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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.

Sicily to Gibraltar Non-Stop.
Sicily to Gibraltar Non-Stop.
Sunday, 07 April 2019

During the night of the 19th to 20th Sep it rained heavily. We awoke to find we were afloat on a sewer. An evil mix of effluent and rainwater had emptied into Porto de Empedocle's harbour. It was time to leave. We agreed that breakfast underway wa...

Cruising Sicily's Southern Coast.
Cruising Sicily's Southern Coast.
Sunday, 10 March 2019

It was with some regret that we left Montalbano country behind us. The beautiful streets and restaurants of Ragusa have left a lasting positive impression. The coastal part of the cruise is coming to an end soon. It is mid-September and the we...

In Search of Inspector Montalbano.
In Search of Inspector Montalbano.
Friday, 08 February 2019

When we first planned this Mediterranean cruise we had decided that a visit to Sicily would not be complete without a visit to Inspector Montalbano's house. For the cognoscenti of a certain age and disposition Salvo Montalbano is THE Italian detec...

Gibraltar - Morocco Yacht Rally Returns After Two Year Absence.
Gibraltar - Morocco Yacht Rally Returns After Two Year Absence.
Monday, 14 January 2019

The August Bank Holiday Weekend (23rd-26th August 2019) will see the return of the much loved “most sociable yacht rally in the world”. After years of using Marina Smir on Morocco’s Mediterranean coast the large number of boats a...

Transiting the Straits of Messina.
Transiting the Straits of Messina.
Sunday, 02 December 2018

After our volcanic fireworks and overnight stay at the anchorage at Stromboli we headed for a two night stay at Lipari island south of Stromboli and just north of the Isola di Vulcano. It's a delightful spot with lots of lovely restaurants and cul...

Strombolian Eruptions.
Strombolian Eruptions.
Thursday, 08 November 2018

We had stood on the edge of the Isola di Vulcano crater to admire the steam and hydrogen sulphide gas emanating from its guts but it seemed a timid volcano. From the top of the crater we had spied the much more active eruptions of Stromboli some 2...

The Aeolian Islands - A Secret Sailing Area.
The Aeolian Islands - A Secret Sailing Area.
Friday, 12 October 2018

We sailed along the eastern coast of Sardinia and past the Costa Smeralda, the playground of the rich and powerful. Size does matter here as each super yacht we saw grew in size and opulence. The great thing is that once past this area there are l...

Sardinia and Sicily Here We Come.
Sardinia and Sicily Here We Come.
Thursday, 11 October 2018

Since my last article we have cruised around Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca, Sardinia and now we are anchored near the ancient port of Syracuse. A lot has happened but it's time to reflect on the experience and to tell you about my favourite ports and a...

Ibiza Here We Come.
Ibiza Here We Come.
Thursday, 11 October 2018

It's 20:15 on the 4th Aug, our position is 38deg 04.01 N 00deg 03.0W which corresponds to 78nM south west of Ibiza. I'm writing this as we motor in nil wind expecting to arrive in Ibiza in the early morning. We left Gibraltar at 10:45 on the 1st A...

July Boatbid Auction
July Boatbid Auction
Monday, 14 May 2018

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

Boatshed Texas Partner
Boatshed Texas Partner
Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Steve Black Boatshed Texas: “My 16’ Old Town Canoe with a Lean Green Lehr
propane gas outboard motor, perfect for Boatshed Texas media crew to go shoot photos & video of prospective listings (my favourite part of the business ;...

LIVE ON A BOAT?
LIVE ON A BOAT?
Thursday, 08 March 2018

Boatshed have already sold hundreds of house boats in the UK and France. This month the Boatshed Data-Feed technology has been plugged into Rightmove.co.uk so we can find folks looking for a boat as an alternative to a house.

Boatshed’s Specialist Websites
Boatshed’s Specialist Websites
Tuesday, 06 March 2018

As one of the largest international yacht brokers in the world, Boatshed is well known for selling just about any and all types of boats: sail or motor; compact or super-sized; budget or expensive; inland or ocean going, since 2001 we have dea...

Golden Globe Race
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
April BoatBid Auction
Wednesday, 14 February 2018

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

February BoatBid - Auction Open!
February BoatBid - Auction Open!
Friday, 09 February 2018

The February BoatBid auction is open.

February BoatBid - Catalogue Open
February BoatBid - Catalogue Open
Wednesday, 10 January 2018

February BoatBid - Catalogue Published

Poor Seamanship
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 waitin...

February BoatBid - Don't Forget To Enter!
February BoatBid - Don't Forget To Enter!
Friday, 22 December 2017

February BoatBid - Entries Close 31/12/2017

February BoatBid - Open To Entries
February BoatBid - Open To Entries
Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Entries Close 24th December.

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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.

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