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Althalus
Mar-10-2008 @ 10:04 PM                           Permalink
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Hi everyone. We are a group of 5 friends from Malta and where thinking of spending a week visiting the lovely Broads.I have personally been there when I was like 14 and it was quite a nice experience.

I was wondering if you could maybe direct me to a couple of boat hire websites which provide a good service and are affordable.  If I understood how the system works, each boat yard has a couple of stations along the Broads which replenish the water and pump out the drains am I right?

Thanks and regards

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Hi

Most boatyards operate through a booking agency, either Blakes or Hoseasons although boatyards will take bookings direct. There are some independent ones too. You can get water and toilet pump outs at most boatyards on the Broads, water is also available at public moorings. So this is not a problem wherever you go.

There is a link to Hoseasons at the top of the page on this Forum. Have a browse through what is available and you will get an idea of prices too. Richardsons Boatyard is well respected, has a large choice of boats and offer good value for money.

Good luck!

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Sorry, also should have said welcome to the Forum!

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Royalls always get a good press on this Forum as does 'Whispering Reeds'. There have been a few complaints about Richardsons' older boats, they have a very big fleet, choose the highest rating, I'd say.
Why not hire the White Moth from www.nbyco.co.uk and have an unforgettable experience? Smile

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Would anyone recommand Blakes?

Also I have the names of the boats I had gone onto when i was young,maybe someone can recognise from what boatyard they are:
Kingfisher 'Sundance'
Kingfisher 'Etoile'

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Hello again!

The boats you mention came from the Kingfisher cruisers yard at Thorpe near Norwich - now closed down I'm afraid.

Blakes are fine, go with Faircraft Loynes if you can or Herbert Woods. I would suggest that you avoid Barnes Brinkcraft though, as they seem to get a few complaints! I have been with Faircraft Loynes (Blakes)recently and they are very good.

Edit - just added a link to the Norfolk Broads Direct web site, this covers both Faircraft Loynes and Herbert Woods.
http://www.broads.co.uk/


Good luck!

Howard

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I reckon Freedom Boating is worth a look... see the thread running on their boats...

Danny

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