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Used Boat Shows

Thank you to all our customers & show visitors in 2019 – see below for our 2020 Used Boat Show dates!

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 still looking!

Each year we hold a number of Used Boat Show events at our offices in Suffolk, Essex and Kent. 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 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.

•2020 Used Boat Shows information and entry form (check back nearer our first show for availability)

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, coffee and parking!*
•Comprehensive sales particulars on each yacht and motorboat available upon request
•Multiple viewings in one day to help you home in on the right type 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
•The Used Boat Show has a reputation of being the show 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:


Chatham Marina Used Boat Show, Kent – Kent Used Boat Show 9th – 11st October 2020
Our Chatham Marina Used Boat Show has been held annually in October at our Chatham office.

This is the first of our Autumn Used Boat Shows and the longest-running and largest used boat show in Kent! Based in the heart of the historic dockyard redevelopment there are plenty of reasons to visit this show. Because of this the show is one of our most popular with visitors and provides a great selection of used boats for you to view.


Burnham Yacht Harbour, Burnham on Crouch – Essex Used Boat Show 16th – 18th October 2020

Our Essex Used Boat Show is held annually in October at our Burnham office. Previous shows have had over 60 used boats on display and have proven very successful.

The second show in our busy Autumn boat series, although not yet quite as large as our Suffolk show every year it grows and has proven very successful! Similarly to Chatham, this show has the advantage of having charming Burnham town on the doorstep so makes a great day out too.


Suffolk Yacht Harbour, Levington – Suffolk Used Boat Show – 23rd to 25th October 2019

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 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.


Dover Marina, Kent – Dover Used Boat Show – Back in 2021!

The first of our popular Used Boat Show events, our Dover Used Boat Show is held in July at Dover Marina in conjunction with the marina open day. It offers a great opportunity to see a selection of different used boats, get advice from boating industry professionals, all in the historic setting of Dover.

Due to the current health crisis and concerns over social distancing the decision has been made by Dover Marina to cancel this event. We look forward to the show returning in 2020!

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