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.
Boatshed the World’s Largest Yacht Broker’s are looking for enthusiastic people to join our team. We are especially interested in speaking with people in Australia and New Zealand.
What an amazing weekend it turned out to be for the thousands of people who came out in their droves to support Land Rover BAR in their attempt to qualify for the Louis Vuitton America's Cup finals in Bermuda in 2017. By the end of day one's racing, the UK team were in 2nd place. On day 2 everything was going well for Ben's team and they got first overall scraping past US Team Oracle the Defending Cup holders by just 1 point!
Alex Thomson has just completed the NY Vendee, sailing single handed 3100nm non stop and finishing a very respectable third place. Currently in training for the Vendee Globe this November, he took time out of his busy schedule to chat to Sam from Boatshed Performance and answer a few of her questions.
Bidding has just begun for the July 2016 Boatbid!
Maroje Mose has been working as part of Boatshed's Central Sales Team as our broker for Boatshed Croatia since early 2016. We thought it would be a nice idea to find out a little more about him.
This week we are turing the spotlight to a Custom Staysail Schooner which is currently lying San Diego, California.
Are you using Boatshed's new 'Saved Searches' tool. Quite simply, when looking for a boat on any Boatshed website, you can save your search and then receive a e-mail when a new boat/s matches your requirements.
We want our customers to feel valued, informed and, well…… loved. Instead of us keeping all the useful information about boat sales to ourselves, we have developed some tools to allow our customers to keep themselves informed whilst selling a boat and when looking for a new boat.
Last year Edward Kay joined the Boatshed Team, setting up Boatshed Riviera in the South of France as a new franchisee broker. A second broker, Solenne Vaudin d’Imecourt, now assists him. Edward has had a lifetime love affair with boating and the South of France, owning a classic power boat himself, and Boatshed Riviera is fast becoming a go-to brokerage for, in particular, large, luxury power boats.
These days there are lots of ways for an owner to try and sell a boat, from advertising it on Ebay or in a local newspaper, to handing it over exclusively to a professional broker. Nevertheless, at Boatshed we remain firmly of the view that the best option for selling a used boat continues to be Boatshed.com!
BoatBid enables the boat buyer to bid with the confidence that any boat can be surveyed and sea trialed before you make the decision to purchase. The transaction is handled by one of Boatshed's brokers.
Buying and selling a boat can be quite a daunting process, not to mention emotional, especially if you are selling something that has given you a tremendous amount of fun, challenges and happiness over the years and has become close to your heart.
Boatshed Newsletter Summer 2015 - we have news and articles including - WIN a PADDLEBOARD Competition - How does Boatshed sell boats twice as fast? - News from America - The Truth about the used boat market - Life on a canal boat - 56 Point Boat checks - Join Planet Boatshed - plus why you absolutely need to SUP!
Many of the conditions and trends in the international used boat market that I reported upon in November 2014 continue and remain highly relevant to boat sales today. Overall, the market can be summarised as follow:
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 miles of canals and rivers across England and Wales. Boatshed is now the exclusive external broker in most of BWML’s 20 locations, available to assist our customers with the sale and purchase of Narrowboats and other inland waterway vessels. Our brokers in these locations are experts in these specialist craft and familiar with the unique pleasures of inland boating.
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 offer graduate brokers effective routes into the industry using Boatshed's market leading sales platform.
At the Southampton Boat Show last year, Boatshed, together with the Marine Inspection Association of leading marine surveyors, introduced the use of IPAs when selling used sail and motor boats. An IPA is a further tool to increase the transparency of a used boat offered for sale. Boats we sell can be physically inspected, assessed and reported upon by an experienced, independent, marine surveyor before, or whilst they are listed. Up to 55 critical areas of a second-hand boat are assessed and the IPA report can be viewed by an interested buyer alongside the boat’s details.
The Boatshed Network continues to grow: We are delighted to welcome to the group:
Paul Diffin at Boatshed Lancashire in UK, Rolv Reissiger at Boatshed Penang in Malaysia, Edward Kay at Boatshed Riviera in France, Billy and Jo Hallam at Boatshed Plymouth. Also, we are in the process of welcoming new brokers for Boatshed South of France and Cumbria and Brixham.
Where to find the Boatshed crew during summer 2015
Back in the glory days, before the last recession, when the world was awash with cash and boat shows were held at Earls Court, I first came across Boatshed holding one of their famous Fizz at Five sessions. Their stand was near my Canal Experience Training stand and at the end of a hard day exhibiting, a glass of Fizz (in a plastic glass) was very welcome.