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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.

July Boatbid Auction

Monday, 14 May 2018

The July BoatBid auction will run from the 13th to the 17th July 2018 .

Golden Globe Race

Friday, 16 February 2018

9 Months Alone At Sea, 30,000 Miles Non-Stop, No Modern Technology, Southern Ocean!

April BoatBid Auction

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

The April BoatBid auction will run from the 13th to the 17th April.

February BoatBid - Auction Open!

Friday, 09 February 2018

The February BoatBid auction is open.

February BoatBid - Catalogue Open

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

February BoatBid - Catalogue Published

Poor Seamanship

Tuesday, 09 January 2018

On Wednesday 3rd January 2018 the Gibraltar Chronicle carried a story headlined “Top life-saving award for local pensioner”. It was a heart warming story but dig deeper and there was a catalog of appalling errors and poor seamanship waiting to be discovered. Let us learn something from these shortcomings.

February BoatBid - Don't Forget To Enter!

Friday, 22 December 2017

February BoatBid - Entries Close 31/12/2017

February BoatBid - Open To Entries

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Entries Close 24th December.

December Boatbid - Auction Open!

Friday, 08 December 2017

December Boatbid - Place Your Bid!

December BoatBid - A Preview

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

December BoatBid - A Preview

Cabin Fever in Gibraltar - A Treatment.

Sunday, 12 November 2017

How does one cope with the stresses of living within the confines of a small or medium sized sailing yacht berthed at Gibraltar? Once you have visited all of the many places of historical or cultural interest, climbed Mediterranean Steps and introduced yourself to the Barbary Macaques you are still suffering from cabin fever. But there is a treatment.

December BoatBid - Preview Catalogue Live

Wednesday, 08 November 2017

December BoatBid Catalogue

Winterising Your Boat

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Winter is almost here...

December BoatBid - Entries Close 29th October

Friday, 20 October 2017

December Boatbid - Entries Close 29/10

December BoatBid - Entries Now Open

Monday, 09 October 2017

Entries Close 29th October.

Ultimate Boat Porn with Boatshed Archive

Thursday, 05 October 2017

Boatshed are launching a beta version of the Boatshed Archive, essentially a back catalogue of the 24,000+ boats we’ve been involved in selling. This is a great resource for people looking for boats, with each boat containing up to 100 photos, full boat spec and videos. This useful resource is like a boat bible for us all to use.

Boatshed chosen to showcase at the world's largest technology show - WEB SUMMIT

Thursday, 05 October 2017

November 2017 sees the Boatshed technology team travel to Lisbon for 5 days at Web Summit Exhibition. Boatshed have been invited to feature their leading boat sales technology platform alongside the likes of Facebook Uber and Amazon. Chosen out of thousands of companies and after a difficult selection process, Boatshed has been chosen because of its international growth, innovative business model and widespread use of technology to sell boats.

Jeanne Socrates - Forced To Abandon Record Attempt

Monday, 02 October 2017

Jeanne Socrates - Injured in fall

Grand Pavois Boat show at La Rochelle

Friday, 29 September 2017

Boatshed is attending Grand Pavois boat show in La Rochelle, France - a 6 day event running from the 27th September to 2nd October 2017. It is the most important event of its type in France and will showcase a huge range of equipment and services ranging from water sports through surfing and water-skiing, to charter, motorboats, and yachts.

Why Fit a Staysail?

Thursday, 14 September 2017

On the way to and from the Azores in August 2016 we experienced wind speeds of over 30 knots at times. As we reefed down the mainsail and genoa to hankie size two things seemed to happen. Firstly the genoa, not designed, to be reefed to such a small size became deformed and it became increasingly difficult to point up close to the wind. Secondly the angle of heel did not decrease as much as one would expect because the centre of effort of the sail moved higher up the mast as the sail was reefed. Also the yacht became more difficult to steer.