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.
Fred & Lard de Vos of Boatshed Holland part of the Boatshed Yacht Brokerage Group have recently finished the Boot Holland boat show.
Finngulf 41 – Uncompromised Beauty and Speed
This 19th Annual Camano Rendezvous will be held at the Lopez Islander Resort, Fishermen's Bay, Lopez Island, Washington.
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?
Recession? What Recession? Sales of second hand boats in Yorkshire have never been better.
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.
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.
There’s no doubt that Boatshed is a business on a mission. With new offices and new brokers joining throughout 2010 and new businesses due to launch in the first quarter of 2011, the company goes from strength to strength and we’re now looking for more people to join us on that mission.
We’ve been busy on the water at the Seattle Boat Show but that hasn’t slowed activity with our other listings. Check out these recently reduced vessels or give us a call! Our Brokers are ready and willing to arrange a meeting or answer any questions you may have about their listings.
Boatshed Cowes, situated in the heart of the yachting mecca is delighted with the news that Aberdeen Asset Management have signed a three year deal as Title Sponsors for this famous regatta. This is fantastic news for the regatta, the town, business owners in Cowes and, of course, the thousand of competitors and visitors who throng the town every August. (Please note that Cowes Week 2011 runs from the 6th -13th due to the tidal situation in the solent.)
Congratulaions must go to Stuart Quarrie (CEO Cowes Week Ltd) and his team for firstly winning this sponsorship deal and secondly, for running the regatta so well in the interim years with no title sponsor. Well done and we are all looking forward to Cowes Week 2011. Boatshed Cowes will, as ever, be in the thick of it, both ashore and afloat, so contact us if you are planning to visit during the regatta.
It’s rare that yachts as well specified and equipped as this Beneteau 473 is, come onto the market. It is rare also to find one with just one owner from new who has used and enjoyed his yacht so much.
She was purchased new in the USA and used in the Caribbean until she sailed to South Devon (where she now lies) in the 2010 ARC Europe.
Boatshed Hamble .Com starts 2011 with a new phase in its successful eight year history.
In 2010 we opened our first NCI watch station in North Wales at Porthdinllaen and will be opening our second at Rhoscolyn on Anglesey during 2011. We have plans to open other stations on the Llyn Peninsular in the next few years.
Nos Meilleurs Vœux pour 2011 à tous nos amis et clients.
The latest addition to London’s list of swish marinas, Imperial Wharf, opened its doors to London’s boating community late last year. Until now, nature’s tide has restricted access to berths in London's marinas, forcing owners to plan their trips around the high water access windows.
John and Lynda are both keen yachties and an early retirement has
enabled them both to indulge their passion for boats. John holds a Yachtmaster Offshore with Commercial Endorsement and Lynda complains that her 2 daughters have demoted her from First Mate to Galley Slave.
Dot dot dash : U ………. are heading into danger - especially if your vessel has no GPS or AIS when sailing in the coastal waters of Irelands East and South East. From 11 January 2011, the use of the foghorn at 9 lighthouses on the south and east coasts of Ireland, between the Fastnet at 51°23.358'N 09°36.178'W and St. John’s Point at 54°13.605'N 05°39.611'W, has been decommissioned by the Commissioners of Irish Lights. They say that fog signals are no longer considered an aid to navigation, and have become redundant. This latest decision follows the previous decommissioning over the past 20 years of all other Irish coastal foghorns, and has prompted some (mostly negative) debate in the Irish marine world. Foghorns have been a familiar resonating sound over the last 100 plus years, but they have in truth been operational in some form or another for many years previous to this on the bigger ships.
The following item is the first in a 3 part series written by Grant, a Boatshed customer, who, having sold his boat with the help of Boatshed Sussex, www.boatshedsussex.com embarked on a trans Atlantic adventure. These are his his own words and as you will read, it was not all plain sailing............
Rupert Bremner and the team at Southsea Marina have recently taken delivery of their new pride and joy – a very impressive new 25t Travel Hoist, delivered and assembled in a single day just before Christmas.