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.
From the start, Boatshed has always been about promoting and harnessing those family values that most boaters share; spending time together afloat with family and friends; owning a beloved boat that becomes part of the family; weekends spent at anchorages in hidden bays and coves; introducing children to the joys of boating and adventures at sea; the camaraderie that comes with Club and team racing events; endlessly fiddling with engines, warps, sheets and halyard in all types of weather and conditions, and the occasional, perfect, sunset reach or motor home after a fabulous boating trip!
If you fancy a dip in the sea at Christmas, you are either brave/daft or raising money for charity – after all who would want to leave the comfort of their over warm homes to jump into icy waters if it wasn’t for charity!?
With the increased popularity of Bitcoin and Barclays Bank now set to start accepting the "virtual" currency. Boatshed wanted to get ahead of the curve and offer "Bitcoin" as a currency choice when buying a boat. This is a first for the marine industry and makes a great PR story for us.
Here at Boatshed we have some fabulous brokers and today we’d like to put the spotlight on Tim Kingston who is the Boatshed broker for Brighton.
What is it - It is a cooker based on the hay box principle. Once the ingredients have been brought to the boil on your stove, you place the cooking pans into the outer casing, shut the lid and it carries on cooking - WITH NO POWER SOURCE, for hours, until you are ready for your meal.
If you've already tried your favourite canal market but are still looking for some inspiration for an original gift idea, here are eight suggestions from some narrowboat-based businesses.
Neil and Mandy drove to Southern Italy to investigate marina and potential Boatshed opportunities along the Bay of Naples as well as a host of other areas in Italy. Happy to report that large quantities of boats exist in marinas and yards, very often in poor condition looking to be sold. Brokerage facilities in Italy still require more transparency and many small brokers would fit the Boatshed network profile, ongoing discussions continue with a number of players in this area.
Boatshed meets....Hannah Diamond who hopes to be bring a Gold Medal home from the Rio Olympics 2016.Friday, 11 December 2015
John Gimson and Hannah Diamond teamed up in November 2014. They sail a Nacra 17, which is the new mixed multihull for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. They are serious contenders for bringing home a medal.
At Boatshed we pride ourselves on really getting to know the boats we have for sale. This means from time to time we come across vessels with such an interesting history it’s worth an extra mention.
In our new Worcester ‘centre of excellence’ office, where we offer a consistent and seamless service from the heart of the country.
The December Boatbid auction starts this Friday at 0900hrs!
With all the talk of tinsel and turkey about to begin, we must not forget that enjoying time on the water happens whatever the weather.
Boatshed Portsmouth are very pleased to be offering this Westerly Seahawk 34 for sale. She is in good condition and boasts new standing rigging in 2013, another of her unique features is the fantastically sized cockpit tent (see pictures below) it really does create a whole other room.
The Boatshed brokers are busy bees, but sometimes they ponder what has happened to aboat after it has changed owners, especially when sold to someone who has a specific objective in mind as to why they need a certain vessel.
Festive music and twinkling lights are always an integral part of Christmas shopping, but a canalside market can offer so much more, such as Santa cruises, floating traders and a nostalgic, Dickensian atmosphere. Here are some of our best seasonal suggestions for winter fayres this year.
Never appealed to me but clearly, the challenge is irresistible for some. OK, so you can 'tick it off' on your completed 'list' but there has got to be more to it than that ? Some sailors make the crossing for charity and some simply do it because 'it is in their blood'.
At Boatshed we pride ourselves on really getting to know the boats we have for sale. This means from time to time we come across interesting vessels that are worth an extra mention.
At Christmas time we don't necessarily associate Santa's sleigh with the water. However this year Boatshed have some top tips on having festive fun by the waterside and a couple of chances to dress your vessel up and take part in the events.
Another day at Boatshed Portsmouth as they oversee the transport of a boat which had completed her sale and is off to bonnie Scotland!
The recent cold weather snap has given us a sharp reminder that winter is finally on its way.