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The nights are starting to draw in and though it's still mild out there you get the feeling we are being guided towards the long winter months and that's not a pleasant thought. The Autumn Half Term Break is your last chance to get the family together for a break before Christmas. For £77 per person you can hire Dream Gem, a six berth cruiser for 4 nights commencing Monday 23rd October. The price includes the fuel deposit and security waiver. Take a look at our September newsletter for more half term suggestions.

Also in our newsletter is a guide to the village of Bramerton which though it lies just 3 miles short of the fine city of Norwich, is situated in delightful countryside on a picturesque bend of the River Yare.

Newsletter here:
https://www.norfolkbroadsboathire.biz/Newsletters/September-2017-social.html
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Our July Newsletter is now available to read and includes details of availability during the middle month of August for those people who are still to book their summer holidays.

If you have never visited How Hill on the River Ant, our newsletter will fill you in with the reasons why you should. There is the Water Trail, the Secret Gardens, woodland walks and a very nice coffee shop when you have finished looking around.

Finally just a reminder that if you are visiting the Broads during July or August, you can find "Live music and other Events" listed on our website here:
We have details of 2 music festivals in Beccles in August, a beer festival in Upton in July and the opportunity to see Dwile Flonking, morris dancing with Kemps Men and The Water Rats Jazz band.
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Well, it's currently ideal boating weather as the summer has at last arrived. It was great to see so many on the water for the recent Spring Bank Holiday. It was nearly a sell out with just a handful of boats remaining in the boatyards. The boats were gleaming following their winter turn around.
Bookings for the summer school holidays are well up on last year reflecting the unease some people have this year with travelling abroad to places like Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia and parts of Greece.
In our latest newsletter we picked out some good family boats which are still available for the first 2 or 3 weeks of the holidays.
Also in the newsletter is our cruising guide to the sleepy little village of Dilham. The short trip from Wayford Bridge to the moorings at Dilham make it worth a visit for the scenic views alone.
Finally, our Live Music and other Events page has now been updated to include the months of June and July. Currently, you can find dates for a Folk weekend in June and a beer festival in July featuring no less than 5 bands over a 3 day period amongst many others.
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The Spring Bank Holiday is rapidly approaching and though availability for week long holidays is tight, there are still breaks Friday to Monday or Saturday to Tuesday to be had starting at £109 per person on Dream Gem, a 5 berth cruiser from Richardsons of Stalham. The price includes damage waiver and a fuel deposit of £75. Any fuel you do not use is refunded upon handing the boat back at the end of your holiday. More examples are detailed on our latest newsletter - link below.

The sad news is that Royalls of Wroxham are ceasing their hire operation at the end of the 2017 season. Royall's boats have always been top notch so if you want to experience a holiday afloat with them you have until the end of next year's boating season to see why they are held in such high regard.

Our village spotlight falls this month of Stokesby. This small village on the River Bure is an ideal stop off point for those travelling on to Yarmouth. Find out why and more on all of the above by reading our May 2016 newsletter here:
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The summer boating season  officially began with the Easter holiday so you can now expect all the seasonal businesses such as riverside stores, gift shops and cafes etc to be welcoming visitors now. The next big weekend is Spring Bank which is between the 27th and 30th May. This weekend is always popular as it affords decent summer weather at a time that the schools are out. Bookings are already well up on last year though there are still good deals to be had if you fancy a weekend or longer afloat. Brinks Jazz is a dual steer 4 berth boat from Wroxham which can be yours for a week from the 27th May for just £224 per person including fuel deposit and damage waiver. 

Our latest newsletter is out and features a guide for the village of Rockland St Mary and the nearby Rockland Broad. If you are planning on visiting the southern rivers take a look at our guide. 

