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The 2012 Ipswich Maritime Festival is well under way, this weekend strategically marks the middle of this 2 week event. With the weather forecast to be the best of the summer so far Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th August promise to be fun packed full on days and nights for Ipswich.
Close your eyes and Imagine yourself relaxing in the shade of the cockpit watching the sun go down. You are anchored off the North of Palma in 15 meters of crystal clear water.
Boatshed Thames are off out for the next couple of weekends for fun and to get to speak to our customers.
One of our featured boats for sale at the moment is this Sealine S37 which has been reduced in price.
Cowes week is underway, and the sun came out to get everyone into the boating spirit. Here at Boatshed Cowes, we are taking time out to really get into the heart of the action by attending daily… it is a hard job, but someboady has to do it.
International Yacht Brokers Boatshed Newport is pleased to have recently toured the U.S.C.G.C. Eagle docked in Newport RI.
No it’s not in Essex but it’s another great British boating event and it makes a change from the Olympics!
Last Saturday 4th August two determined men arrived at Brentford, after rowing there… from Birmingham.
Simon Le Bon, Drum and a Fishing Vessel BF140
Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a Colvic Northener. This is a very well laid out motor boat with plenty of cockpit and wheelhouse space and a good, well appointed main cabin/saloon. With cabin heating and hot water as well this is a perfect boat for extended cruising or just short weekend trips away. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.
Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale an ever popular Cornish Shripmer 19. This example is fitted with the inboard diesel which has recently been checked over by marine engineers. The boat has been professionally prepared and she is offered for sale with the road /combi trailer which makes launch and recovery much easier. A good example of these ever popular boats and worth an early viewing. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.
Nobody knows the importance of having the right safety equipment onboard better than our own Directors, Neil and Mandy Chapman, they were rescued by the RNLI in the Bay of Biscay in October 1998 when their boat rolled 360 degrees, this was a life changing experience for Neil and Mandy who fortunately did have the correct safety equipment and who credit the event as being responsible for the creation of Boatshed.
Our boat of the moment is this beautiful Sealine F42/5
Can it be that this is your best month to purchase a boat? YES! A great selection of pre-owned boats, extraordinary prices, and several months of nice cruising weather ahead make August a rare Blue Moon opportunity for boat buyers.
Sunday kicked off with a good day for Australia, Russia and Spain. The three nations won both of their races in The Elliott 6m.
Boatshed Newport International Yacht Brokers were in attendance at the Newport RI 2012 Surf Fest at the Rough Point estate of the late tobacco heiress Doris Duke. She was an avid surfer in Hawaii where she owned another beautiful estate called Shangrila.
Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a fine Westerly Konsort. The Konsort was in production from 1979 to 1992 and a total of 704 were built making it the second most successful Westerly after the Centaur. I had the pleasure of photographing this yacht on a fine sunny day and she really presented herself very well. She is sold extremely well equipped with a good inventory and above all – non sagging headlinings! Appointments to view can be arranged in advance. Please note a minimum of 3 days advance notice of viewing is required and is subject to tidal conditions. Please book directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.
The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) has taken temporary ownership of the Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Village in Portland. 700 athletes and 550 officials will stay at the Sailing Village, with about half that number using the accommodation during the Paralympic Games.
Now that the good weather is back it may be time to hang that sign on the shed door... “Gone Fishin”
Our boat of the moment is this Snapdragon 24. She has been very well cared for, and is in commission ready to use.