Neil Chapman founder and CEO of Boatshed.com is doing the double-handed ARC crossing from Las Palmas to St Lucia 2018 with Curt Mundy from Boatshed Ireland.
We are always told that Boatshed's website and online platform for the sale of boats is 'the best in the industry', but our technical engineers are always trying to improve it. We have added new features to our website and boat search system to make these even easier and quicker for boat buyers and boat sellers to use.
Our BoatBid online boat auction site provides the perfect platform for specialist boat auctions for a versatile range of boats from Cruising boats to Commercial, classic wooden boats to luxury motor yachts, houseboats, inland waterways, contact us if you are interested in entering your boat into our next auction.
Getting regular updates from your yacht broker about sales activity on your boat is vital. As well as regular broker contact Boatshed offer all boat owners a secure area where they can obtain live information on the activity, viewings and sales data of their boat for sale.
Boatshed’s unique Preferred Partners Scheme connects boat buyers with marine suppliers and service providers, internationally, nationally across the UK and locally. When buying a used boat from Boatshed, many of our buyers require equipment, accessories, sails, insurance, transportation, berthing facilities, upgrades and other essential products and services associated with boat ownership, maintenance, cruising and racing. Often, these are required immediately upon purchase of the boat, or soon thereafter, and are regarded by our customers as part and parcel of buying and equipping their ‘new’ boat.
An important part of what we do at Boatshed is help our owners’ boats stand out from the crowd and attract serious interest in a busy, often crowded marketplace. The strength of our website and IT platform, and the attention and importance our brokers place upon extensively photographing and detailing every aspect of a boat for sale, is a key part of that philosophy, but we are always devising new ways to support this effort.
Saturday the 3rd of May saw Boatshed Norfolk at the Horning Boat show. The event was launched last year and proved to be popular so we decided to ensure Boatshed had a presence this year.
The show is a one day event which saw many of the big names in the industry attend.
In order to project the right image we had to invest in quality advertising, display boards, roll up banners etc.
We even brought along a little electric slipper launch which attracted an amazing amount of attention and helped draw people to the stand.
We had 500 colour booklets printed showing our full stock list which we handed out to everyone who came on to or near our stand!
The 3 of us were kept busy all day (Will, Keith and myself) and we came away having booked several viewings and over £200k of listings.
As Will says, we only need to sell one of the listed boats and the cost of putting on the show has been repaid.
Thanks to Suzanne from Boatshed who came over for the day and had advised us prior to the show on how it should be done as she is expert on putting on a good show !!
All in all a great day and certainly well worth doing.