This is where we publish our boat related stories and articles, which range from world circumnavigation to rescue missions, humour and much, much more. So make yourself a coffee and settle yourself down to a good read.
Bavaria sailing yachts are great value and lovely to sail. Our current boat of the moment is this Bavaria 31 Cruiser and she’s in exceptionally nice condition. The boat has been owned from new by her current owners who are now moving abroad. The electric opening transom is worth a special mention, it makes the yacht really easy to board from a dinghy as well as being a great swim platform.
Here comes the sun… and I say, it’s alright; these boats have had their asking prices reduced! If you’re looking for a Westerly second hand yacht for sale in Essex we may have the boat you are looking for. As with all Boatshed boats we have an extensive slideshow of images for both of these boats, so that you can really examine them inside and out.
Idris Lewis has been interested in sailing since 1976, when she was sat on a beach in North Wales watching sailing. She took a RYA course and then bought a dinghy. She then joined Eyott Sailing club in 1979.
If you’ve never been down to the Boatshed office at Fambridge Yacht Haven, this Saturday 11th May is the perfect time to visit. Our beautiful marina on the River Crouch is hosting an open day for all the family, celebrating the start of the 2013 RYA Active Marina programme.
Welcome to the ancient Spring festival of Beltane, traditionally an occasion for boisterous pagan celebrations! Will you be celebrating with Morris dancing, maypoles and baskets of flowers? Or simply getting in tune with nature by going out on the ocean waves this weekend?
The other day I picked up this easy galley recipe on Twitter from @TalbotWharf, “A plain tuna sandwich is improved no end by a layer of plain crisps inside,” and @Seafoodshed asked me “Any chance of a mention of essexseafood.co.uk #prattsvinegar?” I was happy to share their Facebook picture, with a lovely lady saying, “I always use Pratt’s vinegar on my winkles.”
This week we are able to introduce three very different boats for sale that have had their asking prices reduced. Each boat has her own individual character and needs to be matched with the right skipper. As with all Boatshed boats we have an extensive slideshow of images for each boat for sale, so that you can really examine the boat inside and out.
We recently helped Vanessa Ward to sell her Snapdragon 24, “Sandel.”
Keith Winchester recently bought a Sealine S25 called Sailfree. He’s been interested in sailing for fifty years.
An Easter egg is a secret message or hidden feature in a film, book or in computer software. The idea is that once you know there is one to be found, you may hunt for it the way you would look for eggs in an Easter egg hunt.
Steve Booth is a broker at Boatshed Essex. He has always liked water based sports including sailing and canoeing. He started off dinghy sailing, and his first ‘proper’ boat was a Hurley 22. Steve’s been a Boatshed broker for six years and loves the people you meet through boats and boating. He also loves being his own boss.
Between flurries of snow and cheeky bouts of sunshine I’m trying to persuade myself that the boating season has started. If you’re feeling it too, if you’re dreaming about sunny days out on the sparkling water, then check out our latest boats for sale that have been reduced in price.
If you have a long lazy weekend on the boat coming up, or simply feel like a nautical read, you could pick up For Better, For Worse, For Richer, For Poorer by Damian and Siobhan Horner. This husband and wife team have written a travelogue and memoir about leaving their careers and lives ashore in England, to travel the French canals with their two children, both younger than three.
Last weekend Paralympic gold medallist Helena Lucas officially launched RYA Push the Boat Out 2013 at the RYA Dinghy Show.
Tomorrow is the beginning of March and the sailing and boating season is marching towards us.
At locations across Essex we have Moody yachts for sale, racing yachts for sale, Jeanneau boats for sale and Etaps for sale. If you’re new to Essex or thinking of travelling here, allow us to share three things that we love about boating in Essex.
This Valentine’s day Boatshed Essex is offering some match-making suggestions for those still seeking The One.
Boatbookings.com offer world-wide yacht charter and sailing holidays, but if you are looking for a sail boat or powerboat for sale in Essex then they have a handy distance and cost calculator that can be used by anyone with access to the Internet.
Designed by David Sadler and built by Jeremy Rodgers Ltd, this beautiful second hand yacht has recently been reduced in price. It is probably the most successful one-design cruiser-racer of all time and is seaworthy enough for offshore sailing in extreme weather conditions.
If you love Moody, Bavaria, Jeanneau or Beneteau sail boats then this love affair could be doing the world an ecological favour. If your boat is powered by wind energy you can be proud that your boating is an earth-friendly eco-activity. You will of course use fuel when there is no wind, when heading into the wind or when navigating narrow channels but your sail boat will use far less fuel than a powerboat.