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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.

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

Tuesday, 05 April 2011

By Ian Dawes, Boatshed Port Solent

Boatshed HQ moves offshore

Friday, 01 April 2011

After huge expansion of the group over the past few years the 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?

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

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.

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

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

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

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 !

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

Friday, 25 February 2011

Préparation pour la saison.

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

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

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Finngulf 41 – Uncompromised Beauty and Speed

2011 Camano Rendezvous...same 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.

What makes this work so interesting!

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Recently I sold a Sea Otter Narrow boat to a customer (James Smith) who is a retired dentist. The boat was surveyed and there were a couple of minor issues to be resolved prior to completion.
James had said he would be away for a few weeks so there was no rush to get the work done. I asked if he was going "anywhere nice" as one does, the reply I got was not what I would have ever imagined.
James was going to Nicaragua for 2 weeks to perform basic dental care, pain relief and dental health education. In order to visit the villages the main form of transport (now here's the nautical link !!) is a small narrow boat called a "Panger" that has a 200 hp engine hung on the back!!....
Below is a brief and interesting report from James along with pictures of this work he regularly provides at his own cost................

Did Liverpool Boatshow get it wrong?

Monday, 14 February 2011

Did Liverpool Boatshow get it wrong?

Boats wanted in Yorkshire

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Recession? What Recession? Sales of second hand boats in Yorkshire have never been better.

Interview - The Boatshed North Wales team on location at their office in Pwllheli Marina

Tuesday, 08 February 2011

In April 2007 Rob & Lydia Jutton set up Boatshed North Wales and it has been going from strength to strength ever since. The Boatshed North Wales team is headed up by Robert & Lydia Jutton with a sales team, Andy & Mandy Wood and Andy Topham. Full biographies can be found on the website and you can find the office is situated in Pwllheli Marina on the Llyn Peninsular.

Indoor Drystack for Trafalgar Wharf

Tuesday, 01 February 2011

Trafalgar Wharf, the vibrant and exciting new facility at Portchester, in Portsmouth Harbour, have just announced the investment of a six figure sum on dredging, so they now have FULL TIDAL ACCESS at Trafalgar Wharf, Portsmouth Harbour.