Norfolk Broads Holiday Boats for 2 People
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Norfolk Broads Boat Hire

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pets welcome
pets welcome
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Bedding provided
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Norfolk Broads Boat Hire

Are you looking for an unforgettable boating holiday on the Norfolk Broads? In that case, Barnes Brinkcraft Norfolk Broads boat hire can help you find the perfect holiday boat, as we have over 50 years of experience and over 80 boats to choose from. These range from luxury to budget boats, small to large, including hire boats ideal for first-timers. There’s plenty of flexibility on when you can start your holiday. Whether you want to start on Monday, Tuesday, Friday, or Saturday, we are the perfect fit.

Don’t forget to use the “best for” boat hire search filters to find a selection of hire boats that meet your specific needs. Barnes Brinkcraft will help you find the best hire boat for your holiday needs.

Call on 01603 782626 for assistance choosing the most suitable hire boat for your holiday.

Boat Hire On The Norfolk Broads – What You Need To Know

Before you book, there are a few important things to consider. From the layout of the boat, the number of berths, where it can be steered and controlled from (some boats have dual control locations). It would be best if you also considered the level of luxury and comfort you are looking for, read on to find all the information you need to make the most of your Norfolk Broads holiday boat hire.

Types of boats available for hire

Most boats available for hire for a week or longer on the Norfolk Broads are motor cruisers, with the choice of berths from two to twelve. These range from no frills boats to the latest luxury cruisers with many mod cons, such as extra quiet engines, superior batteries and management systems.

Features to look out for

When searching for hire boats on the Norfolk Broads, it’s often helpful to use the search filters we have added to the website to find the boats with the features you need. Here are some of the key features to consider.

Bow Thrusters, these devices are fitted to the front of the boat and have buttons or a joystick to make steering and manoeuvring the boat much easier in restricted spaces, such as when mooring.

Electric Anchor Winches are ideal when mooring in open water as it saves the need to pull the anchor up by hand, making it cleaner, safer and much less effort.

Dual Steering Arrangements, the smaller boats often have just one steering and control location, typically inside the boat. However, larger boats often have dual cockpits, with one being at a greater height and less enclosed, ideal for seeing over the reeds and for taking in the entire vista of the Norfolk Broads, but maybe too tall for some of the bridges.

Single Level Boats are ideal for those with limited mobility, particularly for using steps. These boats also tend to be lower, which means they can navigate a greater area of the boards as they can go under many low bridges.

Please read our guide “How To Choose Your Perfect Boat” for more information.

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Luxury Boat Hire Norfolk Broads Holiday Boats From Barnes Brinkcraft
Elite Fleet

PRELUDE

Sleeps 8 + 2

Brinks Prelude a New Norfolk Broads Boat Built by Barnes Brinkcraft for friends and family to enjoy...

from £208.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
duet_main
Mid Range

DUET

Sleeps 2+1

A light and airy cruiser with good accommodation for two people....

from £59.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
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Mid Range

ROYALL SATIN

Sleeps 2+1

A very comfortable and spacious boat for couples, very easy to handle....

from £86.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
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Mid Range

ROYALL VELVET 2

Sleeps 2+1

An extremely comfortable 2 berth cruiser with a 'walkaround' double berth.  ...

from £77.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
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Mid Range

ROYALL VELVET 3

Sleeps 2+1

The single level design interior makes this a great boat for anyone with mobility problems....

from £77.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
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Mid Range

ROYALL SWAN

Sleeps 2+1

A very spacious and comfortable boat, ideal for couples. ...

from £92.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
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Mid Range

SONNET

Sleeps 2+2

 A modern single level cruiser that will pass under all Broads bridges at low tide....

from £82.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
belmore_main
Mid Range

BELMORE

Sleeps 2+2

A practical boat for 'all seasons' boating fitted with a bow thruster for easy manoeurvering....

from £73.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
encore-plus-holiday-boat
Elite Fleet

ENCORE-PLUS

Sleeps 2+2

NEW 2020 and 2021 -  This boat is designed to get to parts of the Norfolk Broads that other boats c...

from £100.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
Brinks Encore Norfolk Broads Boat Hire
Elite Fleet

ENCORE

Sleeps 2+2

This boat was built in 2017 season - A classic design single level cruiser with a modern interior. ...

from £90.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
omega_main
Mid Range

OMEGA

Sleeps 2+2

A very spacious and comfortable cruiser, perfect for all seasons....

from £78.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
jazz_main
No Frills

JAZZ

Sleeps 2+2

Ideal for couple or small family, perfect for first time boaters...

from £53.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
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Mid Range

REGAL STAR

Sleeps 2+2

A stylish comfortable and easy to handle cruiser....

