Boating Q & A’s

Stern Talk – which to choose for your narrowboat holiday?

Posted by on July 5, 2018 at 11:57 am

There are 3 main types of stern to choose from when deciding which boat to pick for your boating holiday. Generally it is down to personal preference, but there are pros and cons to each type. Here is a round-up of the three types, to give you a better idea of the differences between them: […]

Norfolk Broads Boat Holidays- some handy hints on Motor Cruisers

Posted by on October 11, 2011 at 2:01 pm

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 […]

What items do you need to take on your boating holiday?

Posted by on June 29, 2011 at 9:23 am

It is always useful to purchase a map (we recommend a Nicholsons Guide) before you depart on your boating holiday so that you can work out where the locks are and areas of interest to visit. In terms of items, here are a few items we might suggest: Sensible, non-slip shoes Torches for walking along […]

Do you have to pay for mooring?

Posted by on June 20, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Most of mooring along the canals are free. Occasionally leading up to and in city centres you may be charged for overnight mooring. In Bristol dock there is an overnight fee of £35 every 24 hours for example, and areas of the River Thames may also charge to moor up. On the Norfolk Broads, you […]

What is the difference between a fixed bed and a dinette double bed?

Posted by on June 20, 2011 at 2:41 pm

  A fixed bed refers to a bed that can remain set up for your whole holiday. If however you are looking at a layout that shows a dinette double bed, it will have to be made up in the evenings. During the day a dinette double comprises of a sofa bench area, often in […]

What is the difference between 12 volts and 240 volts power supply on the boats?

Posted by on June 20, 2011 at 2:13 pm

All of the boats have 12V power unless otherwise stated. The 12V boats however, can power already built in appliances like colour TV’s, DVD players, CD players & radios, fridges and lighting, most of which is supplied on the boats as standard. 12V boats have a cigar lighter socket on board which means that all […]