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pets welcome
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Bedding provided
Bedding provided
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Availability and Booking

Our breaks start on
Start date options shown in white.

CURLEW

Curlew was new to our fleet in 2021.  We purchased her from another boatyard.   Previous hirers have found her to be very comfortable and easy to handle.
 
She’s built by Haines Marine a well-known boating manufacturer.  And she still shows her pedigree, with larger than usual cabins and saloon  
Her layout makes her popular with families  (You can make the front cabin up as 2 singles or a double bed).   
 
Both cabins are ensuite. Rare in one of our No Frills boats.   
 
No need to worry about what the British weather throws at you on this boat. Brinks Curlews’ dual steering position gives you options inside and out
 
It also provides great visibility across the broads. so don’t forget to pack your camera
 
Note: Norfolk has the lowest rainfall of any county in the UK
 
It’s worth pointing out that you need to be quite nimble to get up to and down quite a few steps though
 
Note Carefully: Curlew is a tall boat, and will not go under the bridges at Wroxham, Ludham, Potter Heigham or Great Yarmouth. This reduces your cruising area
 
We think it’s well worth hiring Brinks Curlew on the Norfolk Broads for a short break.
Dual Steering
Shore Power
Warm Air Heating
Start Days:
Price From : £0 per night
Sleeps: 4+2 Guests
Fuel Deposit: £0
Damage Waiver: £0
Number of beds + number of fold-out beds.
Boat Plan

Brinks CURLEW - Bridges

Will not pass under Ludham, Gt Yarmouth, Potter Heigham or Wroxham bridge!
Potter Heigham Bridge – No
Wroxham Bridge – No
Ludham Bridge – No
Beccles Old Bridge – No

Brinks CURLEW - Dimensions

Length: 31ft
Beam: 12ft (3.63m) (width)

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Extra Features
  • Dual Steering
  • Outside seating
  • 1 Double and 2 singles, or two doubles in 2 cabins plus a small double in the saloon
  • 2 Toilets / 2 showers
  • En-Suite Rear Master Cabin

Availability and Booking

Our breaks start on
Start date options shown in white.

Features

  • TV/DVD
  • CD/Radio
  • Hair Dryer
  • Warm Air Heating
  • Electric Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Facilities
  • Fully equipped Galley
  • Bed Linen
  • Blankets
  • Towels
  • Tinted Windows
  • Island Beds
  • Wireless Phone Charger
Features
  • TV/DVD
  • CD/Radio
  • Hair Dryer
  • Warm Air Heating
  • Electric Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Facilities
  • Fully equipped Galley
  • Bed Linen
  • Blankets
  • Towels
  • Tinted Windows
  • Island Beds
  • Wireless Phone Charger

Brinks CURLEW - Bridges

Will not pass under Ludham, Gt Yarmouth, Potter Heigham or Wroxham bridge!
Potter Heigham Bridge – No
Wroxham Bridge – No
Ludham Bridge – No
Beccles Old Bridge – No

Brinks CURLEW - Dimensions

Length: 31ft
Beam: 12ft (3.63m) (width)

Brinks CURLEW - Deposit and Damage Waiver

Fuel Deposit: £0.00, Damage Waiver: £0.00

Test

Extra Features
  • Dual Steering
  • Outside seating
  • 1 Double and 2 singles, or two doubles in 2 cabins plus a small double in the saloon
  • 2 Toilets / 2 showers
  • En-Suite Rear Master Cabin

Last minute availability and offers!

Frequently Asked Questions

No, you don’t need to have any experience or special licences to hire a Broads Cruiser. On arrival, we will give you a full demonstration of how to use, drive and moor the boat. You will also receive videos of how to handle a boat before you arrive.

We provide a manual (electronically and in hard copy onboard) to help you enjoy your holiday.

Our experienced crew will be happy to answer your questions before you leave the yard.

We would recommend at least one member of your crew have good mobility for moving about the deck and mooring.

On arrival at the boatyard, find yourself a temporary parking space outside reception.

A member of our team will direct you to your boat, getting your car as near as possible to the boat so you can unpack

Once you are ready, make your way back to reception with your car keys and paperwork for check-in.

We’ll book you in for your trial run at that point. We customise your tuition to suit your needs.

If the boat is not quite ready, we’ll take your mobile telephone number and contact you as soon as you can go onboard.

Boats will usually be available between 2 and 4 pm. We need them back at 9 am on your day of departure.
 
Some will be available earlier, but we can’t guarantee which boats will be ready early.
 
Each boat is
Pumped out (sewage removed from toilet tanks)
Filled up with fuel and water
Serviced by both the engineers and boat builders
Cleaned inside and out
Inspected by our head cleaner
 
We’re never quite sure what we will find when the boats return, which is why we don’t give you an exact pick-up time.
Yes, please give us a ring to let us know, and we’ll let you know where your boat is so you can go onboard when you arrive. We usually move the boat to just outside reception, so it’s easy to find.
 
In the morning, we will go through the check-in and trial run with you.
 
For safety reasons, you must not take the boat out of the yard until you have had a trial run.

Yes, by 9 am please, ready for our staff to get on board and sort her out for the next customers.

"Really nice place"
- Ivan Phillips
"Great afternoon on the broads , easy to book online , we had the picnic boat plenty of room for the four of us . Weather was hot so the ice cream boat was a great treat"
- Elalne Wilkinson
"Great experience with Barnes Brinkcraft - friendly service with, ample parking next to the boat, toilets accessible to customers and the boat itself was spacious, clean and comfortable with a full tank of fuel and map of broads provided. Highly recommended."
- Esme Peers
"Brilliant staff. Good value for money. Had a fantastic day. Well worth it"
- Jacky Parker

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