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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.


Meet Jan: She loves boats!

Meet Jan: She loves boats!

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

We are happy to welcome a new member to the Boatshed team this year. Jan Knox has been helping us out at Boatshed Grand Union and has just taken over the Boatshed London brokerage.

Valentines Lonely Hearts Column

Valentines Lonely Hearts Column

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

You may already know that Birmingham has more canals than Venice, so don’t think that you need an Italian Gondola to put the romance back into your life. If you are still looking for The One these boats for sale on or near the Grand Union canal are looking for new experiences with the right steerer.

Buy a boat through us and get complimentary membership of the RNLI

Buy a boat through us and get complimentary membership of the RNLI

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Boatshed is pleased to be a member of the RNLI Ambassador Scheme. Anyone who buys a boat or sells a boat through us is entitled to one year's complimentary Offshore Membership of the RNLI.

Confused by Facebook? Try this tip.

Confused by Facebook? Try this tip.

Wednesday, 02 January 2013

Are you confused by Facebook? So am I sometimes. It took me ages to figure out that when you look at your home feed it usually chooses ‘top stories’ for you, instead of the most recent ones. Now I usually select ‘most recent’ myself.

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston is the first man to sail solo, non-stop around the world

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston is the first man to sail solo, non-stop around the world

Friday, 21 December 2012

In April 2009 he celebrated the 40th anniversary of his return to Falmouth in Suhaili, 312 days after setting sail on a voyage no one else had ever accomplished. In 2007 he completed his second solo circumnavigation as a competitor in the VELUX 5 OCEANS race. Sir Robin is the founder and Chairman of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and is an inspirational figurehead to those who undertake this challenge of a lifetime. “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Modern Boat Engines: Which is best?

Modern Boat Engines: Which is best?

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Since the 1990’s diesel engines have become more advanced, refined and complex. Popular makes are now Lister, Isuzu, Vetus, Kubota, Beta Marine, Barrus, Lombardini, Yanmar, Nanni and Thornycroft.

Boat Retailers and Brokers Code of Practice

Boat Retailers and Brokers Code of Practice

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

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Boat Donation Programme launched by Sail 4 Cancer

Boat Donation Programme launched by Sail 4 Cancer

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Sail 4 Cancer has announced a new boat donation campaign which allows people to dispose of their boats whilst getting significant tax benefits.

NEW Boatshed Safety Shop

NEW Boatshed Safety Shop

Friday, 03 August 2012

Nobody knows the importance of having the right safety equipment onboard better than our own Directors, Neil and Mandy Chapman, they were rescued by the RNLI in the Bay of Biscay in October 1998 when their boat rolled 360 degrees, this was a life changing experience for Neil and Mandy who fortunately did have the correct safety equipment and who credit the event as being responsible for the creation of Boatshed.

New brokerage service for the Inland Waterways

New brokerage service for the Inland Waterways

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

British Waterways Marinas Ltd, one of the largest marina operators in the country, has appointed Boatshed.com as its sole provider of brokerage at its marinas in the South and West.

The Olympic Sailing Begins!

The Olympic Sailing Begins!

Sunday, 29 July 2012

The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) has taken temporary ownership of the Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Village in Portland. 700 athletes and 550 officials will stay at the Sailing Village, with about half that number using the accommodation during the Paralympic Games.

Fast Fisher Frenzy at Boatshed Port Solent!

Fast Fisher Frenzy at Boatshed Port Solent!

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Now that the good weather is back it may be time to hang that sign on the shed door... “Gone Fishin”

Boat of the Moment: Snapdragon 24

Boat of the Moment: Snapdragon 24

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Our boat of the moment is this Snapdragon 24. She has been very well cared for, and is in commission ready to use.

Over 70 USED RIBS for sale with Boatshed.com

Over 70 USED RIBS for sale with Boatshed.com

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Boatshed.com International boat & yacht brokers have over 70 RIBS for sale, from 2.85 meters to 10.5 meters.

Linslade Canal Festival 2012

Linslade Canal Festival 2012

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Could this be the first sunny canal festival of the year? This Saturday is the 10th Linslade Canal Festival, a free community event promoting rural arts and crafts, conservation, canal life and the heritage of the town's green spaces. It is organised by Leighton-Linslade Town Council and supported by Central Bedfordshire Council and The Canal and River Trust. You will find Linslade on the Grand Union Canal, on the Bedfordshire-Buckinghamshire border.

Marked Down, Price Cut, Recently Reduced!

Marked Down, Price Cut, Recently Reduced!

Saturday, 21 July 2012

However you say it, this is the perfect time for boat shoppers to buy! Our sellers are motivated and it shows with many recent price reductions in our inventory.

Boatshed Inland Launches Free ebook: Living on a Boat

Boatshed Inland Launches Free ebook: Living on a Boat

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Over the years that Boatshed Grand Union has been selling boats on the inland waterways, several questions have recurred time and time again.

'Push the Boat Out' day: 21st July

'Push the Boat Out' day: 21st July

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

To celebrate London 2012 there’s a special day to get lots of British boats out on to the water.

Take a bow....

Take a bow....

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Boatshed North Wales have some cracking bowriders for sale on brokerage, all waiting to put in a good performance for their new owners.

Hot Boat at a Hot Price!

Hot Boat at a Hot Price!

Monday, 16 July 2012

Ranger Tugs R-29 — a hot boat at a hot price. Recently-reduced and the best-priced, most well-equipped R-29 anywhere. Waterline Boats took this boat on trade, has it in in its inventory and needs it sold. If you’re in the market for a trailerable trawler then don’t miss this rare opportunity. Available with or without its trailer. Need it delivered to Florida or Texas or New York? Talk with us. 206 282 0110 Ranger Tugs R-29