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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.


BoatBid auction starts this Friday September 16th 2016.

BoatBid auction starts this Friday September 16th 2016.

Monday, 12 September 2016

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.

Win a Red Paddle Co inflatable Paddle board in our fab competition

Win a Red Paddle Co inflatable Paddle board in our fab competition

Tuesday, 06 September 2016

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 seen the Boatshed Video....

Have you seen the Boatshed Video....

Friday, 02 September 2016

Have you had a moment to see the Boatshed video?

BoatBid Europe September Auction catalogue now live - 54 lots

BoatBid Europe September Auction catalogue now live - 54 lots

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

You can now see all 54 boats that are available to bid on in the next Boatbid auction starting September 16th 2016.

Welcome to Cliff of Boatshed Palma

Welcome to Cliff of Boatshed Palma

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

We are delighted to announce that Cliff Sutherland has joined us as a broker for Boatshed Palma.

Rib-X Demo Day with Boatshed Hayling Island

Rib-X Demo Day with Boatshed Hayling Island

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

The brokers and the Boatshed HQ Team were invited to a demo day at the Rib-X Demo Centre based on Hayling Island, Hampshire.

Come and jump aboard with Boatshed

Come and jump aboard with Boatshed

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

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.

Boatshed at the Southampton Boat Show 2016

Boatshed at the Southampton Boat Show 2016

Saturday, 13 August 2016

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.

Welcome Portsmouth Marine Training to the Boatshed Preferred Partners Scheme

Welcome Portsmouth Marine Training to the Boatshed Preferred Partners Scheme

Friday, 12 August 2016

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 are Recruiting! - JOB VACANCY

Boatshed are Recruiting! - JOB VACANCY

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Boatshed have a position available for a part time administration assistant to work within their HQ team for approx 10 hours per week.

20,000 boats SOLD - What's Boatshed secret?

20,000 boats SOLD - What's Boatshed secret?

Friday, 29 July 2016

So far Boatshed has sold over 20,000 boats by matching buyers with boats. Why has Boatshed been so successful, whats their secret?

BoatBid Auction - NOW ON

BoatBid Auction - NOW ON

Friday, 15 July 2016

Bidding has just begun for the July 2016 Boatbid!

Stop! Don’t Live on a Narrowboat Until You’ve Read This!

Stop! Don’t Live on a Narrowboat Until You’ve Read This!

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

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.

4 Surprising Reasons to Get a Compost Toilet on Your Boat

4 Surprising Reasons to Get a Compost Toilet on Your Boat

Wednesday, 06 July 2016

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.

Beyond Brexit: Local Broker With Global Advantage

Beyond Brexit: Local Broker With Global Advantage

Monday, 27 June 2016

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.

How to Work on Narrowboats in 2016

How to Work on Narrowboats in 2016

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

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: How to Find Your Nearest Boat Festival

This Weekend: How to Find Your Nearest Boat Festival

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

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!

3 Canal Festivals for Spring Bank Holiday 2016

3 Canal Festivals for Spring Bank Holiday 2016

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

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;

Preferred Partners Scheme  ‘Bringing down the cost of boat ownership’

Preferred Partners Scheme ‘Bringing down the cost of boat ownership’

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

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.

Rickmansworth Festival 2016: The One That Boaters Love!

Rickmansworth Festival 2016: The One That Boaters Love!

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

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.