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Check out the boats in our next auction: Catalogue is now live

Check out the boats in our next auction: Catalogue is now live

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Check out the bumper selection of boats in our next auction January 17-21 2014. If you are interested in any boats, you’ll have plenty of time to fit in a viewing before the auction starts on January 17th 2014.

New boat search for Boatshed

New boat search for Boatshed

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

There are various ways you can now search using different criteria.

New to the market – Westerly Konsort for sale

New to the market – Westerly Konsort for sale

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale an ever popular Westerly Konsort. Westerly Konsorts are well regarded for being spacious and for easy handling with good performance under sail and power. This Konsort has been upgraded for Brittany and Channel Island cruising where she is ideally suited to explore remote areas inaccessible to other boats and away from the crowds. Well maintained, she has been a safe family boat enjoyed by the current owner, who is a professional seafarer, for the past 17 years. Most recent improvements include fitting a Beta Marine 28hp engine and gearbox (2009), with upgraded alternator, new stern gear and a calorifier for pumped hot water. In 2013 the standing rigging was replaced. She has davits and duplicate aerials fitted to a gantry which also makes her suitable for mast down cruising in the French Canals.

New to the market - Channel Island 22 for sale

New to the market - Channel Island 22 for sale

Friday, 06 December 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a well maintained and equipped Channel Island 22. This example is fitted with the preferred twin Volvo diesels (recently serviced) offering excellent maneuverability and performance. Below decks she is well appointed including an unused Nelson stove and she is offered to the market with a good and very complete inventory as well. A really superb coastal cruiser – ‘ready to go’.

Maxi Yacht – Maxi Quality.  Maxi 1100 for sale

Maxi Yacht – Maxi Quality. Maxi 1100 for sale

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth and Brixham are delighted to offer for sale a very clean and well presented, one owner from new Maxi 1100. The Maxi yachts are renowned for their sleek, elegant lines, good performance and excellent interior design. Sailing capability is impressive and the current owner assures me even when pressed hard the yacht is stiff and easy to steer. Below decks there is ample teak and the hand made joinery shows attention to detail. The galley is to starboard while to port is a good-sized navigation table with a really large heads aft to port while to starboard is a good sized aft cabin Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

New to the market  - Elan 333 for sale

New to the market - Elan 333 for sale

Monday, 04 November 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are pleased to offer for sale a two owner from new Elan 333 in very well presented condition. The Elan 333 offers good performance and is equally at home around the cans as well as longer voyages and cruises. With an RCD Category of ‘A’ Ocean the world is open to you! She appears to have been well looked after and maintained and has a good sail wardrobe. The layout is excellent with a large heads aft complete with a very good sized wet locker. Cabin heating finishes off a very appealing interior with plenty of wood throughout. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

New to the market - Sigma 33C

New to the market - Sigma 33C

Monday, 04 November 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are pleased to offer for sale a Sigma 33c in very well presented condition. Stepping onboard I was met with a clean and presentable yacht that clearly has had care, attention and money bestowed on her. Between 2005 and 2007 she was refitted including engine, mast, standing rigging and nav gear. About 450 of the Sigma 33’s were built, until production ended in the early 1990s. 'Practical Boat Owner' describe the design as ".... an excellent fast cruiser", and 'Sailing Today' said the design was ".... fast, stable, and of course, a pleasure to sail". Their heavy weather ability was proved early on as two survived the 1979 Fastnet race. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

New to the market – Jeanneau Leader 805 for sale

New to the market – Jeanneau Leader 805 for sale

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Boatshed Brixham and Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a very well presented Jeanneau Leader 805. The owner has clearly spent a lot of time both on updating the boat as well as maintaining her well. The Leader 805 offers superb performance with a good level of comfort. The spacious cockpit area is a great place to socialise and the bathing platform is ideal for those sunny days at anchor in a secluded bay. The all over cockpit enclosure extends the use of this boat for those occasions when the sun is not shining. Recent upgrades include a bowthruster, trimtabs, new navigation equipment and new upholstery. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Brixham and Dartmouth broker.

So Fast Sun Fast! Jeanneau Sun Fast 20 for sale

So Fast Sun Fast! Jeanneau Sun Fast 20 for sale

Friday, 25 October 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a Jeanneau Sun Fast 20 trailer sailer. The Sail Fast is an ideal trailer-sailer with a lifting keel, retractable spinnaker boom and a self-tacking jib (new in 2012). The trailer bearings and brakes have been serviced recently and engine dates from 2006. The mast can be raised and lowered single handedly making this a very versatile and easy yacht to own. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

New Instructions – Moody 31 for sale

New Instructions – Moody 31 for sale

Friday, 18 October 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a Moody 31. These really are superb boats – in fact nearly 300 were built (both MKI and MKII). Of important note are the recent upgrades to this yacht including standing rigging and a new Volvo engine in 2011. Designed by Bill Dixon, the Mk I Moody 31 was built from late 1983 to the end of 1985, at which time it was superseded by the Mk II, which was virtually identical except for the addition of a sugar scoop stern. Production continued until 1991. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

Sailing and a Formal Qualification – A great combination!

Sailing and a Formal Qualification – A great combination!

