The Norfolk BroadsThe Norfolk Broads
Username Password
Norfolk Broads Weather

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 7:20 am BST- Light Rain
5 Day Forecast

Wind 2.0 mph @ 40°
48.0°F/8.89°C Humidity 93% Pressure 29.65 (S)

Welcome to The Norfolk Broads Forum
This is THE Worlds Largest Forum devoted to the Norfolk Broads, here you can discuss issues about the Norfolk Broads. Or just somewhere to chat with others interested in the Norfolk Broads area.

Please Help Support The Norfolk Broads Forum
OR

The Norfolk Broads Forum / First Time on the Broads / Greetings! also- help, please!
login
join
Graphics Off
Search
Forum Members - Book your Hoseasons holiday today, Just call 0345 498 6296

This is a moderated forum Reply to this DiscussionReply to Discussion | Start new discussionNew Discussion << previous || next >> 
Posted By Discussion Topic: Greetings! also- help, please!

Similar Threads That Might Help :
Greetings! also- help, please!| PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE| please please please| Recommended Routes PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE| Recommended Routes PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE|

book mark this topic Printer-friendly Version  send this discussion to a friend  new posts last

Alyson&Tom
May-02-2012 @ 5:37 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Newbie
Posts: 5
Joined: May 2012
          

Add To Ignore List
Hello everyone!
I hope everyone is well, and doesn't mind us  signing up and immediately looking for help!

We are wanting to hire a boat for a mid-week break on the broads.
We literally know nothing apart from, we want to visit. Can anyone give us any tips on where to rent from? Where to start from?
Any advice is so very welcomed and appreciated.
Thanks in advance!

Maurice_Mynah
May-02-2012 @ 6:02 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Mardles sometimes
Posts: 3023
Joined: Apr 2009
Maurice_Mynah
          

Add To Ignore List
http://www.the-norfolk-broads.co.uk/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=22&Topic=27430

I've never pasted a link before but I wondered if this might be of any use?

Honesty Sincerity and Integrity ... When you can fake those, you've cracked it.

PaulaWebber
May-02-2012 @ 6:42 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Forum Regular
Posts: 513
Joined: Jul 2011
PaulaWebber
          

Add To Ignore List
Welcome! I've hired from Richardson's out of Stalham when doing the North Broads and Pacific Cruisers out of Loddon when doing the South, both were top notch! Well turned out boats, great hand-over with lots of instruction, they'll take good care of you and make sure all your questions are answered and your capable before letting you go! Good luck boat shopping, so many options! And once you get out there you can't wait to come back! x

Sharon&Tony
May-02-2012 @ 7:34 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Forum Regular
Posts: 643
Joined: Mar 2008
Sharon&Tony
          

Add To Ignore List
Welcome Aboard

I would stick to the Northern Broads for a 1st time short break.  Try Jason at Ludham Bridge Boat Yard (LBBY) or Summercraft at Wroxham they both have smaller boats which are easy to handle are good spots to set off from and are jolly good boatyards.

Look at the hireboat info at the bottom of this page for an honest view of the boats and pictures you dont get in brochures.

Have fun boat-power

Sharon & Tony

Is it Pimms O'Clock yet ?

Rondonay
May-02-2012 @ 7:36 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Harnser Trainer
Posts: 6920
Joined: Nov 2006
Rondonay
          

Add To Ignore List
How many of you and how much do you want to spend?
There is a great deal of information on here about which boats and which hire companies are good for which set of requirements. Do a search using the blue search box above and see what is there.

Everyone will have favourite yards, personally, for two, I'd hire from Ludham Bridge Boatyard, lovely boats and easy to handle, but if you'd like a go at sailing, Upton Whelpton or Martham would be where I would start looking.

Pauline

“The wonder is always new that
any sane man can be a sailor.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bittern Code 65

Alyson&Tom
May-04-2012 @ 9:32 AM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Newbie
Posts: 5
Joined: May 2012
          

Add To Ignore List
Thanks so much for all your replies and advice. I shall definitely do some more digging once I am accessing this site via a computer.
There are 2 of us going-
After the boat is rented, I wonder, what are the hidden extras likely to be?
We are wanting an easy stress-free week where we can spot some wildlife etc..
Would anyone recommend renting from Hoseasons?

They look good, but if I can line the pockets of local independent businesses without it costing much extra- I would do that.

Again, thanks so much to all!

Alyson

Pilchard
May-04-2012 @ 11:42 AM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Forum Regular
Posts: 608
Joined: Jan 2006
Pilchard
          

Add To Ignore List
Pacific Cruisers have a two berth boat,Pacific Swift, nice little boat and easy to handle....Lesley

goodfortune
May-04-2012 @ 11:55 AM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Mardles sometimes
Posts: 2667
Joined: Jul 2010
goodfortune
          

Add To Ignore List
These are not particularly "hidden" extras, but you will likely have to pay a bit to park your car while you are on the boat, not much, probably less than a tenner.  There will be (very) small charges for water top ups.  I can't remember properly about pump outs, I seem to recall we paid for a pump out midweek on a week's cruise, but I doubt it was actually "necessary" (=smelly and horrible)and for just a midweek cruise, almost certainly it's unnecessary.  If you go under PH or Wroxham Bridge you will need to pay the pilot, last time we did it, it was about a tenner, return.

On the plus side - when we last hired little Opal Emblem, we paid a deposit of £70 for fuel, almost half of which was returned to us on disembarking.  Go with the flow of the tides and you will use much less fuel!

One final expense - a good pair of deck shoes!  Got mine from Hotter, they were not expensive and have a good non-slip sole.

(Then, when you get home again, you can start a list for the next visit!  A good self-inflating life jacket, and evenutally A BOAT!) Smile

Lisa, aka Scarlett, Dolly
Daydream, Miss Mudweight,
Honorary Malankan


BITTERN CODE 15A

Alyson&Tom
May-10-2012 @ 9:43 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Newbie
Posts: 5
Joined: May 2012
          

Add To Ignore List
Hello all!
We're pleased to say that we've hired a boat!
We hired Gala Girl from Summercraft. We pick the boat up on Saturday, and we're cruising around the North Broads.
Very excited!
Thanks to everyone for their advice. It was very much appreciated!



Home Photo Gallery Days Afloat Contact Us
Chat Room Downloads Norfolk Broads @ Amazon Make My Logo
Shops & Businesses Members Gear Norfolk Broads @ EBay Holiday Calendar
Pub Guide Tide Tables SOS List Popular Threads
2017 Calendar Contest Make A Donation Links Hireboat Info
Norfolk Broads @ CafePress FAQ Broads Quiz Forum Events
Advertise With Us Forum Shop Boating Bits Stickys and FAQs Boating Bits Hirecraft List

 

 

 



Copyright © 2005 Y2KInternet, All Rights Reserved.