Topic: first time


ligo    -- Jul-21-2018 @ 3:32 PM
  Hello, just joined the site,i was hoping some one could advice about bringing my small boat up from wells next the sea to spend maybe weekend on the broads. Do i need to buy a licence for day or week,the slipway i use can i leave my car and trailer there, is it best to head for a marina. The first plan is to head for the nearest broads to Wells. Any help would be more than appreciated.
ligo  


Paladine    -- Jul-21-2018 @ 6:57 PM
 
Welcome to the forum.

You will need a short visit toll and a minimum of third party insurance. You won't need a BSS certificate, but may be subjected to a safety check.

Regarding slipways, several of the boatyards offer this facility, with reasonably secure parking, but at quite a cost. A list, and photos, of other publicly-accessible slipways can be found here. Depending on the size of your boat, I would suggest Sutton Staithe parish slipway for your first expedition. It has good access, adjacent parking, gives immediate access to one of the nicest parts of the Broads, and help would be on hand (if needed) from the guys in the boatyard.



"..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)


This message was edited by Paladine on Jul-21-18 @ 7:59 PM


Helmsman1946    -- Jul-22-2018 @ 9:26 AM
  Welcome to the forum - It happened that our best source of info was the first to spot your post so nothing for the rest of us to say !! Smile

Peter


Paladine    -- Jul-22-2018 @ 9:32 AM
 
It just happens that I'm an early riser  Smile

"..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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