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.
Cyprus after the banking crisis is still alive and kicking as people turned out in their thousands to attend a charity concert. Admission to the day-long event in Nicosia- organised by Cyprus Aid - was free but revellers were asked to donate items, such as food and clothing, which could be distributed to the city's poor and unemployed. Volunteers were overwhelmed with hundreds of boxes of donations. One said: "We are doing this to help people and we want to send a message to people abroad that if we are united we can make things happen," Concert organiser, Nicko Zavallis, said the response from local people to the event had been "amazing". "We did not expect this outcome," he said. "People have been coming with trucks. Instead of a bag, they have been filling up trucks of goods and they have been bringing it to us."
Now these are really good and one of my favourite boating lunches or snacks whilst sailing along. The smell of cheese cooking is great on a boat, gets everyone hungry, including the dogs.
The UK Government have today announced that all UK citizens will be eligible to claim a Free Boat to live aboard.
Any fans of Gibbs amphibious vehicles may remember the Aquada from back in 2003 that Mr Branson broke the car/boat record across the channel from UK to France. AQUADA]
Tomorrow is the beginning of March and the sailing and boating season is marching towards us.
Last week we registered our 500,000th customer, and the growth of our international group continues with a new office opening in Cyprus this month.
The March boat auction which takes place from Friday 22 to Tuesday 26 of March, 2013. Over 40 boats are in the auction.
We have just registered our 500,000th customer on Boatshed.com! Boatshed founders Neil and Mandy Chapman met customer Christoph Liedtke in London last week to present him with a bottle of champagne at St Katherine Docks.
Most of us have been inspired by Roger Taylors adventures on Ming Ming a 21 foot junk rigged Corribee and how he converted the boat to be set up for single handed sailing from the comfort and dryness of his cabin.
Every so often I have the privilege and pleasure to list a special vessel on brokerage.
A new year and new challenges.
Now is the time
We have over 35 quality boats under the hammer later this month. The catalogue is live and you can start bidding on January 21st.
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Is it that time already? Whether you like narrowboats, wide beams, Dutch barges or any type of liveaboard canal boat there are plenty of Christmas gifts that could help you and your family to enjoy the English canals and rivers.
If you are looking for a boat for sale and are new to boating you may also be looking to find a marina. We have a great article on our blog about how to find a marina but it’s also useful to be aware of the Gold Anchor standards set by The Yacht Harbour Association.
NOTICE TO MARINERS LOWESTOFT BASCULE BRIDGE – MARINE CLOSURES NOVEMBER 2012 – PHASE 2 Mariners and Port Users are advised that due to essential maintenance work, Lowestoft Bascule Bridge will be closed to all shipping, between 2000hrs and 0600hrs on the following dates:-
Boatshed Cowes got this hot off the press from County Press Online.
PORT OF GREAT YARMOUTH
The life of a boat broker can be very varied, sometimes rather stressful and often rewarding. Cue a request for a water transport passenger vessel to be purchased from Plymouth and shipped to Lagos the capital of Nigeria!