This is always one of the most hectic weeks for the Boatshed HQ team with the build up to the Southampton Boat Show and this year has been no different. is still running at full steam with a stream of used boats being bought, sold and listed everyday but the team have also been at the show ground preparing our stand and getting everything in place to ensure we are fully equipped to answer all your boating question and explain just how the Boatshed system works whether you are a boat buyer or a boat seller.

Typically this is a busy time of year for our offices in the Northern Hemisphere particularly here in the UK as the boating season starts to draw to a close, owners decide to put the boat on the market and buyers decide what a great time it is to buy a used boat so they can spend the winter getting her just how they want her for the beginning of next season. Sellers are keen to move the boat on before they have to pay for the winter storage charges and buyers are keen to get their new boat while the weather is still good enough for a few more trips out.

The Southampton Boat Show is a great time to meet up with friends old and new, catch up on who’s been doing what and hopefully enjoy some great British sunshine. This year at the show we’ve got even more things going on than usual.

First off is our brand new stand, now has an actual shed! The team have been busy putting it together and then changing it from just an ordinary shed to a proper boatshed. We’re still finishing it off but it will be ready for the start of the show along with our computers so we can show you just how easy it is to use, details of some of the used boats we have for sale and of course everything we need for our famous fizz@five event which happens every day of the show at 5pm.

We have the launch of our new web design! Our designers and technical chaps have been busy behind the scenes creating a more up to date and user friendly web page without losing any of the Boatshed features we know you all like. We’ve been able to upgrade certain aspects of the site to make it more efficient for the newer technology that’s now available but we’ve been very mindful of the fact that many of our customers don’t have the latest computer wizardry.

On Wednesday September 16th it’s our 10th Birthday party! We’re very proud to have been working within the Boat Brokerage industry for 10 years and we know many of you have bought and sold a couple (or even more) boats with us in that time. We’re also pleased to have been at the forefront of the switch to using the internet for yacht brokerage. We even had an early Birthday present from Hitwise the Experian internet measurement company in the form of a top 10 award for the most visited UK sites in the Sports - Yachting and Boating industry.

If you are at the show please do come along to our stand, stand C53 you’re sure of a very big welcome and some really good boaty chat. If you can make it around 5pm so much the better as we’ll give you a glass of fizz into the bargain! We really do look forward to seeing you and wish you a fantastic show if you are there. If you aren’t why not check the calendar now for next year’s show, it’s sure to be great fun.