Saturday 2nd April – Friday 7th October
Half Deckers and Skippered Sails:
Saturday 23rd April – Friday 14th October
Mon – Sat: 8:15am – 4:30pm
Sundays and Bank Holidays: Closed
When approaching Norwich from the South or West, join the A47 (Norwich Southern Bypass) and travel north-east toward Great Yarmouth.
Stay on the A47 until you reach the Acle Roundabout from here take the 2nd exit onto the A1064.
Continue on this road for 2 miles then turn left onto Main Road (B1152), follow this road for approximately 3 miles then continue straight onto High Road (A149).
Stay on the A149 for 1.3 miles then take the left turn onto Station Road (A1062), follow this road until you reach the junction and turn right onto Ludham Road (A1062).
Continue on Ludham Road (A1062) for 1.5 miles, just after you enter Ludham village turn left onto Horsefen Road, turn left again at the junction to stay on Horsefen Road.
Follow Horsefen Road past Womack Water Staithe and you’ll find us at the end of the road on the right.
Buses to Ludham are available from Norwich, Wroxham, and Great Yarmouth amongst other locations.
The closest bus stop in Ludham to us is the Church stop, which is approximately a 13 minute walk from the yard.
Once here you’ll see the Kings Arms pub on your right (as you face the road).
Head away from the pub, down the road lined with white thatched cottages. Be careful when crossing the road it can be busy.
Follow the path then turn right onto Horsefen Road, again be careful on this road as there isn’t a path, continue down the road past the Womack Water Staithe and you’ll find us at the end of the road on the right.
Trains are available to Great Yarmouth and Wroxham, but then you’ll need to travel by taxi or bus to reach us.
We look forward to seeing you!
We don’t ask for formal qualifications but expect you to have sailed recently as the skipper in charge. Good dinghy helmsmen have no difficulty sailing our boats but experienced seas-sailors can find Broads sailing a bit different at first.
Our boats are provided with a quant (a type of punt pole) and instruction is given on its use. We have a programme to fit electric flooding propeller motors to the cabin yachts and a number have already been fitted. These motors are not designed for sustained motoring but just to use in awkward situations, like getting off a leashore, mooring and bridges. Our day-boats are supplied with either oars or paddles.
Yes, and currents and tidal flows do affect sailing, particularly in light winds. Tide tables are provided on the boats or on the ‘Aweigh’ app. The tides do affect the clearance at some bridges too. The tidal range in most of the rivers and broads is normally less than 10cm.
Each cabin yacht has two drawers under each bunk (capable of holding the contents of a reasonable sized suitcase) and further storage beside the bunk. Storage space for suitcases/bags is limited so it’s best to unpack and leave bags in your car. There are two large drawers in the well for food storage and bulky items can be stored in the forepeak.
Our boats have no power supply for refrigerators. A good quality cold box will keep food cold for up to three days and we (and other boatyards) have the facility to re-freeze freezer blocks.