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 Plymouth in association with Boatshed Performance and Owen Clarke Design are very proud to be able to offer for sale the legendary racing yacht Open 30 for sale. Click here for full details
This week we have further opportunities for those who are looking for boats for sale at attractive prices. For each of these featured boats we have a slideshow of images so you can really get a feel for the boat; inside and out.
Don't miss your opportunity to bid on our 1993 Camano 31 Trawler!
So, taking a break from thinking about boats for sale, I just read about the Canal and River Trust partnering with the Poetry Society to appoint a Canal Laureate. Jo Bell is perfect for the role because she’s a liveaboard narrowboater, and a very active poet. The former archaeologist is now the Director of National Poetry Day. She writes and performs poems, manages projects, runs workshops, writes articles, edits publications and much more.
Vinyl Hull finishes are fast becoming the new everyday paint option for boat owners.
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International Yacht Broker, Boatshed Newport presenting this 1976 C&C 38' Sloop full of character and history. She has been lovingly cared for by her current owner, only the second, for over 30 years.
After a busy week of browsing boats for sale, narrowboats for sale and barges for sale, (when everyone thought you were hard at work in your office) the weekend is the time to relax… and look at more boats!
Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale an ever popular Cornish Shripmer 19. She is currently in dry store and is offered for sale with the benefit of a launching/storage trolley (not suitable for road use) and GRP tender. For better sail handling she has a Furlex headsail furler fitted. The interior is clean and tidy and well presented. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.
While the rain was coming down earlier this week so were our prices. Check out a few of our featured boats for sale at the moment and see if somebody’s second hand boat could be your first class dream! Every boat has many photos of the interior and exterior which can be viewed as a slideshow.
International Yacht Broker, Boatshed Newport has just listed this nicely appointed 2006 Grady White 330 Express.
The historic yacht Zaca, which was owned in the fifties of the actor Errol Flynn, has revisited the Real Club Nautico de Palma (RCNP), were she has remained since August 24 until she sailed to France on the 10th of September.
Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a Contessa 34 Offshore One Design. Doug Peterson drew up a hull design that was clean, free of distortions and genuinely fast. However as many owners will agree these are comfortable cruisers as well. Stepping on board this example on a fine, bright sunny day it was apparent that this yacht has been used and enjoyed by the past and current owners who are looking to go up in size. She would benefit from some updating but she is a Contessa and can still turn on some speed and as the current owners wrote “… sails superbly and is a very quick boat.” She will shortly be lifted and subject to acceptable offers the vendors will include winter storage and re-launch in March 2013. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.
This 2012 Ranger Tugs R-25 SC has just been reduced in price for a quick sale. Its sizable cockpit accommodates the fisherman beautifully. Upgraded lighting with red night vision lighting along with standard white LED and many windows throughout provides bright low energy light and great visibility. A nicely appointed galley, sleeping accommodations for six in two cabins and one conversion berth, hot water system, bow and stern thrusters and more makes this a trailerable mini yacht! Health issues force the sale of the seller’s dream boat.
Thursday 20th September hosted ladies day at the PSP Southampton boat show with lots of beautifully dressed women.
Have you seen the ‘Watch My Story’ campaign that popped up on Monday in the media and social media? The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has launched a new international crew recruitment drive. Whether you love Bavaria, Jeanneau, Leisure, Westerly, Southerly, Carter or Pegasus sail boats these short films will inspire you to get on the water.
On Thursday attending the "On the Water" Bus in association with Boatshed.com, we have Ray Cotton from HMRC who will be available to answer any queries you may have about, importing a boat, VAT, proof of VAT, etc. He is only available for questions at the PSP Southampton boat show on the Wednesday and Thursday, so make sure you put this in your diary.
It is always a pleasure to step on board a beautifully clean and well presented boat. That was my first reaction when I stepped aboard this beautiful Bavaria 330 Sport. The owners have obviously spent a lot of time and effort to keep her in top condition, not to mention the money they have spent on all the recent improvements.
Day 4 of the 42nd Newport International Boat Show was another gorgeous day to be in down town Newport RI. America’s Cup Blvd was bursting at the seams with boaters of all kinds.
Today at the PSP Southampton boat show, Ben Webb a superyacht Captain gave advice to people on the "On the Water" Bus to people interested about getting into this industry.