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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.


Danish SV Capibara - Cars, boats, (trains), and planes

Danish SV Capibara - Cars, boats, (trains), and planes

Sunday, 10 August 2014

As probably a lot of men, Henrik has an interest for both cars, boats and planes, although his interest and devotion changes from time to time. When we had crossed the Atlantic, Henrik was so tired of sailing that he asked me, if we should leave the boat in the Caribbean and fly through Africa instead. At that point I was firm, though. After 31 days on the Atlantic I wanted to be rewarded with white beaches and palm trees: We are sailing!

Boatshed at Cowes Week 2014

Boatshed at Cowes Week 2014

Friday, 08 August 2014

Boatshed have been at Cowes over the past few days....Cowes Week has played a key part in the British sporting summer calendar since 1826 and is now one of the UK’s longest running and most successful sporting events. It is the one of the largest sailing regatta of its kind in the world, staging some 40 races each day for up to 1,000 boats. Looking for fast race boats why not have a look at our specialist performance sailboat portal at www.boatshedperformance.com

Next boat auction - Now accepting entries

Next boat auction - Now accepting entries

Monday, 04 August 2014

Due to popular demand we have brought forward our next boat auction and we're now accepting entries.

Diary of 2015 Boatshed Events, Boat Shows and Regattas

Diary of 2015 Boatshed Events, Boat Shows and Regattas

Friday, 01 August 2014

Events, Boat Shows and Regattas in which Boatshed plan to participate, or which are of interest to our customers, during 2015.

Boats, Cloaks and Catwalks….  Boatshed at Paris Fashion Week

Boats, Cloaks and Catwalks…. Boatshed at Paris Fashion Week

Friday, 01 August 2014

In October members of the Boatshed team traveled to Paris for Paris Fashion Week, as guests of Dato' Nancy Yeoh, the well-known international public relations guru. Fashion and boating enjoy a close association, and Boatshed is working with a number of agent representatives developing ideas to roll-out more Boatshed offices across Asia.

UK and European VAT issues explained by a leading industry expert

UK and European VAT issues explained by a leading industry expert

Friday, 01 August 2014

This end-of-year review focuses on the VAT 'hot topics' of 2014 and offers a few ideas for boat buyers and sellers to consider for the next year.

How are we doing?  What customers think of our service

How are we doing? What customers think of our service

Friday, 01 August 2014

At Boatshed we encourage feedback from our customers, as a way of monitoring and improving the services we offer. Here are some recent comments we have received:

Capibara - Nobody can sail without a rig

Capibara - Nobody can sail without a rig

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Two times in this season one of our lower shrouds has broke. The first time it happened, we were at anchor in St. Barth. One morning we heard a bump on the deck, and it turned out that the rig fitting that is placed on the wire in the mast had snapped. Henrik changed it in St. Martin and planned to change the rest, when we got to the US. Unfortunately, we didn’t manage to get there, before another one broke. And this time almost 200 nm from shore!

Happy Boat Buyers at Boatshed Chichester

Happy Boat Buyers at Boatshed Chichester

Tuesday, 03 June 2014

This weekend saw two happy customers collect the keys for their new boats sold through Boatshed Chichester. Richard Martin, the local broker was kept on his toes as he completed the handovers.

Capibara - Waiting in Bermuda

Capibara - Waiting in Bermuda

Friday, 30 May 2014

After almost 9 days at sea we made it to Bermuda last Saturday. We didn't move very fast (we averaged under a 100 nm a day), but it was one of the most comfortable offshore passages we've yet had.

MV Julia, missing crew member - Blood found in the galley

MV Julia, missing crew member - Blood found in the galley

Saturday, 24 May 2014

The Boatshed ketch Supertaff was en route from Alderney in the Channel Islands back towards Portsmouth UK when a mayday relay was heard over the radio. This concerned the case of a missing seaman on a bulk carrier, the M/V Julia. The skipper had relayed a mayday having found that a crew member had gone missing.

Capibara - Salty Dawg rally, SSB chats, 200 miles from Bermuda

Capibara - Salty Dawg rally, SSB chats, 200 miles from Bermuda

Friday, 23 May 2014

After one week at sea, we still have nearly 200 nautical miles left to Bermuda. At the moment it looks like we'll arrive in Bermuda Saturday – just in time for the Champions League Final (If they care about that in Bermuda).

Capibara - Goodbye to Caribbean

Capibara - Goodbye to Caribbean

Friday, 09 May 2014

The season in the Caribbean is about to end. Many cruisers are on their way back to Europe after a one year Atlantic Circuit, and we will also leave the Caribbean in a week sailing with the Salty Dawg organisation – a free of charge gathering of sailing vessels heading north together.

Spirit of Penmar - Hi from US Virgin Islands

Spirit of Penmar - Hi from US Virgin Islands

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Some months have passed since our last newsletter and, whilst we haven’t covered a lot of sea miles, we have fulfilled our goal to cruise the northern Caribbean islands slowly, taking time to really get to know them, rather than ‘pass through’ as we did in dear old Penmar, on our previous voyage to these parts.

How to Chat About Boats Instead of Getting a ‘Proper’ Job

How to Chat About Boats Instead of Getting a ‘Proper’ Job

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Richard Martin is a Boatshed brokerage agent covering Chichester and Brighton. Ever since he can remember he has been fascinated with all things that float. I got in touch with Richard to find out how he manages to spend his days chatting about boats, whilst also earning an income.

Capibara - Barbuda - Being at anchor versus being in a marina

Capibara - Barbuda - Being at anchor versus being in a marina

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Henrik and I often describe ourselves as marina animals. We always love being in a marina, and I’m the first to suggest going into a marina instead of anchoring up outside.

Capibara - Cruising and Racing

Capibara - Cruising and Racing

Sunday, 13 April 2014

I've never given racing a lot thought. Some times I encourage Henrik to trim the sails in order to get to shore faster, but besides that I don’t have much interest in yacht racing.

Meet the team at Boatshed Lancashire

Meet the team at Boatshed Lancashire

Wednesday, 09 April 2014

Having never really visited lancashire inland before, we were winding our way down country lanes in bright sunshine dodging the showers and following canals heading towards Glasson basin Marina to interview a new yacht brokerage business which is really making a difference.

Capibara - Entertainment at the anchorage

Capibara - Entertainment at the anchorage

Tuesday, 08 April 2014

I’ve always thought it is fun to be at a busy anchorage, because something is always going on. Since you can’t sit at home and watch television, you can instead keep an eye on the other boats.

Capibara - The Magic Number

Capibara - The Magic Number

Friday, 28 March 2014

It is common knowledge that cruising life is the same as fixing boats in exotic places. There’s always work to do on a boat! In Martinique we met a young couple in the marina, who were working on their boat.