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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.


Just 2 days to go to the start of the Southampton Boat Show

Just 2 days to go to the start of the Southampton Boat Show

Wednesday, 09 September 2009

This is always one of the most hectic weeks for the Boatshed HQ team with the build up to the Southampton Boat Show and this year has been no different. Boatshed.com is still running at full steam with a stream of used boats being bought, sold and listed everyday but the team have also been at the show ground preparing our stand and getting everything in place to ensure we are fully equipped to answer all your boating question and explain just how the Boatshed system works whether you are a boat buyer or a boat seller.

Boatshed scoops another Hitwise award

Boatshed scoops another Hitwise award

Wednesday, 09 September 2009

Boatshed.com has just received yet another industry accolade. Boatshed.com is ranked in the top ten most visited sites with Hitwise the Experian internet measurement company.

It's show time! Southampton International boat show 2009

It's show time! Southampton International boat show 2009

Sunday, 30 August 2009

The Southampton International boat show is just around the corner and as ever Boatshed.com will be there, we’ll be at stand C53 and we’d like to extend a very warm invitation to anyone coming to the show to come over and see us. Don’t forget our legendary fizz@five everyday at the show when all are welcome to come for a glass of fizz and a boaty chat.

A little more about 2 sailing boats in the auction

A little more about 2 sailing boats in the auction

Friday, 21 August 2009

The BoatBid.com catalogue has a range of used motor and sailing boats on offer. All the boats are keenly priced as they are very seriously for sale but some of them though fantastic boats are not that well known so I thought I’d let you know a little more about a couple of them.

Southampton Boat Show BoatBid catalogue launched

Southampton Boat Show BoatBid catalogue launched

Thursday, 13 August 2009

BoatBid.com the online used boat auction supported by Boatshed.com has just launched the catalogue for their fifth auction. As usual we have a range of motor and sailing boats for sale in this auction which will run from the 12th to the 16th September during the first half of the Southampton Boat Show although as always the auction is online so you can be anywhere in the world and still bid.

“Probably the best job in the World !!!”

“Probably the best job in the World !!!”

Monday, 13 July 2009

A recent competition for the “best job in the world” was won by a Brit, as caretaker on an island in Australia, we think we have gone one better, sun sea sand and boats, lots of boats. All this just two and a half hours from central Europe, we know where we would rather be! Boatshedalgarve.com

Complimentary 1 year Offshore membership with the RNLI

Complimentary 1 year Offshore membership with the RNLI

Monday, 06 July 2009

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is the charity that provides a 24-hour lifesaving service around the UK and Republic of Ireland. Last year RNLI lifeboats rescued almost 8,000 people, an average of 21 people a day.

Fund raising for the RNLI

Fund raising for the RNLI

Saturday, 04 July 2009

Church Stretton is probably as far from the sea as you can get in England. Mandy Chapman from Boatshed.com HQ office in Gosport was visiting the area for the day and was asked to help with the RNLI fund raising the local town.

Fantastic fourth BoatBid.com boat auction

Fantastic fourth BoatBid.com boat auction

Friday, 26 June 2009

Phew what a week that was! The fourth BoatBid online boat auction has just ended. We’ve had 32 used motor and sailing boats being auctioned online over the past 5 days and we’ve been busy answering all your questions and helping everyone to find out as much information about the boats in the catalogue before bidding and making sure you all knew exactly how to bid and what happens next.

BoatBid.Com bidding started on Monday

BoatBid.Com bidding started on Monday

Friday, 19 June 2009

Interest in the fourth BoatBid.com online boat auction is really hotting up. All our Boatshed.com brokers, who are handling the individual sales for the used boats in the auction, have been really busy answering questions and arranging viewings on the boats.

Just over a week till the start of the fourth BoatBid.com auction

Just over a week till the start of the fourth BoatBid.com auction

Saturday, 13 June 2009

There’s just over a week to go before the next BoatBid.com boat auction which has almost 40 used boats of all types going under the virtual hammer. We have everything from pretty little wooden yachts to big powerful motor cruisers and all types of craft in between. We have a couple of completely unique boats, The Zafferano 45 sports fisher and a Gary Mull designed half tonner. There are sailing boats to suit all tastes from a 18 foot Sunstar to a Bavaria 350and all types of power boats including an Aquaflyte 7m RIB, a Sunrunner 235 weekender and a Sealine S38.

3 Classic Wooden Boats in BoatBid

3 Classic Wooden Boats in BoatBid

Thursday, 28 May 2009

At BoatBid we have all kinds of used boats for sale in our auctions. We have used power boats and used sailing boats ranging from dainty little yachts to very stylish sports cruiser. Craft suitable to water ski behind and ones for yacht racing, with just about every kind of used boat you could want. Take a look at the catalogue I'm sure there's something you'll like.

OSTAR

OSTAR

Monday, 25 May 2009

At 1230 BST H.R.H. The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, fired the start gun for this years Original Single Handed Trans-Atlantic Race (OSTAR).

Summer is just around the corner

Summer is just around the corner

Friday, 15 May 2009

I write this with a westerly gale raging outside but summer is only just around the corner. The Boat Bid team have been working hard selecting a fantastic range of used motor and sailing boats for the summer auction. There’s just a week to go before the catalogue is launched but we still managed time to sit out in glorious sunshine yesterday lunch time and we’ve also sneaked in some fantastic sailing already this year.

A1GP Portugal Algarve

A1GP Portugal Algarve

Monday, 11 May 2009

For all those Motorsport fans out there, lookout for a new race circuit, its here in the sunny Algarve, home territory of www.boatshedalgarve.com

What’s it really like to buy or sell through BoatBid?

What’s it really like to buy or sell through BoatBid?

Tuesday, 05 May 2009

To find out just what it’s like to buy or sell a boat through BoatBid I caught up with Steve Booth of Boatshed Essex who is now in the process of finalising the sale of the Stewart 24 Quarter Tonner from the last BoatBid auction.

The third BoatBid has ended so we're looking forward to the Summer BoatBid Boat Auction

The third BoatBid has ended so we're looking forward to the Summer BoatBid Boat Auction

Thursday, 30 April 2009

The Pre Summer BoatBid has just finished with another flurry of bidding and boat sales. Yet again we sold some of the boats through Boatshed before the bidding even started but with nearly 3,000 used boats on the Boatshed website BoatBid will always have plenty more to take their place.

Boatshed BVI tackles Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta

Boatshed BVI tackles Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

BoatshedBVI www.boatshedbvi.com was once again privileged to race on the beautiful 1962 57’ Abeking & Rasmussen ketch at this year’s Antigua Classic.

Plymouth Sail and Power Show 2009

Plymouth Sail and Power Show 2009

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

The fifth annual Plymouth Sail and Power Show in the UK is set to take place on Saturday 25th to Sunday 26th April 2009.