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Nov-08-2005 @ 1:39 PM                           Permalink
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were planning a cruise (our 5th) for next year on the broads but cant decide on a boat, can somebody help?? what we need:

6 berths
preferably 40ft or under
MUST be on the Bure or surrounding areas, eg> stalham, potter heigham etc.

has anyone got any reccomendations etc. for a boat. Please help, tom

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HI TOM IF IT IS YOUR 5TH HOLIDAY
you must have a good idea anyway. Smile

roya
or your 5th aniversary.
ps what boats have you booked in the past

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hi tom ,
firstly tom welcome to the site , loads of help here when you want it and good information .
secondly check out Royall & son for there boats , i know i keep recommending to people , but there boats are well looked after , always clean and well presented . they well may have the boat your looking for ,so click on this link to have a look , www.royallsboatyard.com there boatyard is in wroxham on the River Bure ,
good luck  

steve and vicky

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Welcome Tom, I think you going to have to give us a bit of a clue as to the kind of boat you really like. Modern or tradditional all on one level or what ever. Likewise is money no object or are we doing this on a budget.

Midshipman having removed float "But dad you TOLD me to leave the key in the water filler!!!"  Bill...

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Hi Tom, take a look at the following thread http://www.the-norfolk-broads.co.uk/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=37&Topic=2685 for a discussion on a boat that probably suits your reqs.

Keith

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Hi Tom, welcome to the site.

Choice of boat is very much an individual preference, but worth researching well & getting right. Prepare to spend a fair few hours reading brochures & trawling the web!

Not sure why you're restricting yourselves to 40ft? We had a 44ft (San Elena from Richardsons) this year & it was just right for the 6 of us. If it's turning round you're worried about -don't worry. Even the turning circle at Neatishead is OK & living space is always worth having.

Simon

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thanks for the quick responses. The reason i restricted to 40ft was in case of turnining at Sutton Staithe, where we go each year, last year turning a 35fter around was challenging to say the least!! Anyway we sat down last night and decided on 'Royal Ambassador' from Royall Boatyard at Wroxham going on the 22nd July-29th July. Has anyone got any experiences of the boat or the boatyard?? Many thanks in advance, Tom

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Hi Tom

Very little experience myself with this yard, but I know lots of members speak very highly of them so I'm sure you'll be happy!

The entire fleet always looks very well presented, here's a (full res.) pic of an Ambassador to get you in the holiday mood!!

Enjoy!!

All the best

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went to book holiday this morning and both 'Ambassadors' are booked so now going on 'Royal Continental', just the same but with a bath in the forward cabin.  Smile

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hi tom ,
we can speak very highly of both you've asked for .
1st Royall continentall is a beautifull inside and out . plenty of space , and with plenty of room throughout ! she has a 3ltr engine for plenty of umffff for on breydon water . she will fit under all bridges ,and been the otherside of potter bridge in her .
2nd the yard staff are great ! a nice warm welcome when you arrive . plenty of tuition from alan and his team when you go out on your demonstration run .
also there boats are ready for lunchtime take over and usaually away out the yard by 12/ 1.00 pm .
and to top it off there's always a bottle of wine waiting for you and your crew ,
cheers  

steve and vicky

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