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Recommended websites for further boating services and information

As a company which has a love of both boating and the Broads at its heart we are committed to supporting other related businesses who share our philosophy of customer excellence. Consequently, you'll find below a selection of links to other websites, firms and organisations that we hope you will find useful, As an environment-conscious industry we actively encourage using local services wherever possible.

Please note: Broadland Yacht Brokers Ltd is not responsible for the content or security of any websites given below.



  • BOAT OWNERSHIP SERVICES

    For reassurance when cruising the Broads choose the Broads Boat Recovery Club covering both the Northern and Southern Rivers. With a membership fee of just £100 per annum you are guaranteed recovery with our purpose built tug, towing you to either a boatyard of your choice (within 10 mile radius), your home mooring or our own boatyard. Available 24 hours a day. Insure against prop fouling for an additional £40 per annum (which includes recovery, lift, inspection and clear of prop, relaunch) Available to non members for additional charge. For more details call 01692 581653.

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  • East Coast Motorboat Training is an RYA recognised training centre situated at Somerleyton. Our courses are fully certified by the RYA for Inland Waterways Crew, Inland Waterways Helmsman and Short Range Certificate VHF. For those wishing to boat abroad we also offer the International Certificate of Competence. We can offer non RYA clinics that focus on areas to improve your skills such as Boat Handling, Crew Safety and Deckwork. For those wishing to venture onto coastal waters we can offer assisted passages either on your boat or alongside our training vessel.

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  • Broadland Management Services is the sister company to Broadland Yacht Brokers and offers a bespoke and flexible approach to boat ownership across the Norfolk Broads. Tailored to suit your individual needs we offer management packages which can include everything from regular maintenance including annual engine servicing, winterisation and engine repairs, renovations and refurbishments on both wooden or GRP, visits to your boat to monitor canopies or mooring lines, arrange lifting and storage, transportation by trailer or delivery and collection of your boat on the Broads network, internal and external valets, advice and boat handling tuition. In fact the list is endless and we are always happy to discuss your individual needs to make boat ownership easier for you. Offering a quality service from a trusted and friendly team with expert knowledge.

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  • BOAT SAFETY SCHEME EXAMINERS

    Tim Waters - Telephone 07810 458021 Email tim.waters47@yahoo.com With over 40 years experience in the marine industry and 8 years as a Boat Safety Scheme Examiner Tim can offer advice on solutions to Boat Safety Scheme compliance issues.  Offering a competitive fee with free retests and serving both the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads.

  • BOATING EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES

    The Stainless Direct marine superstore is the ideal place to find chandlery, boat parts, accessories and everything you could need to take to the high seas. Whether you are in need of rigging, navigation lights, mooring chains or anchors, we can help you get shipshape with the best marine products on the market. We also offer free shipping on UK orders over £250 so browse the products available and place your order today.

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  • Offering a comprehensive range of tow bars and accessories along with a nationwide tow bar fitting service from experienced mobile installers.


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  • Based in Brundall and offering a huge range of marine equipment and chandlery.  Specialising in electrical products with an extensive range, advice and product knowledge from a dedicated team. For more information call 01603 71221.

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  • BOATYARDS

    Offering an extensive range of servicing and repairs, canoe hire and self catering accommodation

  • Offering all types of repair, repaints, refits and glass fibre work on a wide range of boats.  Call 01603 666545 or mobile 07785 574034.
  • Griffin Marina provide a range of marine services including moorings, slipway facilities, engineering, restoration and maintenance.  For more information call 01603 433253 or email enquiries@griffinmarina.com

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  • Classic boatyard in the small village of Belaugh on the Norfolk Broads situated next to the River Bure.  We are dedicated to the repair, maintenance and restoration of classic boats as well as the build of  new yachts and river launches. We also undertake work on everything from day launches to larger GRP cruisers.  For more details call 01603 781753 or email theboatyardbelaugh@yahoo.com

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  • BROADS, REGIONAL & NATIONAL AGENCIES

    The Environment Agency works to create better places for people and wildlife, and support sustainable development. Established in 1996 and set up to protect and improve the environment. The website offers a wide range of information on boating including boat handling, flood warnings and fishing regulations.

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  • Working to reduce crime and anti social behaviour to keep the Norfolk Broads one of the safest places to live and visit in the country.  The Broads Beat provides itself on providing an excellent service for the local community and for tourists who visit the area in the height of the boating and tourism season.  Broadland Yacht Brokers Ltd are proud sponsors of Broads Beat.

