Half Deckers

Are you looking to set sail on the Norfolk Broads? Search the availability on all of our boats to find the perfect one for you! Our Half Decker seasons start from April 16th and run to October 14th.

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£86
 

Brown Bess is particularly stable and easy to sail. She is a favourite of our customers who may have limited sailing experience.

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£92
 

Buff Tip is a Yare & Bure One Design that is also known as a White Boat.

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£101
 

If you are an experienced Half-Decker sailor then sailing her would be a real treat. She is a very special favourite for high performance sailing. Experienced skippers only please.

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£101
 

The Rebel Class are high performance craft and a rare treat for the experienced sailor, as these are the only 3 Rebels available for hire on the Norfolk Broads (at the moment).

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£92
 

As a Waveney One Design – she is a beautiful example of this ever popular sailing craft.

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£101
 

If you are an experienced Half-Decker sailor then sailing her would be a real treat. She is a very special favourite for high performance sailing. Experienced skippers only please.

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£79
 

These lovely Half-Deckers were built by the Hunter Family and are ideal for solo sailor, those wishing to refresh their sailing skills, and beginners.

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£79
 

These lovely Half-Deckers were built by the Hunter Family and are ideal for solo sailor, those wishing to refresh their sailing skills, and beginners.

Frequently asked questions

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.

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