The Norfolk Broads

The Broads in Norfolk offer so many opportunities and to compliment the beauty of the area there is also a host of exciting and interesting things to do and see. Whether you are sailing on one of our day boats or cabin yachts, we at Hunter`s Yard are sure that you will find this section very useful and interesting.

We know just how stressful it can be to organise and book your holiday so the last thing you will want to do is have the added stress of planning your holiday too. So take your time, grab a coffee, and check out our useful information regarding the Broads and the surrounding areas.

Whatever your plans are for your holiday, you can search below from local tourist attractions, where to eat and drink, adventure parks, shopping, arts and culture, events, museums, plus so much more!

An introduction

Traditional Reed Cutting

Reed Cutting Today

Norfolk Broads with Simon Calder

History of the Broads Boating Holiday

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.

Enquire about our RYA Courses

Volunteer for Skippered Sailing