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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.

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...

Sailing to Morocco - Tips from a frequent visitor.
Sailing to Morocco - Tips from a frequent visitor.
Thursday, 16 October 2014

Morocco is an exotic location just a stone’s throw from Europe’s southern shores. Sadly many sailors have misconceptions about Morocco and consequently miss out on some fantastic experiences.

Diary of 2015 Boatshed Events, Boat Shows and Regattas
Diary of 2015 Boatshed Events, Boat Shows and Regattas
Friday, 01 August 2014

Events, Boat Shows and Regattas in which Boatshed plan to participate, or which are of interest to our customers, during 2015.

UK and European VAT issues explained by a leading industry expert
UK and European VAT issues explained by a leading industry expert
Friday, 01 August 2014

This end-of-year review focuses on the VAT 'hot topics' of 2014 and offers a few ideas for boat buyers and sellers to consider for the next year.

How are we doing?  What customers think of our service
How are we doing? What customers think of our service
Friday, 01 August 2014

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:

The Gibraltar - Morocco Yacht Rally - "The Most Sociable Yacht Rally in the World".
The Gibraltar - Morocco Yacht Rally - "The Most Sociable Yacht Rally in the World".
Friday, 11 July 2014

The fourteenth edition of the Gibraltar - Morocco Yacht Rally took place on the weekend of the 27th June. A record 34 yachts entered, although two never made it to the start line. The RN Gibraltar Squadron kindly positioned a real gunboat, HMS Sab...

What The Yacht Did Next - Part 2.
What The Yacht Did Next - Part 2.
Tuesday, 10 June 2014

The yacht, Baraonda sold by Boatshed Gibraltar in February 2013, has been up to the UK and down again to Spain and Portugal. We pick up Wendy & Craig’s story as they prepare to set off across the Atlantic after spending New Year 2014 in the ...

What The Yacht Did Next.
What The Yacht Did Next.
Sunday, 11 May 2014

The pleasure of being a yacht broker is in the interesting characters that can move in and out of your life. These characters come to Boatshed Gibraltar looking for a yacht in order to realise their dreams. Helping someone achieve a lifelong ambit...

Avoid The eBay Yacht Selling Scam.
Avoid The eBay Yacht Selling Scam.
Sunday, 16 March 2014

It all started with a phone call from a gentleman who told me that he had just succeeded in an eBay auction for a yacht with a bid of just over £35,000. He had noticed, the morning after his euphoric night, that the same yacht was for sale with B...

New boat search for Boatshed
New boat search for Boatshed
Wednesday, 18 December 2013

There are various ways you can now search using different criteria.

Inherited a Yacht? Now What?
Inherited a Yacht? Now What?
Saturday, 09 November 2013

It’s a nightmare scenario. Your beloved life partner has succumbed to an illness. After what is probably the most painful experience of your life you emerge to discover that now you own that yacht you never really loved. Selling a yacht in these...

Spanish Matriculation Tax Essentials.
Spanish Matriculation Tax Essentials.
Tuesday, 21 May 2013

This article is designed to de-mystify the subject of the Spanish Matriculation Tax (Impuesto de Matriculación) on yachts.

Bruno Buys a Yacht.
Bruno Buys a Yacht.
Wednesday, 15 May 2013

One of the pleasures of my new life as a yacht broker is the people I get to meet. From millionaires to seagoing paupers all have interesting life stories to share. The most inspiring and intriguing character so far has been Bruno.

Afloat Offshore
Afloat Offshore
Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Professionals move to work offshore to earn a better salaries and accumulate savings. Their technical skills command a premium in sands of the desert oil camp or the humid heat of the Arabian Peninsula. Typically these individuals work for intense...

Sailing with the Goldstars
Sailing with the Goldstars
Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Goldstars is the nickname of RAF 31 Squadron. The Goldstars have been in Gibraltar for a week with their Tornado GR4s. Boatshed Gibraltar had the pleasure of inviting nine pilots and navigators for a day's sailing. The link up was serendipitous b...

Boatshed goes responsive
Boatshed goes responsive
Monday, 13 May 2013

Boatshed goes Responsive!
Today, nearly 30% of Boatshed's traffic is mobile. By the end of next year, this may exceed 50% Tablet sales are expected to exceed 100 million this year. Smartphones, of course, are also a hot commodity, with the ...

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