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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.


Danish SV Capibara - Accident upon accident upon accident…

Danish SV Capibara - Accident upon accident upon accident…

Friday, 02 January 2015

After a very pleasant and successful Christmas Eve, Henrik was again ready to struggle with our very uncooperative engine. The staff on the boat yard where we were, had given him an old piece of rubber, so he could cut the seal for the heat exchanger himself, because it had broken, when the raw water pump was working again. Henrik made it, so it worked (but it wasn't pretty, as he explained), and on Boxing Day we left St. Augustine and headed towards Fort Lauderdale; a 250 nm trip in nearly no wind.

Danish SV Capibara - Christmas in Florida

Danish SV Capibara - Christmas in Florida

Thursday, 01 January 2015

I don’t always think it’s easy being far away from home and especially not during Christmas. I've always celebrated Christmas with my parents except for last year, where we 6 days earlier arrived in Martinique after 31 very long days at the Atlantic Ocean. Then we had our Christmas dinner in a very un-cosy corner of a restaurant in town, and I think we managed to get on the wrong side of each other before the night was over.

Superyacht up for Auction MUST BE SOLD- Try a bid over $199,000

Superyacht up for Auction MUST BE SOLD- Try a bid over $199,000

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Fancy owning Superyacht ?

Danish SV Capibara - We have arrived in Florida!

Danish SV Capibara - We have arrived in Florida!

Monday, 15 December 2014

We have now finally made it to Florida! We arrived in St. Augustine early this morning after two days at sea, which turned out to be quite a cold experience. Henrik found great pleasure in sailing again, though, in spite of the cold weather - and I managed as well.

Boat Auction Catalogue is now LIVE

Boat Auction Catalogue is now LIVE

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Our next boat auction starts just after Christmas with around 60 boats and you can view them all NOW in the auction catalogue has just gone live. You have time before the auction to make an appointment with the broker to view the boat or check out all the photos, full spec of each boat entered into the auction. Any boats that you would like to know more about contact the Boatshed Broker, remember they have been onboard, taken the photos and videos and have met with the Owner of the boat.

Danish SV Capibara - Another week in the ICW

Danish SV Capibara - Another week in the ICW

Saturday, 06 December 2014

Like last week, it was our plan this week to do an overnight sail in the Atlantic in order to move south more quickly, but once again we continued in the ICW. Last week, too much wind was holding us back, and this week, there was too little wind!

Boatshed Newsletter November 2014

Boatshed Newsletter November 2014

Friday, 28 November 2014

Welcome to Boatsheds Newsletter, in it we round-up what Boatshed has been up to in the boat sales market and report on major events and trends in the sector. We are also introducing new and exciting Boatshed products and initiatives to support our customers, and give advance notice of future Boatshed events. With inciteful contributions from customers, brokers in the field and industry experts, its designed to bring together information that we think our customers - sellers and buyers - will find useful and interesting.

Market Report December 2014

Market Report December 2014

Friday, 28 November 2014

Traditionally, boating and boat ownership have been viewed as lifestyle choices which, to a certain extent, resist the ups and downs of economic flux. The desire and passion to get afloat and enjoy all that sailing has to offer results in many people owning boats despite, rather than because of, the financial consequences of so doing. Whilst those considerations still apply to areas of the second-hand, brokerage boat market, the long tail of the recent recessions in the UK and mainland Europe and the general global downturn, has had a real impact upon the marketplace, which has continued during 2014.

New to the market - Jeanneau Merry Fisher 635

New to the market - Jeanneau Merry Fisher 635

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Boatshed Brixham and Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a well presented Merry Fisher 635. A few extra additions in the cabin make a weekend away a little more comfortable with extra stowage, doors to the forecabin (provides heads privacy) and an infill for the berth. She is well equipped with a recent Garmin Fishfinder and also is offered for sale with a 2013 inflatable tender that has only been used once!

Boat Sales from a Different Aspect

Boat Sales from a Different Aspect

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Boatshed have teamed up with professional drone photographers AltiVision to offer a completely new perspective on boats for sale. Launching the products at the PSP Southampton Boat Show, Neil Chapman commented “We have previously done some aerial photography of boats but helicopters and light aircraft make the costs prohibitive. By utilising drones, we hope we are able to bring this service to many people selling their boats with Boatshed”.

Blue Water Cruisers being auctioned during PSP Southampton boat show

Blue Water Cruisers being auctioned during PSP Southampton boat show

Wednesday, 03 September 2014

If you're going cruising and need a boat, then check out these cruising boats that are up for auction 12-16th September.

Performance race boats up for auction in September

Performance race boats up for auction in September

Tuesday, 02 September 2014

Going under the hammer are these performance race boats on 12-16th September.

5 Westerly boats in the next boat auction

5 Westerly boats in the next boat auction

Monday, 01 September 2014

Check out these Westerly boats being auctioned 12-16th September. You can bid with confidence that each boat can be surveyed and sea trialled before you make the finally decision to purchase.

Diary of 2015 Boatshed Events, Boat Shows and Regattas

Diary of 2015 Boatshed Events, Boat Shows and Regattas

Friday, 01 August 2014

Events, Boat Shows and Regattas in which Boatshed plan to participate, or which are of interest to our customers, during 2015.

UK and European VAT issues explained by a leading industry expert

UK and European VAT issues explained by a leading industry expert

Friday, 01 August 2014

This end-of-year review focuses on the VAT 'hot topics' of 2014 and offers a few ideas for boat buyers and sellers to consider for the next year.

How are we doing?  What customers think of our service

How are we doing? What customers think of our service

Friday, 01 August 2014

At Boatshed we encourage feedback from our customers, as a way of monitoring and improving the services we offer. Here are some recent comments we have received:

New to the market - Jeanneau Merry Fisher 8

New to the market - Jeanneau Merry Fisher 8

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a two owner from new, well maintained and very well presented, Jeanneau Merry Fisher 8. 
For cruising, the Merry Fisher 8 offers two distinct living spaces - a large saloon and a forward cabin in a spacious and well-balanced interior layout. The large volume of space on the interior can accommodate a family of four or two couples, featuring a generous forward cabin with a double berth and a saloon that converts into a second double berth. This example has clearly been well looked after – just take a look at the engine bay photos and you’ll appreciate how clean she is.

For Sale - Hunter Ranger 245

For Sale - Hunter Ranger 245

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a one owner from new Hunter Ranger 245. The 245 is another great design from David Thomas and its amazing how much space there is in just under 25’. The self-tacking headsail makes for easy handling, a good-sized cockpit will fit everyone in and the interior feels spacious and light. This example currently lies afloat and is well presented. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

New to the market - White Shark 265

New to the market - White Shark 265

Wednesday, 02 July 2014

Boatshed Dartmouth are pleased to offer for sale a one owner from new, White Shark 265. I have had the pleasure of brokering several White Sharks and they are excellent performers and are also well equipped. The design and layout is always good and the 265 is no exception with two berths and a small galley cleverly concealed in the helm position.

New to the market - Sadler 32 for sale

New to the market - Sadler 32 for sale

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a Sadler 32. This is not just any Sadler 32 but the first one ever built and launched and she has had just two owners from new. A number of improvements have been carried out by the current owner, including new upholstery, new cooker and servicing of the engine. This is a unique and almost collectable Sadler to own! Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.