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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.

Boatbid Auction - Grab a bargain!

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Boatshed Dartmouth are pleased to announce that they have a number of boats in the current catalogue for the next auction starting 28th June. is Boatshed Yacht Brokers’ auction system.

New Instructions – Salcombe Launch 16 (ex demonstrator) for sale

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Boatshed Dartmouth are pleased to offer for sale an ex-demonstrator model of the Salcombe Launch. The Salcombe Launch was originally designed by one of Salcombe’s best known shipbuilders, Edgar Cove. The Salcombe Launch has a displacement hull, a high freeboard and a spacious deep interior, making it dry and very stable. The traditional transom-hung large rudder with tiller steering makes the boat easy to manoeuvre in any conditions. There is ample stowage in lockers forward, aft and under the cockpit seats. She is fitted with mahogany rubbing strakes, stainless steel deck fittings and the 13.5hp Beta inboard sits in a sound-proofed moulded engine box. This example is available now as an ex-demonstrator with considerable savings on the new price and comes complete with sprayhood and cockpit cushions (usually extras). These really are stunning looking boats and feedback I have received from owners is nothing short of glowing in every respect. Viewings are by prior appointment with your Boatshed Dartmouth broker, Paul Singer and are available 6-days a week.

What our customers say about us?

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Read below to find out what our customers are saying about Boatshed Bourgogne & Boatshed midi Canals specialist inland waterways Yacht & Boat Brokers based in France... – Summer Auction

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle is again offering boats through’s BoatBid online auction. This international auction is a proven process to market boats in a unique and effective way. This is NOT an eBay-style auction — these are boats after all, and any buyer will want to be cautious to ensure a survey, a demonstration and maybe other contingencies are factored into the purchase process. BoatBid respects that! We’re all about making buyers and sellers comfortable and confident throughout the transaction. BoatBid is a good way to connect potential buyers with sellers — and the boat of their dreams!

RNLI flare amnesty and lifejacket check 1/7/2012 on the Thames

Monday, 25 June 2012

Penton Hook Yacht Club are holding their Regatta on Sunday 1st July 12:00 - 17:00 in attendance will be the RNLI and Boatshed Thames.

Boatshed enters top 40 per cent of the best million websites on the planet

Monday, 25 June 2012

Judging by its millions of users and visitors worldwide, it’s clear that is a popular website. But now it’s been proven as it has been listed in the top 40 per cent of the best million websites on the planet.

New selection of boats up for auction this Summer

Monday, 25 June 2012

A fresh batch of boats will soon be available to bid on through Boatshed Yacht Brokers’ auction system,

UK Government uses Boatshed as an example to budding entrepreneurs

Monday, 25 June 2012

Boatshed’s clever use of technology and customer-focussed processes have been heralded as a shining example by the UK Government.

What’s it really like living on a boat?

Monday, 25 June 2012

You read the glossy brochures and you see the boats at the shows. But when it’s pouring with rain and freezing cold in the winter what’s it really like living on a boat? Boatshed spills the beans...

Size matters - sell your boat with the biggest yacht brokerage in the world

Monday, 25 June 2012

In a world filled with technical jargon, confusing offers and dogs winning TV talent shows it can sometimes be hard to see the wood from the trees.

America's Cup Newport

Monday, 25 June 2012

2012 America’s Cup Race is coming this week to Newport and we at Boatshed Newport are so excited. You will notice that the boats racing this week are a little different than your traditional sail boat. Here’s a refresher on the traditional sailboats you may see in Newport Harbor during the America’s Cup Festivities.

Our Top Six Boats for Sale

Sunday, 24 June 2012

We have a range of power and sail boats here at Boatshed North Wales. Here are our top six most viewed boats.If you wish to speak to a broker Please Contact

The 2012 Pin Mill Smack Race

Saturday, 23 June 2012

This weekends event is one of Suffolks maritime regulars, 2012 is the seventh annual event for Smacks and ex working craft based upon the Orwell and Stour and Deben rivers.

Who Saves Lives on the Essex Coast?

Thursday, 21 June 2012

The Essex coast has so many good places to visit by boat. Whether you cruise by sailboat or motorboat this coast can be both fun and challenging. You have to be aware of the sandbanks and the tides. Do you enjoy Essex with a Beneteau or a Jeanneau? Do you prefer Fairline, Sunseekers or Westerly boats? When you’re looking for a boat for sale in Essex what safety features and equipment do you look for?

Time for a sea change?

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Call it a "sea change", a "lifestyle change", a "mid-life crisis" or "whatever floats your boat"! This opportunity could be all or any of those.

Recently Listed For Sale

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Boatshed Plymouth are very pleased to have recently listed this lovely Hunter Delta 25.

The Braunston Boat Rally

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

We’ve got a wide variety of boats for sale here at Boatshed Grand Union, including Dutch barges and project boats. We also have wide beams for sale and houseboats with permanent moorings. We even have a historic narrowboat for sale. However when you’re thinking about canal boats a major difference between narrowboats is the cruiser or traditional stern. appointed new brokerage provider by British Waterways Marinas Ltd.

Friday, 15 June 2012

British Waterways Marinas Ltd, one of the largest marina operators in the country, has appointed as its sole provider of brokerage at its marinas in the South and West.

When Does British Summertime Officially Start?

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

I’ve blogged several times this year about not having enough water in the canal, and now that it’s June I can barely face venturing onto the front deck because the rain is relentless! (I’m writing this on Monday but anything could happen in the next few days!)

New Instructions – Sovereign 32 for sale

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a truly superb Sovereign 32. The presentation and specification of this yacht is truly outstanding and I challenge anyone stepping onboard not to feel both impressed but also immediately comfortable in the spacious saloon. The vendors have spent a lot of time and money on improvements and updates – all to a very high standard. Most importantly the engine has been replaced with a Nanni (2005) and the teak decks were replaced in 2006. At the same time she was re-wired as well. Please note that this yacht is offered very well equipped and complete with a lot of inventory. The sprayhood shown in the photos is the ‘second sprayhood’ there is also available a No1 included in the sale. Early viewing is recommended.
Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.