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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 - 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.

L’ENTENTE des CANAUX du CENTRE
L’ENTENTE des CANAUX du CENTRE
Monday, 01 February 2016

L’ENTENTE desCANAUX du CENTRE … c’est quoi et comment ça marche ?

How to buy a boat with BoatBid.com boat auctions
How to buy a boat with BoatBid.com boat auctions
Friday, 29 January 2016

BoatBid enables the boat buyer to bid with the confidence that any boat can be surveyed and sea trialed before you make the decision to purchase. The transaction is handled by one of Boatshed's brokers.

BOATSHED, la conférence annuelle de janvier 2016.
BOATSHED, la conférence annuelle de janvier 2016.
Saturday, 23 January 2016

De bonnes nouvelles pour Boatshed Bourgogne et Boatshed Midi Canals!

Canal de Briare 2015, une aventure franco-tchèque !  …  Suite et fin
Canal de Briare 2015, une aventure franco-tchèque ! … Suite et fin
Saturday, 23 January 2016

Retrouvons notre ami Tchèque Josef qui, à Moret sur Loing, désire embouquer le canal du Loing au sortir de la Seine. Quenenni ! On lui interdit le passage de la première écluse.

January Boatbid Auction - Catalogue Preview
January Boatbid Auction - Catalogue Preview
Tuesday, 19 January 2016

The next auction runs from Friday 29th January until Tuesday 2nd February 2016

Boatshed 2016 Broker Awards
Boatshed 2016 Broker Awards
Thursday, 14 January 2016

At the recent 2016 Boatshed Broker Conference held over 2 days, with Boatshed brokers attending from all over the world, a wide variety of workshops and hot topics were discussed. The Boatshed Awards were held on the evening of the first day and ...

Boatshed 2016 Conference Report
Boatshed 2016 Conference Report
Thursday, 14 January 2016

This week saw the Boatshed 2016 2 day Conference held in Gosport at Hardy’s at Haslar Marina. There was representation from approximately 40 Boatshed locations, including the UK and Europe, along with a number of members of the Boatshed HQ team....

Canal de Briare 2015, une aventure franco-tchèque !
Canal de Briare 2015, une aventure franco-tchèque !
Tuesday, 12 January 2016

La République Tchèque est loin de toute mer.

Nouvelle année, nouveau bateau ?  Commencez par des bonnes résolutions!!
Nouvelle année, nouveau bateau ? Commencez par des bonnes résolutions!!
Saturday, 02 January 2016

Le bateau idéal existe-t-il ? Oui ! Sans aucun doute !
Mais quel est-il ?

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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.