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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.

MTA - the Maritime Training Academy’s Diploma in Yacht Brokerage
MTA - the Maritime Training Academy’s Diploma in Yacht Brokerage
Thursday, 04 June 2015

Boatshed is delighted to announce its endorsement of the Maritime Training Academy's Diploma in Yacht Brokerage, the leading distance learning course to train and prepare new brokers for the used boat industry. Boatshed is working with the MTA to...

BWML (British Waterways Marinas) and Boatshed
BWML (British Waterways Marinas) and Boatshed
Thursday, 04 June 2015

We are delighted to announce our new relationship with BWML. BWML is part of the UK’s Canal & River Trust (formally, British Waterways) a national charity whose primary role is the custodian and navigation authority for around 2,000...

Danish SV Capibara - Capibara is ready for the hurricane season
Danish SV Capibara - Capibara is ready for the hurricane season
Monday, 01 June 2015

After a couple of days of hard work to get Capibara ready to be left in the potential hurricane stricken Florida, we’ve now left the boat hoping that it will look the same when we return in the fall.

COMPETITION: Win a SUP Paddleboard
COMPETITION: Win a SUP Paddleboard
Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Red Paddle Co – the worlds leading inflatable SUP manufacturer have teamed up with Boatshed.com – International Yacht Brokers to offer you the chance to WIN a 10’6″ Ride board.

Danish SV Capibara - Dangerous animals and dangerous weather
Danish SV Capibara - Dangerous animals and dangerous weather
Sunday, 24 May 2015

We have now arrived at our final destination for the summer. In the middle of Florida near Lake Okeechobee there’s a marina that claims to be a hurricane hole. There is some debate whether or not this is at all possible, but nevertheless we are ...

Danish SV Capibara - Back in Florida
Danish SV Capibara - Back in Florida
Friday, 15 May 2015

In the middle of March, when we arrived in Bimini, we thought we would only be in the Bahamas for 4-5 weeks, and because of that we only got 50 days on our visa. But we hadn’t been there for long, before we agreed that there of course wasn...

Specialist boat auction for American boats
Specialist boat auction for American boats
Thursday, 14 May 2015

We are currently running a specialist boat auction for American boats, with BoatBid.com, bidding ends on May 20th. The boat auction process means you can bid with confidence, each boat can be surveyed and sea trialled before you make the final dec...

Danish SV Capibara - Back in the comfort zone with an engine
Danish SV Capibara - Back in the comfort zone with an engine
Friday, 08 May 2015

The first summer, Henrik and I sailed together, we were at one time anchored south of Ibiza. One afternoon, a small sail boat entered the anchorage under sail. They lowered the anchor, and then backed it in under sail. After taking the sails down,...

Danish SV Capibara - One weather system after another
Danish SV Capibara - One weather system after another
Sunday, 03 May 2015

This week, we’ve spent most of our time looking at weather files. Luckily, the forecasted storm didn’t turn out as bad as expected, and the dangerous-looking red spots on the weather map went north of Bahamas, but the weather has still bee...

Danish SV Capibara - No starter motor, No Engine, No Power!
Danish SV Capibara - No starter motor, No Engine, No Power!
Saturday, 25 April 2015

In the previous almost 14 days, we’ve been reduced to being only a sailboat, since we haven’t succeeded in finding a replacement for our failing starter. We quickly gave up trying to find one in the unpopulated Berry Islands and instead headed...

Danish SV Capibara - Without an engine, you must sail
Danish SV Capibara - Without an engine, you must sail
Friday, 17 April 2015

When we last week sailed across the Great Bahama Bank, Henrik made a big deal about being a sail boat. We therefore had to tack the 75 nautical miles across the bank averaging 2-3 knots. Fuel in the Bahamas is at least twice the price as in Fl...

Why Boatshed can sell your boat
Why Boatshed can sell your boat
Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Boatshed is one of the largest international yacht brokerages in the world, specialising in the sale and purchase of second-hand sail and motor boats. The original business, set up in Milford Haven Marina some 15 years ago, by seasoned sailor...

Danish SV Capibara - Good times in Bimini
Danish SV Capibara - Good times in Bimini
Sunday, 05 April 2015

Since we left home and began our journey as cruisers, we’ve generally always been in a bit of a hurry. It seems like we’re always going somewhere, where we should have been the day before. If we stay in one place for several days, it’s norma...

PRESS RELEASE:  Finding the perfect boat
PRESS RELEASE: Finding the perfect boat
Thursday, 02 April 2015

There are millions of boats for sale across the world at any moment in time. In the UK for example, it is estimated that there are currently between 100,000 and 200,000 boats for sale, and the picture is the same in most boating regions. In such a...

Beluga Whales sighted as far south as Isles of Scilly
Beluga Whales sighted as far south as Isles of Scilly
Wednesday, 01 April 2015

Recent confirmed sightings of the critically endangered Sturgeon Whales near the Isles of Scilly. Marine conservation specialists are extremely worried that these Whales (also know as Beluga Whales) have travelled so far south into warmer ...

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 c...

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...

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...

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 lo...

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.

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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.