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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.


December BoatBid - Entries Now Open

December BoatBid - Entries Now Open

Monday, 09 October 2017

Entries Close 29th October.

Ultimate Boat Porn with Boatshed Archive

Ultimate Boat Porn with Boatshed Archive

Thursday, 05 October 2017

Boatshed are launching a beta version of the Boatshed Archive, essentially a back catalogue of the 24,000+ boats we’ve been involved in selling. This is a great resource for people looking for boats, with each boat containing up to 100 photos, full boat spec and videos. This useful resource is like a boat bible for us all to use.

Boatshed chosen to showcase at the world's largest technology show - WEB SUMMIT

Boatshed chosen to showcase at the world's largest technology show - WEB SUMMIT

Thursday, 05 October 2017

November 2017 sees the Boatshed technology team travel to Lisbon for 5 days at Web Summit Exhibition. Boatshed have been invited to feature their leading boat sales technology platform alongside the likes of Facebook Uber and Amazon. Chosen out of thousands of companies and after a difficult selection process, Boatshed has been chosen because of its international growth, innovative business model and widespread use of technology to sell boats.

Jeanne Socrates - Forced To Abandon Record Attempt

Jeanne Socrates - Forced To Abandon Record Attempt

Monday, 02 October 2017

Jeanne Socrates - Injured in fall

Grand Pavois Boat show at La Rochelle

Grand Pavois Boat show at La Rochelle

Friday, 29 September 2017

Boatshed is attending Grand Pavois boat show in La Rochelle, France - a 6 day event running from the 27th September to 2nd October 2017. It is the most important event of its type in France and will showcase a huge range of equipment and services ranging from water sports through surfing and water-skiing, to charter, motorboats, and yachts.

Southampton Boat Show - Final Weekend

Southampton Boat Show - Final Weekend

Friday, 22 September 2017

It's the final weekend of the Southampton Boatshow....

September BoatBid - Bidding Starts

September BoatBid - Bidding Starts

Friday, 15 September 2017

BoatBid Auction - 15th to 19th September - Bidding has begun!

Hurricane IRMA Appeal - How can you help?

Hurricane IRMA Appeal - How can you help?

Monday, 11 September 2017

Boatshed offices in the Caribbean are currently experiencing very difficult circumstances. Our thoughts are with the families and members of the boatshed team caught up in the very challenging circumstances.

Countdown - September Boatbid Auction

Countdown - September Boatbid Auction

Thursday, 31 August 2017

September Boatbid Auction Open's Soon!

September Boatbid - Catalogue LIVE

September Boatbid - Catalogue LIVE

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

September Boatbid Catalogue

Barn Found - A complete and partially restored original Bob Spalding Raceboat

Barn Found - A complete and partially restored original Bob Spalding Raceboat

Sunday, 23 July 2017

For some years an original Bob Spalding speedboat has remained in a Suffolk barn. amazingly apart from requiring some renovation to her decks nonetheless she is in all respects complete. Bob himself needs no introduction of course, this charismatic driver dominated the formula one speedboating world throughout the eighties and was world champion. Full details of Bobs achievements can be found at http://www.fastonwater.co.uk/bob_spalding.html. Having won the 1985 World Championship at the season’s penultimate Grand Prix, Bob unfortunately suffered head injuries during a crash in practice for the Seville Grand Prix. Although he recovered, he was advised to give up racing, as another similar accident could be fatal. Bob died of a brain aneurysm in 1997. It is not clear whether this was caused by the accident at Seville. Bobs connections with Suffolk are familial and it is appropriate that IF this is indeed one of his boats that should be rediscovered within a few miles of his home. Those of us that are attracted to renovations and projects would be hard pushed to find a more satisfying project. The current owner is in effect donating her as her asking price is token. It is important that should her provenance be proved this barn find could be both historic and valuable.

Solar powered electric boating was more popular in 1880 but it will catch on soon!

Solar powered electric boating was more popular in 1880 but it will catch on soon!

Sunday, 16 July 2017

You have the Egyptian Sun God Ra to thank for the mythical barge Solar In the 19th c its a fact that electric boats were very popular. From the 1880s right up to the 1920s, and thereafter the ICE took precedence but then in the flared 1970s along came the very reason to re ignite interest in them, the energy crisis and suddenly electric boating and vehicles were reborn. In 1975, the first all electric sailing yacht went global with the first all electric circumnavigation. With Carbon fuel prices doubling every 5 years and with Solar panels costing half of what they did in 2010 The payback period is less than 2 years with every 100 watt panel saving 55 litres of fuel per year endlessly and then some. So whilst global cruising might not be your thing, then a trip down the canal might just be and.........

14th - 18th July Boatbid - Entry Opens Today!

14th - 18th July Boatbid - Entry Opens Today!

Monday, 15 May 2017

When? - 14th to 18th July

Poorly marked lobster pots

Poorly marked lobster pots

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Some of you may have seen the campaign that TheCA.org.uk are running and the petition that they are looking to put to parliament highlighting the serious issue of poorly marked lobster pots and how they should be made safer for the safety of smaller crafts.

Top tips for taking your boat out after the winter months

Top tips for taking your boat out after the winter months

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

When you think of your ideal boat, what do you think of? Isit James Bond 077 and his speedy, streamlined offerings like the Bayliner or maybe you want to slow down a notch or two and take to the broads on a narrowboat or live aboard a Dutch Barge.

What you need to know about living on a narrowboat on the waterways

What you need to know about living on a narrowboat on the waterways

Monday, 27 March 2017

Fancy a life on the canals and rivers of the UK, where you can wake up to be close to nature and have a river view like no other.

April Boatbid - Enter Now!

April Boatbid - Enter Now!

Thursday, 02 March 2017

Entries Close 4th March.

Advantages to living on a houseboat

Advantages to living on a houseboat

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Britain’s canals and waterways are thriving and not just with wildlife. There has been a steady rise in the amount of people living on houseboats.

The history behind the Seaplane Tender

The history behind the Seaplane Tender

Thursday, 09 February 2017

The seaplane tender was a boat which was equipped to refuel,rearm, and repair seaplanes. They were stationed at any size-able body of protected water where sea planes could land and take off. They were also used to ferry crew and supplies for the seaplane. Often also used to tow the seaplane to a mooring or away from a mooring for take-off. They were particularly useful in the 1st and 2nd World Wars, when bases for traditional reconnaissance aircraft were rare. The seaplane tender not only carried the seaplanes, but can also facilitated all their needs for their operation; these boats are regarded by some as the first aircraft carriers and they started to be spotted just before the start of the First World War.

Welcome to Nick from Boatshed Suffolk

Welcome to Nick from Boatshed Suffolk

Tuesday, 03 January 2017

We are delighted that Nick Crook has recently joined the Boatshed team as a broker for Boatshed Suffolk.