Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Boatshed is one of the largest international yacht brokerages in the world, specialising in the sale and purchase of second-hand sail and motor boats. The original business, set up in Milford Haven Marina some 15 years ago, by seasoned sailors Neil and Mandy Chapman, after years of adventures offshore, has grown into a major international business and is a cornerstone of the yacht brokerage industry in the UK and overseas.

Today, we have a team of about 120 specialist brokers and sales agents, operating from 63 locations in 18 countries, supported by a central HQ team of 10 professionals.

As well as selling boats, we are involved with the British Marine Federation, the Boat Retailers and Brokers Association, the RNLI and equivalent overseas associations, promoting boating and the interests and well being of boat owners.

  • Today, we have over 700,000 registered customers looking for boats.
  • Our website attracts over 260,000 unique visitors each month.
  • We sell more than 1,000 boats each year.
  • We have 50+ branches worldwide.
  • Based upon independent industry statistics, we sell boats twice a quickly as other brokers!

Boatshed’s online sales platform has pioneered the clear and transparent marketing and sale of used boats online and is the very best in the industry. A tremendous advantage of marketing a boat for sale with Boatshed is that an owner reaches well beyond the locality of the boat.

Every user of Boatshed.com can view every boat across our entire network. These days boats are as likely to be sold to buyers based a very long way away from a particular boat - even in a different country - as they are to a local buyer. We can assist with transporting boats across the country and the world. That is straightforward for a business such as ours. Because of this, it remains our vital ambition to continue to expand our network and, in so doing, to both increase the number and diversity of boats we offer for sale and to present those boat to the widest possible audience. That, we think, is at the heart of good brokerage service.

I was not expecting to sell my boat so quickly and at a great price. The Boatshed broker was present at every stage of the process and took a close interest, keeping me fully informed. His knowledge, expertise and involvement brought about a speedy conclusion.

Tony Richards, Satisfied Boatshed Customer