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It used to be said that the best time to buy a used boat was during autumn and winter, because boat owners once they decide to sell the expenses rack up for marina berths, yard fees and general maintenance. If you are looking to sell your boat, then try the team at ww.boatshedcroatia.com as they will give you and your boat the attention needed to sell it as swiftly as possible.
Boatshed Yacht Brokerage business re-sale brings new business owners for Boatshed Cowes on the Isle of WightWednesday, 24 August 2011
If you have ever visited Cowes on the Isle of Wight on the South coast of the UK, with one of the most famous stretches of water, (the Solent), you might have walked past the Boatshed Cowes yacht Brokerage office on the Cowes high street.
Background to the John Davis Memorial Fund
Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta starts this Wednesday 24th August
Round the world superboat takes shape
This fishing vessel has been tastefully converted into a superb home, where the current owner has lived for the past four years. The attention to detail is, as Wayne Rooney would say, “gobsmacking” and the boat has all the trappings of a contemporary home whilst retaining all the original features and character. The photos really don’t do her justice and this boat is a ‘must see’ for anyone looking for a Central London houseboat.
In the pub the other evening, someone was commenting on how much fun the Canal Festivals had been this year and lamenting that the season was nearly over. We have enjoyed Cavalcade, Crick and Rickmansworth - missed the IWA National because of my broken leg. However, I thought I would look up what was left. Quite a few as it happens - here they are courtesy of Narrowboats.org
This 39’ Steel Motor Sailer is sure to Steel your heart!
Abersoch Keelboat Week kicks of this Sunday and Boatshed North Wales is delighted to be sponsoring this prestigious sailing event for the third year. This year is promising to be bigger and better than ever and the Regatta will also be the North West IRC Championships and will be raced under the burgee of South Caernarfonshire Yacht Club (SCYC).
Over the past year Boatshed Grand Union has sold several Dutch Barges and a Humber barge. These vessels make wonderful homes.
A while ago I was googling something boaty and up came Amazon Japan with a book by canal journalist Steve Haywood. I dashed off an email to Steve asking him if he sold well in Japan. Here is his response:
Rib trip to France
We are pleased to announce that another new member has recently joined the Boatshed Grand Union team. Peggy Melmoth will be handling some of the administration and email enquiries, welcoming new clients, liaising with vendors, and updating the Boatshed Grand Union blog.
As part of the Cob 200 celebrations in 2011, The Madoc Rowing Club held a race that was a re-enactment of the historic requirement to provide a Pilot to the ships coming into Porthmadog Harbour. The Pilots and their crews lived in Borth y Gest and on the sight of an incoming ship would 'race' against other Pilots to get to the ship first and thus gain the service fee. Madoc Yacht Club rowers held a similar 'race' to a ship in the channel and it was very well supported by residents and holiday makers. Celtic Longboats from all over North Wales took part in the event with many participants and members of the public donning period costumes.
It's Regatta time! Salcombe Town Regatta starts this Sunday 14th August with 7 days of fun for all the family. The first day gets underway with a Fun Run and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Monday is the day to get in the mud with the Mud Race and the start of rowing and for those who like swimming, the Harbour Swim.
Many people who buy narrowboats have their first experience of boating in Hire Boats. These are available in many shapes and sizes, all around the canal system.
Due to an exceptionally busy summer, we urgently require central London live-aboards in the £30-£60,000 price range. Such boats are highly desirable and Boatshed's unique marketing approach means that they get snapped up quickly. Wooden boats, steel boats, GRP boats, narrowboats, barges, motor cruisers, sailing yachts . . . if she has a residential mooring, we can sell her!
No matter what your “phase”.......fishing.....or yachting........ this Eclipse 40 Sportfish Yacht could be the boat for you!