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Following on from feedback from our guests that it would be nice to have a boat to get out on the water in, we have bought a classic 1920's electric launch for our guests use. She is perfect for picnics and day trips around the Broads and small enough to allow exploration of the smaller upper reaches (ask us about Catfield Dyke!).

In keeping with our eco principles the boat has recently been converted to electric, making it ideal for bird and wildlife watching and an overnight charge will provide more than enough electric for a full day's exploring. This also means of course that all fuel (or electric in this case) is included in the rental price, no matter how much you use it during your stay. It has a rather wonderful art deco charm, with an unusual profile, chrome lights and fittings, cream leather seats and mahogany decks. The story goes she was originally built in Norfolk for the British ambassador to Malaysia for him to use on the Malaysian rivers during his time in office... she then spent time on the Thames before finally returning to the Broads to be fully restored and fitted with a modern electric engine.

The price to hire the launch is £300 for a week or £150 for a weekend or midweek. Our insurance company also require us to hold a £250 security/damage deposit, which is returned at the end of your holiday.

For more information on the launch please do contact us.