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The Bracewell Pacesetter 540 is a spacious, comfortable three stateroom yacht. It’s a design that exhibits an excellent use of space and provides more liveable volume than most 58 – 60 foot vessels. When operated in trawler-like fashion (10 knots) it performs extremely economically. But it can get up and go when needed — 21 knots or more.
Cyprus after the banking crisis is still alive and kicking as people turned out in their thousands to attend a charity concert. Admission to the day-long event in Nicosia- organised by Cyprus Aid - was free but revellers were asked to donate items, such as food and clothing, which could be distributed to the city's poor and unemployed. Volunteers were overwhelmed with hundreds of boxes of donations. One said: "We are doing this to help people and we want to send a message to people abroad that if we are united we can make things happen," Concert organiser, Nicko Zavallis, said the response from local people to the event had been "amazing". "We did not expect this outcome," he said. "People have been coming with trucks. Instead of a bag, they have been filling up trucks of goods and they have been bringing it to us."
Living here in Mallorca we are lucky to have, right on our doorstep a first class view of the Princess Sofia Trophy for Olympic classes. This is the 44th year of the competition. The races are held in the Bay of Palma from the 30th March to 6th April. Previous British winners include Sir Ben Ainslie & Nick Dempsey. Approximately 800 of the top world class sailors from 53 different countries, of all Olympic & Paralympic classes will participate, with Kite boarding as an invited class. It is the first European event of the ISAF Sailing World Cup & has been chosen by ISAF to test the racing format to be used at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Arenal & CanPastilla, normally quiet at this time of year, become a hive of industry with the beaches closed off & full of boats , the hotels are busy & of course the bars!!!. The place comes alive for almost a month with pre training competitions & all the people who are involved in the races, making this a unique & special event.
Last week we registered our 500,000th customer, and the growth of our international group continues with a new office opening in Cyprus this month.
We are happy to welcome a new member to the Boatshed team this year. Jan Knox has been helping us out at Boatshed Grand Union and has just taken over the Boatshed London brokerage.
The March boat auction which takes place from Friday 22 to Tuesday 26 of March, 2013. Over 40 boats are in the auction.
This Valentine’s day Boatshed Essex is offering some match-making suggestions for those still seeking The One.
You may already know that Birmingham has more canals than Venice, so don’t think that you need an Italian Gondola to put the romance back into your life. If you are still looking for The One these boats for sale on or near the Grand Union canal are looking for new experiences with the right steerer.
Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a Maxum 2100 SC. These are smart sports cuddy cruisers and offer a comfortable cockpit layout with ample seating plus a forward cabin for ‘weekending’ or just stowing gear. This example has been cared for by her owners and is presented in clean condition. She will whip along at around 45 knots so hold on tight! Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.
Boatbookings.com offer world-wide yacht charter and sailing holidays, but if you are looking for a sail boat or powerboat for sale in Essex then they have a handy distance and cost calculator that can be used by anyone with access to the Internet.
February 2013 Edition
Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a Moody 34. These are really excellent, nice looking centre cockpit yachts with a well laid out interior. The Moody 34 started life in 1983 and continued in production until 1986 with a total of 165 being built. Production then continued as the 346 which had an identical hull. It was clear when I went onboard this yacht that she has been thoughtfully and carefully looked after. Lines are led aft to the cockpit and several items have recently been replaced or updated. Once again I find myself wondering how a 34’ yacht can feel so big. The forward cabin is a good size but it is of course the light and spacious aft cabin that is the yachts greatest asset. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth and Boatshed Brixham broker.
Boatshed Brixham and Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a Sealine SC38. Stepping onboard I was immediately struck by the amount of wood that Sealine have used throughout the boat. The cockpit is very well laid out with more than enough seating and this is good comfortable seating too. All too often seats seem to be an after thought on boats not really taking into account just how the area will be used. In this case you can sit with friends, talk and watch the BBQ at the same time. The engine bay is easily accessed and stepping down into the engine bay it is really easy to access the major items. The twin 300hp D4 will whip you along at a satisfying 34 knots. As you might imagine for a boat of this age it is immaculate in the engine bay. However, it’s below decks in the main saloon and galley area that really sets this boat apart. The large overhead skylight floods the saloon with light and there are also large rectangular ports to let even more light in. The woodwork below is washed walnut and the cabin doors have that satisfying solid feel to them. In summary I can do not better than quote Motor Boat Monthly whose verdict was –“Sealine's SC series is officially the most exciting thing to happen to sportscruisers in years.” Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.
You’ll find Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle on South Lake Union at the 2013 Seattle Boat Show!
This is International Yacht Brokers Boatshed Newport present this very sweet 1976 C & C 38' Sloop for sale. She is a racer/cruiser with a fin keel and keel stepped mast with rod rigging and double spreaders. In 2009 she went through a $40k refit to include the newly installed following: Mast, Rod Rigging, Head Stay & Harken Roller Furler, Life Lines, Edson Pedestal w/ new quadrant chain & cable assembly, Raymarine ST60 Wind System, Raymarine ST60 Depth System, and all running rigging. In 2011 the electric panel was completely rewired and new cabin lights installed. A new Thurston Dodger was installed in 2012 to match the existing sail cover. Also new are the 40" helm and Garmin GPS System. To see her full specs along with photo’s and video C & C 38' sailboats tout "No Compromise" in their brochures. This sailboat is a sleek and fast vessel built in Canada. She has been lovingly cared for by her current owners for over 30 years! With the beam just under 13' she is quite spacious both above and below deck. Her sail area is 729 square feet. She is constructed of single unit molded GP laminate hull, deck of single unit laminate cored with balsa, external lead fin ballast with a spade rudder. In the January issue of Cruising World, the C & C 33' 101 was voted Domestic Boat of the Year and Best Performance Cruiser, 30 to 39 feet. As you can see, the older C & C 38' is in good company with her newer counterparts. C & C is renowned for quality construction and materials. These sailboats are truly known as both racers and cruisers with spectacular sailing quality and top shelf performance for cruising the coastline. For complete specifications, 60+ photos and video, on this boat or any of our other boats please visit our website. She is a show stopper for her age after going through a refit so don't hesitate to call me if you like what you see.
Every so often I have the privilege and pleasure to list a special vessel on brokerage.
Wow! What a great price for this Formula PC Express!
Boatshed Brixham are delighted to offer for sale an exceptional Redbay Stormforce 11.
If you love Moody, Bavaria, Jeanneau or Beneteau sail boats then this love affair could be doing the world an ecological favour. If your boat is powered by wind energy you can be proud that your boating is an earth-friendly eco-activity. You will of course use fuel when there is no wind, when heading into the wind or when navigating narrow channels but your sail boat will use far less fuel than a powerboat.
Back in 1946 boat builders J&G Forbes of Sandhaven in Scotland built a sturdy 53’ fishing vessel named Capella. She was taken south to work the fishing grounds off the Devon and Cornish coasts. Many years later she was converted to a SCUBA diving vessel but when the business fell on hard times she was purchased by a new owner in 1994 who fell in love with her and decided to spend the next few years and quite a few pennies restoring and converting her to a lovely live-aboard motor cruiser, now named McAlister.