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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.


Plymouth to Nigeria - Mission accomplished!

Plymouth to Nigeria - Mission accomplished!

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

The life of a boat broker can be very varied, sometimes rather stressful and often rewarding. Cue a request for a water transport passenger vessel to be purchased from Plymouth and shipped to Lagos the capital of Nigeria!

Class 40 up for auction

Class 40 up for auction

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

This particular Class 40 has been professionally campaigned and achieved success in a number of races. With her class certificate complete and equipment updated in 2008 (all running rigging replaced!)

Immersion suit SurvivalOne 1000 series TEST REPORT

Immersion suit SurvivalOne 1000 series TEST REPORT

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

A group of 8 girls jumped into a life raft for charity for 24 hours with out getting off. #GirlsAdrift they raised approx £5000 for the Sail 4 Cancer charity.

Groovy I Zip life jackets by Sea Safe

Groovy I Zip life jackets by Sea Safe

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

The #GirlsAdrift team who recently spent 24 hours in a life raft for Sail 4 Cancer charity were sponsored by Sea Safe life jackets, gave these life jackets 10/10 score for design, comfort and fun factor.

A choice of tasty Ribeyes

A choice of tasty Ribeyes

Monday, 12 November 2012

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a selection (or is it a ‘rack of Ribeyes’?) of lightly used ex demonstrator Ribeyes. These boats represent excellent value especially as they are also backed by the Ribeye Approved scheme.

How much Money ?... 24 hours in a Liferaft

How much Money ?... 24 hours in a Liferaft

Sunday, 11 November 2012

The 24 Hours in a liferaft has raised over 10,000 pounds so far !

Best price on the market!

Best price on the market!

Friday, 09 November 2012

This 2000 Tiara 3500 Open is excellent for entertaining, fabulous for fishing and crazy fun for cruising! The outstanding design, luxurious accommodations, low engine hours, show room condition and amazing price make this boat the perfect buy!

New Instructions – Drascombe Longboat  (Cruiser) for sale

New Instructions – Drascombe Longboat (Cruiser) for sale

Thursday, 08 November 2012

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a incredibly well equipped Drascombe Longboat Cruiser. The Cruiser was a ‘week end cruiser’ version of the Longboat with the benefit of a cuddy cabin providing two full length berths. Along with the sprayhood and cockpit enclosure its quite possible to spend extended time cruising. This example has a very complete inventory including a full road trailer, recent covers and upholstery and many, many extras including navigation gear. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

Remember, Remember; Reduced Boats in November!

Remember, Remember; Reduced Boats in November!

Thursday, 08 November 2012

This week we are able to introduce three more boats that have recently had their asking price reduced. If you’re looking for a Westerly, Fletcher 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.

Liferaft challenge starts TOMORROW

Liferaft challenge starts TOMORROW

Thursday, 08 November 2012

This idea was launched on us with no time to spare. Always up for a challenge I thought it could be great fun to spend 24 hours with a group of girls (who I don't really know very well) and gets me out of the office!

Marine Industry ladies spend 24 hours in a liferaft

Marine Industry ladies spend 24 hours in a liferaft

Wednesday, 07 November 2012

Marine Industry ladies spend 24 hours in a liferaft

Boatshed Cowes & the Classic boat museum

Boatshed Cowes & the Classic boat museum

Wednesday, 07 November 2012

We at Boatshed Cowes.com are pleased to announce our support for the classic boat museum at East Cowes & thank them for their hospitality on their opening day.

New Instructions – Halmatic 30 for sale

New Instructions – Halmatic 30 for sale

Tuesday, 06 November 2012

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a Halmatic 30. First launched in 1979 the Halmatic 30 shares the same timeless seagoing qualities of the Nicholson 31. She is a heavy displacement cruiser with a high ballast ratio. In total over 200 were built. This Halmatic 30 has been in the same ownership since new. Unusually therefore I have on file much of the original documentation. She is now in need of a new owner to breath new life into her but once she has been updated she should be good for many years to come. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

Ode to Girls Adrift!

Ode to Girls Adrift!

Monday, 05 November 2012

A Real Gem...With A Ketch!

A Real Gem...With A Ketch!

Friday, 26 October 2012

At Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle we watch internet traffic as a key indicator, and have highly sophisticated tools to assess traffic. One of our most frequently viewed vessels is this lovely 46 foot wooden ketch built in 1986 in Oswego, Oregon. She was displayed in August at the Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival and the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival where she was a definite attention-getter.

Can you imagine what its like to have to abandon ship?

Can you imagine what its like to have to abandon ship?

Friday, 26 October 2012

Should a vessel sink or catch fire you could face the reality of having to get into a life-raft. Liferafts are often the last resort for survival in such circumstances. Liferafts are small, cramped and conditions inside are cold, wet and uncomfortable.

Castle Marinas are now welcoming Liveaboards

Castle Marinas are now welcoming Liveaboards

Friday, 26 October 2012

An Englishman’s home is his… castle?

Scary Price Drops for Halloween!

Scary Price Drops for Halloween!

Thursday, 25 October 2012

This week we are featuring three boats for sale that have been dropped down in price. For each of these featured boats we have a full slideshow of images so you don’t need to rely on a spooky sixth sense to work out if this is the boat for you, before arranging your viewing.

Haunted by Narrowboat Dreams

Haunted by Narrowboat Dreams

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Are you haunted by dreams of owning your own narrowboat, wide-beam or barge? If our website of boats for sale doesn’t leave you spell-bound this Halloween try some of these events around the country to get you in the spirit next week (- the spirit of bad puns maybe?!)

Just Listed 2004 Catalina 42 Mk II

Just Listed 2004 Catalina 42 Mk II

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

International Yacht Brokers, Boatshed Newport presenting this beautiful 42 foot 2004 Catalina MK II sail boat. She still has that new boat smell due to minimal use combined with extreme care by her one and only owner. She is the only one of her kind on the market in the northeast.