Used Boat Show 2021

Used Boat Shows

Our Used Boat Show season is here, and if you still have a boat to sell, or are looking to buy, please get in touch.  Our brokerage service is very busy with late arrivals to the market and lots of buyers looking for a boat for next season!



To work within Covid-Secure guidelines we have adapted our Used Boat Show format for this year. Our shows will be run in accordance with any future Government restrictions, allowing buyers to view safely in line with COVID Secure guidelines. This may mean that we need to book your viewings to avoid crossover during busy periods, but we are confident that it will still provide the same great opportunity to find the right boat for you, just in a different, low-risk way! We will also have hand sanitiser and masks available, and we will have measures in place to avoid our show visitors being in an enclosed space with ourselves and others.

To help sellers, we are offering fantastic storage deals at our two main offices, set in premium East coast locations at Suffolk Yacht Harbour, & Burnham Yacht Harbour. This will be a great opportunity to get maximum exposure for your boat, ensuring it has the best chance of selling this year. Our full-time team of professional brokers will be able to handle all viewings of boats on show, conduct video tours, and help buyers with friendly advice. We expect this to be very popular but space is limited, so please contact us in advance to book your spot ready for the show.

Each year we hold a number of Used Boat Show events at our offices in Essex and Suffolk. 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. As a result, if you have a boat you would like to sell you should make sure you are included. 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. Are you still enjoying the summer boating? Get in touch and arrange for your boat to be ready to hit the market as soon as your season ends so that we can get some great sunny pictures!


  • Great selection of yachts and motorboats on-site available to view and buy
  • Knowledgeable, friendly and helpful staff
  • Free entry, catalogue, and parking
  • Comprehensive sales particulars on each yacht and motorboat available upon request
  • Multiple viewings in one day to help you find the right type of boat for you
  • Professional advice on the buying process, surveys, contracts, finance, and insurance
  • Register your details before the show for fast track entry – contact us for further information


  • Free entry and berthing for your boat (contact us for details)
  • Our competitive standard commission rates still apply
  • Yachts and motorboats accepted on sole agency listing
  • Our Used Boat Show events have a reputation of being the shows where buyers commit to purchase
  • Full commitment from experienced boat sales professionals to sell your boat!

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:


Suffolk Yacht Harbour, Levington  –  Suffolk Used Boat Show 28-31st October 2021

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 over 100 boats entered in our show both afloat and ashore. As a result, a months’ worth of purchaser viewings is usually compressed into three days. Consequently, 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. If you enter your boat into our Suffolk Used Boat Show we have the following great offers for you:




Burnham Yacht Harbour, Burnham on Crouch  –  Essex Used Boat Show 7-10th October 2021

Thank you to all of the visitors who came to our Essex Used Boat Show. Although the number of boats on display was lower than usual due to the extraordinarily busy summer, nearly a third of the entries are now either sold or under offer. Next up – Our Suffolk Used Boat Show!

This is the first of our Autumn Used Boat Shows and is held annually in October at our office in Burnham Yacht Harbour. Previous shows have had over 60 used boats on display and have proven very successful.

Although not yet quite as large as our Suffolk show every year it grows in popularity every year! This show has the advantage of having charming Burnham town on the doorstep so makes a great day out too. If you enter your boat into our Essex Used Boat Show we have the following great offers for you:




Used Boat Show visitor comments

“Well organised and professional setup, above all, 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, however, the staff were excellent.” R. V., Norwich

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

“The used boat show offered me the excellent opportunity to review several likely – and less likely! – alternatives and consequently found it extremely useful.” G. S., High Wycombe

“Although we didn’t find our dream boat on the day, as a result of the show we managed to decide on what was most important to us. Since then we have bought our first cruising yacht through the Essex office and will continue visiting the shows for future ideas!” P. L., Chelmsford 

“I did enjoy the show which in part reflects 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