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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.

The Mayday Call that saved our lives – and started a business…
The Mayday Call that saved our lives – and started a business…
Thursday, 12 September 2019

In celebrating the 20th anniversary of Boatshed.com we take a glimpse into how the business began. But how could co-founders Mandy and Neil Chapman ever have imagined that their dramatic air-sea rescue in a Force 10 storm would become such...

Neil Chapman starts the two handed ARC across the Atlantic to St Lucia
Neil Chapman starts the two handed ARC across the Atlantic to St Lucia
Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Neil Chapman Co Founder and CEO of Boatshed.com is doing the double-handed ARC crossing from Las Palmas to St Lucia 2018 with Curt Mundy from Boatshed Ireland.

Boatshed and GGR Race Village
Boatshed and GGR Race Village
Thursday, 28 June 2018

Boatshed HQ team members are on location at the race Village in Les Sables-d'Olonne for the start of the Golden Globe Race on Sunday.
Boatshed are proud to be sponsors of the GGR and have sold several boats to race competitors

July Auction - Catalogue Live
July Auction - Catalogue Live
Wednesday, 13 June 2018

The catalogue for the July Boatbid Auction is now live and can be viewed HERE. If you would like to place a bid in the auction then read our Buyers Guide and FAQ's for more information.

July Boatbid Auction
July Boatbid Auction
Monday, 14 May 2018

The July BoatBid auction will run from the 13th to the 17th July 2018 .

Boatshed sponsor Antigua Classic Regatta - Windward Race / Monday
Boatshed sponsor Antigua Classic Regatta - Windward Race / Monday
Monday, 23 April 2018

The last racing day for the Antigua Classic Regatta had lighter winds with intervals of squally blustery conditions and heavy down pours. With a mixture of weather conditions throughout the race made interesting results for the last day.

Boatshed sponsor - Antigua Classic Regatta - Single Handed Race / Thursday
Boatshed sponsor - Antigua Classic Regatta - Single Handed Race / Thursday
Thursday, 19 April 2018

Skippers breifing for the single handed race was held at the Antigua Yacht Club. Basic rules include no autopilots to be used, all boats will have observers who will be situated on each boat to help in case of emergency.

Antigua Classic Regatta 2018 - Sponsored by Boatshed.com
Antigua Classic Regatta 2018 - Sponsored by Boatshed.com
Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Boatshed sponsor The Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, its got to be the No1 classic sailing event in the Caribbean.

Donating your boat to Sail 4 Cancer Charity
Donating your boat to Sail 4 Cancer Charity
Tuesday, 17 April 2018

At the end of 2017 we were approached by Chris Woods on behalf of the Keith Black Will Trust who wanted to donate his Colvic Countess 33 to Sail 4 Cancer. After considering whether to use her for our family sailing days it was eventually decided t...

April Auction - Last Chance To Bid...
April Auction - Last Chance To Bid...
Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Just a quick reminder that this is the last chance to bid in the April Boatbid Auction. The Auction will end at 1900 this evening.

April Boatbid - Auction Open
April Boatbid - Auction Open
Friday, 13 April 2018

The auction will run from 0900 on Friday the 13th to 1700 on Tuesday the 17th of April.

Enda o'Coineen returns to Sables d'Olonne after 14500 miles non stop from New Zealand
Enda o'Coineen returns to Sables d'Olonne after 14500 miles non stop from New Zealand
Monday, 02 April 2018

Enda o'Coineen from Galway arrived in Sables d'Olonne on his open 60 Le Souffle de Nord Team Ireland, non stop from New Zealand after his Vendéeboat was dismasted 300km south of New Zealand during the Vendée Globe. Enda finally completed the Ven...

The Sables D'Olonne boat show - Vendée  Hissez'o
The Sables D'Olonne boat show - Vendée Hissez'o
Saturday, 31 March 2018

The Boatshed French team have been busy at the used boat show in Sables D'Olonne Hissez'o (Heave Ho (water)). This show is in it's first year and runs over the Easter Weekend from Saturday 31 to Monday 2nd of April. It's a cross be...

Boatshed set up for Hissez'o boat show Les Sables d'Olonne
Boatshed set up for Hissez'o boat show Les Sables d'Olonne
Friday, 30 March 2018

The Boatshed France team are at Les Sables d'Olonne this weekend. We are in exhibition mode for the Vendée secondhand boat show. Hissez'o which is on from March 31 to April 2 at the Quai Garnier, in the French city of boating.

April Boatbid
April Boatbid
Thursday, 29 March 2018

The next BoatBid auction will run from the 13th (at 0900) to the 17th (at 1900) of April.

April Boatbid - Catalogue OPEN
April Boatbid - Catalogue OPEN
Wednesday, 14 March 2018

The April auction is busier than ever with over 75 boats on offer.

Boatshed Texas Partner
Boatshed Texas Partner
Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Steve Black Boatshed Texas: “My 16’ Old Town Canoe with a Lean Green Lehr
propane gas outboard motor, perfect for Boatshed Texas media crew to go shoot photos & video of prospective listings (my favourite part of the business ;...

Helping with the cost of boat ownership
Helping with the cost of boat ownership
Wednesday, 14 March 2018

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 ...

First Trans Pacific Row By a Blind Person!
First Trans Pacific Row By a Blind Person!
Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Two retired Royal Marines, Mick Dawson and Steve "Sparky" Sparkes are taking on the Pacific Ocean with nothing but oars and guts to enable the first trans Pacific row completed by a blind person, whilst taking part in the Great Pacific Race from M...

List of boating and sailing events for 2018
List of boating and sailing events for 2018
Monday, 12 March 2018

We could not find a good list of 2018 Boatshows, Regattas and Events, so we have built one for everyone to use. It is a work in progress! so if you know of any boating events that are not featured here, then please contact us and we would love to ...

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