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.
and now for something other than boats, just for a change:)
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Is it too tidal and muddy? Where could we go for a day or a weekend? If you’re looking for your first boat for sale, you may be surprised at how much exploring can be done around Essex. Whether you’re looking for Bavaria, Jeanneau, Sealine or Bayliner the Essex coast can be enjoyed sailing, power boating or fishing.
Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a Drascombe Lugger. The Lugger was the boat that started it all and they are still immensely popular. For sure they are the epitome of rugged simplicity, reliability, and seaworthiness in an open boat. The Lugger is equally at home pottering with the kids or undertaking more adventurous expeditions. This fine example is dry stored and remarkably has only had one owner from new. She is offered complete with a good inventory and with the Bramber break-back road trailer. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.
This week as a Leicestershire couple celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary with a canal boat trip along the Grand Union Canal I thought I would celebrate the Grand Union itself. (The happy husband at 83 is the same age as the canal.) We have boats for sale all over the southern Grand Union and as Boatshed Inland we cover an even wider area.
42nd Annual Newport International Boat Show
A wonderful place to keep your boat on the River Thames is the Harleyford Estate where they offer many different mooring options. The surroundings are beautiful, peaceful and extremely well kept. They also have excellent facilities and even a floating restaurant.
One of our featured boats for sale at the moment is this Arvor 215.
It’s now a year since I began working for Boatshed Grand Union! We have lots to celebrate and it’s been an interesting year.
Saturday 25th August saw the 142nd Swanwick, Bursledon and Warsash Regatta held on the river Hamble get off to a great start, with dry weather, an afternoon high tide and crowds and crowds of sailors, local families all helping to make it a great day.
Boatshed Plymouth are very pleased to have just listed for sale this lovely Westerly Fulmar 32. She is presented in very good condition and now for sale at a competitive price of £26,000.
Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a Four Winns 245. These really are great boats with a really comfortable cockpit and plenty of seating. The cabin provides good space for stowing gear or getting out of the elements and could even be used for overnight weekending. This one seems to have had little use – the engine hours are low and the upholstery and fabrics are well presented. Please note that she is EU RCD Compliant (documents on file), VAT documentation is also on file.
Suffolk is no stranger to the Olympic Flame, having recently hosted it's transit from Lowestoft to Ipswich, where it arrived by boat in Ipswich Marina for the final part of it’s journey into Christchurch Park where it stayed for the night on it's way to the start of the games in London. That was back in July before the success of the GB team winning 29 Gold, 17 Silver and 19 Bronze medals.
Once again Dartmouth Regatta week will soon be starting so lets hope that the weather improves! Some events start earlier in the week but the Regatta itself gets underway on 30th August and runs through to 1st September. The Red Arrows will make their appearance on Friday 31st August at 18.00hrs preceded by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at 17.30hrs and the RAF Tucano will perform a display on Saturday 1st at 17.10 hrs.
Tony Blews's UK Waterways Ranking Site is a great way to discover popular waterways websites, and as a blogger I particularly enjoy checking out the blog rankings and wandering about discovering new boating blogs.
Morfa Bychan Mobile NCI Station is the 3rd station to open in North Wales and the first mobile station for the UK It will be a future model for the NCI. It is positioned on Porthmadog Golf Course above the Powder House on the Glaslyn Estuary. We are grateful to the National Trust who own the land, and the Golf Club who have been so supportive in allowing us to site the Station where it overlooks the area of water which results in the highest number of RNLI rescues in North Wales.
Listed with Boatshed Newport, this Sea Ray 40 Motor Yacht is a beauty. She is limited in production and very hard to find on the market for her age and meticulous condition.
As brokers we often face some interesting challenges when negotiating the sale of a boat that makes our job all the more interesting. Recently Boatshed Dartmouth broker, Paul Singer, received an enquiry from a customer in Libya enquiring about a Galeon Galia on brokerage and in dry store with Ocean Leisure Storage. The purchase of the boat and transfer of funds was all successfully handled and then the challenge was getting the boat from Devon to Libya.
The 2012 Ipswich Maritime Festival is well under way, this weekend strategically marks the middle of this 2 week event. With the weather forecast to be the best of the summer so far Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th August promise to be fun packed full on days and nights for Ipswich.
Close your eyes and Imagine yourself relaxing in the shade of the cockpit watching the sun go down. You are anchored off the North of Palma in 15 meters of crystal clear water.