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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.

How to 'Buy' a boat

Wednesday, 05 January 2011

Over the two years that Boatshed Grand Union has been selling boats on the Inland Waterways, several questions have recurred time and time again.

It's Show Time!

Wednesday, 05 January 2011

The London International Boat Show gets underway on 7th January and runs all the way through to 16th January. This year there are lots of changes with a new hall at Excel, a new entrance and lots of new attractions and features.

Boatshed Holland Introduction

Tuesday, 04 January 2011

Hello Boatshed colleagues, Some of you already know us as Fred and my son Lars de Vos. We started with Boatshed Holland after our training at the beginning of October 2010. The first thing we had to do was translate the Boatshed site into Dutch which was finished in the middle of November and is now live.

How to 'Buy' a boat

Monday, 03 January 2011

Over the two years that Boatshed Grand Union has been selling boats on the Inland Waterways, several questions have recurred time and time again.

Choosing Your boat - Part 2 Live-Aboards

Monday, 03 January 2011

Which Type is for You

Choosing a Boat Part 1- Boat Types

Monday, 03 January 2011

This is the first blog in the series we introduced last week, designed to answer many of the stock question about the process of buying, then looking after a boat.

Boatshed sails into Holland

Monday, 03 January 2011

Boatshed, the international yacht brokers, has increased its world footprint with the opening of a boat sales operation in Holland. Running the new office is Fred de Vos and his son Lars.

Featured Boat of the Week - USCG Self-Rightiing MLB_44!

Monday, 03 January 2011

Boats just don’t come much safer than this former US Coast Guard self-righting 44 foot motor lifeboat!

Barcelona World Race - START

Sunday, 02 January 2011


Tips and Advice: Buying a second hand boat?

Thursday, 30 December 2010

Follow our Engine Check List - and avoid the pit falls

Barcelona World Race

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

On January 31, the second edition of the Barcelona World Race will start. This very exciting Round the World race will see 15 teams of 2 crew around the world in a non-stop race. Some outside assistance is permitted, but subject to rules and penalties.

Featured Boat of the Week - Californian 35 Aft Cabin!

Thursday, 23 December 2010

While the Californian line is well known, the Californian 35 Aft Cabin model is rare. The aft cabin design maximizes space, making a mid-sized boat feel more like a yacht! The roomy master cabin suite is host to a queen size walkaround bed with plenty of storage and a head that incorporates a separate shower stall and vanity.

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year from Boatshed Essex!

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Here at Boatshed Essex we would like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. The weather has certainly taken its toll at North Fambridge and with the marina completely frozen since Saturday; it’s starting to feels as though the wind down for Christmas has already begun!

Yes Virginia, There is a New Camano 31!

Monday, 20 December 2010

Waterline Boats is happy to announce that the first new Camano 31 Trawler -- built by Camano Yachts America -- is now progressing quickly and is within a month of completion.

Boatshed sails into Lincolnshire

Monday, 20 December 2010

Boatshed sails into Lincolnshire.....

Nor'westing Magazine Oct Issue ­ NW Classics 31 Camano Troll

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Pick up the Oct issue of Nor'westing Magazine to read the NW Classics article featuring the Camano 31.

Deck the Hull! Camano 31 Progress Report

Saturday, 18 December 2010

The new Camano 31 is another step closer to completion, with the joining of the deck to the hull. She’s on-track for her debut at the Seattle Boat Show — January 21 – 30.

Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle Welcomes Marianne Lyle!

Friday, 17 December 2010

Marianne Lyle is the newest member of the Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle team, and is our certified Boatshed System agent for the Port Ludlow – Port Hadlock — Port Townsend – Sequim – Port Angeles area. Marianne has made boating her life — she lives aboard a classic Monk trawler in Port Ludlow, enjoys cruising and sailing, and recently completed her OUPV Captain’s licensing course. Marianne is highly experienced in sales, has worked for a variety of for-profit and non-profit organizations, and brings a great deal of passion and enthusiasm to her position as a yacht broker.
Click here to contact Marianne!

All Hands on Deck

Thursday, 16 December 2010 International Yacht Brokers Boatshed Costa Brava based here in Empuriabrava, the largest marina in Europe, cover a territory over the entire Costa Brava in North East Spain extending from the French border down to Arenys de Mar and include popular marinas in Portbou, Colera, Llançà, El Port de la Selva, Cadaqués (the birth place of Salvador Dali), Rosés, Santa Margarida, L'Escala, L'Estartit, Aiguablava, Llafranc, Palamós, Platja d'Aro, Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Cala Canyelles (Lloret de Mar) & Blanes. We work closely with buyers and vendors from many different countries, all having differing requirements, both personal ones and those for the purposes of registering the boat in their own country. We obtain genuine enquiries for all types of boats from RIB's, power boats, sports fishers, larger cabin cruisers & motor yachts to racing dinghy's, motor sailers & sailing yachts of all sizes.


Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Throughout Thursday and early on Friday, the lead pack of single-handed Class40’s swarmed over the finish line of the Route du Rhum – La Banque Postale with the first seven boats crossing the finish line within 24 hours after 18 days and 3,500 miles intensely close racing. On Saturday, a second wave of finishers flooded into Guadeloupe