I was recommended to Boatshed by a friend. In these strange times of Covid 19 I needed to place my boat on sale knowing I would be unable to be present due to travel restrictions (My home is in France). Therefore it was important to have full confidence in the agent. I arranged a meeting with Samantha at the boat when she explained terms and conditions and gave a global estimate as to market value and advertising. From there, Samantha created video and PowerPoint presentation and we met once more in the open at the boat yard to sign contracts. Boatshed has made monthly reports of viewing through social media and informed me of people who have made several viewings. The initial six months of contract was ending as was winter. I exchanged emails with Samantha and considered entering Boatshed Auction which in fact did not happen as Samantha informed me of an offer. This was followed through with a survey for the purchaser and an agreed price confirmed between the purchaser and me. Samantha has handled all at distance for me including the bill of sale, and eventual electronic payments direct to my bank account. I can now recommend Samantha and the Boatshed service. My only reservation was the fixed minimum commission which was explained from the outset. This would mean that owners of older and lower valued boats would not find Boatshed’s terms necessarily very attractive.

- A.C. Gosport Boat Yard | Boatshed Portsmouth

Sam has just facilitated the sale of my boat and from start to finish was superb service. I liked her honest approach and that she did the best for both parties to strike a fair deal. I would definitely use her again and would happily recommend her.

- Rob, Portsmouth Harbour | Boatshed Portsmouth

This was a private sale with Boatshed being introduced to help formalise the completion late into the cycle. The owner and the buyer were both new to selling and buying boats - and I do not believe we would have reached an agreement without Boatshed’s involvement. On a second hand boat there is none of the certainty related to a new boat purchase. The survey can and did throw a spanner in the works. There are so many aspects to the sale ranging from financial to technical and emotional it is a real skill to bring both parties together and complete. Whilst the broker represented the seller I also felt that my point of view was properly represented and we ended-up with a fair result all round.

- James, Portsmouth Harbour | Boatshed Portsmouth

Having decided to sell my boat I instructed Boatshed to sell the boat for me and was contacted by Sam. Initially I thought it quite expensive but did not have the time to sell the boat myself. The selling of the boat was far from straightforward and a few problems were encountered along the way. Sam dealt with these problems for me and if she could not then she would point me in the right direction. Sam kept me up to date and was brilliant during the whole process. Having looked back, the fee charged by boasted was well worth the money as had I had to sort out the problems myself I would probably still own the boat and would be pulling what little hair I have left out. Cannot recommend Sam enough.

- Mark Burgess | Boatshed Portsmouth

“A helpful, friendly and knowledgeable team at Boatshed Portsmouth. Despite all the challenges of COVID, lockdown and Christmas! Sam and her team were able to help arrange a smooth, safe and extremely speedy process. From first viewing to handover in under 4 weeks! Quite remarkable when having to contend with Christmas, New Year and Lockdown too ! “

- Graeme. Gosport Premier Marina | Boatshed Portsmouth

Samantha from Boatshed Portsmouth led me through all the processes to sell my boat quickly, was extremely helpful and worked really hard during a difficult time to achieve a good price

- Paul, W. Gosport Premier Marina | Boatshed Portsmouth

We bought our boat through Boatshed Portsmouth and were very happy with the service we received so when we decided to sell the boat, we had no hesitation in using them again. Samantha talked us through both processes every step of the way and always responded quickly to any questions we had. She was always contactable, open, honest and a pleasure to deal with. We would have no hesitation in recommending Boatshed and would certainly use them again. Thanks for all your help and we wish you a happy New Year.

- Pip and Kev Wichman. Gosport Premier Marina | Boatshed Portsmouth

I have just bought my yacht through Boatshed Portsmouth. Despite the ongoing restrictions of COVID, Sam made it an absolute pleasure to do business keeping me updated and informed throughout the process by phone and email. No question was too difficult and she dealt with all aspects from the owner, marina and surveyor through to arranging lift out for inspection. Given difficulty travelling and distance this made sure the whole experience went seamlessly. Definitely 5 stars! I would strongly recommend the excellent service.

- Chris, RNSA | Boatshed Portsmouth

Cheerful, positive, helpful, knowledgeable and pragmatic - what more could someone want from a yacht broker. Thanks for your help!

- Ben, RNSA | Boatshed Portsmouth

Sam works hard to drive forward your boat sale, has great availability and overall does a great job.

