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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.


New Instructions – Beneteau Antares 750 For Sale

New Instructions – Beneteau Antares 750 For Sale

Wednesday, 04 April 2012

Boatshed Dartmouth are pleased to offer for sale what is really a nearly new Beneteau Antares 750HB. As you can see from the detailed photos at Boatsheddartmouth.com some of the boats inventory has not been used – the covers are still on both the interior and exterior upholstery! Also, as a result of a theft a new Suzuki outboard was installed in July 2011 and it has run for approximately 4 (four) hours! In short, this is the opportunity to purchase a boat that was £50,000 new just over a year and a bit old at a huge discount. The engine of course is still in warranty.

New Instructions – Bayliner 2052 Trophy For Sale

New Instructions – Bayliner 2052 Trophy For Sale

Wednesday, 04 April 2012

Boatshed Dartmouth are pleased to offer for sale a Trophy 2052. The boat is presented in very clean and tidy condition and of greatest importance is the fact that the engine and outdrive was replaced in 2008. The engine has only done about 150 hours and as can be seen from my photos looks to be well maintained. I have also included photos of the outdrive to show just how well presented this boat is. Overall this is a really superb boat for pure leisure of for sports fishing. The deep safe cockpit is great for children and the cabin provides as least enough room for overnight trips.

I Love Historic Narrowboats

I Love Historic Narrowboats

Wednesday, 04 April 2012

I love the charm and history of the old working boats, even though I know that the reality of life for a working narrowboat family was a perpetual struggle of hard graft and making ends meet. Not to mention the accidents at work and the short life expectancy!

Chichester Harbour Events - April

Chichester Harbour Events - April

Monday, 02 April 2012

Starting with two weeks of school holidays, we have an event packed month ahead. As well as annual favourites such as the Egg and Shell Hunt and Early Morning Beach Walk, this year we have added in a Marine Creature Shadow Puppet workshop and a special Solar Heritage trip to learn about navigation in Chichester Harbour.

Wood you........consider WOOD?

Wood you........consider WOOD?

Sunday, 01 April 2012

Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle has several select wooden-hulled boats in its brokerage inventory. Would you consider wood? Don’t be so quick to say “no.” The fact is that you can get a lot of boat for your dollar when purchasing wood. Today’s market finds many wooden vessels being offered at astounding prices — in many cases these boats have been thoroughly and lovingly upgraded and are offered at a fraction of their recent cost to upgrade. Sure, a wooden boat will require an attentive maintenance program to maintain its condition. But with a huge savings on the purchase side that commitment to maintenance can be more easily tolerated. The right wooden boat can provide a long, happy and successful boating future!

Get off to an electrifying start!

Get off to an electrifying start!

Saturday, 31 March 2012

As we wake our precious craft from their winter slumber, ready to take on the new boating season with zest, their can be nothing more infuriating than a flat battery!

Trophée Double de la Baie de St Malo

Trophée Double de la Baie de St Malo

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Pourquoi un Trophée Double à St Malo ?

Which is Best? Power Boats or Sailing Boats?

Which is Best? Power Boats or Sailing Boats?

Thursday, 29 March 2012

At Boatshed Essex we love boats. We love the way you can stay in a different place each night without needing to unpack. The way that you can keep your favourite home comforts with you on board. The way that we’re always learning and improving our boat handling skills. If friends or family are up for pitching in then it can even improve your relationships. Yet if you feel a little too close to your family on board you can get some ‘space’ by heading off to the bow deck to read a book! If you need to put even more space between yourself and your nearest and dearest you can volunteer to take the dinghy to the shore to explore, or replenish supplies. People love boating and sailing because of the sense of freedom it brings, and the exhilaration of being close to nature. Being on the water can awaken and stimulate your senses; and yet at the same time it is relaxing to be free from your daily life ashore. If you’re into powerboats you’ll enjoy a quick getaway, leave at any time, head off in any direction and be able to plan what time you’ll arrive. Power boats have shallower drafts, which means you can access shallower water and get closer to the shore if you want to. If you like fishing you can trawl on a powerboat. Your power is at the touch of a button, so there’s less physical effort than with sailing. However, as a sail boat depends on the power of the wind it is more environmentally friendly. Your distance travelled won’t depend so much on fuel consumption. You can quietly cross oceans feeling at one with the forces of nature. It’s cheaper to run a sailboat engine than a powerboat engine and the further you travel the more cost effective it becomes. If you’re adventurous and like the physical side of life then sailing could be for you. People often fall into one of these two camps. Which kind of boater are you? Join us on Facebook and let us know what you love about boating and sailing.

