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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 next BoatBid auction commences this Friday 15th July

The next BoatBid auction commences this Friday 15th July

Monday, 11 July 2016

With over 60 lots, the July Boatbid boat auction has something for everyone. If you haven't taken a look at the online catalogue, you should do so now.

Hollywood spotlight on a beautiful 65' Schooner

Hollywood spotlight on a beautiful 65' Schooner

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

This week we are turing the spotlight to a Custom Staysail Schooner which is currently lying San Diego, California.

Welcome to Carol and Kevin of Boatshed Dartmouth and Boatshed Commercial

Welcome to Carol and Kevin of Boatshed Dartmouth and Boatshed Commercial

Thursday, 16 June 2016

We are delighted to announce two new members of the Boatshed Central Sales Team - Welcome to Carol and Kevin of Boatshed Dartmouth and Boatshed Commercial.

Preferred Partners Scheme  ‘Bringing down the cost of boat ownership’

Preferred Partners Scheme ‘Bringing down the cost of boat ownership’

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Another thing we are committed to at Boatshed is reducing the costs of boat ownership for our customers. Boat buyers will, typically, spend about 20% of the price of a boat on necessary equipment, products and services within the first 12 months of ownership. This expenditure can be considerable and is often overlooked by other brokers. Our Preferred Partners Scheme is aimed at reducing this expenditure and thereby the overall cost of boat ownership for Boatshed customers.

July Boat Auction for Narrowboats, Barges, sail, Power and Commercial Boats

July Boat Auction for Narrowboats, Barges, sail, Power and Commercial Boats

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

The next BoatBid Boat Auction is on 15 - 19 July 2016. This time there's specialist categories for various types of boats including Narrowboats, Barges, sail, Power and Commercial Boats and many more.

Boatshed's Top 5 Boats

Boatshed's Top 5 Boats

Tuesday, 03 May 2016

With over 1800 boats for sale on Boatshed.com last week we thought you'd be interested to know what our Top 5, most viewed boats were.

Let Boatshed make the search for your ideal boat easy

Let Boatshed make the search for your ideal boat easy

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Are you using Boatshed's new 'Saved Searches' tool. Quite simply, when looking for a boat on any Boatshed website, you can save your search and then receive a e-mail when a new boat/s matches your requirements.

For Sale....Boatshed Guernsey

For Sale....Boatshed Guernsey

Friday, 15 April 2016

Are you looking to run your own business with the backing, training and support of a global organisation? Then why not look into ownership of a Boatshed franchise?

Boatbid auction starts this Friday 15th April at 9am

Boatbid auction starts this Friday 15th April at 9am

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

The next auction commences on Friday 15th April at 9am and runs until Tuesday 19th April at 7pm. There are 55 boats for sale in sail, power, river and inland boats.

Are you a superstitious sailor?

Are you a superstitious sailor?

Monday, 11 April 2016

There are quite a few superstitions around sailing, do you take any notice of them, or are you always ensuring that you keep on the good side of Lady Luck?

Boatbid Auction - APRIL 2016 - Boats Preview

Boatbid Auction - APRIL 2016 - Boats Preview

Monday, 04 April 2016

The next auction takes place between 15th to 19th April 2016, here's a preview of some of the boats entered into the auction:

Under the Bonnet - Are you using all the new features?

Under the Bonnet - Are you using all the new features?

Thursday, 24 March 2016

We want our customers to feel valued, informed and, well…… loved. Instead of us keeping all the useful information about boat sales to ourselves, we have developed some tools to allow our customers to keep themselves informed whilst selling a boat and when looking for a new boat.

Sail boat IN Grenada - a follow up on 'Annie of Orford'

Sail boat IN Grenada - a follow up on 'Annie of Orford'

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

In December 2015 we wrote a blog post about James Muggoch a Londoner who bought bought 'Annie of Orford', a David Sadler Frigate from Corinne at Boatshed Isle of Wight in February 2015.

How to buy a boat with BoatBid.com boat auctions

How to buy a boat with BoatBid.com boat auctions

Friday, 29 January 2016

BoatBid enables the boat buyer to bid with the confidence that any boat can be surveyed and sea trialed before you make the decision to purchase. The transaction is handled by one of Boatshed's brokers.

Worried about bidding on a boat in an online  boat auction?

Worried about bidding on a boat in an online boat auction?

Friday, 12 June 2015

The first time I came across BoatBid boat auction website I was really unsure about making a bid. There were a couple of boats I was really interested in and wanted to be happy before I dived right in. I'd got lots of questions like: Can I have a survey? Will I have any time to see the boat before I finally buy? When, Where do I need to transfer the money?

Boatshed Newsletter Summer 2015

Boatshed Newsletter Summer 2015

Friday, 05 June 2015

Boatshed Newsletter Summer 2015 - we have news and articles including - WIN a PADDLEBOARD Competition - How does Boatshed sell boats twice as fast? - News from America - The Truth about the used boat market - Life on a canal boat - 56 Point Boat checks - Join Planet Boatshed - plus why you absolutely need to SUP!

Market Report Summer 2015

Market Report Summer 2015

Thursday, 04 June 2015

Many of the conditions and trends in the international used boat market that I reported upon in November 2014 continue and remain highly relevant to boat sales today. Overall, the market can be summarised as follow:

BWML (British Waterways Marinas) and Boatshed

BWML (British Waterways Marinas) and Boatshed

Thursday, 04 June 2015

We are delighted to announce our new relationship with BWML. BWML is part of the UK’s Canal & River Trust (formally, British Waterways) a national charity whose primary role is the custodian and navigation authority for around 2,000 miles of canals and rivers across England and Wales. Boatshed is now the exclusive external broker in most of BWML’s 20 locations, available to assist our customers with the sale and purchase of Narrowboats and other inland waterway vessels. Our brokers in these locations are experts in these specialist craft and familiar with the unique pleasures of inland boating.

MTA - the Maritime Training Academy’s Diploma in Yacht Brokerage

MTA - the Maritime Training Academy’s Diploma in Yacht Brokerage

Thursday, 04 June 2015

Boatshed is delighted to announce its endorsement of the Maritime Training Academy's Diploma in Yacht Brokerage, the leading distance learning course to train and prepare new brokers for the used boat industry. Boatshed is working with the MTA to offer graduate brokers effective routes into the industry using Boatshed's market leading sales platform.

IPAs - Independent Pre-Sale Assessments

IPAs - Independent Pre-Sale Assessments

Thursday, 04 June 2015

At the Southampton Boat Show last year, Boatshed, together with the Marine Inspection Association of leading marine surveyors, introduced the use of IPAs when selling used sail and motor boats. An IPA is a further tool to increase the transparency of a used boat offered for sale. Boats we sell can be physically inspected, assessed and reported upon by an experienced, independent, marine surveyor before, or whilst they are listed. Up to 55 critical areas of a second-hand boat are assessed and the IPA report can be viewed by an interested buyer alongside the boat’s details.