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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.


Clipper 11-12 Round The World Yacht Race

Clipper 11-12 Round The World Yacht Race

Monday, 01 August 2011

The guy's at Boatshed Hamble along with all the brokers at Boatshed cant resist anything to do with boats, and yesterday was a good example.

Just Reduced!

Just Reduced!

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Unique opportunity to buy a new boat at a used-boat price.

The King's Royal Hussars & the Royal Southern Yacht Club

The King's Royal Hussars & the Royal Southern Yacht Club

Saturday, 30 July 2011

The King’s Royal Hussars and the Royal Southern Yacht Club share a strong historical connection in the figure of James Brudenell, the 7th Earl of Cardigan who between 1847 and 1854, was simultaneously Commanding officer of the 11th Hussars and Commodore of the Royal Southern Yacht Club, a post he still held when he led the charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava during the Crimea War.

Branlebas de Régates 2011. St Malo - la Mer en Fête

Branlebas de Régates 2011. St Malo - la Mer en Fête

Friday, 29 July 2011

Branlebas de Régates 2011 – St Malo, La Mer en Fête. Ahhhh, finalement, l’été est arrivé, le soleil est sorti, les vacances commencent, les estivants prennent la route et le plus grand rassemblement de bateaux se prépare pour la semaine prochaine. Pendant de nombreuses années le Branlebas était l’événement incontournable à ne pas manquer. Après avoir un peu perdu son élan, Jean-Francois Revert a pris en main il y a deux ans le tache de le remettre au niveau. Il implique tous les Clubs de la cote Emeraude dans l’organisation de cinq jours festives en mer et a terre du 5 au 9 aout, des IRC sur des parcours techniques et cotiers, des HN sur un programme moins stressant et une belle flotte de classiques sur des balades entre Cancale et St Cast. Les soirées sur le Joseph Roty a St Malo, sur le terre plein du nouveau marina de St Cast, sur la plage de Port Mer et finalement sur le pont du magnifique Etoile du Roy seront chaudes et amicales. Régatier, plaisancier, amoureux de vieux gréements ou simple spectateur de la voile et tous ces couleurs, venez assister a cette très belle célébration de la mer.

HIGH SIERRA REGATTA – JULY 15-17, 2011

HIGH SIERRA REGATTA – JULY 15-17, 2011

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

HIGH SIERRA REGATTA – JULY 15-17, 2011

Featured Boat of the Week - Cooper Prowler 42 Aft Cabin!

Featured Boat of the Week - Cooper Prowler 42 Aft Cabin!

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

So you’re still on the prowl for that perfect boat.....is our 35’ Cooper Prowler just a bit too small? Sneak a look at this 42’ Cooper Prowler Aft Cabin! It’s the same Cooper Yachts, high-quality Canadian build, same sea-worthy hull, same open bright layout, just a little bigger and a little newer than our 35’.

When I'm 87 I want to be like Hector!

When I'm 87 I want to be like Hector!

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Hector Sheppard-Capurro is the founder of the yachting industry in Gibraltar and today at the ripe old age of 87 he's bought a Princess 415 motor yacht from Boatshed Gibraltar.  How cool is that? That you can be 87 and be planning to mess around in boats. This shows the indomitable spirit that has served him well in a colourful and successful business career.

Boatshed Croatia Goes Sailing!

Boatshed Croatia Goes Sailing!

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Finally we are leaving our home port and heading on south, towards Dalmatia. I hope that down there weather will be better and that we will spend several nice days on the sea. Todays weather looks more like early spring than middle of summer. Since we are planning most of the time cruising around Kvarner and Zadar area we will visit some marinas and ports and negotiate some potential listing requirements. This cruise should be a win-win situation because along with “business” obligations we are also planning to have lot of fun, swimming and tasting some good Mediterranean meal and wine. So if you have boat for sale in above mentioned area do not hesitate to contact us. If you spot a Boatshed flag on a mooring near you feel free to come for a chat and share a glass of wine!

2011 RYA Motor Cruise

2011 RYA Motor Cruise

Monday, 25 July 2011

Boatshed Hamble are proud to announce there support of this years RYA Motor Cruise.

The top 5 mistakes when buying a yacht

The top 5 mistakes when buying a yacht

Friday, 22 July 2011

What are the most common mistakes that people make when choosing and buying a yacht? Here are the top 5 don'ts to be avoided when investing in a yacht purchase. Many thanks to Duncan Kent for putting this article together.

Island Harbour Marina news

Island Harbour Marina news

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

On a ‘cold and wet and very windy’ weekend in July (well the 16th to be precise), the tranquil setting of Island Harbour Marina was broken with the crackle of the VHF.............. Yes it had begun!!!!! The Broom owners association were arriving on mass closely followed by the Fairey owners association, and of course as you can imagine.... not a flicker of rivalry between them!

