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Coriolis
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Dare we mention that one of Dad's Boats (in addition to circumnavigating the Isle of Wight) currently holds the record time of 9hrs 45mins from Wroxham Bridge to Foundry Bridge in Norwich, set in the early 2000's and never (to the best of my knowledge) challenged since.

As stoker aboard that fine vessel it's one of my treasured memories and I was privileged to be asked to crew.

Fine boats, tell your Mum.....after sailing, the best fun you can have with your clothes on Smile

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LOL  Wink   LOL

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Hi all,

We have tried to price this reasonably whilst still making it a financially viable option. It's a new venture and we can't expect the kind of high throughput of the big dayboat hire companies in Wroxham.

Anyone who is in Belaugh is welcome to come along and have a look and you will see that this is a very different experience to a dayboat!

Also consider that the going rate for a stand-up-paddleboard on the Broads is £25 per hour - these only take one person and cost considerably less new than a Pedal Boat!

Hoping to see some of you over the summer - you won't know til you've tried it!!

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Fair comment. Maybe a 10% reduction to the first ten forum members  who hire , provided they pm you to confirm membership? ??

Karen

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And therein lies the problem...
Most people have only the most basic understanding of how business works. The clear, concise and reasonable explanation of how this is priced by the owner surely clears that up.
Given the investment and expected uptake (given the location) there has to be at least some return. £20 per hour for TWO people to see such a cracking stretch of river....A snip!
It may well be possible to get a day-boat cheaper but this is about entertainment and fun too. Plus it also has the advantage of no engine noise to add to the appeal.

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Broads canoe hire company 3hrs £22 per canoe, where is the paddle board hire centre situated.

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Harlequin - be careful about assumptions. Mike and I have run a successful business for 17 years! Thank you

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K and M,
I did not mention anyone in particular and saw your post acknowledging the reasons for the pricing. So I am a bit mystified why you think it is aimed at you.
My apologies if you saw it that way.

I stand by the gist of my post though that investment needs reasonable return.

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How about a picture of said boats so we have an idea of what it's all about?

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Click the Facebook link in the OP or the dadsboat link in the third post.

"..for the avoidance of any doubt, the broads are not legally a national park and do not come under the national park legislation, and nor will they."
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for DEFRA (Hansard 2015)

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Try this.... https://dadsboats.com/the-story/

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