 65, built in 2013 with 8 sleeping berths, 3 heads, air conditioning and an on deck Jacuzzi.

56 point boat check

56 point boat check

Thursday, 24 December 2015

At Boatshed we are always thinking of ways to help people sell their boats more efficiently and providing a better service to both seller and purchaser.

A very Merry Christmas to you all

A very Merry Christmas to you all

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

From all at Boatshed, we wish you all a very, very, very merry Christmas.

Fancy a dip this Christmas?

Fancy a dip this Christmas?

Friday, 18 December 2015

If you fancy a dip in the sea at Christmas, you are either brave/daft or raising money for charity – after all who would want to leave the comfort of their over warm homes to jump into icy waters if it wasn’t for charity!?

Buy Boats with Bitcoin at Boatshed

Buy Boats with Bitcoin at Boatshed

Thursday, 17 December 2015

With the increased popularity of Bitcoin and Barclays Bank now set to start accepting the "virtual" currency. Boatshed wanted to get ahead of the curve and offer "Bitcoin" as a currency choice when buying a boat. This is a first for the marine industry and makes a great PR story for us.

Boatshed meets....Hannah Diamond who hopes to be bring a Gold Medal home from the Rio Olympics 2016.

Boatshed meets....Hannah Diamond who hopes to be bring a Gold Medal home from the Rio Olympics 2016.

Friday, 11 December 2015

John Gimson and Hannah Diamond teamed up in November 2014. They sail a Nacra 17, which is the new mixed multihull for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. They are serious contenders for bringing home a medal.

Boatshed Preferred Partners - A Day in the life of a Marine Insurance Company

Boatshed Preferred Partners - A Day in the life of a Marine Insurance Company

Wednesday, 09 December 2015

In our new Worcester ‘centre of excellence’ office, where we offer a consistent and seamless service from the heart of the country.

5 Surprising Gift Ideas for Canal Boaters by Canal Boaters

5 Surprising Gift Ideas for Canal Boaters by Canal Boaters

Wednesday, 09 December 2015

It’s that time of year again, when we wonder how to surprise the canal enthusiasts in our lives. You can easily pick up the usual coal scuttles, kettles and Buckby cans painted with roses and castles for those who love traditional folk art, but around the roving traders canal markets this year I have noticed many more unusual gift ideas, made by boaters who live aboard. Here are five floating businesses who offer some creative ideas for Christmas presents.

Christmas Sails and New Year Adventures

Christmas Sails and New Year Adventures

Tuesday, 08 December 2015

With all the talk of tinsel and turkey about to begin, we must not forget that enjoying time on the water happens whatever the weather.

Boatshed Preferred Partners - A day in the life of a Sail Maker!

Boatshed Preferred Partners - A day in the life of a Sail Maker!

Friday, 30 October 2015

I recently published a blog explaining how our Preferred Partners Scheme works. As a follow on A day in the life of series was born, starting with.... A day if the life of a Sail Maker!

Are These the Five Spookiest #Canals This #Halloween?

Are These the Five Spookiest #Canals This #Halloween?

Friday, 23 October 2015

Boating charities and waterways attractions offer a variety of eerie entertainment choices around this time of year, for those who love narrowboats and canals.

Three Ways to Entertain the Kids This #Halloween

Three Ways to Entertain the Kids This #Halloween

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

If Halloween just makes you think of costumes, parties, pumpkins and sweets then perhaps you haven’t thought of taking your little ones to London’s canals on 31st October? If you fancy an outing with a difference that the whole family can enjoy then here’s how to do something this Halloween that your kids will love.

Fowey: A Nautical Destination

Fowey: A Nautical Destination

Monday, 19 October 2015

A few weeks ago the Boatshed team decided to pull into Fowey. We didn’t quite realise that it was also the Fowey Regatta, so this made things a little busier than normal. If you have never visited Fowey, I can strongly recommend it. It seems to be a completely boat mad place. In fact, salt seems to be wired into the population’s DNA as I think you would be hard pressed to find a more nautically keen location in the UK. Everything about it says boats and boating. What we really liked was the very practical traditional approach to sailing and motor boating.

Visit Boatshed at the Southampton Boat show 2015

Visit Boatshed at the Southampton Boat show 2015

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Europe’s largest festival of boating sails into Southampton and Boatshed.com are on their regular stand BO53 enjoying the fun. The Southampton Boat Show is now Europe’s largest outdoor festival of boating with over 2km of pontoons . Now in its 47th year, the Southampton Boat Show offers a host of attractions for the whole family to experience, from exploring rock pools, corals and anemones in the Show’s purpose built Aquarium, through to the largest number of ‘on-the-water’ activities ever offered at the Show This includes the tall ship Earl of Pembroke, straight from the completion of its full restoration and refit.

Look Insurance and Boatshed join forces to announce new partnership scheme

Look Insurance and Boatshed join forces to announce new partnership scheme

Wednesday, 09 September 2015

Look insurance Services today announce it has entered into a strategic partnership with Boatshed. The partnership scheme will see Look insurance Services providing yacht insurance quotations for Boatshed UK clients and allows a special discount for Boatshed UK customers. The agreement allows the discount to be continued throughout the life of the policy.