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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.

Antigua Classic Regatta 2018 - Sponsored by Boatshed.com

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Boatshed sponsor The Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, its got to be the No1 classic sailing event in the Caribbean.

Donating your boat to Sail 4 Cancer Charity

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

At the end of 2017 we were approached by Chris Woods on behalf of the Keith Black Will Trust who wanted to donate his Colvic Countess 33 to Sail 4 Cancer. After considering whether to use her for our family sailing days it was eventually decided that the charity would get more benefit is she was sold and the funds used to give breaks to the many families on the waiting list.

April Auction - Last Chance To Bid...

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Just a quick reminder that this is the last chance to bid in the April Boatbid Auction. The Auction will end at 1900 this evening.

April Boatbid - Auction Open

Friday, 13 April 2018

The auction will run from 0900 on Friday the 13th to 1700 on Tuesday the 17th of April.

Enda o'Coineen returns to Sables d'Olonne after 14500 miles non stop from New Zealand

Monday, 02 April 2018

Enda o'Coineen from Galway arrived in Sables d'Olonne on his open 60 Le Souffle de Nord Team Ireland, non stop from New Zealand after his Vendéeboat was dismasted 300km south of New Zealand during the Vendée Globe. Enda finally completed the Vendée Race with having around 6 severe storms on the trip from New Zealand back to Sables d'Olonne, he had a much rougher weather passage than the Vendée entrants 17 months ago.

First Boat Traffic Island launched in France

Sunday, 01 April 2018

NRI inc (Nautical Roundabout Initiatives Inc) have launched a new traffic island type navigation system in the french port of Les Sables d'Olonne.
Les Sables d'Olonne is the home port of the legendary Vendée Globe Race, this makes Les Sables d'Olonne the world capital of monohull sailing.

The Sables D'Olonne boat show - Vendée Hissez'o

Saturday, 31 March 2018

The Boatshed French team have been busy at the used boat show in Sables D'Olonne Hissez'o (Heave Ho (water)). This show is in it's first year and runs over the Easter Weekend from Saturday 31 to Monday 2nd of April. It's a cross between a boat jumble, classic boat regatta, water festival and a Vendée Globe race meeting, all wrapped up into one.

Boatshed set up for Hissez'o boat show Les Sables d'Olonne

Friday, 30 March 2018

The Boatshed France team are at Les Sables d'Olonne this weekend. We are in exhibition mode for the Vendée secondhand boat show. Hissez'o which is on from March 31 to April 2 at the Quai Garnier, in the French city of boating.

April Boatbid

Thursday, 29 March 2018

The next BoatBid auction will run from the 13th (at 0900) to the 17th (at 1900) of April.

April Boatbid - Catalogue OPEN

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

The April auction is busier than ever with over 75 boats on offer.

Helping with the cost of boat ownership

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Another thing we are committed to at Boatshed is reducing the costs of boat ownership for our customers. Boat buyers will, typically, spend about 20% of the price of a boat on necessary equipment, products and services within the first 12 months of ownership. This expenditure can be considerable and is often overlooked by other brokers. Our Preferred Partners Program is aimed at reducing this expenditure and thereby the overall cost of boat ownership for Boatshed customers.

First Trans Pacific Row By a Blind Person!

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Two retired Royal Marines, Mick Dawson and Steve "Sparky" Sparkes are taking on the Pacific Ocean with nothing but oars and guts to enable the first trans Pacific row completed by a blind person, whilst taking part in the Great Pacific Race from Monterey Bay, Canada to Honolulu, Hawaii.

Golden Globe Race

Friday, 16 February 2018

9 Months Alone At Sea, 30,000 Miles Non-Stop, No Modern Technology, Southern Ocean!

April BoatBid Auction

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

The April BoatBid auction will run from the 13th to the 17th April.

February BoatBid - Auction Open!

Friday, 09 February 2018

The February BoatBid auction is open.

February BoatBid - Catalogue Open

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

February BoatBid - Catalogue Published

February BoatBid - Don't Forget To Enter!

Friday, 22 December 2017

February BoatBid - Entries Close 31/12/2017

February BoatBid - Open To Entries

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Entries Close 24th December.

December Boatbid - Auction Open!

Friday, 08 December 2017

December Boatbid - Place Your Bid!

Colvic Countess 33 for sale for cancer respite charity

Friday, 24 November 2017

This Colvic Countess 33 was donated to Sail 4 Cancer and is for sale with Boatshed Scotland. All proceeds go to help cancer affected families. She was generously gifted to Sail 4 Cancer by Chris Woods on behalf of the Keith Black Will Trust and is currently lying ashore near Loch Fyne in Scotland.