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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.


Boat Auction - Just over 24 hours left to make a bid

Boat Auction - Just over 24 hours left to make a bid

Monday, 12 January 2015

Just 24 hours left to make a bid, the auction finishes tomorrow Tuesday 13th Jan at 19.00 GMT.

Danish SV Capibara - Accident upon accident upon accident…

Danish SV Capibara - Accident upon accident upon accident…

Friday, 02 January 2015

After a very pleasant and successful Christmas Eve, Henrik was again ready to struggle with our very uncooperative engine. The staff on the boat yard where we were, had given him an old piece of rubber, so he could cut the seal for the heat exchanger himself, because it had broken, when the raw water pump was working again. Henrik made it, so it worked (but it wasn't pretty, as he explained), and on Boxing Day we left St. Augustine and headed towards Fort Lauderdale; a 250 nm trip in nearly no wind.

Cullercoats RNLI Rescue

Cullercoats RNLI Rescue

Monday, 29 December 2014

On Sunday 28 December, at 1.39pm Humber Coastguard paged RNLI Cullercoats after receiving a report of a person in the water following damage to his Kayak and led to it taking in water. Within 6 minutes of the alarm the lifeboat was at the scene.

Superyacht up for Auction MUST BE SOLD- Try a bid over $199,000

Superyacht up for Auction MUST BE SOLD- Try a bid over $199,000

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Fancy owning Superyacht ?

Danish SV Capibara - We have arrived in Florida!

Danish SV Capibara - We have arrived in Florida!

Monday, 15 December 2014

We have now finally made it to Florida! We arrived in St. Augustine early this morning after two days at sea, which turned out to be quite a cold experience. Henrik found great pleasure in sailing again, though, in spite of the cold weather - and I managed as well.

Boat Auction Catalogue is now LIVE

Boat Auction Catalogue is now LIVE

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Our next boat auction starts just after Christmas with around 60 boats and you can view them all NOW in the auction catalogue has just gone live. You have time before the auction to make an appointment with the broker to view the boat or check out all the photos, full spec of each boat entered into the auction. Any boats that you would like to know more about contact the Boatshed Broker, remember they have been onboard, taken the photos and videos and have met with the Owner of the boat.

Boatshed Newsletter November 2014

Boatshed Newsletter November 2014

Friday, 28 November 2014

Welcome to Boatsheds Newsletter, in it we round-up what Boatshed has been up to in the boat sales market and report on major events and trends in the sector. We are also introducing new and exciting Boatshed products and initiatives to support our customers, and give advance notice of future Boatshed events. With inciteful contributions from customers, brokers in the field and industry experts, its designed to bring together information that we think our customers - sellers and buyers - will find useful and interesting.

US SV Angel Louise - Disaster with Inmast mainsail

US SV Angel Louise - Disaster with Inmast mainsail

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Wednesday morning we decided to use sail only in the gentle winds and not start engines at all... We pulled up the anchor from the fine sand and started going south under bare poles in 10 knots of wind. All went well, with the headsail at the bow ballooning out in front of us to carry us on the leisurely 6 hour trip south in the calm waters.

Diary of 2015 Boatshed Events, Boat Shows and Regattas

Diary of 2015 Boatshed Events, Boat Shows and Regattas

Friday, 01 August 2014

Events, Boat Shows and Regattas in which Boatshed plan to participate, or which are of interest to our customers, during 2015.

UK and European VAT issues explained by a leading industry expert

UK and European VAT issues explained by a leading industry expert

Friday, 01 August 2014

This end-of-year review focuses on the VAT 'hot topics' of 2014 and offers a few ideas for boat buyers and sellers to consider for the next year.

How are we doing?  What customers think of our service

How are we doing? What customers think of our service

Friday, 01 August 2014

At Boatshed we encourage feedback from our customers, as a way of monitoring and improving the services we offer. Here are some recent comments we have received:

Can Boatshed sell your boat twice as fast as other brokers?

Can Boatshed sell your boat twice as fast as other brokers?

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

According to the latest figures published by Yachtworld it now takes 350 to 450 days to sell a boat. These are average time periods based on 132,000 boats for sale by 2525 Yacht Brokers using Yachtworld.

