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.
This week sees Boatshed.com pass the 400,000 registered customer mark.
I would like to say hello to my new colleagues Boatshed brokers, customers, and all other boat lovers. Some of you already know that I am recently finished my training in Boatshed HQ and spent few wonderful days in Portsmouth. Now I am ready to start Boatshed Croatia office and to introduce Boatshed brand in Croatia. Regarding that my first duty will be to perform necessary marketing activities and advertise Boatshed Croatia in national nautical magazines and boat shows. Of course I have also planned to be present in Croatian marinas and ports and on disposition to owners and customers as many and possible. Because of its attractiveness and good transport connections, in last several years Croatian Adriatic coast becomes one of most popular cruising areas in Europe so I expect that it will become also new homeport for many new boat owners from UK and other countries. They are welcomed, lot of quality boats here are expecting new crew!
And this was amply proven during a recent excursion to Cowes to watch the P1 Powerboat racing in the company of the guys from Boatshed Hamble, Boatshed Cowes and Boatshed Poole. Time and time again I realised that the reason the Boatshed business works is because each and every one of the team members care passionately about the boats they are selling, the customers they have and the accuracy, attention to detail and all round service that they deliver. But I'm getting ahead of myself just slightly....
The RNLI launches more than 20 lifeboats a day and as Boatshed is part of the RNLI Ambassador scheme, we thought you might like to keep up to date with what's happening around our coastline.
Boatshed Barcelona has on its books a really classic boat (Classic Ocean Cruiser) and the owner had been gently hinting that she wanted us to go out on the open water together so I could see her in all her glory (the boat that is, rather than the owner!)
Boatshed has today announced the first of their Preferred Partners – drum roll please……..Made to Measure Fenders.
Do you ever wonder how your pride and joy gets moved round the world when you pay a shipping company to move it?
By any means possible, make an appointment to see your local Boatshed this weekend. He did.......
Boatshed Cowes, the centre of world sailing has landed, and is being run by the highly-trained, efficient and frankly quite regimental Frank Gelder (but in the nicest possible way).
The Boatshed team were in Birmingham this week and no mission to the Midlands would be complete with a walk along the towpaths of the famous canals in this part of the world.
Boatshed.com this week were at the UK Seawork Exhibition at the Port of Southampton. The traditional Fizz at Five was served every day and Boatshed members from Poole, Hamble, Falmouth, Chichester and HQ in Gosport were on stand to spread the Boatshed message.
So the 9-5 weekdays drag is taking its toll? Looking for a challenge, a lifestyle change?
28/05/2007, 1340 hours Plymouth Sound: sunshine, stiff breeze, sails up, flags flying, Horns ready (the noisy ones), helicopters overhead, bacon and kettle on, engine off heading out to Penlee point ready to greet perhaps one of the most famous and infamous boats of our time on her homecoming from her 2nd circumnavigation.
The world famous Gypsy Moth IV that took Sir Francis Chichester on his historic circumnavigation will be returning to Plymouth for the 2nd homecoming 40 years to the day.
Neil and Mandy Chapman founders of Boatshed Yacht Brokers decided to take a few hours off during a recent visit to the Boatshed Falmouth office, to visit the Maritime Museum. If you are mad about boats you will love this place. What was planned as a quick look ended up being a visit for several hours. "I could have stayed a week" claimed Neil. Here is a selection of photos of the museum. Mandy from Boatshed took to the idea of sailing aboard Hugo Vihlen's yacht "Fathers Day" in which he sailed the Atlantic in 105 days. Interestingly Mandy is actually 6 inches longer than the boat itself ! The boat holds the record for the smallest yacht to have ever crossed the Atlantic at 5'4". Now that's mad about boats :-)
"My sister is 40 this year and she is having a party in Scotland, lets up sail there!"
Launch party at the RNSYC Lowestoft UK
Some areas of the South coast of England have been put on alert for expected very high tides today.
Everyone is setting records these days and you could be excused for missing some stuff in the blur and blurb of publicity that surrounds each attempt.
Boatshed are soaking up the sun and atmosphere in Dubai this week.