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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.


Our Broker’s Top 3 Bargains This Week

Our Broker’s Top 3 Bargains This Week

Thursday, 13 March 2014

We are loving the sunshine here in Essex and can’t wait to get out on the water this weekend. If you’re ‘between boats’ at the moment check out these three that have been reduced in price and book a viewing before somebody else does! (This is just a small selection of the boats we currently have listed at reduced prices.) Click on the headlines to see a full spec and a slideshow of images for each boat.

Go fish! 8 Essentials When Fishing at Sea

Go fish! 8 Essentials When Fishing at Sea

Thursday, 06 March 2014

This week www.worldfishing.net has reported that the UK fisheries authority has ordered a new patrol boat. It should be ready by Spring 2015.

3 Ways to get on the Water for Less

3 Ways to get on the Water for Less

Thursday, 27 February 2014

If you’re looking for a cheap boat for sale in Essex these three boats offer amazing value without compromising on quality or features. With a full range of second hand boats for sale on our website we aim to make boating in Essex affordable whatever your budget. Some of our pre-loved boats offer a real bargain for the right skipper. Remember: This is just a small selection of the boats we currently have listed at reduced prices. Click on the links below to see a full spec and a slideshow of images for each boat.

Sailing Instructor Wows his Wife with Unique Birthday Present

Sailing Instructor Wows his Wife with Unique Birthday Present

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Don’t miss the March edition of Practical Boat Owner, where Boatshed customer Colin Stracey shares how he built a PBO Pup for his wife’s 50th birthday.

Our Top 3 Featured Boats This Week

Our Top 3 Featured Boats This Week

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Aside from our usual featured ‘Boat of the Moment’, we also like to regularly highlight boats that have been reduced in price. If you’re looking for a boat today at yesterday’s prices we may have the boat you are looking for right now. Each of these boats have had their asking prices reduced, offering the right buyer a real bargain for the 2014 boating season. Click on the links below to see a full slideshow of images for each boat.

How to buy a boat without breaking the bank

How to buy a boat without breaking the bank

Thursday, 30 January 2014

‘Thrifty’ is not a word that comes to mind when you’re thinking of buying a boat, but keeping an eye on our latest reductions could actually save you thousands of pounds. If you’re looking for a Broom Crown, Hunter Legend or Beneteau boat for sale in Essex we may have the boat you are looking for right now. Each of these boats has visibly enjoyed a lot of TLC from their current owners and have now been reduced in price. Click on the links to see a full slideshow of images.

The boat auction has started, Bidding has begun

The boat auction has started, Bidding has begun

Friday, 17 January 2014

The auction has just started and you can now start bidding! Auction ends on Tuesday 21st Jan 2014, so get bidding.

Zen and the art of boat buying

Zen and the art of boat buying

Thursday, 16 January 2014

If only you could find your perfect boat in 5 minutes – you’d book a viewing and have the rest of the day to yourself right? If you’re struggling to keep up with the number of boats for sale out there our tech guys have recently developed a way to simplify the search process. Check out our new filtered search tool It makes it so much easier to sift through the 1000's of second hand boats that Boatshed has for sale with our 50+ offices worldwide.

Boatshed Yacht Broker Awards 2014

Boatshed Yacht Broker Awards 2014

Friday, 10 January 2014

The Boatshed 2014 Conference was held at the Excel exhibition centre during the London boat show. Boatshed offices travelled to London to share best practice, discuss ideas and develop new strategy for 2014/15.

How to make 2014 your best year yet

How to make 2014 your best year yet

Thursday, 09 January 2014

Despite the dodgy weather, raging winds and floods I am always full of incorrigible optimism at this time of year. It’s as if we have a blank slate to work with. (Incidentally that’s a historical nautical term: The watchkeeper at the helm would wipe his slate clean at the end of his watch. See more sailing jargon to use ashore.)

Boatshed Scotland scoops broker of the year award

Boatshed Scotland scoops broker of the year award

Thursday, 09 January 2014

Boatshed Scotland won the trophy for "Yacht Broker of the year" at the 2014 Boatshed Conference and Awards ceremony.

London Boat Show on stand E163

London Boat Show on stand E163

Friday, 03 January 2014

Boatshed.com will be on Stand E163 for the next 9 days.

January Sails!

January Sails!

Thursday, 02 January 2014

Was your New Year’s resolution to get a bigger boat, a smaller boat or your very first boat? Have you resolved to spend less and save more this year? Here at Boatshed Essex we want to help you with that.

5 festive gifts for you

5 festive gifts for you

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Here at Boatshed Essex we are getting into the spirit of the festive season by offering you five things for free.

Check out the boats in our next auction: Catalogue is now live

Check out the boats in our next auction: Catalogue is now live

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Check out the bumper selection of boats in our next auction January 17-21 2014. If you are interested in any boats, you’ll have plenty of time to fit in a viewing before the auction starts on January 17th 2014.

New boat search for Boatshed

New boat search for Boatshed

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

There are various ways you can now search using different criteria.

Latest bargains: Prices reduced

Latest bargains: Prices reduced

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Today we are featuring three boats for sale that have been reduced in price. Each of these boats has an extensive slideshow of images so that you can examine it thoroughly before booking a viewing.

“I saw three ships come sailing in…

“I saw three ships come sailing in…

Thursday, 28 November 2013

…On Christmas day in the morning.”

Drinking tips for tipsy skippers

Drinking tips for tipsy skippers

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Firstly, can I just say that here at Boatshed Essex we don’t advocate getting sozzled and taking your boat out to sea, to find out what the winter weather has in store for you. But a drink with friends on board in the marina, or down at the yacht club can be the perfect way to celebrate the festive season.

Have you been naughty or nice?

Have you been naughty or nice?

Thursday, 14 November 2013

In the run up to Christmas we all try to think of the perfect gift that will show our loved ones just how much we care. Imagine their delight when you finally buy that boat you’ve been looking for, at a much reduced price, and are able to give them the time of their lives in 2014.