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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.


Boatshed Featured Office - John & Lynda Alcantara, Boatshed Gibraltar

Boatshed Featured Office - John & Lynda Alcantara, Boatshed Gibraltar

Thursday, 20 January 2011

John and Lynda are both keen yachties and an early retirement has enabled them both to indulge their passion for boats. John holds a Yachtmaster Offshore with Commercial Endorsement and Lynda complains that her 2 daughters have demoted her from First Mate to Galley Slave.

Foghorns no more......

Foghorns no more......

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Dot dot dash : U ………. are heading into danger - especially if your vessel has no GPS or AIS when sailing in the coastal waters of Irelands East and South East. From 11 January 2011, the use of the foghorn at 9 lighthouses on the south and east coasts of Ireland, between the Fastnet at 51°23.358'N 09°36.178'W and St. John’s Point at 54°13.605'N 05°39.611'W, has been decommissioned by the Commissioners of Irish Lights. They say that fog signals are no longer considered an aid to navigation, and have become redundant. This latest decision follows the previous decommissioning over the past 20 years of all other Irish coastal foghorns, and has prompted some (mostly negative) debate in the Irish marine world. Foghorns have been a familiar resonating sound over the last 100 plus years, but they have in truth been operational in some form or another for many years previous to this on the bigger ships.

The Battle of Biscay - by a Boatshed Sussex Customer

The Battle of Biscay - by a Boatshed Sussex Customer

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

The following item is the first in a 3 part series written by Grant, a Boatshed customer, who, having sold his boat with the help of Boatshed Sussex, www.boatshedsussex.com embarked on a trans Atlantic adventure. These are his his own words and as you will read, it was not all plain sailing............

Brand New 25 Ton Travel Hoist for Southsea Marina

Brand New 25 Ton Travel Hoist for Southsea Marina

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Rupert Bremner and the team at Southsea Marina have recently taken delivery of their new pride and joy – a very impressive new 25t Travel Hoist, delivered and assembled in a single day just before Christmas.

London Boat Show

London Boat Show

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Its show time! 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.

Visit Waterline Boats & Boatshed Seattle at the Seattle Boat Show!

Visit Waterline Boats & Boatshed Seattle at the Seattle Boat Show!

Saturday, 15 January 2011

It IS a Big Deal!

Featured Boat of the Week - Regal 3360 Window Express!

Featured Boat of the Week - Regal 3360 Window Express!

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Gary Buck, Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle agent gives this Regal 3360 Window Express his “WOW” Award!

Boatshed London at the Boat Show

Boatshed London at the Boat Show

Monday, 10 January 2011

Well, it's that time of year again . . . the days are getting (ever so slightly) longer, we’ve started to read the sailing magazines again and our minds are turning to getting out onto the water. And, of course, it’s London International Boat Show time.

River Canal Rescue offer 2 Months Free breakdown cover for Inland Waterways boat owners

River Canal Rescue offer 2 Months Free breakdown cover for Inland Waterways boat owners

Saturday, 08 January 2011

Boatshed.com International Yacht Brokers and River Canal Rescue (RCR) partnership are working together to provide a unique professional specialist boat sales service for Inland Waterways boat owners in the UK.

Boatshed Norfolk boat sales business predicts a great start for 2011

Boatshed Norfolk boat sales business predicts a great start for 2011

Friday, 07 January 2011

It is difficult to explain why we here in Norfolk have had the best year by far since taking over the Boatshed Norfolk franchise in September 2006.

Choosing a Boat Part 1- Boat Types

Choosing a Boat Part 1- Boat Types

Wednesday, 05 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.

Choosing Your boat - Part 2 Live-Aboards

Choosing Your boat - Part 2 Live-Aboards

Wednesday, 05 January 2011

Which Type is for You

How to 'Buy' a boat

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!

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

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

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

Choosing Your boat - Part 2 Live-Aboards

Monday, 03 January 2011

Which Type is for You

Choosing a Boat Part 1- Boat Types

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

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!

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!