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Shotley Marina Annual Lock Maintenance

Shotley Marina Annual Lock Maintenance

Monday, 21 January 2013

From 28th January to 8th of February 2013 the Shotley Marina lock gates will be closed for their annual maintenance programme of servicing, cleaning and painting.

Meet Richard Thompson from Boatshed Suffolk

Meet Richard Thompson from Boatshed Suffolk

Saturday, 19 January 2013

The Deben Bar is a place I have loved and embraced over the years. I learned to fear, respect and then relish the steep standing waves. Such was my initiation into the world of dinghy sailing. With time, and after a few watery mishaps it became clear that all you had to do was to keep the mast pointing at the sky and steer straight down the face of them. So long as you trusted she would float the boat would do the rest. Fireflies are not fast dinghies, but they have the advantage of providing all the thrills of speed, but going nowhere.

Featured boat: Contessa 32

Featured boat: Contessa 32

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Designed by David Sadler and built by Jeremy Rodgers Ltd, this beautiful second hand yacht has recently been reduced in price. It is probably the most successful one-design cruiser-racer of all time and is seaworthy enough for offshore sailing in extreme weather conditions.

Seattle Boat Show - We’re On The Lake!

Seattle Boat Show - We’re On The Lake!

Sunday, 13 January 2013

You’ll find Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle on South Lake Union at the 2013 Seattle Boat Show!

Boatshed Newport C&C 38 Racer/ Cruiser

Boatshed Newport C&C 38 Racer/ Cruiser

Sunday, 13 January 2013

This is International Yacht Brokers Boatshed Newport present this very sweet 1976 C & C 38' Sloop for sale. She is a racer/cruiser with a fin keel and keel stepped mast with rod rigging and double spreaders. In 2009 she went through a $40k refit to include the newly installed following: Mast, Rod Rigging, Head Stay & Harken Roller Furler, Life Lines, Edson Pedestal w/ new quadrant chain & cable assembly, Raymarine ST60 Wind System, Raymarine ST60 Depth System, and all running rigging. In 2011 the electric panel was completely rewired and new cabin lights installed. A new Thurston Dodger was installed in 2012 to match the existing sail cover. Also new are the 40" helm and Garmin GPS System. To see her full specs along with photo’s and video C & C 38' sailboats tout "No Compromise" in their brochures. This sailboat is a sleek and fast vessel built in Canada. She has been lovingly cared for by her current owners for over 30 years! With the beam just under 13' she is quite spacious both above and below deck. Her sail area is 729 square feet. She is constructed of single unit molded GP laminate hull, deck of single unit laminate cored with balsa, external lead fin ballast with a spade rudder. In the January issue of Cruising World, the C & C 33' 101 was voted Domestic Boat of the Year and Best Performance Cruiser, 30 to 39 feet. As you can see, the older C & C 38' is in good company with her newer counterparts. C & C is renowned for quality construction and materials. These sailboats are truly known as both racers and cruisers with spectacular sailing quality and top shelf performance for cruising the coastline. For complete specifications, 60+ photos and video, on this boat or any of our other boats please visit our website. She is a show stopper for her age after going through a refit so don't hesitate to call me if you like what you see.

Exclusive listing - Hardy Commodore 36

Exclusive listing - Hardy Commodore 36

Friday, 11 January 2013

Every so often I have the privilege and pleasure to list a special vessel on brokerage.

Boatshed Newport offers a great value in a Formula PC Express

Boatshed Newport offers a great value in a Formula PC Express

Friday, 11 January 2013

Wow! What a great price for this Formula PC Express!

Redbay Stormforce 11 for sale

Redbay Stormforce 11 for sale

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Boatshed Brixham are delighted to offer for sale an exceptional Redbay Stormforce 11.

Go Green: Be a #Sailor

Go Green: Be a #Sailor

Thursday, 10 January 2013

If you love Moody, Bavaria, Jeanneau or Beneteau sail boats then this love affair could be doing the world an ecological favour. If your boat is powered by wind energy you can be proud that your boating is an earth-friendly eco-activity. You will of course use fuel when there is no wind, when heading into the wind or when navigating narrow channels but your sail boat will use far less fuel than a powerboat.