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Thinking about a career in the marine industry or are you looking for a new direction in your life? Then the Foundation Degree in Yacht Operations might be right for you and although the 2013-2014 term has started there is still time to enrol!

New Instructions – Beneteau Flyer Viva 9.20 for sale

New Instructions – Beneteau Flyer Viva 9.20 for sale

Tuesday, 08 October 2013

Boatshed Brixham and Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a very well presented Beneteau Flyer Viva 9.20. The Flyer 9.20 offers superb cockpit space and a very well appointed spacious interior. To port of the companionway is the large galley area while opposite are the heads and access to the large double cabin. On viewing the boat and taking the photos I was impressed with her very tidy and clean presentation throughout. She is fitted with (reversible) air conditioning though this was wired to a previously installed generator so it would need re-connecting. Or if a generator was required everything is in place to reinstall one. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Brixham and Dartmouth broker.

New Instructions – Beneteau Antares 8 for sale

New Instructions – Beneteau Antares 8 for sale

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a one owner from new Beneteau Antares 8. Fitted with the Nanni 200hp diesel inboard the Antares provides economical cruising in comfort. This Antares 8 has many extras including the very useful cockpit seating (with cushions) and table, which converts into a sensible sunbed too. The full cockpit enclosure ensures whatever the weather the cockpit can be used. Shore power, hot and cold water and holding tank complete a very full package. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

New Instructions – Gibsea 284 for sale

New Instructions – Gibsea 284 for sale

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a Gibsea 284 described by PBO as ‘A wolf in sheep’s clothing’. This is also described as a yacht that performs well and a lively coastal cruiser for a family. This model is fitted with the (simple) lifting keel and twin bilge keels/plates. With her twin rudders she sits quite comfortably on good ground. She is clean, tidy and well presented. Her shallow draft makes her ideal for shallow waters or those who like to take advantage of quieter backwaters. In summary, a really nice boat and one to be viewed soon. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

New Instructions – Sovereign 40 (deck saloon) for sale

New Instructions – Sovereign 40 (deck saloon) for sale

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth and Brixham are delighted to offer for Sovereign 40 deck saloon.

New Instructions – Quicksilver 650 Weekender for sale

New Instructions – Quicksilver 650 Weekender for sale

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Boatshed Brixham and Dartmouth are pleased to offer for sale a Quicksilver 650. The 650 Weekender offers a lot more than just a fast fisher. Still a practical sports fisher with a large open cockpit and wide side decks, but with the added benefit of offering 4 berth accommodation and a proper sea toilet in a separate heads. This makes this boat not only ideal for day fishing trips, but also for longer weekends away. This particular example is well presented, having been meticulously maintained by her current owner. The boat also has the added practicability of a nice 90hp Mariner outboard engine with full service history and 5-year hull warranty. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Brixham and Dartmouth broker.

New Instructions – Dehler 41DS for sale

New Instructions – Dehler 41DS for sale

Monday, 12 August 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth and Brixham are delighted to offer for sale Dehler 41DS. Built by Dehler in Germany in 1998 under the supervision of Germanischer Lloyd over 120 41 DS's were built (until January 2005). In 1998, the boat came top of Cruising World's 'Cruising Boat of the Year and top of their 'full size' category. As with all Dehlers of that vintage, they are known to be strongly constructed and built to a high standard. Without doubt the Dehler 41DS makes a very good liveaboard sailing boat or blue water cruiser. The 41DS is rated for its performance yet very easy handling and down below the deck saloon layout provides plenty of room, air and light. Stowage is extensive, both above and below decks. This example has been recently extensively and professionally upgraded and refitted to a high standard including installation of a new engine and new standing rigging. The executors of the previous owner are offering her for sale and as much detail and information on the yacht has been obtained, especially refit work. However due to the circumstances it has not been possible to verify all the information. Viewings are strictly by appointment and they can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth and Brixham broker.

New Instructions – Hardy Motor Sailer 21 For Sale

New Instructions – Hardy Motor Sailer 21 For Sale

Wednesday, 07 August 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a Hardy Motor Sailer 21. As with all the Hardy’s their name goes before them so you have all the build quality and sea-keeping benefits of the Hardy’s. With bilge keels she will happily take the ground making her ideal for exploring rivers, canals and creeks. This one is nicely upholstered throughout and well presented. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Brixham and Dartmouth broker.

New Instructions – Jeanneau Sun 2000 For Sale

New Instructions – Jeanneau Sun 2000 For Sale

Wednesday, 07 August 2013

Boatshed Brixham are delighted to offer for sale a Jeanneau Sun 2000. The Sun 2000 combines good sailing performance with the flexibility of trailer sailing. However the large cockpit and clever interior layout offers a yacht equally suited to family sailing. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Brixham and Dartmouth broker.

New Instructions – Classic Farne Islander 26 for sale

New Instructions – Classic Farne Islander 26 for sale

Saturday, 03 August 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth and Brixham are delighted to present this beautiful Farne Islander 26. Words are a bit inadequate with a yacht as stylish as this as the photographs say it all. She is absolutely stunning both inside and out – lots of varnished wood inside and teak laid decks. It is believed that this was the only Farne Islander built by McNulty’s so you have here the opportunity to buy a unique, traditional yacht that has been lovingly cared for by her owners.