A nice spacious liveaboard perfect for a young couple looking for a place to live (afloat)
This liveaboard offers a spacious galley and saloon (lounge) area with plenty of headroom and full of light. There is a nice size double aft cabin with double bed and a forward V berth with two single beds (currently being used for storage).
The boat does NOT have an engine which explains the much lower price, which means it would need to moved by tug boat, if it were to go to a different mooring.
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In our opinion this is a rare opportunity to purchase a luxury appointed Dutch (live aboard) Barge that has been carefully developed and meticuously maintained inside and out. Offering both ample living space and accommodation and thoughtfully designed to offer ensuite facilities to all cabins. Throughout the interior she has 'Merbau' decking, which appears to be in excellent condition and really sets the standard of fittings throughout the vessel.
The engine was installed in 2008 and has... read more
This 1920s Gentleman’s Motor Yacht was built as a yacht of teak carvel construction. Requisitioned in 1942 for war service, she was modified during the war with the addition of an auxiliary wing engine and a wheelhouse. Interestingly there is also some evidence in the timbers of the forecabin suggesting she had a gun mounted there.
This Motor Yacht was designed for extended cruising and the layout is almost at it was when she was built; copies of the original drawings of the layout are av... read more
Princess boats, built by Marine Projects in Plymouth, have a good reputation for being, solid, stylish and well performing vessels. This Princess 37 represents a great opportunity to purchase a project and make a personal mark on it. These boats have a light and spacious feel, with walk-through headroom throughout, plenty of windows, a spacious galley, alongwith a large and open saloon area, perfect for life aboard in comfort and entertaining guests. The space and comfort extends to all area... read more
The Rinker Captiva 186 is a typical US style sports bow rider that offers a spacious open cockpit with seating for up to 8 people. The Captiva feels a lot larger than its 18 feet with the benefit of the open bow area being accessed through an opening between the windscreen.
There is a great deal to like about this boat, she appears to be well maintained and cared for. The upholstery looks to be in good condition and the hull is clean as not stored in the water. Complete with road going trai... read more
The current owners had this replica, dutch barge built as a cruising liveaboard. Since this time the boat has been cruised on the Norfolk Broads, Yorkshire waterways and and from Kings Lynn to the river Blackwater. This barge is ideal and proven for use throughout UK and European waterways, including the Thames.
The barge has been thoughtfully designed to make maximum use of space and comfort, for year round living, with all utilities required. The main living area comprises a spacious, ... read more
An excellent example of this classic centre cockpit yacht, known for good quality construction, seaworthiness and reliability.
Her large forward and aft cabin provides ample space and the boat itself provides sleeping accommodation for up to seven people.
She appears to be in very good condition, lovingly cared for and maintained.
Of particular note.
- The deck has been covered in real teak decking and appears to be maintained to a very high standard.
- The Saloon offers plenty of... read more
This Barge has character, style and comfort wrapped into a spacious liveaboard cruiser.
The galley is within the wheelhouse and features a range of utilities and has sufficient space for preparing meals and socialising. The aft cabin is complemented by an ensuite heads, including shower and bath. Further forward of the wheelhouse is a roomy, open plan saloon, with office desk are and, featuring the second heads. The vessel is centrally heated and powered by an engine the owner reports to ... read more
The Beneteau 'First' range provide sailing platforms known to be fast and responsive, including in light airs. Indeed, the current owner has successfully sailed her to the Netherlands and back, reporting the boat to comfortably handle 25-30 knot winds. The 26 provides comfortable accommodation for a crew of four, including a separate aft cabin, a separate heads, roomy galley and saloon. Out on deck there is plenty of room along the side decks and forward on the foredeck. The cockpit is roomy... read more
Linssen yachts are renowned for building innovative, quality, steel, motor yachts. Linssen motor yachts are known for their excellent stability, ease of maneuverability and smart, spacious layout. This version has great opportunity for a variety of potential uses. This boat is an ideal platform for comfortable and reliable extended cruising, including Europe and the Thames, having a collapsible flybridge and mast. With dual controls, flybridge helm and raised teak cockpit, this boat also ha... read more
Built in 1991 as a replica torpedo boat and powered by twin Detroit diesel engines this vessel is far from traditional. This boat is currently configured as a liveaboard, with accommodation for 4 people, but could also easily be used as a weekend motor cruiser. For the boating/ military enthusiast, the vessel also offers a rare opportunity as a platform for further development and could be converted further into something quite unique.
If you have any questions or would like a personal viewi... read more
Built in 1997 this 32ft custom built live aboard 'Trawler Style' boat is perfectly suited for a couple looking to live aboard a boat.
Purpose built to accommodate 2 people and benefits from a large forward cabin, fully fitted galley and a large wheel house/ saloon.
