Norfolk Broads Boat Holidays- some handy hints on Motor Cruisers

We often receive enquiries from people new to boating who find it a challenge to determine which style of Norfolk Broads boat hire will be the most suitable for them. To give you an idea of what you can expect, here’s a handy guide to understanding your Norfolk Broads motor cruiser!

Dual Steering Motor Cruiser

Superior Light- Dual Steering cruiser

Superior Light- Dual Steering cruiser

A luxurious example of a dual steering cruiser at Potter Heigham is the ‘Superior Light’ (above). Fully equipped with spacious saloon and open plan galley. The boat includes a LCD TV and DVD player, a playstation 2, warm air heating, 240V power supply and two separate cabins with two ensuites. The boat also has bow thrusters for easy mooring and offers two separate steering positions, either outside or inside depending on the skipper’s preference.

Centre Cockpit Motor Cruiser

Centre Cockpit Cruiser- Merrymore

Centre Cockpit Cruiser- Merrymore

The ‘Merrymore’ at Wroxham is an example of a centre cockpit cruiser, characterized with the full sliding back canopy over the saloon. Much like a convertible you can choose to steer with the roof back or for less ideal weather conditions put the canopy back over. The steering position on a centre cockpit cruiser is generally raised. When the canopy is back it may be possible to navigate under the particularly low bridges (depending on the tides). The Merrymore is also perfect for those wishing to fish on the rear deck.

The marinas at Potter Heigham and Wroxham are both offering up to £100 off all October holidays taken before the 20th October.

Sedan Motor Cruiser

Sister boat of San Remo

Sister boat of San Remo

The marinas at Stalham and Acle are currently offering under occupancy discounts for a party of two people on a four berth boat. Couples venturing on their first Norfolk Broads boat holiday can benefit from a saving of £50.00. An example of a sedan cruiser that would be applicable for this offer is the ‘San Remo’. On board this boat is a fixed double and an additional fixed double in a second cabin if required. The Sedan Cruiser is characterised by two large glass doors that allow easy access into the rear of the boat, from here you step into the saloon area with the dining table and sofa, along with the raised steering position. The large glass doors and windscreen for the skipper on this model of cruiser gives the dining area a spacious open plan feel.

Forward Steering Motor Cruiser

Fine Time- Forward Steering cruiser

Fine Time- Forward Steering cruiser

Forward steering cruisers, as we have mentioned in previous posts, are great for those wishing to take a pet or avoid too many steps as they are usually one level inside. This model of cruiser is particularly useful for getting under the low bridges on the Broads as they arent built too high. An example of a forward steering cruiser is Fine Time at Ludham. This boat is particularly suited for couples as it has a fixed four poster double bed on board. This marina is also currently offering a 10% discount and free parking on your Norfolk Broads boating holiday.

So dont miss out on your first Norfolk Broads Boat Hire with so many superb varieties to choose from and fantastic offers to take advantage of!
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