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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.


Recently Listed For Sale

Recently Listed For Sale

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Boatshed Plymouth are very pleased to have recently listed this lovely Hunter Delta 25.

Elan 333 yacht for sale in Croatia

Elan 333 yacht for sale in Croatia

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

A 2001 Elan 333 boat for sale with Boatshed Croatia is a 2001

The Braunston Boat Rally

The Braunston Boat Rally

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

We’ve got a wide variety of boats for sale here at Boatshed Grand Union, including Dutch barges and project boats. We also have wide beams for sale and houseboats with permanent moorings. We even have a historic narrowboat for sale. However when you’re thinking about canal boats a major difference between narrowboats is the cruiser or traditional stern.

Boatshed.com appointed new brokerage provider by British Waterways Marinas Ltd.

Boatshed.com appointed new brokerage provider by British Waterways Marinas Ltd.

Friday, 15 June 2012

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.

Choosing a Boat Part 2 – Motor Boats

Choosing a Boat Part 2 – Motor Boats

Thursday, 14 June 2012

When you’re new to boating the mind boggles with all of the choices to make, but I have to say it’s fun doing your research! We have Colvic boats for sale, Crownline boats for sale, bow riders, fishing boats and cruising yachts for sale. If names like Princess, Fairline and Sealine leave you worrying that you don’t’ know your Jeanneau from your elbow, then get in touch with Steve who will be happy to talk things over with you. As an introduction I’ve outlined a few of the different kinds of motor boats we have listed at Boatshed Essex.

When Does British Summertime Officially Start?

When Does British Summertime Officially Start?

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

I’ve blogged several times this year about not having enough water in the canal, and now that it’s June I can barely face venturing onto the front deck because the rain is relentless! (I’m writing this on Monday but anything could happen in the next few days!)

New Instructions – Sovereign 32 for sale

New Instructions – Sovereign 32 for sale

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a truly superb Sovereign 32. The presentation and specification of this yacht is truly outstanding and I challenge anyone stepping onboard not to feel both impressed but also immediately comfortable in the spacious saloon. The vendors have spent a lot of time and money on improvements and updates – all to a very high standard. Most importantly the engine has been replaced with a Nanni (2005) and the teak decks were replaced in 2006. At the same time she was re-wired as well. Please note that this yacht is offered very well equipped and complete with a lot of inventory. The sprayhood shown in the photos is the ‘second sprayhood’ there is also available a No1 included in the sale. Early viewing is recommended. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

New Instructions – Jeanneau Voyage 12.5 for sale

New Instructions – Jeanneau Voyage 12.5 for sale

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a Jeanneau Voyage 12.5. This yacht comes from a time when wood was used extensively throughout the interior and the result is a warm and pleasing saloon, with ample light. To aft are two twin berth cabins with their own washbasin. To port is the main heads (with holding tank). All the cabins are large and well appointed making her suitable for long passage making or even a live aboard. She is easy to handle both under power and sail and has plenty of stowage. The standing rigging was renewed by Graeme Harris in 2012 and Garmin GPS 4008 radar chart plotter was installed in 2011/12 Appointments to view can be booked in advance with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker. The yacht is currently at sea so advance bookings to view are being taken for her return.

London's Boats are selling fast!

London's Boats are selling fast!

Monday, 11 June 2012

Despite the early spring and a (so far) non-existent 'summer', Boatshed London has had an incredibly busy year.

Jubilation all round as hundreds get on the water

Jubilation all round as hundreds get on the water

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Over 340 people made the most of the British Marine Federation South West’s “On the Water” ‘Try A Boat Free!’ event which took place in Dartmouth over the Diamond Jubilee weekend. With the holiday celebrations adding to the feel of jubilation, even the weather co-operated, helping to make the two-day event a huge success. In the six hours available each day, the organisers reported up to up to 28 people an hour were getting out on the water, choosing to try lots of different boats from RIBS to sailing yachts, powerboats to classic craft.

Camano Go To Guys – Open House!

Camano Go To Guys – Open House!

Saturday, 09 June 2012

Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle invites you to a Camano 31 open house!

Highlights of the Queens Diamond Jubilee on the Thames, London

Highlights of the Queens Diamond Jubilee on the Thames, London

Friday, 08 June 2012

Everyone turned out in great British spirit to watch the celebrations of the day. With historic and modern yachts from sail to steam, RNLI boats to Ambulance boats from Guernsey, Narrowboats, Barges and the fast modern day Clipper ferries, rowing power, rain and many umbrellas.

Historic Yachts displayed in London

Historic Yachts displayed in London

Friday, 08 June 2012

St Katherines Dock in London looked like an outdoor historic boat museum during the Diamond Jubilee celebrations for the Queen in London were on.

Chichester Harbour Events - June

Chichester Harbour Events - June

Thursday, 07 June 2012

Sat 2 June Farm Walk - 2pm / 2 hours Meet the dairy farmers Mary and Stan Pike and learn all about how they manage their land in the protected landscape adjacent to the harbour. See the cows being milked. Afterwards you can visit their café for refreshments and to enjoy their home produced ice cream which will be on sale. All attendees must attend safety briefing at 2pm. Fee: £3 (all ages 2 and over), BOOKING ESSENTIAL ON 01243 513275. Meet: Northney Farm, Hayling Island PO11 0RX. From the road onto Hayling, take first left to Northney and follow for ¾ mile, farm is on the left. Parking on the farm.

Free ebook: Boating in Essex

Free ebook: Boating in Essex

Thursday, 07 June 2012

Do you like boating in Essex? Do you really know what is so great about boating in Essex? How to choose a boat? How to find a marina? Whether you’re new to boating or sailing, have been boating for years, or are new to Essex, there’s something for everyone in this mini introduction to boating in Essex.

New Instructions – Nicholson 31 for sale

New Instructions – Nicholson 31 for sale

Wednesday, 06 June 2012

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a really very well presented Nicholson 31. The current owner has attended to her with meticulous detail and I would urge you please to look at the photos closely – like all classic beauties she does not look her age. She is wintered ashore every year and this last winter all the anti fouling was removed, hull checked and then copper coated. Early viewing is recommended of this fine example. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

The Watery World of the Crick Boat Show

The Watery World of the Crick Boat Show

Wednesday, 06 June 2012

I’ve never been there before but 2012 was the 13th year of the Crick Boat Show. I went with my husband and two young daughters so we left our boat and just went up for the day in the car. We picked Sunday for our visit and looked forward to watching her Majesty’s Royal Pageant on the big screen. Sadly it rained the whole time we were there, but we managed to make the best of it.

Crick Boatshow

Crick Boatshow

Tuesday, 05 June 2012

Good old British weather they call it !

Water, Water everywhere.......

Water, Water everywhere.......

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Many parts of the UK are currently subject to a hose-pipe ban as of midnight on April 4th, 2012. Effectively this prohibits the use of a hose-pipe for the purposes of washing your boat (or car or watering your garden).