Of particular note...
The vessels engine benefits from only having done 147 hours, but has been regularly started, maintained and a log kept.
She has been fitted with a new RCD consumer unit, galvanic isolator, water heate... read more
Princess boats, built by Marine Projects in Plymouth, have a good reputation for being solid, stylish and well performing vessels. This Princess 414 represents a great opportunity to purchase a project and make a personal mark on it.
These boats have a light and spacious feel, with walk-through headroom throughout, plenty of windows, a spacious well equipped galley, along with a large and open saloon and also with a large separate dinette area, perfect for life aboard in comfort and entert... read more
Designed by Angus Primrose, this 1980 Trident Voyager 35 has been owned by the seller of this boat for over 30 years, during which time they have sailed UK coastal waters and across to France and Holland.
The vessel appears to be in good condition and there is lots of evidence to prove it has been well maintained by the current owner.
The interior is in good condition and offers plenty of space for extended periods on the water.
The 'L shaped' seating around the Saloon table is also... read more
This houseboat is stunning in so many ways.
From its inception to launch, the design build and final presentation of this luxury home has been painstakingly thought through and built. The internal accommodation is across two decks as you enter through the companion way you have a store room immediately on your left and then walk into the open and spacious galley featuring a number of luxury items including a Quooker. Further forward is a stylish and relaxing upper saloon featuring a gorgeo... read more
The Hunter Delta 25 is another example from the successful drawing board of David Thomas. As a cruiser racer, the boat is popular as a competivie club racer, as much as it is a competent coastal cruiser. There is plenty of space in the cockpit for the crew and the side and foredecks feel comfortable when moving forward and working the boat. Down below, there are 4 berths throughout the accommodation, which includes a comfortable saloon, galley and forepeak. The boat is powered by a Yanmar 1G... read more
This charming houseboat is full of character. Originally built in the 1930's, as a working farm boat on the Dutch waterways, she is now a delightful liveaboard. There is acres of space out on deck, starting at the stern with an area in the cockpit currently utilised as a mini garden and area to sit outside, through to open space on the foredeck. The wheelhouse makes a wonderful place for lounging and leads down into the main saloon, with comfortable seating and a recently fitted multi fuel st... read more
This is a unique opportunity to purchase a classic motor yacht, with only 34 of the 48's ever built. Rampart boat building works developed a reputation for producing quality motor boats that were traditionally styled, fast, with good sea keeping abilities and were well specified.
Ideal for use as a liveaboard or for comfortable cruising, with plenty of accommodation and storage, with a stylish saloon. From the spacious and light wheelhouse, moving forward to the master cabin there is add... read more
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The Hustler 25.5 is a swift agile and practical cruiser designed by Holman & Pye and built by Landamores of Norfolk. The design combines good sea-keeping and handling with speed and performance.
The Hustler 25.5 is suitable for club racing, coastal cruising and for the more adventurous could comfortably be used across the channel.
This particular example has been well maintained and is reluctantly for sale due to a change of circumstances.
It is evident the ... read more
This delightful Hasselter Aak is a remarkable combination of historic charm and modern living. Externally, the boat is bright and appealing, with numerous attractive characteristics, including the cabin-top and deck garden areas. Inside, the owners have created an open and warm home, benefiting from bedrooms in three cabins, a raised seating area and open-plan galley and saloon. There is extensive space throughout, for both living and work, currently including a small workshop area and artist... read more
This comfortable, cruising liveaboard looks to have been well maintained and is presented with a good specification. The boat has lots of space out on the decks and also inside, from within the wheelhouse throughout the living acommodation and two cabins, forward and aft. The light and airy wheelhouse is accessible from both port and starboard, providing good all round visibility and making for easier close quarter manouvering and mooring with access both sides. The saloon invites comfort wit... read more
The Achilles 9m Yacht is a well respected and robust yacht capable of both coastal and offshore cruising.
This particular version appears to be in good condition and there are lots of signs that she has been well maintained.
Internally the woodwork and upholstery are in good condition and feels nice and clean.
She has been out of the water since COVID lockdown and now no longer use. However, when it was pulled out the engine was fully serviced.
In addition to the Mainsail and Genoa,... read more
The Westerly Pageant comes from the long line of well known and regarded Westerly boats. Solid, seaworthy cruisers, with intelligent accommodation from the cockpit to the forecabin. This version has a bilge keel profile and so in addition to coastal sailing, has the capacity to explore estuaries and inland waterways and rivers.
