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.
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?
The next auction commences on Friday 15th April at 9am and runs until Tuesday 19th April at 7pm. There are 55 boats for sale in sail, power, river and inland boats.
So we’re already March and the UK’s warming up. I was very fortunate to be asked by National Association of Marine Industries (ANEN), to attend their annual conference in Barcelona.
The next auction takes place between 15th to 19th April 2016, here's a preview of some of the boats entered into the auction:
In January a man died in a boat fire on the canal in Bradford on Avon. The tragedy was reported in the local and national press. Several fire crews from the surrounding area attended the blaze but could not save the man. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but it is suspected to be an accident, and floral tributes have been left on the towpath.
This week the Boatshed special mention spotlight is on an immaculate Silverette Hull no. 1. Who has previously been owned by Robbie Coltrane who sailed her round the Scottish Isles.
Our franchise in Chichester UK is available to buy. Established in 2004 it is looking for an enthusiastic broker to re establish it's foothold in the Chichester broker scene.
Any boat owner will recognise this as a very sad sight!
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 March / April.
The owners of this lovely Quarter Tonner have reduced the asking price to just €11,000 for a 3-week period ending 13 April 2016. If not sold she will be taken off the market and put into storage.
We want our customers to feel valued, informed and, well…… loved. Instead of us keeping all the useful information about boat sales to ourselves, we have developed some tools to allow our customers to keep themselves informed whilst selling a boat and when looking for a new boat.
In December 2015 we wrote a blog post about James Muggoch a Londoner who bought bought 'Annie of Orford', a David Sadler Frigate from Corinne at Boatshed Isle of Wight in February 2015.
The Easter bank holiday weekend is often a busy time on the canals. As long as the weather is good it’s a great opportunity for the firstcruise of the season, and trip boats and boat owners alike all chug cheerfully past nodding daffodils and busy beer gardens. But if you’re not out boating on your own boat here are six great ways to enjoy Easter on the canals.
This month we have shone the spotlight into the eyes of Boatshed Broker Andy Topham and asked him some questions so that we can all get to know him a little better.