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.
We met Ben around 20 years ago and even then I never thought of him as having a disability, whilst he couldn't get around as quickly as his siblings it never slowed him down. Ben has Cerebral Palsy which commonly affects muscular coordination, mobility and speech among other things and he is embarking on kayaking the Welsh coastline with a friend.
Canal festival season is now well underway, with Boatshed’s Phil and Angus having already been to London’s biggest canal festival, the IWA Cavalcade. If you have an interest in inland boating, real ale and live music then look no further than your local canal festival!
Here are a handful of what our customers think of buying or selling a boat through Boatshed...
Come and see the Home, Craft, Food & Garden Fair on the 14th May 10.00 - 16.00, with over 60 stalls at the prestigious Royal Clarence Yard, the old victualling yard for the Navy, Weevil Lane, Gosport, Hampshire.
On May Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd, Boatshed Suffolk would like you to join them to 'Push the boat out' at Shotley Marina.
With over 1800 boats for sale on Boatshed.com last week we thought you'd be interested to know what our Top 5, most viewed boats were.
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!