This boat looks to be in commission and ready to sail and with a few small touches from a new owner, looks ready for many more hours of pleasant time afloat, be that... read more
The Etap 22i is a deservedly popular and very well constructed yacht. With it build quality and appeal, the hull is double skinned with polyurethane foam in between, this not only adds buoyancy it also insulates the boat, so reduces condensation. Built to a high specification, Etap produced a trailerable boat capable of coastal and inland cruising and club racing alike. For the size of yacht, the space is intelligently used to provide a galley, double forward berth and comfortable saloon ar... read more
We are delighted to be featuring this gaff rigged vessel, which is as attractive as it is interesting. Wooden built, with epoxy coating to the hull, she looks to have been looked after over the years. The sails look to be in good condition and the no-nonsense, long stroke engine started and ran during our visit. The cockpit has plenty of room and is complemented with some stowage facility also. The decks provide good access forward and room on the foredeck for anchoring and sail management. ... read more
Hardy power boats are well regarded and sought after and looking at this version, it is not difficult to see why. The boat presents with seaworthy lines and a robust build quality. This well maintained example, features the extended wheelhouse, with good internal space, hosting the galley, saloon, helm and navigator seat. Further forward is the double cabin, also containing the heads. The beam and headroom make for a comfortable boat, whether inside or working in the cockpit, side or forede... read more
We are very pleased to be featuring this Folkboat for sale. The enduringly and popular Folkboat is known for the seakeeping qualities and impressive sailing performance, which went on to inspire numerous other designs, including the Contessa 26.
This version had been a little neglected until recently, but has been partially refurbished by the current owner, including new interior upholstery, cockpit locker lids and sole. The sails look to be in good condition and the owner reports a vessel ... read more
This 1974 Powles 41 is a lovely vessel and presents itself very well considering its age. The current owner (and previous owners) have clearly looked after her, and have managed to modernise her with smart flexi-teak decking and new canopies.
With two separate cabins, large saloon and aft deck, this 41ft vessel would serve as a great platform for extended cruising, liveaboard life and also as a holdidays and long weekends away.
Equipped with two Volvo engines totalling 500hp, the owner re... read more
This Leisure 20 is a lovely example and has the benefit of a new outboard engine with 5 years warranty, which has not been used. It's a nice example and ideally suited as a starter boat.
It is spacious for its size, with a roomy, deep cockpit, side and fore decks that provide a safe feel when working and a roomy interior. This boat’s interior is in very good condition for age, with four berths and small galley, ideal as a weekend getaway.
When I visited the boat I was impressed by the ... read more
This is a French built recreational boat designed for fishing and weekends away. The engine has been well maintained and only has 87 hours on the clock. The boat appears to be in good condition and there is a lot of evidence to suggest that she has been well maintained. Internally, she is clean and tidy and the upholstery appears to be kept in good condition. Of particular note, the rear cockpit cover looks to be in very good condition and offers a great deal of flexibility of removing indiv... read more
This stylish, high performance, speedboat is ideal as a day cruiser or weekender. With plenty of space and seating in the cockpit, it would be suitable for having plenty of fun on the water. With a comfortable cuddy cabin, providing shelter and space for relaxing.
If you are looking for a trailerable boat, suitable for day sails and overnighting then this boat could well be suitable.
If you would like to know more, or organise a personal viewing, then please do contact our office and we ... read more
The Shetland 2250 is one of the sleekest of the Shetland range and this particular example appears to be in good condition.
Powered by Honda 225hp engine this easy handling and stable boat is perfect for cruising rivers and coastal areas, ideal for relaxing, socialising and fishing.
Of particular note this boat comes with a full cockpit cover, stereo, GPS, Fish finder and remote search light
For a personal inspection please do not hesitate to contact a member the BoatshedEssex team.
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A lovely opportunity to purchase this 1984 Jouet 680 sailing boat.
She appears to be in good condition and has been well maintained including the outboard engine which has been recently serviced.
The Jouet 680 is a lively yet stable performer and enjoys the benefit of a lifting keel whilst in shallower waters. She also comes with a cradle which is perfect for when she is on the hard.
For a personal inspection please contact a member of the team who will be happy to arrange this for you... read more
Boatshed Essex are pleased to list this ex London Port Authority survey vessel. The boat looks to be a good example of both heavily laid up fibreglass builds, alongside a seaworthy looking design and lines. The cockpit is sizeable, with a an attractive wheelhouse, galley, saloon and forward cabin. The engine is straightforward to access and looks to be in good condition. The boat has a good selection of navigation aids and is complete with a bow thruster. The current owner has invested sign... read more
Boatshed Essex are pleased to present this stylish Italian Marlin RIB. The proven quality and innovative design build, which Marlin say, gives greater stability in all conditions due to the shaping of the tubes and the addition of reinforcement to the hull.
