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Boatshed Plymouth check out a unique job opportunity onboard the historical Tamar Sailing Barge 'Shamrock'Tuesday, 27 January 2009
Yacht Brokers, Boatshed Plymouth recently visited Cotehele Quay and Mill in Cornwall to list a boat and whilst there discovered a fantastic job opportunity for a wooden boat enthusiast to obtain a hands-on career experience with a unique piece of nautical history! Built in 1899 ‘Shamrock’ is a 57ft ketch-rigged Tamar Sailing Barge, originally used to transport cargoes in and around Plymouth on the River Tamar. She then went on to be used as a diving tender, and salvage barge, before being acquired by the National Trust in 1974, who also own the associated Cotehele Tudor House and gardens. She is now co-owned by the National Maritime Museum, and has been restored to sea-going condition. She is usually moored in her dock at Cotehele, however she does make occasional trips on the Tamar. The adjoining Quay Museum tells Shamrock's story, as well as information about trade on the river, mining, quarrying, and shipbuilding in the Tamar Valley.
After the success of the first boat auction and by popular demand Boatbid is back !!!
Boatshed spent some time today with Sarah Outen who sets out in March 2009 to become the first female solo rower to cross the Indian Ocean. Sarah is at the London Boat Show with her boat, Serendipity, in a prime spot next to the main stage so go and see her!
Neil Chapman and Boatshed have been chosen as a case study on the UK Government's website to help other businesses to start up. Business Link which is the primary port of call for anyone interested in starting a business interviewed Neil and the piece is now live on their website.
The Boatshed team, along with thousands of visitors, press and boating enthusiasts braved the icy conditions in London this morning to attend the opening of the 55th London Boat Show at ExCel.
On a bright winter's day in Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight, the latest Boatshed office was launched!
In November 2007, the Daily Telegraph (leading UK newspaper) interviewed Neil and Mandy Chapman, MDs of Boatshed and an article appeared in the business section of the newspaper.
The inaugural five day BoatBid auction held at the Sail, Power and Watersports Show at Earls Court has finished and was deemed an absolute success by the team, owners and bidders alike.
The owner of Boatshed Cowes, Frank Gelder, will be opening a new office in Yarmouth on 20th December. This second office, which will run in conjunction with his existing business in Clarence Boatyard, will offer boat owners in the west of the Island more choice when it comes to yacht brokerage.
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1185 islands (only 66 of them inhabited), 5835 km of coastline,
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Last week Steve from Boatshed Falmouth called in on the inaugural Emirates Boatshow in Abu Dhabi.
Day three of the Sail, Power and Watersports Show ended in celebratory fashion with a combined Fizz @ Five, Royal Marine Commando Display and live music on the main stage. The event was attended by hundreds of visitors and exhibitors and entertainment was provided by 8 burly young men throwing themselves around in an unarmed combat display.
Today's news from the Sail, Power and Watersports Show is that the Boatshed Babes, Sarah and Caroline, both decided to help the cause by throwing themselves over the side of the Earls Court Exhibition centre.
Day 2 of the world's biggest boat auction and the bids keep on coming in at BoatBid.com! At many points during the day, all the phone lines were busy, the team were all on their laptops and the visitors kept coming - the BoatBid crew are expert multi-taskers.
As the first day of bidding comes to an end, we thought it would be interesting to catch up with Neil Chapman, MD at Boatshed.com to find out how the auction is panning out.
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"Any opportunity to network" is one of the Boatshed buzz phrases.
This week members of the Boatshed team are in at the deep-end with the USA's largest boat dealers.