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Church Stretton is probably as far from the sea as you can get in England. Mandy Chapman from Boatshed.com HQ office in Gosport was visiting the area for the day and was asked to help with the RNLI fund raising the local town.
Phew what a week that was! The fourth BoatBid online boat auction has just ended. We’ve had 32 used motor and sailing boats being auctioned online over the past 5 days and we’ve been busy answering all your questions and helping everyone to find out as much information about the boats in the catalogue before bidding and making sure you all knew exactly how to bid and what happens next.
Interest in the fourth BoatBid.com online boat auction is really hotting up. All our Boatshed.com brokers, who are handling the individual sales for the used boats in the auction, have been really busy answering questions and arranging viewings on the boats.
Boatshed BVI , International Yacht Brokers has seen a massive increase in European inquiries for good value yachts for sale with people either wanting a cruising sabbatical through the Caribbean islands or purchasers who are looking to ship their yacht back to Europe or the
Blue skies, 30 fast women & some great sailing boats - Boatshed Dalmatia attends Croatia’s first ever Women’s Match Race (WMR)
There’s just over a week to go before the next BoatBid.com boat auction which has almost 40 used boats of all types going under the virtual hammer. We have everything from pretty little wooden yachts to big powerful motor cruisers and all types of craft in between. We have a couple of completely unique boats, The Zafferano 45 sports fisher and a Gary Mull designed half tonner. There are sailing boats to suit all tastes from a 18 foot Sunstar to a Bavaria 350and all types of power boats including an Aquaflyte 7m RIB, a Sunrunner 235 weekender and a Sealine S38.
The Katalinic 750 Underway
The name of this Custom Wooden Sloop (Katalinic 750) translates to “Little Sun” and her current owner says he fell in love with her before she was even built!
The original builder was Dado Katalinic, a designer from a boat-building family with more than 100 years’ history. Although he built other wooden boats using the WEST System, this boat was the only one he ever built for himself. She was originally a project to enable him to pass on his skills to his son, Ivan, as his father had passed on his skills before him. Unfortunately, the father and son team only got as far as building the hull!
The tenth Fishguard Folk Festival is sadly over, but people are still smiling with happy memories of a gloriously sunny week-end, great music and old friendships rekindled.
Grateful thanks are due to Mike of Boatshed Wales for sponsoring the Pirates and Smugglers Walk – (Junior Pirate Thomas Lewis and mum Wendy taking first prize in both sections for best dressed pirate!) and the shanty singing in the Ship Inn, Lower Town, went with a Yo Ho Ho thanks to the Boatshed Wales rum!
Wendy (violin) then joined Boatshedwales broker Alan Coy (bass guitar) for some rip roaring jigs, reels and songs – still in her pirate outfit; I think she likes it!!
At BoatBid we have all kinds of used boats for sale in our auctions. We have used power boats and used sailing boats ranging from dainty little yachts to very stylish sports cruiser. Craft suitable to water ski behind and ones for yacht racing, with just about every kind of used boat you could want. Take a look at the catalogue I'm sure there's something you'll like.
At 1230 BST H.R.H. The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, fired the start gun for this years Original Single Handed Trans-Atlantic Race (OSTAR).
The Zafferano 45 - yet another original boat listed by Croatia and Slovenia’s own unique brand of International Yacht Brokers, Boatshed Dalmatia. Boatshed Dalmatia’s John Harkness and Lynn Kennedy certainly seem to be gaining a reputation as the people to talk to about totally unique boats for sale in Croatia and Slovenia!
One of Boatshed Dalmatia’s boats sales strengths in selling boats in Croatia and Slovenia is that they focus exclusively on selling used boats.
The annual Fishguard Folk Festival is to be sponsored by Boatshed Wales. The two mile "Pirates and Smugglers walk" which is part of the Fishguard Folk Festival, is to be held on Sunday 24th May at 10:30 starting from the Square, Fishguard.
Over one hundred and fifty canal boats crammed together at Little Venice in the centre of London of a beautifully warm bank holiday weekend. This year’s Canalway Cavalcade saw a record turnout in both boat and visitor numbers and Boatshed Grand Union was at the heart of it. With our sponsorship of the Real Ale Bar emblazoned on the side of the marquee for all to see and large scale banners around the site, not to mention thousands of branded beer mats and piles of postcards, our presence was unmissable.
I write this with a westerly gale raging outside but summer is only just around the corner. The Boat Bid team have been working hard selecting a fantastic range of used motor and sailing boats for the summer auction. There’s just a week to go before the catalogue is launched but we still managed time to sit out in glorious sunshine yesterday lunch time and we’ve also sneaked in some fantastic sailing already this year.
For all those Motorsport fans out there, lookout for a new race circuit, its here in the sunny Algarve, home territory of www.boatshedalgarve.com
Another year and another specialist boat show. This time it was RIBEX and Peter and Michael Delbridge of Boatshed Hamble International Yacht Brokers, along with a number of their Boatshed Hamble Brokers and Agents were there to catch up on what was new, and talk to old acquaintances.
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