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July 2022 Newsletter 
Summer school holiday availability 

Last month I highlighted some of the budget boat deals still available over the summer school holidays. This month, I thought I would reverse that by coming up with twelve superior class cruisers that are still available to book when the kids are next off school. If you are still reluctant to brave the airport queues this year, and are looking for something special if it's going to be a UK staycation again, take a look at these high-end cruisers. As usual, they are only a selection of what's still out there to book.   
Click the boat images for more information

Exterior of boat

Fair Regent 3 berths
From Wroxham
 4 nights 
1st August
£1192 incl. fuel and waiver

Boat exterior

Fair Monarch 6 berths
From Wroxham
 4 nights 
2ndAugust
£1841 incl. fuel and waiver

Boat exterior

Swan Ranger 4 berths
From Stalham
 7 nights 
30th July
£1873

Boat exterior

Commander A 8 berths
From Stalham
 7 nights 
30th July
£3146

Boat exterior

Brinks Quartet 6 berths
From Wroxham
 4 nights 
8th August
£1575

Boat exterior
 

Monaco 6 berths
From Stalham
 4 nights 
8th August
£2167

Boat exterior

Broom Captain 4 berths
From Brundall
 7 nights 
6th August
£2093 incl. fuel and waiver

Boat exterior

Fair Regal (New build) 4 berths
From Wroxham
 7 nights 
9th August
£3396 incl. fuel and waiver

Boat exterior

Broadsman A 8 berths
From Stalham
 4 nights 
15th August
£2031

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Fair Entrepreneur 6 berths
From Wroxham
 4 nights 
16th August
£2291 incl. fuel and waiver

Boat exterior

Brinks Serenade 6 berths
From Wroxham
 7 nights 
13th August
£2355

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Broadlander  6 berths
From Stalham
 7 nights 
13th August
£2903

Prices shown are the accommodation charges taken from the Hoseasons reservation system, and do not include damage waiver, fuel deposit or personal insurance. Prices are correct at the time of writing but remain subject to change. Full terms and conditions available on the Hoseasons website

News from the Riverbank

boats for hire Easter Bank Holiday

Cruising Times & Mileage Calculator

If you haven't come across it yet, there's an automated journey times calculator on the site HERE. Just put in your start and end points, and quick as a flash you're presented with the cruising distance, the time it will take you, the tidal rise and fall (if any) at your destination, and some advice if the journey involves crossing Breydon Water.

New Luxury Boat on the Water

Fair Regal is now in service from Faircraft Loynes in Wroxham, offering the pinnacle of luxury for those who want to splash out on a special experience. This 4 berth dual steer cruiser measures 46ft in length and incorporates bow thrusters, two en-suite double cabins with king size beds, radiator central heating, microwave, toaster, onboard safe and 240 volt electricity, If you're curious, you can see more information HERE 

Norfolk Broads Towns and Villages - Hickling

The Swan Inn at Horning

If you have been able to reach Hickling, you will have had to use the boat pilot service to get you under Potter Heigham Bridge. Not all boats are low enough for this and it could be a consideration when you are choosing which craft to base your holiday on. This chocolate box lid village can be found at the far end of Hickling Broad, which is the largest of the Norfolk Broads. When entering the Broad be sure to stay between the marker posts which will guide you to the dyke where the moorings are to be found. Free moorings are available either side of the dyke which leads on to the Pleasureboat Inn.

Local Attractions: Hickling is a pretty village complete with a village green and many thatched cottages with climbing roses and clematis. Take a walk to the Greyhound Inn, in the centre of the village around 15 minutes away to see the best of it. The Norfolk Wildlife Trust operates fascinating boat trips from its visitor centre. These are of one or two hour duration. Explore the quiet backwaters and 60-foot tree tower to enjoy the best view in Norfolk. The trip also takes in two bird hides where you could expect to see an abundance of birds including marsh harriers, great crested grebes and various wildfowl. Additional occasional trips include dawn chorus and evening water trails. Full information is provided on THIS fact-sheet.

Eating and Drinking: The Pleasureboat Inn is easiest to reach from the moorings. It is currently undergoing renovation, but remains trading with a pop-up covered bar area outside.. Food is available. The Greyhound Inn is 15 minutes walk away in the village but is well worth the walk offering an extensive menu in a traditional village bar style.

Other Services: The last shop in Hickling closed some time ago.

TIP. Geese tend to congregate around the mouth of the dyke at night and they can be very noisy at first light for a while before they move off. If you would be affected by the noise consider mooring further up the dyke towards the Inn.

For more information and mooring locations consult our Hickling map

David Hearn

Owner and Proprietor

Tel: 01132 550515 
Website: norfolkbroadsboathire.biz 


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