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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.


The Fourth SEA Property  Phuket Multihull Championship July 15 - 17 2011

The Fourth SEA Property Phuket Multihull Championship July 15 - 17 2011

Tuesday, 05 July 2011

Now in its fourth fantastic year the SEA Property Multihull Championship in conjunction with the Ao Chalong Yacht Club, is taking place from 15-17 July. This event is Asia’s biggest multihull regatta offering superb racing conditions in a unique event that has expanded an impressive 30% year on year since it began in 2008. This year’s race will see an exciting array of 25-30 yachts on the start line daily, the introduction of two new classes plus the national championship competition for the Corsair Cup.

Boatshed Newport watches The Trans-Atlantic Race, and old friends on The Maltese Falcon!

Boatshed Newport watches The Trans-Atlantic Race, and old friends on The Maltese Falcon!

Tuesday, 05 July 2011

This week saw the start of the Trans-Atlantic Race 2011, with a host of yachts leaving Newport, Rhode Island between June 26th and July 3rd. 26 yachts started through three start days, one of them with some special relations for Boatshed Newport. The boat in question is the spectacle that is the 289’, three masted Perini Navi, The Maltese Falcon, which was built by Tom Perkins. Both Rob and Ali worked aboard another of Tom Perkins’ boats, the classic motor yacht, Atlantide. Rob was First Mate aboard Atlantide, and has sailed on the Falcon a number of times, and we are still good friends with a lot of the crew. It was great to see them here in Newport, and we wish them the best of luck in the Trans-Atlantic Race, and hope to see them here again soon!

Bracewell 41 Launch!

Bracewell 41 Launch!

Sunday, 03 July 2011

Bracewell Boatworks launched another Bracewell 41 Performance Trawler (built on the Camano 41 Keelform hull design) Tuesday 28 June, sold by Waterline Boats of Seattle. The proud new owners are Rod and Becky Nowlin (pictured above). Becky christened "R-N-R" with an explosion of champagne, and Rod followed with firecrackers at the bow, a Thai tradition said to frighten evil spirits away.

Dry Stack Facility – On the River Dart!

Dry Stack Facility – On the River Dart!

Saturday, 02 July 2011

With moorings and marina berths still in short supply on the beautiful River Dart, a great alternative facility is available at Blackness Marine. Located on the banks of the West side of the River Dart, between East Cornworthy and Dittisham, Blackness Marine provides secure undercover and outside storage plus launching facilities from their own slipway. That alone is a major feature with the complete lack of public slipways on the Dart and those that there are, often heavily congested at peak times.

Chichester Harbour Events - July

Chichester Harbour Events - July

Friday, 01 July 2011

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Boatshed - Chez vous ....... Partout.

Boatshed - Chez vous ....... Partout.

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Boatshed - Chez vous ..... Partout

Featured Boat of the Week - Hallberg-Rassy 41 Center Cockpit Ketch

Featured Boat of the Week - Hallberg-Rassy 41 Center Cockpit Ketch

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Tired of the rat race? This boat can take you away from it all…….. Click Here to view details of this Hallberg Rassy 41 blue-water world cruiser.

Boatshed North Wales visit Holyhead Coastguard Station

Boatshed North Wales visit Holyhead Coastguard Station

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Andy Wood, a Yacht Broker at Boatshed North Wales, was treated to a guided tour of Holyhead Coastguard Station.

Gibraltar - Morocco Rally 2011

Gibraltar - Morocco Rally 2011

Sunday, 26 June 2011

The annual Gibraltar-Morocco Rally departed local waters at 13:00 on Friday 24th June. This year the fleet was a little smaller than last year but this was more than compensated by the camaraderie of the yachting fraternity.  Many yachtsmen flew in from far flung destinations to join local enthusiasts.

Boatshed Conference 2011

Boatshed Conference 2011

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

The Boatshed conference 2011 was a great success. Two days spent in and around Portsmouth Dockyard as well as Boatshed HQ in Gosport; with lots of lectures, group meetings and workshops. Approximately 30 Boatsheds came to the event, travelling from destinations across Europe and even as far as Phuket in the Far East.