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  • A statutory body responsible for the management of conservation, planning, recreation and the waterways. 


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  • INSURANCE

    The Alan Boswell Broads Boat Scheme is the only insurance policy which is tailored specifically for boats on the Broads. It offers many benefits which reflect the unique nature of our local waterways which include an excellent claims service where repairs are approved quickly and there's no need to complete a full survey (only a simple condition report, where necessary). It's simple to arrange with no long winded proposal forms or other hassles, racing cover is automatically included for sailing boats and cover can be arranged instantly. The policy has been designed by Broads sailors from Alan Boswell Group in Norwich so you can rest assured it is backed by the quality service levels you would expect from the ‘Independent Broker of the Year’. For more details, a quote or to arrange cover then please call 01603 649653 or email boats@alanboswell.com QUOTING BROADLAND YACHT BROKERS. If your insurance isn’t yet due then please tell us your renewal date and we can contact you nearer the time.

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  • Compare Boat Insurance is the first boat insurance comparison website in the UK.  We provide outstanding boat insurance policies at very competitive prices. Our range of cover is diverse, providing boat insurance quotes for all types of vessel.

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  • Independent marine insurance specialists for over 35 years.  Underwriting agents and independent brokers securing the best possible terms for all types of craft. 

  • Speak to the specialist marine insurers who can arrange cover for local, coastal or even blue water cruising with excellent rates for craft based in East Anglia.  Experience you can trust, from your local marine Insurance broker.


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  • LOCAL ACCOMMODATION PROVIDERS & SERVICES

    Waters' Retreats @Hopton offer a range of immaculately presented and well equipped holiday homes for families, couples and groups on various areas of the award winning Haven Hopton Holiday Village. There's something to suit every taste and budget and whilst our holiday homes are privately owned, by booking your holiday with Waters Retreats @Hopton you are guaranteed the personal touch - both with your reservation and your accommodation. To ensure that your stay is as comfortable as possible, many of our owners provide a range of complimentary extras such as toys, books and games for the children. In some caravans even your four legged, waggly tailed best friends are welcome but please check individual listings for full details.

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  • Norfolk's newest self catering agency marketing properties across the Broadland area. We love Broadland, we live in Broadland and we want to share it with the rest of the World. Explore the diverse beauty of this wonderful area with one of our self catering properties as your base. Do as much or as little as you choose. Visit the historic and majestic cathedral city of Norwich or wind away the hours afloat on the Norfolk Broads. Choose to stay on an entertainment and activity packed holiday park or opt for the rural quietness of the Norfolk countryside. Experience the thrills and spills of our Norfolk seaside resorts or sample the rugged beauty of the North Norfolk coast. All our properties offer home from home accommodation, many provide complimentary extras to ensure your stay is even more comfortable. Broadland Holidays offer self catering accommodation across the region with a wide range of different types of properties. Everything from a converted barn for the perfect rural get away to a fun packed stay on the award winning Hopton Holiday Village - we even can offer you a holiday on a boat! Visit our diverse and beautiful area - there really is something for everyone. We offer a full marketing and booking service for self catering owners within the Broadland area.

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  • Situated in Lower Street, Horning Post Office offers a range of quality greetings cards and stationery, jigsaw puzzles, gifts, maps, guides and Arthur Ransome novels. Open Monday to Friday 8.30am-5.30pm, Saturday 9am-12.30pm (9am-4pm Easter to end of September)

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  • MARINE CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES

    Nipper Skipper offers quality clothing and safety gear for little sailors (0-10yr).  We aim to supply the necessary safety gear, waterproofs, clothing and accessories to ensure that time spent on the water is fun, safe and comfortable for young children.  We are keen to help source items if people can't quite find what they need, please get in touch.  We are also happy to quote clubs or groups for larger orders.

