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.
The RYA and British Marine’s joint environment initiative The Green Blue has revealed University of Manchester Sailing Club as the overall winner of the University Sailing Sustainability Challenge 2017-18.
Environmental problems like waste disposal, climate change and the pollution of our oceans affect every human, animal and nation on this planet. Environmental issues are also a hot topic in lecture halls and common rooms across the UK.
There is something for everyone as RYA Push the Boat Out gives you the chance to try sailing and windsurfing for free or low cost this May.
If you are on the lookout for something completely different, whether you are bored of the gym and want some outdoor health and fitness, are a bit of an adrenaline junkie, need something to switch your brain off from everyday life or simply want a sociable new activity you can enjoy with your partner or family, pop down to your local sailing club or centre during Push The Boat Out and have a go.
Neil Chapman, CEO and Founder of Boatshed.com awards the top prize of "Broker of the Year Award" to Angus Rose of Boatshed London. Angus and his team are Houseboat Specialists based in London, but he also operates Boatshed Thames and Boatshed Grand Union, which specialise in narrowboats and wide beam barges, and also sell yachts and motor cruisers.
Until recently, the boat brokerage industry was fragmented, old-fashioned and opaque. Yacht brokers worked alone, with lists of privileged clients and according to whatever methods they preferred.
Activity in the boat sector is on the rise in some major markets but not the UK, according to statistics from International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA). In France, for example, used-boat purchases were up 5% last year to 65,000.
Many people think of gelcoat simply as something that keeps their boat looking good, adding a smooth shine and containing the pigment that gives your boat its signature colour. But every time you bump up against a pier, moor up in strong sunshine or step on deck with sharp grit in the sole of your shoes, it’s gelcoat that works hard to protect your boat from damage, moisture and UV light.
The April auction is busier than ever with over 75 boats on offer.
Another thing we are committed to at Boatshed is reducing the costs of boat ownership for our customers. Boat buyers will, typically, spend about 20% of the price of a boat on necessary equipment, products and services within the first 12 months of ownership. This expenditure can be considerable and is often overlooked by other brokers. Our Preferred Partners Program is aimed at reducing this expenditure and thereby the overall cost of boat ownership for Boatshed customers.
Two retired Royal Marines, Mick Dawson and Steve "Sparky" Sparkes are taking on the Pacific Ocean with nothing but oars and guts to enable the first trans Pacific row completed by a blind person, whilst taking part in the Great Pacific Race from Monterey Bay, Canada to Honolulu, Hawaii.
Executive Summary: In a market where younger households are competing for increasingly expensive housing, houseboats offer an appealing economic alternative. As a result, the demand for houseboats is growing across Europe, providing the first step on the property ladder for many young families.
Fancy good food and selling boats? Boatshed has just released new exclusive franchise territories in France. Following a series of successful pilot schemes in France, you can now operate a Boatshed business in a number of French coastal and inland areas.
If you are a boat owner, the current market conditions have never been better if you are willing to take a unconventional approach to boat ownership and regard you floating pride and joy as an ‘asset’ rather than an extended ‘member of the family’.
April Boatbid - Entries Close - 4th March 2018
9 Months Alone At Sea, 30,000 Miles Non-Stop, No Modern Technology, Southern Ocean!
The April BoatBid auction will run from the 13th to the 17th April.
Do you work with boats? Are you in the marine industry or a boatyard or a marina or any job that puts you into regular contact with boat owners? Or do you just love boats and know lots of others who do?
The February BoatBid auction is open.
Boatshed Texas & Boatshed.com are proud to be Ambassadors & Co Sponsors of the upcoming Award Winning Film Documentary of 'Vanishing Sail' the story of traditional boat building in the Caribbean Islands of Curacao & The Grenadines, please join us in celebrating and supporting this film to be shown on January 27th at 6pm hosted by SailATX and the Bullock History Museum, Austin Texas.