Boat of the Week: stunning Dutch barge in London

Boat of the Week: stunning Dutch barge in London

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Three words sprang to mind when I first saw this boat: huge, cool and wow! This is a truly delightful Dutch barge in a great location. She has it all - accommodation for eight, beautiful and well planned living space and bags of room for those who enjoy a bit of outdoor living. The living space is arranged on two levels and could be easily re-configured to the new owner's specification.

Featured Boat of the Week - Bayliner 3055 Ciera!

Featured Boat of the Week - Bayliner 3055 Ciera!

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Bayliner is well-known for producing spacious, thoughtfully-designed, affordable recreational vessels.

Is your boat's gas system safe?

Is your boat's gas system safe?

Monday, 20 June 2011

Here's a useful article by Marin Pittilo, yacht surveyor from Maple Marine . . .

Boatshed Dartmouth – supporter of the Classic Channel Regatta

Boatshed Dartmouth – supporter of the Classic Channel Regatta

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

The Classic Channel Regatta takes place from the 25th June to 2nd July 2011 and is a unique event that offers in just one week, a combination of two days racing round the buoys off Dartmouth, two passage races in the Channel and two Round the Island races, one round Ile de Brehat at Paimpol and one round Sark in the Channel Islands.

"Beluga Houston" to Australia - Why?

"Beluga Houston" to Australia - Why?

Monday, 13 June 2011

At 01:30 this morning Lynda and I stepped off the "Beluga Houston" a massive yacht transporter that put into Gibraltar for 12 hours to load three yachts bound for Australia.

Voir dès maintenant jusqu’a 80 – oui 80! – photos de chaque bateau en vente chez Boatshed.com

Voir dès maintenant jusqu’a 80 – oui 80! – photos de chaque bateau en vente chez Boatshed.com

Monday, 13 June 2011

Nous sommes plus qu’heureux d’entendre les réactions de nos clients, et beaucoup d’entre vous nous demandaient encore plus que les 60 photos que nous mettions déjà. Voila donc – nous vous écoutons – vous pouvez maintenant voir jusqu'à 80 photos de chaque bateau, et en plus, en format plus grand ! Les photos sont prises par votre Broker Boatshed local. Le Broker prendra jusqu'à 80 photos de l’intérieure et de l’extérieure montrant tout détail de chaque bateau. Comme ca vous pouvez évaluer l’état actuel du bateau et son équipement avant de le visiter, certain de ne pas être déçu.

Summer Storage Deals at Dartside Quay (MDL)

Summer Storage Deals at Dartside Quay (MDL)

Monday, 13 June 2011

MDL Marinas have announced their special Summer Deals at Dartside Quay. These all inclusive package prices are excellent value and are available from 1st June 2011 through to 31st August 2011.

Fiumanka Sailing Fair

Fiumanka Sailing Fair

Monday, 13 June 2011

Fiumanka Sailing Fair is now behind us. Weather was almost nice; wind conditions for regatta are surprisingly good in comparison with previous years. Sailing Fair was not so big in it first edition but it was well attended during all 4 days and has also good media coverage. This was specialised exhibition which includes sailing equipment suppliers and related services, sailmakers, sailing schools and of course Boatshed brokers. During our first public presentation in Rijeka we had several interesting visitors and conversations and we are expecting some new listings soon.

Seattle and Nickerson Marinas – New Website! New Brokerage Services!

Seattle and Nickerson Marinas – New Website! New Brokerage Services!

Friday, 10 June 2011

Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle is proud to announce its collaboration with Seattle and Nickerson Marinas to provide Full Yacht Brokerage Services at both marinas using the Boatshed International Yacht Brokerage System. View the new marina website at: seattlenickersonmarinas.com

Seattle and Nickerson Marinas – New Website! New Brokerage Services!

Seattle and Nickerson Marinas – New Website! New Brokerage Services!

Friday, 10 June 2011

Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle is proud to announce its collaboration with Seattle and Nickerson Marinas to provide Full Yacht Brokerage Services at both marinas using the Boatshed International Yacht Brokerage System. View the new marina website at: seattlenickersonmarinas.com