Autumn 2017 Newsletter

09 November 2017


Here we are at the end of another season which seems to have  passed in a flash, no time at all since we were preparing the fleet for Easter.

It’s been a busy season, with four new Elite boats being added to the fleet, 2 of the 28’6 Brinks Encores and 2 of the 39′ Brinks Serenades and of course the 9 additional boats we bought from Royalls boatyard. In September we added 3 new self catering properties ‘The River Views‘, which are situated in our marina opposite the boatyard and ideal if you want a really quiet holiday.

In the Spring we bought neighbouring ‘Riverside Marina’ which was looking very run down and neglected.  During the summer we have invested considerable time and money installing new quay heading and pontoons, water, electricity and additional car parking. Improving the marina will provide extra space for our growing fleet and provide
some much needed additional moorings for private boats too.

If you would like information on our private moorings in Wroxham, please contact Kerry who will be happy to help.

In September we said ‘goodbye’ to Margaret our Office Manager who had worked in the office for many years, she has now retired and is looking forward to spending time in her caravan on the coast – we all wish her a Happy Retirement.

SheilaSheila Scott who was our Senior Administrator has   now   taken the position on Office Manager, working   with   Karen who many of you will already know and our new bookings assistant Donna.





SaraWe are also joined by Sara who has taken on the   role of   Customer Services Manager.  Sara has a wealth of experience in the hire boat industry previously working at  Blakes Boating.  Sara takes   a keen interest in customers holiday experiences &
is your point of contact if you have any suggestions on how we can improve your Norfolk Broads holiday.

To meet the rest of our team – please visit the website

Self Catering Winter Breaks

New exteriorWe are offering a 15% discount on all self catering holidays taken from now until the 21st December ’17.

Why not come to Wroxham to do your Christmas shopping at Roys – everything you need in one place with no hassle parking!

You could do a spot of fishing, the Pike are biting with fishermen reporting some good catches already this year.  All of our properties have direct access to the river, so you can fish without having to go anywhere.

Or of course you could choose to do absolutely nothing, just relax and put your feet up and enjoy the Norfolk Broads during the quietest time.

All of our properties are available for weekly or short breaks and a Day Boat included in the cost of your booking for the duration of your stay.

Christmas & New Year On The Norfolk Broads

Christmas Opening Hours

Christmas Opening Hours

Are you thinking of doing something different this year for Christmas or  New Year?

When you book your seasonal self catering break with us, we will have a delicious Hamper of locally sourced food & treats, a bottle of Bubbly and decorated Christmas Tree ready for you on arrival.

We have properties for families and groups of all sizes, from cosy 2 bed to our interlinking Daisy Broad Lodges which will sleep up to 20 people in total.

Included in the price of your holiday or short break is a FREE DAY BOAT for the duration of your stay!


2018 Offers On Norfolk Broads Boating & Self Catering Holidays   

offersSave 5% on our brochure price for all 2018 bookings made before 28th February ’18.

Save 20% On Midweek Short Breaks On Boating Holidays. Book a midweek break and get a 20% discount on breaks from from 16th April until 22nd May 2018.

2 Week Holiday – ‘Super Saver’ – Book a 2 week holiday and save 15% on the lowest priced week.  Applies to both boating holidays & self catering.

For holidays booked and paid for direct on our website, you will enjoy an additional £10 discount over telephone bookings.

Customer Loyalty Scheme

Customer Loyalty Hampers

Customer Loyalty Hampers

Our Customer Loyalty Scheme is really popular with our returning guests.  If you have previously holidayed with us in the past 4 years, and rebook with us direct, you will receive a delicious local food Hamper supplied by Tavern Tasty.  This will be delivered direct to the boatyard prior to your arrival for the start of your holiday.

When booking, if you have moved house or your previous booking was with family and friends under a different name, please advise us so that we can make sure you get the Hamper you are entitled to on arrival.


Share Your Holiday Photos

We love to see your holiday photographs, if you’ve had a great time and would like to share your pictures with us, email them to kerry@barnesbrinkcraft.com or add them to our Facebook & Twitter pages.

And Finally …….

A few weeks ago we purchased the ex Alpha Craft fleet from Brundall.  If you are interested in purchasing an ex-hire boat, please take a look at our sister company website Norfolk Boat Sales.

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