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.
Saint Nicolas is the patron saint of boatmen or marinier as the French bargees are known. St Nicolas day is December 6th and the residents of the Port of Roanne in central France celebrated it in style. A “fete” traditionally focused around children and a foretaste of Christmas. This year Saint Nicolas arrived by boat, gliding across the dark and icy waters of the marina and stepped ashore to distribute sweets and biscuits to the assembled children (of all ages). Well into my second childhood (and second helping) I especially loved the Papillottes a local Roannaise Christmas speciality made with chocolate. Carols were sung in English by a very international choir, there are at least ten nationalities represented, wintering over in the port this year. An Alsacian folklore dance group came and entertained us with traditional dance, costume & music from a region where the St. Nicolas is a very popular fete. The whole affaire was rounded off with much appreciated hot mulled wine and everyone agreeing that the festive season had commenced for real.
If you’re looking for a canal boat for sale, widebeam, narrowboat or barge in London or Hertfordshire you need to know what you are looking for. Last week’s article Don't buy a canal boat! covered size, length and width of boats, types of berth and the great toilet debate. This week we’re going to get technical and electrical.
International Yacht Brokers, Boatshed Newport Broker, is announcing new to the Northeast market this very rare Danish made 47' Helmsman sailboat yacht designed by Helmuth Koehler.
Whether you’re buying or selling a boat in Essex you’ll know there are all sorts of extras you can buy to make boating more enjoyable or comfortable. Here are some ideas for Christmas gifts for the boater in your life.
Assuming you’ve calculated the budget you have to spend and secured your finances, you may feel ready to begin looking at used boats for sale. But before travelling London or Herts to view second hand boats for sale do you know whether you are looking for a wide beam, liveaboard, barge, trad narrowboat or cruiser stern?
It’s 34.2! The design of the 2000 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 34.2 makes it function and feel larger than a 34 foot vessel.
The name Bruce Roberts says something about the design quality and integrity of any yacht. Boatshed Gibraltar has had a number Bruce Roberts designed yachts listed for sale at different times.
Change to Notice to Mariners No 15 of 2012 – Vauxhall bridge /closures/restrictions (attached below for information)
Ribeye Used Approved are delighted to offer for sale a stunning Ribeye A600 Custom. This boat has less than 5 hours running time on the engine and is offered for sale under the unique Ribeye Used Approved Scheme.
Is it that time already? Whether you like narrowboats, wide beams, Dutch barges or any type of liveaboard canal boat there are plenty of Christmas gifts that could help you and your family to enjoy the English canals and rivers.
If you are looking for a boat for sale and are new to boating you may also be looking to find a marina. We have a great article on our blog about how to find a marina but it’s also useful to be aware of the Gold Anchor standards set by The Yacht Harbour Association.
The wonderful thing if you’re looking for your first boat for sale is anticipating the freedom that you will soon enjoy, to arrive at some beautiful location or festive event with your own little floating apartment in-tow.
The life of a boat broker can be very varied, sometimes rather stressful and often rewarding. Cue a request for a water transport passenger vessel to be purchased from Plymouth and shipped to Lagos the capital of Nigeria!
This particular Class 40 has been professionally campaigned and achieved success in a number of races. With her class certificate complete and equipment updated in 2008 (all running rigging replaced!)
A group of 8 girls jumped into a life raft for charity for 24 hours with out getting off. #GirlsAdrift they raised approx £5000 for the Sail 4 Cancer charity.
The #GirlsAdrift team who recently spent 24 hours in a life raft for Sail 4 Cancer charity were sponsored by Sea Safe life jackets, gave these life jackets 10/10 score for design, comfort and fun factor.
Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a selection (or is it a ‘rack of Ribeyes’?) of lightly used ex demonstrator Ribeyes. These boats represent excellent value especially as they are also backed by the Ribeye Approved scheme.
We have a couple of project boats to keep you occupied on cold winter evenings and to get you on the water for next summers long lazy warm ones.
The 24 Hours in a liferaft has raised over 10,000 pounds so far !
It's a new day here in Southampton and the girls on are now half way through their ordeal. How have they coped? Is it all too much?