Boatshed Hamble.Com & Wave 105 FM

Boatshed Hamble.Com & Wave 105 FM

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

RYDE OR BUST?

What Does 'Project Boat For Sale' Mean?

What Does 'Project Boat For Sale' Mean?

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

A long time ago, when I sold my beloved first ever boat, a 45 foot red narrowboat with a cruiser stern, the boat broker told me that she was a little “tired looking” and labelled her as a project boat for sale.

MCA Coding - Putting Your Yacht to Work

MCA Coding - Putting Your Yacht to Work

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Many people dream of a life afloat funded by charter work or sailing instruction. This is perfectly possible but for British flagged vessels or foreign flagged vessels operating from UK ports the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) lays down a set of regulations that spell out all aspects from construction, equipment and manning through to safety, training and operational procedures. So make sure you comply with the regulations.

What is Great About Boating in Essex?

What is Great About Boating in Essex?

Thursday, 22 March 2012

…and other questions that I asked Steve Booth, motor boat and yacht broker.

Living on a Boat: The Boatshed Guide

Living on a Boat: The Boatshed Guide

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

If you’re considering living aboard you may enjoy this series of blog posts about living on a boat. Whilst they were written with canal boats and narrowboats in mind, a lot of the information will be helpful to anyone considering living aboard. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for more tips and information about living on a boat.

Turkish Gulet Available For Sale And Charter

Turkish Gulet Available For Sale And Charter

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

This gullet type yacht is one of the biggest motor sailors on the Adriatic,modern, comfortable and equipped for long cruises. Her dimensions and hull lines ensure enough space for 5 comfortable cabins a spacious salon with a bar, big roofed afterdeck and a sunny foredeck. She has also a modern equipped kitchen and a bar.The Yacht is navigated by an experienced and friendly crew.

New Discovery 57 will be largest resin-infused sailing yacht built in Great Britain

New Discovery 57 will be largest resin-infused sailing yacht built in Great Britain

Monday, 19 March 2012

Discovery Yachts has announced that the new Discovery 57 will be the largest resin-infused sailing yacht to be produced in Great Britain. T

Tell Peggy Your Boating Stories!

Tell Peggy Your Boating Stories!

Thursday, 15 March 2012

We are pleased to announce that Peggy Melmoth has recently joined the Boatshed Essex team. Peggy will be writing our blogs and handling some of our social media networking on Twitter and Facebook.

50th Anniversary Hamble Warming Pan at Hamble River Sailing Club

50th Anniversary Hamble Warming Pan at Hamble River Sailing Club

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Over the weekend of 10-11 March Hamble River Sailing Club hosted the 50th Anniversary Hamble Warming Pan regatta. This year’s invited classes were the Firefly and National 12 fleets, the local Foxer dinghy fleet, the Merlin fleet who’ve attended the event since it started in 1962, together with a new addition for 2012, the Enterprise class. A total of 60 boats competed over the weekend.

Kids on the Cut

Kids on the Cut

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

What's happening on the English canals and rivers at the moment? There were grim findings in the Regents Canal in London last week. We've also had water shortages and CRT council elections argy bargy so I thought I'd write a cheerful story for the blog. As Spring approaches, here are some watery ways to have fun with the kids.

BoatBid.com Count Down.....

BoatBid.com Count Down.....

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle is in the midst of our first North American application of Boatshed.com’s BoatBid online auction, with 14 of our boats included in the current auction catalog.

Sheikh opens the Dubai boat show 2012

Sheikh opens the Dubai boat show 2012

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

The 20th Dubai International Boatshow is now officially open and the Boatshed team were on hand to see the opening ceremony first hand. Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum officially opened the show.