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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.


Houses for sale with moorings #Essex

Houses for sale with moorings #Essex

Thursday, 07 November 2013

As the old song Happy Talk goes,

Price reduced by £17,000!

Price reduced by £17,000!

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Our first featured boat this week is a Prinz 33 Open with a jaw dropping reduction of £17,000! If you’re looking for a Prinz, Mirage or Beneteau boat for sale in Essex we may have the boat you are looking for. Each of these boats has an extensive slideshow of images so that you can examine it thoroughly before booking a viewing.

Boats for pottering around & fishing: Reduced.

Boats for pottering around & fishing: Reduced.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

This week we are able to introduce three more boats that have had their asking price reduced. If you’re looking for a Hardy river boat 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 each boat for sale, so that you can really examine the boat inside and out.

October boat-swap shop

October boat-swap shop

Thursday, 03 October 2013

This week we are able to introduce three more boats that have had their asking prices reduced. The Sealine and the Prinz have the added option of a possible part exchange with your current boat. 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.

Swallows and Amazons boathouse for sale

Swallows and Amazons boathouse for sale

Thursday, 19 September 2013

My 5 year old daughter has just discovered the classic movie Swallows and Amazons and is happy to watch it over and over on DVD. So it felt like serendipity when I noticed the Victorian boathouse that inspired Arthur Ransome’s books is now up for sale.

See you at the PSP Southampton Boat Show

See you at the PSP Southampton Boat Show

Thursday, 12 September 2013

So this weekend (in case you hadn’t noticed!) it’s the start of the PSP Southampton Boat Show, from 13th to 22nd September.

Back to #sailing school

Back to #sailing school

Thursday, 05 September 2013

If the kids are back to school or uni this week perhaps it is now the time to squeeze in a little extra learning for yourself. If you already know how to raise and lower the sails, how to set them to the wind, and what to do with fenders and lines when you come alongside then you could try improving your skills with a day skipper practical course.

#Essex boat jumble

#Essex boat jumble

Thursday, 29 August 2013

This weekend on Sunday 1st September the little village of Battlesbridge on the River Crouch welcomes the annual Essex Boat Jumble and Small Boat Sale. If you’ve never been to one imagine a jumble sale, but full of boating bargains! From 10:00 am onwards visitors to Battlesbridge Antiques and Craft Centre can begin browsing thousands of boating bargains, new and used boat parts, nautical antiques, small boats and chandlery.

Burnham Week 2013

Burnham Week 2013

Thursday, 15 August 2013

The last major regatta of the season begins on the Saturday of the August Bank Holiday Weekend. Burnham week is 24th to 31st August this year. If you’re not local there’s a choice of local places to stay in Essex.

Boats losing pounds for crazy summer "diet".

Boats losing pounds for crazy summer "diet".

Thursday, 08 August 2013

Summer is here and it’s swimwear weather at last (some of the time!) It’s the perfect time to lose some lbs! Sadly these boats mis-heard me and dropped off the £££’s instead!

Distressed damsels need rescuing!

Distressed damsels need rescuing!

Thursday, 25 July 2013

It has come to our attention that despite the gorgeous boating weather we’ve been having lately some boats have not had the good fortune to get out on the water. The three boats featured here today contacted us to say they are still searching for the right skipper to share an adventure with this summer.

The boating secrets of #Essex

The boating secrets of #Essex

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Just a short journey away from London are the undiscovered waterways of Essex: We have a wealth of canals, navigable rivers and tidal rivers to explore.

Inland or coastal? You decide.

Inland or coastal? You decide.

Thursday, 11 July 2013

This week we are able to introduce three more boats that have had their asking price reduced. Whether you enjoy exploring the inland rivers and creeks, or sailing the Essex coast we may have the boat you are looking for. 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 before you travel for a viewing.

New North Sea Shipping Routes

New North Sea Shipping Routes

Thursday, 04 July 2013

As of August 1st, new North Sea Shipping Routes are set to come into force. Pleasure craft and performance boats share the North Sea with fishing boats and merchant ships alike, making navigation quite tricky in the high traffic areas.

Boat prices reduced for July

Boat prices reduced for July

Thursday, 27 June 2013

This week our boats reduced in price include a Vancouver, MG C 27 and a Fairline Targa. 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.

Why not sail off into the sunset?

Why not sail off into the sunset?

Thursday, 13 June 2013

I am having a stressful week. Luckily, sailing is the antidote to stress. Once the ropes are let go you are free from the constraints of modern life and get to spend a bit of quality time with the wind and the water.

Get BIDDING: June Boat Auction

Get BIDDING: June Boat Auction

Thursday, 13 June 2013

The next Boat Auction starts at 09.00 Friday June 14th 2013

#Sailing events in Essex this June

#Sailing events in Essex this June

Thursday, 06 June 2013

Wow. The weather has finally sorted itself out so that we can all go boating in Essex! (Grab your free eBook ‘Boating in Essex’ when you ‘like’ our Facebook page. What are you up to this weekend? Here’s what’s on.

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy...

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy...

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Fish are jumping, the cotton is high, and these boat prices are reduced. Will you be enjoying this summer on a boat?

June Boat Auction - Preview boats

June Boat Auction - Preview boats

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

The next boat auctions starts on June 19th at 09.00 GMT 2013.