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Indispensable information
for the first time boat hirer
and the regular Broads sailor

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Welcome to the
Norfolk Broads Boat Hire Agency

The Norfolk Broads has provided the setting for boating holidays for over a hundred years and its popularity is no surprise given the tranquil nature of its waterways. First-time cruisers will be particularly at home here with around 150 miles of lock-free rivers. A week or a short break can easily include discovering the unique countryside of this National Park together with time to spend in the fine city of Norwich or all the fun of the fair in Great Yarmouth. A boating holiday is a break the whole family can enjoy. 

Whether you are a first-time hirer or a regular visitor, you will find everything you need here to book your ideal boating holiday. We offer around 450 cruisers for hire with start points located across the region, together with our own unique motor cruiser rating system to help you make an informed choice.

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Link to information for first time cruisers
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Advice on which hire boat
to choose

Aft cockpit, center drive, forward drive, dual steer. Which craft best suits the needs of your party?

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Luxury, top of the range boats for hire

When only the best will do. Luxury, high end cruisers to turn heads! From 2 to 9 berths

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Broadland Town and
Village maps

Broadland maps showing local amenities such as shops, doctors surgeries, chemists & banks

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Getting to and through Yarmouth Yacht Station

A comprehensive guide to making the passage between the Northern and Southern Broads

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Automated River
Mileage Calculator

Check distances, travel times, cruising advice and more between 37 points on the Norfolk Broads

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Build your own holiday itinerary

An "app" to help you plan, build and print your intended holiday route including journey times

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Norfolk Broads map & mooring locations

Where you can moor your boat for free or at a fee together with local pubs, restaurants & shops

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Stag and Hen Party bookings

All the information you need to get the most out of your party trip including who to hire from
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Suggested itineraries for your holiday

30 specimen itineraries for all levels of experience to get the most from your boating holiday


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Navigating the bridges of the Norfolk Broads

Advice on how to pass safely under bridges, including height restricted such as Potter Heigham

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Norfolk Broads Pubs map and directory

A pub map and directory showing food provision, entertainment and which are dog friendly

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First and last night moorings suggestions

First and last night mooring ldeas for those who want to just go where the river takes them

2024 & 2025 HOLIDAYS
Sleeps minimum
Taking pets
Duration of holiday

Start dates

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2024 & 2025 HOLIDAYS
Sleeps minimum
Steers from
Northern or Southern Broads
Standard of boat
Please read guidance

Pet(s) allowed
240v system (?)
Has microwave
Bow thrusters (?)
Wifi onboard (?)
I know its name
From this boatyard

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