Topic: Boat recommendation please

Essexboy65    -- May-17-2018 @ 8:45 AM
  Hi all   Me and the mrs are looking to spend a week on the broads mid October for the first time.
We are in our 50s and are thinking of a bathtub style boat read the views are probably not the best from this dtyle of boat but it’s simply for ease of getting on and off for the mrs I’m guessing mid October can get chilly so can anyone reccomend such a boat that has temperature controlled  heating rather than one that’s simply heat full blast or not at all don’t mind an older boat as long as it warm. Would like to set off from Stalham

Many thanks
Paul and Vanessa

Dzign    -- May-17-2018 @ 2:03 PM
  Richardsons have a few modern style one level boats have a look on their site, don't think there are many yards left at Stalham to choose from


boatgirl    -- May-17-2018 @ 2:09 PM
  a bath tub type wont nessassarily be warmer,they sometimes are not easy to handel we had one once and ther heating broke down teice and a string wiund blew her on a bank and it was hrd getting her off

steve    -- May-17-2018 @ 3:19 PM
  Hi there ,
Welcome to the forum , I recommend this type of hire boat for you both and time of year , nice and easy for you both and comfortable,
These are also for hire at Barnes brinkcraft and Richardsons, Herbert woods ,
Good luck and let us know what craft you hire

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)

Steve51    -- May-17-2018 @ 6:38 PM
  How about something like this from Richardson's?

Forgot to say, welcome to the forum!

Steve. CM1 and NR12

This message was edited by Steve51 on May-17-18 @ 7:51 PM

phil2112    -- May-18-2018 @ 12:16 AM
  Good morning and welcome to the forum. I agree with Steve a more modern single level cruiser would be the way to go. For example the Swan Reflection from Richardsons, boats like these tend to have a lowered stern which makes getting on and off very easy. They also have thermostatically controlled heating.

TerryTibbs    -- May-18-2018 @ 8:27 AM
  Depends on your budget, if you can stretch it a little bit I would look what Brooms have to offer. New boats, very much weather proof and programable heating. The are also very easy to get on and off.


if it is to be it is up to me.

This message was edited by TerryTibbs on May-18-18 @ 9:28 AM

boat-mad    -- May-18-2018 @ 8:45 AM
  Hi and welcome Paul and Vanessa

I have often hired Swan Roamer from Swancraft which I found to be real luxury for two. The boat is now part of Richardson's fleet based at Stalham. Personally I prefer these Bath Tubs as they are all one floor level, less or no banging of heads and often a better layout feeling more spacious. Talking of bath tubs Roamer also has a whirlpool bath. I favour a nice relaxing bath opposed to a shower. Many shower areas are rather compact. Unlike myself who often gets stuck to the shower curtain. LOL

Roamer has a comfortable luxurious interior with plenty of drawers and hanging space, nice warm heating (including the bathroom) and a walk round bed so you don’t have to scramble over your partner to get in and out. She also has a split sliding roof and a bow thruster for ease of handling.

Here is a link to Swan Roamer. Cheers

Kind Regards

This message was edited by boat-mad on May-18-18 @ 11:42 AM

uglybug2    -- May-19-2018 @ 5:32 PM
  Sparkling Horizon available 13/10/18 cracking craft with most if the gismos


Essexboy65    -- May-20-2018 @ 4:00 PM
  Thanks everyone for your helpful replies I shall look at all the recommendations and let you know what we choose can’t wait for October now ????

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