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New Instructions – Hardy Mariner 26 for sale

New Instructions – Hardy Mariner 26 for sale

Friday, 12 July 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a two owner from new Hardy Mariner 26. Introduced in September 1998 this shaft-driven cruiser combines the very best Hardy features with a modern planning underbody. This example is equipped with the 230hp Yanmar diesel provides good performance and planning capability. The wheelhouse, which can be enclosed or opened fully using four framed teak doors, allows full standing headroom. The cabin accommodates 3 and contains a galley, locker space and toilet/shower compartment. Traditional wide side decks are apparent with easy access and there is an abundance of stowage. This Hardy Mariner is very well presented with low hours, full service history and full documentation. The current owners have used her as a day boat only so the accommodation has hardly been used. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

New Instructions – Crownline 250CR for sale

New Instructions – Crownline 250CR for sale

Friday, 12 July 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a Crownline 250CR. This is the ideal ‘fast cruiser’ with the added bonus of good accommodation, separate proper heads, galley area and a really comfortable cockpit layout. She is well presented and has just been serviced. Subject to negotiation there is the option to remain on her fantastic berth on the River Dart until 2014. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

New Instructions – Sea Ray 240DA Sundancer for sale

New Instructions – Sea Ray 240DA Sundancer for sale

Tuesday, 02 July 2013

Boatshed Brixham and Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a one owner from new, Sea Ray 240 DA Sundancer. This boat has clearly both been well looked after and lightly used. I struggled to find so much as a mark on the topsides and with just 112 hours on the engine (and serviced to date) she is both well-presented and ready to go. The 240 has a good layout with aft cabin and a really well laid out cockpit with ample seating. The interior is complimented with a good galley area, microwave and sink. To the starboard is a good sized heads with Vacu flush heads. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Brixham and Dartmouth broker.

New Instructions – Fisher 34 MKII for sale

New Instructions – Fisher 34 MKII for sale

Monday, 01 July 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale an incredibly well presented and maintained Fisher 34. Designed by Wyatt and Freeman in 1977, the Fisher 34 was in continual production, with minor variations to internal layout and fit-out, from then until around 2010. The Fisher 34 is a traditionally styled motor-sailer on the general lines of a North Sea fishing boat, of very heavy displacement, and with an excellent reputation for seaworthiness. The Fisher 34 is generally regarded as the model in the Fisher range with the best sailing performance. This example has been meticulously maintained and documented – on file and onboard are full details of every maintenance item, operating manuals, service sheets and much more. This boat really is ready to go and with a significant inventory there is not really much you’ll need to do or add. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

New Instructions – Yamaha Waverunner FX Cruiser HO for sale

New Instructions – Yamaha Waverunner FX Cruiser HO for sale

Monday, 01 July 2013

Boatshed Brixham are delighted to offer for sale a Yamaha Waverunner FX Cruiser High Output. This lightly used (just 60 hours) jetski has been well maintained and looked after. Recently serviced she is now ready to go and comes complete with a Bramber roller trailer and all over cover. The FX Cruiser HO offers a 3-seater layout and 60mph performance. Packed with features like a Reverse Traction Control, electronic throttle and multi-function digital display the FX Cruiser HO is both practical and luxurious. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Brixham and Dartmouth broker.

New Instructions – Elan Impression 344 for sale

New Instructions – Elan Impression 344 for sale

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a one owner from new, well maintained and presented Elan Impression 344. This yacht was purchased 'as new' in May 2011 having been used as a boat show model after commissioning in 2009. The navigation equipment was all installed in 2011 and on purchase (VAT paid) in May 2011 the yacht had only sailed 30 miles. This yacht has been maintained by Volvo main agents since purchase and is also equipped with many extras including folding helm wheel, bimini, cabin heating (2012), charts, safety gear and much more besides. The 344 is a true cruising yacht designed and built for offshore cruising with exceptional seaworthiness in its class and an absolute gem to sail in a relaxed easy-to-sail manner. All sail controls are brought back to the cockpit, enabling the boat to be easily handled by a small crew if required. Splendidly designed and surprisingly spacious, the interior is light and airy with most generous headroom for her size. Of particular note is the huge heads and shower. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

New Instructions – Westerly Regatta 260 for sale

New Instructions – Westerly Regatta 260 for sale

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a very well presented Westerly Regatta 260. Only ten of the Regattas were built between 1993 and 1996. This was at a time when Westerly were emerging from bankruptcy and there was not much money to develop whole new boats. Instead existing moulds were often used with modifications but in the case of the Regatta range they benefited from totally new interiors., designed by famous boat interior designer Ken Freivokh. The result is a very well crafted layout using quality materials. Stepping on board this did not feel like a 1990’s boat – she is clean, light and airy and clearly has been well looked after. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

Get BIDDING: June Boat Auction

Get BIDDING: June Boat Auction

Thursday, 13 June 2013

The next Boat Auction starts at 09.00 Friday June 14th 2013

New Instructions – J80 for sale

New Instructions – J80 for sale

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a successfully competitive J80. This J80 has competed at the highest levels, achieving numerous firsts in national championships and 5th in the European championships in 2010. Equipped with new sails in 2012 for the J80 worlds and maintained by Baltic Wharf she is in dry store and ready to go. The branding on the hull is removable and will be removed by the vendor prior to sale if not required. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

