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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.

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 ...

Where to find Boatshed this March and April
Where to find Boatshed this March and April
Friday, 25 March 2016

As well as our local offices the team from Boatshed like to get out and about, so here is where you will find us this March / April.

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...

From the Galley - CAMEMBERT AND SPINACH TORTILLA
From the Galley - CAMEMBERT AND SPINACH TORTILLA
Thursday, 03 March 2016

With Mother's Day on Sunday, this would be an ideal lunch to serve onboard if you are planning a day on the water as a Mother's Day treat - alternatively, even if there isn't a mum onboard - you will really enjoy this easy to make dish 'fr...

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...

Comment acheter un bateau avec des enchères de bateau de BoatBid.com
Comment acheter un bateau avec des enchères de bateau de BoatBid.com
Friday, 05 February 2016

BoatBid permet à l'acheteur de bateau de faire des enchères avec la confiance que n'importe quel bateau peut être expertisé et subi des essayes en mer avant que vous preniez la décision de l’acheter.

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 ?

“Parlez vous Francais?” some hints and tips with the lingo.
“Parlez vous Francais?” some hints and tips with the lingo.
Saturday, 30 January 2016

When entering marinas In the land of “ooh la la”

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.

Vana's vino, a hit with Virgin
Vana's vino, a hit with Virgin
Thursday, 28 January 2016

A simple wine tasting experience was all it took for the 2015 “The Apprentice” semi finalist Vana Koutsomitis to put on her entrepreneurial hat and start the commercialization of what is “vinobyvana”.

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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.