J-Cup & Cowes Dinard

J-Cup & Cowes Dinard

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

J-Cup & Cowes Dinard Dans notre programme de régates pour 2011 les événements clés tombaient tous les 2 ce mois de juillet, et nous avons préparé le J/92s de Marc, “Dr Jekyll” et organise nos équipages pour ces courses en Manche et autour de Guernsey.

Visiting the London 2012 Olympics by boat?

Visiting the London 2012 Olympics by boat?

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

The 2012 Olympics will bring millions of visitors to the UK - and most of them into central London. The transport implications of this will present a logistical nightmare for the organisers, who don't really seem to have got their heads around how to deal with water-borne visitors.

19th Annual Camano Rendezvous!

19th Annual Camano Rendezvous!

Monday, 18 July 2011

Tradition was broken this year when the 19th Annual Pacific Northwest Camano Rendezvous was held in the US instead of Thetis Island, BC. Camano Trolls, Camano Gnomes, Camano 41’s and the recently-launched Bracewell 41 were gathered at the Lopez Islander Resort in Fisherman Bay on Lopez Island. Attendance was smashing this year with 32 vessels and 64 Camano enthusiasts! Food, spirits, activities, conversation, prizes and fun were abundant. A great time was had by all!

Featured Boat of the Week - Cooper Prowler 10m 35' Aft Cabin!

Featured Boat of the Week - Cooper Prowler 10m 35' Aft Cabin!

Saturday, 16 July 2011

So you’ve been on the prowl for that first-rate, nicely priced, pre-owned vessel? Pounce on this 1987 Cooper Prowler 10m before it gets away!

Walking with the Wounded

Walking with the Wounded

Saturday, 16 July 2011

As most of us do, I take customers at face value. We talk and through the process, we find out a bit about each other but sometimes we shouldn't just take things as we see them. Prime example. At Boatshed Sussex, I have just finalised the sale of a Rinker 246 Captiva Liberty Edition Cuddy to a man that I know as Mr Simon Daglish. He is a very pleasant guy to speak to and to deal with, but beneath this calm and eloquent exterior lies a fascinating man. Simon is a Director of ITV, having previously been Vice President Commercial Director for Fox Media, whose portfolio houses MySpace amongst others and Sales Director for Channel 4. A succesful man in his field but there are still hidden depths. A Google search reveals that he is one of the organisers and participant in the Walking with the Wounded expedition to the North Pole earlier this year. I broached this with him whilst we were sitting on his new boat and he went on to tell me that he also took part in the walk to the South Pole and rowed across the Atlantic for charity. For me, this is not just a customer, it is a remarkable man and one that I immediately decided that Boatshed Sussex would be proud to associate ourselves with. An instant decision was made to donate part of our commission from the sale of the boat to the charity that he has worked so hard to support and without further thought, we wrote the cheque out. OK, now the sting in the tail, if you like, we agree that people like Simon go to extraordinary lengths to help our wounded servicemen and women whilst we do very little, so please join us in making a donation to this fine cause. We have done so in the name of Boatshed Sussex and if any of you out there feel that you would like to help out, please contact me or go to www.walkingwiththewounded.org.uk where details of how to contribute are fully explained. Simon has promised us a mention in his blogs and on his facebook / myspace etc. and he will do the same for any other Boatshed that is generous enough to contribute. The very least we can do is return the favour because what you see is not always what you get. Something that we should all remember. Keith, Boatshed Sussex

James Wharram - Legendary Catamaran Designer

James Wharram - Legendary Catamaran Designer

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Boatshed Plymouth is pleased to have listed a Wharram Tiki 26 catamaran at an asking price of £6,950. The Tiki 26 was designed for those who want to do more serious coastal cruising. She can be trailed and easily beached (to step off in ankle-deep water); sleeps two in the hulls, leaving room for a small galley and chart table but accommodation can be increased with a deck tent, giving space for double bunk. Her ocean-going abilities have since been proven in various ocean crossings.

New Harbourmaster at Island Harbour Isle of Wight

New Harbourmaster at Island Harbour Isle of Wight

Monday, 11 July 2011

It’s often said that ‘you can’t keep a good man down’ well this one we simply can’t, Frank Gelder who founded Boatshed Cowes in 2007 and pushed it to one of the top performing Boatshed Offices within the group within 3 years is back !

AIS – Features, Benefits and Free Local Feed (Part II)

AIS – Features, Benefits and Free Local Feed (Part II)

Wednesday, 06 July 2011

Part I of this article was a general introduction to AIS and the free AIS website. In this article we’ll examine how AIS works and the benefits of AIS to seafarers.

AIS – Features, Benefits and Free Local Feed (Part I)

AIS – Features, Benefits and Free Local Feed (Part I)

Wednesday, 06 July 2011

Boatshed Dartmouth are pleased to make available to their customers a free AIS feed from an associate company, TerraMar Networks. The area covered by the free AIS receiver extends from Start Point to Weymouth, South to Cherbourg and West to Plymouth (the exact service area will vary according to climatic conditions).