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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.


Lovely liveaboard narrowboat

Lovely liveaboard narrowboat

Friday, 27 April 2012

This lovely 50ft Trad Stern Narrowboat is perfect for living aboard.

Warning - river conditions Thames

Warning - river conditions Thames

Thursday, 26 April 2012

If you are planning to be out and about this weekend on the Thames in the delightful April weather we are having please be aware of the river conditions. The warning boards are out...

Now They Got No Use for a Shanty Man

Now They Got No Use for a Shanty Man

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Ahoy there me hearties; we’ve got Jeanneau boats for sale, Sadler yachts for sale, Bavaria cruisers for sale and Etap yachts for sale. In fact we have quite a selection of sailing boats and yachts for sale in Essex; but how different these modern designs are to the sail boats of yesteryear. The Cutty Sark will be officially re-opened today, and that got me to thinking about how sailing has changed.

Raindrops and price drops.......

Raindrops and price drops.......

Thursday, 26 April 2012

April showers bring May flowers AND the official start of boating season! Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle will help prepare you for the 2012 Pacific Northwest boating season by helping you to find the right boat at the right price. Get started by checking out these recently Reduced vessels by clicking on their links below.

2012 Crick Boat Show: coming soon!

2012 Crick Boat Show: coming soon!

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

The 2012 Crick Boat Show will be a four-day show on 2nd-5th June 2012 and this year it includes some special celebrations for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. If you’re looking for a narrowboat for sale, a widebeam or barge for sale in the UK then it’s a great place to find out about all things boaty.

April Weather On The Thames

April Weather On The Thames

Monday, 23 April 2012

Everything from sunshine to hail!

New Instructions – RIB X Excite 2050 For Sale

New Instructions – RIB X Excite 2050 For Sale

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Boatshed Dartmouth are pleased to offer for sale a RIB X Excite – which is NOT a RIB at all! This is a good looking sports boat with plenty of cockpit seating – for fun or just lounging around on. She has only been lightly used and kept on launch and recovery service so you’ll see she has never even been anti-fouled. Appointments to view can be booked in advance and generally are available 6-days a week

New Instructions – Westerly Centaur For Sale

New Instructions – Westerly Centaur For Sale

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Boatshed Dartmouth are pleased to offer for sale an example of the ever popular Westerly Centaur. The Centaur as everyone knows turned out to be one of the highest production boats in the UK with over 2000 built. This example has undergone some restoration of late including a refurbished engine and new upholstery. There is still a bit to do but overall she is well presented. Appointments to view can be booked in advance and generally are available 6-days a week

Just listed and still Under Warranty!

Just listed and still Under Warranty!

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Stephen from BoatshedPlymouth is very pleased to have just listed this beautiful Stingray 250 CS. Not only is she in excellent condition, but she comes with a Bramber twin axle road trailer that has never been used and the boat is still under the manufacturers 5 year hull warranty!

Wroxham Fire Fighters take to the water

Wroxham Fire Fighters take to the water

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Safety on the water is paramount but ever thought about how the emergency services would reach you should there be a problem? The firefighters at Wroxham Fire Station have recently begun training with a small rescue boat to aid future rescue attempts on nearby Broadland waterways.

A Trailerable Trawler? Truly!

A Trailerable Trawler? Truly!

Saturday, 21 April 2012

We’re talking about the Ranger Tugs R-29. This 2010 absolutely-like-new trawler comes standard with everything you could imagine including the galley sink plus many customizations!

New Instructions – Monterey 218LC Diesel For Sale

New Instructions – Monterey 218LC Diesel For Sale

Friday, 20 April 2012

Boatshed Dartmouth are pleased to offer for sale a Monterey 218LC. This is great looking sports boat and has the distinct advantage of a diesel inboard. She is also fitted with Eberspacer cabin heating – a nice touch indeed with outlets in the saloon and cockpit. She is well presented and has been kept recently on a launch and recovery service. Detailed photos show the standard of both the topsides and underwater hull area. Appointments to view can be booked in advance and generally are available 6-days a week

Steering Failure - Lessons from an unpleasant experience.

Steering Failure - Lessons from an unpleasant experience.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Yesterday was a perfect sailing day with a westerly F5 gusting F6. We were taking a Jeanneau 54DS out for a shakedown sail after some adjustments to the in-mast furling gear. We decided to unfurl in the harbour as there were lumpy seas beyond the harbour entrances. Just as we headed into wind we lost  steering on the starboard helm and 30 secs later on the port helm too. Before we knew it the yacht was going round in circles and getting perilously close to the harbour wall and some rocks.

Living on a narrowboat, barge or canal boat in the UK

Living on a narrowboat, barge or canal boat in the UK

Thursday, 19 April 2012

There is a lot of information on the internet about living on narrowboats, barges or canal boats. We have a selection of narrowboats for sale on the inland waterways and we also have Dutch barges and more unusual boats, barges and project boats for sale. Some of our customers have questions about which kind of boat is most suitable for living aboard?

Mooring a Yacht – 7 Top Tips!

Mooring a Yacht – 7 Top Tips!

Thursday, 19 April 2012

A lot of the second hand boats we have for sale in Essex are sailing boats. We have Moody yachts for sale, racing yachts for sale, Jeanneau boats for sale and much more. When you’re thinking of berthing or mooring your yacht do you ever find yourself daunted by crowded conditions? Manoeuvring under sail is much easier in less crowded harbours. It can be quite intimidating with an audience watching you mooring and anchoring. However, all mooring and anchoring, under sail or power, should be done slowly, with an awareness of the wind and the tide.

Magnificent Fairline 50 for sale

Magnificent Fairline 50 for sale

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

I imagine every broker has a boat on their books that stands out above the rest, ..........Well here's mine.

BOATSHED POOLE HAVE RELOCATED OFFICES

BOATSHED POOLE HAVE RELOCATED OFFICES

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Boat of the Month – Botnia Targa 31

Boat of the Month – Botnia Targa 31

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Here is an ideal opportunity, courtesy of Boatshed Port Solent, to acquire one of the most well respected and sought-after boats afloat today!

Thinking of Selling Your Hovercraft?

Thinking of Selling Your Hovercraft?

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

We at Boatshed Port Solent like to keep a weather eye on the Queen’s Harbour Master’s Notices to Mariners. Now folks, Notices to Mariners are usually pretty boring, but if you take the trouble to look, you might even find a fun day out – look below and you may just see what I mean!

24th Empuriabrava Used Boat Show

24th Empuriabrava Used Boat Show

Monday, 16 April 2012

Despite a rather wet couple of days, in the middle of the week long show, the attendance was better than expected during the global financial crisis at the 24th Empuriabrava used boats show here in the Costa Brava, Spain. We managed to convince some owners that this is the prime time to try and attract the fewer buyers that are actively searching for a boat and to reduce the prices of their boats to sell in the current market.