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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.

July Boatbid Auction

Monday, 14 May 2018

The July BoatBid auction will run from the 13th to the 17th July 2018 .

Boatshed sponsor Antigua Classic Regatta - Windward Race / Monday

Monday, 23 April 2018

The last racing day for the Antigua Classic Regatta had lighter winds with intervals of squally blustery conditions and heavy down pours. With a mixture of weather conditions throughout the race made interesting results for the last day.

Boatshed sponsor - Antigua Classic Regatta - Single Handed Race / Thursday

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Skippers breifing for the single handed race was held at the Antigua Yacht Club. Basic rules include no autopilots to be used, all boats will have observers who will be situated on each boat to help in case of emergency.

Antigua Classic Regatta 2018 - Sponsored by Boatshed.com

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Boatshed sponsor The Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, its got to be the No1 classic sailing event in the Caribbean.

Donating your boat to Sail 4 Cancer Charity

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

At the end of 2017 we were approached by Chris Woods on behalf of the Keith Black Will Trust who wanted to donate his Colvic Countess 33 to Sail 4 Cancer. After considering whether to use her for our family sailing days it was eventually decided that the charity would get more benefit is she was sold and the funds used to give breaks to the many families on the waiting list.

Enda o'Coineen returns to Sables d'Olonne after 14500 miles non stop from New Zealand

Monday, 02 April 2018

Enda o'Coineen from Galway arrived in Sables d'Olonne on his open 60 Le Souffle de Nord Team Ireland, non stop from New Zealand after his Vendéeboat was dismasted 300km south of New Zealand during the Vendée Globe. Enda finally completed the Vendée Race with having around 6 severe storms on the trip from New Zealand back to Sables d'Olonne, he had a much rougher weather passage than the Vendée entrants 17 months ago.

First Boat Traffic Island launched in France

Sunday, 01 April 2018

NRI inc (Nautical Roundabout Initiatives Inc) have launched a new traffic island type navigation system in the french port of Les Sables d'Olonne.
Les Sables d'Olonne is the home port of the legendary Vendée Globe Race, this makes Les Sables d'Olonne the world capital of monohull sailing.

The IMOCA Open 60 of the Estrella Damm Sailing Team launched

Saturday, 31 March 2018

The IMOCA Open 60 of the Estrella Damm Sailing Team, has an exceptional pedigree and he knows well the course of the BWR: it is the boat with which Jean-Pierre Dick and Damian Foxall won the Barcelona World Race 2007 -08, under the colors of Paprec-Virbac 2.

Helping with the cost of boat ownership

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

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.

Golden Globe Race

Friday, 16 February 2018

9 Months Alone At Sea, 30,000 Miles Non-Stop, No Modern Technology, Southern Ocean!

April BoatBid Auction

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

The April BoatBid auction will run from the 13th to the 17th April.

February BoatBid - Auction Open!

Friday, 09 February 2018

The February BoatBid auction is open.

February BoatBid - Catalogue Open

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

February BoatBid - Catalogue Published

February BoatBid - Don't Forget To Enter!

Friday, 22 December 2017

February BoatBid - Entries Close 31/12/2017

February BoatBid - Open To Entries

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Entries Close 24th December.

December Boatbid - Auction Open!

Friday, 08 December 2017

December Boatbid - Place Your Bid!

December BoatBid - A Preview

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

December BoatBid - A Preview

December BoatBid - Preview Catalogue Live

Wednesday, 08 November 2017

December BoatBid Catalogue

Winterising Your Boat

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Winter is almost here...

December BoatBid - Entries Close 29th October

Friday, 20 October 2017

December Boatbid - Entries Close 29/10