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Norfolk Broads- 10 reasons to hire a boat on the Broads

Published on October 6, 2016 By Waterways Holidays

The Norfolk Broads is the perfect destination for your 2017 holiday. Known as ‘Britain’s magical waterland’, the Broads offers 125 miles of navigable waterways, and of course, the best way to discover it all is by boat! With picturesque towns and villages, waterside pubs and plenty of visitor attractions, the Broads is just waiting to […]


Zoe Celebrates 120 Years!

Published on June 14, 2016 By Waterways Holidays

In this year when HRH Queen Elizabeth celebrates her 90th Birthday, the Norfolk Broads hire yacht ‘Zoe’ is celebrating her 120th. year! Built in 1896 by Ernest Collins of Wroxham as a lugsail rigged counter stern hire yacht, she was originally named ‘Jubilee’ in honour of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. She appeared in the very […]


Traditional Broads Sailing Holidays

Published on December 3, 2014 By Waterways Holidays

NEW for 2015: Book your next holiday on a 1930s sailing yacht starting at the village of Ludham off the River Thurne on the Norfolk Broads. The historic mahogany yachts are part of the Norfolk Heritage Fleet Trust and have traditional gaff rig sails. There are 14 boats available for holiday hire, sleeping up to […]


All Inclusive Boating on the Norfolk Broads!

Published on October 12, 2012 By Waterways Holidays

***NEW for 2013*** All inclusive Norfolk Broads boating holidays from Horning We have a wide selection of motor cruisers available from Horning for 2013, ranging from luxurious two berth cruisers through to eight berth cruisers, large enough to accomodate for a party of two families; all at all inclusive prices. There are a selection of […]


Norfolk Broads boat hire – Attractions & Discounts

Published on June 12, 2012 By Waterways Holidays

The Norfolk Broads offer such a wide variety of activities ranging from children’s theme parks and zoos, to nature trails and historical sight-seeing to high street shopping and fine dining. There is so much available for holiday makers on boating holidays on the Norfolk Broads, either by the water or setting off to explore by […]


Norfolk Broads Sailing Yachts- the gems of the Broads

Published on February 24, 2012 By Waterways Holidays

The Norfolk Broads wouldn’t be complete without the sight of traditional yachts with their sails billowing in the breeze – the perfect place to enjoy some of the best inland sailing anywhere in the world. Broads yachts are built to harmonise with their surroundings and offer a choice of both traditional gaff rig sails to […]


Norfolk Broads Winter Renovations for 2012

Published on November 28, 2011 By Waterways Holidays

Over the winter the waterways may become quieter but behind the scenes the marina staff are still working as hard as ever, maintaining the boats and updating their interior furnishings. Our partners at Norwich marina, Thorpe St Andrew on the Norfolk Broads are busily updating their Duet Class boats in their boat shed by the […]


The 2011 Barton Charter Yacht Regatta

Published on November 9, 2011 By Waterways Holidays

We recently had great fun at the hire boat sailing regatta on Barton Broad. The Waterways Holidays team chartered ‘Tropical Wind’, a 29ft Bermudan rigged yacht from the marina at Upton on the Norfolk Broads. A long established and popular event, the regatta takes place during Autumn each year and is open to participants who […]


Norfolk Broads boat hire – Southern Broads

Published on November 3, 2011 By Waterways Holidays

The Southern Broads offer a beautifully tranquil and relaxed boating break with wide open spaces and endless skies. Generally, the Southern Broads have fewer boats on the waters, ample mooring spaces and the rivers tend to be more noticeably tidal. A great location to drift downstream forgetting any of life’s daily stresses. Places you can […]


Norfolk Broads Boat Holidays- some handy hints on Motor Cruisers

Published on October 11, 2011 By Waterways Holidays

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 […]