FIZZ@FIVE......You are invited to join the team at their stand BO53 for a glass of Fizz at 1700 each day of the show.

Yes, it's boatshow time again! Boatshed are celebrating another fantastic year of selling boats and expanding our national and international network of brokers. We are also launching at the boatshow the following new, exciting, features, initiatives and Boatshed brands:

Boatshed 2
This is a totally new, updated and improved, version of our award-winning brokerage software that each Boatshed business uses to sell boats, operate our brokerage process and manage our customers. Faster,more mobile and easier to use......come and have a look :)

'IPA' Independent Pre-Sale Assessments of boats....
This year we are introducing '70 Point Checks' of used boats for sale- similar to the approach taken when selling quality used cars., We are working with independent, professional marine surveyors and members of the Marine Inspection Association who will undertake a preliminary assessment and provide a thorough written report on a boat when it is offered for sale. This will not replace "Full condition Surveys" that are undertaken during the Boatshed Yacht Brokerage process, but it will enable owners to demonstrate the condition of their boats, reassuring potential buyers, from the moment they place the boats for sale. This will give boats we sell a real competitive advantage in the marketplace!

Yacht Broker Pro......
Are you an existing Yacht Broker or boat sales company ? Fancy joining the Boatshed network and having access to our technology to sell boats. Our systems work. We typically sell boats twice as fast as most other brokers. Yacht Broker Pro is a complete software platform developed for marine brokers, that enables more sales and better customer care using our proven technology.

Boatshed Central Sales......
Several key Boatshed locations, and the sale of specialists types of boats, are now handled centrally by a team in HQ working with local brokers on the ground. We are looking for boat businesses and individuals to work with to help us sell boats. We share up to 60% of the boat sales commission with our Central Sales Partners.

Boatshed IOW -
The Isle of Wight continues to expand as a boating location, with improvements in Cowes and Bembridge harbours, plus a growth in boat ownership on the Island. Our new brand has experienced local representation on the ground and is backed-up with full brokerage support from our Central Sales team to better facilitate the sale of boats on the Island online Boat Auction 12-16 September 2014......
Buying through the process means you can bid for a boat with the confidence that each boat will be surveyed and sea trialled before you make the finally decision to purchase. has successfully sold hundreds of boats since its launch in 2008 and we expect this Auction to be no exception with over 60 boats now available in the catalogue.
The Boatbid system has access to millions of boat view records and over 600,000 registered customers It uses clever algorithms to match potentially interested buyers to boats. An industry observer recently claimed "Boatbid is perhaps the future of boat sales; it seems to know which boat you want to buy before you do!"
Meet the Boatbid team during the show on stand BO53

Boatshed; Josh Hall joins the team....
In the last 7 months Boatshed Performance has completed sales on five Class 40s and one Open 60.
Josh Hall has recently taken a broker role with Boatshed Performance. Josh has had a long career in single-handed racing (including the Vendee Globe)and has project managed numerous offshore campaigns and organised several round the world races for Class 40s.
Josh's experience in the performance yacht market brings an extensive knowledge of Open60 and Class40 racing yachts and global connections for all types of performance yachts.
Our performance credentials, however, are not restricted to out and out racers. Boatshed Performance also handle the sale of racer cruisers, especially those that have been equipped for serious racing in competitive one design and IRC fleets. Josh and his team understand the added value to such boats and how to sell them.

Preferred Partners - Boatshed launches a totally new marine marketplace....... is offering a unique Partnership Platform to selected companies within the marine marketplace. This is an opportunity to partner alongside one of the largest yacht brokerage businesses and websites in the world and for our partners to generate additional sales of their products and services.

At Boatshed we strive to offer our customers an unrivaled user experience and customers can find and access all relevant yacht products and services at the click of a button, whilst they are in the process of buying a boat.
On a Boatshed sales listing we detail equipment and service categories containing information about the boat for sale, such as sails, engine, rigging, navigation equipment, gallery/domestic, deck hardware, deck gear, electronics, safety equipment (additional headings include moorings, transport, tuition, VHF and insurance, etc). For these product/service categories we are inviting leading marine sector suppliers and service providers, which can offer products and services to our customers that are relevant to each boat listing, to join our Preferred Partners Scheme.

For example, under 'mainsail' category is a link stating 'click here for a quote' showing our preferred sail maker partners. The customer will be able to choose a recommended partner and simply 'click' for a sails quote (with a further incentive of a discount offered by the partner). Our system will then send all of the customer's details and information about the boat, etc to the preferred partner, enabling the partner to contact the customer direct to discuss his/her requirements and provide a quote.

Sounds interesting ?
For information any any of our products or new features, please contact our business development team on +44 (0)1939 869203 or email