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.
82,000 boats needed by 2015!
With the weather forecast placing a certain amount of doom and curbing our sailing over the next few days with Storm Force 10 to violent storm 11 expected on the south coast UK...
Neil Chapman from Boatshed.com decides to sail around the Isle of Wight singled-handed to follow Anna Wardley as she becomes the THIRD PERSON EVER to swim 60 miles around this Island.
Looking for a plan of what to see at the PSP Southampton Boatshow ?We asked Boatshow "Veteran" Neil Chapman of Boatshed what he would do and see this year.......
PSP Southampton Boat Show...STAND DO63
Boatshed goes Responsive! Today, nearly 30% of Boatshed's traffic is mobile. By the end of next year, this may exceed 50% Tablet sales are expected to exceed 100 million this year. Smartphones, of course, are also a hot commodity, with the majority of people now owning a smartphone. The shift to mobile is happening at an extraordinary speed. For those of us who create the Boatshed websites and services, all this leads to a singular conclusion: A million screens have bloomed, and we need to build websites that work better on all of them.
Are you ready for a change in 2013? Boatshed.com is growing and we are looking for people with a passion for boats looking for a change in career, as well as existing marine businesses to join us.
Before you travel to view a boat, check out all pictures and video of every boat for sale. Our brokers take all their own pictures so you can see the up to date information and full inventory of each boat.
If you are thinking of selling your boat, then have a chat to one of our Boatshed Brokers and they will explain how Boatshed can help sell your boat and what they will do for you.
Thinking of selling your boat? Prepare your boat ready for sale or ready for a brand new season after a very harsh winter.
When we're at sea we always like to cook proper food. This meal always tastes great at sea and its easy to cook in a lively chop.
Last week a mother and her daughter (aged 10) died of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning. Three people were on board the boat on Windermere and early enquiries suggested a faulty generator could have been to blame.
Cyprus after the banking crisis is still alive and kicking as people turned out in their thousands to attend a charity concert. Admission to the day-long event in Nicosia- organised by Cyprus Aid - was free but revellers were asked to donate items, such as food and clothing, which could be distributed to the city's poor and unemployed. Volunteers were overwhelmed with hundreds of boxes of donations. One said: "We are doing this to help people and we want to send a message to people abroad that if we are united we can make things happen," Concert organiser, Nicko Zavallis, said the response from local people to the event had been "amazing". "We did not expect this outcome," he said. "People have been coming with trucks. Instead of a bag, they have been filling up trucks of goods and they have been bringing it to us."
Now these are really good and one of my favourite boating lunches or snacks whilst sailing along. The smell of cheese cooking is great on a boat, gets everyone hungry, including the dogs.
We first saw this on a local ferry, they shoot across the harbour at 15 knots, their ensign extended at the stern and if you look carefully you will see a strip of netting sewn onto the tail end to protect from whipping its self to rags.
The process of getting your boat ready for sea is a therapeutic and systematic approach, I love the fact myself and my partner work away with no talking getting the boat ready. We tend to use the same mental check list for a small or long trip as its a real pain when you don’t lock the fridge or drawers fly open when you have a bit of a squall and you’re needed on deck, but need to clear the broken eggs up off the floor! Hence its great to be prepared always for long or short trips.
I’d only gone out for a couple of hours dog walking, whilst my husband stayed behind to do “boat jobs”.
You’ll find Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle on South Lake Union at the 2013 Seattle Boat Show!
With the success of British sportsmen and women in sailing, canoeing and rowing during the Olympics and Paralympics, the time could not be better to encourage new and more people into boating.
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