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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.


New brokerage service for the Inland Waterways

New brokerage service for the Inland Waterways

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

British Waterways Marinas Ltd, one of the largest marina operators in the country, has appointed Boatshed.com as its sole provider of brokerage at its marinas in the South and West.

Linslade Canal Festival 2012

Linslade Canal Festival 2012

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Could this be the first sunny canal festival of the year? This Saturday is the 10th Linslade Canal Festival, a free community event promoting rural arts and crafts, conservation, canal life and the heritage of the town's green spaces. It is organised by Leighton-Linslade Town Council and supported by Central Bedfordshire Council and The Canal and River Trust. You will find Linslade on the Grand Union Canal, on the Bedfordshire-Buckinghamshire border.

Boatshed Inland Launches Free ebook: Living on a Boat

Boatshed Inland Launches Free ebook: Living on a Boat

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Over the years that Boatshed Grand Union has been selling boats on the inland waterways, several questions have recurred time and time again.

New Blog on the Block

New Blog on the Block

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Phil and Boatshed Grand Union are long-time supporters of the National Community Boats Association which promotes community boating for young people and all kinds of disadvantaged groups. Phil is an ex-chairman of our local community boat, Dicks Folly and an ex-director of the NCBA. Boatshed Grand union sponsored the last AGM of the NCBA, which was attended by the Vice Chair of the Canal & River Trust, and the Waterways Minister.

My Boating Top Five

My Boating Top Five

Wednesday, 04 July 2012

4th July in the year 2000 was Independence Day – for me. As a young twenty something I became a proud home owner for the very first time, and that home was a 45 foot red narrowboat called Emily Rose. I knew very little about boats but I’d met some friendly boaters on the towpath and they introduced me to their mates, and they were all glad to share their boating wisdom and advice with me. I learned to steer a boat, tie knots, check the oil and recognise the sound of a loose fan belt. And yet other things beneath the deck-boards remain a mystery to this day; some things are better left to the experts!

Will BW Move Boats From Olympic Zone?

Will BW Move Boats From Olympic Zone?

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

At Boatshed Grand Union we have boats for sale right across London. We cover all the Grand Union as well as the London canals and the River Lee navigation. Most of our boats for sale in London have moorings; some residential moorings and some central London moorings. As the Olympic flame continues to travel through Grimsby and Lincoln today, London prepares for the start of the Games.

The Braunston Boat Rally

The Braunston Boat Rally

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

We’ve got a wide variety of boats for sale here at Boatshed Grand Union, including Dutch barges and project boats. We also have wide beams for sale and houseboats with permanent moorings. We even have a historic narrowboat for sale. However when you’re thinking about canal boats a major difference between narrowboats is the cruiser or traditional stern.

Boatshed.com appointed new brokerage provider by British Waterways Marinas Ltd.

Boatshed.com appointed new brokerage provider by British Waterways Marinas Ltd.

Friday, 15 June 2012

British Waterways Marinas Ltd, one of the largest marina operators in the country, has appointed Boatshed.com as its sole provider of brokerage at its marinas in the South and West.

When Does British Summertime Officially Start?

When Does British Summertime Officially Start?

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

I’ve blogged several times this year about not having enough water in the canal, and now that it’s June I can barely face venturing onto the front deck because the rain is relentless! (I’m writing this on Monday but anything could happen in the next few days!)

The Watery World of the Crick Boat Show

The Watery World of the Crick Boat Show

Wednesday, 06 June 2012

I’ve never been there before but 2012 was the 13th year of the Crick Boat Show. I went with my husband and two young daughters so we left our boat and just went up for the day in the car. We picked Sunday for our visit and looked forward to watching her Majesty’s Royal Pageant on the big screen. Sadly it rained the whole time we were there, but we managed to make the best of it.

Crick Boatshow

Crick Boatshow

Tuesday, 05 June 2012

Good old British weather they call it !

5 Ways for Boaters to Enjoy the Jubilee Weekend

5 Ways for Boaters to Enjoy the Jubilee Weekend

Thursday, 31 May 2012

1: This weekend myself, Neil Chapman from Boatshed and Jan Knox from Canal Experience Training are all heading to the Crick Boat Show in Northamptonshire 2nd - 5th June. If you’re going there too then come along to the Boatshed stand to talk about boats!

#BoatsThatTweet in the #MajPaj

#BoatsThatTweet in the #MajPaj

Thursday, 24 May 2012

I noticed a bit of banter on Twitter this week about Her Majesty The Queen’s Jubilee Pageant plans.

Rickmansworth Festival 2012

Rickmansworth Festival 2012

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

This weekend is the Rickmansworth Canal Festival 2012 and Boatshed Grand Union are sponsoring it. We will also have a stand to display information about our narrowboats, barges, project boats and widebeams for sale on or near the Grand Union Canal and London.

Recommended Narrowboat Books

Recommended Narrowboat Books

Wednesday, 09 May 2012

When I’m not looking for narrowboats for sale, canal boats for sale, project boats and barges for sale to list on our website I like to get my nose stuck into a narrowboat book. Sell my Boat.

Canalway Cavalcade 2012

Canalway Cavalcade 2012

Wednesday, 02 May 2012

The first May bank holiday means the IWA Canalway Cavalcade again! It’s time for us to get down to London and display our list of narrowboats for sale, canal boats for sale, project boats and barges for sale on the Grand Union. We’re looking forward to seeing lots of boats and meeting other boaters.

Lovely liveaboard narrowboat

Lovely liveaboard narrowboat

Friday, 27 April 2012

This lovely 50ft Trad Stern Narrowboat is perfect for living aboard.

2012 Crick Boat Show: coming soon!

2012 Crick Boat Show: coming soon!

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

The 2012 Crick Boat Show will be a four-day show on 2nd-5th June 2012 and this year it includes some special celebrations for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. If you’re looking for a narrowboat for sale, a widebeam or barge for sale in the UK then it’s a great place to find out about all things boaty.

Living on a narrowboat, barge or canal boat in the UK

Living on a narrowboat, barge or canal boat in the UK

Thursday, 19 April 2012

There is a lot of information on the internet about living on narrowboats, barges or canal boats. We have a selection of narrowboats for sale on the inland waterways and we also have Dutch barges and more unusual boats, barges and project boats for sale. Some of our customers have questions about which kind of boat is most suitable for living aboard?

Narrowboat 30ft with Mooring

Narrowboat 30ft with Mooring

Thursday, 12 April 2012

We have had several new listings recently. This 30 foot narrowboat with Cruiser Stern comes with a mooring at Broxbourne.