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Horizon Craft Acle
9.75 x 3.66m (32 ft. x 12 ft.). Sleeps 4 or 5 Hoseasons

All your boats at Horizon Craft have:

Duvets and bed linen provided.
Colour TV.
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 

Distant Horizon also features:
Dual steering from either stateroom or external position
2 shower/toilet compartments
Warm air heating.
Layouts & exteriors vary slightly between the two boats in the class 

Will not pass under Potter Heigham or Wroxham Bridges.

Start days: Friday, Saturday or Monday

Short breaks available all season (Friday or Monday starts)

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Distant Horizon 2

Aft double cabin - Distant Horizon 2

Mooring on River Ant - Distant Horizon 2

Sallon seating to starboard - Distant Horizon 2





Aft heads - Distant Horizon 2

Distant Horizon 1

Distant Horizon 2

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Forward cabin - Distant Horizon 2

Forward cabin storage - Distant Horizon 2

Forward berth - Distant Horizon 2

Aft cabin dressing table - Distant Horizon 2

Saloon seating to port - Distant Horizon 2

Saloon and steps to upper helm - Distant Horizon 2

Saloon - Distant Horizon 2

Galley - Distant Horizon 2

Open plan feel to galley area - Distant Horizon 2

External 1 - Distant Horizon 2

External 2 - Distant Horizon 2

Inside helm - Distant Horizon 2

Forward heads - - Distant Horizon 2

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30 Apr 2013
I've just hired Distant Horizon No. 2 (which is very different internally than No. 1) - while the same design as far as the mould goes, Distant Horizon No. 2 has tinted glass, far larger saloon windows and a (in my view) more practical internal layout. She has a 1.5 BMC engine which is getting on - whilst had no issues be it going along or starting in mornings, it is no Nanni in terms of quiet smooth running. You must top the header tank up with water daily and in 7 days she used almost 1.5 litres of oil. Still this engione is getting on for 30 years old but it is something you can't forget about so checking oil and water each morning before starting engine is essential. She used a modest 66 litres of diesel despite getting close to Norwich in the south and Stalham in the north and fair use of the diesel fired warm air heating in the evenings. I thought this was good and £84.00 was the total fuel cost. Very comfortable boat - excellent warm heating to all cabins (especially aft double) lovely comfy beds, new in March 2013 cooker - with oven light - quality crockery and even wine glasses! Comfty soft seating in Saloon, plenty of light from the huge windows - which while tinted don't look too dark inside. Lovely to handle, great views from the upper helm and a very homely boat to be on with the decent thick curtains keeping the chill out and heat in. The cheapest of this class one can hire - if I was you, I;d go for No 2. not No. 1 (compare my pics to that of No.1). With hire charges starting at £414.00 per week this is a very keenly priced boat, spacious for 4. Only downside the aft toilet uses water from the domestic tank - so be aware of topping your water up - fuel tank smaller than water tank - so slight list to starboard occurs as fuel is burnt and water tank is full. Great staff at Acle too from arrival to departure nothing is too much trouble.
Edited by londonrascal 30 04 2013
05 Sep 2009
Hired Distant Horizon 1 in August 2009. This is the cheapest boat of its style available and I would consider it to be value for money. The upper driving position is fantastic for views & more than compensates not being able to pass under low bridges. The sallon upholstery is smart & comfortable. On the minus side, I was disappointed the boat is showing its age in many respects with highly dated laminates & outdated layout. The fridge is completely separate from the galley which is a pain to live with. Unusually for this design of cruiser there is no front cabin window & the rear ensuite is aft rather than to the side, so both front cabin & rear cabin light are limited. On deck there is no windscreen (again a difference to similar designs elsewhere) and this can make life up top very cold & blowy. The boat lacks a 240 volt system which is unusual for boats in this price range. Despite these shortcomings the boat 'does what it says on the tin' caused us no problems and was a joy to drive & handle.
30 Jan 2006
Hired Distant Horizon last October, the last week she was in the water before being lifted for the winter, and would like to congratulate the team at Horizon Craft for keeping her in such good order through the season. The upholstry in the saloon along with curtains were obviously only 1 season old and really smart, the beds were a little older but certainly not bad and the general standard of the boat was excelent for a 15 year old boat, reasonably quiet and very responsive to steering input this boat was a joy to drive with great mooring and manouvering visability from the upper steering position. One tip though with 5 people on board the Fresh Water flush toilets ensure that you need to stay on top of topping up your water supplys.

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