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Sep-21-2011 @ 1:19 PM                           Permalink
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Hi,

I notice that according to the Le Boat website that they have listed Somerleyton as a base (Crown Cruisers/ Ripplecraft). It was mentioned in the Le Boat brochure 2/3 seasons ago however nothing came of it. It would be good to see another Southern River base, although I am not particularly keen on Le Boats pricing policy. Perhaps they will have one way cruising to Horning or vice versa.

We shall see.

Neil

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Good to see this appears to definately be happening, I look forward to seeing the classes that will be based here, and like you, if they do one way cruising, as this is something Le Boat do on other waterways including The Thames.

They are bringing back from France tall classes such as Countess, Corvette & Continentale, so I look forward to seeing some more 'new' styles of hirecraft as part of it.

Also, with WRC running a handful as well it will help the southern rivers becoming a bit sparse for start points and help the infrastructure a little - all good news as far as I'm concerned!

All the best

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I agree this is good news. It's some years since Crown Cruisers were at Somerleyton and to have more new South Broads hire offerings is excellent.

The Le Boat website Somerleyton page seems a bit half-hearted however  - the link to take you to what boats are available isn't switched on.

Simon

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where will all the private boat owners go to then? most pay up[ fopr the year, even thopugh there are no
services there baring an old toilet half way up the yard in the overgrown trees.
we were there for three years till we'd had enough of Brian. the 'sometimes' floating pontoons,
(courtesy of old oil drums) are old, the planks are rotten. they would need to spend a shed load to
bring this up to usable level for the constant use that hirers would put it to.
last i heard the two blokes left there, where told not to spend any money on the yard, but to use up
what they had for repairs, which speaks volumes.
but if they are setting it up for hiring agian, well good thing. just need to retire old misery guts
first
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great news that we are going to have another hire base on the southern broads  Smile

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Hi,
Its definatly going to happen, I have just been given notice to vacate my mooring at Somerleyton from start of new season next year, the hire boats are taking the moorings along the bank/finger pontoons etc
does anyone know of any moorings in Horning either from now or start of April ?
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hi there ,
try the moorings section , plenty to chose from and info

steve and vicky

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they seemed too pricy for the french and german market. the dutch have their own market fairly under local controll with charterers on every river bend.
i think le boat have been just too expensive on the continent and are skipping it back tothe uk. i feel they are too expensive for the broads too but it seems the competion is getting less all the time. or is it just my impression?

george

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I'm not sure it's just Le Boat's pricing that needs ayyention. The state if their boats needs looking into as well. Once upon a time you could guarantee that a connoisseur would be as good as anything out there however when I was out last month with "Disgruntled of Kings Lynn" the few we saw out and about looked, frankly, scruffy.

I know October is late in the season but if Richardsons, Freedom, Royalls and Barnes can keep their boats looking decent I would expect the same from LeBoat.

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Paul - "Unsuspecting Tyro" Since 1985.

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