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I am having a stressful week. Luckily, sailing is the antidote to stress. Once the ropes are let go you are free from the constraints of modern life and get to spend a bit of quality time with the wind and the water.
The next Boat Auction starts at 09.00 Friday June 14th 2013
Wow. The weather has finally sorted itself out so that we can all go boating in Essex! (Grab your free eBook ‘Boating in Essex’ when you ‘like’ our Facebook page. What are you up to this weekend? Here’s what’s on.
Fish are jumping, the cotton is high, and these boat prices are reduced. Will you be enjoying this summer on a boat?
The next boat auctions starts on June 19th at 09.00 GMT 2013.
Bavaria sailing yachts are great value and lovely to sail. Our current boat of the moment is this Bavaria 31 Cruiser and she’s in exceptionally nice condition. The boat has been owned from new by her current owners who are now moving abroad. The electric opening transom is worth a special mention, it makes the yacht really easy to board from a dinghy as well as being a great swim platform.
Here comes the sun… and I say, it’s alright; these boats have had their asking prices reduced! If you’re looking for a Westerly second hand yacht 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 both of these boats, so that you can really examine them inside and out.
Boatshed goes Responsive!
Today, nearly 30% of Boatshed's traffic is mobile. By the end of next year, this may exceed 50% Tablet sales are expected to exceed 100 million this year. Smartphones, of course, are also a hot commodity, with the majority of people now owning a smartphone.
The shift to mobile is happening at an extraordinary speed. For those of us who create the Boatshed websites and services, all this leads to a singular conclusion: A million screens have bloomed, and we need to build websites that work better on all of them.
Idris Lewis has been interested in sailing since 1976, when she was sat on a beach in North Wales watching sailing. She took a RYA course and then bought a dinghy. She then joined Eyott Sailing club in 1979.
If you’ve never been down to the Boatshed office at Fambridge Yacht Haven, this Saturday 11th May is the perfect time to visit. Our beautiful marina on the River Crouch is hosting an open day for all the family, celebrating the start of the 2013 RYA Active Marina programme.
Welcome to the ancient Spring festival of Beltane, traditionally an occasion for boisterous pagan celebrations! Will you be celebrating with Morris dancing, maypoles and baskets of flowers? Or simply getting in tune with nature by going out on the ocean waves this weekend?
The Boatshed crew recognise that buying a boat is a major decision, which is why you have chosen to use Boatshed as your professional broker to guide you through what can be a daunting process. We believe in offering the very best quality of service and provide our buyers with all the resources they need to ensure total peace of mind.
The other day I picked up this easy galley recipe on Twitter from @TalbotWharf, “A plain tuna sandwich is improved no end by a layer of plain crisps inside,” and @Seafoodshed asked me “Any chance of a mention of essexseafood.co.uk #prattsvinegar?” I was happy to share their Facebook picture, with a lovely lady saying, “I always use Pratt’s vinegar on my winkles.”
Before you travel to view a boat, check out all pictures and video of every boat for sale. Our brokers take all their own pictures so you can see the up to date information and full inventory of each boat.
If you are thinking of selling your boat, then have a chat to one of our Boatshed Brokers and they will explain how Boatshed can help sell your boat and what they will do for you.
This week we are able to introduce three very different boats for sale that have had their asking prices reduced. Each boat has her own individual character and needs to be matched with the right skipper. 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.
We recently helped Vanessa Ward to sell her Snapdragon 24, “Sandel.”
Keith Winchester recently bought a Sealine S25 called Sailfree. He’s been interested in sailing for fifty years.
An Easter egg is a secret message or hidden feature in a film, book or in computer software. The idea is that once you know there is one to be found, you may hunt for it the way you would look for eggs in an Easter egg hunt.
Steve Booth is a broker at Boatshed Essex. He has always liked water based sports including sailing and canoeing. He started off dinghy sailing, and his first ‘proper’ boat was a Hurley 22. Steve’s been a Boatshed broker for six years and loves the people you meet through boats and boating. He also loves being his own boss.