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.
One of the pleasures of my new life as a yacht broker is the people I get to meet. From millionaires to seagoing paupers all have interesting life stories to share. The most inspiring and intriguing character so far has been Bruno.
Professionals move to work offshore to earn a better salaries and accumulate savings. Their technical skills command a premium in sands of the desert oil camp or the humid heat of the Arabian Peninsula. Typically these individuals work for intense periods and then get extended rest and recreation periods.
Goldstars is the nickname of RAF 31 Squadron. The Goldstars have been in Gibraltar for a week with their Tornado GR4s. Boatshed Gibraltar had the pleasure of inviting nine pilots and navigators for a day's sailing. The link up was serendipitous but as a former Acting Pilot Officer in the University of London Air Squadron it was an unique opportunity to meet these Top Guns and talk about a career path I never took.
Try A Boat Free! returns to the South Embankment, Dartmouth Bank Holiday weekend Saturday May 25th and Sunday May 26. The event is open from 10am to 4pm and a choice of boats will be ashore and on the water. Qualified skippers will be taking visitors out on pre-booked trips so if you fancy a high speed RIB ride in one of our sponsors Ribeyes, make your way to the South Embankment. We will also have experts on hand to talk to you about buying and owning a boat and operating it safely including where to get the all important boat handling tuition.
Boatshed goes Responsive! Today, nearly 30% of Boatshed's traffic is mobile. By the end of next year, this may exceed 50% Tablet sales are expected to exceed 100 million this year. Smartphones, of course, are also a hot commodity, with the majority of people now owning a smartphone. The shift to mobile is happening at an extraordinary speed. For those of us who create the Boatshed websites and services, all this leads to a singular conclusion: A million screens have bloomed, and we need to build websites that work better on all of them.
Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a Romilly. Designed by Nigel Irens the Romilly was a smaller derivative of the larger Roxanne. As a day boat with occasional overnight stops the Romilly provides superb performance in a design that can be launched and recovered from a trailer. Romilly has a high ballast ratio, the GRP version uses the same cast iron centre board as Roxanne. She has a very fine hull form and a relatively large sail area making for a fast vessel. The original version has a loose footed main on a carbon fibre mast. This Romilly is well presented with recent new covers and is ready for the season ahead. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.
Jane Robinson has just taken over Boatshed Torquay. She lives in Dartmouth and so has arranged to share an office with Paul Singer at Boatshed Dartmouth. They are based at Baltic Wharf, Totnes, where boaters can also access lift out, storage, dry storage and workshop facilities. Jane’s partner also works at Baltic Wharf.
They say that good things come in twos. Well BoatshedPlymouth.com are very pleased to be able to offer two very well presented Westerly yachts which are both new on the market.
Do you fancy a change of pace - A new lifestyle on the borders of Devon and Cornwall?
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.