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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 - The highs and lows of their Atlantic crossing

Capibara - The highs and lows of their Atlantic crossing

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Sunday the 17th of November we sailed from Lanzarote both of us full of excitement and optimism. I just couldn’t believe that we were about to cross the Atlantic!

Capibara reached Martinique 18/12 15.42

Capibara reached Martinique 18/12 15.42

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Capibara, Allegro 30, left Lanzarote on Sunday 17th November and arrived in Martinique after 32 days at sea.

Check out the boats in our next auction: Catalogue is now live

Check out the boats in our next auction: Catalogue is now live

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Check out the bumper selection of boats in our next auction January 17-21 2014. If you are interested in any boats, you’ll have plenty of time to fit in a viewing before the auction starts on January 17th 2014.

New boat search for Boatshed

New boat search for Boatshed

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

There are various ways you can now search using different criteria.

Sell your boat in our next boat auction

Sell your boat in our next boat auction

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

This is an online auction website for second hand boats, working in partnership with Boatshed.com. All transactions are fully secure, transparent and work under standard British Marine Federation guidelines. Auctions run from a Friday to Tuesday every quarter see dates of next auction: (left of home page)

Capibara Atlantic crossing: Day 18

Capibara Atlantic crossing: Day 18

Thursday, 05 December 2013

Just over two weeks at sea and just about half way to Martinique.

Why nobody goes cruising in the Canary Islands

Why nobody goes cruising in the Canary Islands

Friday, 08 November 2013

In Las Palmas we met a Danish cruiser, who lived on her boat in Las Palmas Marina. She had bought the boat in Spain six years earlier, had sailed it down to Las Palmas, and now the boat had never since been out of the marina.

Snapshot on whats happening on Gosport waterfront today

Snapshot on whats happening on Gosport waterfront today

Saturday, 26 October 2013

With the weather forecast placing a certain amount of doom and curbing our sailing over the next few days with Storm Force 10 to violent storm 11 expected on the south coast UK...

SV Traversay III - North West passage/Unimak Pass

SV Traversay III - North West passage/Unimak Pass

Saturday, 28 September 2013

The weather forecast for the Unimak Pass section of the Aleutians was, we are told, typical for this time of year. Later in the year, it gets worse.

Boatshed support Anna Wardley ..... Is she a human fish ?

Boatshed support Anna Wardley ..... Is she a human fish ?

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Neil Chapman from Boatshed.com decides to sail around the Isle of Wight singled-handed to follow Anna Wardley as she becomes the THIRD PERSON EVER to swim 60 miles around this Island.

Yacht Charter company moves to sell boats

Yacht Charter company moves to sell boats

Saturday, 14 September 2013

RYA sailing school and yacht charter company, Commodore Yachting is launching a new strand to its business at the PSP Southampton Boat Show. Working in conjunction with Boatshed Portsmouth, Commodore Yachting is one of the first sailing school and charter companies to enable its customers to seamlessly move from learning to sail and chartering, to boat ownership.

PSP Southampton Boat Show...What to see and do.

PSP Southampton Boat Show...What to see and do.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Looking for a plan of what to see at the PSP Southampton Boatshow ?We asked Boatshow "Veteran" Neil Chapman of Boatshed what he would do and see this year.......

PSP Southampton Boat Show...STAND DO63

PSP Southampton Boat Show...STAND DO63

Monday, 09 September 2013

PSP Southampton Boat Show...STAND DO63

SV Traversay III - North West passage/Cape Bathurst

SV Traversay III - North West passage/Cape Bathurst

Thursday, 05 September 2013

One of the unusual features of this summer's ice situation is the movement of Beaufort Sea ice in a kind of clockwise gyre to clutter up the coast of Banks Island. On a bad day, it even extends across the mouth of Amundsen Gulf to Cape Bathurst and impedes navigation between Tuktoyaktuk and the central arctic.

Get BIDDING: June Boat Auction

Get BIDDING: June Boat Auction

Thursday, 13 June 2013

The next Boat Auction starts at 09.00 Friday June 14th 2013

Round the Island this weekend

Round the Island this weekend

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

So; this weekend sees the annual J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, organised by the Island Sailing Club. The small town of Cowes is expecting over 1,700 boats for the event taking place on the Solent on Saturday 1st June 2013. With around 16,000 sailors taking part it is one of the largest yacht races in the world.

June Boat Auction - Preview boats

June Boat Auction - Preview boats

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

The next boat auctions starts on June 19th at 09.00 GMT 2013.

From the Galley - HURD's DEEP FRITTATA

From the Galley - HURD's DEEP FRITTATA

Friday, 17 May 2013

This dish is really a cross between the French dish Tartiflette, Spanish dish Tortilla and a Frittata. Called Hurd's Deep as I was making it one day when we saw a 35 foot basking shark off Alderney near Hurd's Deep Channel, so the names stuck ever since! This takes about 30 minutes to make and depending upon how hungry you are will feed 2 very hungry people. I'm ashamed to say we eat this in 15 minutes.

Boatshed goes responsive

Boatshed goes responsive

Monday, 13 May 2013

Boatshed goes Responsive! Today, nearly 30% of Boatshed's traffic is mobile. By the end of next year, this may exceed 50% Tablet sales are expected to exceed 100 million this year. Smartphones, of course, are also a hot commodity, with the majority of people now owning a smartphone. The shift to mobile is happening at an extraordinary speed. For those of us who create the Boatshed websites and services, all this leads to a singular conclusion: A million screens have bloomed, and we need to build websites that work better on all of them.

The ship's cat

The ship's cat

Monday, 29 April 2013

Cats have been found aboard ships since early times, accompanying explorers, merchants and navies. Popular for rodent control, the cat would get the rat before the rats and mice could eat the crew’s food supply or any edible cargo. They also offered companionship to the crew when away on long voyages and many were seen as a lucky mascot.