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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.


Braunston Historic Boat Rally

Braunston Historic Boat Rally

Thursday, 27 June 2013

What kind of boater are you? Do you love a sleek modern new-build or something with a little history? Do you like a hull of iron or hull of steel? Would you touch a wooden boat with a barge pole? For some enthusiasts boat maintenance is all part of the experience.

IWA National Festival: It’s a big one!

IWA National Festival: It’s a big one!

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Have you ever moored in Cassiobury Park? You wouldn’t know you are in Watford: 190 acres of wooded parkland beside the canal.

Stoke Bruerne Gala weekend

Stoke Bruerne Gala weekend

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Crikey. One of the boatiest villages on the canal network is hosting a complete boating extravaganza this weekend! It’s a boater’s heaven. I just won’t know what to look at first!

Our shiny guide to lace plates and brass knockers

Our shiny guide to lace plates and brass knockers

Wednesday, 05 June 2013

Now that it’s finally summertime the canal festival season is in full swing. Festivals and boat rallies are the perfect place to pick up a piece of traditional canal ware. You may even find the odd roving trader selling such things from his boat on the towpath.

3 things to do for FREE this weekend!

3 things to do for FREE this weekend!

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Come rain or shine June is about to begin and surely that means it’s time for some waterside fun? Here are three ways to enjoy the Grand Union and nearby waterways, and welcome in the British summer this weekend.

Are you at Crick this weekend?

Are you at Crick this weekend?

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Do you remember the Crick Boat Show last year? It was the Jubilee weekend so you may well remember the rainy weather even if you weren’t at Crick! We’re hoping it’s going to be a bit better this year.

Ricky Festival: This weekend!

Ricky Festival: This weekend!

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

If you’re a boater living in or around London and Herts then Rickmansworth is the place to be this weekend. The Rickmansworth Festival now attracts 20,000 people and has now been going for over fifteen years.

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 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.

3 things you must know before survey

3 things you must know before survey

Wednesday, 08 May 2013

When you make an offer on a narrowboat, canal boat, widebeam or other boat for sale it is usual to get the boat surveyed. We can provide you with a list of local surveyors but we are not allowed to recommend one in particular.

Boat festivals: A quick guide

Boat festivals: A quick guide

Wednesday, 01 May 2013

Summer is on the way and anyone who loves boats can look forward to the usual line-up of boat festivals. If you enjoy real ale, painted canalware, live music, boats and bunting we hope to see you at a festival this year. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have about buying or selling a boat and will be sponsoring the Canalway Cavalcade and Rickmansworth Canal Festival. We will also definitely be at Crick and IWA National. We’ll do our best to get to a few more if we can.

Licensed to cruise – what does it mean?!

Licensed to cruise – what does it mean?!

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Most of the inland waterways in Britain are looked after by the Canal and River Trust and to use these navigations you will need to purchase an annual licence. Licences can be paid for in monthly instalments, or in a one-off payment. Paying annually with the one-off payment option attracts a discount.

How to buy a boat? The process

How to buy a boat? The process

Saturday, 20 April 2013

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.

Thinking of selling your boat?

Thinking of selling your boat?

Saturday, 20 April 2013

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.

Probably The Best Mooring In London - with Boat

Probably The Best Mooring In London - with Boat

Monday, 15 April 2013

Battlebridge basin is perhaps the most sought after mooring in London - secluded, secure and private, but within easy reach of the West End and the City. Kings Cross and St. Pancras are just a few minutes walk away. There are plenty of shops and restaurants in the immediate vicinity.

Fender Bender

Fender Bender

Thursday, 11 April 2013

There are many trades and crafts along the canal that offer a change from the mass-produced, imported-from-China commerce that we have grown so used to.

Technology on a canal boat

Technology on a canal boat

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

If you are looking for your first canal boat for sale or perhaps a narrowboat in Hertfordshire or London you may have questions about technology and it’s place in canal boat life. Whether you’re thinking of living on a wide beam, going on an extended cruise or simply looking for a leisure boat for sale you may be wondering how many mod-cons are suited to boating?

Boat safety: What the beep?!

Boat safety: What the beep?!

Monday, 08 April 2013

Last week a mother and her daughter (aged 10) died of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning. Three people were on board the boat on Windermere and early enquiries suggested a faulty generator could have been to blame.

Selling your boat? Boat sales service for the UK Inland Waterways.

Selling your boat? Boat sales service for the UK Inland Waterways.

Wednesday, 03 April 2013

Boatshed.com Brokerage Group have teamed up with River Canal Rescue to provide boat sales for the Inland Waterways market in the UK.

Diesel stoves keep boaters toasty!

Diesel stoves keep boaters toasty!

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

It’s nearly Easter and the daffodils outside my boat are looking decidedly miserable, having been crushed by the snow. Our Bubble diesel stove is struggling to battle against the temperatures outside because it is waiting for a new component. With this in mind I thought I’d give you the ‘low-down’ on diesel stoves, for those considering living on a narrowboat all year round.

Buying a boat: My story

Buying a boat: My story

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

If you’re looking for a narrowboat, barge or wide beam for sale in London or Hertfordshire it can feel like a struggle trawling the internet for your ideal boat. We like to make the process as enjoyable as possible for the customer, with cutting edge technology and a friendly, professional service.