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.
It hasn’t escaped anyone’s attention that we live in very different times and we are being bombarded with news from all directions about some sort of crisis somewhere – usually financial.
I have heard many figures quoted for the number of miles of navigable waterways in the UK: It is certainly several thousand. How do you find your way around such an extensive network?
Yes, I too was one of those people who asked, “What is the point of Twitter?” I had already wasted hours on Facebook keeping in touch with my friends’ status updates, and I didn’t need a whole other social world on line to mysteriously suc...
The Board of the BMF South West are pleased to announce that the Annual Conference and AGM will take place on the 10th February 2012 at the main campus of South Devon College, Paignton.
We’re on the lake!
Visit Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle at the Seattle Boat Show!
January 27 – February 5 2012
- Featured Boat of the Week!
At a time when some businesses are struggling, our biggest problem at Boatshed Grand Union is that we seem to be selling too many boats – we have several under offer at the moment and are ready to take on more boats for brokerage. To meet the de...
We have been twice to St Katherines Marina in January and its such a fantastic place to winter for cruisers.
We have great pleasure in presenting the Flying Fox 35 - a very unique yacht and a piece of yachting history. She was designed by the famous yacht designer Uffa Fox, from the Isle of Wight who is known as the 'father of planing sailboat hulls'. ...
From Monday 16th January to Friday 27th January 2012 the Shotley Marina Lock gates will be closed for their annual maintenance programme of servicing, cleaning and painting.
At the recent European Boatshed.com Conference held in Excel, London the excellence awards for the group were announced.
British Waterways are about to close the Tring Summit from Lock 39 Startops to 49 Northchurch. This area is not river fed and is suffering from the worst water shortage in many years.
On Valentine’s day last year my husband and I were in a pub talking about getting a bigger boat. I said that my perfect boat would be a 70 foot narrowboat, green, with side hatches and a ‘boatman’s cabin’. I’ve always fancied having the ...
After achieving her place in exploration history by being the first ever craft to be rowed to the Magnetic North Pole, the Christchurch 'Ice Boat' lived up to all expectations last Summer and more.
At the recent European Boatshed.com Conference held in London the excellence awards for the Boatshed group were announced.
As the only British crew member on-board, Brian Thompson, today clocked up two major records as the maxi trimaran, Banque Populaire V, crossed the Jules Verne Trophy finish line near Brest, France this evening.
Whether you’re looking to do some serious cruising, day sailing or use your motor boat as a live-a-board weekend retreat, the Sealine F43 ticks all the boxes, and then some.
So you crossed the Atlantic nearly 18 months ago and soon the tax vultures will start circling for their pound of your hard earned flesh. The time is fast approaching when you will have to pay VAT and if in Spain, Matriculation Tax.
During the Industrial Revolution as the Irish navigators or “navvies” continued to build the waterways network, steerers were needed for the boats and lock keepers were required for a variety of maintenance tasks.
Looking for a live-aboard in London? Check out this super-duper 20m Dutch Barge with a superb West London mooring.