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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
9 Months Alone At Sea, 30,000 Miles Non-Stop, No Modern Technology, Southern Ocean!
The April BoatBid auction will run from the 13th to the 17th April.
The February BoatBid auction is open.
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.
Boatshed Texas & Boatshed.com 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 Published
February BoatBid - Entries Close 31/12/2017
Entries Close 24th December.
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 - Place Your Bid!
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.