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Just noticed a huge Humber Keel boat for sale on the Southern Broads ( on one of the big brokers websites ).
At 61 feet long and 18 feet wide I thought that exceeded the Broads regulations on vessel sizes ? But as it is a houseboat does that mean those rules don't apply ? It seems to have an engine and helm but presumably doesn't go anywhere. Is that perhaps how it is allowed to stay on the water at a permanent position without planning permission (no idea if it has or hasn't). In other words it could move off if required. I seem to remember something about this particular aspect with reference to a permanent timber structure (to form a home) being built on an empty hull down near Norwich a few years ago.
I'm just interested as to how this all sits within the requirements for boats on the Broads and residential living within that. £250k is a lot of money if you are going to face some planning hurdles or restrictions.
I'm not wishing to do that myself I hasten to add. Just noticed how big it was and that got me thinking...
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