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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.


Transatlantic for Macmillan cancer support

Transatlantic for Macmillan cancer support

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

The Jester Challenge has its supporters and critics, but whatever you think about it it’s certainly becoming a firm fixture on the sailing calendar. The 2010 event which leaves from off Plymouth Breakwater at 13:00 BST on 23rd May already has 93 entries. Boats are less than 30 feet but the current list is an incredibly fascinating and varied mix of boats and people. One such sailor is Gus Davidson who are taking part in the challenge in his boat Just Right in order to raise money and awareness for Macmillan Cancer support. Raising money is their main aim although there will undoubtedly be some adventure along the way .

BOATSHED.COM T MINUS 0 TO LAUNCH, ALL SYSTEMS ARE GOOD TO GO!!

BOATSHED.COM T MINUS 0 TO LAUNCH, ALL SYSTEMS ARE GOOD TO GO!!

Friday, 04 December 2009

T MINUS 0 HOURS TILL LAUNCH, ALL SYSTEMS ARE GOOD TO GO!!

NEW LOOK BOATSHED.COM WEBSITE LAUNCH

NEW LOOK BOATSHED.COM WEBSITE LAUNCH

Tuesday, 01 December 2009

THE NEW LOOK BOATSHED.COM WEBSITE LAUNCH CELEBRATES OVER 2,000 HAPPY BOAT SALE CUSTOMERS SO FAR IN 2009!

The South Coast Marathon

The South Coast Marathon

Monday, 19 October 2009

The South Coast Marathon organised by the British Powerboat Racing Club was run on Saturday the 17th October, it was a RYA National Powerboat Racing Event with the rolling start line between East and West Lepe buoy's out of the Western Solent and down to Portland and then back to a finish Line from Gurnard Ledge buoy a distance of 80.5 nm.

A stunning Southampton Boat Show

A stunning Southampton Boat Show

Sunday, 20 September 2009

The Southampton Boat Show drew to a close today and Boatshed.com along with many other exhibitors can report that it has been another very successful and enjoyable event. Our stand this year which was an actual shed was incredibly busy and as always was manned by members of the Boatshed team throughout the show so we were able to explain all the fantastic Boatshed features to visitors and demonstrate how best to use the site. Business was brisk in both the buying and selling of used boats and we also had great interest from those wanting to join the Boatshed team and open new Boatshed offices to expand the business further.

Boatshow in Full swing

Boatshow in Full swing

Saturday, 12 September 2009

The PSP Southampton Boatshow is underway and visitors numbers look healthy.

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.

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.