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Here are some pics from all the fleets mentioned (I think) here.......

Firstly, Royall's..........


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The someone mentioned Moonfleet Marine.......


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Summercraft (best keep the opinion 'bout the bright colours quiet!!)



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Broads Tours/Norfolk Broads Direct who own Faircraft Loynes and Herbert Woods......


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Bridgecraft......


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..and last but not least Richardsons


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I agree with a lot of things that have been said on this thread & all the boatyards mentioned are undoubtedly excellent.

I'm reserving judgement on Broads Tours. We hired from Woods & the boat was OK but could have been better. Furnishings were on the tatty side & we had to call them out for a problem that should have been picked up at the boatyard. I've read mixed reports from others.

Regarding Royall's, we too received Alan Royall's own particular brand of customer service when he personally attended to our pumpout. He's not the smiley type but someone who's been in the business for as long as he has must know his stuff.

Moonfleet are of course also excellent & Moon Crystal in Dan's photo is one of the boats they've totally transformed with their colur scheme since purchasing the former Rivercraft fleet.

May I just mention Silverline. Having hired from them for two weeks last year they're undoubtedly the best yard we've ever been with. Excellent service, immaculately maintained boat. First boat I've ever had where they told us not to check the oil & water - they maintained the engine well enough for hirers not to worry about it.

Simon

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I was always told NOT to check oil , water etc by Stuart Mendum at Castle Craft.We hired from him for about 12 weeks over 5 years upto him selling and moving on a couple of years ago.We had no problems what so ever with his boats.We have now moved to Royalls.
Dave

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The first boat yard we ever hired from, was "Hampton boats", on Oulton broad....That was 15yrs ago, and they were a very friendly lot.  I have,nt seen the yard in the brochures, so have they moved, or sold up??. horizon craft at Acle, is another good yard, Well it used to be anyway,and when mooring there, the staff are always pleasant, and helpful. Smile

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Hi J&B

Sadly Hampton Boats closed their doors at the end of 2002, and no longer exist as a company.

Dan

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