18th February 2013

New online Norfolk Broads boating guide

A new Norfolk Broads web site has been launched aimed at providing novices with boat handling advice. For all boat hirer's there is everything in one place with PDF charts containing river distances, maps, bridge heights, tides, moorings and much more. Also included is a page dedicated to the safe navigation of Breydon Water.

Webmaster Alan does not claim to be an expert but having been a regular Norfolk Broads boat hirer the for the past 42 years, he has designed the web site to promote the beautiful Norfolk Broads, and also provide advice and general information for people who may be considering or have booked a boating holiday for the first time. Additionally the site provides information charts useful to motor cruiser skippers at all levels of experience.

The site is totally voluntary and takes no funding whatsoever, and although in its infancy the online information has grown considerably and new content is being added on a regular basis.

Recently added is information on the very limited amount of hire craft with stern wheelchair access and a ramp for the partially disabled. It's a real shame that there aren't more boats suitable for disabled people. There currently seems to be no holiday hire craft that are designed for the disabled or can facilitate onboard wheelchair use. Maybe if enough people showed their interest to the boat agents and boatyards there could be suitable boats built in the future.

For further information please click Boating in the Norfolk Broads