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This often comes up in threads if you search through. Basically almost all yards stopped winter hiring after a spate of bad winters .
For the last few years only one or two yards do hire out but the choice of boats is limited and the costs are very expensive.
If it made commercial sense I am sure others would offer this service and I think you can draw your own conclusions of the risks for both yard and hirer when the weather although often benign can sometimes be absolutely awful for weeks at a time.
Speaking of christmas we had on of our nicest times when we rented a house in Horning called Herons Reach over christmas and new year it was decorated lovely and had a lovely night at the Swan on new years eve when George and Bridgette were there
Hi there, we did xmas 2015 on the broads, faircraft Loynes (NBD) were the only yard we could find that would hire out over xmas, they only have a small number of boats they let out, its not the entire fleet. I would suggest getting in contact with them ASAP if you want to go. With the mild winter it was a great experience and was stunning to see the broads at this time of year, plus its pretty quiet.