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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.

New Instructions – Romilly for sale

New Instructions – Romilly for sale

Wednesday, 08 May 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a Romilly. Designed by Nigel Irens the Romilly was a smaller derivative of the larger Roxanne. As a day boat with occasional overnight stops the Romilly provides superb performance in a design that can be launched and recovered from a trailer. Romilly has a high ballast ratio, the GRP version uses the same cast iron centre board as Roxanne. She has a very fine hull form and a relatively large sail area making for a fast vessel. The original version has a loose footed main on a carbon fibre mast. This Romilly is well presented with recent new covers and is ready for the season ahead. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

How I changed my life – last week!

How I changed my life – last week!

Tuesday, 07 May 2013

Jane Robinson has just taken over Boatshed Torquay. She lives in Dartmouth and so has arranged to share an office with Paul Singer at Boatshed Dartmouth. They are based at Baltic Wharf, Totnes, where boaters can also access lift out, storage, dry storage and workshop facilities. Jane’s partner also works at Baltic Wharf.

New Instructions – Coaster 33 Motor Sailer for sale

New Instructions – Coaster 33 Motor Sailer for sale

Wednesday, 01 May 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a well maintained and upgraded Coaster 33. If you are looking for a really comfortable and spacious motor sailer you should take a look at the Coaster 33. There is excellent headroom throughout the whole boat from aft to fore cabins and the lockers are so big you could stow everything you needed for long term cruising or even a live aboard. The current owners have looked after the boat and used her for local and cross Channel cruising in comfort. They have added extras like cabin heating and have re-upholstered her throughout as well. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

Completion of the Restoration of ‘Pilgrim’ BM45

Completion of the Restoration of ‘Pilgrim’ BM45

Sunday, 21 April 2013

A bright Spring day in Brixham marked the transition from restoration to operations for ‘Pilgrim’ BM45 one of the last remaining Brixham trawlers. Built in 1895 in Uphams Yard in Brixham, Pilgrim cost less than £640 to build, which today has translated into a £1.3 million refit.

How to buy a boat? The process

How to buy a boat? The process

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Before you travel to view a boat, check out all pictures and video of every boat for sale. Our brokers take all their own pictures so you can see the up to date information and full inventory of each boat.

Thinking of selling your boat?

Thinking of selling your boat?

Saturday, 20 April 2013

If you are thinking of selling your boat, then have a chat to one of our Boatshed Brokers and they will explain how Boatshed can help sell your boat and what they will do for you.

New Instructions – Shakespeare 620 Sport RIB  for sale

New Instructions – Shakespeare 620 Sport RIB for sale

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a stunning Shakespeare 620 Sport. Finished in dark blue hypalon tubes, white and piped blue upholstery and equipped with a 150hp outboard this RIB is both attractive and fast! She has been dry stored and launched as required so she has never been antifouled – I could only find one tiny mark on the hull (that will probably polish off anyway). Ample cockpit seating makes this RIB ideal for families or plenty of space for water skis etc. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

New Instructions – Fairline Corniche 31 (tri cabin) for sale

New Instructions – Fairline Corniche 31 (tri cabin) for sale

Friday, 29 March 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a Fairline Corniche 31. This Corniche has been well cared for and comes with a complete service record. The engines (Volvo KAD43) were installed in just 2003. The three cabin layout is the most useful layout with the two berth cabin to starboard opposite the galley. She is clean, tidy and well presented throughout. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

New Instructions – Beneteau Oceanis 311 Clipper for sale

New Instructions – Beneteau Oceanis 311 Clipper for sale

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a lovingly maintained Beneteau Oceanis 311 Clipper. This one owner from new 311 has the benefit of the lifting keel reducing her draft to just over 2’ with the keel up but over 7’ when lowered. The 311 is based on the Figaro racing class hull and therefore offers some quite impressive performance. The Clipper version of the 311 added extra features including the wheel helm and lazy jacks. The current owners have certainly used and enjoyed their 311 and she is very well presented, equipped with a good inventory and is now ready to launch. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

