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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.


Boatshed Yacht Broker Awards 2014

Boatshed Yacht Broker Awards 2014

Friday, 10 January 2014

The Boatshed 2014 Conference was held at the Excel exhibition centre during the London boat show. Boatshed offices travelled to London to share best practice, discuss ideas and develop new strategy for 2014/15.

How to make 2014 your best year yet

How to make 2014 your best year yet

Thursday, 09 January 2014

Despite the dodgy weather, raging winds and floods I am always full of incorrigible optimism at this time of year. It’s as if we have a blank slate to work with. (Incidentally that’s a historical nautical term: The watchkeeper at the helm would wipe his slate clean at the end of his watch. See more sailing jargon to use ashore.)

Boatshed Scotland scoops broker of the year award

Boatshed Scotland scoops broker of the year award

Thursday, 09 January 2014

Boatshed Scotland won the trophy for "Yacht Broker of the year" at the 2014 Boatshed Conference and Awards ceremony.

London Boat Show on stand E163

London Boat Show on stand E163

Friday, 03 January 2014

Boatshed.com will be on Stand E163 for the next 9 days.

January Sails!

January Sails!

Thursday, 02 January 2014

Was your New Year’s resolution to get a bigger boat, a smaller boat or your very first boat? Have you resolved to spend less and save more this year? Here at Boatshed Essex we want to help you with that.

5 festive gifts for you

5 festive gifts for you

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Here at Boatshed Essex we are getting into the spirit of the festive season by offering you five things for free.

Check out the boats in our next auction: Catalogue is now live

Check out the boats in our next auction: Catalogue is now live

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Check out the bumper selection of boats in our next auction January 17-21 2014. If you are interested in any boats, you’ll have plenty of time to fit in a viewing before the auction starts on January 17th 2014.

New boat search for Boatshed

New boat search for Boatshed

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

There are various ways you can now search using different criteria.

Latest bargains: Prices reduced

Latest bargains: Prices reduced

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Today we are featuring three boats for sale that have been reduced in price. Each of these boats has an extensive slideshow of images so that you can examine it thoroughly before booking a viewing.

“I saw three ships come sailing in…

“I saw three ships come sailing in…

Thursday, 28 November 2013

…On Christmas day in the morning.”

Drinking tips for tipsy skippers

Drinking tips for tipsy skippers

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Firstly, can I just say that here at Boatshed Essex we don’t advocate getting sozzled and taking your boat out to sea, to find out what the winter weather has in store for you. But a drink with friends on board in the marina, or down at the yacht club can be the perfect way to celebrate the festive season.

Have you been naughty or nice?

Have you been naughty or nice?

Thursday, 14 November 2013

In the run up to Christmas we all try to think of the perfect gift that will show our loved ones just how much we care. Imagine their delight when you finally buy that boat you’ve been looking for, at a much reduced price, and are able to give them the time of their lives in 2014.

Houses for sale with moorings #Essex

Houses for sale with moorings #Essex

Thursday, 07 November 2013

As the old song Happy Talk goes,

Price reduced by £17,000!

Price reduced by £17,000!

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Our first featured boat this week is a Prinz 33 Open with a jaw dropping reduction of £17,000! If you’re looking for a Prinz, Mirage or Beneteau boat 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.

Boats for pottering around & fishing: Reduced.

Boats for pottering around & fishing: Reduced.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

This week we are able to introduce three more boats that have had their asking price reduced. If you’re looking for a Hardy river 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.

October boat-swap shop

October boat-swap shop

Thursday, 03 October 2013

This week we are able to introduce three more boats that have had their asking prices reduced. The Sealine and the Prinz have the added option of a possible part exchange with your current boat. 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.

Swallows and Amazons boathouse for sale

Swallows and Amazons boathouse for sale

Thursday, 19 September 2013

My 5 year old daughter has just discovered the classic movie Swallows and Amazons and is happy to watch it over and over on DVD. So it felt like serendipity when I noticed the Victorian boathouse that inspired Arthur Ransome’s books is now up for sale.

See you at the PSP Southampton Boat Show

See you at the PSP Southampton Boat Show

Thursday, 12 September 2013

So this weekend (in case you hadn’t noticed!) it’s the start of the PSP Southampton Boat Show, from 13th to 22nd September.

Back to #sailing school

Back to #sailing school

Thursday, 05 September 2013

If the kids are back to school or uni this week perhaps it is now the time to squeeze in a little extra learning for yourself. If you already know how to raise and lower the sails, how to set them to the wind, and what to do with fenders and lines when you come alongside then you could try improving your skills with a day skipper practical course.

#Essex boat jumble

#Essex boat jumble

Thursday, 29 August 2013

This weekend on Sunday 1st September the little village of Battlesbridge on the River Crouch welcomes the annual Essex Boat Jumble and Small Boat Sale. If you’ve never been to one imagine a jumble sale, but full of boating bargains! From 10:00 am onwards visitors to Battlesbridge Antiques and Craft Centre can begin browsing thousands of boating bargains, new and used boat parts, nautical antiques, small boats and chandlery.