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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.


Rowing the Grand Union – in a Bathtub!

Rowing the Grand Union – in a Bathtub!

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

I was impressed when Tom and Dale rowed from Birmingham to London last month, but now a student has done the same journey in a bathtub, raising over £1000 for the British Red Cross.

Charity Needs A Rowing Boat

Charity Needs A Rowing Boat

Thursday, 13 September 2012

A new charity has been set up in the Shadow of the Olympic Stadium. E20 Eastenders Fishing Club , which intends to help disabled ex-servicemen and children as well as bring back fishing to the canal in East London.

Back to School on the Canals

Back to School on the Canals

Thursday, 13 September 2012

My eldest daughter, born on a boat nearly five years ago, has just started school. So with that theme in my mind I thought I’d grab my satchel and an apple for teacher and seek out ways to get an education on the English canals and rivers.

The Boat industry needs YOU!

The Boat industry needs YOU!

Thursday, 06 September 2012

We need boat experts !

Grand Union: A Happy Marriage

Grand Union: A Happy Marriage

Wednesday, 05 September 2012

This week as a Leicestershire couple celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary with a canal boat trip along the Grand Union Canal I thought I would celebrate the Grand Union itself. (The happy husband at 83 is the same age as the canal.) We have boats for sale all over the southern Grand Union and as Boatshed Inland we cover an even wider area.

Celebration Time!

Celebration Time!

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

It’s now a year since I began working for Boatshed Grand Union! We have lots to celebrate and it’s been an interesting year.

Support the UK Waterways Ranking Site!

Support the UK Waterways Ranking Site!

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Tony Blews's UK Waterways Ranking Site is a great way to discover popular waterways websites, and as a blogger I particularly enjoy checking out the blog rankings and wandering about discovering new boating blogs.

Lina Tackles Project Boat to Beat the Recession!

Lina Tackles Project Boat to Beat the Recession!

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

If you’re looking for an affordable way to become a boat owner then have you considered a project boat? We have project boats for sale to suit all budgets, and you don’t need to be an expert to take one on.

Rowing the Grand Union? Yes Really!

Rowing the Grand Union? Yes Really!

Wednesday, 08 August 2012

Last Saturday 4th August two determined men arrived at Brentford, after rowing there… from Birmingham.

The Floating Market is Open!

The Floating Market is Open!

Wednesday, 01 August 2012

The trading boats have now gathered at Mile End on the Regent’s Canal in London creating a most unusual market. Strangely reminiscent of Neil Gaiman’s floating market, (featured in the 1996 urban fantasy TV series Neverwhere,) it is a vibrant and colourful place. This is all part of the changes to London’s canals during the period of the Olympics.

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.