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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.


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.

Modern Boat Engines: Which is best?

Modern Boat Engines: Which is best?

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Since the 1990’s diesel engines have become more advanced, refined and complex. Popular makes are now Lister, Isuzu, Vetus, Kubota, Beta Marine, Barrus, Lombardini, Yanmar, Nanni and Thornycroft.

All I want for Christmas is…

All I want for Christmas is…

Thursday, 13 December 2012

This week we are able to introduce three more boats that have had their asking price reduced. If you’re looking for an Aquastar, Crownline or Princess boat for sale in Essex we may have the boat you are looking for. As with all Boatshed boats we have an extensive slideshow of images for each boat for sale, so that you can really examine the boat inside and out.

New instructions – Ribeye TA480 for sale

New instructions – Ribeye TA480 for sale

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Ribeye Used Approved are delighted to offer for sale a lightly used Ribeye TA480. This boat has less than 60 hours running time on the engine and is offered for sale under the unique Ribeye Used Approved Scheme.

Boat Retailers and Brokers Code of Practice

Boat Retailers and Brokers Code of Practice

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

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New Instructions – Vancouver 27 for sale

New Instructions – Vancouver 27 for sale

Monday, 10 December 2012

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a Vancouver 27. The Vancouver 27 was designed by Canadian, Robert B. Harris. In 1974 the first wooden hull was built in England, by Pheon Yachts, and shortly afterwards the design was changed to GRP, with a slight extension to the waterline beam. Due to the high build quality, the UK-built Vancouver 27s became a popular design, with around 250 built, before Northshore took over the design in 1986.The Vancouver 27 design is biased towards stability, ease of handling, load carrying ability and comfortable accommodation for a crew of one or two. This Vancouver 27 is well equipped and well presented. Her light wood interior is very pleasing and she benefits from a recently installed Beta engine. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

Saint Nicolas sets off the festive season

Saint Nicolas sets off the festive season

Friday, 07 December 2012

Saint Nicolas is the patron saint of boatmen or marinier as the French bargees are known. St Nicolas day is December 6th and the residents of the Port of Roanne in central France celebrated it in style. A “fete” traditionally focused around children and a foretaste of Christmas. This year Saint Nicolas arrived by boat, gliding across the dark and icy waters of the marina and stepped ashore to distribute sweets and biscuits to the assembled children (of all ages). Well into my second childhood (and second helping) I especially loved the Papillottes a local Roannaise Christmas speciality made with chocolate. Carols were sung in English by a very international choir, there are at least ten nationalities represented, wintering over in the port this year. An Alsacian folklore dance group came and entertained us with traditional dance, costume & music from a region where the St. Nicolas is a very popular fete. The whole affaire was rounded off with much appreciated hot mulled wine and everyone agreeing that the festive season had commenced for real.

Don’t buy a canal boat – until you've read this as well!

Don’t buy a canal boat – until you've read this as well!

Wednesday, 05 December 2012

If you’re looking for a canal boat for sale, widebeam, narrowboat or barge in London or Hertfordshire you need to know what you are looking for. Last week’s article Don't buy a canal boat! covered size, length and width of boats, types of berth and the great toilet debate. This week we’re going to get technical and electrical.

Just Listed, Rare Danish Helmsman 47 Sailboat

Just Listed, Rare Danish Helmsman 47 Sailboat

Friday, 30 November 2012

International Yacht Brokers, Boatshed Newport Broker, is announcing new to the Northeast market this very rare Danish made 47' Helmsman sailboat yacht designed by Helmuth Koehler.

It’s More Than Just 34......

It’s More Than Just 34......

Saturday, 24 November 2012

It’s 34.2! The design of the 2000 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 34.2 makes it function and feel larger than a 34 foot vessel.

Bruce Roberts designed yachts.

Bruce Roberts designed yachts.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

The name Bruce Roberts says something about the design quality and integrity of any yacht. Boatshed Gibraltar has had a number Bruce Roberts designed yachts listed for sale at different times.

Vauxhall Railway Bridge, Gt Yarmouth, Restrictions/Closures

Vauxhall Railway Bridge, Gt Yarmouth, Restrictions/Closures

Friday, 23 November 2012

Change to Notice to Mariners No 15 of 2012 – Vauxhall bridge /closures/restrictions (attached below for information)

New instructions – Ribeye A600 Custom for sale

New instructions – Ribeye A600 Custom for sale

Friday, 23 November 2012

Ribeye Used Approved are delighted to offer for sale a stunning Ribeye A600 Custom. This boat has less than 5 hours running time on the engine and is offered for sale under the unique Ribeye Used Approved Scheme.

Christmas Gifts for Canal Boaters

Christmas Gifts for Canal Boaters

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Is it that time already? Whether you like narrowboats, wide beams, Dutch barges or any type of liveaboard canal boat there are plenty of Christmas gifts that could help you and your family to enjoy the English canals and rivers.

How to Choose a Marina: Part 2

How to Choose a Marina: Part 2

Monday, 19 November 2012

If you are looking for a boat for sale and are new to boating you may also be looking to find a marina. We have a great article on our blog about how to find a marina but it’s also useful to be aware of the Gold Anchor standards set by The Yacht Harbour Association.

Lowestoft Bascule bridge Closures

Lowestoft Bascule bridge Closures

Saturday, 17 November 2012

NOTICE TO MARINERS LOWESTOFT BASCULE BRIDGE – MARINE CLOSURES NOVEMBER 2012 – PHASE 2 Mariners and Port Users are advised that due to essential maintenance work, Lowestoft Bascule Bridge will be closed to all shipping, between 2000hrs and 0600hrs on the following dates:-

Isle of Wight boat smashes world speed record

Isle of Wight boat smashes world speed record

Friday, 16 November 2012

Boatshed Cowes got this hot off the press from County Press Online.

Fireworks on the Canals

Fireworks on the Canals

Thursday, 15 November 2012

The wonderful thing if you’re looking for your first boat for sale is anticipating the freedom that you will soon enjoy, to arrive at some beautiful location or festive event with your own little floating apartment in-tow.