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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.

TrawlerFest Anacortes – May 17-19

Tuesday, 01 May 2012

Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle is exhibiting in PassageMaker’s 2012 TrawlerFest - Anacortes!

New Instructions – Refitted Sealine S360 Ambassador For Sale

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale an exceptional Sealine 360 Ambassador. This boat must to be seen to be believed. I have tried to convey as best as I can with the photos the exceptional quality of the four year refurbishment that this boat has under-gone, however to truly experience it you must step onboard. All traces of the old Sealine green carpets and dashboard are gone. Installed in 2008 in an immaculate engine bay are 270hp Cummins Mercruiser engines with just over 30 hours on each. She is beautifully and tastefully furnished throughout and everything is of the highest standard and quality. Could I fault this boat? No. If you are looking for a comfortable, near perfectly presented cruiser that you could ‘step on and go’ then this is the boat for you. I’m looking forward to showing you onboard and appointments can be arranged 7-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

RYA Sailability

Saturday, 28 April 2012

2 years ago, Boatshed Barcelona took part in an initiation to sailing for people with disabilities, organised by Sailability Catalunya. That was quite a gratifying experience: see our blog about that here.

Around the Sound for Horizons Childrens Sailing Charity

Friday, 27 April 2012

Stephen and Gill from Boatshed Plymouth are pleased to support the Horizons Children's Sailing Charity which is based in Plymouth.

Warning - river conditions Thames

Thursday, 26 April 2012

If you are planning to be out and about this weekend on the Thames in the delightful April weather we are having please be aware of the river conditions. The warning boards are out...

Now They Got No Use for a Shanty Man

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Ahoy there me hearties; we’ve got Jeanneau boats for sale, Sadler yachts for sale, Bavaria cruisers for sale and Etap yachts for sale. In fact we have quite a selection of sailing boats and yachts for sale in Essex; but how different these modern designs are to the sail boats of yesteryear. The Cutty Sark will be officially re-opened today, and that got me to thinking about how sailing has changed.

Raindrops and price drops.......

Thursday, 26 April 2012

April showers bring May flowers AND the official start of boating season!
Waterline Boats / Boatshed Seattle will help prepare you for the 2012 Pacific Northwest boating season by helping you to find the right boat at the right price. Get started by checking out these recently Reduced vessels by clicking on their links below.

April Weather On The Thames

Monday, 23 April 2012

Everything from sunshine to hail!

New Instructions – Westerly Centaur For Sale

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Boatshed Dartmouth are pleased to offer for sale an example of the ever popular Westerly Centaur. The Centaur as everyone knows turned out to be one of the highest production boats in the UK with over 2000 built. This example has undergone some restoration of late including a refurbished engine and new upholstery. There is still a bit to do but overall she is well presented. Appointments to view can be booked in advance and generally are available 6-days a week

Wroxham Fire Fighters take to the water

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Safety on the water is paramount but ever thought about how the emergency services would reach you should there be a problem? The firefighters at Wroxham Fire Station have recently begun training with a small rescue boat to aid future rescue attempts on nearby Broadland waterways.

A Trailerable Trawler? Truly!

Saturday, 21 April 2012

We’re talking about the Ranger Tugs R-29. This 2010 absolutely-like-new trawler comes standard with everything you could imagine including the galley sink plus many customizations!

New Instructions – Monterey 218LC Diesel For Sale

Friday, 20 April 2012

Boatshed Dartmouth are pleased to offer for sale a Monterey 218LC. This is great looking sports boat and has the distinct advantage of a diesel inboard. She is also fitted with Eberspacer cabin heating – a nice touch indeed with outlets in the saloon and cockpit. She is well presented and has been kept recently on a launch and recovery service. Detailed photos show the standard of both the topsides and underwater hull area. Appointments to view can be booked in advance and generally are available 6-days a week

Steering Failure - Lessons from an unpleasant experience.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Yesterday was a perfect sailing day with a westerly F5 gusting F6. We were taking a Jeanneau 54DS out for a shakedown sail after some adjustments to the in-mast furling gear. We decided to unfurl in the harbour as there were lumpy seas beyond the harbour entrances. Just as we headed into wind we lost  steering on the starboard helm and 30 secs later on the port helm too. Before we knew it the yacht was going round in circles and getting perilously close to the harbour wall and some rocks.

Mooring a Yacht – 7 Top Tips!

Thursday, 19 April 2012

A lot of the second hand boats we have for sale in Essex are sailing boats. We have Moody yachts for sale, racing yachts for sale, Jeanneau boats for sale and much more. When you’re thinking of berthing or mooring your yacht do you ever find yourself daunted by crowded conditions? Manoeuvring under sail is much easier in less crowded harbours. It can be quite intimidating with an audience watching you mooring and anchoring. However, all mooring and anchoring, under sail or power, should be done slowly, with an awareness of the wind and the tide.

Magnificent Fairline 50 for sale

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

I imagine every broker has a boat on their books that stands out above the rest, ..........Well here's mine.


Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Boat of the Month – Botnia Targa 31

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Here is an ideal opportunity, courtesy of Boatshed Port Solent, to acquire one of the most well respected and sought-after boats afloat today!

24th Empuriabrava Used Boat Show

Monday, 16 April 2012

Despite a rather wet couple of days, in the middle of the week long show, the attendance was better than expected during the global financial crisis at the 24th Empuriabrava used boats show here in the Costa Brava, Spain. We managed to convince some owners that this is the prime time to try and attract the fewer buyers that are actively searching for a boat and to reduce the prices of their boats to sell in the current market.

Have You Heard About the RYA Active Marina Programme?

Thursday, 12 April 2012

As you may well know, we are based at Fambridge Yacht Haven; a charming location on the River Crouch, set in the beautiful Essex countryside. Fambridge Yacht Haven have recently joined the RYA Active Marina Programme which aims to encourage Berth Holders and their crew to make the most of life with their boats. With the support of West Wick Yacht Club and local training centre First Class Sailing East Coast, the RYA are launching a new programme of free marina-based training workshops and social meet-ups. We were happy to be the broker that recently sold First Class Sailing East Coast one of their training yachts. There are a number of fun events scheduled throughout the summer, starting off with the programme launch and WWYC Open Day on 19th May. Boatshed Essex will be at the open day and all berth holders and their crew are invited.

Celtic Challenge

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Some of Madoc Yacht Club members from Clwb Rhwyfo Porthmadog, North Wales will row from Arklow in Ireland to Aberystwyth as part of the Celtic Challenge sometime between May 4th-7th weather permitting. It’s a gruelling 100 mile race across the Irish sea.