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.
BoatBid Auction - 14th to the 18th July - Bidding has begun!
Following the success of the 2016 free ticket offer to the Southampton Boat Show the RYA, working closely with British Marine, is once again able to offer all members a free ticket to the 2017 show taking place from 15 – 24 September.
Members are able to claim one free ticket to any day of the show, including Public Preview Day, as well purchasing up to three additional tickets at the special discounted rate of just £12.00* (a transaction fee of £1.95 applies for purchased tickets).
Justine Heeley, Marine Director at McMurdo UK, shares some top tips on how to maximise your chance of rescue using emergency beacons.
Anyone who is planning to go out on the water needs to be prepared for an emergency. It is vital that you not only carry the right equipment, but that you know what you should do in an emergency situation, whether you are alone or in a group.
OLAS, the man overboard location alert app from Exposure Lights is now available on Android as well as through the App Store.
Exposure Lights have also released a daunting new MOB video, showing how easily things can quickly go wrong, even in relatively calm conditions. Exposure’s research revealed that typically in many sailing partnerships at least one person has the underlying dread “what would I do if my partner went overboard”, meaning they find it difficult to relax or rest when the other is on deck alone.
When? - 14th to 18th July
A quick video, with yet another set of hints and tips on checking your lifejackets, direct from boatshed Brighton! (Apologies for the quality!)
My family and I were invited to the Land Rover BAR road show on Saturday 6th of May which was held at BAR America's Cup HQ in Portsmouth.
DEMO: Rare chance to see a life raft inflating.
Opportunities like this don't come along very often! If you have a life raft, do you know what's in it? This quick vid shows what's contained in a typical life raft and what it's used for. Love from Boatshed Brighton and Nicky's Canvasworks!
Only a week to go until the next auction which takes place from 14-18 April..
When abandoning their boat - something which is your last resort! - many people go to deploy their life rafts, only to find that they pull and pull and pull at their painter (the operating chord) and their life raft doesn't inflate.
Find Your Dream Boat!
Entries Close 4th March.
BoatBid Auction 10th to 14th February - Bidding has begun!
Boatshed.com conquers the thousands of miles between their HQ in the UK and Australia as they welcome Boatshed Gold Coast to the group:
The next auction runs from Friday 10th February 2017 until Tuesday 14th February 2017
The deadline for entries to the February BoatBid auction has been extended to 1700 on Friday 6th January. The catalogue will be open to view from the 11th of January and the auction will run from the 10-14th of February.
We are delighted that Nick Crook has recently joined the Boatshed team as a broker for Boatshed Suffolk.
2017 is nearly upon us, and are you thinking that you may like to make a change to your current job? Why not consider becoming a yacht broker with Boatshed?
It's always good to know a little more about the team at Boatshed and this month we've been chatting to Carol who is a broker for both Boatshed Dartmouth and Boatshed Commercial.