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.
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.
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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 .
We all want our boats to look like new, luckily as a Yacht Broker I get to see some very tasty well kept boats but I also see very many used boats which although perfectly serviceable and sea worthy are no longer as pristine as they used to be, my own boat is still in reasonable condition but she is almost 30 now and did have a fairly hard racing career in her day so there are a few knocks and dings which in the ideal world I’d like to fix but don’t have the skills to do well.
T MINUS 0 HOURS TILL LAUNCH, ALL SYSTEMS ARE GOOD TO GO!!
THE NEW LOOK BOATSHED.COM WEBSITE LAUNCH CELEBRATES OVER 2,000 HAPPY BOAT SALE CUSTOMERS SO FAR IN 2009!
Boatshed Plymouth have moved into a new office at Mountbatten Plymouth. It is situated behind the Bridgend Boat Company in the Western Hangar off Lawrence road and adjacent to the popular Yacht Haven Marina. The company celebrated the move in true Boatshed style with a fizz@five party for customers, owners, local marine businesses and friends of Boatshed Plymouth. Neil and Mandy Chapman, the founders of Boatshed along with Josh Flavell the Communications Director and Robin Gray the Commercial Director were all their to support Tony and Amina Cleal who took over the running of Boatshed Plymouth in September.
The Southampton Boat Show drew to a close today and Boatshed.com along with many other exhibitors can report that it has been another very successful and enjoyable event. Our stand this year which was an actual shed was incredibly busy and as always was manned by members of the Boatshed team throughout the show so we were able to explain all the fantastic Boatshed features to visitors and demonstrate how best to use the site. Business was brisk in both the buying and selling of used boats and we also had great interest from those wanting to join the Boatshed team and open new Boatshed offices to expand the business further.
The PSP Southampton Boatshow is underway and visitors numbers look healthy.