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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.


Grand Soleil 46.3 - update

Grand Soleil 46.3 - update

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

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.

New Instructions – Sadler 32 for sale

New Instructions – Sadler 32 for sale

Monday, 15 October 2012

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

Performance racing yacht Open 30 for sale

Performance racing yacht Open 30 for sale

Saturday, 13 October 2012

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

CaRT appoints Canal Laureate

CaRT appoints Canal Laureate

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

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 for your boat

Vinyl Hull finishes for your boat

Tuesday, 09 October 2012

Vinyl Hull finishes are fast becoming the new everyday paint option for boat owners.

New to the Market!

New to the Market!

Tuesday, 09 October 2012

Check out these new listings -

Viper 640 - 2012 Sperry Top-sider San Francisco NOOD Results

Viper 640 - 2012 Sperry Top-sider San Francisco NOOD Results

Wednesday, 03 October 2012

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.

Latest Bargains: Price drops in Essex

Latest Bargains: Price drops in Essex

Thursday, 27 September 2012

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.

Inspirational Celebs at the PSP Southampton boat show on Ladies day

Inspirational Celebs at the PSP Southampton boat show on Ladies day

Friday, 21 September 2012

Thursday 20th September hosted ladies day at the PSP Southampton boat show with lots of beautifully dressed women.

Come and meet the boat VAT Expert at PSP Southampton show

Come and meet the boat VAT Expert at PSP Southampton show

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

On Thursday attending the "On the Water" Bus in association with Boatshed.com, we have Ray Cotton from HMRC who will be available to answer any queries you may have about, importing a boat, VAT, proof of VAT, etc. He is only available for questions at the PSP Southampton boat show on the Wednesday and Thursday, so make sure you put this in your diary.

New Listing - German Luxury. Bavaria 330 Sport

New Listing - German Luxury. Bavaria 330 Sport

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

It is always a pleasure to step on board a beautifully clean and well presented boat. That was my first reaction when I stepped aboard this beautiful Bavaria 330 Sport. The owners have obviously spent a lot of time and effort to keep her in top condition, not to mention the money they have spent on all the recent improvements.

Day 2 of the 42nd Newport International Boat Show

Day 2 of the 42nd Newport International Boat Show

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Day 2 of the 42nd Newport International Boat Show was another busy one. The crowds started right when the gates opened and took us through another great Fizz @ 5!

PSP Southampton boat show

PSP Southampton boat show

Friday, 14 September 2012

With the start of the show to cloudy skies and slight rain it soon cleared up to be a bright, blustery day. The Olympian athletes opened the 2012 PSP Southampton boat show to a burst of enthusiasm from the crowd.

Boat Donation Programme launched by Sail 4 Cancer

Boat Donation Programme launched by Sail 4 Cancer

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Sail 4 Cancer has announced a new boat donation campaign which allows people to dispose of their boats whilst getting significant tax benefits.

Introducing the ‘On-The Water’ Bus in association with Boatshed.com

Introducing the ‘On-The Water’ Bus in association with Boatshed.com

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

With the success of British sportsmen and women in sailing, canoeing and rowing during the Olympics and Paralympics, the time could not be better to encourage new people into boating.

Buy your PSP Southampton boat show tickets here and support Sail 4 Cancer

Buy your PSP Southampton boat show tickets here and support Sail 4 Cancer

Monday, 10 September 2012

Buy your discounted PSP Southampton boat show tickets here to support Sail 4 Cancer and receive your discounted ticket prices for the Show:

NEW Boatshed Safety Shop

NEW Boatshed Safety Shop

Friday, 03 August 2012

Nobody knows the importance of having the right safety equipment onboard better than our own Directors, Neil and Mandy Chapman, they were rescued by the RNLI in the Bay of Biscay in October 1998 when their boat rolled 360 degrees, this was a life changing experience for Neil and Mandy who fortunately did have the correct safety equipment and who credit the event as being responsible for the creation of Boatshed.

America's Cup World Series Final Race Day in Newport

America's Cup World Series Final Race Day in Newport

Monday, 02 July 2012

Boatshed Newport was in the house for the final day of racing at the America's Cup World Series. It was yet again a fantastic day although the winds a bit calmer. The first race featured Oracle Teams USA Spithill and Coutts in a final heat with Coutts the triumphant winner. He claims the title for the most America's Cup victories.

Speed Freaks !

Speed Freaks !

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Boatshed.com are promoting themselves at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this week.

ACWS Newport Opening Ceremony

ACWS Newport Opening Ceremony

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Boatshed Newport was at the America’s Cup Village at Fort Adams today, which was swarming with people from around the world here to witness the spectacular race. Everywhere I walked I heard a foreign language spoken and it was a beautiful day.