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.
By any means possible, make an appointment to see your local Boatshed this weekend. He did.......
Boatshed Cowes, the centre of world sailing has landed, and is being run by the highly-trained, efficient and frankly quite regimental Frank Gelder (but in the nicest possible way).
As the weather held for most of the weekend a huge amount of people flocked around Sutton Harbour down the Barbican to take part in the Rally and get a good look at the boats and stands along with an Ice cream or 2!
It’s that time of year again already! It seems like only a few months ago when Boatshed Plymouth attended the event alongside Maritime Plymouth.
The Boatshed team were in Birmingham this week and no mission to the Midlands would be complete with a walk along the towpaths of the famous canals in this part of the world.
From July 12 to 15 2007 the Tall Ships stopped over in Barcelona on their journey through the Mediterranean. As always and everywhere with the Tall Ships, it proved to be the ideal occasion to meet with sailing enthusiasts.
Boatshed is about so much more than just boats and sheds.
Boatshed.com this week were at the UK Seawork Exhibition at the Port of Southampton. The traditional Fizz at Five was served every day and Boatshed members from Poole, Hamble, Falmouth, Chichester and HQ in Gosport were on stand to spread the Boatshed message.
Dale Sailing launch new Brokerage system for the sale of their fantastic Nelson Boats.........
So the 9-5 weekdays drag is taking its toll? Looking for a challenge, a lifestyle change?
This cruise in company from Plymouth's recently re-furbished Mayflower Marina to the Algarve is a great way to head south, whether to the Med or onwards to the Canaries and an Atlantic crossing.
28/05/2007, 1340 hours Plymouth Sound: sunshine, stiff breeze, sails up, flags flying, Horns ready (the noisy ones), helicopters overhead, bacon and kettle on, engine off heading out to Penlee point ready to greet perhaps one of the most famous and infamous boats of our time on her homecoming from her 2nd circumnavigation.
The world famous Gypsy Moth IV that took Sir Francis Chichester on his historic circumnavigation will be returning to Plymouth for the 2nd homecoming 40 years to the day.
Neil and Mandy Chapman founders of Boatshed Yacht Brokers decided to take a few hours off during a recent visit to the Boatshed Falmouth office, to visit the Maritime Museum. If you are mad about boats you will love this place. What was planned as a quick look ended up being a visit for several hours. "I could have stayed a week" claimed Neil. Here is a selection of photos of the museum. Mandy from Boatshed took to the idea of sailing aboard Hugo Vihlen's yacht "Fathers Day" in which he sailed the Atlantic in 105 days. Interestingly Mandy is actually 6 inches longer than the boat itself ! The boat holds the record for the smallest yacht to have ever crossed the Atlantic at 5'4". Now that's mad about boats :-)
"My sister is 40 this year and she is having a party in Scotland, lets up sail there!"
Plymouth Boatshow Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th of April
As another weekend of fine weather approaches you may be wondering what to do now that you've exhausted the usual British summer fun and game activities meant to last the traditional 2 weeks of sunshine.
Plymouth local lad Conrad Humphreys has recently launched a new global campaign.
Boating Business Awards
Launch party at the RNSYC Lowestoft UK