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.
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Welcome to Boatsheds Newsletter, in it we round-up what Boatshed has been up to in the boat sales market and report on major events and trends in the sector. We are also introducing new and exciting Boatshed products and initiatives to support our customers, and give advance notice of future Boatshed events. With inciteful contributions from customers, brokers in the field and industry experts, its designed to bring together information that we think our customers - sellers and buyers - will find useful and interesting.
Events, Boat Shows and Regattas in which Boatshed plan to participate, or which are of interest to our customers, during 2015.
This end-of-year review focuses on the VAT 'hot topics' of 2014 and offers a few ideas for boat buyers and sellers to consider for the next year.
At Boatshed we encourage feedback from our customers, as a way of monitoring and improving the services we offer. Here are some recent comments we have received:
Boatshed Scotland won the trophy for "Yacht Broker of the year" at the 2014 Boatshed Conference and Awards ceremony.
There are various ways you can now search using different criteria.
If you are leaving your boat on a mooring for long periods of time, using this chain and warp line prevents chafe and gives you peace of mind that in rough weather your boat wont wear through its mooring line.
Cats have been found aboard ships since early times, accompanying explorers, merchants and navies. Popular for rodent control, the cat would get the rat before the rats and mice could eat the crew’s food supply or any edible cargo. They also offered companionship to the crew when away on long voyages and many were seen as a lucky mascot.
Before you travel to view a boat, check out all pictures and video of every boat for sale. Our brokers take all their own pictures so you can see the up to date information and full inventory of each boat.
If you are thinking of selling your boat, then have a chat to one of our Boatshed Brokers and they will explain how Boatshed can help sell your boat and what they will do for you.
Thinking of selling your boat? Prepare your boat ready for sale or ready for a brand new season after a very harsh winter.
Last week a mother and her daughter (aged 10) died of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning. Three people were on board the boat on Windermere and early enquiries suggested a faulty generator could have been to blame.
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.