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Ish
Mar-28-2010 @ 7:04 PM                           Permalink
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Hi guys, drove through Wroxham yesterday, popped in to Norfolk Broads Direct to take a look at the fleet as hiring Fair Admiral for 2 weeks in June....The fleet look in excellent shape ready for the season start this Easter weekend.
When looking around a very kind employee asked me if I wanted to take a look at their brand new flagship Fair President that was in the boat shed. Wasn't going to say no....
President 1 was in the water and fully finished ready for her maiydon voyage next week, Number 2 still a fibre glass shell with a completion date May/June.
It looks superb.... It is a stretched 46ft version of Fair Admiral/Fair Monarch.From the outside only some very subtle, but nice differences including a double length sunroof over the saloon, a larger upper seating deck, and best of all a side door behind the interior driving position allowing access for the side as well as from the fly bridge.
The interior is as you would expect of excellent quality, and really does, for a hire cruiser, have that private boat wow factor. The rear cabin is huge. Satalite TV in EVERY cabin, and a luxury kitchen.
Only thing i'm not sure of is in the saloon. They have put in a futon style sofa with large luxury cushions making up the back. But it is only a 3 seater... President can sleep 6....... there is no other seating in the living area. So if you are very very unlucky and the weather does not allow seating on the upper deck, then it will be a fight to sit down......
This said, for 4 people, 6 if you don't mind sleeping in the saloon, by far the most luxurious cruiser available to hire on the broads so far.......I've booked 2 weeks on her next year already. Couldn't this year as need 3 separate cabins.
Note of caution. Only consider President if you don't mind not being able to clear many of the bridges... and ensure you more early in peak season.. You will need a lot space to moor her side on....

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Apr-23-2010 @ 9:59 PM                           Permalink
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Hi

We saw Fair President on 13 April approaching Brundall on its second week of hire. Very nice it is too as we were able to look over her back at Wroxham the following Friday.  It must be the most luxurious hire boat on the Broads.

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Just seen the photo - is the dome a mini nuclear power station. It looks a bit like Sizewell B. If so, does this mean they won't have to run the engines at night in order to watch all their satellite TVs?

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oh my god a brand new gin palace on the broads and it hasnt got an eletric operated mudweight????? wots all that about barnes melody have!!!!!

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DAVEYBOI

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I'm sorry if I offend anyone but that has to be one of the most hideous designs I have ever seen. To be fair, though, I suppose when you're actually ON the boat it doesn't matter as you can't see it.

I can't understand why the hire companies are investing in boats like this which, in my opinion, are so totally unsuited to the environment of the Broads.  Ellie

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how can you say its unsuitable for the broads ? its a modern cruiser to appeal to todays digital age, to keep the money comming in they have to be mordern and comfortable, only a few of the general non broads holiday makers would ever consider hiring a sailie and want all the added extras this type of boat has people will pay good money to hire a boat like this which ultimatly brings much needed money into Broadland.

Gary
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forum girly swot 19/3/2010

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Apr-28-2010 @ 12:26 PM                           Permalink
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Maybe Gary but I suspect some folk think they could include these luxury add ons to boat shaped boats as well if they made the effort.

I know "boat shaped" is open to individual interpretation but I know how I think a boat should look!

The clue is how we tend to coo and pant when we see the likes of BA, "Broadland Swift" and a nicely refurbished "Juliette".

Trevor

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Flat screen TV, DVD player, Midi Hifi, Microwave, Toaster and radiator central heating and thats on an old Bermuda.

Yes it is possible to make the Broads boats suitable for a modern age and modern hirers, but we don't get the Chelsea tractor drivers like Faircraft do.

Darren


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