New Instructions – Hunter Pilot 27 for sale

New Instructions – Hunter Pilot 27 for sale

Saturday, 08 June 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a well presented Hunter Pilot 27. The Hunter Pilot 27 was built from 1996 to 2005, with around 100 in total produced. They are really not referred to as bilge-keelers, the term 'twin fin' being preferred to emphasise the performance. The two keels are asymmetric, and angled, to provide lift when heeled. In practice, there is little performance difference in most conditions between fin and bilge-keeled British Hunters. The Hunter Pilot 27 is one of the smallest true deck saloon sailing yachts, and thanks to Hunter's efficient 'twin fin' bulbed bilge keels even the bilge-keel version performs well. This Pilot 27 appears to have been well looked after including a recent engine service Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

New Instructions – Arvor 230AS for sale

New Instructions – Arvor 230AS for sale

Saturday, 08 June 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale an Arvor 230AS. This Arvor has had just one owner from new and has generally been kept on a launch and recovery service. Maintenance has been kept up to date and she is well presented. The 230AS has the live well with pumped inlet water and a raw water wash down too. Rod holders and bench seats in the cockpit make useful additions whether for fisherman or family. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

New Instructions – Fairline Targa 29 for sale

New Instructions – Fairline Targa 29 for sale

Tuesday, 04 June 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a well presented Fairline Targa 29. The Targa 29 was introduced in 1996 with a variety of engine options – the Volvo KAD32 probably being the best option to go for with good acceleration and something around 38 knots top speed. The interior is light and spacious with a good sized aft cabin and well appointed galley. The teak platform has already recently been replaced and the engines and out drives serviced. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Brixham broker.

New Instructions – Jeanneau Merry Fisher 635 for sale

New Instructions – Jeanneau Merry Fisher 635 for sale

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Boatshed Brixham are delighted to offer for sale an incredibly well presented Merry Fisher 635. This is a really excellent example of these popular boats. The detailed photos show how well presented she is and I would draw your attention to the bilge photo, which was taken underneath the engine – there is not a trace of oil there! A few extra additions in the cabin make a weekend away a little more comfortable with extra stowage and an infill for the berth. All in all this is a Merry Fisher not to be missed. Included in the sale is a recent engine service by local marine engineers so she is ready to go for this season. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

June Boat Auction - Preview boats

June Boat Auction - Preview boats

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

The next boat auctions starts on June 19th at 09.00 GMT 2013.

Invitation to Try A Boat Free! Dartmouth

Invitation to Try A Boat Free! Dartmouth

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Try A Boat Free! returns to the South Embankment, Dartmouth Bank Holiday weekend Saturday May 25th and Sunday May 26. The event is open from 10am to 4pm and a choice of boats will be ashore and on the water. Qualified skippers will be taking visitors out on pre-booked trips so if you fancy a high speed RIB ride in one of our sponsors Ribeyes, make your way to the South Embankment. We will also have experts on hand to talk to you about buying and owning a boat and operating it safely including where to get the all important boat handling tuition.

Restored Brixham trawler, Pilgrim, to make debut at  BMF South West annual Try a Boat Free!

Restored Brixham trawler, Pilgrim, to make debut at BMF South West annual Try a Boat Free!

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Pilgrim, the authentic 1895 Brixham built gaff-rigged sailing trawler will make her first appearance, since undergoing a full restoration, at this year’s BMF South West Try A Boat Free event, part of BMF’s “On the Water” campaign.

Boatshed goes responsive

Boatshed goes responsive

Monday, 13 May 2013

Boatshed goes Responsive! Today, nearly 30% of Boatshed's traffic is mobile. By the end of next year, this may exceed 50% Tablet sales are expected to exceed 100 million this year. Smartphones, of course, are also a hot commodity, with the majority of people now owning a smartphone. The shift to mobile is happening at an extraordinary speed. For those of us who create the Boatshed websites and services, all this leads to a singular conclusion: A million screens have bloomed, and we need to build websites that work better on all of them.

New Instructions – Romilly for sale

New Instructions – Romilly for sale

Wednesday, 08 May 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a Romilly. Designed by Nigel Irens the Romilly was a smaller derivative of the larger Roxanne. As a day boat with occasional overnight stops the Romilly provides superb performance in a design that can be launched and recovered from a trailer. Romilly has a high ballast ratio, the GRP version uses the same cast iron centre board as Roxanne. She has a very fine hull form and a relatively large sail area making for a fast vessel. The original version has a loose footed main on a carbon fibre mast. This Romilly is well presented with recent new covers and is ready for the season ahead. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

How I changed my life – last week!

How I changed my life – last week!

Tuesday, 07 May 2013

Jane Robinson has just taken over Boatshed Torquay. She lives in Dartmouth and so has arranged to share an office with Paul Singer at Boatshed Dartmouth. They are based at Baltic Wharf, Totnes, where boaters can also access lift out, storage, dry storage and workshop facilities. Jane’s partner also works at Baltic Wharf.

New Instructions – Coaster 33 Motor Sailer for sale

New Instructions – Coaster 33 Motor Sailer for sale

Wednesday, 01 May 2013

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a well maintained and upgraded Coaster 33. If you are looking for a really comfortable and spacious motor sailer you should take a look at the Coaster 33. There is excellent headroom throughout the whole boat from aft to fore cabins and the lockers are so big you could stow everything you needed for long term cruising or even a live aboard. The current owners have looked after the boat and used her for local and cross Channel cruising in comfort. They have added extras like cabin heating and have re-upholstered her throughout as well. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.