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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.


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.

Twin diesel Cranchi in show room condition for sale

Twin diesel Cranchi in show room condition for sale

Friday, 28 March 2014

This Cranchi Perla 25 has just come onto the market for sale. She is in showroom condition and ready for a new family, Lying south coast. UK.

2014 Beneteau Oceanis 55 - $559,00

2014 Beneteau Oceanis 55 - $559,00

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Perfect for short handed cruising, plus you can adjust all sails without leaving the helm. Electronic controlled transom lowers to create a swim platform, a small refrigerator is integrated in the cockpit table-handy to use while underway, just a few of the great details that Beneteau has designed.

Can Boatshed sell your boat twice as fast as other brokers?

Can Boatshed sell your boat twice as fast as other brokers?

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

According to the latest figures published by Yachtworld it now takes 350 to 450 days to sell a boat. These are average time periods based on 132,000 boats for sale by 2525 Yacht Brokers using Yachtworld.

OPEN 60 Performance racing boat - REDUCED

OPEN 60 Performance racing boat - REDUCED

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

If you're looking to get onto the OPEN 60 racing circuit, this slightly older OPEN 60 carbon fibre CNB racing boat, with great pedigree at a sensible price, then don't overlook this boat.

Capibara - We love Barbados!

Capibara - We love Barbados!

Friday, 21 March 2014

Barbados is everything we thought back home the Caribbean would be! There are beautiful sandy beaches, nice restaurants and shops, and the most friendly, smiling, and courteous people we have met in the Caribbean.

Adieu Avontuur

Adieu Avontuur

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Originally posted on the Dutch Barge Association’s website forum by Ian & Lyn Lones and reproduced here with their permission.

Capibara - Super yachts and US visa

Capibara - Super yachts and US visa

Friday, 14 March 2014

We have now arrived in Barbados, and we have arrived by boat! In Martinique we discussed the possibilities of flying to Barbados and staying at a hotel instead of sailing the 100 nautical miles against the wind, current, and waves.

Capibara - This is why I love Miami!

Capibara - This is why I love Miami!

Friday, 21 February 2014

“This is why I love Miami!” I heard a guy say to his friends, looking at two girls wearing only a bikini passing him on the street. Even though I don’t care much for other women’s clothing or lack of it, I must admit that I think Miami is fantastic!

Boatshed choose Miami Boat Show to roll out new technology

Boatshed choose Miami Boat Show to roll out new technology

Thursday, 06 February 2014

Boatshed is a British company that sells thousands of used boats a year. Boatshed has now developed 3 new exciting products for 2014.

Capibara - cruised to Bequia

Capibara - cruised to Bequia

Saturday, 01 February 2014

We've always had difficulties leaving a place, whether we’re at anchor or in a marina. There’s always something we ought to do, or another restaurant or boat to visit. We arrange to leave in the morning, and before the boat is ready to leave, another day has gone by.

What boat is the right boat?

What boat is the right boat?

Friday, 10 January 2014

After having been in St. Lucia for a week, we are slowly settling in to our new cruising life. We have however started questioning, if we have the right boat for the purpose.

Boatshed Yacht Broker Awards 2014

Boatshed Yacht Broker Awards 2014

Friday, 10 January 2014

The Boatshed 2014 Conference was held at the Excel exhibition centre during the London boat show. Boatshed offices travelled to London to share best practice, discuss ideas and develop new strategy for 2014/15.

Boatshed Scotland scoops broker of the year award

Boatshed Scotland scoops broker of the year award

Thursday, 09 January 2014

Boatshed Scotland won the trophy for "Yacht Broker of the year" at the 2014 Boatshed Conference and Awards ceremony.

Capibara - Atlantic crossing low down

Capibara - Atlantic crossing low down

Monday, 06 January 2014

We've had several questions from interested readers that are looking to do the Atlantic crossing, so here's some of what Signe & Henrik experienced on Capibara their Allegro 30.

Capibara - Should you believe everything you read?

Capibara - Should you believe everything you read?

Friday, 03 January 2014

After a rather boring Christmas Eve in Martinique, we decided to go to St. Lucia for the New Year’s, because a local girl from Martinique had told us that they threw better parties at the neighbour island.

London Boat Show on stand E163

London Boat Show on stand E163

Friday, 03 January 2014

Boatshed.com will be on Stand E163 for the next 9 days.

Capibara - Christmas in the Carribbean

Capibara - Christmas in the Carribbean

Friday, 27 December 2013

To arrive in Martinique has turned out to be a bit of an anti-climax for both of us, even though we barely talked about anything else during the crossing or before for that matter. Martinique hasn't live up to our expectations, which for my part have been have been completely off. I thought I had read somewhere that Martinique and especially the main city Fort-de-France was full of high-end and luxury brand shops, so I imagined Martinique to be something like the French Riviera with and island flavour. I do wonder where I've picked that up, because Fort-de-France couldn't be less like Cannes or Nice!

Aqua-Dock Modular Mooring & Pontoon Systems

Aqua-Dock Modular Mooring & Pontoon Systems

Friday, 20 December 2013

Aqua-Dock – Commercial Use and Benefits