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With over 50 lots, the September Boatbid boat auction has something for everyone. If you haven't taken a look at the online catalogue, you should do so now.
Boatshed have again teamed up with Red Paddle Co to give you the opportunity to win one of their fabulous Inflatable Paddle boards.
Have you had a moment to see the Boatshed video?
You can now see all 54 boats that are available to bid on in the next Boatbid auction starting September 16th 2016.
We are delighted to announce that Cliff Sutherland has joined us as a broker for Boatshed Palma.
The brokers and the Boatshed HQ Team were invited to a demo day at the Rib-X Demo Centre based on Hayling Island, Hampshire.
Boatshed the World’s Largest Yacht Broker’s are looking for enthusiastic people to join our team. We are especially interested in speaking with people in Australia and New Zealand.
Come along and chat to the Boatshed team face to face, when we will be returning to the annual Southampton Boat Show at Mayflower Park from September 16-25th.
Boatshed are committed to reducing the cost of boat ownership and we are please to announce that Portsmouth Marine Training have joined Boatshed's Preferred Partners Scheme.
Boatshed have a position available for a part time administration assistant to work within their HQ team for approx 10 hours per week.
So far Boatshed has sold over 20,000 boats by matching buyers with boats. Why has Boatshed been so successful, whats their secret?
Bidding has just begun for the July 2016 Boatbid!
If you’re thinking of living on a narrowboat or canal boat you probably have lots of questions that you hope can be answered by the internet. But we’ve done the research for you already, and found some of the best resources around, to help you prepare for living afloat.
A composting toilet treats human waste using biological processes, changing it into organic compost that can be used as soil fertiliser. It is in fact a complete waste processing system on a small scale. Bacteria and other macro and micro-organisms thrive in the aerobic conditions provided by a composting toilet, getting rid of harmful pathogens, removing the risk to human health and environment and converting the waste nutrients into fertile soil. Waste material is reduced to a small fraction of its original volume.
Despite the recent UK vote to leave the European Union, our canal-based business in South East England will continue to benefit from being part of a global network. Boatshed has offices in locations across the UK, Europe and the USA and sells boats locally, nationally and internationally. Today, we have a team of about 120 specialist brokers and sales agents, operating from 63 locations in 18 countries.
This weekend is the 2016 Historic Narrowboat Rally at Braunston (June 25th and 26th). It’s the 13th working narrowboats rally and it’s the UK's biggest! More than 80 historic boats gather and take part in parades. There’s always a real ale beer tent, food stalls, traders, waterways artists, live music and Morris dancing. It’s free to get in, with a £10 fee for parking and all profits go to canal and local causes.
This weekend get ready for sugar mice and coconut ice, Buckby cans,mugs, and wooden spoons, (all painted with roses and castles), restored historic boats, folk music, boat trips, trade stands, roving traders and of course the beer tent. It’s festival time again!
This week’s blog article is all about how to have boating fun even if you don’t have a boat. If you want to research what you need to know about boats while also having loads of festival fun then you need this;
Another thing we are committed to at Boatshed is reducing the costs of boat ownership for our customers. Boat buyers will, typically, spend about 20% of the price of a boat on necessary equipment, products and services within the first 12 months of ownership. This expenditure can be considerable and is often overlooked by other brokers. Our Preferred Partners Scheme is aimed at reducing this expenditure and thereby the overall cost of boat ownership for Boatshed customers.
This weekend Phil from Boatshed will be at Rickmansworth Festival, one of my favourite boat festivals - because it's so big! It began as just a canal festival in 1993 as part of the British Waterways “Canals 200” celebration that year. At least 20,000 people now come each year.