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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 Newsletter November 2014
Boatshed Newsletter November 2014
Friday, 28 November 2014

Welcome to Boatsheds Newsletter, in it we round-up what Boatshed has been up to in the boat sales market and report on major events and trends in the sector. We are also introducing new and exciting Boatshed products and initiatives to suppor...

Market Report December 2014
Market Report December 2014
Friday, 28 November 2014

Traditionally, boating and boat ownership have been viewed as lifestyle choices which, to a certain extent, resist the ups and downs of economic flux. The desire and passion to get afloat and enjoy all that sailing has to offer results in many pe...

Report on the 'Route Du Rhum' single-handed ocean yacht race
Report on the 'Route Du Rhum' single-handed ocean yacht race
Thursday, 27 November 2014

The Route Du Rhum is a single handed ocean race, from St Malo to Guadeloupe; some 3,500 miles along the famous Rhum line. It's a physical and mental sailing challenge - one of the most admired in yacht racing - where skippers need to look ...

Letter from a Broker - Life at Boatshed Portsmouth
Letter from a Broker - Life at Boatshed Portsmouth
Tuesday, 25 November 2014

'Lucky' doesn’t even cover it; I love my job as a yacht broker with Boatshed.com. Most brokers say they have a passion for sailing; my passion is for the actual boats we sell. I get to experience so many different types of boats, of all shapes...

Boatshed Performance  ‘The fastest place to buy and sell racing boats’
Boatshed Performance ‘The fastest place to buy and sell racing boats’
Monday, 24 November 2014

Boatshed Performance is a specialist brokerage for the sale and purchase of custom built racing yachts (including Volvo 70s, Volvo 65s, Volvo 60s, Open 60s, Open 50s, Class 40s, Open 30s and Mini Transat yachts) and performance cruisers an...

Danish SV Capibara - It’s a long way to Miami!
Danish SV Capibara - It’s a long way to Miami!
Saturday, 22 November 2014

We have now reached Oriental in North Carolina, which is about 20 nm from Beaufort, mile 205 on the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW). From Beaufort you can leave the ICW and go out in the Atlantic, which we’ve met several boats that do, and w...

Growing our Network - new Boatshed offices and locations
Growing our Network - new Boatshed offices and locations
Friday, 21 November 2014

We continue to expand our sales network, in the UK and around the world. Boatshed is a ‘joined-up’ sales organisation. A tremendous advantage of marketing a boat for sale with Boatshed is that an owner reaches well beyond the locality of...

Route du Rhum - Anne Caseneuve wins Rhum class
Route du Rhum - Anne Caseneuve wins Rhum class
Friday, 21 November 2014

Anne Caseneuve on her Trimaran ANEO wins the Rhum class with a 2 day lead on her rivals. There's now a real fight for 2nd, 3rd, 4th place with Sir Robin on Grey Power currently lying in third place.

Route Du Rhum - Rhum class: Furious fight for second place
Route Du Rhum - Rhum class: Furious fight for second place
Sunday, 16 November 2014

The Rhum class is going to prove an exciting finish. Anne Caseneuve is a clear leader now 600 miles ahead of her nearest competitor and if she can keep damage free, then she should win the Rhum class on her trimaran. Fighting for second place are...

Loick Peyron Bank Populaire wins the Ultimate class Route Du Rhum
Loick Peyron Bank Populaire wins the Ultimate class Route Du Rhum
Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Loick Peyron who has won the Ultimate class for the 2014 Route Du Rhum with a new race record. Loick was the substitute Skipper who replaced Armel Le Cléac'h who was injured just prior to the race. He has dedicated the win to Banque Populaire's i...

Danish SV Capibara - Survival course at sea?
Danish SV Capibara - Survival course at sea?
Saturday, 08 November 2014

If people still believed that you would improve at your workplace by spending a challenging weekend in the woods, sleeping in bivouacs, and killing your own supper, cruisers should be at a premium at the labour market, when they return home. Somet...

Route Du Rhum - Conrad Humphreys dismasted
Route Du Rhum - Conrad Humphreys dismasted
Saturday, 08 November 2014

Conrad Humphreys the british Skipper from Plymouth, racing the Class 40 "Cat Phones" was making good progress, great speeds and caught up some miles, but then disaster struck when he was dismasted yesterday afternoon, putting him out of the race. ...

Boatshed St Malo announce Paddleboard winner at Route Du Rhum Event
Boatshed St Malo announce Paddleboard winner at Route Du Rhum Event
Friday, 07 November 2014

We are really pleased to announce that the winners of the competition to win a Paddleboard at the recent Route Du Rhum event was won by...

Route du Rhum - Day 4 sees more repairs La Coruna
Route du Rhum - Day 4 sees more repairs La Coruna
Thursday, 06 November 2014

Skippers and now getting into the rhythm at sea, sea sickness gone, first hot meals! Weather improving for the Ultimates. The Biscay and Portuguese Atlantic coast line is still seeing an unsettled south westerly airflow for the Class 40's, Rhum C...

Route du Rhum - External help Rule
Route du Rhum - External help Rule
Tuesday, 04 November 2014

In the first three days about 15% of the race boats have entered port for repairs. Read the rules to understand what penalties they incur and how it works...

Route du Rhum - Boats distance from start, 600 to 60 miles
Route du Rhum - Boats distance from start, 600 to 60 miles
Tuesday, 04 November 2014

The first day of racing was difficult with squally conditions. The Skippers and crews have had a hectic last month preparing for the race. The first three days of the race will be the most difficult with the (TSS Traffic Separation Scheme Ship...

Tough night for Route du Rhum skippers: Collisions, keels falling off & damage. STOP PRESS
Tough night for Route du Rhum skippers: Collisions, keels falling off & damage. STOP PRESS
Monday, 03 November 2014

With strong wind conditions last night, now the front has passed through, winds have dropped, but still peaking at 40 knots, big confused seas. No Skippers were injured they are all safe. Read on for round up of the nights racing. Several skipper...

Boat Sales from a Different Aspect
Boat Sales from a Different Aspect
Saturday, 13 September 2014

Boatshed have teamed up with professional drone photographers AltiVision to offer a completely new perspective on boats for sale. Launching the products at the PSP Southampton Boat Show, Neil Chapman commented “We have previously done some aer...

Why choose Boatshed to sell your boat?
Why choose Boatshed to sell your boat?
Thursday, 11 September 2014

Listing and selling boats quickly; precisely matching sellers and buyers to save time and avoid disappointment; and adding real value to our customers ahead of the competition, are at the heart of what Boatshed is all about!

IPAs - independant presale assessments
IPAs - independant presale assessments
Sunday, 07 September 2014

Together with the Marine Inspection Association of leading marine surveyors, Boatshed has introduced the use of IPAs when selling sail and motor boats. Boats we sell are physically inspected, assessed and reported upon by an experienced, independ...

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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.