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Boatshed: Proud to be Local; Privileged to be Global

Boatshed: Proud to be Local; Privileged to be Global

Wednesday, 01 March 2017

Boatshed has a global reach, but understands the importance of ‘local boots on the ground.’ Boatshed is now the largest yacht brokerage organisation in the world, with agents, partners and brokers working across the UK, Europe, US, Asia and Emerging Markets. But we are also local, meaning that we are close by to handle your boat sale.

Digital Boat Platform, Targeting Client Expectations, Boosts Sales

Digital Boat Platform, Targeting Client Expectations, Boosts Sales

Friday, 03 February 2017

Brokers seek to reach international markets; Boatshed’s digital platform has global reach, and analyses data to match sales with most likely buyers

Why You Should Join Boatshed (New Modular Brokerage Options)

Why You Should Join Boatshed (New Modular Brokerage Options)

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Work with the Yacht Broker that customers love: Boatshed’s digital platform and modular sales process have reinvented the business...

Boatshed’s Specialist Brands

Boatshed’s Specialist Brands

Friday, 04 November 2016

As one of the largest international yacht brokers in the world, Boatshed is well known for selling just about any and all types of boats: sail or motor; compact or super-sized; cheap or expensive; inland or ocean going, since 2001 we have dealt with everything that floats.

Preferred Partners Program  ‘Bringing down the cost of boat ownership’

Preferred Partners Program ‘Bringing down the cost of boat ownership’

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Another thing we are committed to at Boatshed is reducing the costs of boat ownership for our customers. Boat buyers will, typically, spend about 20% of the price of a boat on necessary equipment, products and services within the first 12 months of ownership. This expenditure can be considerable and is often overlooked by other brokers. Our Preferred Partners Program is aimed at reducing this expenditure and thereby the overall cost of boat ownership for Boatshed customers.

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 best option for selling a used boat continues to be Boatshed.com!

Enter your boat into our next boat auction

Enter your boat into our next boat auction

Monday, 15 February 2016

Our BoatBid online boat auction site provides the perfect platform for specialist boat auctions for a versatile range of boats from Cruising boats to Commercial, classic wooden boats to luxury motor yachts, houseboats, inland waterways, contact us if you are interested in entering your boat into our next auction.

Joining Boatshed - Becoming a broker or sales agent

Joining Boatshed - Becoming a broker or sales agent

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

We are always looking for new franchisees, brokers and sales agents to join our expanding team. You can become a local business owner, or work as a full or part-time broker for the Boatshed sales team. We provide full brokerage and sales training, industry leading online systems, complete support and over 30 years of successful experience selling all kinds of boats.

Avoiding pitfalls when buying and selling a used boat

Avoiding pitfalls when buying and selling a used boat

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Buying and selling a boat can be quite a daunting process, not to mention emotional, especially if you are selling something that has given you a tremendous amount of fun, challenges and happiness over the years and has become close to your heart.

Discounts for our customers: News update - Preferred Partners

Discounts for our customers: News update - Preferred Partners

Thursday, 04 June 2015

Boatshed’s unique Preferred Partners Scheme connects boat buyers with marine suppliers and service providers, internationally, nationally across the UK and locally. When buying a used boat from Boatshed, many of our buyers require equipment, accessories, sails, insurance, transportation, berthing facilities, upgrades and other essential products and services associated with boat ownership, maintenance, cruising and racing. Often, these are required immediately upon purchase of the boat, or soon thereafter, and are regarded by our customers as part and parcel of buying and equipping their ‘new’ boat.

Why Boatshed can sell your boat

Why Boatshed can sell your boat

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Boatshed is one of the largest international yacht brokerages in the world, specialising in the sale and purchase of second-hand sail and motor boats. The original business, set up in Milford Haven Marina some 15 years ago, by seasoned sailors Neil and Mandy Chapman, after years of adventures offshore, has grown into a major international business and is a cornerstone of the yacht brokerage industry in the UK and overseas.

BoatBid.com  ‘Perhaps the future of boat sales’

BoatBid.com ‘Perhaps the future of boat sales’

Friday, 14 November 2014

Boatbid.com is an online auction site for used boats. Set a reserve, enter your boat into an auction and our clever algorithms will highlight potentially interested buyers from millions of boat viewings our systems collect and then match these buyers to your boat. Sellers can be confident as sales are still handled by trained and experienced brokers, and boats are still inspected and surveyed, with all the usual contractual requirement, giving buyers peace of mind.

Independent Pre-Sale Assessments  ‘Transparency is everyone’s friend’

Independent Pre-Sale Assessments ‘Transparency is everyone’s friend’

Friday, 01 August 2014

An important part of what we do at Boatshed is help our owners’ boats stand out from the crowd and attract serious interest in a busy, often crowded marketplace. The strength of our website and IT platform, and the attention and importance our brokers place upon extensively photographing and detailing every aspect of a boat for sale, is a key part of that philosophy, but we are always devising new ways to support this effort.

Living aboard:  A tax free life?

Living aboard: A tax free life?

Wednesday, 03 April 2013

One of my friends living aboard as a continuous cruiser very much enjoyed being able to moor up at some idyllic rural location, with not another boat to be seen around. Imagine his surprise one day then to find that a mother and young child had decided to have a picnic quite close to his boat. Obviously fascinated by his mysterious and romantic lifestyle she said to my friend, “You’re so… free aren’t you?” I don’t know how he replied to her but afterwards we laughed about it. He had wanted to say, “Not really. I have a job and bills to pay just like anyone else!”