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Used Boat Shows

The 2018 Used Boat Shows are approaching – get your boat listed for sale early on to book your place!

Each year we hold a number of Used Boat Show events at our offices, consequently these are some of the largest and longest running shows of their kind in the UK! At every show we have a selection of used yachts and motorboats to view and entry is always free including a catalogue featuring all of the boats at the show, as well as at other offices. If you have a boat for sale see below for further information on these events and how to make sure your boat is included:

If your boat is not listed with us for sale yet now is a great time to get things moving. Historically we sell a large number of boats in the weeks leading up to the shows because people try to get in early on new listings. Still enjoying the summer? Get in touch and arrange for your boat to be ready to hit the market as soon as your season ends, this way we can get some great sunny pictures!

We offer two different brokerage services, our standard ‘no sale no fee’ and our new fixed price service for boats under £10k. Click the links below for the brokerage forms to sell your boat:

Over the years these successful shows have established themselves as the main events for both buyers and sellers to attend here on the East coast. See information on this year’s event dates and what you can expect at the next show below:


NEXT EVENT: ESSEX USED BOAT SHOW 

Burnham Yacht Harbour, Burnham on Crouch – Used Boat Show 12th – 14th October 2018

Our Essex Used Boat Show is held annually in October at our Burnham office.

First held in 2013 the Essex Used Boat Show has grown steadily each year and we expect to have around 80 boats entered in our show both afloat and ashore. Boats for sale can achieve many months worth of prospective purchaser viewings in just three days, while purchasers can easily compare numerous different boats all in one location. There is no fee to enter your yacht in the show and free berthing for the week is included for visiting exhibitors. This is an important date in Essex for both selling and buying a boat, certainly an event not to be missed!

Buyers
• Great selection of yachts and motorboats on site available to view and buy
• Helpful and friendly staff
• Free entry, catalogue, parking and coffee!
• Comprehensive sales particulars on each yacht and motorboat
• Multiple viewings
• Professional advice on buying process, surveys, contracts, finance and insurance
• Meet The Professionals exhibition for helpful and impartial advice
• Register your details before the show for fast track entry – call 01621 785600 or contact us

Vendors
• Free entry for your boat
• Free berthing (contact us for details)
• Normal commission rates apply
• Yachts and motorboats accepted on sole agency listing
• The Used Boat Show where buyers commit to purchase
• Full commitment from experienced professionals to sell your boat!


KENT USED BOAT SHOW

Chatham & Gillingham Marinas, Kent – Used Boat Show 19th – 21st October 2018

Our Chatham Marina Used Boat Show has been held annually in October at our Chatham office. For 2018 we have decided to combine this with our Gillingham Marina show as the Kent Used Boat Show, held at both locations across the same weekend. This decision has been made following feedback from previous shows and is to make it more convenient for owners and visitors to be at the events.

It is our autumn Used Boat Show on the North Kent Coast. We usually have a large selection of yachts and motorboats entered in our show afloat. Like our other shows in Suffolk and Essex, this results in a months’ worth of purchaser viewings are compressed into three  days. We normally achieve a staggering sales rate of 20% of boats exhibited at the show.

There is no fee to enter your yacht or powerboat in the show – indeed there is even free berthing for 7 days! An important event on the Kent Coast – it is not to be missed! Media coverage for the Kent Used Boat Show has included BBC Radio Kent and KFM Radio together with the yachting press.


SUFFOLK USED BOAT SHOW

Suffolk Yacht Harbour, Levington – Suffolk Used Boat Show – 26th to 28th October 2018

Our Suffolk Used Boat Show is held at the end of October at our Levington Office in Suffolk Yacht Harbour.

It is the largest, longest running and most successful used boat show on the East Coast. We usually have some 110 yachts entered in our show both afloat and ashore. A months’ worth of purchaser viewings are compressed into three days. We normally achieve a staggering sales rate of some 20% to 25% of boats exhibited. There is no fee to enter your yacht or motorboat in the show – indeed there is even free berthing or hardstanding for nine days! An important event on the East Coast – it is not to be missed! Media coverage for the Suffolk Used Boat Show has included BBC Look East and ITV About Anglia, Sky as well as BBC News 24 & BBC Radio Suffolk together with yachting press.


DOVER USED BOAT SHOW

Dover Marina, Kent – Dover Used Boat Show – 2019

Our Dover Used Boat Show is the first of our Used Boat Show events in 2019 at Dover Marina.

It is part of our Used Boat Show calendar, bringing you the largest, longest running and most successful used boat shows on the East Coast. We will bring you more information of this and all our events closer to the shows but we always have an interesting and varied selection on display at each event. There is no fee to enter your yacht or motorboat in the show!


Used Boat Show visitor comments

“Well organised and professional setup. Staff were helpful and informative. We found your boat show to be as well if not better organised than most.” C. W., Oundle

“We found the day very useful.” S. P., Bexleyheath

“The catalogue was good and the staff excellent.” R. V., Norwich

“Extremely well organised with very helpful and knowledgeable staff.” G. S., Woodbridge

“The fair offered me the excellent opportunity to review several likely – and less likely! – alternatives and in this respect found it extremely useful.” G. S., High Wycombe

“I did enjoy the show which in part reflect the fact that there was a good range of boats available. You and your colleagues were very helpful.” D. C., Colchester

“We discussed changing our boat with a couple of your staff and received good guidance and sensible advice.” P. D., Maldon

“Professionally run event and a good opportunity to see a wide range of craft in one place.” J. W., Bishops Stortford

“We found the event useful to actually be able to go on different boats, if not only to find the one we liked but to eliminate those we did not.” G. L., Great Notley