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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.


Rolex Fastnet Race 2011

Rolex Fastnet Race 2011

Tuesday, 02 August 2011

The legendary Fastnet Race starts on the 14th August 2011 in Cowes and finishes in Plymouth from the 16th onwards. The finishing fleet will be hosted at Sutton Harbour Marina which is where Stephen from BoatshedPlymouth keeps his own yacht. It will be an exciting time for all yachting enthusiasts and spectators as they watch the race fleet make their way across the finishing line at the Plymouth breakwater and then enter the Marina. Live music will be playing, the British Fireworks Championship will take place and all the usual Barbican hospitality will be available. BoatshedPlymouth looks forward to meeting the locals and visitors alike as they watch the events.

Clipper 11-12 Round The World Yacht Race

Clipper 11-12 Round The World Yacht Race

Monday, 01 August 2011

The guy's at Boatshed Hamble along with all the brokers at Boatshed cant resist anything to do with boats, and yesterday was a good example.

Boatshed Conference 2011

Boatshed Conference 2011

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

The Boatshed conference 2011 was a great success. Two days spent in and around Portsmouth Dockyard as well as Boatshed HQ in Gosport; with lots of lectures, group meetings and workshops. Approximately 30 Boatsheds came to the event, travelling from destinations across Europe and even as far as Phuket in the Far East.

400000 Boatshed Customers!

400000 Boatshed Customers!

Thursday, 28 April 2011

This week sees Boatshed.com pass the 400,000 registered customer mark.

New boat season checks: Lift out, scrub off, all in under 1 hour

New boat season checks: Lift out, scrub off, all in under 1 hour

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Its come round to this time of year, your boats hull is weedy, she is sluggish under power and takes time to respond, plus urgently needs to be scrubbed off and anodes all checked for the new seasons sailing.

America's Cup coming to Plymouth

America's Cup coming to Plymouth

Monday, 11 April 2011

Plymouth, Devon is to host a stage of the America’s Cup World Series 2011

Sailing Today Magazine reviews Etap 26i Listed at Boatshed Port Solent

Sailing Today Magazine reviews Etap 26i Listed at Boatshed Port Solent

Tuesday, 05 April 2011

By Ian Dawes, Boatshed Port Solent

Boatshed HQ moves offshore

Boatshed HQ moves offshore

Friday, 01 April 2011

After huge expansion of the group over the past few years the Boatshed.com team have opted for a new form of transport, with 15 luxuriously-appointed offices the new Boatshed Head Quarters is due to be commissioned this month.

Exactly what do you get for your survey fee?

Exactly what do you get for your survey fee?

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

So, you’ve decided to buy the boat of your dreams and now you need a survey. You phone up a number of surveyors to find out the cost. You read up on forums about people grumbling about what a survey costs. So what do you get with your survey and why does it cost what it costs?

Hayling Island pebbles tracked by scientists

Hayling Island pebbles tracked by scientists

Wednesday, 02 March 2011

Electronically-tagged pebbles have been scattered on the shore at Hayling Island, Hampshire, to track the movement of beach material. The 2,600 flint pebbles along the 4.9 miles (8km) of coast will be tracked by scientists using GPS scanners. The pebbles have been cut with a water jet and filled with ID chips similar to those used to tag pets. The tracer pebble study aims to follow the stones to help prevent flooding to the island's seafront properties. Clive Moon, coastal engineer, said: "The pebbles move rapidly - around 120m to 150m in just one tidal cycle - but they don't always move in the same direction. "One day they may go west and another they may go east." Beach 'nourished' The technology inside the pebbles is expected to last for several decades. The greatest distance travelled by a single pebble along the shore is currently 1.7 miles (2.8km). The island's coast loses between 25,000 and 50,000 cubic metres of sand, single and pebbles each year. The shingle on the boot-shaped island's beach is topped up annually by dumper trucks. Every five years the area is "nourished", whereby material dredged from the seabed is sprayed directly back onto the beach.

Mr. Mustang and a Beautiful Girl called Joanine.

Mr. Mustang and a Beautiful Girl called Joanine.

Wednesday, 02 March 2011

If yachts were people Mr. Mustang and Joanine should really get together. He is strong, full of character, a man about the world who has seen and done everything, a sort of Bernie Ecclestone of the boating world. Mr. Mustang is a Renown offshore cruiser Westerly who has navigated everywhere and is still not ready for a pair of warm slippers as there are still many coves to explore and ports to visit. Mr Mustang is lonely despite being one of the best value blue water boats (£16,500) that Boatshed Gibraltar has listed; he is still to get an offer that he can't refuse.

Chichester Harbour Events - March

Chichester Harbour Events - March

Wednesday, 02 March 2011

Join us for a great 10 mile walk on Saturday 12th right across the top of the harbour. This would be a good warm up walk if you are planning on booking the Festival of Harbour Walks in May. For more leisurely ways to learn about the harbour, try the Harbour Creekies talk on Wednesday 16th or one of the Solar Heritage trips.

A Real Wood Alternative to Teak Decking

A Real Wood Alternative to Teak Decking

Monday, 28 February 2011

Boatshed Dartmouth successfully sold a Moody 425 just before Christmas and her new owner decided that the cockpit seating and sole were really in need of attention as part of his refurbishment of the yacht. The curved nature of the seating had caused water to lay in certain places on the seating area especially aft by the drain holes which tend to block easily. Over a period of time this had resulted in the original plywood faced imitation decking fitted by Moody completely rotting out and it was starting to lift in other areas.

Featured Boat of the Week - Bavaria 49

Featured Boat of the Week - Bavaria 49

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Bavaria Yachts has been building yachts of high quality and value for more than three decades, earning their reputation as one of the top-ranked and largest state-of-the-art yacht builders in Europe.

Take the Plunge and become a Yacht Broker !

Take the Plunge and become a Yacht Broker !

Friday, 25 February 2011

For anyone wavering about work, thinking about employment or just inquisitive about a new income - then joining Boatshed Essex could be just the thing.

Préparation pour la saison

Préparation pour la saison

Friday, 25 February 2011

Préparation pour la saison.

Featured Boat of the Week - Bayliner 4518 Motoryacht

Featured Boat of the Week - Bayliner 4518 Motoryacht

Saturday, 19 February 2011

This Bayliner 4518 Flybridge Motoryacht is on the hard and ready to launch following its recent hull cleaning and painting! It’s a vessel that has a lot to offer...

Boot Holland 2011 boat show. 11-16 February

Boot Holland 2011 boat show. 11-16 February

Friday, 18 February 2011

Fred & Lard de Vos of Boatshed Holland part of the Boatshed Yacht Brokerage Group have recently finished the Boot Holland boat show.

Finngulf 41

Finngulf 41

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Finngulf 41 – Uncompromised Beauty and Speed

2011 Camano Rendezvous...same weekend...new location...lots to do!!!

2011 Camano Rendezvous...same weekend...new location...lots to do!!!

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

This 19th Annual Camano Rendezvous will be held at the Lopez Islander Resort, Fishermen's Bay, Lopez Island, Washington.