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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.

All I want for Christmas is…
All I want for Christmas is…
Thursday, 13 December 2012

This week we are able to introduce three more boats that have had their asking price reduced. If you’re looking for an Aquastar, Crownline or Princess boat for sale in Essex we may have the boat you are looking for. As with all Boatshed boats we...

Older Boat Engines: Snog, marry, avoid?
Older Boat Engines: Snog, marry, avoid?
Wednesday, 12 December 2012

When you are looking for a canal boat for sale there is a huge variety of engine choices, of varying ages. While some are quite modern others have been reliably chugging away for years.

New instructions – Ribeye TA480 for sale
New instructions – Ribeye TA480 for sale
Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Ribeye Used Approved are delighted to offer for sale a lightly used Ribeye TA480. This boat has less than 60 hours running time on the engine and is offered for sale under the unique Ribeye Used Approved Scheme.

Boat Retailers and Brokers Code of Practice
Boat Retailers and Brokers Code of Practice
Tuesday, 11 December 2012

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New Instructions – Vancouver 27 for sale
New Instructions – Vancouver 27 for sale
Monday, 10 December 2012

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a Vancouver 27.
The Vancouver 27 was designed by Canadian, Robert B. Harris. In 1974 the first wooden hull was built in England, by Pheon Yachts, and shortly afterwards the design was changed...

Saint Nicolas sets off the festive season
Saint Nicolas sets off the festive season
Friday, 07 December 2012

Saint Nicolas is the patron saint of boatmen or marinier as the French bargees are known. St Nicolas day is December 6th and the residents of the Port of Roanne in central France celebrated it in style. A “fete” traditionally focused around ...

Don’t buy a canal boat – until you've read this as well!
Don’t buy a canal boat – until you've read this as well!
Wednesday, 05 December 2012

If you’re looking for a canal boat for sale, widebeam, narrowboat or barge in London or Hertfordshire you need to know what you are looking for. Last week’s article Don't buy a canal boat! covered size, length and width of boats, types of bert...

Just Listed, Rare Danish Helmsman 47 Sailboat
Just Listed, Rare Danish Helmsman 47 Sailboat
Friday, 30 November 2012

International Yacht Brokers, Boatshed Newport Broker, is announcing new to the Northeast market this very rare Danish made 47' Helmsman sailboat yacht designed by Helmuth Koehler.

#Christmas gifts for boaters and sailors
#Christmas gifts for boaters and sailors
Thursday, 29 November 2012

Whether you’re buying or selling a boat in Essex you’ll know there are all sorts of extras you can buy to make boating more enjoyable or comfortable. Here are some ideas for Christmas gifts for the boater in your life.

Don’t buy a canal boat – until you’ve read this!
Don’t buy a canal boat – until you’ve read this!
Thursday, 29 November 2012

Assuming you’ve calculated the budget you have to spend and secured your finances, you may feel ready to begin looking at used boats for sale. But before travelling London or Herts to view second hand boats for sale do you know whether you are l...

It’s More Than Just 34......
It’s More Than Just 34......
Saturday, 24 November 2012

It’s 34.2! The design of the 2000 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 34.2 makes it function and feel larger than a 34 foot vessel.

Bruce Roberts designed yachts.
Bruce Roberts designed yachts.
Saturday, 24 November 2012

The name Bruce Roberts says something about the design quality and integrity of any yacht. Boatshed Gibraltar has had a number Bruce Roberts designed yachts listed for sale at different times.

Vauxhall Railway Bridge, Gt Yarmouth, Restrictions/Closures
Vauxhall Railway Bridge, Gt Yarmouth, Restrictions/Closures
Friday, 23 November 2012

Change to Notice to Mariners No 15 of 2012 – Vauxhall bridge /closures/restrictions (attached below for information)

New instructions – Ribeye A600 Custom for sale
New instructions – Ribeye A600 Custom for sale
Friday, 23 November 2012

Ribeye Used Approved are delighted to offer for sale a stunning Ribeye A600 Custom. This boat has less than 5 hours running time on the engine and is offered for sale under the unique Ribeye Used Approved Scheme.

Christmas Gifts for Canal Boaters
Christmas Gifts for Canal Boaters
Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Is it that time already? Whether you like narrowboats, wide beams, Dutch barges or any type of liveaboard canal boat there are plenty of Christmas gifts that could help you and your family to enjoy the English canals and rivers.

How to Choose a Marina: Part 2
How to Choose a Marina: Part 2
Monday, 19 November 2012

If you are looking for a boat for sale and are new to boating you may also be looking to find a marina. We have a great article on our blog about how to find a marina but it’s also useful to be aware of the Gold Anchor standards set by The Yacht...

Fireworks on the Canals
Fireworks on the Canals
Thursday, 15 November 2012

The wonderful thing if you’re looking for your first boat for sale is anticipating the freedom that you will soon enjoy, to arrive at some beautiful location or festive event with your own little floating apartment in-tow.

Plymouth to Nigeria - Mission accomplished!
Plymouth to Nigeria - Mission accomplished!
Wednesday, 14 November 2012

The life of a boat broker can be very varied, sometimes rather stressful and often rewarding. Cue a request for a water transport passenger vessel to be purchased from Plymouth and shipped to Lagos the capital of Nigeria!

Class 40 up for auction
Class 40 up for auction
Wednesday, 14 November 2012

This particular Class 40 has been professionally campaigned and achieved success in a number of races. With her class certificate complete and equipment updated in 2008 (all running rigging replaced!)

Immersion suit SurvivalOne 1000 series TEST REPORT
Immersion suit SurvivalOne 1000 series TEST REPORT
Tuesday, 13 November 2012

A group of 8 girls jumped into a life raft for charity for 24 hours with out getting off. #GirlsAdrift they raised approx £5000 for the Sail 4 Cancer charity.

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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.