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.
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 support our customers, and give advance notice of future Boatshed events. With inciteful contributions from customers, brokers in the field and industry experts, its designed to bring together information that we think our customers - sellers and buyers - will find useful and interesting.
Events, Boat Shows and Regattas in which Boatshed plan to participate, or which are of interest to our customers, during 2015.
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.
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:
Boatshed Scotland won the trophy for "Yacht Broker of the year" at the 2014 Boatshed Conference and Awards ceremony.
There are various ways you can now search using different criteria.
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 majority of people now owning a smartphone. The shift to mobile is happening at an extraordinary speed. For those of us who create the Boatshed websites and services, all this leads to a singular conclusion: A million screens have bloomed, and we need to build websites that work better on all of them.
Before you travel to view a boat, check out all pictures and video of every boat for sale. Our brokers take all their own pictures so you can see the up to date information and full inventory of each boat.
If you are thinking of selling your boat, then have a chat to one of our Boatshed Brokers and they will explain how Boatshed can help sell your boat and what they will do for you.
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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.