New instructions – Ribeye A600 Custom for sale

New instructions – Ribeye A600 Custom for sale

Friday, 22 March 2013

Ribeye Used Approved are delighted to offer for sale a stunning Ribeye A600 Custom. This boat has less than 7 hours running time on the engine and is offered for sale under the unique Ribeye Used Approved Scheme. All Ribeye Used Approved boats are offered direct from Ribeye Ltd offering you complete confidence and peace of mind when purchasing your secondhand Ribeye. Key features of the scheme include:

New instructions – Ribeye 740sx for sale

New instructions – Ribeye 740sx for sale

Friday, 22 March 2013

Ribeye Used Approved are delighted to offer for sale a stunning Ribeye 740sx. This boat has less than 4 hours running time on the engine and is offered for sale under the unique Ribeye Used Approved Scheme.

New Instructions – Marine Trader Europa 40 for sale

New Instructions – Marine Trader Europa 40 for sale

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a Marine Trader Europa 40. Imported into the UK by the current owner (VAT was paid on import) this trawler yacht offers plenty of living space, a large fly bridge and recently refurbished and installed Ford Lehman engines. Stepping onboard is like boarding a mini ship with a large main saloon and equally large galley to port. Overall she would provide a very comfortable long-range cruising yacht or equally comfortable live aboard. The owner has upgraded a lot of equipment (including a 240v circuit) though there are still some finishing touches required to her refurbishment. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

New Instructions – Hardy Family Pilot 20 for sale

New Instructions – Hardy Family Pilot 20 for sale

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a Hardy Family Pilot 20. These are really great boats for fishing, weekending or just enjoying a day out. This example is well presented, clean and tidy and equipped with nice Honda outboard and road trailer. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

New Instructions – Hallberg Rassy 36 for sale

New Instructions – Hallberg Rassy 36 for sale

Wednesday, 06 March 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a stunning and lovingly maintained Hallbery Rassy 36. There really is not much I can say about the Hallberg Rassy that you don’t already know but for sure you will be pleased to hear that this boat has not only been well maintained and kept up to date in every respect but also that she is incredibly well equipped. Add up all the extras and additions to this yacht and you will quickly appreciate not only the value but that she is also very much ‘ready to go’. When I stepped onboard I could not believe her almost immaculate appearance that our detailed photographs show and I will be delighted to share this with you. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

New Instructions – Hunter Horizon 23 for sale

New Instructions – Hunter Horizon 23 for sale

Wednesday, 06 March 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a Hunter Horizon 23. Designed by David Thomas, the Hunter Horizon 23 was a popular yacht with over 200 being built between 1989 and 1998. With a ballast ratio of over 50%, and an efficient and easily handled three-quarter rig, both fin and twin keel versions sail well. This Hunter 23 has clearly been well looked after by the present owners and maintenance has been kept up to date. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

2013 March boat auction Catalogue now live

2013 March boat auction Catalogue now live

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

The March boat auction which takes place from Friday 22 to Tuesday 26 of March, 2013. Over 40 boats are in the auction.

New Instructions – Maxum 2100SC for sale

New Instructions – Maxum 2100SC for sale

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a Maxum 2100 SC. These are smart sports cuddy cruisers and offer a comfortable cockpit layout with ample seating plus a forward cabin for ‘weekending’ or just stowing gear. This example has been cared for by her owners and is presented in clean condition. She will whip along at around 45 knots so hold on tight! Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

Have you seen this distance and cost calculator?

Have you seen this distance and cost calculator?

Thursday, 07 February 2013

Boatbookings.com offer world-wide yacht charter and sailing holidays, but if you are looking for a sail boat or powerboat for sale in Essex then they have a handy distance and cost calculator that can be used by anyone with access to the Internet.

New Instructions – Zodiac Yachtline 480DL for sale

New Instructions – Zodiac Yachtline 480DL for sale

Wednesday, 06 February 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a lightly used Zodiac Yachtline 480. This is a really smart looking RIB equipped with a fully serviced and maintained Evinrude ETEC (maintenance print outs on file). The boat has been used for light seasonal use only, has never been anti-fouled and kept in dry store when not being used. A great layout with plenty of seating makes this RIB ideal for families. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 5-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.