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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.


Westerly Seahawk 34 for sale with 2013 standing rigging

Westerly Seahawk 34 for sale with 2013 standing rigging

Monday, 07 December 2015

Boatshed Portsmouth are very pleased to be offering this Westerly Seahawk 34 for sale. She is in good condition and boasts new standing rigging in 2013, another of her unique features is the fantastically sized cockpit tent (see pictures below) it really does create a whole other room.

Sail boat to Grenada - what happens once the sale is complete and the sailing begins....

Sail boat to Grenada - what happens once the sale is complete and the sailing begins....

Monday, 07 December 2015

The Boatshed brokers are busy bees, but sometimes they ponder what has happened to aboat after it has changed owners, especially when sold to someone who has a specific objective in mind as to why they need a certain vessel.

5 Cool Canalside Markets for Christmas 2015

5 Cool Canalside Markets for Christmas 2015

Friday, 04 December 2015

Festive music and twinkling lights are always an integral part of Christmas shopping, but a canalside market can offer so much more, such as Santa cruises, floating traders and a nostalgic, Dickensian atmosphere. Here are some of our best seasonal suggestions for winter fayres this year.

So, why would you want to cross the Atlantic?

So, why would you want to cross the Atlantic?

Thursday, 03 December 2015

Never appealed to me but clearly, the challenge is irresistible for some. OK, so you can 'tick it off' on your completed 'list' but there has got to be more to it than that ? Some sailors make the crossing for charity and some simply do it because 'it is in their blood'.

A boat with an interesting history - Dutch Luxemotor Hotel Charter Barge

A boat with an interesting history - Dutch Luxemotor Hotel Charter Barge

Thursday, 03 December 2015

At Boatshed we pride ourselves on really getting to know the boats we have for sale. This means from time to time we come across interesting vessels that are worth an extra mention.

Christmas events near the water

Christmas events near the water

Tuesday, 01 December 2015

At Christmas time we don't necessarily associate Santa's sleigh with the water. However this year Boatshed have some top tips on having festive fun by the waterside and a couple of chances to dress your vessel up and take part in the events.

Buying a boat, the service doesn't stop here...

Buying a boat, the service doesn't stop here...

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Another day at Boatshed Portsmouth as they oversee the transport of a boat which had completed her sale and is off to bonnie Scotland!

WINTER - Is your boat covered?

WINTER - Is your boat covered?

Thursday, 26 November 2015

The recent cold weather snap has given us a sharp reminder that winter is finally on its way.

A boat with an interesting history - Classic Laurent Giles Design Channel Class No 28

A boat with an interesting history - Classic Laurent Giles Design Channel Class No 28

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

At Boatshed we pride ourselves on really getting to know the boats we have for sale. This means from time to time we come across vessels with such an interesting history it’s worth an extramention.

A boat with an interesting history - Nelson 34 Aft Cabin Mk 6

A boat with an interesting history - Nelson 34 Aft Cabin Mk 6

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

At Boatshed we pride ourselves on really getting to know the boats we have for sale. This means from time to time we come across vessels with such an interesting history they are worth an extra mention.

December Boatbid Auction - Catalogue PREVIEW

December Boatbid Auction - Catalogue PREVIEW

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Next months auction commences on Thursday 11th December and runs until Tuesday 15th December. There are a large variety of boats for sale, here are just a selection of the boats featured:

SEA START - Should you join?

SEA START - Should you join?

Friday, 30 October 2015

As a boat owner, I have always taken out insurance to protect myself against the unknown but I have never really considered breakdown protection.

Boatshed Preferred Partners - A day in the life of a Sail Maker!

Boatshed Preferred Partners - A day in the life of a Sail Maker!

Friday, 30 October 2015

I recently published a blog explaining how our Preferred Partners Scheme works. As a follow on A day in the life of series was born, starting with.... A day if the life of a Sail Maker!

Applications are now closed - Could you be the Boatshed Blogger?

Applications are now closed - Could you be the Boatshed Blogger?

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Thank you applications now closed

We have a Winner of the Paddle Board!!

We have a Winner of the Paddle Board!!

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Congratulations go to Richard Slape. We had thousands of entries to the competition. Ian Dawes Yacht Broker from Boatshed Port Solent, Wendy Barker from Boatshed HQ and Chrissie Capel from Boatshed HQ met Richard and his son Peter at Trafalgar Wharf near Port Solent, UK to present the prize. Richard was picked from the entries having correctly answered the following questions:

Boatbid Auction - Have you entered?

Boatbid Auction - Have you entered?

Friday, 23 October 2015

It's an online auction site for used boats where potential customers can bid to purchase the boat of their dreams. BoatBid.com's process means you can bid with confidence, each boat can be surveyed and sea trialled before you make the final decision to purchase.

Are These the Five Spookiest #Canals This #Halloween?

Are These the Five Spookiest #Canals This #Halloween?

Friday, 23 October 2015

Boating charities and waterways attractions offer a variety of eerie entertainment choices around this time of year, for those who love narrowboats and canals.

Discounts for Boatshed Customers!

Discounts for Boatshed Customers!

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Boatshed are now working with a series of Local, National and International companies to offer you discounts on equipment and services for your boat.

Fowey: A Nautical Destination

Fowey: A Nautical Destination

Monday, 19 October 2015

A few weeks ago the Boatshed team decided to pull into Fowey. We didn’t quite realise that it was also the Fowey Regatta, so this made things a little busier than normal. If you have never visited Fowey, I can strongly recommend it. It seems to be a completely boat mad place. In fact, salt seems to be wired into the population’s DNA as I think you would be hard pressed to find a more nautically keen location in the UK. Everything about it says boats and boating. What we really liked was the very practical traditional approach to sailing and motor boating.

Island Harbour lift out facilities up to 50 tonnes

Island Harbour lift out facilities up to 50 tonnes

Friday, 16 October 2015

Island Harbour Marina is one of the Solent's best-kept secrets. Situated two miles south of Cowes on the River Medina. Its a peaceful marina with over 200 berths for annual moorings and visiting yachts and great facilities including...