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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.


The Cowes Torquay Cowes race

The Cowes Torquay Cowes race

Wednesday, 02 September 2009

The Cowes Torquay Cowes race was held again on Saturday 29th August as well as a Cowes Poole Cowes race for smaller race boats. Peter Delbridge of Boatshed Hamble, along with friends and family ventured out in a Cranchi Smeraldo 37 power boat to watch the action as the boats passed through Hurst Narrows.

Swanwick, Bursledon and Warsash Regatta 2009

Swanwick, Bursledon and Warsash Regatta 2009

Wednesday, 02 September 2009

Now in its 139th year the Regatta has its origins in the friendly rivalry that existed between fisherman, yachtsmen and watermen of the Hamble River, who organised races amongst themselves.

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.

Boatshed Hamble commentates on the annual Brambles Cricket Match

Boatshed Hamble commentates on the annual Brambles Cricket Match

Saturday, 22 August 2009

It was once again time for the annual Brambles Cricket Match held on the Brambles Bank at 6am on Saturday 22nd August the Royal Southern Yacht Club against the Island Sailing Club and Peter Delbridge of Boatshed Hamble was up before the crack of dawn to head out into the Solent to wait for the Brambles Bank to show itself.

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.

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.

Boatshed Hamble attends RIBEX 2009

Boatshed Hamble attends RIBEX 2009

Monday, 11 May 2009

Another year and another specialist boat show. This time it was RIBEX and Peter and Michael Delbridge of Boatshed Hamble International Yacht Brokers, along with a number of their Boatshed Hamble Brokers and Agents were there to catch up on what was new, and talk to old acquaintances.

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.