- Peter. Gosport Premier Marina | Boatshed Portsmouth

Sam provided great help during the sale of our vessel. Initially guiding us through the Boatshed system and making sure we had a sensible listing and then coordinating various enquiries leading to a successful sale. Sam was patient with us during the whole process and provided us with support (some of which was appropriately robust to ensure correct procedures were followed) during the final sale to reach a satisfactory handover.

- J. Gunwharf Quays | Boatshed Portsmouth

Dear Samantha, Thank you for the good news about completion, and a big thank you for making the whole process of selling my beloved boat so painless. Above all you have been swiftly efficient; I know we got lucky but even so the marketing to find a buyer in Cornwall that quickly was impressive. A big thank you

- Mike, Hornet Sailing Club | Boatshed Portsmouth

I have no hesitation. In recommending Boatshed of Gosport run by Sam Cassell who acted in the purchase by me of a Westerly Griffon. Nothing was too much trouble and she was immediately active in sorting out the few issues that arose with the vessel. All in all a very professional company. New Westerly owner!

- Portsmouth Offshore Group | Boatshed Portsmouth

Sam was key to the successful sale of my Dehler 35. I was looking for a premium price for my highly-specified, well-maintained and lightly-used yacht. She made me renew some features, I wrote the web site details, she conducted some viewings, and I conducted others. I always felt it was likely to sell to an international buyer, and so it proved. One buyer committed to purchase subject to viewing, but subsequently was unable to come to the UK due to lockdown. Sam then introduced another foreign buyer, who offered an improved price. At the last minute, they also could not come to the UK due to COVID. But Sam set up a video viewing for me to ‘show’ the yacht to the buyers. They liked what they saw enough to complete the sale without actually seeing the yacht. Selling internationally is complex, but Sam really knew how to close and cement a deal that is comfortable and safe for both sides. She is committed, tenacious, good fun to work with, and highly recommended. Well done Sam!

- MW. Gosport Boat Yard | Boatshed Portsmouth

I would like to put on record the excellent service I have received from Sam Cassell of Boatshed Portsmouth in Gosport in the sale of my Nicholson 32 and subsequent purchase of a smaller Westerly Nothing was too much trouble and Sam went above and beyond in arranging multiple access and even arranging and negotiating minor work required on the purchase boat The quality and content of the sale photos and detail provided in their sales particulars were first class and achieved a successful sale of an elderly boat I have no hesitation in recommending Boatshed Well done Sam and thanks again Ian Portsmouth Offshore Group

- Portsmouth offshore Group | Boatshed Portsmouth

Dear Samantha, Thank you for all your help and hard work in helping us to sell our boat. We have appreciated your advice and diligence throughout. The timing of the sale was particularly challenging since the boat went onto the market just before the Covid pandemic closed down all activity at a crucial time in the sailing year. When viewing finally became possible, you managed a swift and very professional transaction with which we are extremely well satisfied.

- Yours sincerely John and Gina Guy. Hornet Sailing Club | Boatshed Portsmouth

I sold my boat through Boatshed Portsmouth. The process was simple and straightforward. Sam did a great job when it came to the final stages of the sale, and I felt she wanted both parties to be satisfied and a fair deal to be brokered. I would definitely recommend Boatshed Portsmouth to potential buyers and sellers in the future.

- Thanks Tim | Boatshed Portsmouth

When Boatshed decided to take “Tickymint” on, there was no going back. The boat is 40 years old but does sport a new engine...as does a 1000 others. They made it their mission to find a buyer and whilst the voyage was long and bumpy, Boatshed persevered and triumphed. Throughout the service, monthly viewing stats, personal contact and guidance & importantly, patience with their client never wavered. The result was everything I hoped for... & honestly a tad better service than my best guess. Thank you Sam at Boatshed, great job !

- Thank you Sam at Boatshed, great job ! Gosport Boat Yard | Boatshed Portsmouth

'I was greatly comforted by the way Samantha from Boatshed Portsmouth managed my boat viewing with the vendor. There's so much to take in and I was able to relax and enjoy the process knowing that Samantha would expertly prompt questions I hadn't even thought of! A reassuring way to start owning a boat! Many thanks Boatshed.

- Steve Rush. Haslar Marina | Boatshed Portsmouth

Found the process very simple a positive experience the advert description was clear and concise. Samantha was great to deal with emails responded to promptly and appointments timely.

- Cheers Andrew, Gosport Boat Yard | Boatshed Portsmouth