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.
April 2023 BoatBid - Open for EntriesMonday, 27 March 2023
Are you considering selling your boat? And want to sell your boat quickly with a Boatshed broker?
The most sociable yacht rally in the worldWednesday, 01 March 2023
The Gibraltar, Spain, Morocco Charity Yacht Rally 2023 is going to Tanger. Block out the dates of the 25th to 28th August for a fun filled weekend at the exotic Tanja Bay Marina in the heart of the exciting city of Tanger. Do your bit for humanita...
Black antifoul suspected cause of orca attacksFriday, 03 February 2023
The last couple of years have proved perilous for some sailing the Iberian coastline. Once boats could amble at leisure, but since 2020 there have been over 100 orca ‘interactions’ where boats have been spun around and repeatedly ram...
Brexit - Let’s Focus on One Big Opportunity for British Sailors.Saturday, 10 September 2022
If you are heartily sick of the word “Brexit” you’d be in good company. There are still some loose ends, Northern Ireland and Gibraltar are certainly “not done” . The U.K. is as divided as ever. It’s a good idea not to bring the ...
It Was Bound to Happen to Me.Wednesday, 24 August 2022
A year ago I sailed to the Balearics. On that trip I came across an empty open boat with a new outboard and half a dozen empty jerrycans of fuel. I speculated about what had become of the passengers of this boat. Now I think I know.
Orca “Attacks”.Friday, 18 February 2022
Orcas commonly known as Killer Whales have been unconsciously living up to their unfair public reputation as dangerous animals. It’s a pity but recent headlines in the popular press of “Orca Attacks” are doing nothing to help their condition...
February 2022 BoatBid - CatalogueWednesday, 16 February 2022
The catalogue for our February 2022 BoatBid auction is now available to viewhere,
and the bidding for this BoatBid will commence at:
0900hrs (GMT) - Monday 21st February 2022
1900hrs (GMT) - Sunda...
January 2022 BoatBid - Catalogue HighlightsWednesday, 26 January 2022
The January 2022 BoatBid auction is in full flow having opened for bidding on Monday. You can make a bid right up to 1900hrs(GMT) on Sunday 30th January 2022.
January 2022 BoatBId - CatalogueWednesday, 19 January 2022
The catalogue for our January 2022 BoatBid auction is now available to view here,
and the bidding for this BoatBid will commence at:
0900hrs (GMT) - Monday 24th January 2022
1900hrs (GMT) - Sunday...
BoatBid Bespoke Auction - Moody 27Friday, 14 January 2022
First for 2022, our BoatBId Bespoke auction went live at 0900hrs(GMT) this morning, running through to 1900hrs(GMT) on Sunday 16th January 2022.
Placing a bid on the Moody 27 is very straightforward, read how to here...
BoatBid Bespoke Auction - Moody 27Monday, 10 January 2022
We are really pleased to announce our bespoke BoatBid auction for this Moody 27.
The History of Time (in Navigation)Wednesday, 29 December 2021
The early navigators were able to sail along lines of latitude using the meridian passage of the sun or sights of Polaris (the North Star). Neither of these techniques required an accurate timepiece. Measuring longitude at sea is a much mo...
Merry Christmas & A Happy New YearSaturday, 25 December 2021
Boatshed's founder featured in Boating BusinessWednesday, 22 December 2021
Ever wondered about the history of Boatshed.com and what makes the Founder of one of the largest, most successful yacht brokerages in the world tick?
January 2022 BoatBid - Entries OpenMonday, 20 December 2021
Our January 2022 BoatBid auction opened this morning for entries. The auction will be held:
Monday 11th January 2022 - 0900hrs (GMT)
Sunday 17th January 2022 - 1900hrs (GMT)
“The Ocean Voyager & Me” by Di Beach.Saturday, 23 October 2021
I wasn’t planning to write about another book but as I finished this particular book I felt it merited wider readership than just within the sailing community.
The Sextant.Tuesday, 07 September 2021
I recently had the pleasure of reading David Barrie’s fabulous story of maritime exploration, entitled “Sextant”, as we cruised to and from and around the Balearics. The histories of men like Cook, Fitzroy, Anson, Flinders and Vancouver are ...
Strange Goings On in the Alboran Sea.Saturday, 14 August 2021
On the 2nd July Citadel left the Bay of Gibraltar bound for the Balearics. Pandemic restrictions were being lifted and we were desperate for a sailing break in one of the loveliest cruising areas in the Mediterranean. We were blessed with a depar...
Training is Optional - Really?Monday, 10 May 2021
As a broker I am often asked by clients whether they need any qualifications to handle their newly acquired boat. The rather surprising answer is “No”! For British flagged vessels operating privately it is absolutely true that no formal RYA or...
Brexit Benefits for British and non-British Boat Owners.Sunday, 07 March 2021
There are some large crumbs of comfort to be found in the debris of the Brexit debacle. Yes, there are problems with VAT but there are also some huge opportunities for well informed yachtsmen.