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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.

How to get your wife to say - Yes!
How to get your wife to say - Yes!
Thursday, 15 October 2015

As an experienced yacht broker and boat purchaser I have found that the biggest obstacle to acquiring a boat is getting your wife to agree to it. She will come up with all sorts of objections and when all have been overcome she will say something ...

Meet the Pilot Whales
Meet the Pilot Whales
Thursday, 17 September 2015

A week ago we had one of those life experiences that we can hardly believe even though the photographic and video evidence is there for all to see. Sailing from Saidia Marina at the eastern end of Morocco to Gibraltar on a 30 hour passage we came ...

When Buying Boats, Why is Secondhand Best?
When Buying Boats, Why is Secondhand Best?
Thursday, 09 July 2015

Obviously, like cars, new boats loose a lot of their value the first day they are bought. Where boats are concerned buying a secondhand boat is often a better option than buying new. I know this from personal experience.

Ocean Village/Boatshed Gibraltar Yacht Rally Raises £6780.60 for Gibraltar Red Cross.
Ocean Village/Boatshed Gibraltar Yacht Rally Raises £6780.60 for Gibraltar Red Cross.
Tuesday, 23 June 2015

At the post event party held on Saturday 20th June at the Waterfront restaurant rally organiser Boatshed Gibraltar announced that the rally had raised nearly £7000 for the Red Cross. A cheque will soon be presented to the Red Cross. This more tha...

Boatshed Newsletter Summer 2015
Boatshed Newsletter Summer 2015
Friday, 05 June 2015

Boatshed Newsletter Summer 2015 - we have news and articles including - WIN a PADDLEBOARD Competition - How does Boatshed sell boats twice as fast? - News from America - The Truth about the used boat market - Life on a cana...

Market Report Summer 2015
Market Report Summer 2015
Thursday, 04 June 2015

Many of the conditions and trends in the international used boat market that I reported upon in November 2014 continue and remain highly relevant to boat sales today. Overall, the market can be summarised as follow:

Notes From the US Pacific Northwest
Notes From the US Pacific Northwest
Thursday, 04 June 2015

News from the US Pacific Northwest – Boatshed Seattle

Insurance Law Update
Insurance Law Update
Thursday, 04 June 2015

The English Court of Appeal has for the first time, recently established an absolute rule that an assured who tells a lie or relies upon false evidence to support an otherwise valid insurance claim, will forfeit the claim entirely. In other words...

Inland Boating & Great Canal Journeys
Inland Boating & Great Canal Journeys
Thursday, 04 June 2015

Back in the glory days, before the last recession, when the world was awash with cash and boat shows were held at Earls Court, I first came across Boatshed holding one of their famous Fizz at Five sessions. Their stand was near my Canal Experience...

How are we doing?
How are we doing?
Thursday, 04 June 2015

At Boatshed we encourage feedback from our customers, as a way of monitoring and improving the services we offer. Here are some recent comments we have received:

Diary of Upcoming Events
Diary of Upcoming Events
Thursday, 04 June 2015

Where to find the Boatshed crew during summer 2015

New Boatshed Offices and Brokers
New Boatshed Offices and Brokers
Thursday, 04 June 2015

The Boatshed Network continues to grow: We are delighted to welcome to the group:
Paul Diffin at Boatshed Lancashire in UK, Rolv Reissiger at Boatshed Penang in Malaysia, Edward Kay at Boatshed Riviera in France, Billy and Jo Hallam at Boatshe...

IPAs - Independent Pre-Sale Assessments
IPAs - Independent Pre-Sale Assessments
Thursday, 04 June 2015

At the Southampton Boat Show last year, Boatshed, together with the Marine Inspection Association of leading marine surveyors, introduced the use of IPAs when selling used sail and motor boats. An IPA is a further tool to increase the transparency...

MTA - the Maritime Training Academy’s Diploma in Yacht Brokerage
MTA - the Maritime Training Academy’s Diploma in Yacht Brokerage
Thursday, 04 June 2015

Boatshed is delighted to announce its endorsement of the Maritime Training Academy's Diploma in Yacht Brokerage, the leading distance learning course to train and prepare new brokers for the used boat industry. Boatshed is working with the MTA to...

BWML (British Waterways Marinas) and Boatshed
BWML (British Waterways Marinas) and Boatshed
Thursday, 04 June 2015

We are delighted to announce our new relationship with BWML. BWML is part of the UK’s Canal & River Trust (formally, British Waterways) a national charity whose primary role is the custodian and navigation authority for around 2,000...

Cruising the Moroccan Mediterranean Coast
Cruising the Moroccan Mediterranean Coast
Thursday, 14 May 2015

Some of the countries on southern rim of Mediterranean are in a state of upheaval. The headlines give the impression of an arc of fire, chaos and danger. Having visited Morocco many times over the last few years I have never found it to be anythin...

Why Boatshed can sell your boat
Why Boatshed can sell your boat
Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Boatshed is one of the largest international yacht brokerages in the world, specialising in the sale and purchase of second-hand sail and motor boats. The original business, set up in Milford Haven Marina some 15 years ago, by seasoned sailor...

Broker’s Wisdom Part 2 - Advice for purchasers.
Broker’s Wisdom Part 2 - Advice for purchasers.
Thursday, 12 February 2015

In a previous article I focused on the what the vendor needs to do to sell his boat successfully. It’s now my obligation and indeed pleasure to share my thoughts of what an astute purchaser needs to do in order to get himself a “good” deal. ...

Yacht Broker's Wisdom - Use it to your advantage.
Yacht Broker's Wisdom - Use it to your advantage.
Thursday, 11 December 2014

As 2014 comes to a close it's time to reflect on performance over the year. I am happy; on average we have sold two yachts every month. It's a respectable performance, enough to keep the wolves from the door. Looking over the list of boats sold a ...

Boatshed Newsletter November 2014
Boatshed Newsletter November 2014
Friday, 28 November 2014

Welcome to Boatsheds Newsletter, in it we round-up what Boatshed has been up to in the boat sales market and report on major events and trends in the sector. We are also introducing new and exciting Boatshed products and initiatives to suppor...

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