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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.

Something for the boating season

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Tomorrow is the beginning of March and the sailing and boating season is marching towards us.

3 things to ask when you view a boat

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

If you have arranged your finances and have a good idea of the size and style of boat you are looking for the next step is to begin viewing boats. Because we have so many photographs (and some videos) online here at Boatshed Grand Union, you should have a good idea of whether a particular boat would suit you, before making your journey.

New Boatshed brokerage office opens in Cyprus

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Last week we registered our 500,000th customer, and the growth of our international group continues with a new office opening in Cyprus this month.

Meet Jan: She loves boats!

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

We are happy to welcome a new member to the Boatshed team this year. Jan Knox has been helping us out at Boatshed Grand Union and has just taken over the Boatshed London brokerage.

2013 March boat auction Catalogue now live

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

The March boat auction which takes place from Friday 22 to Tuesday 26 of March, 2013. Over 40 boats are in the auction.

Boatshed registers 500,000th customer!

Monday, 18 February 2013

We have just registered our 500,000th customer on! Boatshed founders Neil and Mandy Chapman met customer Christoph Liedtke in London last week to present him with a bottle of champagne at St Katherine Docks.

Lonely Hearts WLTM Skipper

Thursday, 14 February 2013

This Valentine’s day Boatshed Essex is offering some match-making suggestions for those still seeking The One.

Valentines Lonely Hearts Column

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

You may already know that Birmingham has more canals than Venice, so don’t think that you need an Italian Gondola to put the romance back into your life. If you are still looking for The One these boats for sale on or near the Grand Union canal are looking for new experiences with the right steerer.

New Instructions – Maxum 2100SC for sale

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a Maxum 2100 SC. These are smart sports cuddy cruisers and offer a comfortable cockpit layout with ample seating plus a forward cabin for ‘weekending’ or just stowing gear. This example has been cared for by her owners and is presented in clean condition. She will whip along at around 45 knots so hold on tight!
Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

Boatshed Bristol new office at Portishead Quays Marina

Monday, 11 February 2013

Meet John Champion who heads up Boatshed Bristol based at Portishead Quays Marina. If you have a boat to sell or you are looking to buy a boat, meet John and his team at Portishead Quays Marina.

Roger Taylor (Ming Ming) has a new boat for ocean adventures

Saturday, 09 February 2013

Most of us have been inspired by Roger Taylors adventures on Ming Ming a 21 foot junk rigged Corribee and how he converted the boat to be set up for single handed sailing from the comfort and dryness of his cabin.

Have you seen this distance and cost calculator?

Thursday, 07 February 2013 offer world-wide yacht charter and sailing holidays, but if you are looking for a sail boat or powerboat for sale in Essex then they have a handy distance and cost calculator that can be used by anyone with access to the Internet.

CRT Visitor Moorings Consultation

Wednesday, 06 February 2013

The Canal and River Trust have invited canal users in the south to comment on some proposed changes to the maximum stay times at popular visitor mooring sites. A visitor mooring is considered to be a site with some facilities. Sometimes this may just be mooring rings and at other sites there could be a more wide range of boaters’ services.

New Instructions – Zodiac Yachtline 480DL for sale

Wednesday, 06 February 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a lightly used Zodiac Yachtline 480. This is a really smart looking RIB equipped with a fully serviced and maintained Evinrude ETEC (maintenance print outs on file). The boat has been used for light seasonal use only, has never been anti-fouled and kept in dry store when not being used.
A great layout with plenty of seating makes this RIB ideal for families.
Appointments to view can be booked in advance 5-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

From the Galley - PIZZA

Saturday, 02 February 2013

Cooking on board is always interesting on our Westerly Konsort, the galley area is not vast, but this is the season that I am going to see just what I can come up with to feed a hungry crew.

New Instructions – Upgraded Sealine S360 Ambassador for sale

Friday, 01 February 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale an exceptional Sealine 360 Ambassador. This is a truly exceptional boat that has lost all traces of the original Ambassador colours following a full and extensive refit in 2008 that has brought her right up to date. Also installed in 2008 in an immaculate engine bay are twin 270hp Cummins Mercruiser engines with just over 30 hours on each. She is beautifully and tastefully furnished throughout and everything is of the highest standard and quality. If you are looking for a comfortable, near perfectly presented cruiser that you could ‘step on and go’ then this is the boat for you. I’m looking forward to showing you onboard and appointments can be arranged 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth and Boatshed Brixham broker.

Boat Trader interviews Boatshed Suffolk

Friday, 01 February 2013

February 2013 Edition

New Instructions – Moody 34 for sale

Friday, 25 January 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a Moody 34. These are really excellent, nice looking centre cockpit yachts with a well laid out interior. The Moody 34 started life in 1983 and continued in production until 1986 with a total of 165 being built. Production then continued as the 346 which had an identical hull. It was clear when I went onboard this yacht that she has been thoughtfully and carefully looked after. Lines are led aft to the cockpit and several items have recently been replaced or updated. Once again I find myself wondering how a 34’ yacht can feel so big. The forward cabin is a good size but it is of course the light and spacious aft cabin that is the yachts greatest asset.
Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth and Boatshed Brixham broker.

Fleur de Lys - Pippin - The end of an era

Thursday, 24 January 2013

It was the end of an era for a familiar west coast boat when she was motored south to take up a new home in the Thames estuary recently.

Boatshed North Wales wins Broker of the year Award second year running

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

The Boatshed Conference was held in London on 16/01/2013 during the London Boat Show. A full day of announcements, business, discussions were ended with the annual award ceremony for several categories.