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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.


Come and talk to the Boatshed experts at Southampton boat show

Come and talk to the Boatshed experts at Southampton boat show

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Come and meet our team of experts that The YachtMarket Southampton boat show this year - 2017. We have some really interesting classic boats, with amazing histories, some superb blue water cruisers in exotic locations and RIB experts on hand to answer your queries about inboard or outboard, deep V or shallow, etc, plus...

HMS Queen Elizabeth arrives in Portsmouth Harbour

HMS Queen Elizabeth arrives in Portsmouth Harbour

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

After a long wait, HMS Queen Elizabeth finally arrived in Portsmouth Harbour this morning at 0710hrs. She was greeted with a flotilla of boats and thousands of people lined the shores to catch a glimpse of the biggest warship ever built for the Royal Navy.

September Boatbid - Catalogue LIVE

September Boatbid - Catalogue LIVE

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

September Boatbid Catalogue

Seattle Boatbid - Auction Open

Seattle Boatbid - Auction Open

Friday, 11 August 2017

Seattle BoatBid Auction - 11th to the 15th August - Bidding has begun!

ROLEX FASTNET RACE: THE FASTEST HOME

Tuesday, 08 August 2017

Arriving in Plymouth at 05:55 BST and a little over ten hours outside of the current multihull line honours, the MOD70 Concise 10 became the first yacht to complete the 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race. Having led the record-breaking fleet throughout the entire race, her quest to arrive first over the finish line was never in jeopardy.

“It was one of the easier Rolex Fastnets I’ve done,” revealed British skipper Ned Collier Wakefield on arrival in Plymouth. “The record wasn’t on with the forecast, it was upwind all the way to Land’s End. We had a nice rounding of the Fastnet Rock and gybed straight afterwards heading back along the Irish coast to find a bit more pressure and then had a great night bombing along at 35 knots in pretty flat water.”

Annabel Vose Scoops ELEMIS Ladies Day Trophy at Lendy Cowes Week

Wednesday, 02 August 2017

Annabel Vose, has been announced as the winner of the ELEMIS Ladies Day Trophy at Lendy Cowes Week. The trophy recognises the outstanding contribution, commitment, or achievement of women in sailing.

The annual Ladies Day returned to Lendy Cowes Week on 1 August with a number of celebrations culminating in the presentation of the Ladies Day Trophy to Annabel Vose at an exclusive evening reception held at Northwood House.

Boatshed supports screening of new film  - Vanishing Sail - Sunday 6 August 2017

Boatshed supports screening of new film - Vanishing Sail - Sunday 6 August 2017

Monday, 31 July 2017

Boatshed supports screening of the film Vanishing Sail - A Dramatic Tale of the Caribbean Sailing Tradition wins support from creative boat seller Portsmouth, UK. Boatshed, the world’s largest yacht brokerage, announces its partnership with Indian Creek Films for the August 6 screening of the film Vanishing Sail-Five years in the making, Vanishing Sail is the story of how the centuries-old tradition of sailboat building was kept alive in the Grenadine islands.

Authentic ship smell ? Visit a REAL Chandlery

Authentic ship smell ? Visit a REAL Chandlery

Monday, 31 July 2017

Authentic ship smell ?

A foiling first for Nacra crews

A foiling first for Nacra crews

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Image: Sailing Energy/World Sailing

July Boatbid Auction - Starts Today!

July Boatbid Auction - Starts Today!

Friday, 14 July 2017

BoatBid Auction - 14th to the 18th July - Bidding has begun!

July BoatBid Auction - Catalogue Live

July BoatBid Auction - Catalogue Live

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

The next auction runs from Friday 14th July 2017 until Tuesday 18th July 2017.

Jukebox J109 wins the Gosport Charity Pursuit 2017

Jukebox J109 wins the Gosport Charity Pursuit 2017

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

As its name implies it is NOT a race as such but an opportunity to pitch up your vessel amongst others and see how you fair. Participating vessels range in length, design and capability which determines your start time smallest first, with the aim of finishing at about the same time.

OSTAR 2017

OSTAR 2017

Monday, 29 May 2017

The Single-handed Trans-Atlantic Race, or OSTAR, is an east-to-west yacht race across the North Atlantic, inaugurated in 1960, it was the first single-handed ocean yacht race. It is run from Plymouth to the Newport in the USA and is held every four years. The Boatshed Performance team sailed into Plymouth today to get a report at the low key start. The race is westwards against the prevailing winds of the north Atlantic over a distance of around 3,000 nautical miles.

Boatshed ketch gets a scrub at Sealift Gosport

Boatshed ketch gets a scrub at Sealift Gosport

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

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.

14th - 18th July Boatbid - Entry Opens Today!

14th - 18th July Boatbid - Entry Opens Today!

Monday, 15 May 2017

When? - 14th to 18th July

Boatshed Brighton Life Jacket Series Video 3 of 5

Boatshed Brighton Life Jacket Series Video 3 of 5

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

A quick video, with yet another set of hints and tips on checking your lifejackets, direct from boatshed Brighton! (Apologies for the quality!)

Land Rover BAR (Bring the Cup Home ) Roadshow.

Land Rover BAR (Bring the Cup Home ) Roadshow.

Tuesday, 09 May 2017

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.

Want to see what happens when a life raft inflates? Watch this!

Want to see what happens when a life raft inflates? Watch this!

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

DEMO: Rare chance to see a life raft inflating.

April BoatBid - Auction Starts Today

April BoatBid - Auction Starts Today

Friday, 14 April 2017

BoatBid Auction - 12th to 18th April - Bidding has begun!

What's Inside Your Liferaft?

What's Inside Your Liferaft?

Sunday, 09 April 2017

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!