Essex park & launch scheme

No need to antifoul!

Essex Boatyards are opening a new 150 space park and launch facility at their HQ in Essex Marina.

Opening on Friday 6 April, the park and launch will cater for boats up to 30ft, with packages starting from £99 a month.

Created in conjunction with Essex-based EC Leisurecraft, the new facility will run from a purpose-built compound, offering an alternative to marina berthing and also eradicating the hassle of towing boats to the waterside.

Customers can book a dedicated launch time or turn up and use an available time slot.
Boats will be recovered (during times of operation) by the scheme and the engine will be flushed before the vessel is returned to the storage area.

“The new facility is a great operation that enables customers to simply park their car and get aboard their boat,” said James Barke, managing director of Essex Boatyards. “We have received significant interest from boat owners about the new facility, due to the flexibility of the service provided and the many benefits the park and launch offers owners, including no need for antifouling, better fuel economy and performance, and enhanced residual value.”

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Launching and recovery is available seven days a week during high season with two customer packages available – bronze and silver. Both packages include unlimited park and launch from 1 April to 30 September. Silver customers also get further use or storage from 1 October to 31 March, as well as winterisation of the boat’s engine and charging and storage of batteries if laid up. Additional services include shrink-wrapping and valeting.

Park and launch packages start at £895 for the bronze package or £1195 for the silver package.
Fees are payable annually or by monthly direct debit. New customers purchasing a boat from Essex Boatyards and those paying the annual fee in advance will benefit from a 5% discount.

Essex Marina has good facilities, with a chandler’s, boat sales and repair services, showers, toilets, car parking and a restaurant.

For information about the park and launch scheme contact EC Leisurecraft. Tel: 0044 (0)1621 744424.

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