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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.


Currency news - British pound, all time high against the Euro

Currency news - British pound, all time high against the Euro

Friday, 13 March 2015

With the British pound is on a seven year high against the Euro which could remain for the next few months and is excellent news for boat buyers. As the Euro continues to slide British pound, if you are thinking of buying a boat in the Euro zone can take advantage of this shift, with Portugal and Spain offering some of the lowest travel and accommodation costs in the EU, making it very attractive to look for boats on these shores. With Boatshed offices covering France, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Croatia and Gibraltar its worth comparing the currency rates to get the best deal for your money and to get your perfect boat.

Danish SV Capibara - The Boat Yard Blues

Danish SV Capibara - The Boat Yard Blues

Sunday, 01 March 2015

Another week at the boatyard… Argh!!! Just as we thought, we were ready to be launched, nothing seems to be going our way. First our new foghorn broke, just as the mast was ready to be put back on the boat, so we had to wait and get the foghorn exchanged.

Danish SV Capibara - Still on land

Danish SV Capibara - Still on land

Saturday, 21 February 2015

I don't know if this is the case in other boat yards, but where we are, the main part of the conversations is about when you hope to be back in the water. The cruiser next to us says that he’s been saying next week since August, but maybe he’s been a bit too optimistic! So far we've only said next Monday twice, but mid this week we already started saying Monday or Tuesday. I just really hope that next week I don't have to write: Another week at the boatyard!

Danish SV Capibara - Always more work!

Danish SV Capibara - Always more work!

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Before New Years, when we got the boat on land, we couldn’t wait to get the boat back in the water again. The other cruisers on the yard had been there for several months, but to us it seemed completely unlikely that we would stay on the yard longer than what was absolutely necessary. Now we’ve been here for so long, though, that we’re starting to feel at home, and we could easily stay here for the rest of the season just fixing the boat!

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston receives sailing honour

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston receives sailing honour

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Sir Robin has won the Yachtsman of the Year award for the fourth time. At 75 the sailing Legend and Grey Power his Open 60 was third in the Route Du Rhum Race from St Malo to Guadaloupe.

Boat Auction - Just over 24 hours left to make a bid

Boat Auction - Just over 24 hours left to make a bid

Monday, 12 January 2015

Just 24 hours left to make a bid, the auction finishes tomorrow Tuesday 13th Jan at 19.00 GMT.

Danish SV Capibara - Accident upon accident upon accident…

Danish SV Capibara - Accident upon accident upon accident…

Friday, 02 January 2015

After a very pleasant and successful Christmas Eve, Henrik was again ready to struggle with our very uncooperative engine. The staff on the boat yard where we were, had given him an old piece of rubber, so he could cut the seal for the heat exchanger himself, because it had broken, when the raw water pump was working again. Henrik made it, so it worked (but it wasn't pretty, as he explained), and on Boxing Day we left St. Augustine and headed towards Fort Lauderdale; a 250 nm trip in nearly no wind.

Danish SV Capibara - Christmas in Florida

Danish SV Capibara - Christmas in Florida

Thursday, 01 January 2015

I don’t always think it’s easy being far away from home and especially not during Christmas. I've always celebrated Christmas with my parents except for last year, where we 6 days earlier arrived in Martinique after 31 very long days at the Atlantic Ocean. Then we had our Christmas dinner in a very un-cosy corner of a restaurant in town, and I think we managed to get on the wrong side of each other before the night was over.

Superyacht up for Auction MUST BE SOLD- Try a bid over $199,000

Superyacht up for Auction MUST BE SOLD- Try a bid over $199,000

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Fancy owning Superyacht ?

Danish SV Capibara - We have arrived in Florida!

Danish SV Capibara - We have arrived in Florida!

Monday, 15 December 2014

We have now finally made it to Florida! We arrived in St. Augustine early this morning after two days at sea, which turned out to be quite a cold experience. Henrik found great pleasure in sailing again, though, in spite of the cold weather - and I managed as well.

Boat Auction Catalogue is now LIVE

Boat Auction Catalogue is now LIVE

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Our next boat auction starts just after Christmas with around 60 boats and you can view them all NOW in the auction catalogue has just gone live. You have time before the auction to make an appointment with the broker to view the boat or check out all the photos, full spec of each boat entered into the auction. Any boats that you would like to know more about contact the Boatshed Broker, remember they have been onboard, taken the photos and videos and have met with the Owner of the boat.

Danish SV Capibara - Another week in the ICW

Danish SV Capibara - Another week in the ICW

Saturday, 06 December 2014

Like last week, it was our plan this week to do an overnight sail in the Atlantic in order to move south more quickly, but once again we continued in the ICW. Last week, too much wind was holding us back, and this week, there was too little wind!

Boatshed Newsletter November 2014

Boatshed Newsletter November 2014

Friday, 28 November 2014

Welcome to Boatsheds Newsletter, in it we round-up what Boatshed has been up to in the boat sales market and report on major events and trends in the sector. We are also introducing new and exciting Boatshed products and initiatives to support our customers, and give advance notice of future Boatshed events. With inciteful contributions from customers, brokers in the field and industry experts, its designed to bring together information that we think our customers - sellers and buyers - will find useful and interesting.

Market Report December 2014

Market Report December 2014

Friday, 28 November 2014

Traditionally, boating and boat ownership have been viewed as lifestyle choices which, to a certain extent, resist the ups and downs of economic flux. The desire and passion to get afloat and enjoy all that sailing has to offer results in many people owning boats despite, rather than because of, the financial consequences of so doing. Whilst those considerations still apply to areas of the second-hand, brokerage boat market, the long tail of the recent recessions in the UK and mainland Europe and the general global downturn, has had a real impact upon the marketplace, which has continued during 2014.

New to the market - Jeanneau Merry Fisher 635

New to the market - Jeanneau Merry Fisher 635

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Boatshed Brixham and Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a well presented Merry Fisher 635. A few extra additions in the cabin make a weekend away a little more comfortable with extra stowage, doors to the forecabin (provides heads privacy) and an infill for the berth. She is well equipped with a recent Garmin Fishfinder and also is offered for sale with a 2013 inflatable tender that has only been used once!

Boat Sales from a Different Aspect

Boat Sales from a Different Aspect

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Boatshed have teamed up with professional drone photographers AltiVision to offer a completely new perspective on boats for sale. Launching the products at the PSP Southampton Boat Show, Neil Chapman commented “We have previously done some aerial photography of boats but helicopters and light aircraft make the costs prohibitive. By utilising drones, we hope we are able to bring this service to many people selling their boats with Boatshed”.

Blue Water Cruisers being auctioned during PSP Southampton boat show

Blue Water Cruisers being auctioned during PSP Southampton boat show

Wednesday, 03 September 2014

If you're going cruising and need a boat, then check out these cruising boats that are up for auction 12-16th September.

Performance race boats up for auction in September

Performance race boats up for auction in September

Tuesday, 02 September 2014

Going under the hammer are these performance race boats on 12-16th September.

5 Westerly boats in the next boat auction

5 Westerly boats in the next boat auction

Monday, 01 September 2014

Check out these Westerly boats being auctioned 12-16th September. You can bid with confidence that each boat can be surveyed and sea trialled before you make the finally decision to purchase.

BUMPER ENTRIES for Septembers boat auction - VIEW CATALOGUE

BUMPER ENTRIES for Septembers boat auction - VIEW CATALOGUE

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

September is the biggest auction yet with 60+ boats all going under the hammer in 30 days. See auction dates here