Essex Boatyards Ltd is a family-owned business with over 30 years' experience in boat sales and repairs. From the outset, we have been committed to the highest standards of customer service for the boating community. Quality, professionalism and value has made Essex Boatyards the UKs number one boat sales centre, and a firm favourite with loyal customers throughout the country and the world. Essex boatyards has sold boats as far afield as the Philippines and Australia. Half of all the boats we sell from our sites in Essex and Southampton now go overseas.
The company has grown steadily since its formation by David Barke Senior in 1976. James, Nick and Guy Barke joined the business in 1991 and 1992 taking the company from a yard that sold just small 14ft sports boats to a fully-equipped sales and service centre offering a choice of boats from £3,000 to £3m, from 14ft speed boats up to85 ft motor yachts. David Barke Junior completed the family team when he joined in 2004. Our purchase of Essex marina in December 2005 was required to improve our handling of the bigger boats that we have to deal with on a daily basis. Our travel hoist can lift 80 tonnes and up to 100ft in length with a 24ft maximum beam. The marina has no limit on boat length, our hammerhead in theory can berth a 600m boat!
Everything for buyers and sellers
Essex Boatyards sells on average 600 boats a year ranging from 14ft speed boats to 85ft motor yachts. Our reputation as a good honest family business in renowned in the trade and by our customers throughout the world. Whether you have a boat to sell or are in the market to purchase a boat for the first time we are here to help. We understand different people have different expectations and requirements and always do our best to manage those. At Essex Boatyards we also pride ourselves on being experts on part exchange deals, we are often consulted on second hand boat values by professionals and the trade.
Friendly professional advice
We pride ourselves on providing our customers with a friendly and efficient service in all aspects of boating. You will be dealing with our professionals in sales, finance and service who really understand boats and the boating community. Together, they can help you with any query and ensure you get the boat, the deal and the service that's best for you. We are Europe's favourite... come and see why!
Essex Boatyards have been the sole importers for Arvor since 1999, in this time we have sold over 600 new Arvor fishing boats! The Arvor fishing boats are one of the most popular brands in the market today, offering inboard diesel engines on traditional shaft drive, good size wheelhouse but most importantly, lots of fishing space. All of the models offer the complete package including up to date colour electronics making these boats ready to put straight into the water.
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We have been the UK main dealer for Glastron boats since 2006. In this time, we have been appointed international dealer of the year. We sell on average 100 Glastron sports boats a year. They offer fantastic value and performance coupled with class leading build quality. Come and try a Glastron and see why so many can't be wrong. We buy these boats direct from the factory in US dollars enabling us to sell the product at the most competitive price. We are able to consider your part exchange to.
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Fairline Essex joined the Fairline family in 2004. Since that time we have won numerous accolades from Fairline including Dealer of the Year in 2007. In 2008 Fairline Essex received another Sales Award from Fairline, recognising our Status as the second largest Fairline dealer in the World. From our 2 sites (Essex HQ and Southampton), we are proud to serve existing and new Fairline owners for Service, parts and new boat sales.
Essex Boatyards have been a main UK agent for Jeanneau Sailboats since August 2011. "We looked long and hard to find the ideal brand of Yacht to compliment our already high success rate in the motorboat field and Jeanneau stood head and shoulders above the rest and has been an outstanding brand for us". We previously had not had the option to offer our clients the alternative solution of converting them into sailboat owners, but we are now in a great position with fantastic expertise for those wishing to part exchange into either sail or power from each retrospective markets creating a solution to satisfy all our customer needs under one roof.
Jeanneau sailboats have a very distinctive branding with their new hard chine design to the hull and very light interiors boasting the very latest in electronics including the very innovative 360 Docking option which really is very clever. With a steady flow of stock boats arriving throughout the year into EBY, it is now a one stop shop for all your boating needs.
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