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.
Look insurance Services today announce it has entered into a strategic partnership with Boatshed. The partnership scheme will see Look insurance Services providing yacht insurance quotations for Boatshed UK clients and allows a special discount for Boatshed UK customers. The agreement allows the discount to be continued throughout the life of the policy.
We are delighted to announce that Look Insurance Services has joined Boatshed's Preferred Partners scheme, offering marine and boating insurance to UK based and registered pleasure boats. As one of the leading marine insurers,Look is ideally placed to offer insurance products to Boatshed's customers and will offer 10% discounts for products purchased though Boatshed.com.
We have up to eight National 18’s for sale the first of which it already advertised on our website:
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:
Back in the glory days, before the last recession, when the world was awash with cash and boat shows were held at Earls Court, I first came across Boatshed holding one of their famous Fizz at Five sessions. Their stand was near my Canal Experience Training stand and at the end of a hard day exhibiting, a glass of Fizz (in a plastic glass) was very welcome.
The English Court of Appeal has for the first time, recently established an absolute rule that an assured who tells a lie or relies upon false evidence to support an otherwise valid insurance claim, will forfeit the claim entirely. In other words, even if the lie or false evidence is immaterial to the insurance claim, an underwriter or insurance company will be able to successfully deny cover.
News from the US Pacific Northwest – Boatshed Seattle
Just 24 hours left to make a bid, the auction finishes tomorrow Tuesday 13th Jan at 19.00 GMT.
Welcome to Boatsheds Newsletter, in it we round-up what Boatshed has been up to in the boat sales market and report on major events and trends in the sector. We are also introducing new and exciting Boatshed products and initiatives to support our customers, and give advance notice of future Boatshed events. With inciteful contributions from customers, brokers in the field and industry experts, its designed to bring together information that we think our customers - sellers and buyers - will find useful and interesting.
Today we’re featuring two very different boats that have been reduced in price, but we don’t expect to hang on to them very long because Boatshed sells twice as fast as other brokers! If you’re looking for a sail boat or motor boat for sale in Essex we may have the boat you are looking for. Each of these boats has an extensive slideshow of images so that you can examine it thoroughly before booking a viewing. (You may also like the Boatshed Guide to Choosing the Right Boat For You).
If you like a bargain it’s best to act quickly when you see one, because Boatshed sells twice as fast as other brokers. If you’re looking for a Moody, Seamaster or Aquastar boat for sale in Essex we may have the boat you are looking for right now. Each of these boats has an extensive slideshow of images so that you can examine it thoroughly before booking a viewing. (You may also like the Boatshed Guide to Choosing the Right Boat For You).
In August 2014 the notorious pirate radio station Radio Caroline dropped anchor in the River Blackwater. It is now based on its third ship; MV Ross Revenge. The iconic station challenged the conventional radio programmes of the 60s by playing non-stop pop music, and its legendary history of police raids, fires, shipwrecks and financial ruin inspired the movie “The Boat That Rocked”.
Everybody likes a bargain and sometimes you just get lucky and find what you’re looking for at a reduced price. One of these featured boats could be just what you’re looking for to make that dream an affordable reality. Click on each link to see the full specification and lots of pictures.