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.
We have just registered our 500,000th customer on Boatshed.com! Boatshed founders Neil and Mandy Chapman met customer Christoph Liedtke in London last week to present him with a bottle of champagne at St Katherine Docks.
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This particular Class 40 has been professionally campaigned and achieved success in a number of races. With her class certificate complete and equipment updated in 2008 (all running rigging replaced!)
The 24 Hours in a liferaft has raised over 10,000 pounds so far !
This idea was launched on us with no time to spare. Always up for a challenge I thought it could be great fun to spend 24 hours with a group of girls (who I don't really know very well) and gets me out of the office!
Just 48 hours until 8 girls step into a liferaft for 24 hours, all for Sail4Cancer Charity. They have already collected over two and a half thousand pounds for the charity and are looking to collect a few more pennies on the day.
Marine Industry ladies spend 24 hours in a liferaft
Talk about doing crazy things, I'm going to be living in a liferaft in winter with 7 other ladies for 24 hours!
You will be able to Watch our fly on the wall hourly updates on what its really like to live inside a liferaft...Hourly updates will be available on http://www.boatshed.com/news.php
Should a vessel sink or catch fire you could face the reality of having to get into a life-raft. Liferafts are often the last resort for survival in such circumstances. Liferafts are small, cramped and conditions inside are cold, wet and uncomfortable.
International Yacht Broker, Boatshed Newport to tell you all about this 1999 Sea Ray 400 Sedan Bridge Flybridge just offered on the market with value. She is loaded with all the navigational aids you could possibly wish for including an updated GPS chart plotter.
In the last six months, further compelling reasons have emerged to make the Gibraltar Red Ensign the flag of choice. However, these changes aside, Gibraltar already has a host of advantages for registering a yacht in this unique southern European territory:
She is a Grand Soleil 46.3, yacht built in 2003 by a reputable Italian yard, Cantiere Del Pardo. She is a modern performance cruiser built to the highest European standards (EEC category A) as a safe and quick passage maker that can satisfy the requirements of the most demanding sailors.
Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a Sadler 32. The Sadler 32 evolved from the hugely successful Contessa 32, also designed by David Sadler. The Contessa 32 was a real classic of its time, with elegant lines, low profile and superb heavy weather performance. However, in 1979 David Sadler designed the Sadler 32 to deal with the shortcomings of the Contessa 32, being limited accommodation through low headroom and narrow beam, sluggish light weather performance and rolling downwind. The result was the Sadler 32, which embodied several innovative features and represented an important "milestone" in cruising yacht design. About 300 Sadler 32s were built over a ten year period from 1979 to 1989. The boat proved enormously popular and is one of the best cruiser/racers still available today. This example was one of the last to be built by Sadlers and has had just one owner from new. She is well presented and has been well maintained
Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker
Boatshed Plymouth in association with Boatshed Performance and Owen Clarke Design are very proud to be able to offer for sale the legendary racing yacht Open 30 for sale. Click here for full details
So, taking a break from thinking about boats for sale, I just read about the Canal and River Trust partnering with the Poetry Society to appoint a Canal Laureate. Jo Bell is perfect for the role because she’s a liveaboard narrowboater, and a very active poet. The former archaeologist is now the Director of National Poetry Day. She writes and performs poems, manages projects, runs workshops, writes articles, edits publications and much more.
Vinyl Hull finishes are fast becoming the new everyday paint option for boat owners.
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Tony Chapman and the Boatshed.com Viper 640 has driven approx 8500 miles in the last 3 weeks doing the Viper 640 regattas and championships in North America.
While the rain was coming down earlier this week so were our prices. Check out a few of our featured boats for sale at the moment and see if somebody’s second hand boat could be your first class dream! Every boat has many photos of the interior and exterior which can be viewed as a slideshow.
Thursday 20th September hosted ladies day at the PSP Southampton boat show with lots of beautifully dressed women.