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.
New Boatshed brokers for FranceSaturday, 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 VAUXTuesday, 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 LoireFriday, 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 9amTuesday, 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 technologySunday, 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 PreviewMonday, 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?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 LoingFriday, 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?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?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 BriareSunday, 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 bargeThursday, 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...
Boatshed meets...... Graham WharmbyWednesday, 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 NauticTuesday, 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 taleMonday, 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 CENTREMonday, 01 February 2016
L’ENTENTE desCANAUX du CENTRE … c’est quoi et comment ça marche ?
How to buy a boat with BoatBid.com boat auctionsFriday, 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.Saturday, 23 January 2016
De bonnes nouvelles pour Boatshed Bourgogne et Boatshed Midi Canals!
Canal de Briare 2015, une aventure franco-tchèque ! … Suite et finSaturday, 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 PreviewTuesday, 19 January 2016
The next auction runs from Friday 29th January until Tuesday 2nd February 2016