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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.

The Rising Importance of the ‘Boat Ladder’

Friday, 16 March 2018

Activity in the boat sector is on the rise in some major markets but not the UK, according to statistics from International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA). In France, for example, used-boat purchases were up 5% last year to 65,000.

The importance of maintaining your boat’s gelcoat

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Many people think of gelcoat simply as something that keeps their boat looking good, adding a smooth shine and containing the pigment that gives your boat its signature colour. But every time you bump up against a pier, moor up in strong sunshine or step on deck with sharp grit in the sole of your shoes, it’s gelcoat that works hard to protect your boat from damage, moisture and UV light.

Helping with the cost of boat ownership

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

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 Program is aimed at reducing this expenditure and thereby the overall cost of boat ownership for Boatshed customers.

Easter at Emirates Spinnaker Tower

Sunday, 11 March 2018


Suzuki launches new WATERGRIP propellers

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Suzuki has announced the introduction of a bespoke range of performance propellers for its ultimate four stroke outboards.

The new propeller range will be known as WATERGRIP and will provide Suzuki outboards with the ultimate performance with their new features.

Boatshed Houseboats

Friday, 09 March 2018

Executive Summary: In a market where younger households are competing for increasingly expensive housing, houseboats offer an appealing economic alternative. As a result, the demand for houseboats is growing across Europe, providing the first step on the property ladder for many young families.

Golden Globe Race

Friday, 16 February 2018

9 Months Alone At Sea, 30,000 Miles Non-Stop, No Modern Technology, Southern Ocean!

April BoatBid Auction

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

The April BoatBid auction will run from the 13th to the 17th April.

February BoatBid - Auction Open!

Friday, 09 February 2018

The February BoatBid auction is open.

Marine Results project manages new carbon rig for resurrected ‘Maiden’

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Specialist superyacht rigging, systems and survey company Marine Results has been selected to supply rigging systems to the iconic round the world yacht Maiden during her complete refit for her new life as part of Tracy Edwards’ Maiden Factor project.

Maiden, which is once again hitting headlines, achieved international fame when she took part in the 1989/90 Whitbread Round the World race with the first ever all-female crew on board.

Volvo Round Ireland Yacht Race 2018

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Volvo Round Ireland Launch – From left to right – Denise Cummins – Commodore Wicklow Sailing Club, Kyran O’Grady – Wicklow Sailing Club, Theo Phelan – Race Director Wicklow Sailing Club, Roisin Hennessy – Chairperson Volvo Round Ireland Committee & David Thomas – Managing Director Volvo Cars Ireland

Vanishing Sail Film to be featured in Austin, Texas

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Boatshed Texas & are proud to be Ambassadors & Co Sponsors of the upcoming Award Winning Film Documentary of 'Vanishing Sail' the story of traditional boat building in the Caribbean Islands of Curacao & The Grenadines, please join us in celebrating and supporting this film to be shown on January 27th at 6pm hosted by SailATX and the Bullock History Museum, Austin Texas.

February BoatBid - Catalogue Open

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

February BoatBid - Catalogue Published

February BoatBid - Don't Forget To Enter!

Friday, 22 December 2017

February BoatBid - Entries Close 31/12/2017

February BoatBid - Open To Entries

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Entries Close 24th December.

Simrad GO12 XSE / GO7 XSR

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

The Simrad GO12 XSE and GO7 XSR are the newest additions to the GO standalone chartplotter series.

Loaded with the latest boating technologies, the GO12 XSE offers a new, 12-inch display option for the GO Series, while the upgraded GO7 XSR features a restyled, glass-helm design, along with radar compatibility, not previously available on the GO7 XSE.

December Boatbid - Auction Open!

Friday, 08 December 2017

December Boatbid - Place Your Bid!

Clipper Race yacht salvage operation update

Thursday, 30 November 2017

The mast has now been lowered gently using scaffolding tower. Image: Clipper Race

Colvic Countess 33 for sale for cancer respite charity

Friday, 24 November 2017

This Colvic Countess 33 was donated to Sail 4 Cancer and is for sale with Boatshed Scotland. All proceeds go to help cancer affected families. She was generously gifted to Sail 4 Cancer by Chris Woods on behalf of the Keith Black Will Trust and is currently lying ashore near Loch Fyne in Scotland.

Breeze coming on for leaders with Cape Town finish on the horizon

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Leg 02, Lisbon to Cape Town, day 19, morning on board Dongfeng. Photo by Jeremie Lecaudey/Volvo Ocean Race. 23 November, 2017. Image: Clipper Race