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.
Oyster 35 Mariner - 25 years on.
Despite a rather wet couple of days, in the middle of the week long show, the attendance was better than expected during the global financial crisis at the 24th Empuriabrava used boats show here in the Costa Brava, Spain. We managed to convince some owners that this is the prime time to try and attract the fewer buyers that are actively searching for a boat and to reduce the prices of their boats to sell in the current market.
Boatshed Costa Brava, based in Empuriabrava, threw its doors (and pool) open to their friends, colleagues and associates earlier this year for an evening of much merriment, games & chat at the first Boatshed Costa Brava ‘End of Summer Party’.
We’re all very excited about the PSP Southampton Boat Show and the Boatshed stand at the show.
Come and meet the Boatshed.com team at this years PSP Southampton boat show.
Happy customers: Long term marketing
This week sees Boatshed.com pass the 400,000 registered customer mark.
Boatshedcostabrava.com International Yacht Brokers Boatshed Costa Brava based here in Empuriabrava, the largest marina in Europe, cover a territory over the entire Costa Brava in North East Spain extending from the French border down to Arenys de Mar and include popular marinas in Portbou, Colera, Llançà, El Port de la Selva, Cadaqués (the birth place of Salvador Dali), Rosés, Santa Margarida, L'Escala, L'Estartit, Aiguablava, Llafranc, Palamós, Platja d'Aro, Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Cala Canyelles (Lloret de Mar) & Blanes. We work closely with buyers and vendors from many different countries, all having differing requirements, both personal ones and those for the purposes of registering the boat in their own country. We obtain genuine enquiries for all types of boats from RIB's, power boats, sports fishers, larger cabin cruisers & motor yachts to racing dinghy's, motor sailers & sailing yachts of all sizes.
Barcelona boat show
Boatshed.com were on the water this afternoon for the start this legendary single-handed transatlantic race.
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.
Boatshed, the global yacht broker renowned for its boat show ‘Fizz@Five’ parties, continues to buck the trend of the recession with further expansion, both at home and overseas.
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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"
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 .