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Abersoch Keelboat Week kicks of this Sunday and Boatshed North Wales is delighted to be sponsoring this prestigious sailing event for the third year. This year is promising to be bigger and better than ever and the Regatta will also be the North West IRC Championships and will be raced under the burgee of South Caernarfonshire Yacht Club (SCYC).
As part of the Cob 200 celebrations in 2011, The Madoc Rowing Club held a race that was a re-enactment of the historic requirement to provide a Pilot to the ships coming into Porthmadog Harbour.
The Pilots and their crews lived in Borth y Gest and on the sight of an incoming ship would 'race' against other Pilots to get to the ship first and thus gain the service fee.
Madoc Yacht Club rowers held a similar 'race' to a ship in the channel and it was very well supported by residents and holiday makers. Celtic Longboats from all over North Wales took part in the event with many participants and members of the public donning period costumes.
Andy Wood, a Yacht Broker at Boatshed North Wales, was treated to a guided tour of Holyhead Coastguard Station.
The Boatshed conference 2011 was a great success. Two days spent in and around Portsmouth Dockyard as well as Boatshed HQ in Gosport; with lots of lectures, group meetings and workshops.
Approximately 30 Boatsheds came to the event, travelling from destinations across Europe and even as far as Phuket in the Far East.
This week sees Boatshed.com pass the 400,000 registered customer mark.
In April 2007 Rob & Lydia Jutton set up Boatshed North Wales and it has been going from strength to strength ever since. The Boatshed North Wales team is headed up by Robert & Lydia Jutton with a sales team, Andy & Mandy Wood and Andy Topham. Full biographies can be found on the website and you can find the office is situated in Pwllheli Marina on the Llyn Peninsular.
In 2010 we opened our first NCI watch station in North Wales at Porthdinllaen and will be opening our second at Rhoscolyn on Anglesey during 2011. We have plans to open other stations on the Llyn Peninsular in the next few years.
Boatshed.com were on the water this afternoon for the start this legendary single-handed transatlantic race.
Sometimes, I come to the conclusion you just get too many emails. Anyhow, whilst poring through Friday’s delivery of the odd two or three hundred emails in my inbox, I noticed one titled Rib Raid; nothing to do with technical redundancy on servers. When I opened it, I found it was an invitation to go and join the guys at Boatshed, Hamble for a brief soiree around the Solent.
Abersoch Keelboat Week has just celebrated it’s 28th year and once again Boatshed North Wales was proud to sponsor the event.
Keelboat Week has been enjoying increased entries in recent years and SCYC enjoys a reputation for excellent race organisation and Cardigan Bay has to be one of the best yachting venues in the UK.
The weather was fairly mixed, but the racing was fantastic with new entrants from the south coast, Scotland and the east coast.
Thursday was sponsors day and Boatshed North Wales chartered a local boat and took the other sponsors around the course to enjoy the racing at close quarters while Andy Topham kept everyone entertained by explaining what was going on.
Off the water SCYC looked great with the sponsors Flags and Banners displayed all week and the social events in the evening were a big success. Boatshed North Wales kicked of the week by sponsoring the opening night with live music to get everyone in the mood.
All in all a brilliant week, we can’t wait for next year.
UK is one of the new countries to introduce a professional boat sales qualification which has been championed by the Boat Retailers and Brokers Association (BRBA) and the Association of Brokers and Yacht Agents (ABYA) to promote a proper code of conduct and best practice in the industry.
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For those of you who love fast and furious water sports combined with a Rock Festival then Wakestock has got it all.
The season has only just started here in North Wales, and already it’s looking like the best ever.
The new Boatshed Office in Pwllheli Marina is proving to be very popular with people who are buying boats in North Wales and also with people who want to sell their boats. In April alone we listed 25 boats for sale right across North Wales from Aberystwyth up to Conwy and including Aberdovey, Porthmadog and Anglesey.
Boatshed were the 1st RNLI Ambassadors a few years ago which means that if you are a boat seller or buyer through Boatshed.com you can receive a complimentary 1 year Offshore membership with the RNLI.
After all the training and all the organising the day of the race arrived rather too quickly. We met at St Katherine’s Dock at 06.00 to load the last remaining bits of kit and had a final briefing before rowing back towards Westminster Bridge for the start. The bridge was busy with friends and families and it was a great send off.
The race stated at 09.00 and for the first 2 minutes we were in the lead! No doubt you can guess the rest!
Boatshed Yacht Brokers are a social bunch so they seize upon any opportunity to get together. The Boatshed European annual Conference for 2010 was held over looking sailing boats and motor boats in Albufeira Marina at the offices of Boatshed Algarve.
We love hearing your feedback from our customers and many of you requested extra detailed photos to be included in our photo template. Great news we have just completed work too our website so that you can now view an extra 15 NEW photos to view for each boat listed on Boatshed.com giving you a total of 80 photos.
Firstly Congratulations to Ian Welsh and his team of Boatshed Poole for winning the 2010 Boatshed.com "Broker of the year award"