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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.


Valentines Lonely Hearts Column

Valentines Lonely Hearts Column

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

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.

New Instructions – Maxum 2100SC for sale

New Instructions – Maxum 2100SC for sale

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

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.

Have you seen this distance and cost calculator?

Have you seen this distance and cost calculator?

Thursday, 07 February 2013

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.

Boat Trader interviews Boatshed Suffolk

Boat Trader interviews Boatshed Suffolk

Friday, 01 February 2013

February 2013 Edition

New Instructions – Moody 34 for sale

New Instructions – Moody 34 for sale

Friday, 25 January 2013

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.

Sealine SC38 for sale

Sealine SC38 for sale

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

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.

Seattle Boat Show - We’re On The Lake!

Seattle Boat Show - We’re On The Lake!

Sunday, 13 January 2013

You’ll find Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle on South Lake Union at the 2013 Seattle Boat Show!

Boatshed Newport C&C 38 Racer/ Cruiser

Boatshed Newport C&C 38 Racer/ Cruiser

Sunday, 13 January 2013

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.

Exclusive listing - Hardy Commodore 36

Exclusive listing - Hardy Commodore 36

Friday, 11 January 2013

Every so often I have the privilege and pleasure to list a special vessel on brokerage.

Boatshed Newport offers a great value in a Formula PC Express

Boatshed Newport offers a great value in a Formula PC Express

Friday, 11 January 2013

Wow! What a great price for this Formula PC Express!

Redbay Stormforce 11 for sale

Redbay Stormforce 11 for sale

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Boatshed Brixham are delighted to offer for sale an exceptional Redbay Stormforce 11.

Go Green: Be a #Sailor

Go Green: Be a #Sailor

Thursday, 10 January 2013

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.

Home to Scotland after 50 years.

Home to Scotland after 50 years.

Tuesday, 08 January 2013

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.

Jeanneau 40DS for sale

Jeanneau 40DS for sale

Tuesday, 08 January 2013

Boatshed Brixham are delighted to offer for sale a well-presented Jeanneau 40DS. The 40DS, like her slightly larger 43DS, is extremely spacious and the three cabin and two heads layout makes excellent use of space especially for the larger family where the children for example, might prefer their own cabin.

Helmsman 47 with Indispensible Sailboat Equipment

Helmsman 47 with Indispensible Sailboat Equipment

Friday, 04 January 2013

An article in this months Cruising World (page 62) titled “Simply Indispensible” by John & Wendy Clarke reviews what they deem as indispensible sailboat options. This blue water cruiser Helmsman 47 cruising yacht listed by International Yacht Brokers Boatshed Newport has 8.5 out of the 10 options featured in this article.

New Year: New Boat?

New Year: New Boat?

Thursday, 03 January 2013

If one of your resolutions is to finally get that boat you’ve been dreaming and scheming about then we have some great opportunities for you here at Boatshed Essex.

List your boat with Boatshed - Buyers waiting

List your boat with Boatshed - Buyers waiting

Wednesday, 02 January 2013

Despite the recession and the weather, boats are still selling.

The Loss of the HMS Bounty

The Loss of the HMS Bounty

Tuesday, 01 January 2013

International Yacht Brokers Boatshed Newport writing to remember the tall ship HMS Bounty lost in Hurricane Sandy.

The Best of BGU in 2012

The Best of BGU in 2012

Monday, 31 December 2012

We now have nearly 9000 customers registered with Boatshed Grand Union and Boatshed worldwide has over 496,300 registered customers. Boatshed.com has over 50 locations world-wide, more than 100 Boatshed Brokers working to sell your boat and over 1000 Boats were sold in 2012.

Endless possibilities with this 50ft Aircat Catamaran

Endless possibilities with this 50ft Aircat Catamaran

Saturday, 29 December 2012

International yacht brokers, Boatshed Newport signing in to tell you about this fantastic value offering. This commercial passenger ferry was custom-built at the cost of approximately two million dollars.