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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.

Blue Water Cruisers being auctioned during PSP Southampton boat show
Blue Water Cruisers being auctioned during PSP Southampton boat show
Wednesday, 03 September 2014

If you're going cruising and need a boat, then check out these cruising boats that are up for auction 12-16th September.

UK and European VAT issues explained by a leading industry expert
UK and European VAT issues explained by a leading industry expert
Friday, 01 August 2014

This end-of-year review focuses on the VAT 'hot topics' of 2014 and offers a few ideas for boat buyers and sellers to consider for the next year.

Diary of 2015 Boatshed Events, Boat Shows and Regattas
Diary of 2015 Boatshed Events, Boat Shows and Regattas
Friday, 01 August 2014

Events, Boat Shows and Regattas in which Boatshed plan to participate, or which are of interest to our customers, during 2015.

How are we doing?  What customers think of our service
How are we doing? What customers think of our service
Friday, 01 August 2014

At Boatshed we encourage feedback from our customers, as a way of monitoring and improving the services we offer. Here are some recent comments we have received:

Capibara - Waiting in Bermuda
Capibara - Waiting in Bermuda
Friday, 30 May 2014

After almost 9 days at sea we made it to Bermuda last Saturday. We didn't move very fast (we averaged under a 100 nm a day), but it was one of the most comfortable offshore passages we've yet had.

MV Julia, missing crew member - Blood found in the galley
MV Julia, missing crew member - Blood found in the galley
Saturday, 24 May 2014

The Boatshed ketch Supertaff was en route from Alderney in the Channel Islands back towards Portsmouth UK when a mayday relay was heard over the radio. This concerned the case of a missing seaman on a bulk carrier, the M/V Julia. The skipper had ...

Capibara - Salty Dawg rally, SSB chats, 200 miles from Bermuda
Capibara - Salty Dawg rally, SSB chats, 200 miles from Bermuda
Friday, 23 May 2014

After one week at sea, we still have nearly 200 nautical miles left to Bermuda. At the moment it looks like we'll arrive in Bermuda Saturday – just in time for the Champions League Final (If they care about that in Bermuda).

Can Boatshed sell your boat twice as fast as other brokers?
Can Boatshed sell your boat twice as fast as other brokers?
Tuesday, 25 March 2014

According to the latest figures published by Yachtworld it now takes 350 to 450 days to sell a boat. These are average time periods based on 132,000 boats for sale by 2525 Yacht Brokers using Yachtworld.

Spirit of Penmar - Atlantic trip 21 days
Spirit of Penmar - Atlantic trip 21 days
Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Plans are good; they keep us motivated to move on and discover new places. They also give Mother Nature a good old laugh and a chance to remind us who’s actually in charge when it comes, amongst other things, to cruising in a small boat.

The boat auction has started, Bidding has begun
The boat auction has started, Bidding has begun
Friday, 17 January 2014

The auction has just started and you can now start bidding! Auction ends on Tuesday 21st Jan 2014, so get bidding.

Boatshed Yacht Broker Awards 2014
Boatshed Yacht Broker Awards 2014
Friday, 10 January 2014

The Boatshed 2014 Conference was held at the Excel exhibition centre during the London boat show. Boatshed offices travelled to London to share best practice, discuss ideas and develop new strategy for 2014/15.

Boatshed Scotland scoops broker of the year award
Boatshed Scotland scoops broker of the year award
Thursday, 09 January 2014

Boatshed Scotland won the trophy for "Yacht Broker of the year" at the 2014 Boatshed Conference and Awards ceremony.

Check out the boats in our next auction: Catalogue is now live
Check out the boats in our next auction: Catalogue is now live
Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Check out the bumper selection of boats in our next auction January 17-21 2014. If you are interested in any boats, you’ll have plenty of time to fit in a viewing before the auction starts on January 17th 2014.

New boat search for Boatshed
New boat search for Boatshed
Wednesday, 18 December 2013

There are various ways you can now search using different criteria.

Cruising abroad with your Dog
Cruising abroad with your Dog
Tuesday, 12 November 2013

With the new rules introduced in January 2012 it has made it much easier to travel with your UK dog abroad. We have two dogs, two Jack Russell crosses, both sisters Poppet and Gimble, now nearly 7 years old. They have done thousands of miles at se...

Why nobody goes cruising in the Canary Islands
Why nobody goes cruising in the Canary Islands
Friday, 08 November 2013

In Las Palmas we met a Danish cruiser, who lived on her boat in Las Palmas Marina. She had bought the boat in Spain six years earlier, had sailed it down to Las Palmas, and now the boat had never since been out of the marina.

From the Galley - CHEESE AND HAM TOASTIES
From the Galley - CHEESE AND HAM TOASTIES
Friday, 05 April 2013

Now these are really good and one of my favourite boating lunches or snacks whilst sailing along. The smell of cheese cooking is great on a boat, gets everyone hungry, including the dogs.

Boat Retailers and Brokers Code of Practice
Boat Retailers and Brokers Code of Practice
Tuesday, 11 December 2012

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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 !

Girls Adrift - 48 hours to go before liferaft challenge
Girls Adrift - 48 hours to go before liferaft challenge
Wednesday, 07 November 2012

Just 48 hours until 8 girls step into a liferaft for 24 hours, all for Sail4Cancer Charity. They have already collected over two and a half thousand pounds for the charity and are looking to collect a few more pennies on the day.

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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.