from £68.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
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Mid Range

BELMORE TC

Sleeps 3

A practical boat for 'all seasons' boating fitted with a bow thruster for easy manoeurvering....

from £67.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
blenheim_main
Mid Range

BLENHEIM

Sleeps 4

A very spacious cruiser for up to 4 people, wide side decks and easy access at the bow and stern....

from £91.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
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No Frills

RAPIDE

Sleeps 4

A dual steer cruiser with a spacious outside deck area to enjoy the sunshine....

from £80.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
Brinks Tempo - Luxury Hire Boat Norfolk Broads
Elite Fleet

TEMPO

Sleeps 4+2

New. Boats built from 2019 to 2022  A seriously comfortable boat with excellent electronics make th...

from £131.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
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Elite Fleet

SERENADE

Sleeps 4+2

The super modern low-line design, light and airy interior and flexible bed layout makes this boat a ...

from £121.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
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Mid Range

CONCERTO

Sleeps 4+2

Dual steering positions and comfortable accommodation for up to 6 people....

from £116.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
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Mid Range

QUARTET

Sleeps 4+2

Cruise in comfort and style, great accommodation for 2 couples....

from £111.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
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Mid Range

ROYALL COMMANDER

Sleeps 5+1

A perfect cruiser for families with the large raised centre cockpit saloon. ...

from £96.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
phantom_main
No Frills

PHANTOM

Sleeps 6

A dual steer cruiser with a spacious outside deck area to enjoy the sunshine....

from £84.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
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Elite Fleet

RHAPSODY

Sleeps 6+2

Our first electric hybrid cruisers, built new in 2014,2015 & 2016...

from £152.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
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No Frills

MERRYMORE

Sleeps 6+2

A good all-round family boat with easy access via the aft deck....

from £88.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
rexmore_main
No Frills

REXMORE

Sleeps 6+2

A great boat with very flexible accommodation, with one cabin converting into either 2 single berth...

from £99.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
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No Frills

ROYALL AMBASSADOR

Sleeps 6+2

A spacious cruiser with good accommodation in 3 cabins - central raised steering position. ...

from £117.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
melody_main
Mid Range

MELODY

Sleeps 7

A stylish modern cruiser with dual steering positions and outside seating area.  Making it an ideal...

from £130.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
Budget Cheap Norfolk Broads Boats For Holiday Hire
No Frills

CORSAIR

Sleeps 7

A dual steer cruiser with a spacious outside deck area to enjoy the sunshine....

from £84.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
romany_1_main
Mid Range

ROMANY 1

Sleeps 7+2

Sliding wheelhouse roof gives great visibility.  Super boat for families. It even has a small boat ...

from £97.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
Luxury Norfolk Broads Boating Holidays
Mid Range

LULLABY

Sleeps 8

A stylish and comfortable cruiser with dual steering positions and outside seating area....

from £166.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
harmony_main
Mid Range

HARMONY

Sleeps 8

Cruise in comfort and style, 4 double berths in 4 cabins...

from £139.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
supermore_main
Mid Range

SUPERMORE

Sleeps 8

Dual steering positions and very flexible accommodation for up 8 people....

from £148.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
concorde_main
No Frills

CONCORDE

Sleeps 8

A dual steer cruiser with a spacious outside deck area to enjoy the sunshine....

from £96.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
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No Frills

ULTIMA 2

Sleeps 8+3

A large & spacious cruiser, with lots of single berths.  ideal for two families or groups of friend...

from £118.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
emperor_main
No Frills

EMPEROR

Sleeps 8+4

A great cruiser for large parties or friends sharing, with accommodation for up to 12 people. **...

from £154.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
ultima_1_main
No Frills

ULTIMA 1

Sleeps 8+4

A modern, large & spacious Cruiser, ideal for two families or groups of friends sharing....

from £118.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
romany_2_main
Mid Range

ROMANY 2

Sleeps 9

Super boat for families with the steering position in the open plan saloon....

from £110.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver
symphony_main
No Frills

SYMPHONY

Sleeps 10

An older style but comfortable cruiser with plenty of room for large groups or families....

from £105.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit and damage waiver

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.

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Given the choice (which never happens) I’d visit the Norfolk Broads in May or June. The longest day of the year is on the 20th of June. Loads of daylight hours to enjoy a riverside walk, take...

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Paddleboard Hire on the Norfolk Broads We’ve seen loads more people hop on a paddleboard for a bit of fun and exercise recently. Paddleboard hire on the Norfolk Broads has taken off, It’s...

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This 3-day itinerary for the Norfolk Broads is quite a full one.  Many may take life a little easier and do a trip like this in a week.  The itinerary picks out some interesting spots, and there is...

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"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
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