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Barnes Brinkcraft Wroxham
29ft 6in (8.99m) x 11ft (3.35m) Sleeps 2 to 4 Hoseasons

All boats at Barnes Brinkcraft feature:

  • 12v socket for mobile phones etc (own 12v lead required)
  • Warm air heating
  • Galley including cooker, fridge & kettle
  • Colour TV
  • CD/Radio
  • Hairdryer
  • Bed linen and duvets
  • Rowing and sailing dinghies available at extra charge
  • Open or undercover car parking at extra charge

Brinks Jazz also features:

  • 240v inverter
  • Dual steering positions - sundeck or saloon
  • Microwave
  • Forward well with seating
  • CD/Radio
  • TV with DVD/USB port
  • Electric anchor winch
  • Seperate WC & shower
  • Will not pass under Potter Heigham, Wroxham or Beccles Old bridges

Starts: Friday, Saturday, Monday or Tuesday.

Short breaks available all season.

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Jazz 1, May 2011

Jazz 1, May 2011

BrinksJazz5 June2014

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25 Jun 2014
---- Firstly watch the full video review of this boat – just go to and search for ‘Brinks Jazz’ or look in the ‘Boat Review Playlist’ on the channel ---- I hired Brinks Jazz No. 3 for a weekend in June 2014. Brinks Jazz began life in France and was built in the 1990’s by Porter & Haylett and was later brought over to the UK where it now operates on the Norfolk Broads. The life in French waterways took some toll, the gel coat suffering with extensive pitting and grazing (UV sun damage likely) and the locks the boats go through necessitate large rubber bumpers on the hull which look rather unsightly. The accommodation is very bright and airy with very nice soft white wood grain laminates and exposed wooden accents. It looks rather elegant and different to the usual darker wood laminates or exposed shiny white gel coat found in other boats. Holly & Teak flooring throughout looks good and is easy to keep clean. Very spacious saloon, leading through doors to a small forward well with seating. Lower steering position is here on the left. The seating in the saloon is very firm indeed and the double berth it forms in my opinion would be uncomfortable and looks rather horrible with different bits of foam seating to go together to make the berth. Lovely amount of storage, decent television and speakers for the radio/cd. Full size domestic cooker, fridge and microwave mean your cooking requirements are met. New double sink unit and work tops – good selection of glassware including stemmed wine glasses. Separate, ‘large’ shower compartment with seat. Rear sleeping cabin can be lade as a double or bunk beds. Simple storage open hanging space and shelves, separate heads with small bowel pump action toilet and full size washbasin. Upper helm is located on the roof, making for a great place to sunbath and driving easier. Very narrow side decks but no issue to myself, simple step out of the forward well or left hand located exit at rear. Sliding polycarbonate door is tinted but has no curtain – privacy concerns have been raised by others but I did not find this an issue as was moor to the bank and would be very rare event to be seen by someone as they walked along the river bank through the door. Curtains fitted all windows in saloon and cabins to provide complete privacy. Ideally suited to a couple, of a small family. Easy to handle, moor and very spacious internally. Higher fuel bills may result since has a 50HP engine on hydraulic drive but I never really went over 1,200 RPM (5 MPH comes up at 1,500) and £42.00 was fine by me for a weekend. Great value.
05 Aug 2012
Brinks Jazz, We had no.2, I can imagine a few people have got wet from getting round this vessel if your less well abled avoid it... the decks are so so so narrow getting front to back is a mission one i wouldnt choose to accept, the main access is on the side (only one side) and i can only imagine a few people have just popped out the hatch and gone plop in the drink, the deck outside the door is slightly wider than the rest but not wide and not brilliant, you access the flybridge (top deck) driving position via this deck and getting to this is again a mission on its own, the deck is wide along the stern but from the side hatch to the back is very narrow, but nothing compared to how narrow it is towards the bow. The main side access hatch is perspex and not very strong and very see through (no curtain provided) so your very public (if you get my drift) the hatch is right by the toilet door and bedroom door and very close to the shower door. the main hatchway is up 5 steps, these are very steep and there is no hand rail for access (very dangerous in my mind) I went flying more than once.. The bedroom (back) had rock hard mattresses, so much (so my partner couldnt sleep on it) the room wasnt big or small but had lots of storage, the saloon bed (converted settee) was very clostrophobic as you had to lift the back of the settee up to get in (akin to a coffin) in my mind (it wasnt my cup of tea). But was slightly more comfy than the bedroom. the kitchen was very well laid out, the seperate shower room excellent. the boat was light and airey and well fitted out. The boat handled nicely inside and the front outdoor sitting area was lovely in the sun, but it was very thirsty on fuel in my mind in comparison to similar size boats. The curtains didnt cover all of the windows in the saloon, so an early start was always on the cards if sleeping in the saloon. The boat handled well inside and out, visability obviously far better up top inside rear vision wasnt good as there is no view to the rear inside. Very responsive and airey inside which was nice in the weather we had. The toilet room was cosey getting on and off the toilet was a mission and a half. There were a number of issues we had with the boat but this isnt the place to mention them. I wouldnt hire it again but thats solely my opinion.

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