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.
When? - 14th to 18th July
Entries Close 4th March.
Bidding has just begun for the December 2016 European Boatbid.
Bidding has just begun for the September 2016 European Boatbid.
Bidding has just begun for the July 2016 Boatbid!
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.
We want our customers to feel valued, informed and, well…… loved. Instead of us keeping all the useful information about boat sales to ourselves, we have developed some tools to allow our customers to keep themselves informed whilst selling a boat and when looking for a new boat.
BoatBid enables the boat buyer to bid with the confidence that any boat can be surveyed and sea trialed before you make the decision to purchase. The transaction is handled by one of Boatshed's brokers.
We are excited to announce our new listing of this stunning Sunseeker Predator 52 performance Motor Yacht. She is a 2008 model with one careful owner from new and exudes luxury throughout as you would expect from Sunseeker but she is also packed with a lot of exciting features, including her auto submerging bathing platform, electric cockpit awning and full width automatic glazed sunroof over the helm station.
Boatshed Costa Brava are delighted to announce its latest listing, a Baglietto 29M. She represents outstanding value for her size and condition and benefits from a significant refit by the current owner in 2012. The current owner employs a full time maintenance person who is on the boat every day ensuring she is kept clean and to take care of any maintenance issues whenever they arise and his is immediately apparent when you step aboard.
Significant Price Reduction - Beneteau Antares 13.80
Boatshed Barcelona are delighted to announce the listing of this stunning Grand Banks 42 Classic, a genuine timeless classic! This example is in excellent condition and it is immediately apparent that this boat has been extremely well maintained and updated. There cannot be a better way to enjoy cruising in style and comfort. She has been purposely priced to sell at 99.000 euros representing extraordinary value. For UK buyers, this equates to approx 70,000 GBP based on exchange rates at the time of writing.
Boatshed Newsletter Summer 2015 - we have news and articles including - WIN a PADDLEBOARD Competition - How does Boatshed sell boats twice as fast? - News from America - The Truth about the used boat market - Life on a canal boat - 56 Point Boat checks - Join Planet Boatshed - plus why you absolutely need to SUP!
Many of the conditions and trends in the international used boat market that I reported upon in November 2014 continue and remain highly relevant to boat sales today. Overall, the market can be summarised as follow:
We are delighted to announce our new relationship with BWML. BWML is part of the UK’s Canal & River Trust (formally, British Waterways) a national charity whose primary role is the custodian and navigation authority for around 2,000 miles of canals and rivers across England and Wales. Boatshed is now the exclusive external broker in most of BWML’s 20 locations, available to assist our customers with the sale and purchase of Narrowboats and other inland waterway vessels. Our brokers in these locations are experts in these specialist craft and familiar with the unique pleasures of inland boating.
Boatshed is delighted to announce its endorsement of the Maritime Training Academy's Diploma in Yacht Brokerage, the leading distance learning course to train and prepare new brokers for the used boat industry. Boatshed is working with the MTA to offer graduate brokers effective routes into the industry using Boatshed's market leading sales platform.
At the Southampton Boat Show last year, Boatshed, together with the Marine Inspection Association of leading marine surveyors, introduced the use of IPAs when selling used sail and motor boats. An IPA is a further tool to increase the transparency of a used boat offered for sale. Boats we sell can be physically inspected, assessed and reported upon by an experienced, independent, marine surveyor before, or whilst they are listed. Up to 55 critical areas of a second-hand boat are assessed and the IPA report can be viewed by an interested buyer alongside the boat’s details.
The Boatshed Network continues to grow: We are delighted to welcome to the group: Paul Diffin at Boatshed Lancashire in UK, Rolv Reissiger at Boatshed Penang in Malaysia, Edward Kay at Boatshed Riviera in France, Billy and Jo Hallam at Boatshed Plymouth. Also, we are in the process of welcoming new brokers for Boatshed South of France and Cumbria and Brixham.
Where to find the Boatshed crew during summer 2015
At Boatshed we encourage feedback from our customers, as a way of monitoring and improving the services we offer. Here are some recent comments we have received: