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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.

Steering Failure - Lessons from an unpleasant experience.
Steering Failure - Lessons from an unpleasant experience.
Friday, 20 April 2012

Yesterday was a perfect sailing day with a westerly F5 gusting F6. We were taking a Jeanneau 54DS out for a shakedown sail after some adjustments to the in-mast furling gear. We decided to unfurl in the harbour as there were lumpy seas beyond the ...

MCA Coding - Putting Your Yacht to Work
MCA Coding - Putting Your Yacht to Work
Sunday, 25 March 2012

Many people dream of a life afloat funded by charter work or sailing instruction. This is perfectly possible but for British flagged vessels or foreign flagged vessels operating from UK ports the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) lays down a se...

Gibraltar - Hassle Free Location to Sell your Yacht
Gibraltar - Hassle Free Location to Sell your Yacht
Friday, 06 January 2012

So you crossed the Atlantic nearly 18 months ago and soon the tax vultures will start circling for their pound of your hard earned flesh. The time is fast approaching when you will have to pay VAT and if in Spain, Matriculation Tax. 

Own a yacht that generates income.
Own a yacht that generates income.
Wednesday, 19 October 2011

In these difficult economic times the purchase of a yacht has to be carefully justified. With money in the bank earning derisory interest rates you may be looking for imaginative ways to make your money work for you.

2011 PSP Southampton Boat Show update
2011 PSP Southampton Boat Show update
Tuesday, 30 August 2011

We’re all very excited about the PSP Southampton Boat Show and the Boatshed stand at the show.

Boatshed.com at the PSP Southampton boat show 2011
Boatshed.com at the PSP Southampton boat show 2011
Monday, 29 August 2011

Come and meet the Boatshed.com team at this years PSP Southampton boat show.

When I'm 87 I want to be like Hector!
When I'm 87 I want to be like Hector!
Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Hector Sheppard-Capurro is the founder of the yachting industry in Gibraltar and today at the ripe old age of 87 he's bought a Princess 415 motor yacht from Boatshed Gibraltar.  How cool is that? That you can be 87 and be planning to mess around ...

Gibraltar - Morocco Rally 2011
Gibraltar - Morocco Rally 2011
Sunday, 26 June 2011

The annual Gibraltar-Morocco Rally departed local waters at 13:00 on Friday 24th June. This year the fleet was a little smaller than last year but this was more than compensated by the camaraderie of the yachting fraternity.  Many yachtsmen flew ...

Boatshed Conference 2011
Boatshed Conference 2011
Tuesday, 21 June 2011

The Boatshed conference 2011 was a great success. Two days spent in and around Portsmouth Dockyard as well as Boatshed HQ in Gosport; with lots of lectures, group meetings and workshops.
Approximately 30 Boatsheds came to the event, travel...

"Beluga Houston" to Australia - Why?
"Beluga Houston" to Australia - Why?
Monday, 13 June 2011

At 01:30 this morning Lynda and I stepped off the "Beluga Houston" a massive yacht transporter that put into Gibraltar for 12 hours to load three yachts bound for Australia.

Cat 2 is not a catamaran
Cat 2 is not a catamaran
Friday, 29 April 2011

Cat 2 is not a catamaran or a Maritime and Coastguard Agency coding requirement but it can save wealthy individuals lots of money which they can then invest in a beautiful yacht that Boatshed Gibraltar can supply.

400000 Boatshed Customers!
400000 Boatshed Customers!
Thursday, 28 April 2011

This week sees Boatshed.com pass the 400,000 registered customer mark.

What makes a Classic Yacht?
What makes a Classic Yacht?
Monday, 21 March 2011

There are boats and then there are yachts with interesting histories.

Make Gibraltar your home port.
Make Gibraltar your home port.
Sunday, 20 March 2011

Many years ago I bought myself a Moody 31 at the London Boat Show. It was during a period in my career when I was based in London. "Shamal" was kept at Swanwick Marina on the Hamble a 2 hour drive from London. The Solent is a great place...

Mr. Mustang and a Beautiful Girl called Joanine.
Mr. Mustang and a Beautiful Girl called Joanine.
Wednesday, 02 March 2011

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 offshor...

Boatshed Featured Office - John & Lynda Alcantara, Boatshed Gibraltar
Boatshed Featured Office - John & Lynda Alcantara, Boatshed Gibraltar
Thursday, 20 January 2011

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 fr...

Route du Rhum
Route du Rhum
Sunday, 31 October 2010

Boatshed.com were on the water this afternoon for the start this legendary single-handed transatlantic race.

Commonsense Boat Buying
Commonsense Boat Buying
Sunday, 10 October 2010

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.

Rib Raid
Rib Raid
Tuesday, 05 October 2010

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 serv...

New boat sales Qualification in UK
New boat sales Qualification in UK
Monday, 13 September 2010

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 ...

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