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Jewel Of Light
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Herbert Woods Potter Heigham
46ft (14.02m) x 12ft (3.66m) Sleeps 8to11 Independent
  • Raised steering position
  • Separate galley area
  • Spacious saloon with convertible double berth
  • En-suite double cabin with convertible single berth
  • Full sliding canopy
  • 240v power supply via an inverter and 3 pin socket (1400W max)
  • Starts: Friday, Saturday, Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday

    Short breaks available all season


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    DanHorner
    JewelOfLight3 March2012


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    DanHorner
    Jewel of Light 3


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    DanHorner
    JewelOfLight3 March2012


    geoff1101
    Jewel of Light 1,May 2011


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    JewelOfLight3 March2012

    Member Reviews - Add Your Review
    Helenhighwater
    12 Aug 2009
    We hired the Jewel of light 1 at the begining of August 2009. There were only 6 of us (and a dog) so there was ample room for us all. We chose the boat because we needed 5 seperate cabins. My Husband an myself had the large double cabin in the bow. Huge and roomy by boat standards with loads of storage and cupboard space. The single berth in there would only be suitable for a child I think. The other 2 double cabins were pretty basic with the beds being wall to wall therefore not that suitable for people over a certain height! However they were used for one person on our holiday so it wasnt so bad. Storage space in both was sufficient. The 2 single cabins were used for my kids. They were referred to as "cupboards" throughout the week! The berths were very narrow but even my 6ft 3 teenage son managed to sleep soundly although he normally manages to sleep in a bed full of dirty pots and assorted clutter so it was no big deal for him! Both "cupboards" had ample storage also. The bathrooms were of the usual standard and hot water seemed plentiful. The saloon was roomy enough for us but I reckon it would be very cramped with the full quota of people onboard. However the galley had a bench and table which could be used by a couple of people and the rear well was nice to sit out and eat breakfast in. I was glad to see a full size fridge in the galley although it did seem to lose power and start to defrost on the days we cruised less. The microwave was useful although the engine needed to be running in order to use it. Talking of the engine there were no complaints from the "helmsmen!" It seemed to be fairly economical as we got just over 60 quid back from our fuel deposit. Unlike last year on the Beam of light when we got next to nothing back! Another "feature" of the boat was a definite list to the portside Many times the fridge door drifted open or when you opened it you were greeted with half the contents on your feet! Also as you walked from one end of the boat to the other you found yourself staggering! (nothing to do with alcohol either!) On the whole this was a good boat for us. I liked the layout and found it very comfortable all round. The unholstery was a touch grubby and was a most unsuitable shade of pale blue and my wardrobe door fell off but it didnt stop us having a lovely week afloat!
    Bob_Along
    20 Apr 2009
    Jewel of Light built by Faircraft Loynes (guess 1980's), at 46ft long is one of the largest craft available to hire, yet with only a bit of care she is remarkably easy to handle e.g. moored at Neatishead dyke without any problems. It is also one (the only?) centre cockpit hire craft I've been able to identify that has 5 separate permanent sleeping cabins. Stated capacity is 8-11 and we holidayed aboard Jewel of Light 3 with 7 people. During the day there was ample space, the rear well providing the perfect 'alternative' space to the wheelhouse. The galley was well laid out with the exception of the fridge which could be awkward to reach if someone was sitting at the rear table. Front island double berth and two singles on the starboard side were fine, however the 3 single berths at the very rear, port side and in the forward cabin were a tad on the small side - no more than 18 inches - 2 feet at their widest and could cause problems for the more claustrophobic or 'portly'! The permanent double behind the wheelhouse on the starboard side also had limited foot space making turning over difficult. For some reason the boat we hired (N969) also seemed to have a very limited supply of hot water - running the engine for short periods didn't help. Overall we found the boat to be well maintained by Herbert Woods, with a newish and reasonably quite Perkins engine. The webasto heater did occasionally smoke a lot when first turned on, but once up to running speed was fine. Would we hire again for 7/8 people? Yes, but only if we couldn't find an alternative boat with at least 4 separate cabins and reasonable berths. Bob_along (20-4-09)

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