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Horizon Craft Acle
10.97m x 3.66m (36ft x 12ft) Sleeps 2 to 4 Hoseasons

All your boats at Horizon Craft have:

Warm air heating.
Duvets and bed linen provided.
Colour TV.
240v or 12v socket for mobile phones etc (12v car lead required)
Travel cots and highchairs available on request
Travel hair dryer on request
Rowing and sailing dinghies available at extra cost
Outside car parking available at extra cost
Far Horizon also features:
New for 2012
Dual steering - from saloon or flybridge
No pets permitted
No all male/all female parties permitted
Will not pass under any bridges except Acle at low tide only
Cruising restricted to north of Great Yarmouth
Starts: Saturday or Tuesday
Short breaks available all season

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Aft - Womack Dyke

Forward - Womack Dyke

Side view - River Thurne

External window covers on at Acle

Horning at the New Inn

'Bathing Platform'

Inside 1

Inside 2

Inside 3

Inside 4

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22 Sep 2012
I hired Far Horizon in July 2012 for a 4 night mid week break. You can watch a day by day video diary of the trip and boat walk through at . Far Horizon is a new boat fitted out by Richardson’s and based in Acle at Horizon Craft. The staff at Horizon Craft were so very kind, helpful and warm. I loved the photo wall of previous customers happy holidays, the fact parking was free because we had used Richardson’s earlier in the year and then once on board the beds were made up! Far Horizon is not meant to be on the Norfolk Broads, let us face it with almost 11ft air draft you can go to very few places – not able to go under Potter Heigham, Wroxham, or Ludham bridgeso or go across Breydon water as one cannot get un Vauxhall Bridge limits your cruising range and means a week or more would be a bit much. Far Horizon is to be frank a ‘posing boat’ – yes it is bling, yes it dominates with the sheer height but the fact the freeboard height is two thirds that of the roof line of a ‘bath tub’ makes getting on and off very hard – one having to use the rear ‘bathing platform’. Steps to the upper helm (well it is a ladder) lead on to upper seating area and helm – though the steering wheel is very close to the floor and one sits at it akin to how one may sit in a go-kart. Throttle on the upper helm is VERY stiff and once in neutral can be hard to get back into forward or reverse. Steering is responsive, light and the bow thrusters make any form of mooring a breeze. Back down to the rear deck – what is needed here is a table! Otherwise it is effectively a large open space – well lit with L.E.D lighting makes sitting out here with some win on a summer evening very pleasant. Also featuring inset L.E.D lighting which can be left on and provide light to steps and sides and make a welcome sight to return back to the boat having gone to the local pub. Full segmented opening patio style doors open into the spacious saloon. Soft ‘suede’ feel seating, decent curtains and more ‘warm light’ L.E.Ds make this a cost place. Wood flooring throughout, Satellite Freesat and Freeeview TV, 3kw digital thermostatically controlled Eberspacher warm air heating keeps things warm, with ‘cool blow’ function for warmer summer nights. Microwave and compact galley. Shame the sink has the basin side next to the cooker not drainer, making space tight when cooking. Was clear no one had used the cooker – we were the 12th people to hire the boat. Had to ask for the external vinyl covers as no internal curtains for the forward screen meant privacy was an issue at night without the external covers – press-stud fixing type. The heads is terribly small, squeezing in the toilet, shower and a small sink – but it looks the part and is functional. Forward double is large, soft and again inset ‘mood’ L.E.D lighting makes this cosy place to be. Power sockets in all cabins. Hatch over the bed with fly screen and black out blind. Porthole windows open too. Reading lights over the bed. Second cabin two singles, limited headroom full height wardrobe. Inside helm has GPS speed log, far more positive throttle control (less skiff compared to upper helm) Radio CD player – sadly without an aerial connected so limited stations – basic not premium speakers x2 (let down on a craft like this I think should have 4 speakers and of a high quality) fuel gauge, water tank gauge, waste holding tank gauge, rev counter, oil and water gauges. All back lit. Hydraulic drive 38hp Nanni engine with Hydraulically powered bow thrusters. 4 Night break usually costs me £40.00 to £45.00 it was therefore very shocking to return to base and be told we had used.....£101.70 of fuel! Great value to hire, but the fuel use and sheer height of the boat making it not so practical means keep this to a short break, summer holiday type boat.
Edited by londonrascal 22 09 2012

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