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The first "first of the season" impromptu BBQ was held at Hamstead Point Beach by Newtown Creek on the Isle of Wight. Amazing fun, great turn out with 7 boats, over 25 people, children and dogs. With the first great weekend weather, sunshine and a light breeze from the east, and tides perfect for a lunchtime BBQ with High water around lunchtime, we jumped at the chance for this social with the team from Rib-X and Boatshed.
Another boat sold by Boatshed - This Malahide was refurbished 1997 to an exceptionally high standard, the interior linings and décor are immaculate. Beautifully crafted mahogany woodwork by a cabinet maker has to be seen to appreciate the full extent of the quality craftsman ship. Although she is coded for charter the current owners have not used her for charter, and with this in mind she would suit both private ownership and charter for any prospective buyer. There is ample accommodation, and a tremendous amount of navigational and mechanical equipment on board.
Another boat sold by Boatshed - This Dutch built vessel is for sale with only delivery hours on the clock. The ambience is all about light and atmosphere with an interplay of colours and the harmony of the materials chosen. This vessel is a full on trawler yacht which has been built to conform to a very rigid safety and stability code. With a range of 465 nautical miles and her powerful engine this is one very serious and luxurious vessel.
A Pursuit, as its name implies, is not a race. It is an opportunity to test the mettle of your boat against others. This is achieved by boats starting in groups, smallest first, with the aim of finishing at about the same time. The course starts at Gilkicker and goes round the Nab Tower and back, 20 miles.
The next BoatBid Boat Auction is on 15 - 19 July 2016. This time there's specialist categories for various types of boats including Narrowboats, Barges, sail, Power and Commercial Boats and many more.
This week we are shining the spotlight on a shared ownership offer of a 2006, 49ft Inland Waterways Cruiser during peak summer weeks in July & August.
Come and visit the team from Boatshed Commercial at Seaworks Exhibition for Commercial work boats at Mayflower park, Southampton in June 14-16, 2016. Boatshed Commercial developed their specialist yacht brokerage with the constant demand for the full information and photos/videos that Boatshed practise with their leisure market. The Boatshed Commercial team provide the specialist brokerage service for the sale and purchase of commercial vessels including, work boats, tugs, Inland barges.
We met Ben around 20 years ago and even then I never thought of him as having a disability, whilst he couldn't get around as quickly as his siblings it never slowed him down. Ben has Cerebral Palsy which commonly affects muscular coordination, mobility and speech among other things and he is embarking on kayaking the Welsh coastline with a friend.
Canal festival season is now well underway, with Boatshed’s Phil and Angus having already been to London’s biggest canal festival, the IWA Cavalcade. If you have an interest in inland boating, real ale and live music then look no further than your local canal festival!
Here are a handful of what our customers think of buying or selling a boat through Boatshed...
Come and see the Home, Craft, Food & Garden Fair on the 14th May 10.00 - 16.00, with over 60 stalls at the prestigious Royal Clarence Yard, the old victualling yard for the Navy, Weevil Lane, Gosport, Hampshire.
On May Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd, Boatshed Suffolk would like you to join them to 'Push the boat out' at Shotley Marina.
With over 1800 boats for sale on Boatshed.com last week we thought you'd be interested to know what our Top 5, most viewed boats were.
As well as our local offices the team from Boatshed like to get out and about, so here is where you will find us this May.
Do you have a boathook on board and do you use it?
Are you using Boatshed's new 'Saved Searches' tool. Quite simply, when looking for a boat on any Boatshed website, you can save your search and then receive a e-mail when a new boat/s matches your requirements.
Imagine sailing around our wonderful coastline, enjoying the ever-changing scenery and wildlife, experiencing the challenges of tidal currents, rocks and sand banks, and entering our many historical ports from the sea. Whilst being part of a fundraising venture for Macmillan Cancer Support? Well imagine no more!
Have you heard the new word on the street that there are now new words on the… er…. towpath? Yes, in London, where the streets are paved with gold, some canal towpaths are now paved in poetry. ‘Waterlines’ is a new initiative from The Canal and River Trust as part of their partnership with The Poetry Society. When the Trust was first launched Yorkshire poet Ian McMillan wrote a new poem called ‘Canal Life’ and the ongoing project Locklines, managed by Chrysalis Arts, sees Ian’s words carved into new lock gates, along with those by Poets Roy Fisher and Jo Bell.
If you are looking to bake bread onboard your boat, this easy to follow recipe has been tried and tested by the Boatshed Team.
Are you looking to run your own business with the backing, training and support of a global organisation? Then why not look into ownership of a Boatshed franchise?