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BOATS ARE SELLING! This is the message from Yacht Brokers Boatshed.com this week as they report another month of buoyant sales.
An exciting new way of buying and selling boats has arrived on the canals with the launch of the first ever Boatshed Brokerage serving the Inland Waterways. The highly innovative and personal approach of Boatshed internationally has made it the largest and fastest growing boat brokerage in the world. Phil Bassett the proprietor of Boatshed Grand Union saw the potential to bring this “traditional style brokerage, with cutting-edge technology” to inland boaters. The new office is based near Watford and will serve the Grand Union, including the London canals and the River Lee navigation.
There are currently nearly 40 used boats for sale in the auction including everything from a 22’ wooden Buchannan sloop sailing boat to a Fairline Squadron 58 luxury motor boat and all things in between.
"There is nothing like a face to face meeting!" is what we say at Boatshed.com. That's why over 50 Boatshed business owners got together on Friday for the Boatshed European Conference.
One of the most entertaining and inspiring races this side of the 19th century has seen a well deserving Michel Desjoyeaux (FRA) 'FONCIA' held onto the lead since the unfortunate dismasting of Mike Golding (UK) 'ECOVER' whilst he was in first place in the Southern Ocean.
After the success of the first boat auction and by popular demand Boatbid is back !!!
Boatshed spent some time today with Sarah Outen who sets out in March 2009 to become the first female solo rower to cross the Indian Ocean. Sarah is at the London Boat Show with her boat, Serendipity, in a prime spot next to the main stage so go and see her!
Neil Chapman and Boatshed have been chosen as a case study on the UK Government's website to help other businesses to start up. Business Link which is the primary port of call for anyone interested in starting a business interviewed Neil and the piece is now live on their website.
The Boatshed team, along with thousands of visitors, press and boating enthusiasts braved the icy conditions in London this morning to attend the opening of the 55th London Boat Show at ExCel.
On a bright winter's day in Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight, the latest Boatshed office was launched!
In November 2007, the Daily Telegraph (leading UK newspaper) interviewed Neil and Mandy Chapman, MDs of Boatshed and an article appeared in the business section of the newspaper.
The inaugural five day BoatBid auction held at the Sail, Power and Watersports Show at Earls Court has finished and was deemed an absolute success by the team, owners and bidders alike.
The owner of Boatshed Cowes, Frank Gelder, will be opening a new office in Yarmouth on 20th December. This second office, which will run in conjunction with his existing business in Clarence Boatyard, will offer boat owners in the west of the Island more choice when it comes to yacht brokerage.
Last week Steve from Boatshed Falmouth called in on the inaugural Emirates Boatshow in Abu Dhabi.
Day three of the Sail, Power and Watersports Show ended in celebratory fashion with a combined Fizz @ Five, Royal Marine Commando Display and live music on the main stage. The event was attended by hundreds of visitors and exhibitors and entertainment was provided by 8 burly young men throwing themselves around in an unarmed combat display.
Today's news from the Sail, Power and Watersports Show is that the Boatshed Babes, Sarah and Caroline, both decided to help the cause by throwing themselves over the side of the Earls Court Exhibition centre.
Day 2 of the world's biggest boat auction and the bids keep on coming in at BoatBid.com! At many points during the day, all the phone lines were busy, the team were all on their laptops and the visitors kept coming - the BoatBid crew are expert multi-taskers.
As the first day of bidding comes to an end, we thought it would be interesting to catch up with Neil Chapman, MD at Boatshed.com to find out how the auction is panning out.
"Any opportunity to network" is one of the Boatshed buzz phrases. This week members of the Boatshed team are in at the deep-end with the USA's largest boat dealers.