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Availability and Booking

Our breaks start on Tuesday | Saturday
Start date options shown in white.

PRELUDE

Brinks Prelude is the newest addition to our Fleet. Her electric drive provides enough power for an average day cruising on the Norfolk Broads.

Just boost the batteries with her auxiliary diesel engine or save fuel and connect to shore power when needed.

Hook up on shore power overnight or mud weight away from the crowds. The choice is yours on this boat.

She’s a comfortable and spacious hire boat, built for enjoying the best of the Norfolk Broads with your friends and family.

Even better, the electric engine whispers. All you’ll hear when cruising along is the sound of the water hitting the bow and the prop churning.

Brinks Prelude 1 launched in July 2022, We now have 3 in the fleet with Prelude 4 due at some point this year

The top deck provides a comfortable seating area for the whole family, including a picnic table and two sun loungers.

We can configure the cabins as four double beds or two double beds and four single beds. You’ll find lovely big queen-size beds in the fore and aft cabins. The saloon seating converts into a large double bed if guests stay for an evening.

Each bathroom has a separate, full-height shower cubicle. So you don’t need to hide your loo roll before taking a shower on this boat.

The galley kitchen is very well provisioned. It holds two full-size fridges, an induction hob, a full-size electric oven and a microwave. A cut above the usual facilities on board many hire boats.

We are sure you will agree that this is a very spacious saloon. With loads of light from the electric sunroof. Very comfortable upholstery and tinted privacy windows beautifully framing the Norfolk Broads.

The bathing platform at the rear of the boat makes for easy access to rowing boats and paddleboards. Strategically placed toe holds and grab rails make moving around the boat a breeze.

The bow and stern thrusters (little propellers at the front and back of the boat) make mooring almost effortless. You can even get this boat to move sideward!

At night, turn on the LED deck lights. You don’t need to rely on the moon to find your way back on board in the dark.

Oh, and we provide boosted mobile wifi on board  (no download limit)

Overall, we are impressed with the Brinks Prelude Hire boat. We hope you are too.

If you would like to know a little more about Brinks Prelude and Electric Hire boats please read our blog    The Brinks Prelude class is our only 8+2 berth boat in our Elite Fleet Range, and is priced accordingly.    Other boats you might like to look at include Lullaby and Ultima 1

Bow Thruster
Wi Fi Onboard
Dual Steering
Shore Power
Microwave
Warm Air Heating
Superior Battery Management
Solar Panels
Start Days: Tuesday | Saturday
Price From : £208 per night
Sleeps: 8 + 2 Guests
Fuel Deposit: £200
Damage Waiver: £40
Number of beds + number of fold-out beds.
Boat Plan

Brinks PRELUDE - Bridges

Will pass under the following bridges at suitable tides.   

Potter Heigham Bridge – No
Wroxham Bridge – No
Ludham Bridge – Yes
Beccles Old Bridge – No

For details on how to safely navigate a bridge please watch this video.

Brinks PRELUDE - Dimensions

Length 46ft (14m), Width 12ft (3.66m), Draft 8ft 2in (2.49m) Screen Down

Availability and Booking

Our breaks start on Tuesday | Saturday
Start date options shown in white.

Features

  • Smart TV
  • 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
  • Smart TV
  • 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 PRELUDE - Bridges

Will pass under the following bridges at suitable tides.   

Potter Heigham Bridge – No
Wroxham Bridge – No
Ludham Bridge – Yes
Beccles Old Bridge – No

For details on how to safely navigate a bridge please watch this video.

Brinks PRELUDE - Dimensions

Length 46ft (14m), Width 12ft (3.66m), Draft 8ft 2in (2.49m) Screen Down

Brinks PRELUDE - Deposit and Damage Waiver

Fuel Deposit: £200.00, Damage Waiver: £40.00

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.

"Second time we have hired a holiday cottage , We have been hiring boats from this yard since 1975 and have never had a problem. Even had one of their boats for our honeymoon in 1977! Lovely accomodation, very clean and spacious. Staff were lovely and helpful. We had a great week and despite the cold weather the house was warm and very comfortable . We would recommend a visit to Horsey Gap to see the seals if visiting in the winter. Will definitely be back."
- Jennie
"Second time I've stayed here in January. Both times has been with groups of 8 to 9 people, once with a large dog. It is a great venue, the staff are friendly, the residences are spotless, the welcome gift has been greatly appreciated and the fact there is a day boat as well has left us with fantastic memories."
- Charlie Tonkiss
"Third time using Barnes Brinkcraft ,as usual they bent over backwards to overcome a personal Problem that we encountered with the boat (Serenade 6). The boat was very comfortable,like all holidays things are never 100% perfect ,would we return definitely. Thanks you Barnes Brinkcraft."
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