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.
If yachts were people Mr. Mustang and Joanine should really get together. He is strong, full of character, a man about the world who has seen and done everything, a sort of Bernie Ecclestone of the boating world. Mr. Mustang is a Renown offshore cruiser Westerly who has navigated everywhere and is still not ready for a pair of warm slippers as there are still many coves to explore and ports to visit. Mr Mustang is lonely despite being one of the best value blue water boats (£16,500) that Boatshed Gibraltar has listed; he is still to get an offer that he can't refuse.
John and Lynda are both keen yachties and an early retirement has enabled them both to indulge their passion for boats. John holds a Yachtmaster Offshore with Commercial Endorsement and Lynda complains that her 2 daughters have demoted her from First Mate to Galley Slave.
Boatshed.com were on the water this afternoon for the start this legendary single-handed transatlantic race.
Buying a yacht is generally a big financial commitment for most people. Ensuring that you sell or buy successfully requires a little effort on your part.
Sometimes, I come to the conclusion you just get too many emails. Anyhow, whilst poring through Friday’s delivery of the odd two or three hundred emails in my inbox, I noticed one titled Rib Raid; nothing to do with technical redundancy on servers. When I opened it, I found it was an invitation to go and join the guys at Boatshed, Hamble for a brief soiree around the Solent.
UK is one of the new countries to introduce a professional boat sales qualification which has been championed by the Boat Retailers and Brokers Association (BRBA) and the Association of Brokers and Yacht Agents (ABYA) to promote a proper code of conduct and best practice in the industry.
I doubt that Somali pirates off the Horn of Africa have ever heard of Boatshed Gibraltar although judging by the number of unique web views we get I would not be altogether surprised if they had.
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Whether you are a buyer or a seller working through a yacht broker provides a number of benefits that ensure a stress-free, secure transaction without the likelihood of the other party carrying out a scam on you.
Dubbed the most sociable yacht rally in the world this year’s event set off at 13:00 on Friday 18th June with virtually no wind. The starting line was set between the RAF runway centreline buoy and a Royal Navy vessel. This year the Navy sent a RIB instead of a gunboat so someone at the MOD is already taking the budget cuts seriously!
See the reality that will soon hit yacht buyers.
Boatshed were the 1st RNLI Ambassadors a few years ago which means that if you are a boat seller or buyer through Boatshed.com you can receive a complimentary 1 year Offshore membership with the RNLI.
The Gibraltar Yacht Registry is part of the Red Ensign Group (see link below) and carries with it all the advantages of the standard Red Ensign and a few more. Like MCA Part 1 registration the Gibraltar Yacht Registry issues Part 1 registration allowing a mortgage to be registered on a yacht. However, unlike the MCA Part 1 Registry the Gibraltar Registry is not only open to all British citizens and British bodies corporate but also to citizens of the European Union (EU) and the citizens of the European Economic Area (EEA). EU and EEA citizens need to have a local representative; a function that Boatshed Gibraltar can fulfill for a nominal fee. This can be of value especially for EU and EEA citizens who for any reason want to keep their boat out of their own national register. This arises when a national register has very onerous regulation or bureaucracy.
Boatshed Yacht Brokers are a social bunch so they seize upon any opportunity to get together. The Boatshed European annual Conference for 2010 was held over looking sailing boats and motor boats in Albufeira Marina at the offices of Boatshed Algarve.
We love hearing your feedback from our customers and many of you requested extra detailed photos to be included in our photo template. Great news we have just completed work too our website so that you can now view an extra 15 NEW photos to view for each boat listed on Boatshed.com giving you a total of 80 photos.
Firstly Congratulations to Ian Welsh and his team of Boatshed Poole for winning the 2010 Boatshed.com "Broker of the year award"
As the Spanish tax authorities tighten the noose on UK and other foreign resident boat owners a berth in Gibraltar becomes an even more attractive option. The tax authorities define tax residency as spending more than 183 day in the country or owning a property in Spain. If you fall in this category then you face a 12% registration or matriculation tax and the insistence that you re-flag your vessel in Spain with all the attendant bureaucracy. The situation is even worse for boat owners who cannot furnish proof that VAT has been paid on their vessel. They face a further 16% VAT bill on the assessed value of the boat.
The array of electronic goodies and gadgets available for boats is mind blowing and the advertising for them seems to insist you’d be foolish to venture out without all of them so Boatshed Plymouth called by “Just Right” one of this year’s Jester Challenge entrants to see what electronics Gus Davidson will be using to get him and his 20’ Golant Gaffer safely across the pond. Gus has a keen eye on the budget as he’s raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support so he weighs the cost of each piece of equipment carefully to ensure as much money as possible goes to the charity.
Boatshed has devised a new way of allowing people to join their winning team through the launch of Boatshed Agents.
The Jester Challenge has its supporters and critics, but whatever you think about it it’s certainly becoming a firm fixture on the sailing calendar. The 2010 event which leaves from off Plymouth Breakwater at 13:00 BST on 23rd May already has 93 entries. Boats are less than 30 feet but the current list is an incredibly fascinating and varied mix of boats and people. One such sailor is Gus Davidson who are taking part in the challenge in his boat Just Right in order to raise money and awareness for Macmillan Cancer support. Raising money is their main aim although there will undoubtedly be some adventure along the way .