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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 - 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

New to the market – Doral Monticello 250 for sale

Monday, 16 June 2014

Boatshed Brixham and Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a diesel engine Doral Monticello 250. The Doral’s offer a really great layout in a spacious cockpit (with the ability to extend the aft bench seat for even more space) and are well appointed throughout including a good galley to port and a decent sized heads to starboard. This Doral is well presented with the upholstery in both cockpit and saloon looking good and she has also been polished and antifouled ready to go. The diesel Volvo KAD300 provides comfortable and economical cruising.
Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with your Boatshed Brixham and Dartmouth broker.

New To the Market - Cornish Crabber Pilot Cutter 30 for sale

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a 2006 year, Cornish Crabber Pilot Cutter 30. The Pilot Cutter 30 is a modern GRP gaffer and the largest of the very successful Cornish Crabber range.

A true classic – Restored Buchanan 35’ Yeoman MKII For Sale

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a truly classic Yeoman 35 MKII. Built by RJ Priors of Burnham on Crouch Essex in 1956 she has been lovingly restored over the past few years after being found ‘abandoned’ in a yard on the Clyde in 2005. Constructed from mahogany on teak she has impressive and classic lines providing “beauty, habitability and speed…” and is just full of character and quality fittings throughout. Her refit brought along a new sail wardrobe, new standing rigging, new engine and stern gear and much more. Just take a look through the impressive photos and you’ll appreciate this classic beauty.
Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

Beneteau First 285 offered for sale

Monday, 24 March 2014

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a well presented Beneteau First 285. A total of 451 First 285’s were built and they provide a good combination of performance and comfortable cruising. This First 285 has been well looked after by the current owners and sailed cross Channel on several occasions. Standing rigging is up to date, the interior is bright, clean and tidy and she is ashore and ready for inspection and ready to go.
Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

Exceptional Jeanneau Merry Fisher 695 for sale

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a Jeanneau Merry Fisher 695. These are really great boats and are perfectly suited to family cruising, fishing or just pure enjoyment. Rarely do we get to offer boats to the market that are as well presented as this Merry Fisher. I took plenty of photos to illustrate just how clean and tidy she is, right down to and including the bilges. Take a look at the equipment levels too – there’s shore power, with charging circuit and fully ducted cabin heating. Visiting this example on a fine sunny day it was clear to see why the Merry Fishers are so well liked. The deep safe cockpit, and a well laid out wheelhouse with seating for two at the helm makes these boats ideal for day trips or even weekending.