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.
Have you had your rigging checked recently? Are you looking to buy a yacht? If so it’s very wise to consider a rigging check from a specialist rigging company. Maybe it’s just a case of not looking up, but somehow the mast and rigging seems to get forgotten by many owners or purchasers which can be an expensive and dangerous mistake.
Once again Boatshed Grand Union is going to be in the thick of things at Cavalcade (Little Venice 1st -3rd May). We will have our stand on the South Tow Path with all our boats for sale on display. We will also have one wonderful wide beam for sale on display in the pool if she hasn't sold before then.
Boatshed Yacht Brokers are a social bunch so they seize upon any opportunity to get together. The Boatshed European annual Conference for 2010 was held over looking sailing boats and motor boats in Albufeira Marina at the offices of Boatshed Algarve.
We love hearing your feedback from our customers and many of you requested extra detailed photos to be included in our photo template. Great news we have just completed work too our website so that you can now view an extra 15 NEW photos to view for each boat listed on Boatshed.com giving you a total of 80 photos.
Firstly Congratulations to Ian Welsh and his team of Boatshed Poole for winning the 2010 Boatshed.com "Broker of the year award"
Last Friday was a great day for Boatshed Grand Union as I saw a wonderful Dutch Barge - handed over to its new owner and another one listed on the site, It has taken a while to sell, boats of this size and specification don't come cheap and finding the right owner, at the right price, in a recession, takes time.
The Straits of Gibraltar is one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes with strong winds and tides. There is a constant flow of container ships on the horizon heading east or west into the Mediterranean or over the Atlantic to America whatever the weather.
The Mary Rose, one of the most famous ships in the world, is soon to be “listed” by Boatshed Port Solent! Not only will she be the oldest ship to appear on our recently updated website, but she will be the most valuable – we are looking for a figure of £35 million, YES £35 MILLION!
The array of electronic goodies and gadgets available for boats is mind blowing and the advertising for them seems to insist you’d be foolish to venture out without all of them so Boatshed Plymouth called by “Just Right” one of this year’s Jester Challenge entrants to see what electronics Gus Davidson will be using to get him and his 20’ Golant Gaffer safely across the pond. Gus has a keen eye on the budget as he’s raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support so he weighs the cost of each piece of equipment carefully to ensure as much money as possible goes to the charity.
The vacancy of Manager has come up with Boatshed BVI’s Team on the island of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands which will also involve helping out the Yacht Charter team when required BVI Yacht Charters.
We need your help to save two magnificent craft who are facing an uncertain future.
Plymouth Chandlers Mount Batten Boathouse who are almost next door to Boatshed Plymouth are running a Raymarine Radar and Electronic Navigation Training Course at the Mount Batten Centre in Plymouth on 19th and 20th March. This 2 day course gives a very detailed look at using Raymarine’s radar equipment with loads of tips, advice and information you’d never get from the handbook alone.
After a long eventful year of 2009, and an even longer winter with what seemed to be a new Ice Age here on the Isle of Wight with more snow than we have had for a very long time!! Boatshed Cowes has moved from Cowes High Street.
9 new offshore areas have been granted licences to develop the UK's offshore waters, twith a capacity of just over 32 gigawatts of power, providing up to a quarter of all electricity house hold needs for the UK. Work would start at the earliest 2013 providing the UK economy up to 70,000 new jobs by 2020, worth up to £75 Billion, providing the turbines are manufactured in the UK.
They have always been there, somewhere, lurking not so much in my mind as so many things seem to lurk, but more generally in the bottom of a cockpit locker. The white plastic canister, the yellow or orange industrial carrier bag, doesn’t recycle it just yet. Yes, it’s the life raft. When skippers of old used to give me briefings before setting off for parts foreign they were generally covered with the cursory wave of a knarled weather worn hand, having first exposed the package from beneath a couple of old warps, buckets, oars, fenders, you know the sort of thing. Or, in the case of the more fastidious of owners, neatly wrapped in heavy duty polyethylene and bound in gaffa tape, followed by a sage “You need to look after these things my boy, they cost a fortune”.
Fairmile B Rescue Motor Launch 526 which became one of the famous Brixham to Torquay Western Lady Ferries is now for sale with Plymouth yacht brokers Boatshed Plymouth. The boat has been tastefully converted to a beautiful live aboard home whilst retaining her sea going capabilities and authentic lines.
Meet Boatshed North Wales www.boatshednorthwales.com
Boatshed Essex Team:
Boatshed has devised a new way of allowing people to join their winning team through the launch of Boatshed Agents.
The Jester Challenge has its supporters and critics, but whatever you think about it it’s certainly becoming a firm fixture on the sailing calendar. The 2010 event which leaves from off Plymouth Breakwater at 13:00 BST on 23rd May already has 93 entries. Boats are less than 30 feet but the current list is an incredibly fascinating and varied mix of boats and people. One such sailor is Gus Davidson who are taking part in the challenge in his boat Just Right in order to raise money and awareness for Macmillan Cancer support. Raising money is their main aim although there will undoubtedly be some adventure along the way .