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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.


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.

About Us: Meet the Team

About Us: Meet the Team

Friday, 19 October 2012

Bavaria, Jeanneau, Sealine or Bayliner for sale, we love all kinds of boats here at Boatshed; but who are we? Here’s a brief introduction to some of the people behind Boatshed Essex.

Push the boat out: Price drops in Essex

Push the boat out: Price drops in Essex

Thursday, 11 October 2012

This week we have further opportunities for those who are looking for boats for sale at attractive prices. For each of these featured boats we have a slideshow of images so you can really get a feel for the boat; inside and out.

This Week’s Yachting News

This Week’s Yachting News

Thursday, 04 October 2012

Bavaria, Jeanneau, Leisure and Westerly… Sail boats and yachts are never far from the news, with amusing anecdotes of what the rich or famous get up to on the water. Even if you’re just looking locally in Essex at Southerly, Carter or Pegasus boats for sale it’s fun to look at what’s happening out there on the world’s luxury yachts.

Latest Bargains: Price drops in Essex

Latest Bargains: Price drops in Essex

Thursday, 27 September 2012

While the rain was coming down earlier this week so were our prices. Check out a few of our featured boats for sale at the moment and see if somebody’s second hand boat could be your first class dream! Every boat has many photos of the interior and exterior which can be viewed as a slideshow.

Sailors Wanted: No Experience Necessary!

Sailors Wanted: No Experience Necessary!

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Have you seen the ‘Watch My Story’ campaign that popped up on Monday in the media and social media? The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has launched a new international crew recruitment drive. Whether you love Bavaria, Jeanneau, Leisure, Westerly, Southerly, Carter or Pegasus sail boats these short films will inspire you to get on the water.

Featured Boat: Dutch Trawler MFV

Featured Boat: Dutch Trawler MFV

Thursday, 13 September 2012

This converted motor fishing vessel we have for sale in Essex is 52ft long and the boat was of course built in a Dutch shipyard.

Love Boating on the East Coast?

Love Boating on the East Coast?

Thursday, 06 September 2012

Is it too tidal and muddy? Where could we go for a day or a weekend? If you’re looking for your first boat for sale, you may be surprised at how much exploring can be done around Essex. Whether you’re looking for Bavaria, Jeanneau, Sealine or Bayliner the Essex coast can be enjoyed sailing, power boating or fishing.