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.
Boatshed.com this week were at the UK Seawork Exhibition at the Port of Southampton. The traditional Fizz at Five was served every day and Boatshed members from Poole, Hamble, Falmouth, Chichester and HQ in Gosport were on stand to spread the Boatshed message.
28/05/2007, 1340 hours Plymouth Sound: sunshine, stiff breeze, sails up, flags flying, Horns ready (the noisy ones), helicopters overhead, bacon and kettle on, engine off heading out to Penlee point ready to greet perhaps one of the most famous and infamous boats of our time on her homecoming from her 2nd circumnavigation.
The world famous Gypsy Moth IV that took Sir Francis Chichester on his historic circumnavigation will be returning to Plymouth for the 2nd homecoming 40 years to the day.
Neil and Mandy Chapman founders of Boatshed Yacht Brokers decided to take a few hours off during a recent visit to the Boatshed Falmouth office, to visit the Maritime Museum. If you are mad about boats you will love this place. What was planned as a quick look ended up being a visit for several hours. "I could have stayed a week" claimed Neil. Here is a selection of photos of the museum. Mandy from Boatshed took to the idea of sailing aboard Hugo Vihlen's yacht "Fathers Day" in which he sailed the Atlantic in 105 days. Interestingly Mandy is actually 6 inches longer than the boat itself ! The boat holds the record for the smallest yacht to have ever crossed the Atlantic at 5'4". Now that's mad about boats :-)
"My sister is 40 this year and she is having a party in Scotland, lets up sail there!"
Launch party at the RNSYC Lowestoft UK
Some areas of the South coast of England have been put on alert for expected very high tides today.
Everyone is setting records these days and you could be excused for missing some stuff in the blur and blurb of publicity that surrounds each attempt.
Boatshed are soaking up the sun and atmosphere in Dubai this week.
DEE CAFFARI AND AVIVA LAUNCH CAMPAIGN FOR A NEW WORLD FIRST
Boating Business Awards
Neil Chapman Founder and Chairman of Boatshed.com is presented with an RNLI Ambassador certificate by Andrew Freemantle MBE, Chief Executive of the RNLI.
Boatshed sponsor Velux 5 Oceans Race...ONE MAN, ONE BOAT, ONE WORLD
Neil Chapman founder of the Boatshed Yacht Brokerage Group, today announced that the company is to be one of the sponsors of the Collins Stewart London Boat Show for 2007.
Huge congratulations go out to Koji on the Open 60 'Spirit of Yukoh' who has finished 2nd in the Velux 5 Oceans first leg to Fremantle.
As if getting a good wine at the local shops wasn't hard enough think of what makes a really special one? Any ideas?
The Boatshed Boatshow season is now in full swing !
At 10am today, Neil Chapman signed a contract for Boatshed to join the Royal National Lifeboat Institution Ambassador scheme.
The Boatshed Team will be exhibiting at the 2006 Barcelona boat show. We'll be there from 4th - 12th November, come and join us at one of our famous fizz at five parties held each day.
As the first boats come out of the blocks again to re join the Velux 5 Oceans after their 48 hour in port penalty for outside assistance, there are 2 boats out in front with a good headstart having battled their way through the storm that caused so much damage.