Having recently completed the purchase of a boat, I’d like to express my sentiments regarding the service I received from Boatshed. My initial contact by phone was answered in a friendly and efficient manner, my details were promptly passed on, and shortly afterwards I was contacted by the broker, Samantha Cassell. I have considerable experience on river boats, plus a lot of practical knowledge, and I assumed I could take the step up to a sea boat in my stride. Everything seemed straightforward at the beginning, but the purchase process was a steep learning curve for me, and as it progressed I became ever more aware how little I knew of the many aspects involved. In retrospect I realise how vulnerable I had made myself to the various businesses dealing with the defects revealed by the survey, particularly as I live in a different part of the country from where the boat was berthed. I felt supported through the whole process, and am both impressed and extremely grateful for the excellent service I received from Boatshed. The broker was constantly monitoring everything going on, warning me about and protecting me from potential pitfalls, and was never too busy to answer my questions and concerns.

- Sincerely, Adam Kay | Boatshed Portsmouth

I write to tell you how delighted I have been with the service I've received from Boatshed, in particular I must commend Sam Cassell who is a true ambassador for 'Boatshed' - from the outset she has been communicative, professional, courteous, responsive and supportive. Nothing has been too much ..... from initial contact, throughout the process of the sale to the completion making the whole process smooth and efficient. With her boating knowledge and experience, clear photography and videos I was guided through each step to ensure every base was covered. I would highly recommend anyone selling a craft to use 'Boatshed' - what a great team !

- Elaine | Boatshed Portsmouth

On contacting Samantha at Portsmouth Boatshed I was immediately impressed by her attitude and professionalism. This continued throughout the advertising and sale of my boat. She was completely honest and realistic about the price and condition and was thorough in producing videos and pictures for the advert. I was abroad for most of the process so she took care of visiting the boat with prospective buyers, arranging a scrub, the test sail and the lift out for the survey. This made my life a lot easier and simpler. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Samantha to friends and club members.

- Best regards, Richard. | Boatshed Portsmouth

In July this year my husband & I, with much sadness, took the decision to sell our much treasured sailing boat. We were initially going to put her on the market ourselves because we didn’t want to pay brokers fees but were unsure of current prices and the legal side of things. A friend recommend that we contact Sam at Boatshed. We never looked back, from the moment Sam walked on board I knew we had done the right thing. She was able to advise us on the current market prices & was very sensitive to the fact that we were very sad at having to sell our boat. Sam made a brilliant video and took lots of pictures, the good and the bad. She found us a buyer in about 2 weeks and arranged all the viewings, survey & test sail at times convenient to us & the prospective buyer. We also felt very protected as there was never any contact between us & the buyer without it going through Sam, also the brokers fees were not as much as we expected. I can only say that if you are wanting to sell your boat contact Sam, you won’t regret it.

- Many Thanks once again for all your efforts, Penny & Nick Carter x | Boatshed Portsmouth

Samantha Cassell was delightful to deal with. From the early email enquiries, to greeting me in person on the Quay, with a cheery smile, the whole process was quick, and smooth. I was impressed with her willingness to work for the best deal for both parties and her commitment to her work. At every stage she acted with the upmost professionalism, yet being totally accommodating to my needs and busy schedule. The end result is I now have a beautiful boat!

- | Boatshed Portsmouth

Samantha Cassell of Boatshed in Gosport has now sold two Vancouver yachts for me in two years. Each time she was quick to respond to my initial enquiry and followed up quickly with a boat visit to take masses of photos, both interior and exterior, and make videos all of which were posted on the website promptly. With my own log in to the Boatshed site I have been able to track how many people are looking at my boat online and to gauge the interest. Once offers were made matters progressed rapidly to completion of the sale with Samantha managing the process at all times.

- R. Jenkins | Boatshed Portsmouth

If you are looking to sell your boat look no further than Boatshed Portsmouth. Located on the west side of Portsmouth Harbour, Boatshed provides a fast, thorough and professional service. I have recently sold my boat through them and from the initial detailed inspection to the completion of sale everything has been handled smoothly and expertly. As I said, look no further. You won't be disappointed.

