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.
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.
Our boat of the moment is this beautiful Sealine F42/5
The trading boats have now gathered at Mile End on the Regent’s Canal in London creating a most unusual market. Strangely reminiscent of Neil Gaiman’s floating market, (featured in the 1996 urban fantasy TV series Neverwhere,) it is a vibrant and colourful place. This is all part of the changes to London’s canals during the period of the Olympics.
Sunday kicked off with a good day for Australia, Russia and Spain. The three nations won both of their races in The Elliott 6m.
Boatshed Newport International Yacht Brokers were in attendance at the Newport RI 2012 Surf Fest at the Rough Point estate of the late tobacco heiress Doris Duke. She was an avid surfer in Hawaii where she owned another beautiful estate called Shangrila.
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.
Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a fine Westerly Konsort. The Konsort was in production from 1979 to 1992 and a total of 704 were built making it the second most successful Westerly after the Centaur. I had the pleasure of photographing this yacht on a fine sunny day and she really presented herself very well. She is sold extremely well equipped with a good inventory and above all – non sagging headlinings! Appointments to view can be arranged in advance. Please note a minimum of 3 days advance notice of viewing is required and is subject to tidal conditions. Please book directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.
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.
Now that the good weather is back it may be time to hang that sign on the shed door... “Gone Fishin”
Our boat of the moment is this Snapdragon 24. She has been very well cared for, and is in commission ready to use.
Boatshed.com International boat & yacht brokers have over 70 RIBS for sale, from 2.85 meters to 10.5 meters.
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.
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.
Over the years that Boatshed Grand Union has been selling boats on the inland waterways, several questions have recurred time and time again.
To celebrate London 2012 there’s a special day to get lots of British boats out on to the water.
Boatshed North Wales have some cracking bowriders for sale on brokerage, all waiting to put in a good performance for their new owners.
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
Having fun on the water is about getting the right boat for the job – which is why so many people consider buying a RIB as a cost-effective and relatively hassle-free way to securing that big grin that just says YES!!! Easy launching and shoreline handling together with good sea-keeping ability make purchasing a RIB a popular choice.
Samantha Gauld of Boatshed Newport with an update on the Tall Ships of 2012. After some research, I have been able to identify several other ships from my photos.
La Loire est le Fleuve le plus long de la France avec une riche histoire de navigation. Elle a servi de transport d’hommes comme de marchandises et est étroitement liée à la vie des communes riveraines. Malgré ce rôle de transport incontournable elle ne fut jamais commode avec ses crues, ses sécheresse et ses bancs de sable qui se déplacent au fur et à mesure des saisons. Ses difficultés ont donné naissance à toute une gamme de bateaux avec et sans voiles adaptés aux particularités de la navigation Ligérienne et nous connaissons un intérêt resurgissant dans cette navigation d’autrefois, avec la construction de répliques et la naissance d’associations et d'évènements culturels. Deux répliques se sont joins à l’association des vignerons de la Côte Roannaise et se sont retrouvés dans le Port de Roanne pour la promotion de leur vin et la navigation. Les fûts de vins ont été longtemps transportés par le fleuve et il est naturel que les voiliers de la Loire se joignent aux vignerons de Roanne pour faire un petit bout de navigation ensemble. Lors d’une belle soirée avec dégustation et convivialité, les deux organisateurs ont été convaincu du succès de l’évènement et parlent déjà de l’année prochaine. Un expert de péniche à voile Stefan Fritz, a été ravis de sa visite et fasciné par l’évolution de ces Toués: Gabarres et Fûteraux si spécifiques à leur lieu de navigation. “J’aimerais bien voir un rassemblement de ces bateaux avec ceux de la Tamise et des Pays Bas et pourquoi pas faire quelques courses ensemble ? ‘’.