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Herbert Woods Potter Heigham
42ft (12.8m) x 12ft (3.66m) Sleeps 8 to 11 Independent
  • Totally refurbished for 2009
  • Forward steering position
  • Full sliding canopy
  • Spacious saloon with convertible double and single berth
  • Aft cabin with either two singles or one double berth
  • Two double cabins, one en-suite
  • 240v power supply via an inverter and 3 pin socket (1400W max)
  • Bow thruster
  • Available for winter hire
  • No pets permitted

Start days: Friday, Saturday, Monday or Tuesday 

Short breaks available all season

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BobtheBoater
03 Jun 2013
Dancing Light 1, 42ft long, 12ft wide. Bath-tub. 8+3 but with 11 on you would need to be very close friends or you would be by the end of your stay, we had 6 on board (2 kids) and that filled the saloon and eating area, so where the other 5 are suppost to sit no idea, on the bank maybe? Classed as an elite boat, I cant really see why? Sleeping space was good although the rear cabin was somewhat shorter in leg room than the others (brochure doesnt make that clear) the other 6 births were ok, nothing outstanding but comfortable enough. So starting at the rear, double room or 2 singles, with en-suite, the legroom in this berth is shorter than the rest but was comfy has ample storage space the en-suite bathroom has a door that opens the wrong way (in my mind) so you need to exit the boat (almost) to use the bathroom! the bathroom itself isnt huge isnt too small, electric flush toilet, shower and wash basin all ok, nothing special. Next cabin, double birth with en-suite, bed was pretty narrow and there is an engine under your head so if an early starts on the cards dont expect a sleep in, you also need to remove all the bedding etc to do engine checks so not ideal, limited space in the cabin for changing etc but it can be done, the en-suite was same size as the others not huge not tiny. Next cabin, double cabin with wash basin (under the freeboard) comfy enough but not outstanding. Front cabin, 2 singles, width of boat, and probably the most comfortable room there was with good use of space. Front cabin, saloon, dining area, eating space and driving area, no room for 11 in here we just about managed with 6 anymore you would need to do sittings for food (couldnt all eat at once) and even our 6 were not sitting comfortably! Driving position is ok (nothing exciting) limited space due to how close the wheel is to the seat (not a good look) visability is typical bath-tub not good! no window to the side of the driving position so no out of the window peeking you can see down the length of the boat through the back door but to say visiability was poor is an understatement. You need a good crew to shout how far back you need to go not helped as if they stand out looking your view out of the rear door is then blocked. Dancing does have bow thrusters which help alot, she handles well for a long low boat and was good on fuel thanks to a nanni engine and shaft drive, pretty quiet too considering her engines inside. It has a full sliding roof which is good in the sun but can be a pain to get back or shut, need to go outside to do it. Galley is down the length of the boat opposite the bedrooms, gives very limited access / space and only one person can get there really which isnt ideal and also blocks the access to the rear. Biggest issue is the rear door / access its small, even a 14yr old bean pole had trouble, double glazed pvc door with handles that get your ribs everytime you attempt to get on or off. You will end up using the front door more than the back (we did) If you like bath-tubs then its a good boat if you like looking at reeds and not being able to moor up easily its the boat for you, they have their fans but im not one. Finish is ok, nothing special and i dont get why its an elite boat personally, plenty of dinks and scratches and wear to show for her days out in hire land. Ive hired alot of different design boats and for me you could do alot better for your £'s but thats my opinion......

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