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Ian141
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Not been on here for some time. Thought I'd head back to see what was occurring as the last trip we had was summer 2020. We paid a fair bit for a hire boat then, but not unreasonably so as there were 6 of us and it was high summer. Around £1600 for a week, fully inclusive was fine.

Fast forward to this year and, I thought the wife and I could have a cheeky 5 day 4 night trip late June, early July. Wow. The prices have gone through the roof! Even one of Richos cheap and cheerfuls is going to set us back 700 quid..For a boat 20 or 30 years old without even 240v? And that isn't of course fully inclusive  A nice boat is going to be well over 1k - for 4 nights?

I love the Broads - and boating on the Broads in particular. But... It is just becoming too difficult to justify the cost. As my wife pointed out, we can go abroad fully inclusive for less... And yes, I'm fully aware it is a different holiday etc. But it does show the hire fleets up as poor value for money. 300 quid plus per night is too much I'm afraid  Gasp

Sadly, it looks like a long weekend on the motorcycle, which, even in 3 star hotels and with fuel at p*&^ take prices, is still far cheaper.

Ah well... Maybe next year... Smile

Buy a secondhand boat and cast off in someone else's cast off...

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Sadly it's not just hireboats ,it's caravan holidays also , we hired a caravan  last year £495 , for a week like you late summer, the caravan owner has decided this year to put up his prices by a further £200 ,
If it's just you and the wife this year and not too fussy try out maycraft at potter heigham who hireout a lovely Hampton safari at reasonable cost,
steve and vicky
( not a broads local,so my views ,knowledge doesn't count )


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Just a couple of points here, Boat hire on the Broads or elsewhere has never been comparable to cheap holidays abroad, also the turn round costs for a short break to a week are exactly the same for the yards something that is often overlooked, like every other business they are trying to recoup their losses from lockdown.

           Brian

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Hi Ian

It's nothing to do with boats on the Broads, these price hikes are universal as many operatives are still trying to claw back earlier losses.

I suspect you will find caravan., motor caravan and camping pitches have all gone through the roof. And don't get me started on cheap overseas holidays, have you seen the flight prices for next year compared to pre covid. The projection for our two weeks in tenerife for the same period and hotel two years apart have doubled.

The biggest change in behaviour seems to be the increase in demand for cheeky little trips which means the opportunity for off season bargains is greatly reduced.

I think it will only calm down once the British publics unexpected love affair with all things natural has spent its course. I give it one rotten summer and an autumn and spring  beset by snow before we get back to a more rational balance.

Hope you get sorted

Graham

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Yours truly does most of the shopping in our household, I also shop for an elderly, disabled lady friend of my wife's. End result is that week by week I see the prices in Lidl, Morrisons and Tesco. 10% and even 25% price hikes in the last two months are seemingly not uncommon, and then there is petrol, gas and electricity on top of that. It isn't just boat hire costs, it's everything. Boat hire has gone up, no question of it, supply and demand, but I suspect that the yards are doing little more than standing still.

Jolly Roger

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I have a feeling that Staycations will morph into Nocations for many people before very long. The accommodation is fast becoming a small element of the total cost with the prices of travel and food rocketing also. I've today paid £8.50 for a pint of cider and a bitter shandy and coffee is now around £65 a gallon. Oddly no one ever seems to complain about the price of a coffee???
Get used to it folks the only way is up!



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" I have a feeling that Staycations will morph into Nocations for many people before very long." How very true , as you mention it's now the costs before you hire a boat , caravan, etc ,to think about with vehicle fuel and food,

steve and vicky
( not a broads local,so my views ,knowledge doesn't count )

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I wonder just how long it will be before the bubble bursts for both hirers and privateers?

Jolly Roger

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When the disposable income bubble comes under so much pressure that it bursts.

Many will be at risk, many will be faced with no alternative.

I fear that we are all in for a difficult time. We will win through of course, we always do, but some will not.



Dwile Flonker

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There's an argument for saying that we have all got used to living cheaply.
Cheap imported food, cheap imported goods, cheap imported labour....
We are now experiencing the true cost of living and unfortunately it is too expensive for many!

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