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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.


Christmas Gifts for Canal Boaters

Christmas Gifts for Canal Boaters

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Is it that time already? Whether you like narrowboats, wide beams, Dutch barges or any type of liveaboard canal boat there are plenty of Christmas gifts that could help you and your family to enjoy the English canals and rivers.

How to Choose a Marina: Part 2

How to Choose a Marina: Part 2

Monday, 19 November 2012

If you are looking for a boat for sale and are new to boating you may also be looking to find a marina. We have a great article on our blog about how to find a marina but it’s also useful to be aware of the Gold Anchor standards set by The Yacht Harbour Association.

Fireworks on the Canals

Fireworks on the Canals

Thursday, 15 November 2012

The wonderful thing if you’re looking for your first boat for sale is anticipating the freedom that you will soon enjoy, to arrive at some beautiful location or festive event with your own little floating apartment in-tow.

Plymouth to Nigeria - Mission accomplished!

Plymouth to Nigeria - Mission accomplished!

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

The life of a boat broker can be very varied, sometimes rather stressful and often rewarding. Cue a request for a water transport passenger vessel to be purchased from Plymouth and shipped to Lagos the capital of Nigeria!

Class 40 up for auction

Class 40 up for auction

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

This particular Class 40 has been professionally campaigned and achieved success in a number of races. With her class certificate complete and equipment updated in 2008 (all running rigging replaced!)

Immersion suit SurvivalOne 1000 series TEST REPORT

Immersion suit SurvivalOne 1000 series TEST REPORT

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

A group of 8 girls jumped into a life raft for charity for 24 hours with out getting off. #GirlsAdrift they raised approx £5000 for the Sail 4 Cancer charity.

Groovy I Zip life jackets by Sea Safe

Groovy I Zip life jackets by Sea Safe

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

The #GirlsAdrift team who recently spent 24 hours in a life raft for Sail 4 Cancer charity were sponsored by Sea Safe life jackets, gave these life jackets 10/10 score for design, comfort and fun factor.

A choice of tasty Ribeyes

A choice of tasty Ribeyes

Monday, 12 November 2012

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a selection (or is it a ‘rack of Ribeyes’?) of lightly used ex demonstrator Ribeyes. These boats represent excellent value especially as they are also backed by the Ribeye Approved scheme.

Fancy a project this winter?

Fancy a project this winter?

Monday, 12 November 2012

We have a couple of project boats to keep you occupied on cold winter evenings and to get you on the water for next summers long lazy warm ones.

How much Money ?... 24 hours in a Liferaft

How much Money ?... 24 hours in a Liferaft

Sunday, 11 November 2012

The 24 Hours in a liferaft has raised over 10,000 pounds so far !

24 Hours in a Liferaft- VIDEO UPDATE

24 Hours in a Liferaft- VIDEO UPDATE

Saturday, 10 November 2012

It's a new day here in Southampton and the girls on are now half way through their ordeal. How have they coped? Is it all too much?

24 Hours in a liferaft UPDATE

24 Hours in a liferaft UPDATE

Saturday, 10 November 2012

REPORT REPORT>>>>> #girlsadrift #sailforcancer

Best price on the market!

Best price on the market!

Friday, 09 November 2012

This 2000 Tiara 3500 Open is excellent for entertaining, fabulous for fishing and crazy fun for cruising! The outstanding design, luxurious accommodations, low engine hours, show room condition and amazing price make this boat the perfect buy!

Liferaft challenge starts TOMORROW

Liferaft challenge starts TOMORROW

Thursday, 08 November 2012

This idea was launched on us with no time to spare. Always up for a challenge I thought it could be great fun to spend 24 hours with a group of girls (who I don't really know very well) and gets me out of the office!

Girls Adrift - 48 hours to go before liferaft challenge

Girls Adrift - 48 hours to go before liferaft challenge

Wednesday, 07 November 2012

Just 48 hours until 8 girls step into a liferaft for 24 hours, all for Sail4Cancer Charity. They have already collected over two and a half thousand pounds for the charity and are looking to collect a few more pennies on the day.

Marine Industry ladies spend 24 hours in a liferaft

Marine Industry ladies spend 24 hours in a liferaft

Wednesday, 07 November 2012

Marine Industry ladies spend 24 hours in a liferaft

Boatshed Cowes & the Classic boat museum

Boatshed Cowes & the Classic boat museum

Wednesday, 07 November 2012

We at Boatshed Cowes.com are pleased to announce our support for the classic boat museum at East Cowes & thank them for their hospitality on their opening day.

Remembrance Day on the Cut

Remembrance Day on the Cut

Wednesday, 07 November 2012

One of my favourite books is Ramlin Rose, the Boatwoman’s Story, by Sheila Stewart. In the early 1990’s the author interviewed whatever boatwomen she could find in the Banbury area; women who were born and bred on horse-drawn boats. She then compiled these real life experiences into the life story of a fictional character ‘Rose Ramlin’.

New Instructions – Halmatic 30 for sale

New Instructions – Halmatic 30 for sale

Tuesday, 06 November 2012

Boatshed Dartmouth are delighted to offer for sale a Halmatic 30. First launched in 1979 the Halmatic 30 shares the same timeless seagoing qualities of the Nicholson 31. She is a heavy displacement cruiser with a high ballast ratio. In total over 200 were built. This Halmatic 30 has been in the same ownership since new. Unusually therefore I have on file much of the original documentation. She is now in need of a new owner to breath new life into her but once she has been updated she should be good for many years to come. Appointments to view can be booked in advance 6-days a week directly with Paul Singer your Boatshed Dartmouth broker.

Ode to Girls Adrift!

Ode to Girls Adrift!

Monday, 05 November 2012