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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.


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.

Lonely Hearts WLTM Skipper

Lonely Hearts WLTM Skipper

Thursday, 14 February 2013

This Valentine’s day Boatshed Essex is offering some match-making suggestions for those still seeking The One.

Have you seen this distance and cost calculator?

Have you seen this distance and cost calculator?

Thursday, 07 February 2013

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.

Featured boat: Contessa 32

Featured boat: Contessa 32

Thursday, 17 January 2013

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.

Go Green: Be a #Sailor

Go Green: Be a #Sailor

Thursday, 10 January 2013

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.

New Year: New Boat?

New Year: New Boat?

Thursday, 03 January 2013

If one of your resolutions is to finally get that boat you’ve been dreaming and scheming about then we have some great opportunities for you here at Boatshed Essex.

2012: The Highlights of this Year

2012: The Highlights of this Year

Thursday, 20 December 2012

The beginning of this year at Boatshed Essex saw us launch our social media campaign. If you follow us on Twitter or Facebook you can easily keep up with our blog, follow sailing and boating news and check out The Boatshed Essex Daily: our online newspaper.

All I want for Christmas is…

All I want for Christmas is…

Thursday, 13 December 2012

This week we are able to introduce three more boats that have had their asking price reduced. If you’re looking for an Aquastar, Crownline or Princess 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.

Boat Retailers and Brokers Code of Practice

Boat Retailers and Brokers Code of Practice

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

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#Christmas gifts for boaters and sailors

#Christmas gifts for boaters and sailors

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Whether you’re buying or selling a boat in Essex you’ll know there are all sorts of extras you can buy to make boating more enjoyable or comfortable. Here are some ideas for Christmas gifts for the boater in your life.

Waterside Pubs in Essex

Waterside Pubs in Essex

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Whether your boat is a Westerley, Bayliner, Jeanneau or Quicksilver, every boater needs a little rest and recuperation once in a while and Essex offers a number of inns providing waterside refreshment.

How to Choose a Marina: Part 2

How to Choose a Marina: Part 2

Monday, 19 November 2012

If you are looking for a boat for sale and are new to boating you may also be looking to find a marina. We have a great article on our blog about how to find a marina but it’s also useful to be aware of the Gold Anchor standards set by The Yacht Harbour Association.

Remember, Remember; Reduced Boats in November!

Remember, Remember; Reduced Boats in November!

Thursday, 08 November 2012

This week we are able to introduce three more boats that have recently had their asking price reduced. If you’re looking for a Westerly, Fletcher or Princess 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.

Scary Price Drops for Halloween!

Scary Price Drops for Halloween!

Thursday, 25 October 2012

This week we are featuring three boats for sale that have been dropped down in price. For each of these featured boats we have a full slideshow of images so you don’t need to rely on a spooky sixth sense to work out if this is the boat for you, before arranging your viewing.