Tying the Knot

Tying the Knot

Sunday, 02 March 2014

We were actually going to look at common knots we would use when aboard a boat but thought we had better cover the question of marriage on a ship first. Normally, a ships captain would not have the legal right to perform a wedding at sea, however, getting married in Cyprus is very popular and doing it at sea is something special, so we do offer a compromise and perform the ceremony aboard with the following addendum:

Diving in Cyprus - new wrecks for Limassol

Diving in Cyprus - new wrecks for Limassol

Sunday, 02 March 2014

The deployment of the new artificial reef (AR) programme round Cyprus could not have come at a better time for the Dive In diving centre in Limassol by coinciding with their 20 year anniversary, as a PADI Dive Centre at The Four Seasons Hotel. As part of the Dive In celebrations, Jonathan Wilson, owner and Managing Director, invited VIP guests and fellow divers to board MY SONS motor yacht, courtesy of Selene Dream Cruises, for a tour of Limassol Bay to witness the sinking of two significant wrecks in the AR schedule on 22 February 2014. MY SONS was skippered by Captain Savvas Costa, Director of Selene Dream Cruises and on board were Chris Curry, owner and Director of Boatshed Cyprus.com, international boat and yacht brokers, and Jez Clarke from Tui travel operators. Staff from the Four Seasons Hotel, where Dive In are based, also joined the party. Leaving from St Rafael Marina, the trip covered ten nautical miles to the wreck site just off Dasoudi Beach and back. Jonathan Wilson said, “This is one of the most important programmes that Cyprus has initiated in terms of diving. Though the island already has numerous wrecks including the Zenobia, one of the top ten wreck dive sites in the world, this heralds a new era for Cyprus as a diving destination.” Over the course of 2014, several organisations are involved in creating four new diving sites and fish reserves across the south coast of Cyprus; Amathus Ancient Harbour in Limassol, the two Dasoudi wrecks, a submerged vessel in Protaras and another scheduled for Paphos later in the year. Captain Savvas Costa, Director of Selene Dream Cruises said, “The protected boundaries and the wrecks will ensure that divers will experience the amazing fish life of the Mediterranean.” Jonathan Wilson added, “At the Dasoudi site, the two wrecks were cleaned according to the UNEP/MAP and holes cut for divers’ routes. Later, amphora pots are also being placed to attract more fish and encourage marine habitats. We are looking forward to seeing which species make this site their new home.” The formalities were held at Limassol Nautical Club, sponsored by KMPG, Semesco and Keo, where the Minister for Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment and various dignitaries gave speeches on the Artificial Reef Programme. The Dasoudi wrecks are the vessels “Lady Thetis”, a 30m German cruise ship sunk at 23m, and “Constandis”, a 23m Russian bottom trawler sunk at 25m depth. Each will give divers a challenge both in depth and difficulty of routes round the vessels. The site was organised by the Cyprus Dive Centres Association in association with the Department of Fisheries and Marine Research (DFMR) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment (MANRE) and the Municipalities of Limassol, Yermasoyia and Ayios Athanasios. The project is co funded by the European Union, European Fisheries Fund 2007-2013: Investing in sustainable fisheries, with the support of Cyprus Tourism Organization, the Limassol and Yermasoyia Municipalities and the Cyprus Diving Centers Association. Jonathan Wilson invites all divers who wish to see the birth of a new reef to join him, “The Dive In centre is fortunate enough to be so close that we will be taking divers down to explore as soon as possible. This season as the Mediterranean waters warm up, organisms will start to flourish on the wrecks; this will be the invitation to the fish to feed. Fish tend to colonise quite quickly so it will not be long before the site will be teeming and with the protected boundaries against fishing, the two wrecks will become a hive of activity for both divers and marine life.”

The boat auction has started, Bidding has begun

The boat auction has started, Bidding has begun

Friday, 17 January 2014

The auction has just started and you can now start bidding! Auction ends on Tuesday 21st Jan 2014, so get bidding.

Boatshed Yacht Broker Awards 2014

Boatshed Yacht Broker Awards 2014

Friday, 10 January 2014

The Boatshed 2014 Conference was held at the Excel exhibition centre during the London boat show. Boatshed offices travelled to London to share best practice, discuss ideas and develop new strategy for 2014/15.

The Liberator of Wine drinkers

The Liberator of Wine drinkers

Friday, 10 January 2014

Cyprus has been making wine for thousands of years, in fact in and around Limassol excavations have produced wine jugs that indicate that it goes back some 6000 years! This would make Cyprus the forerunner of wine production in the Mediterranean region and even puts the island ahead of France and Italy.

Boatshed Scotland scoops broker of the year award

Boatshed Scotland scoops broker of the year award

Thursday, 09 January 2014

Boatshed Scotland won the trophy for "Yacht Broker of the year" at the 2014 Boatshed Conference and Awards ceremony.

Check out the boats in our next auction: Catalogue is now live

Check out the boats in our next auction: Catalogue is now live

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Check out the bumper selection of boats in our next auction January 17-21 2014. If you are interested in any boats, you’ll have plenty of time to fit in a viewing before the auction starts on January 17th 2014.

New boat search for Boatshed

New boat search for Boatshed

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

There are various ways you can now search using different criteria.