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  • MARINE SURVEYORS

    With over 40 years in the marine industry, Howard is an experienced boatbuilder and surveyor in both wood and GRP. His vast boatbuilding experience compliments his boat surveying skills and his knowledge is passed on to customers allowing them to make an informed decision about their proposed purchase. For an informal chat or to check availability please call 07802 509032 (mobile), 01603 712296 or email info@webb-boats.co.uk.
  • Offering a range of marine surveys at competitive prices throughout the Norfolk Broads. Please call 01603 505102/07774 295509 or email aquaspark1@tiscali.co.uk for full details.
  • Pre-purchase and insurance surveys by IIMS-qualified small craft specialist, with expertise in timber, GRP and steel construction.  Call 01603 717823 or 07981 247107. Email eastangliayachtsurveys@btinternet.com

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  • MOBILE MARINE ENGINEERS

    With over 25 years marine experience.  Offering mobile marine electrical services.  Call 07860 583080 or 01493 368260.  Email krs.marine@virgin.net

  • Offering mobile marine electrical services throughout the Norfolk Broads. Call 01603 505102 or mobile 07774 295509, email aquaspark1@tiscali.co.uk
  • MOORINGS & STORAGE

    We are located on the edge of the village of Reedham in the heart of the Norfolk Broads, between the City of Norwich and seaside towns of Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft, providing easy access to both the Northern and Southern Broads and the North Sea. We offer annual moorings for privately owned boats, situated away from boat yards and industry, in a secluded well dredged basin with floating pontoons. We have car parking, dusk til' dawn security lights, electricity, water and excellent toilet and shower facilities which means you can have all the comforts of home by the peace and quiet of the river 365 days a year.

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  • One of the most environmentally friendly yards on the Broads.  The first Broads yard to offer a "dry stack" system of boats storage which does away with the need to antifoul boats, saving both the environment and money.  Dry berthing for RIBS and motorboats up to 10m.  Unlimited launch and recovery for members with boats launched in just 30 minutes.  Hull jet washed after every retrieval using the "WashTek" system.  Long and short term storage available.  Open seven days a week with no hidden costs and free instant access.  For more details call 01502 714154/01502 470902 or email w.bent@btinternet.com
  • PUBLICATIONS

    Local author Chris Crowther has written a series of "whodunnit" books based on the Norfolk Broads.  Originally a pilot who swapped his wings for the water when he retired in 2002 and began skippering passenger boats on the Broads.  Chris is now fully retired (except for his writing) and can often be found on the rivers and coast.  Visit his website for full details of the books he has written. or pop in to the BYB office in Horning where you can purchase the range of his books.

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  • Richard Johnstone-Bryden is a locally based marine author and photographer.  His magazine features include boat reviews, charter guides, regatta reports, biographies, to name but a few.  He regularly features in Anglia Afloat magazine and his gallery of marine photographs are not only interesting to view but can also be purchased.

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  • Your essential travelling companion on or off the water in the East Anglian region. 

  •  A guide to the Broads for your Kindle written by Norfolk born Clive Tully.

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  • TRANSPORTATION

    Norfolk based transport company. Offering a boat transport service throughout the UK for vessels up to 43ft. Fully insured and professional service. For more details or quotes call 07789 557307.

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  • With over 10 years of experience and having moved over 1,400 of different makes of boat to over 20 countries we treat every vessel as if it was our own. We are experienced with all types of slipways, cranes, boat lifts, jacks and blocks as well as being competent in tidal areas. Fully insured and capable of carrying most cruisers up to 3 tonnes. Competitive quotes and discounted trips available. Call 07810 646733 for more details or email tony@tonytugboats.com

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  • UPHOLSTERERS AND CANOPY MAKERS

    Marine canvas, marine upholstery, stainless canopy frames and vinyl signs.  Contact Richard on 0777 3329809 

  • WEB DESIGN

    Rightboat are a market leader with their boats-for-sale website www.rightboat.com and the offer RIghtboatExpert a tool for boat dealers to manage their customer and boats. Their web design devision, RightWebDesign builds websites for all sectors including health, food, design, photography, social as well marine.

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  • WEBSITES AND ONLINE FORUMS

    For all your east coast boating information and news.
  • A friendly and welcoming online forum for people who love the Norfolk Broads.  Organisers of the Broads Awards and the World Dwile Flonking Championships.

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    An informative and useful website dedicated to reviewing the amazing Norfolk Broads and surrounding places to visit.  Providing information about boating holidays and recommendations on where to go and what to do. 

     


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  • Norfolk Broads Boat Hire is a site aimed at both first time hirers and old hands. You will find everything you need to make the most of your trip including over 300 boats available for hire, boatyard details, mooring locations (free and chargeable) an automated river mileage calculator, bridge heights and passage advice, suggested itineraries, detailed town and village maps and even an app to map out and print your planned journey.  Just click the image for the full picture!

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  • Home of the Northern Rivers Sailing Club is the Club House known as The Anchorage at Acle. The Sailing Club is for owners of modern production cruising yachts on the Broads.
  •  A friendly and sociable online forum covering all things Broads and boats.

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