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Sometimes, I come to the conclusion you just get too many emails. Anyhow, whilst poring through Friday’s delivery of the odd two or three hundred emails in my inbox, I noticed one titled Rib Raid; nothing to do with technical redundancy on servers. When I opened it, I found it was an invitation to go and join the guys at Boatshed, Hamble for a brief soiree around the Solent.
UK is one of the new countries to introduce a professional boat sales qualification which has been championed by the Boat Retailers and Brokers Association (BRBA) and the Association of Brokers and Yacht Agents (ABYA) to promote a proper code of conduct and best practice in the industry.
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Saturday 28th August saw the 140th Swanwick, Bursledon and Warsash Regatta held on the river Hamble get off to a great start, dry sunny weather a lunchtime high tide and crowds and crowds of sailors, local families all helped to make a great day.
My three children have all been in boats from birth nearly, and they love it. Now I know that that would not suit everybody and I also know that my children are lucky to have a mother and father that love anything to do with boating.
Its seven o'clock in the morning on Saturday 14th of August and I am motoring down the Hamble River with four other friends, to head out into the middle of the Solent in the Boatshed Hamble Boston Whaler. What's strange about that you say ? well, we were heading for the Brambles bank, a sand bar that only shows its self on the lowest tides of the year and we were going to watch one of my favourite cricket matches.
It was that time of the year again, Cowes Week, the worlds largest sailing regatta held in the Solent and open to all types and classes of yachts from the screaming Extreme 40's, the awe- inspiring ICAP Leopard down to X boats, SB3's and just about any class of boat ever made.
Boatshed Hamble are proud to announce there support of this years RYA Motor Cruise. 23 boats signed up for this years cruise which is accompanied by the RYA support Rib and one of the Sea Start Rib's.
www.boatshedhamble.com owned and managed by brothers Peter & Michael Delbridge are pleased to announce the new partnership with Marine Mega Store, the online chandlery, and the opening of the combined office on Hamble High Street in Capstan House.
Wednesday 7July, saw Peter and Michael Delbridge of www.boatshedhamble.com out to catch a quick glimpse of the racing off Cowes as four of the most beautiful Big Class classic yachts Eleonora, Mariette, Twiga and Mariquita were racing against each other competing to win the inaugural Westward Cup. The Regatta has been organised by three of the most prestigious yacht clubs in the world, the Royal Yacht Squadron (RYS) and two partner clubs, the New York Yacht Club (NYYC) and Yacht Club de Monaco (YCM).
Peter & Michael Delbridge of www.boatshedhamble.com have just sponsored a good friend of theirs Steve Sault and his crew in the 2010 J80 European championships out on Lake Garda.
It was that time of the year on most yachties calander, the 79th edition of the Round the Island Race. Saturday 19th 2010 started for Peter Delbridge of Boatshed Hamble aboard "Blustery Day" a 38.5 at 0400hrs and a swift cast off from the RSrnYC pontoon and a motor out of the Hamble and across to the start line of Cowes.
Boatshed were the 1st RNLI Ambassadors a few years ago which means that if you are a boat seller or buyer through Boatshed.com you can receive a complimentary 1 year Offshore membership with the RNLI.
Andrew Sinclair is pleased to announce the launch of his campaign to win the catamaran class in 2011 at the RYA Youth World Championships. Grateful for the financial support he has received from the Royal Southern yacht Club Trust and the agreement by Annette Newton, to name his Spitfire class catamaran, a launch party was organised on Saturday 22nd May on the RSYC pier.
On the best weekend of the year so far, this was the place to be if your interest is in sports boats and Ribs. Finally back at Ocean Village Marina after an absence of three years this show is easy to get too and with free entry, it is very popular.
Ribex 2010 was once again held at Cowes Yacht Haven over the weekend of 7th,8th, 9th of May. This international RIB show was sponsored this year by Suzuki outboards.
Saturday 17th of April dawned on one of the most glorious days of the year so far. The 2010 JOG " Nab Tower Race" was due to start from the Gurnard buoy and the start line from the shore on the Isle of Wight.
Saturday 10th April dawned clear and still for the 2010 King & Queen Pursuit Race. With 25 local boats and crews entered across four different classes this race is always interesting, the monies raised by entry fees and the party later in the day back at the King & Queen pub with charity auction raising money for the Hamble Inshore Lifeboat.
Boatshed Yacht Brokers are a social bunch so they seize upon any opportunity to get together. The Boatshed European annual Conference for 2010 was held over looking sailing boats and motor boats in Albufeira Marina at the offices of Boatshed Algarve.
We love hearing your feedback from our customers and many of you requested extra detailed photos to be included in our photo template. Great news we have just completed work too our website so that you can now view an extra 15 NEW photos to view for each boat listed on Boatshed.com giving you a total of 80 photos.