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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.


Let Bavaria take you on an adventure!

Let Bavaria take you on an adventure!

Thursday, 23 May 2013

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.

Get ready for summer: Boats reduced!

Get ready for summer: Boats reduced!

Thursday, 16 May 2013

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.

Boatshed goes responsive

Boatshed goes responsive

Monday, 13 May 2013

Boatshed goes Responsive! Today, nearly 30% of Boatshed's traffic is mobile. By the end of next year, this may exceed 50% Tablet sales are expected to exceed 100 million this year. Smartphones, of course, are also a hot commodity, with the majority of people now owning a smartphone. The shift to mobile is happening at an extraordinary speed. For those of us who create the Boatshed websites and services, all this leads to a singular conclusion: A million screens have bloomed, and we need to build websites that work better on all of them.

How to stop thinking about work! #sailing

How to stop thinking about work! #sailing

Thursday, 09 May 2013

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.

Free boating activities - this weekend!

Free boating activities - this weekend!

Tuesday, 07 May 2013

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.

Mayday Mayday! I need a low-cost boat!

Mayday Mayday! I need a low-cost boat!

Sunday, 05 May 2013

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?

What do skippers eat?

What do skippers eat?

Thursday, 25 April 2013

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.”

How to buy a boat? The process

How to buy a boat? The process

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Before you travel to view a boat, check out all pictures and video of every boat for sale. Our brokers take all their own pictures so you can see the up to date information and full inventory of each boat.

Thinking of selling your boat?

Thinking of selling your boat?

Saturday, 20 April 2013

If you are thinking of selling your boat, then have a chat to one of our Boatshed Brokers and they will explain how Boatshed can help sell your boat and what they will do for you.

If you were a boat, which kind of boat would you be?

If you were a boat, which kind of boat would you be?

Thursday, 18 April 2013

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.

Selling a #sail boat: My story

Selling a #sail boat: My story

Thursday, 11 April 2013

We recently helped Vanessa Ward to sell her Snapdragon 24, “Sandel.”

The surgeon didn't say I couldn't boat!

The surgeon didn't say I couldn't boat!

Thursday, 04 April 2013

Keith Winchester recently bought a Sealine S25 called Sailfree. He’s been interested in sailing for fifty years.

What is an Easter egg?

What is an Easter egg?

Thursday, 28 March 2013

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.

A day in the life of yacht broker Steve

A day in the life of yacht broker Steve

Monday, 18 March 2013

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.

Spring Bargains Blossom in Essex

Spring Bargains Blossom in Essex

Thursday, 14 March 2013

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.

Book Corner: For Better For Worse on a Boat

Book Corner: For Better For Worse on a Boat

Monday, 11 March 2013

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.

RYA Push the boat out 2013

RYA Push the boat out 2013

Friday, 08 March 2013

Last weekend Paralympic gold medallist Helena Lucas officially launched RYA Push the Boat Out 2013 at the RYA Dinghy Show.

Something for the boating season

Something for the boating season

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Tomorrow is the beginning of March and the sailing and boating season is marching towards us.

3 Things we love about boating in Essex

3 Things we love about boating in Essex

Thursday, 21 February 2013

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.

Boatshed registers 500,000th customer!

Boatshed registers 500,000th customer!

Monday, 18 February 2013

We have just registered our 500,000th customer on Boatshed.com! Boatshed founders Neil and Mandy Chapman met customer Christoph Liedtke in London last week to present him with a bottle of champagne at St Katherine Docks.