With a deep vee hull and high interior walls, this offers a comfortable, dry ride and which gives these RIB's a surprising ease of handling at higher speeds. There is plenty of stowage space on deck for water toys, as well as plenty of se... read more
The Albin Vega 27 has a reputation for rugged, performance sailing. The long keel and and classical construction lead to a seaworthy cruiser / racer, capable of circumnavigation and shorter coastal passages, equally.
This is an opportunity to buy a sort after boat, with an active owners association, it is a popular, fast, cruising yacht. With a comprehensive sail wardrobe (8 sails), re-engined in 2004 and the owner has offered an engine service if purchase is agreed. Just with some tidying ... read more
The Endurance 40 is a capable and elegant, blue water cruiser and liveaboard boat. The exterior is what you would expect of a boat like this, lots of deck space for stowage, moving around and working the boat. The cockpit feels deep and safe with an attractive hardwood finish. After a number of years sailing this version a refit was initiated. Much of the work planned has been completed, although there are some areas to be finished and the work that has been completed looks to be of a d... read more
The Nicholson 26 is the smallest of the Nicholson fleet, and 64 were made overall. It was one of the most successful yachts in the Nicholson range and recognised as a trusty sea-boat with a long keel and 4 ton displacement.
The hulls were molded by Halmatic and built by Burnes Shipyard, meaning the Nicholson 26 has a high quality finish. Whilst being made in 1969 she appears to be in good condition and well maintained.
The interior of this boat has more than 6’2″ headroom in the saloo... read more
The Newbridge Pioneer is a solid well-built family cruiser with 6 berths including an excellent double aft cabin which for a 26' boat makes this a very attractive cruising boat.
The pioneer also has the added the added advantage of being a bilge keels which is great for drying out.
The current owner has had her for 6 years and there is lots of evidence to suggest she has been well maintained and cared for.
For more details or to arrange a personal inspection please call member of the B... read more
Boatshed Essex are delighted to be selling this 1983 Birchwood President 37.
With accommodation for up to 7 people and a large Aft deck this flybridge motor cruiser combines both comfort and functionality.
Owned for the last 17 years by the current owners and enjoyed on the Thames as a river cruiser this vessel appears to be in good condition, well maintained and stored on land when not in use.
Please do no hesitate to contact Boatshed Essex to arrange a personal viewing.
These bo... read more
The popular Jeanneau Merry Fisher 655 is well suited to either cruising, fishing or to use for diving - and with a 110hp Volvo inboard performs well and is economical to run.
Spacious for her length, with an open and light layout. The seating in the cockpit is modular so can be left ashore when fishing. The saloon transforms to a double berth and with a galley and separate heads, everything needed for an overnight or weekend away fishing, diving or relaxing. The helm area has great visibility... read more
The Steadfast 30 is a surprisingly spacious motor/sailer, with good sailing characteristics. Built to last, this version has been well maintained and equipped and therefore presents as an attractive, tidy, capable and seaworthy cruiser.
The cockpit is semi enclosed, the galley separate from the saloon and there is accommodation for six, in three separate cabins. The owner's cabin has a spacious double berth, seat and stowage, which is complemented by a comfortable aft cabin, with two singl... read more
The Rival 34 is a popular, long distance passage maker, with classic lines and a reputation for both performance and steadiness at sea. The exterior features a spacious cockpit with a deep feel to it and swept side decks to provide easy access moving forward. The foredeck provides good room for working with the spinnaker and anchor for example, even with space for storing an inflatable.
Inside, the accommodation has comfortable headroom, a dedicated navigation station, galley, and sizeable ... read more
This dutch barge, has been fitted out to a high standard. It is modern, light and spacious, with plenty of hatches, stowage and a large, open plan, modern, living area.
It has been thoughtfully designed to make maximum use of space and comfort, for year round living, with all utilities required. With two separate cabins, two heads and a large galley, living and dining area. A Rayburn cooker supplies heat to the underfloor heating in the galley, living area and the radiators in each bedroom... read more
This Thames Lighter is a beautifully converted Lighter barge that is unique in it's presentation. The vessel looks to have been well cared for and loved by the current owners. This barge has been attractively and tastefully refurbished giving a contemporary, yet homely feel.
The thoughtfully designed layout gives a warm, yet spacious feeling , with plenty of storage throughout. You enter, into the 'office', which is an idyllic space, with plenty of light and attractive views. From here... read more
Smartliner have a reputation for building high performing hulls, for stability and low maintenance. This tidy version of a popular boat is a versatile vessel and could be used as a leisurely cruiser, for water sports or as a fast fishing boat. This version has a recent cockpit cover, has been kept wintered ashore and is ideal for fishing for up to 5, with rod holders and a live baitwell. With the cuddy cabin for those rainy days or for keeping out of the sun. The engine is a 40 hp, four stroke ... read more
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