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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.

NOKIA and Alex Thomson Racing announce ground breaking technology partnerships

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Nokia, together with its world-renowned industrial research and innovation engine, Nokia Bell Labs, has been announced as Technology Partner to UK-based sailing team Alex Thomson Racing.

The partnership, which continues through to 2021, will see Nokia Bell Labs join forces with skipper Alex Thomson and his team, as he looks to become the first British sailor ever to win the iconic Vendée Globe race.

GGR sailor rescued days after severe storm

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Abhilash Tomy’s dismasted yacht Thuriya, photographed from an Indian military plane. Image: Indian Navy / PPL / GGR

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Faulty gas appliances can cause carbon monoxide poisoning, a highly poisonous gas that you can’t see, smell or taste, and can led to serious illness or even death. It is estimated around 40 people die from carbon monoxide poisoning every year and 4000 people attend A&E departments with suspected CO related illnesses.

Therefore, bwml.co.uk believe it is vital that people know the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning and what to do if you suspect someone has it. They say spotting it quickly can make a huge difference and the 6 main indications are:

Round the Island Race countdown

Friday, 06 July 2018

With less than 24 hours to go before Katie Schuhster – representing the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust – fires the cannon as official race starter for the 87th edition of the Round the Island Race, the festive atmosphere in Cowes is in full swing.

Run by the Island Sailing Club in association with Cloudy Bay New Zealand, this quintessential British 50nm ‘race for all’ looks set to produce a fantastic day on the water for the 1200+ race teams taking part.

Plastic Is Polluting Our Oceans

Thursday, 05 July 2018

Plastic continues to pollute our oceans and there are no signs of it slowing down. Around the world, we are producing more than 300 million tonnes of plastic each year due to its cheapness and versatility when it comes to packaging – creating an environmental problem that needs to be tackled. In 2015, 322 million tonnes of plastic were produced which would equal the same weight as 900 Empire State Buildings!

Mediaworks teamed up with Reconomy, waste management experts (skip cost), to find out more.

HM Coastguard adopts RYA SafeTrx as new safety id scheme

Wednesday, 04 July 2018

RYA SafeTrx now supersedes the HM Coastguard CG66 scheme 

The Maritime & Coastguard Agency and the Royal Yachting Association have joined forces to reveal RYA SafeTrx as HM Coastguard’s new official voluntary safety identification scheme.

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

Paralympian to compete in Vendee Globe

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Marlow Ropes is the official supplier to Vendee Globe’s first ever Paralympian competitor, Hannah Stodel Racing.

Circumnavigating the UK in a Leisure 27, Part 5 - Wells to Scarborough

Monday, 18 June 2018

Part 5 of Kevin Gilroy's intrepid solo UK circumnavigation

GGR depart Falmouth

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Golden Globe Race boats depart Falmouth after Parade of Sail bound for Les Sables-d'Olonne

July Boatbid Auction

Monday, 14 May 2018

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

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

Friday, 13 April 2018

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

April Boatbid - Catalogue OPEN

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

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

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 of ownership. This expenditure can be considerable and is often overlooked by other brokers. Our Preferred Partners Program is aimed at reducing this expenditure and thereby the overall cost of boat ownership for Boatshed customers.

Golden Globe Race

Friday, 16 February 2018

9 Months Alone At Sea, 30,000 Miles Non-Stop, No Modern Technology, Southern Ocean!

April BoatBid Auction

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

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

February BoatBid - Auction Open!

Friday, 09 February 2018

The February BoatBid auction is open.

February BoatBid - Catalogue Open

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

February BoatBid - Catalogue Published