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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.


UK and European VAT issues explained by a leading industry expert

UK and European VAT issues explained by a leading industry expert

Friday, 01 August 2014

This end-of-year review focuses on the VAT 'hot topics' of 2014 and offers a few ideas for boat buyers and sellers to consider for the next year.

How are we doing?  What customers think of our service

How are we doing? What customers think of our service

Friday, 01 August 2014

At Boatshed we encourage feedback from our customers, as a way of monitoring and improving the services we offer. Here are some recent comments we have received:

Our Broker’s Top 3 Bargains This Week

Our Broker’s Top 3 Bargains This Week

Thursday, 31 July 2014

This weeks 3 best deals include a Catamaran, a Fairline motor boat and a Mascot motor sailer. Click each link to see the full specifications and all the photos.

How to Become a Liveaboard Boater

How to Become a Liveaboard Boater

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Choosing a boat to live aboard is a very personal choice and will depend on your own individual requirements and your budget. The overall cost of the lifestyle will depend on many variables such as how much cruising you plan to do, will you be using much fuel, will you be at anchor or in marinas, and will the boat itself be high maintenance?

3 Ways to Get the Boat You Like at a Price You'll Love

3 Ways to Get the Boat You Like at a Price You'll Love

Thursday, 17 July 2014

If there’s one thing better than planning to spend the rest of this summer on the water, it’s knowing that you got your boat at an amazing price. Get ready for your best summer ever and check out these three reduced boats for sale in Essex that suit different budgets. Click each link to see the full specification and all the photos.

This Week’s 3 Best Deals

This Week’s 3 Best Deals

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Summertime boating weather is here! It’s a great time to buy or sell a boat. Click each link to see the full specification for these boats that have been reduced in price.

Prices Slashed for Quick Sale! #Essex

Prices Slashed for Quick Sale! #Essex

Thursday, 12 June 2014

We have so many gorgeous photos of these boats that have been reduced for a quick sale. I’ve just been checking them out and it definitely makes me want to get out of the office and back on to the water, now that summer time is here. Click each link to see the full specification for these boats that have been reduced in price.

Is this the motor cruiser you are looking for?!

Is this the motor cruiser you are looking for?!

Thursday, 29 May 2014

If you’re looking for a bargain boat for sale in Essex we may have the boat you are looking for. Ideal for longer voyages or comfortable live aboard's, all three of these models are not only very capable cruisers, but with all the creature comforts you would expect from Motor Cruisers of this size.

3 Ways to Afford a Boat That You Love

3 Ways to Afford a Boat That You Love

Thursday, 15 May 2014

I’m sure summer is on the way now, and there are loads of ways to get boating locally this weekend, in fact some events are free!

3 Bargain Boats for the Bank Holiday Weekend

3 Bargain Boats for the Bank Holiday Weekend

Thursday, 01 May 2014

This weekend you can visit the Thames Sailing Barge Trust’s two sailing barges at Hythe Quay. Take a look around these two iconic vessels and enjoy some shanty singers during this seafaring themed day out in Maldon this weekend. The cost is simply a donation, from 11am on Sunday 4th and Monday 5th May.

3 Glorious Sailing Yachts Reduced in Price

3 Glorious Sailing Yachts Reduced in Price

Thursday, 17 April 2014

There are rumours that this summer is going to be long and hot, in fact the best we have had in the UK for years. What better way is there to enjoy those perfect summer days, than as the captain of your own yacht, sailing where the winds take you?

3 Bargain Boats for the Boating Season

3 Bargain Boats for the Boating Season

Thursday, 27 March 2014

If you’re looking for a luxury motor yacht for sale in Essex we may have the boat you are looking for. Each of these boats has an extensive slideshow of images so that you can examine it thoroughly before booking a viewing. You may also like the Boatshed Guide to Choosing the Right Boat For You. These three boats have had their asking prices reduced.

Our Broker’s Top 3 Bargains This Week

Our Broker’s Top 3 Bargains This Week

Thursday, 13 March 2014

We are loving the sunshine here in Essex and can’t wait to get out on the water this weekend. If you’re ‘between boats’ at the moment check out these three that have been reduced in price and book a viewing before somebody else does! (This is just a small selection of the boats we currently have listed at reduced prices.) Click on the headlines to see a full spec and a slideshow of images for each boat.

Go fish! 8 Essentials When Fishing at Sea

Go fish! 8 Essentials When Fishing at Sea

Thursday, 06 March 2014

This week www.worldfishing.net has reported that the UK fisheries authority has ordered a new patrol boat. It should be ready by Spring 2015.

3 Ways to get on the Water for Less

3 Ways to get on the Water for Less

Thursday, 27 February 2014

If you’re looking for a cheap boat for sale in Essex these three boats offer amazing value without compromising on quality or features. With a full range of second hand boats for sale on our website we aim to make boating in Essex affordable whatever your budget. Some of our pre-loved boats offer a real bargain for the right skipper. Remember: This is just a small selection of the boats we currently have listed at reduced prices. Click on the links below to see a full spec and a slideshow of images for each boat.

Sailing Instructor Wows his Wife with Unique Birthday Present

Sailing Instructor Wows his Wife with Unique Birthday Present

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Don’t miss the March edition of Practical Boat Owner, where Boatshed customer Colin Stracey shares how he built a PBO Pup for his wife’s 50th birthday.

Our Top 3 Featured Boats This Week

Our Top 3 Featured Boats This Week

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Aside from our usual featured ‘Boat of the Moment’, we also like to regularly highlight boats that have been reduced in price. If you’re looking for a boat today at yesterday’s prices we may have the boat you are looking for right now. Each of these boats have had their asking prices reduced, offering the right buyer a real bargain for the 2014 boating season. Click on the links below to see a full slideshow of images for each boat.

How to buy a boat without breaking the bank

How to buy a boat without breaking the bank

Thursday, 30 January 2014

‘Thrifty’ is not a word that comes to mind when you’re thinking of buying a boat, but keeping an eye on our latest reductions could actually save you thousands of pounds. If you’re looking for a Broom Crown, Hunter Legend or Beneteau boat for sale in Essex we may have the boat you are looking for right now. Each of these boats has visibly enjoyed a lot of TLC from their current owners and have now been reduced in price. Click on the links to see a full slideshow of images.

The boat auction has started, Bidding has begun

The boat auction has started, Bidding has begun

Friday, 17 January 2014

The auction has just started and you can now start bidding! Auction ends on Tuesday 21st Jan 2014, so get bidding.

Zen and the art of boat buying

Zen and the art of boat buying

Thursday, 16 January 2014

If only you could find your perfect boat in 5 minutes – you’d book a viewing and have the rest of the day to yourself right? If you’re struggling to keep up with the number of boats for sale out there our tech guys have recently developed a way to simplify the search process. Check out our new filtered search tool It makes it so much easier to sift through the 1000's of second hand boats that Boatshed has for sale with our 50+ offices worldwide.