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American Site

31 Aug 2013 18:01

Following an approach from an American gentleman earlier in the year an agreement has been reached and a US site is now well underway. Hopefully it will be launched within the next month and soon be helping Boat Owners and Buddys over there.

Our UK site is going from strength to strength with new Owners and Buddys joining daily. We would still like to see more of our members advertising because there is a rich diversity of skills and commitment available within that membership, so why not tell others about yourself. 

It's been a great summer, and it is not over yet, so let's free those boats from their cozy berths and get them out doing what boats should be doing.

Whoops Sorry.

7 Aug 2013 17:57

Boat Buddy postcards were distributed around marina car parks in the solent area over the weekend. There was much positive comment from the people that we met, unfortunately we offended the staff at a couple of marinas, who objected to the postcards. To those guys we can only say sorry, we won't do it again.
It's difficult to get the word out and the weekends operation was hard work, but, we met some good people and had a couple of beers.
If anyone wants to help distribute some postcards to say sailing club members please get in touch. It's worth a tee shirt!!

German Boat Buddy Site

24 Jul 2013 09:34

A German version of Boat Buddys is now up and running. It's exactly the same concept because the problems are the same the world over. Just look at any marina, and even on a sunny weekend the majority of the boats are tied up. Their owners too busy with their lives to spare the time to get down and enjoy their boats.

A large percentage of those that do make it down are busy with maintenance work, because whatever your boat, unless you are wealthy enough to put it in the boatyard each spring, you will be playing catch up all season on essential maintenence. You need a Boat Buddy!

A Buddy can help on a practical level or financially to enable you to enjoy your boat more. A Buddy can contribute to those ongoing expenses so that you can justify ownership.

Let's get those boats out there.

To Serve or not to Serve.

22 Jun 2013 11:12

Our apologies to those people who have been effected by our server problem over the last week or so. Ours had decided it didn't like certain email account providers. Good job it's not human or it would have been accused of all sorts of things. Those who registered an account but didn't receive a verification email will now be able to use their accounts, as I've done the verification manually.
Thanks for your patience, it's like waiting for the tide. Well maybe not, at least you know the tide will be back.
Thanks all at BB

Boat Festivals

21 Jun 2013 18:45

We are hoping to escape the control tower an attend some boat festivals throughout the summer. These are usually really good, and of course there is some beer involved. If anyone wants to help out by dishing out some leaflets let us know and we will send you a Boat Buddys tee shirt.

PBO Facebook Update

29 May 2013 11:26

Boat Buddys had over 3000 hits on the Facebook posting on the first evening. This is still rippling through on our own website figures, our own website is receiving more visitors with increased numbers of people signing up. Well done all you Owners and Buddys.

Tell your friends, share us a Facebook, but most of all enjoy the summer on a boat somewhere.

PBO Facebook

22 May 2013 16:22

Boat Buddys appeared on the Facebook pages of Practical Boat Owner, Yachting World, Yachting Monthly, Yachting and Boating World, Motor Boats Monthly and Motor Boat and Yachting. 

Lots of people looked at our website as a result, which was great, and lots of new Owners and Buddys registered. Thank you all, because boatbuddys.co.uk is all about getting Boat Owners and Buddys together.

Now you are registered please put an advertisement on, it is free and you will only be contacted by registered and upgraded members, so no need to fend off boarders. Remember they may not have advertised and until you advertise they like everyone else will have no knowledge of you; and you may be just the person they are looking for.





Motor Boat and Yachting- 849 views

Practical Boat Owner- 327 views

Boat Buddys on PBO Facebook Page

13 May 2013 16:40

Boat Buddys is to appear on Practical Boat Owners and associated magazines Facebook page next Monday at 5.0pm. This is a new idea by PBO and hopefully with bring Boat Buddys some new members.

Boat Buddy Leaflets ( postcard size )

29 Apr 2013 11:03

We have had some postcard sized leaflets printed and would really appreciate your help in distributing them around boat owners any other interested parties in marinas, sailing clubs etc. If you can manage 50+ We will send you a Boat Buddys teeshirt. We have 2 sorts, the 2 sailors and the laid back motor cruiser. Thanks Pete

The Jolly Fisherman

27 Apr 2013 14:45

I have just noticed that the Jolly Fisherman from Skegness have like Boat Buddys on Facebook. What a fine chap!

If you like Boat Buddys and are on Facebook please share us. We want more Boats and Buddys and need your help. Thanks, Mark

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