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.
At locations across Essex we have Moody yachts for sale, racing yachts for sale, Jeanneau boats for sale and Etaps for sale. If you’re new to Essex or thinking of travelling here, allow us to share three things that we love about boating in Essex.
Last week we registered our 500,000th customer, and the growth of our international group continues with a new office opening in Cyprus this month.
The Boatshed Conference was held in London on 16/01/2013 during the London Boat Show. A full day of announcements, business, discussions were ended with the annual award ceremony for several categories.
Boatshed Brixham and Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a Sealine SC38. Stepping onboard I was immediately struck by the amount of wood that Sealine have used throughout the boat. The cockpit is very well laid out with more than enough seating and this is good comfortable seating too. All too often seats seem to be an after thought on boats not really taking into account just how the area will be used. In this case you can sit with friends, talk and watch the BBQ at the same time. The engine bay is easily accessed and stepping down into the engine bay it is really easy to access the major items. The twin 300hp D4 will whip you along at a satisfying 34 knots. As you might imagine for a boat of this age it is immaculate in the engine bay. However, it’s below decks in the main saloon and galley area that really sets this boat apart. The large overhead skylight floods the saloon with light and there are also large rectangular ports to let even more light in. The woodwork below is washed walnut and the cabin doors have that satisfying solid feel to them. In summary I can do not better than quote Motor Boat Monthly whose verdict was –“Sealine's SC series is officially the most exciting thing to happen to sportscruisers in years.” Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.
Motor Boat Monthly – Sealine F33 Review
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The RNLI launches more than 20 lifeboats a day and as Boatshed is part of the RNLI Ambassador scheme, we thought you might like to keep up to date with what's happening around our coastline.
Boatshed Barcelona has on its books a really classic boat (Classic Ocean Cruiser) and the owner had been gently hinting that she wanted us to go out on the open water together so I could see her in all her glory (the boat that is, rather than the owner!)
Boatshed has today announced the first of their Preferred Partners – drum roll please……..Made to Measure Fenders.
Do you ever wonder how your pride and joy gets moved round the world when you pay a shipping company to move it?
By any means possible, make an appointment to see your local Boatshed this weekend. He did.......
Boatshed Cowes, the centre of world sailing has landed, and is being run by the highly-trained, efficient and frankly quite regimental Frank Gelder (but in the nicest possible way).
The Boatshed team were in Birmingham this week and no mission to the Midlands would be complete with a walk along the towpaths of the famous canals in this part of the world.
Boatshed.com this week were at the UK Seawork Exhibition at the Port of Southampton. The traditional Fizz at Five was served every day and Boatshed members from Poole, Hamble, Falmouth, Chichester and HQ in Gosport were on stand to spread the Boatshed message.
So the 9-5 weekdays drag is taking its toll? Looking for a challenge, a lifestyle change?
28/05/2007, 1340 hours Plymouth Sound: sunshine, stiff breeze, sails up, flags flying, Horns ready (the noisy ones), helicopters overhead, bacon and kettle on, engine off heading out to Penlee point ready to greet perhaps one of the most famous and infamous boats of our time on her homecoming from her 2nd circumnavigation.
The world famous Gypsy Moth IV that took Sir Francis Chichester on his historic circumnavigation will be returning to Plymouth for the 2nd homecoming 40 years to the day.
Neil and Mandy Chapman founders of Boatshed Yacht Brokers decided to take a few hours off during a recent visit to the Boatshed Falmouth office, to visit the Maritime Museum. If you are mad about boats you will love this place. What was planned as a quick look ended up being a visit for several hours. "I could have stayed a week" claimed Neil. Here is a selection of photos of the museum. Mandy from Boatshed took to the idea of sailing aboard Hugo Vihlen's yacht "Fathers Day" in which he sailed the Atlantic in 105 days. Interestingly Mandy is actually 6 inches longer than the boat itself ! The boat holds the record for the smallest yacht to have ever crossed the Atlantic at 5'4". Now that's mad about boats :-)
"My sister is 40 this year and she is having a party in Scotland, lets up sail there!"
Launch party at the RNSYC Lowestoft UK