Happy New Year and Happy New Challenges!

Happy New Year and Happy New Challenges!

Wednesday, 09 January 2013

A new year and new challenges.

Home to Scotland after 50 years.

Home to Scotland after 50 years.

Tuesday, 08 January 2013

Back in 1946 boat builders J&G Forbes of Sandhaven in Scotland built a sturdy 53’ fishing vessel named Capella. She was taken south to work the fishing grounds off the Devon and Cornish coasts. Many years later she was converted to a SCUBA diving vessel but when the business fell on hard times she was purchased by a new owner in 1994 who fell in love with her and decided to spend the next few years and quite a few pennies restoring and converting her to a lovely live-aboard motor cruiser, now named McAlister.

Jeanneau 40DS for sale

Jeanneau 40DS for sale

Tuesday, 08 January 2013

Boatshed Brixham are delighted to offer for sale a well-presented Jeanneau 40DS. The 40DS, like her slightly larger 43DS, is extremely spacious and the three cabin and two heads layout makes excellent use of space especially for the larger family where the children for example, might prefer their own cabin.

Helmsman 47 with Indispensible Sailboat Equipment

Helmsman 47 with Indispensible Sailboat Equipment

Friday, 04 January 2013

An article in this months Cruising World (page 62) titled “Simply Indispensible” by John & Wendy Clarke reviews what they deem as indispensible sailboat options. This blue water cruiser Helmsman 47 cruising yacht listed by International Yacht Brokers Boatshed Newport has 8.5 out of the 10 options featured in this article.

New Year: New Boat?

New Year: New Boat?

Thursday, 03 January 2013

If one of your resolutions is to finally get that boat you’ve been dreaming and scheming about then we have some great opportunities for you here at Boatshed Essex.

List your boat with Boatshed - Buyers waiting

List your boat with Boatshed - Buyers waiting

Wednesday, 02 January 2013

Despite the recession and the weather, boats are still selling.

The Loss of the HMS Bounty

The Loss of the HMS Bounty

Tuesday, 01 January 2013

International Yacht Brokers Boatshed Newport writing to remember the tall ship HMS Bounty lost in Hurricane Sandy.

The Best of BGU in 2012

The Best of BGU in 2012

Monday, 31 December 2012

We now have nearly 9000 customers registered with Boatshed Grand Union and Boatshed worldwide has over 496,300 registered customers. Boatshed.com has over 50 locations world-wide, more than 100 Boatshed Brokers working to sell your boat and over 1000 Boats were sold in 2012.

Endless possibilities with this 50ft Aircat Catamaran

Endless possibilities with this 50ft Aircat Catamaran

Saturday, 29 December 2012

International yacht brokers, Boatshed Newport signing in to tell you about this fantastic value offering. This commercial passenger ferry was custom-built at the cost of approximately two million dollars.

New Instructions – Jeanneau Merry Fisher 695 for sale

New Instructions – Jeanneau Merry Fisher 695 for sale

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Boatshed Brixham are delighted to offer for sale a Jeanneau Merry Fisher 695. These are really great boats and are perfectly suited to family cruising, fishing or just pure enjoyment. Visiting this example on a fine sunny day it was clear to see why the Merry Fishers are so well liked. The deep safe cockpit, and a well laid out wheelhouse with seating for two at the helm makes these boats ideal for day trips or even weekending. Forward are the enclosed heads with double berth to starboard and single to port. This 695 is one owner from new and has been maintained by Volvo main dealers. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Brixham and Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

2012: The Highlights of this Year

2012: The Highlights of this Year

Thursday, 20 December 2012

The beginning of this year at Boatshed Essex saw us launch our social media campaign. If you follow us on Twitter or Facebook you can easily keep up with our blog, follow sailing and boating news and check out The Boatshed Essex Daily: our online newspaper.