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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.
"Ken, listen to me carefully...because this is the best advice you will ever get. Concentrate on the big money boats as these cause the least hassle, have generally good paperwork and offer an all round easier experience and higher reward for the same amount of work".
Boatshed's used boat market report for 2016. Overall, the key market points of the last 6 months are as follows:
The Boatshed HQ Support team has plenty of experience within the brokerage and marine industry and is able to provide constant support to all Boatshed Brokers.
Last year Edward Kay joined the Boatshed Team, setting up Boatshed Riviera in the South of France as a new franchisee broker. A second broker, Solenne Vaudin d’Imecourt, now assists him. Edward has had a lifetime love affair with boating and the South of France, owning a classic power boat himself, and Boatshed Riviera is fast becoming a go-to brokerage for, in particular, large, luxury power boats.
Over the past year Boatshed has been involved in various community projects.
From August 2016 changes in Consumer Insurance law will affect anyone who buys pleasure boat or charter boat insurance which is subject to English law.
Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) was established by Great Britain sailing legend Sir Ben Ainslie in June 2014 with the ambitious aim of winning for Britain the 35th America’s Cup.