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48th Annual Ft Lauderdale International Boat Show
Big congratulations to Dee Caffari who collected her MBE today at Buckingham Palace. Dee was honoured with the title after becoming the first woman to sail solo, non-stop around the world against the prevailing tides and currents.
As you know, Boatshed will go to any depths and lengths to make sure that your boat-buying experience is a good one but even we were stunned at the recent free diving world records that have just been broken by one stunningly brave British lady.
The official launch party for Boatshed Cowes will be taking place on Saturday 17th November at Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club from 3pm.
Steven from Boatshed Falmouth was recently honoured to be at the launch of Cockwells' 40' pilot cutter. This traditional family of boat builders is based in Falmouth and the beautiful boat is testament to the skills and dedication in this part of the world. The autumnal sunshine framed what was a very proud moment for the shipwrights, their families and a smattering of local dignitaries.
Boatshed Medway stepped in to save an event from disaster when a powercut hit the annual MDL Chatham Maritime Marina social. The only source of light for a good 10 minutes came from the Boatshed laptop, bravely lighting up the gloom and showing off the various listings on the site.
Boatshed is also being lauded this week for being mates with CraftInsure and by ensuring that we comply with good insurance practice. Believe me - this may not sound like much but the guys at CraftInsure were impressed enough with us that they even gave bottles of wine away. Now that's got to be a good thing!
Boatshed expands into Canada.
Today, the Southampton Boat Show 2007 draws to a close and we look back over some of the moments that have made it another scorcher for Boatshed.
The Boatshed team has been throwing themselves into the water inside a large inflatable ball in order to bring you the latest from this year's Southampton Boatshow. Not content with just being the most sociable stand at the show (Fizz @ Five - everyone is invited), the crew has also been trying out some of the fun to be had.
There have been some sights this week at the Boatshed stand but the one that stands out are the Australian sailing fans rubbing shoulders with the local constabulary (and no-one was drinking officer...honest!)
Southampton Boat Show dawned bright and hot today (Saturday) with environmental campaigns at the forefront of everybody’s mind.
The Southampton Boatshow is open for business and the Boatshed stand is buzzing. Our illustrious MD Neil Chapman was quick off the blocks with an interview for Gulf Radio and The Portsmouth News while the extended team of brokers, willing volunteers and friends were soon pressed into action by the groups of visitors wanting to learn for themselves about the Boatshed system.
The Southampton Boatshow in the UK is approaching and Boatshed.com expects record attendance at this years famous "Fizz @ Five" on the stand.
The Boatshed PR machine has been in full force and a few days ago, the team from the Hamble office managed to scare a journalist into writing a feature in Metro (a local UK newspaper delivered from Bath to Edinburgh via London and Manchester).
The team from Boatshed Plymouth has pledged their support to Colin Merry and Martin Hayne as they set out to cross the channel in a 22’ Fox Terrier to raise money for the cancer ward at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.
Steve from Boatshed Falmouth competed at the B14 world championships in July. The B14 is a high speed adrenalin dinghy, 14 feet long, 62kg hull and carries 500 square feet of sail down wind.
The Boatshed Hamble RIB (and Skipper Peter Delbridge) were on hand today to welcome home quadriplegic sailor, Geoff Holt from his record-breaking voyage around Great Britain. The RIB was put into service as the press boat making sure that the photographers and journalists were as close to the action as possible. Peter Delbridge skillfully manoeuvred the RIB so that the media were in exactly the right position to capture Geoff as he crossed the finishing line and the resulting shot was soon beamed to newspapers around the world.
The brief was simple.......
And this was amply proven during a recent excursion to Cowes to watch the P1 Powerboat racing in the company of the guys from Boatshed Hamble, Boatshed Cowes and Boatshed Poole. Time and time again I realised that the reason the Boatshed business works is because each and every one of the team members care passionately about the boats they are selling, the customers they have and the accuracy, attention to detail and all round service that they deliver. But I'm getting ahead of myself just slightly....