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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.


Featured Boat: Arvor 215

Featured Boat: Arvor 215

Thursday, 30 August 2012

One of our featured boats for sale at the moment is this Arvor 215.

Essex Sailing Championships

Essex Sailing Championships

Thursday, 23 August 2012

This weekend Stone Sailing Club is hosting the Essex Sailing Championships. The club is located at St. Lawrence Bay near Southminster. At Boatshed Essex we always have a selection of sail boats for sale to suit all tastes and budgets.

Spotlight on this Sealine S37

Spotlight on this Sealine S37

Thursday, 16 August 2012

One of our featured boats for sale at the moment is this Sealine S37 which has been reduced in price.

Cowes Week 11-18 August 2012

Cowes Week 11-18 August 2012

Thursday, 09 August 2012

No it’s not in Essex but it’s another great British boating event and it makes a change from the Olympics!

Boat of the Moment: Sealine F42/5

Boat of the Moment: Sealine F42/5

Thursday, 02 August 2012

Our boat of the moment is this beautiful Sealine F42/5

Olympic #Sailing Roundup

Olympic #Sailing Roundup

Wednesday, 01 August 2012

Sunday kicked off with a good day for Australia, Russia and Spain. The three nations won both of their races in The Elliott 6m.

The Olympic Sailing Begins!

The Olympic Sailing Begins!

Sunday, 29 July 2012

The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) has taken temporary ownership of the Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Village in Portland. 700 athletes and 550 officials will stay at the Sailing Village, with about half that number using the accommodation during the Paralympic Games.

Boat of the Moment: Snapdragon 24

Boat of the Moment: Snapdragon 24

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Our boat of the moment is this Snapdragon 24. She has been very well cared for, and is in commission ready to use.

'Push the Boat Out' day: 21st July

'Push the Boat Out' day: 21st July

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

To celebrate London 2012 there’s a special day to get lots of British boats out on to the water.

Boat of the Moment: Regal 1900

Boat of the Moment: Regal 1900

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Our boat of the moment is this immaculate Regal 1900LE with a Fastrac Hull. She is a superb bow rider with just 20 hours of use from new. The engine incidentally is the 225Hp version capable of a top speed of 55mph. When tested by boattest they found that it will plane in 3.2 seconds and reach 30mph in 6.5 seconds - not bad!

The Blackwater Blog

The Blackwater Blog

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Choices, choices: There is such a diversity of choice when it comes to rivers and coastal cruising in Essex: Whether you’re looking for a Jeanneau, Bavaria, Oyster boat for sale or a Bermudan Sloop Classic Yacht you still also have to decide where to go boating.

Who Saves Lives on the Essex Coast?

Who Saves Lives on the Essex Coast?

Thursday, 21 June 2012

The Essex coast has so many good places to visit by boat. Whether you cruise by sailboat or motorboat this coast can be both fun and challenging. You have to be aware of the sandbanks and the tides. Do you enjoy Essex with a Beneteau or a Jeanneau? Do you prefer Fairline, Sunseekers or Westerly boats? When you’re looking for a boat for sale in Essex what safety features and equipment do you look for?

Boatshed.com appointed new brokerage provider by British Waterways Marinas Ltd.

Boatshed.com appointed new brokerage provider by British Waterways Marinas Ltd.

Friday, 15 June 2012

British Waterways Marinas Ltd, one of the largest marina operators in the country, has appointed Boatshed.com as its sole provider of brokerage at its marinas in the South and West.

Choosing a Boat Part 2 – Motor Boats

Choosing a Boat Part 2 – Motor Boats

Thursday, 14 June 2012

When you’re new to boating the mind boggles with all of the choices to make, but I have to say it’s fun doing your research! We have Colvic boats for sale, Crownline boats for sale, bow riders, fishing boats and cruising yachts for sale. If names like Princess, Fairline and Sealine leave you worrying that you don’t’ know your Jeanneau from your elbow, then get in touch with Steve who will be happy to talk things over with you. As an introduction I’ve outlined a few of the different kinds of motor boats we have listed at Boatshed Essex.

Free ebook: Boating in Essex

Free ebook: Boating in Essex

Thursday, 07 June 2012

Do you like boating in Essex? Do you really know what is so great about boating in Essex? How to choose a boat? How to find a marina? Whether you’re new to boating or sailing, have been boating for years, or are new to Essex, there’s something for everyone in this mini introduction to boating in Essex.

Sailing: “The Antidote to Stress”.

Sailing: “The Antidote to Stress”.

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Colin Stracey recently bought a Beneteau Oceanis 351 which was for sale with us at Boatshed Essex.

Choosing a Boat – Part 1 Dinghies and Cruisers

Choosing a Boat – Part 1 Dinghies and Cruisers

Thursday, 24 May 2012

At Boatshed Essex we have dinghies, traditional cruisers, trailer sailers, production cruisers, long-distance cruisers, cruiser-racers and multihull boats and catamarans for sale.

Fletcher Arrowsport 16 as a First Boat

Fletcher Arrowsport 16 as a First Boat

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Noel and Jayne recently bought a great value sports boat; a Fletcher Arrowsport 16 which was for sale with Boatshed Essex and kindly agreed to be interviewed for our blog.

 RYA Active Marina Launch: This Weekend!

RYA Active Marina Launch: This Weekend!

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Fambridge Yacht Haven launches its RYA Active Marina programme together with the West Wick Yacht Club open day on Saturday the 19th May 2012 and we would love to see you there!

New Listing: Princess 42 for sale

New Listing: Princess 42 for sale

Monday, 14 May 2012

We have recently listed this lovely Princess 42. She comes with a very extensive inventory; equipped from new to the highest standards with over £45K worth of extras. Having only completed 160 hours running time; this superb motor yacht looks in great condition throughout.