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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.


New Instructions – Vancouver 27 for sale

New Instructions – Vancouver 27 for sale

Monday, 10 December 2012

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a Vancouver 27. The Vancouver 27 was designed by Canadian, Robert B. Harris. In 1974 the first wooden hull was built in England, by Pheon Yachts, and shortly afterwards the design was changed to GRP, with a slight extension to the waterline beam. Due to the high build quality, the UK-built Vancouver 27s became a popular design, with around 250 built, before Northshore took over the design in 1986.The Vancouver 27 design is biased towards stability, ease of handling, load carrying ability and comfortable accommodation for a crew of one or two. This Vancouver 27 is well equipped and well presented. Her light wood interior is very pleasing and she benefits from a recently installed Beta engine. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

Saint Nicolas sets off the festive season

Saint Nicolas sets off the festive season

Friday, 07 December 2012

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.

Don’t buy a canal boat – until you've read this as well!

Don’t buy a canal boat – until you've read this as well!

Wednesday, 05 December 2012

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.

Just Listed, Rare Danish Helmsman 47 Sailboat

Just Listed, Rare Danish Helmsman 47 Sailboat

Friday, 30 November 2012

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.

#Christmas gifts for boaters and sailors

#Christmas gifts for boaters and sailors

Thursday, 29 November 2012

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.

Don’t buy a canal boat – until you’ve read this!

Don’t buy a canal boat – until you’ve read this!

Thursday, 29 November 2012

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 More Than Just 34......

It’s More Than Just 34......

Saturday, 24 November 2012

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.

Bruce Roberts designed yachts.

Bruce Roberts designed yachts.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

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.

Vauxhall Railway Bridge, Gt Yarmouth, Restrictions/Closures

Vauxhall Railway Bridge, Gt Yarmouth, Restrictions/Closures

Friday, 23 November 2012

Change to Notice to Mariners No 15 of 2012 – Vauxhall bridge /closures/restrictions (attached below for information)

New instructions – Ribeye A600 Custom for sale

New instructions – Ribeye A600 Custom for sale

Friday, 23 November 2012

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.

Christmas Gifts for Canal Boaters

Christmas Gifts for Canal Boaters

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

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.

How to Choose a Marina: Part 2

How to Choose a Marina: Part 2

Monday, 19 November 2012

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.

Fireworks on the Canals

Fireworks on the Canals

Thursday, 15 November 2012

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.

Plymouth to Nigeria - Mission accomplished!

Plymouth to Nigeria - Mission accomplished!

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

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!

Class 40 up for auction

Class 40 up for auction

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

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!)

Immersion suit SurvivalOne 1000 series TEST REPORT

Immersion suit SurvivalOne 1000 series TEST REPORT

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

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.

Groovy I Zip life jackets by Sea Safe

Groovy I Zip life jackets by Sea Safe

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

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.

A choice of tasty Ribeyes

A choice of tasty Ribeyes

Monday, 12 November 2012

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.

Fancy a project this winter?

Fancy a project this winter?

Monday, 12 November 2012

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.

How much Money ?... 24 hours in a Liferaft

How much Money ?... 24 hours in a Liferaft

Sunday, 11 November 2012

The 24 Hours in a liferaft has raised over 10,000 pounds so far !