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 Boatshed ketch gets quite a bit of use and this season is no exception, visiting Boatshed locations, attending Boatshed events and generally serving as Neil and Mandy Chapman's personal floating island. Sometimes the stress of pre-season lift out. wash off and antifouling can make this nautical lifestyle a little less enjoyable. Sealift helps remove some of these hassles. Mandy and Neil have always been big fans of the Sealift facilities. "We have been using these machines for many years and have always found the experience much less stressful than cranes, hoists or drying against a wall" says Neil. "Drive the boat in and let buoyancy do the work, you can sit back with a coffee and enjoy the view. It's a bit like going to the carwash!" is how Mandy Chapman describes it.
When? - 14th to 18th July
A quick video, with yet another set of hints and tips on checking your lifejackets, direct from boatshed Brighton! (Apologies for the quality!)
My family and I were invited to the Land Rover BAR road show on Saturday 6th of May which was held at BAR America's Cup HQ in Portsmouth.
DEMO: Rare chance to see a life raft inflating.
BoatBid Auction - 12th to 18th April - Bidding has begun!
Opportunities like this don't come along very often! If you have a life raft, do you know what's in it? This quick vid shows what's contained in a typical life raft and what it's used for. Love from Boatshed Brighton and Nicky's Canvasworks!
Only a week to go until the next auction which takes place from 14-18 April..
When abandoning their boat - something which is your last resort! - many people go to deploy their life rafts, only to find that they pull and pull and pull at their painter (the operating chord) and their life raft doesn't inflate.
Find Your Dream Boat!
International Women's Day (March 8th) is a world-wide celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for improving gender equality.
Entries Close 4th March.
Boat Owners: You can profit from the Long-Term View
BoatBid Auction 10th to 14th February - Bidding has begun!
At the end of January brokers from Boatshed Bourgogne, Boatshed Midi Canals & Boatshed Paris got together for a seminar concentrating on the year ahead and a training session in the use of our new Virtual Reality technology. The Port of Decize is an ideal location with its comfortable hotel and chalet accommodation, a good restaurant and most important of all (for us) first class, modern conference facilities. Oh! and an excellent central heating system! It’s -9° outside but in spite of the cold in the air and the ice on the water our intrepid brokers all turned up for our 2 day event. 100% turn out .... Bravo! By enabling the use of VR on the Boatshed platform it is now possible to make a virtual visit of boats from “the comfort of your own home”. With a click of your mouse grab and turn the image up, down and around and "visit" the boat just as if you were there. For an even more immersive experience try looking at the images through VR viewers on your smartphone. It’s just like being on board!
Maybe you’re into canals and narrowboats, or maybe you’d rather be on a motor boat or yacht, but you just can’t get down to the coast this weekend: These tips from the towpath will give you some unusual date ideas to impress the one you love this weekend.
Boatshed report on the Dusseldorf Boat Show. This month, the Boatshed team visited the Dusseldorf Boat Show.
Boatshed.com conquers the thousands of miles between their HQ in the UK and Australia as they welcome Boatshed Gold Coast to the group:
Park Your Boat for Sale: A Flexible, Moneysaving Arrangement with Marinas
If thoughts of New Year’s Resolutions and unrealistic goals have already got you feeling the January blues, why not brighten up your day by planning some surprisingly fun, canal-boat themed resolutions? Here are some of our best ideas to float your boat, and get you back into the flow of things for 2017.