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pets welcome
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Availability and Booking

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

PRELUDE

Brinks Prelude is due to launch for July 2022. This is our newest electric hybrid Norfolk Broads Cruiser.  A larger hire boat built for enjoying the best of the Norfolk Broads with your friends and family.

The boat is being built at the moment and pictures will follow.  You can get an idea of the finish by looking at Brinks Tempo

The top deck provides a comfortable seating area for the whole family. Including a picnic table and 2 sun loungers.

We can configure the cabins as 4 double beds or 2 double beds and 4 single beds.  You’ll find lovely big queen size beds in the fore and aft cabins.  You can also convert the saloon seating into a large double bed if extra space is needed.

Each bathroom has a separate, full-height shower cubicle. So no need to hide your loo roll before taking a shower on this boat

The galley kitchen is very well provisioned. It holds 2 full-size fridges, an induction hob, a full-size electric oven and a microwave.

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 frame the Norfolk Broads beautifully.

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 side-on entry and movement 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 literally get this boat to go sidewards

As you would expect from Barnes Brinkcraft, the tech onboard this hybrid boat is really good.  Brinks Prelude will cruise silently when the batteries are charged.  She will automatically revert to diesel when batteries are depleted.

Bow Thruster
Wi Fi Onboard
Dual Steering
Shore Power
Microwave
Warm Air Heating
Superior Battery Management
Wireless Phone Charger
Solar Panels
Start Days: Saturday | Tuesday
Price From: £247 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

Potter Heigham Bridge – No
Wroxham Bridge – No
Ludham Bridge – Yes
Beccles Old Bridge – No
Access under bridges is dependent on the tide height.  If in any doubt, please contact the bridge pilot
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 Saturday | Tuesday
Start date options shown in white.

Features

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

Brinks PRELUDE - Bridges

Potter Heigham Bridge – No
Wroxham Bridge – No
Ludham Bridge – Yes
Beccles Old Bridge – No
Access under bridges is dependent on the tide height.  If in any doubt, please contact the bridge pilot
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 on 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 (both 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

"Great service at Barnes Brinkcraft, Wroxham, great staff and a great Boat, will use this boat holiday company again"
- Alastair Fletcher
"Wonderful long weekend exploring the broads. The staff were so helpful and the boat was perfect for our needs."
- Michaela Wright
"Had a fantastic 7 days on phantom boat maybe an old boat but had everything we needed"
- Tina Stonestreet
"Just return from a lovely 2 weeks in Brinks Encore Plus 4. The boat was very clean and had all the mod cons, bedding and towels provided. This is a great little boat for 2 easy to handle and great to explore those hidden gems as it will pass under all bridges at suitable tide. Been boating in the Broads for many years first time just the two of us and the dog. Thank you Barnes feeling very relaxed already planning our next trip."
- Fiona McRae

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