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Hi People  I ve had boats before from barnes brink but it was just the wife and my self.  but we are planning a short break about 3 nights at the end of sept. but there will be 4 of us .any ideas what boat from BB would be suitable ??  the other couple are first timers .
so would a boat with bow thrustsers be better for mooring up when they have the controls

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It depends of course on budget – but for a boat that is stable, has nice safe decks that are not too high to get on and off from and two decent sized ensuite cabins the Brinks Benmore would be a good choice – also able to get under the lower bridges and two people can sit at the helm together.

If you want to spend more, have bow thrusters (though they can be handy I’d not say it was a day and night difference between using them and not when mooring) you could have Brinks Quartet.

I think however unless a surprise, your friends input would be good to have too – maybe meet up and show them the various boats and point of the pros and cons – if not able to meet, email them links of a couple to have an idea about what is being thought about.

At the end of the day, I think you need a larger boat with two nice cabin’s so your not be feeling to cramped.  


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Bridgeman Hi,

I have not hired these actual boats but must say I do like the look of Brinks Romany 1 Class and one appears to be available for a short break starting September 27 @ £589

Also Brinks Merrymore Class looks suitable and appears to be available for a short break starting September 27 @ £489.

This boat also has a bow thruster which I do find very useful as I do a lot of mooring up & leaving moorings solo. Not a necessity especially with able bodied crew but never the less very useful.

Both boats would have a spare cabin. Very handy for storage.

Prices exclude fuel deposit and damage waver.

I’m on Swan Rapture for a week starting September 26 but won’t be on Northern Broads till the Monday.

Have a great one.


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thanks again Robin for the info

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any ideas of other yards around wroxham and horning for boats with bow thrusters which sleeps 4 adults for a short 3 night break ????

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Alan ( boat-mad )

We are also looking at crossing north on mon 29th. My question is this. With low water being just before 8:30am, where would be a good place to moor up on the Sunday night?



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Steve,

Slack water is at 8.30am, so around 9.00am for the bridges is good. That's 2 hours from anywhere between Reedham and St. Olaves. Food at The Priory in St.Olaves is very good and there is always the Bell Inn which is also good.
Have a safe crossing.

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Thanks for the info Eric Smile

Bridgeman, looking at the Barns website I'd agree with Robin. Braemore would seem the ideal choice if you want to venture under Wroxham or Potter bridges. 2 doubles in 2 cabins, both ensuite.

Whatever you choose, have a wonderful break Wink

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Steve Hi,
Travelling North to South a couple of pubs with very good food are The Acle Bridge Inn (approx 2 1/4 hours from Yarmouth) and The Ferry Inn Stokesby (approx 1 3/4 .hours from Yarmouth)  There are also some BA free 24 hour moorings at Stokesby. A bit closer to Yarmouth is what used to be The Stracey Arms which I believe is now a Tapas bar (approx 1 1/2 hours from Yarmouth)

Eric has covered South to North but in addition there are BA free 24 hour moorings at Berney Arms Reach on The River Yare (I believe the Berney Arms pub is open).
just before Breydon Water and The Fisherman's Bar on The River Waveney just before Breydon Water (Burgh Castle).  Burgh Castle also has some BA free 24 hour moorings.   Beware of the rise and fall of water at both locations as at times could be up to 5 ft.

Have a great trip.:)

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