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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.

BoatBid auction NOW OPEN!
BoatBid auction NOW OPEN!
Friday, 16 September 2016

Bidding has just begun for the September 2016 European Boatbid.

BoatBid auction starts this Friday September 16th 2016.
BoatBid auction starts this Friday September 16th 2016.
Monday, 12 September 2016

With over 50 lots, the September Boatbid boat auction has something for everyone. If you haven't taken a look at the online catalogue, you should do so now.

How do you see your boat broker?
How do you see your boat broker?
Sunday, 21 August 2016

From an original article by Cathy Bouguereau

BoatBid Auction - NOW ON
BoatBid Auction - NOW ON
Friday, 15 July 2016

Bidding has just begun for the July 2016 Boatbid!

New Boatshed brokers for France
New Boatshed brokers for France
Saturday, 04 June 2016

Your Boatshed France Team in Gosport for their HQ training course

May 1st of 2016 Port festival on the Saône in PONT DE VAUX
May 1st of 2016 Port festival on the Saône in PONT DE VAUX
Tuesday, 19 April 2016

LE PORT EN FÊTE LE DIMANCHE 1ER MAI 2016 En rive droite, côté Pont-de-Vaux, Marché aux Puces organisé par Anime Joubert.

The River Loire
The River Loire
Friday, 15 April 2016

The Loire River is considered to be the last natural (as in un modified by man) river in Europe. Always a difficult river to navigate, it was once the main highway of France but is now only considered navigable for a short distance from t...

Boatbid auction starts this Friday 15th April at 9am
Boatbid auction starts this Friday 15th April at 9am
Tuesday, 12 April 2016

The next auction commences on Friday 15th April at 9am and runs until Tuesday 19th April at 7pm. There are 55 boats for sale in sail, power, river and inland boats.

Pénichettes®, inland waterways adventure & innovating technology
Pénichettes®, inland waterways adventure & innovating technology
Sunday, 10 April 2016

Everybody interested in French waterways knows about the famous Pénichettes® hire boats from LOCABOAT but what about the man behind the creation?

Boatbid Auction - APRIL 2016 - Boats Preview
Boatbid Auction - APRIL 2016 - Boats Preview
Monday, 04 April 2016

The next auction takes place between 15th to 19th April 2016, here's a preview of some of the boats entered into the auction:

Spring is here.  Time to buy your next boat?
Spring is here. Time to buy your next boat?
Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Some of you will be polishing cleaning and dewinterising whilst others will be getting the itch to buy their next (or their first) boat. After a few seasons spent renting a hire cruiser or just talking to the boaters whilst strolling the ...

Moret Sur Loing
Moret Sur Loing
Friday, 25 March 2016

Worth a visit. Moret sur Loing has three small marinas to welcome passing pleasure boaters and a warm welcome it will be too. Marina "Capitaine" is Lorette Levis, formerly a bargee a mine of useful information. All services in the town and supp...

Under the Bonnet - Are you using all the new features?
Under the Bonnet - Are you using all the new features?
Thursday, 24 March 2016

We want our customers to feel valued, informed and, well…… loved. Instead of us keeping all the useful information about boat sales to ourselves, we have developed some tools to allow our customers to keep themselves informed whilst selling a...

Is restoration of the Canal de Berry possible?
Is restoration of the Canal de Berry possible?
Saturday, 12 March 2016

First lets decide on a name!! The Canal DE Berry or Canal DU Berry? Well, the old province of Berry was known as the Province DU Berry, so why not the canal the Canal Du Berry? Well, because it is named after the Duc DE Berry and therefore know...

A rendez-vous with the wildlife on the Canal de Briare
A rendez-vous with the wildlife on the Canal de Briare
Sunday, 28 February 2016

The wildlife makes no distinction. Dutch barge, steel cruiser or hire boat, they all make a great landing place from time to time. A butterfly on the roof, a dragonfly on the bollards and yet as soon as you reach for the camera….. “pouf” ...

Trying out a working barge
Trying out a working barge
Thursday, 25 February 2016

2015 saw a revival of commercial traffic on some “Freycinet”* canals in France. Traffic from the Paris region carrying building site debris passes up the Seine River via the Canal du Loing to a landfill site at Givry on the Canal Latéral...

Why list your boat for sale with Boatshed
Why list your boat for sale with Boatshed
Tuesday, 23 February 2016

These days there are lots of ways for an owner to try and sell a boat, from advertising it on Ebay or in a local newspaper, to handing it over exclusively to a professional broker. Nevertheless, at Boatshed we remain firmly of the view that the be...

Boatshed meets...... Graham Wharmby
Boatshed meets...... Graham Wharmby
Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Here at Boatshed we have some fabulous brokers and today we’d like to put the spotlight on Graham Wharmby who is the Boatshed broker for Bourgogne, Midi Canals, St Malo and France.

Spotlight on Franche Comté Nautic
Spotlight on Franche Comté Nautic
Tuesday, 09 February 2016

At 480 kilometers long the Saône river is one of the most important river navigations in France and the town of Port sur Saône is to be found on the upper reaches often referred to as the Petite Saône. The upper Saône river is a joy to navig...

Cruising France and the Long Stay Visa dilemma.  A boaters tale
Cruising France and the Long Stay Visa dilemma. A boaters tale
Monday, 01 February 2016

For none European nationals the 90 day stay rule can severely limit the appeal of buying a boat to cruise the French canals and rivers.

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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.