May 2013 Newsletter

09 May 2013


At last, Spring has arrived on the Broads and as we are writing our newsletter the sun is out and the sky is clear, it’s a really beautiful day.  The Bank Holiday is just around the corner and it looks as if the good weather is going to continue so we can all enjoy the sunshine.

We do have lots to tell you this month, so grab a coffee and sit back for a good read!

May Bank Holiday Weekend

It’s not too late to get away, so if you haven’t yet made plans for the weekend, we do still have limited availability on our Cruiser Hire.  We have discounted our few remaining boats by 25% on normal tariff prices – so make the most of the long weekend and get out on the water.

To take advanted of these discounted rates, call our booking office on 01603 782625 or email  bookings@barnesbrinkcraft.co.uk

Customer Loyalty Scheme

We are pleased to announce our new Customer Loyalty Scheme which will start on the weekend of 3rd May.  All customers who have previously holidayed with us in the past 4 years, and who rebook with us direct, will receive a delicious local food Hamper supplied by Farm to Fork.  This will be delivered direct to the boatyard prior to your arrival for the start of your holiday.

There are two tiers to the scheme:

Thank You HamperFor hire terms up to £600
Hamper includes:- Small loaf, butter, free range eggs, bacon, ham, seasonal fruit and chocolate brownies.

Welcome Back Hamper – For Hire Terms from £601
Hamper includes:- Large loaf, butter, free range eggs, bacon, chipolata sausages, ham, mushrooms, vine tomatoes, salad leaves, salad dressing, seasonal fruit, local apple juice and chocolate brownies.

If you have any queries regarding the new Loyalty Scheme, please contact Mags on 01603 782625 who will be happy to help.

May Booking Offer

Up until the 21st May we are offering a ‘3 level discount’ on holidays booked:

  • Book 15-21 days before departure – receive 10% discount on brochure prices
  • Book 8 – 14 days before departure – receive 20% discount on brochure prices
  • Book 0-7 days before departure – receive 25% discount on brochure prices

These discounts cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers and of course are subject to availability.  We know it’s tempting to leave it until the last minute but with the good weather forecast to continue – don’t leave it too late and miss out!

Call our booking office on 01603 782625 to make your booking, these discounts cannot be applied online.

Horning Boat Show

This coming Saturday (4th May) the first Horning Boat Show will be will be held in the village.  Barnes Brinkcraft will be exhibiting so please do pop along and see us at our stand on the village green.  There is lots going on throughout the day for the whole family, parking and entry is free and we are holding a free prize draw.  Open 10.00am – 5.00pm

Norfolk Boat Sales Open Day

On Sunday 5th May Norfolk Boat Sales are holding an Open Day at their Brundall & Wroxham offices.  If you have have ever fancied owning your own boat, this is an ideal chance to have a look around the wide range of new and used boats for sale, they even sell some of our ex-hire craft which are always popular.  If you are already own a boat and are thinking of selling or changing, they do offer a full brokerage service.  Open 10.00am – 5.00pm

Bosuns Locker

Have you taken a look inside our ‘Bosuns Locker‘?  With the help of local suppliers we have put together some delicious treats which can be delivered free of charge to the boatyard prior to your arrival.  Hampers are full of locally sourced foods, carefully selected wines and celebration items including mouth watering Sponge cakes from our friends at ‘Sponge’ who are offering Barnes Brinkcraft customers 10% discount on orders until the end of May.

Day Boat & Canoe Hire

Our day boat office will open all over the Bank Holiday weekend and because of the weather forecast we are expecting to be really busy.  Don’t be disappointed, give Ian a call and reserve your boat  01603 782625 – option 2.

Don’t forget you can enjoy a quiet 2 hour early morning cruise from 8.30am-10.30am or an early evening cruise from 6pm-8pm for just £20.  Local business ‘Bouchon’ can put together a delicious picnic for you from their deli, even providing the wine if you like – just give them a call on 01603 784990.

Sara’s 3 City Cycle Ride, London – Brussels

On the 28th August Sarah Thwaites will be cycling 300 miles in 4 days (London – Brussels) to raise money for MNDA (Motor Neurone Disease Association).

This is a very worthy cause and Barnes Brinkcraft will be supporting her, if you are able to help by sponsoring Sara, please visit her fundraising page where you can make an online donation.

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.

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