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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.


Southampton Boat Show - Final Weekend

Southampton Boat Show - Final Weekend

Friday, 22 September 2017

It's the final weekend of the Southampton Boatshow....

September BoatBid - Bidding Starts

September BoatBid - Bidding Starts

Friday, 15 September 2017

BoatBid Auction - 15th to 19th September - Bidding has begun!

Hurricane IRMA Appeal - How can you help?

Hurricane IRMA Appeal - How can you help?

Monday, 11 September 2017

Boatshed offices in the Caribbean are currently experiencing very difficult circumstances. Our thoughts are with the families and members of the boatshed team caught up in the very challenging circumstances.

Rare Golden Hind replica ship for sale

Sunday, 27 August 2017

The Golden Hind in Brixham, England

HMS Queen Elizabeth arrives in Portsmouth Harbour

HMS Queen Elizabeth arrives in Portsmouth Harbour

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

After a long wait, HMS Queen Elizabeth finally arrived in Portsmouth Harbour this morning at 0710hrs. She was greeted with a flotilla of boats and thousands of people lined the shores to catch a glimpse of the biggest warship ever built for the Royal Navy.

Summer BoatBid Closing Soon!

Summer BoatBid Closing Soon!

Monday, 14 August 2017

Summer BoatBid Closing Soon! Make Your BoatBid!!

Seattle Boatbid - Auction Open

Seattle Boatbid - Auction Open

Friday, 11 August 2017

Seattle BoatBid Auction - 11th to the 15th August - Bidding has begun!

First Hurricane of the 2017 Tropical Atlantic Season

First Hurricane of the 2017 Tropical Atlantic Season

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Hurricane Franklin_Crossed the Yucatan Peninsular of Mexico earlier today Wednesday and is back over the tropical warm waters of the southern Gulf of Mexico in the Bay of Campeche. This is the first official named Hurricane of the Atlantic Season and is historically the busiest time for tropical activity in the Atlantic basin & Gulf of Mexico. The tropical storm that started earlier this week in the eastern Caribbean before crossing the Yucatan was forecasted to track west north west making land fall between Veracruz and Tampico, Mexico late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning before weakening and moving inland. This thankfully is no threat to any major populated areas and is way far south of the Boatshed Texas base in Corpus Christi, Texas to affect local concerns here, we will most likely see some higher tides than normal and possibly some rip currents and much needed rain as a bi-product of this thanks to Franklin. Each year residents are advised to take the proper precautions and always be prepared especially during the peak season. Hurricane season begins in the Atlantic Basin on June 1st and runs through November 30th.

ROLEX FASTNET RACE: FIRST ROCK ROUNDING

Monday, 07 August 2017

Rounding the Fastnet Rock on the southern tip of Ireland at 15:49 BST, Tony Lawson’s Concise 10 leads the fleet in the 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race. The MOD70 became the first yacht to round the race’s emblematic landmark and is making rapid progress some 115-nm ahead of the next boat on the water, George David’s Rambler 88. With 242-nm still to negotiate, Concise 10 was forecasting arrival in Plymouth on Tuesday morning and some way outside the current multihull line honours record of 32 hours, 48 minutes.

After a wet and windy first night, the leading monohulls, chiefly Rambler 88, Nikata, CQS plus a group of Volvo 65s and IMOCA 60s, are equally unlikely to set new records with the frontrunners currently negotiating the open water passage across the Celtic Sea from Land’s End to the Fastnet Rock. The majority of the record fleet are grouped between Start and Lizard Point. The forecast of light conditions around the Scilly Isles later today could spell a frustrating second night at sea. The 265-nm gap between the fastest and slowest yachts, provides an indication of scale of the task organisers the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) face in managing the international fleet.

ROLEX FASTNET RACE

ROLEX FASTNET RACE

Monday, 24 July 2017

The 2013 Rolex Fastnet fleet leaving the Solent. Image: Rolex-Kurt Arrigo

Countdown to tall ships visit in Plymouth’s historic Sutton Harbour

Countdown to tall ships visit in Plymouth’s historic Sutton Harbour

Monday, 24 July 2017

Plymouth’s historic Sutton Harbour is preparing to welcome two spectacular replica tall ships next month.

The Nao Victoria and the Boa Esperanza ships will sail for the first time together to visit Britain’s Ocean City from 15 – 20 August as part of the Discovery Ships Tour.

July Boatbid Auction - Starts Today!

July Boatbid Auction - Starts Today!

Friday, 14 July 2017

BoatBid Auction - 14th to the 18th July - Bidding has begun!

Happy New Arrival -

Happy New Arrival -

Friday, 07 July 2017

It's a Helmsman Trawlers 31 Sedan! We offloaded a new Helmsman Trawlers 31 Sedan, with a custom exterior color scheme — San Mateo Wheat hull with red bootstripe — and a customer-specified John Deere engine. After outfitting in Seattle she’ll soon be on her way north with her Canadian buyer.

Helmsman Trawlers Makes History!

Helmsman Trawlers Makes History!

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

A new 2017 Helmsman Trawlers 38E Pilothouse entered the records books last week as cargo aboard the massive OOCL FRANCE container ship when it was delivered to Charleston, South Carolina.

The Internet and the Yacht Sales: Why Boaters Prefer Brokers

The Internet and the Yacht Sales: Why Boaters Prefer Brokers

Thursday, 08 June 2017

The Washington Post published on March 17, 2017 an article titled “The Real Estate Industry has Something the Internet can’t offer: The Human Element”.

The Internet and the Yacht Sales: Why Boaters Prefer Brokers

The Internet and the Yacht Sales: Why Boaters Prefer Brokers

Thursday, 08 June 2017

The Washington Post published on March 17, 2017 an article titled “The Real Estate Industry has Something the Internet can’t offer: The Human Element”.

App for staying safe

App for staying safe

Thursday, 01 June 2017

RYA SafeTrx App, the mobile vessel tracking solution, has additional enhancements and continues to prove its worth to sailors.

Our safety on the water should always be a high priority, but is often something we can take for granted, especially when our minds are focused on enjoying and making the most of our time afloat.

Clipper 70 Fleet refit complete

Thursday, 01 June 2017

Following nine months of intensive work, the last of the 12 Castro designed Clipper 70ft yachts that make up the world’s largest matched fleet of ocean racers, has just completed her re-fit.

She returns to join her sisters in training the 700 crew members who will participate in the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race which starts from Liverpool on 20 August 2017.

14th - 18th July Boatbid - Entry Opens Today!

14th - 18th July Boatbid - Entry Opens Today!

Monday, 15 May 2017

When? - 14th to 18th July