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.
Saturday 3rd September saw the 141st Swanwick, Bursledon and Warsash Regatta held on the river Hamble get off to a great start, with dry weather, an afternoon high tide and crowds and crowds of sailors, local families it all helped to make a great day.
We’re all very excited about the PSP Southampton Boat Show and the Boatshed stand at the show.
Come and meet the Boatshed.com team at this years PSP Southampton boat show.
The guy's at Boatshed Hamble along with all the brokers at Boatshed cant resist anything to do with boats, and yesterday was a good example.
The King’s Royal Hussars and the Royal Southern Yacht Club share a strong historical connection in the figure of James Brudenell, the 7th Earl of Cardigan who between 1847 and 1854, was simultaneously Commanding officer of the 11th Hussars and Commodore of the Royal Southern Yacht Club, a post he still held when he led the charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava during the Crimea War.
Boatshed Hamble are proud to announce there support of this years RYA Motor Cruise.
The Boatshed conference 2011 was a great success. Two days spent in and around Portsmouth Dockyard as well as Boatshed HQ in Gosport; with lots of lectures, group meetings and workshops. Approximately 30 Boatsheds came to the event, travelling from destinations across Europe and even as far as Phuket in the Far East.
So what do you do with the kids at half term? Well here is just one of the things that about twenty family’s did last weekend with their children. We are all members of Hamble River Sailing Club and the Club organises an annual camping trip by boat to the upper reaches of the River Hamble over a three day period.
On one of the best days of the year so far, this was the place to be if your interest is in sports boats and Ribs. Back at Ocean Village Marina again, this show is easy to get to and with free entry, it is very popular.
One of the real plusses of an organisation like Boatshed is the breadth and depth of our Brokers’ knowledge and experience. We’ve crossed more starting and finishing lines on more boats than you can begin to imagine and on our listings you will find everything from racing dinghies and catamarans to Americas Cup yachts and single handed round the world Open 60s. We have raced round the cans, round the Fastnet rock and round the world. We love every aspect of boating, but some of us are properly infected with the racing bug!
This week sees Boatshed.com pass the 400,000 registered customer mark.
If you are looking for a used RIB for sale it will be worth your while to buy the May issue of Motor Boats Monthly for their "Used RIB mega test" that is on page 81. The report features two RIB's that are currently on the market with Boatshed Hamble.Com a 6.5m Coastline diesel for sale at £17,500 coastline 6.5 And a Coastline 7m coastline 7m Boatshed Hamble.Com have eight other RIB's for sale at present and another seventy plus with our other offices. Please visit Boatshed Hamble.com to see full details and photographs or call Peter Delbridge on 02380560002 or 07710224754 to arrange a viewing.
Saturday the 2nd of April, 2011 saw a fleet of yachts and dinghies with very strangely dressed crews heading down the river Hamble and out to a start line in the Solent. Most of this gathering had just enjoyed a King or Queen cooked breakfast (depending how hungry you were) at the King & Queen pub in Hamble otherwise known as the "Rum Pub" The reason for the gathering was the annual King & Queen pursuit race which is in aid of the independent Hamble River Lifeboat, with all entry fees, monies from a charity auction and collections go to. With prizes for the best dressed crew, the boat having the most fun, the best rounding of one of the marks, 2nd to last boat across the line etc etc you can start to understand what a strange looking race it is. That said it is still one of the most enjoyable local races around, with many tales and stories of races over the years going down in local folk law. Twenty five boats in all entered this year ranging from a Mirror dinghy, RS600 through to J boats & Dehler's, basically whatever you wanted to enter. With two time served race officers on hand the handicaps where quickly sorted out and five separate courses set with the same start and finish lines. Handicaps did seem to be open to bribery and corruption, be it all in a good cause. The first start was at 1030hrs and most boats had finished by 1215hrs in perfect sailing conditions of dry and sometimes sunny with a force three wind slightly gusting. Peter Delbridge of Boatshed Hamble was racing with friends on board "Amigo's" a Dehler 34 which was heavily handicapped because it was deemed to have a bunch of BANDITS on board (See Photos). "Amigos" did win a prize though, a bottle of Mount Gay rum, be it for being the second from last boat across the finish, something to do with having to much fun and the drag effect of wearing Sombreros & Ponchos was mentioned afterwards in respect to their poor performance. It was then back to the King & Queen Pub for a BBQ and even a gorgeous Paella. This was then followed by an auction of prizes donated by local companies such as Hamble Estate Agency and Boatshed Hamble.Com etc. The auction raised over £2,800 along with about another £500 from entries, and the funniest amount of £230 was raised by the male band members agreeing to play with their tops off ! After the auction it was time for the prize giving. 1st place went to "Never Give Up" the Mirror dinghy sailed by Martin Moody, 2nd place was won by "Tom" in the RS600 and third went to "Cejenica" an Achillies 24. All in all a great day was had by all with nearly £3,500 being raised for the Hamble River Lifeboat. Ps. By the time the dancing started there was not much of the Rum left ! See you there next year.
The King & Queen Pursuit Race By the end of 2010, Hamble Lifeboat responded to 140 calls from the thousands of mariners in the Solent and local waters. The voluntary organisation receives no public funding and relies on donations to keep this invaluable service running.
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Peter from Boatshed Hamble thought that it would be fun to join Colin for the opening of Boatshed St Malo, and to take in the start of the Route du Rhum.
Its over 10 years since the first Boatshed office opened in Milford Haven, the group is today amongst the world leaders in Yacht Brokerage. With representation in such far flung places as Seattle and Phuket, coverage is genuinely global.