Not everyone likes to spend a quiet night in the pub so for those who prefer to be entertained with live music, quizzes etc, you will find a link to our events guide on the newsletter.
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First the disappointing news, the Blakes and Hoseasons £60 low deposit offer has ended - now the good news - to be replaced by a £75 low deposit offer. Yes that's all you need to book your summer boating break. Our latest newsletter is out now and features some fantastic discounts on Easter boating breaks. The Easter period is earlier than usual this year so the boatyards are offering good discounts to entice us. We found a 4 night break on board Merrymore (an 8 berth cruiser) starting in Wroxham for 4 nights on Monday 28th March which works out at just £82 per person including fuel and damage waiver.

With the start of the summer season just around the corner, we have relaunched our Live Music and other Events listing page. Now and throughout the summer, you will be able to find out what's on in the public houses you visit on holiday. Finally, we feature Ludham Bridge in our village lowdown for March. This is a very busy stopover point. We tell you where to moor and what facilities are available to the boating holidaymaker.
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Just a quick update to point out that Blakes and Hoseasons are ending their £60 Low Deposit Offer at the end of the month. Also, their early booking offers are still operating with Barnes Brinkcraft and Summercraft in Wroxham, Sandersons in Reedham and Silverline and Brooms in Brundall. The Brooms deal in particular is worth noting because you can currently get a 20% discount off either Broom Cadet or Broom Skipper - a couple of 2 berth cruisers (images below) and that is right across the summer!
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At the time of writing this, those people looking to take a holiday abroad this summer are having their options limited. Turkey, Tunisia and Egypt are all affected by the threat of terrorism to some degree. Parts of Greece are receiving negative press due to the daily arrivals of refugees from Syria. What has all this to do with the Norfolk Broads? Well there is a huge swathe of people who will reconsider where they holiday next summer choosing to travel to Spain and Portugal as an alternative. This extra demand will outstrip supply and it is evident already that holiday prices to Spain and Portugal are rising as a result. Under these circumstances we can expect a larger number of people than normal staying in the UK to avoid the price rises. Our own stats here show bookings for the Norfolk Broads are already up 15% on last year. The message is simple. The summer school  holidays will sell out earlier this year. Leave it too late to book and you risk missing out on your best choice of boat - missing out all together on some dates!

There are still discounts of up to £190 highlighted in our latest newsletter. I wonder how long they will last given the demand? You can also still book for just £60 per boat low deposit. Also in the newsletter you can read about a hidden gem of the Norfolk Broads - the village of Neatishead which is featured in our village lowdown this month.
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As the man from ASDA told me this morning, Christmas and the New Year are over - Easter starts tomorrow!  Well Easter Monday does fall on the 28th March this year so it is a week closer than last year. Hoseasons knows this and is offering discounts of up to 10% with selected boatyards not just for Easter but for the whole summer. Take a look at boats from Alphacraft of Brundall, Barnes Brinkcraft and Summercraft of Wroxham, and Bridgecraft of Acle. 

Also you can save a further £25 by booking any boat, any date, any duration from Summercraft, Bridgecraft and Alphacraft if you book on or before Monday 4th January 2016. The low deposit of £60 still applies to all boat bookings. 

Acle is a small town located on the River Bure around 10 miles from Great Yarmouth. It makes an ideal stop off point for those wanting to stay overnight then take a full day in Yarmouth. Our latest newsletter features Acle with things to do and a directory of services available to holidaymakers.
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Well, the 2015 boating season has now ended and over the coming months, most boats will be out of the water getting their annual maintenance checks and generally being spruced up for the new season.  The 2016 season begins again at the end of March to cater for the Easter holidays, which are 25th March for Good Friday and 28th March for Easter Sunday. This holiday weekend (and the following week) is always popular with holiday boaters, probably because it marks the first school break after the long UK winter. 

Our latest newsletter highlights some of the deals currently on offer for the Easter period and that it is possible to take a 3 night break from just £66 per person on Forth Bridge No.1 commencing on the 26th March. The current deposit is just £50 per boat so there is no need to raid the Christmas kitty to book.

Also in the newsletter, the small town of Stalham is this month's "where to moor" guide. Stalham is also the home of the Norfolk Broads largest boatyard Richardsons, so many holidaymakers will start from here. We tell you the places to see, local attractions as well as are usual directory of services available in the town.
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