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.
Fri 5 August Solar Heritage Trip: Smugglers 4pm / 1 hour Are you brave enough to join our trip and hear about the dastardly deeds of days gone by? Stories and fun activities aimed at younger ones and their families. One hour boat trip departing from the public jetty at Emsworth. £6 adults, £3 children. No pre-booking – tickets will be sold on the boat during departure.
I have always been a great lover of maps. I like to know where I am - and where everything else is. A great site for planning your route, and seeing it on Google maps as well as getting a printable itinerary is . You can even get a virtual cruise, courtesy of the many geo-located photographs on line. Go to Canalpan AC
Built in 2007-8, this Euroships design Luxemotor lies on a residential mooring in a small, private marina just off the Thames in West London. She represents a great combination of traditional and contemporary design and fit-out and still has that ‘new boat’ feel.
When we waved goodbye to Simon Daglish's boat as it started it's trek to Corfu, a letter dropped through our letter box from him. The content of this is below:-
South Devon College Marine Academy has been presented with a gift of a 22foot long sailing yacht – for students to restore and sail on the River Dart.
SaveKEMP is an East-End action group whose call is to protect the only large, safe green space between Tower Bridge and the Isle of Dogs. And Boatshed London is right behind the campaign (after all, we do live in Wapping!).
The Ao Chalong Yacht Club (ACYC) began in the early 1990's as the Ao Chalong Cruising Yacht Club (ACCYC). Established by several locals to get people together for cruising purposes, its first 'home' was Pan's Lighthouse with Horst Lakits serving as its commodore for a year.
Perhaps it’s no great shock to hear that marine crime is on the increase, but particularly worrying is the shear scale of current thefts from boats in Devon and Cornwall. All too often boat crime is seen as ‘a minor inconvenience that the insurance will cover’ but its clear that what is going on in many cases is well organised, well thought out mass theft of outboards in particular. In some cases some yards have been targeted not once, but twice within a matter of weeks and its likely outboards were all but being stolen to order.
The legendary Fastnet Race starts on the 14th August 2011 in Cowes and finishes in Plymouth from the 16th onwards. The finishing fleet will be hosted at Sutton Harbour Marina which is where Stephen from BoatshedPlymouth keeps his own yacht. It will be an exciting time for all yachting enthusiasts and spectators as they watch the race fleet make their way across the finishing line at the Plymouth breakwater and then enter the Marina. Live music will be playing, the British Fireworks Championship will take place and all the usual Barbican hospitality will be available. BoatshedPlymouth looks forward to meeting the locals and visitors alike as they watch the events.
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.
Unique opportunity to buy a new boat at a used-boat price.
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. 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
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’.
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.
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!
Boatshed Hamble are proud to announce there support of this years RYA Motor Cruise.
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.
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!