- Jim | Boatshed Portsmouth

"From start to finish Boatshed provided an excellent service. From the initial visit, subsequent advice, photographic support and website platform it could not have been more easy. In addition regular visits by the representative to the boat for viewings as well as to allow engineers to gain access (I live 3hours away from the berth) were a great help. Finally advice in negotiating with the buyer and drawing the deal to a closure was achieved professionally and knowledgeably. I would use Boatshed again."

- David | Boatshed Portsmouth

I would like to say how very helpful Samantha has been to me when selling my boat. She has guided me through every step of the way of the sale and I am extremely grateful to her.

- Thank you. | Boatshed Portsmouth

Hi Samantha I would like to say thankyou for all you help in our purchasing my new boat. You worked hard and went the extra mile to get it all done quickly so I could sail off on my planned departure window. We are now very happy on our new mooring in Dartmouth and looking forward to a long sailing season.

- Again , Many thanks Lawren | Boatshed Portsmouth

Thank you very much for all the hard work you've done. I am more than happy with all services and hard work you have done . Well orgnanised and prompt, professional and kind. Highly recommended.Thanks

- Kind regards, Peter | Boatshed Portsmouth

“Thank you Sam for a job well done. You made the sale of Shimmering Water painless from beginning to end. Communications and keeping me informed at every step of the way was fantastic. I will certainly recommend Boatshed and, in particular yourself, to anyone looking to sell their boat in the Gosport area. Again well done and many thanks”

- Jon | Boatshed Portsmouth

Would just like to thank Sam for helping us buy our first boat she put so much work into helping us at every step of the way with sorting surveys and moorings and most importantly choosing the right boat. Thanks so much Sam

- Kalvin | Boatshed Portsmouth

Hi Sam, Thankyou for your friendly and professional service resulting in the sale of our boat. Thankfully I have found a replacement vessel, also through boatshed, so no sleepless nights for me.

- Regards Phil | Boatshed Portsmouth

“As this was my first experience of buying a yacht I wasn't sure what to expect or indeed how things were done. Sam was very understanding and supportive throughout the whole process. The yacht we sailed away with was the second we put a deposit on, the survey results on the first were unfortunately not up to our expectations. Sam remained entirely professional throughout, with Boatshed returning our deposit very quickly. Sam was very prompt in all her communications even replying late in the evening where I had asked a question by text, not expecting a response until the following day. Sam provided an excellent service, and would not hesitate to recommend Sam and Boatshed Portsmouth.”

- Take care and thanks again, Steve | Boatshed Portsmouth

Hi Sam Very many thanks for selling Badgie Two. I enjoyed liaising with you and thank you for your professional, patient, upbeat approach. I was amazed at the number of hits on the website and the number of viewings that prompted. Your advert was spectacular with photos, excellent description and walk- through video. Your negotiation skills and calm approach won the day. It is unusual in business to meet someone willing to go that extra mile during weekends and late into the evening. Well done to you and to Boatshed. Thank you again

- Best regards Derek | Boatshed Portsmouth

I would just like to say what a pleasure it has been working with you during the purchase of my new yacht trapper 700 thank you for all your hard work from start to finish.

- George Holland delighted new owner | Boatshed Portsmouth

Dear Sam, I would just like to take this opportunity to thank you and Lyse for another swift and hassle free sale. This is the second boat we have sold through Boatshed.com and eight years on from the last sale we made the right choice again to list and sell through you. You and your team are true professionals and make what can be a very complex and stressful process very straightforward. After now doing this twice I cannot imagine why anyone would buy and sell a boat without Boasted.com taking the helm.

- Best regards Steve and Chris | Boatshed Portsmouth

Very pleased with the help Sam gave me throughout the sale process of our Westerly Oceanquest. She was proactive in recommending suppliers to repair things to make the boat as presentable as possible, providing good recommendations at all times, and the whole administrative process was smooth throughout. I would thoroughly recommend Boatshed Portsmouth to any prospective seller.

- Thanks again! | Boatshed Portsmouth

Just a little thank you to say how pleased I am with my purchase of My Contessa 28, I was very impressed with your service from the start, escorting me down in the rain and strong winds to see it in the first instance and your help and support up to completion just a few days from Christmas Day. Your service was exceptional considering my purchase was for a minimal amount of money. I couldn’t have been more impressed if I was Buying a multi Million Pound super yacht. Boatshed should be very proud of you.

- Many thanks again and good luck for the future | Boatshed Portsmouth