Neil Chapman founder and CEO of Boatshed.com is doing the double-handed ARC crossing from Las Palmas to St Lucia 2018 with Curt Mundy from Boatshed Ireland.
We are always told that Boatshed's website and online platform for the sale of boats is 'the best in the industry', but our technical engineers are always trying to improve it. We have added new features to our website and boat search system to make these even easier and quicker for boat buyers and boat sellers to use.
Our BoatBid online boat auction site provides the perfect platform for specialist boat auctions for a versatile range of boats from Cruising boats to Commercial, classic wooden boats to luxury motor yachts, houseboats, inland waterways, contact us if you are interested in entering your boat into our next auction.
Getting regular updates from your yacht broker about sales activity on your boat is vital. As well as regular broker contact Boatshed offer all boat owners a secure area where they can obtain live information on the activity, viewings and sales data of their boat for sale.
Boatshed’s unique Preferred Partners Scheme connects boat buyers with marine suppliers and service providers, internationally, nationally across the UK and locally. When buying a used boat from Boatshed, many of our buyers require equipment, accessories, sails, insurance, transportation, berthing facilities, upgrades and other essential products and services associated with boat ownership, maintenance, cruising and racing. Often, these are required immediately upon purchase of the boat, or soon thereafter, and are regarded by our customers as part and parcel of buying and equipping their ‘new’ boat.
An important part of what we do at Boatshed is help our owners’ boats stand out from the crowd and attract serious interest in a busy, often crowded marketplace. The strength of our website and IT platform, and the attention and importance our brokers place upon extensively photographing and detailing every aspect of a boat for sale, is a key part of that philosophy, but we are always devising new ways to support this effort.
Whether you’re buying or selling a boat, or just have an interest in boating or sailing, our website has published over 150 articles to help all Essex boaters depending on your interests. We’ve now grouped the best of the blog articles together into seven killer resources to create the ultimate guides to boating in Essex.
The Essex coast has so many interesting places to visit by boat. There are countless rivers and marinas, yet it’s also ideally situated for beginning a trip to the continent. The coastal sailing is challenging but fun; the Essex coast has alot of sandbanks out to sea and plenty going on with the tides. Yet at the other extreme you could be chugging along at a leisurely pace in a canal boat on the River Stort or the Chelmer and Blackwater navigation.
So you’re thinking of living aboard but your friends and family are concerned that it will be cold in winter… What is the honest truth about living on a boat?
Are you thinking of selling your boat?
You can trawl the internet looking for the best tips and advice on how to sell a boat; but we like to keep things simple here. This is our minimalist guide to selling a boat.
Buying a previously-loved boat can feel like a bit of a gamble, as you wonder how well the boat’s owner has maintained the bargain boat of your dreams. But whether you’re looking for coastal cruising, inland boating, quiet fishing or family fun, buying second hand can be a good investment if you know what to look for.
Last month it was reported that criminal gangs were responsible for a series of boat and engine thefts in Essex and Suffolk. Many stolen engines actually end up abroad.
Police in Sweden have recently managed to trace the owner of a luxury yacht left in a harbour for two years. The wealthy owner says he had forgotten about it! The £65,000 boat was moored close to Sweden’s border with Norway and the keys were left tied to the railings. A Facebook appeal eventually lead the police to the Norwegian owner. He had intended to sell the vessel in 2012 and was under the impression that the sale had been completed. He now owes two years of harbour fees.
I just saw a picture on Facebook of a woman undertaking a diesel engine maintenance course. It got plenty of 'likes' and some positive comments from men who “like to see women getting involved”!
It may be that you’re not sure yet if you want to sell or not, yet you’d like an idea of the current value of your boat and what the second hand boat market is like at the moment. If you need advice on any aspect of selling a boat you may like to chat to a professional broker, based in Essex.
If you’re thinking about selling your boat this year, don’t delay – boats are selling in Essex right now! The right buyer could be searching online today, while you’re continuing to pay boat insurance and hard standing or berthing fees. At Boatshed we pride ourselves on a friendly and efficient service that often results in a quick sale. Here’s how we do it:
We’ve managed to cram a lot of info onto our little blog this year! We kicked off in January full of resolutions and good intentions. This article focusses on the ecological benefits of boating and sailing. Go green: Be a sailor.
This week I am focusing on letting go of distractions: specifically internet distractions. If you work in an office with access to the internet you’ll know how tempting it is to click on some article link on Facebook or Twitter instead of getting on with your work.
How much is your boat worth? Our brokers are here to advise you with their knowledge of the current market; but we can also offer some valuable top tips to help your boat meet its full potential.