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creaky
Jan-22-2015 @ 8:11 PM                           Permalink
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I have been looking for a boat to hire for holiday with a comfortable double bed for a couple of tall people with back problems. Never been on the broads before and on reading the feedback on many of the boats it looks like the beds are often short, difficult to get or uncomfortable. Also problems reported on some boats with rails to leap over to get over and moor the boat. We have done a narrow boat holiday and I ended up sleeping on the floor with the dog. Don't really want to repeat that, so if anyone has any useful info I would be very grateful. Asking too much I know but I really don't want to splash out a huge amount on the hire - the rest of the boat can be basic as along as it handles easily and has a good bed.

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Hi Creaky and welcome to the forum. I haven't hired for many years so I can't help you, but I can remember this topic popping up on here before.

Boats with bigger beds are out there, hopefully one of the regular hirers on here will spot this and be able to help.

You could try using the search facility on the forum. Above your post is a search box with a blue band above and below, try that, it may help.

Steve. CM1

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You could try giving the boatyard a ring ....

Richardson do reasonably priced boats .... as do others.

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Jan-23-2015 @ 9:27 AM                           Permalink
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If it's just for the 2 of you I believe that the Topliners done by Brinks have a full size fourposter.

Dave Cheers

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Jan-23-2015 @ 10:02 AM                           Permalink
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Creaky hello and welcome.

I am approx 6ft 2ins and normally hire a boat with a walk around bed that does not have the feet end buffered against a wall.  If not I tend to chose a boat with two singles at the bow/front end of the boat.

The following three paragraphs are extracts from my website.

“Some beds are not full length so if you are on the tall side and you want to be able to lay out straight check the floor plan and choose a boat that the feet end of the bed does not buffer against a wall.

The forward drive Caribbean/bath tub type craft may not be so sporty looking but they do tend to be more spacious. They also generally have single floor level throughout

Some craft have walk round beds which to me is an important feature as if you feel the need to get up in the middle of the night you don’t have to scramble over your partner to get in and out. The other option is to have single beds”

You can find more information here. http://www.mynorfolkbroadsboating.co.uk/choosing%20a%20boat.html

Here are a few examples of boats with walk around beds.
Lower priced
http://www.richardsonsboatingholidays.co.uk/boats/calypso/  (Northern Broads)

Medium priced
http://www.herbertwoods.co.uk/boating-holidays/our-boats/shimmering-light.html  (Northern Broads)

Higher priced
http://www.swancraft.co.uk/2-4-berths.html#b12 . (Southern Broads)
We regularly hire Swan Rapture or Roamer which are both very comfortable but luxury comes at a cost

Lower priced
http://www.barnesbrinkcraft.co.uk/our-boats/detail/42/ (Northern Broads)
In addition as Terry Tibbs  says Topliner is a good choice.  I have hired these craft many many times when they were owned by Topcraft at Oulton Broad.  No opening roof but a brilliant stone patio at the rear.

Hope this helps. Smile

Kind Regards
Alan...
www.mynorfolkbroadsboating.co.uk/


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Hi,We have booked one of the Brink's Topliner's for the end of Sept this year. Brink's have three boats of this class. They have a walk round four poster bed, as well as outside covered walkways down each side of the boat. They are not overpriced either, especially in the mid to low season. We were lucky, that just one was available for the week we wanted, the other two Topliner 1 & 2 were already booked. Not the stylish boats, I know, but definitely practical for the older generation like us. They also have bow thrusters, which will help when having to moor up in tight places.
Good luck with your search.

Regards, Geoff & Wendy

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Hi creaky, we've hired many boats over the years and have usually gone with a walkaround bed as my other half is 6ft 3, your feet may hang out the end but a pair of thick socks should fix that, not a great look but better than sleeping on the floor.......the dog's gonna miss you tho  LOL

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Thank you to everyone for replies. Plenty of food for thought. I'm sure I can find something that fits the bill from the links and info. Topliner looks good...

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A pic of Topliner Bed Smile

Kind Regards
Alan...
www.mynorfolkbroadsboating.co.uk/


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