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.
Cats have been found aboard ships since early times, accompanying explorers, merchants and navies. Popular for rodent control, the cat would get the rat before the rats and mice could eat the crew’s food supply or any edible cargo. They also offered companionship to the crew when away on long voyages and many were seen as a lucky mascot.
Most of the inland waterways in Britain are looked after by the Canal and River Trust and to use these navigations you will need to purchase an annual licence. Licences can be paid for in monthly instalments, or in a one-off payment. Paying annually with the one-off payment option attracts a discount.
Are you ready for a change in 2013? Boatshed.com is growing and we are looking for people with a passion for boats looking for a change in career, as well as existing marine businesses to join us.
A bright Spring day in Brixham marked the transition from restoration to operations for ‘Pilgrim’ BM45 one of the last remaining Brixham trawlers. Built in 1895 in Uphams Yard in Brixham, Pilgrim cost less than £640 to build, which today has translated into a £1.3 million refit.
Before you travel to view a boat, check out all pictures and video of every boat for sale. Our brokers take all their own pictures so you can see the up to date information and full inventory of each boat.
If you are thinking of selling your boat, then have a chat to one of our Boatshed Brokers and they will explain how Boatshed can help sell your boat and what they will do for you.
Whilst Gambling in Cyprus is currently illegal the Cyprus President, Nicos Anastasiades has recently declared that he is prepared to allow casinos to operate in Cyprus in an effort to boost revenue. It’s hardly likely to turn the island into a Las Vegas type resort but it is a major step toward offering more facilities for tourists.
Thinking of selling your boat? Prepare your boat ready for sale or ready for a brand new season after a very harsh winter.
When we're at sea we always like to cook proper food. This meal always tastes great at sea and its easy to cook in a lively chop.
Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale an incredibly well presented Hardy Pilot 20SE. This Hardy must be seen to be appreciated as the current owner has meticulously maintained and upgraded her. The teak cockpit was laid just this year and the interior cabin re-upholstered in blue Alcantara in 2012 along with LED lighting, new electronics and much more besides. Currently lying ashore she is ready and raring to go for the season. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.
All these reports on Ocean Crossings and equipment reviews, it can sometimes seem mind boggling as to what you should have on board your boat as equipment.
The NEW Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle docks accommodate more boats and provide greater visibility and access making it feel like a boat show everyday!
Sometimes, a yacht broker can be minding his own business getting on with an ordinary day when he gets a call from a sailing magazine saying they’re looking to feature a nice sailing boat in their next issue. At least that’s what happened to Peter Delbridge from Boatshed Hamble last month.
We like to eat proper food at sea, and this particular Casserole was made during a NE 5/6 beating to windward heading out from the Thames estuary down Prices Channel towards North Foreland.
Last week a mother and her daughter (aged 10) died of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning. Three people were on board the boat on Windermere and early enquiries suggested a faulty generator could have been to blame.
The Bracewell Pacesetter 540 is a spacious, comfortable three stateroom yacht. It’s a design that exhibits an excellent use of space and provides more liveable volume than most 58 – 60 foot vessels. When operated in trawler-like fashion (10 knots) it performs extremely economically. But it can get up and go when needed — 21 knots or more.
Cyprus after the banking crisis is still alive and kicking as people turned out in their thousands to attend a charity concert. Admission to the day-long event in Nicosia- organised by Cyprus Aid - was free but revellers were asked to donate items, such as food and clothing, which could be distributed to the city's poor and unemployed. Volunteers were overwhelmed with hundreds of boxes of donations. One said: "We are doing this to help people and we want to send a message to people abroad that if we are united we can make things happen," Concert organiser, Nicko Zavallis, said the response from local people to the event had been "amazing". "We did not expect this outcome," he said. "People have been coming with trucks. Instead of a bag, they have been filling up trucks of goods and they have been bringing it to us."
Now these are really good and one of my favourite boating lunches or snacks whilst sailing along. The smell of cheese cooking is great on a boat, gets everyone hungry, including the dogs.
Keith Winchester recently bought a Sealine S25 called Sailfree. He’s been interested in sailing for fifty years.
Boatshed.com Brokerage Group have teamed up with River Canal Rescue to provide boat sales for the Inland Waterways market in the UK.