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Availability and Booking

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

PRELUDE

Brinks Prelude is one of the newest additions to our fleet. Her electric drive provides enough power for an average day cruising on the Norfolk Broads.

It’s a great experience. When cruising, all you hear is the sound of the water hitting the bow and the prop churning.

Bow Thruster
Wi Fi Onboard
Dual Steering
Shore Power
Microwave
Warm Air Heating
Superior Battery Management
Solar Panels
Start Days: Tuesday | Saturday
Price From : £232 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

Brinks PRELUDE – 360 Degree Walkthrough

Features you will love!

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

Brinks Prelude 1 launched in July 2022, and we now have four in the fleet, with Prelude 4 recently launched.

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

We can tailor the bed arrangements in the cabins to four double beds or two double beds and four single beds. This is done as part of the bedding request once the boat has been booked. The fore and aft cabins have lovely, big queen-size beds. 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 showering on this boat.

The galley kitchen is very well-appointed. 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. It has 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 rowing boats and paddleboards easy to access. 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).

We are confident you will be impressed with the Brinks Prelude.

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 top-of-the-range Elite Fleet and is priced accordingly. Other large holiday boats you might like to look at include Lullaby and Ultima 1.

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 – 360 Degree Walkthrough

Brinks PRELUDE - Deposit and Damage Waiver

Fuel Deposit: £200.00, Damage Waiver: £40.00

Features you will love!

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

Brinks Prelude 1 launched in July 2022, and we now have four in the fleet, with Prelude 4 recently launched.

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

We can tailor the bed arrangements in the cabins to four double beds or two double beds and four single beds. This is done as part of the bedding request once the boat has been booked. The fore and aft cabins have lovely, big queen-size beds. 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 showering on this boat.

The galley kitchen is very well-appointed. 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. It has 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 rowing boats and paddleboards easy to access. 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).

We are confident you will be impressed with the Brinks Prelude.

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 top-of-the-range Elite Fleet and is priced accordingly. Other large holiday boats you might like to look at include Lullaby and Ultima 1.

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.

"Amazing experience great for the price lovely whole day the man was very friendly and told us everything we needed to know will be"
- Christina Sutton
"Great experience. The young lady who handed the boat over was very helpful and informative. Will definitely book again."
- Paul Pinder
"It was my first time on a boat and absolutely loved it ... Price is very reasonable staff friendly. We hired the picnic boat with toilet and cooking facilities, which was very handy. I will definitely do it again. Next time boat holiday"
- Sally Day
"Amazing day on the river bure 4th time on the broads on a day boat and for the price best boat we have hired great weather and scenery , staff friendly and helpful , was great having cooking facilities and toilet on board boat easy to control for beginner's, getting an ice cream on the river from an ice cream boat was an amazing way to to spend cruising the river, next time I hire will be with Barnes brinkcraft for a week holiday with some fishing included."
- Carl Robinson

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