If you’re looking for your Spring ride to get you out on the water, then the forthcoming BoatBid.com online auction could be just the place to bag yourself an unbelievable bargain.

The next auction takes place between 1st and 15th March and is packed with some great quality sailing yachts and power boats of all sizes and budgets. Bids can be placed on any of the boats in the auction catalogue during this time. BoatBid enables you, the boat buyer, to bid with the confidence that the sales process will follow the usual Boatshed process. Once you have the winning bid, the boat is sold subject to survey, sea trial or engine test – whichever conditions you wish. And don't forget, Boatshed North Wales is a member of the British Marine Federation and follows their codes of practice, giving both the vendor and the purchaser peace of mind. The entire transaction is handled by a trained Yacht Broker in a professional manner.

When the BoatBid Auction starts you simply need to register with the site and you can place your bid. If you are out-bid, you'll receive a notification email, allowing you to place a higher bid. All bidders’ names are confidential. When the BoatBid Auction has finished, the successful bidder is the highest bidder whose bid has met or exceeded the reserve price. If you are the winner, you will have 21 days to perform your checks, such as survey, etc.

There is a wide selection of good quality boats for sale. Here is the up to date boat auction catalogue for boats for sale which have been listed with Boatshed North Wales. Each boat has full details and up to 80 photographs, which have been personally taken by one of our brokers. Click on the links for further information.

Formula 240 Bow Rider.
This is a superb opportunity to own a brand new Formula 240 BR (still in the showroom) with an RRP of £82,000 at a seriously discounted rate. Formula boats are renowned for their design and premier build quality. The performance on the water is exceptional. This stunning Formula comes complete with a five year warranty.

Formula 240 Sun Sport Cuddy.
The cuddy version of the above Formula 240 bowrider. If a stylish, sleek cuddy with superb build quality is on your wish list, then this is not to be missed. Brand new and still in the showroom.

Formula 280 SS.
This Formula 280 SS is a stunning, sleek and quick sports cuddy. It offers a great social space on deck with a nice size cuddy and heads. This example is in lovely condition and is presently lying with the Formula dealer. She has low hours and the price is inclusive of VAT.

Fairline Targa 40
This Fairline Targa 40 is in extremely good condition and is nicely spec'd. The Volvo D6 310 EVCs have under 80 hours on the clock and the interior looks good as new. The owner is only selling her to due to lack of use and would consider a part exchange for a sail boat in good condition. We have many more photos of this boat and can supply them if needed.
Just serviced end of 2011 when put on the hard standing.

Fairline Turbo 38
Fairline only produced a limited number of 38' models. There is a large cockpit area for entertaining outside; and the spacious saloon provides ample seating if you move inside. The aft master cabin is extremely comfortable offering ensuite heads and plenty of hanging storage. The forward cabin also has ample storage and use of the day heads/shower which has a separate access. The galley has an oven and microwave and large fridge.

Fairline Targa 27
This is a well kept Targa 27, benefitting from the Fairline features you would expect from this renowned brand.The engine has been overhauled including replacement filters etc. The vessel was commissioned late 1992.The vessel gives the impression of being bigger than it actually is, with plenty of space and an airy feel.

Jeanneau Prestige 36
This Jeanneau Prestige 36 is in beautiful condition and has been lightly used. She is very well equipped with lots of navigation instruments and the vessel has low engine hours too. Enjoy the creature comforts this boat offers and cruise and relax in comfort and style!

Four Winns 170
With a great seating and sundeck arrangment the Four Winns 170 is the ideal boat for enjoying time on the water with friends and family. The economical engine is another reason why this is a popular model and this particular boat has seen very little use and the engine has done just 20 hours.

Swan 371
It's a Swan 371 and that is really all you need to say. A Ron Holland design from 1980 which is in stunning condition throughout with all the bells and whistles. She has been merticulously maintained by her owner and is currently out of the water. One not to miss.

Moody 31 Mk II
The Moody 31 Mark II is a very popular and very well regarded vessel. A superb family cruiser offering very generous accomodation and comfort. The Mark II benefits from a sugar scoop transom and a forward facing chart table. This is a good example and benefits from a 2011 Raymarine ST2000 Tiller Pilot, Garmin 551 GPS/ Chart Plotter 2010, Plastimo 4 man Liferaft 2010, Sterling 4 stage Smart Charger 2010. This is the ideal boat for a great cruising and sailing experience. Go where the Moody takes you!

Jeanneau Sun 2500
This Jeanneau Sun 2500 is a lovely cruiser. It is ideal for family sailing and gives an exhilarating performance. Its lifting keel configuration allows for exploring shallow waters. It also boasts a pristine Yanmar engine and a very generous heads and plenty of room throughout. This 2008 model comes as nearly new with added safety features and will delight its new owner.

Beneteau Oceanis 320
The Beneteau 320 Oceanis is a spacious airy family cruiser giving excellent accommodation. It has great deck space and a large cockpit too. With a little tlc this 320 will give great sailing in comfort.

Everything about this boat oozes quality, character & charisma. She looks sleek & stylish and offers great space for cruising. The vessel also boasts many years of triumphant racing in Welsh & Irish waters. The solid timbers give the interior a soothing, warm feel and certainly earns the renowned respect of a James McGruer design. She benefits from a new (2005) Yanmar engine and a Brunton Autoprop. The hull is beautifully varnished every year & the vessel is wintered on the hard every year and it has a 2009 survey too.

Unfortunately entries have now closed for the March 2012 auction catalogue....but if you would like to list your boat with Boatshed North Wales and consider entering her in the next auction, scheduled for the beginning of July, please contact Boatshed North Wales t: 01758 701595 or email: boats@boatshednorthwales.com and we will be happy to discuss with you how we can sell your boat.