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Day 3 of the 42nd Newport International Boat Show was the busiest yet. It’s a sure sign of things changing in Rhode Island and the Boating Industry.
Day 2 of the 42nd Newport International Boat Show was another busy one. The crowds started right when the gates opened and took us through another great Fizz @ 5!
Boatshed Newport has reduced the prices on several of our boats this morning. Check out our site to see full details on these boats.
With the start of the show to cloudy skies and slight rain it soon cleared up to be a bright, blustery day. The Olympian athletes opened the 2012 PSP Southampton boat show to a burst of enthusiasm from the crowd.
Day 1 of the 42nd Newport International Boat Show was a success. We spent the day meeting new friends and catching up with all of our old friends. There was a good turn out at the start of the day and it seemed to carry us through past show closing.
Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a Windy 7800. Not often seen in the UK these are really good looking boats – classic lines that don’t date and plenty of good Windy build quality too. It was a fine summer day when I photographed this boat and she presented herself as a clean, tidy, well cared for boat. On great days like this is when the spacious cockpit and the aft sun deck come in to their own. But there is a reasonable cabin too with a galley area and flushing heads for when the weather is not so good or you want to stay out over the weekend. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.
A new charity has been set up in the Shadow of the Olympic Stadium. E20 Eastenders Fishing Club , which intends to help disabled ex-servicemen and children as well as bring back fishing to the canal in East London.
This converted motor fishing vessel we have for sale in Essex is 52ft long and the boat was of course built in a Dutch shipyard.
With the success of British sportsmen and women in sailing, canoeing and rowing during the Olympics and Paralympics, the time could not be better to encourage new people into boating.
Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a Warrior 40. This fine, semi-long keel cruiser evolved from the Angus Primrose designed Voyager 38. Bill Dixon designed what was in effect a stretched version with encapsulated ballast and roomier interior. For a 40’ yacht the interior space is excellent especially with the C Layout (features the large forecabin, twin aft cabins, twin heads and nav station in the port aft cabin). When I first went onboard I was impressed by the excellent presentation of this yacht, the high standard of maintenance and of course the splendid Volvo D2-55 engine installed in 2004. With a cutter rig, in mast furling and everything led aft this is a great yacht to sail and is offered with an excellent inventory. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.
Boatshed Newport, International Yacht Brokers toured the Artillery Company of Newport this morning. Inside the museum was an amazing display of military uniforms and artefacts from around the world.
Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a Kent Motor Sailer. These are very sturdy motor sailers with good accommodation featuring a separate heads forward, good size galley and saloon and enough light and space to even be a live aboard. This example has been laid up ashore for a few years now but has been covered over with a full custom boat cover. Clearly much attention has been lavished on her and receipts are on file for standing rigging and an engine overhaul. A bit of tidying up and freshening up and she could be ready to go. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.
and now for something other than boats, just for a change:)
It's that time of year again! No, not back to school......time for the Lake Union-Seattle Boats Afloat Show!
Is it too tidal and muddy? Where could we go for a day or a weekend? If you’re looking for your first boat for sale, you may be surprised at how much exploring can be done around Essex. Whether you’re looking for Bavaria, Jeanneau, Sealine or Bayliner the Essex coast can be enjoyed sailing, power boating or fishing.
Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a Drascombe Lugger. The Lugger was the boat that started it all and they are still immensely popular. For sure they are the epitome of rugged simplicity, reliability, and seaworthiness in an open boat. The Lugger is equally at home pottering with the kids or undertaking more adventurous expeditions. This fine example is dry stored and remarkably has only had one owner from new. She is offered complete with a good inventory and with the Bramber break-back road trailer. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.
This week as a Leicestershire couple celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary with a canal boat trip along the Grand Union Canal I thought I would celebrate the Grand Union itself. (The happy husband at 83 is the same age as the canal.) We have boats for sale all over the southern Grand Union and as Boatshed Inland we cover an even wider area.
42nd Annual Newport International Boat Show
A wonderful place to keep your boat on the River Thames is the Harleyford Estate where they offer many different mooring options. The surroundings are beautiful, peaceful and extremely well kept. They also have excellent facilities and even a floating restaurant.
One of our featured boats for sale at the moment is this Arvor 215.