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.
Seaworks is a bit like a boat show but one where they bring along all the big boys toys :). Big boats and big gear is the story of the day here. If you like your Seafaring gear to be that little bit over spec, then you will love this event.
Boatshed partner with PSP to facilitate the simpler sale and transport of used commercial vessels across the world.
I met Steve and Kaz at the Southampton Boatshow 2015 during 'fizz@five' when Jeanne Socrates (oldest woman to sail solo around the world non-stop) popped over to see us and bring her inspiring friends along to our stand. Steve Pointon a Royal Navy Chief Petty Officer is setting sail to circumnavigate the UK in his boat 'Tikka' with the aim to raise £10,000 and awareness of the work of Action for Children, a charity which works in local communities across the UK to make disadvantaged children's lives better.
This 11 route adventure in the Isles of Scilly, 28 miles west of lands end is the ultimate trip to get away from it all. There are 5 main islands and numerous other small rocky, sandy outcrops. The Coastal Weekender's low draft makes this the perfect boat to go island hopping.
Another boat sold by Boatshed - This Jeanneau 53 yacht offers exceptional standards of handling, performance and interior design. The seaworthiness and performance, spacious interior is finished to luxurious standards. Less than one year old and with just 40 engine hours this boat is as you would expect in superb condition.
If you are looking for a boat to race around and have serious fun on the water, take a peek at this Hull No 1 Corby 25.
This recipe uses raw beetroot which is in season now - for a crunchy crisp coleslaw which is such a vibrant colour, perfect for boating BBQ's.
Another boat sold boat Boatshed - This is a stunning and truly delightful Dutch barge in a great location. Built in 1906, she has very large living quarters with four double bedrooms and two bathrooms. There is also a huge second living space (what the owners call the 'party room'!) as well as the main open plan kitchen/living/dining room. The living space is arranged on two levels and could be easily re-configured to the new owner's specification. Beautifully presented and stylish, this boat provides a unique lifestyle for families and professional sharers alike.
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 June.
Another boat sold by Boatshed - This 4 year old Fairline Phantom 40 is a stunning motor yacht which is not only an elegant and stylish design but with build quality to match. She's as good as new and is a credit to the owners. It is very well equipped with generator, air conditioning and passarelle/dinghy lift.
How quickly can you organise a RIB RALLY in the Solent? Well it only took a few days, dedicated friends and the sun to shine to convince everyone it was a good idea.
We had a great day being towed around the Solent by our Rib-X eXplorer 600, with my mates and some cool toys, a two person Ringo, my Wakeboard and my GoPro camera to record some cool shots.
Pennie and Alan from Boatshed Suffolk had a great time last weekend helping to 'Push the Boat out' at Shotley Point Marina.
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.