Boatyards on the Broads

The following is a list of boatyards providing services and facilities to hire boats and private boats on the northern and southern Broads. The list includes brief information on each boatyard.

River Ant


The Green by the Staithe at Stalham


Richardson’s have been offering boating holidays for over 70 years. This is a big boatyard with a fleet of over 290 boats. They have boats to suit all tastes and pockets in their Platinum and Classic fleets. The welcome at the boatyard is always friendly, their efficient staff will have you on the water in no time at all, boats are often ready before their scheduled take over time, something that can’t always be said of other smaller yards! This is my ‘go-to’ boatyard and has been for many years.

Water, diesel, pump-out, toilets, showers, moorings


Sutton Staithe

Sutton Staithe Boatyard

01692 581653

Water, diesel, pump-out, moorings

Ludham Bridge

Ludham Bridge Boatyard, River Ant

Ludham Bridge Boatyard

01692 668981

Water, diesel, pump-out

River Bure


Hotel Wroxham and the River Bure

Barnes Brinkcraft

Barnes Brinkcraft, a family owned and run boatyard situated in Wroxham on the River Bure. The boatyard has a modern fleet of over 80 cruisers from 2 berth to 12 berth.

Water, diesel, pump-out, toilets, showers, moorings

Faircraft Loynes

In 1880 John Loynes opened his boatyard beside Wroxham Bridge hiring out boats. The boatyard is still here today, owned and run by the Funnell family.

Water, diesel, pump-out, moorings


Summercraft is a well-respected family run boatyard with over 60 years experience. Their modern fleet of 2 to 8 berth cruisers include forward, aft and centre cockpit boats ideal for your family holiday on the Broads.

Water, diesel, pump-out, moorings

Bridge Broad Marina ( Landamore’s)

01603  859296

Water, pump-out

Landamore’s (Hoveton)

01603 782212

Boat maintenance and engineering services, including crane and slipway for launching and recovery.


River Bure at Horning

Southgates Boatyard

01692 631330

Water, diesel, pump-out

Ferry Marina

01692 631111

Water, diesel, pump-out, toilets, showers, moorings

South Walsham

South Walsham Broad

Russell Marine

01603 270262

Water, diesel, pump-out


River Bure at Acle Looking Upstream


Bridgecraft are another family run boatyard with over 55 years experience on the Broads. They have an excellent reputation for customer service. Their boats may be a little older but they get great reviews on the Hoseasons website.

Water, diesel, pump-out, moorings

The Broads Boating Company

01493 750283

Water, diesel, pump-out, toilets, moorings

River Thurne


Pleasure Boat Dyke, HIckling - Photo by

Whispering Reeds

01692 598314

Water, diesel, pump-out, toilets, showers, moorings

Martham Ferry

Martham Ferry

Martham Ferry Boatyard

01493 748291

Water, diesel, pump-out

Potter Heigham

Herbert Woods Tower and Potter Heigham Bridge

Herbert Woods

01692 670711

Water, diesel, pump-out, toilets, showers, moorings

Phoenix Fleet

01692 670460



Water, diesel, pump-out

River Yare

Thorpe St Andrew (Norwich)

Freedom Boating Holidays Boatyard

Freedom Boating Holidays

01603 858453

Water, Calor gas, pump-out


Brundall on the River Yare

Silverline Marine

Colin and Lesley Dye together with their son Robert own and run Silverline Marine. The boatyard established in 1972 recently won the Hoseasons Boating in Britain Diamond Award for exceptional quality and outstanding service. Their boats are highly regarded by their customers, many book for the following year at the end of their current holiday. The range of boats include small 2 berth boats ideal for couples up to 8 berth boats suitable for two families.

Water, diesel, pump-out, moorings

Broom Boats

Brooms of Brundall are probably the most well known boat yard on the Yare. They started hiring sailing boats in 1912 and offered ‘skippers’ to sail the boats and do the chores.  After a long absence Brooms are again hiring boats through the Hoseasons agency.

Water, diesel, pump-out, toilets, showers, moorings

Now you can charter a luxury Haines motor cruiser, it’s just like owning your own boat! There are currently two boats you can charter through Hoseasons.


Sanderson Marine at Reedham, River Yare

Sanderson Marine Craft

Sanderson Marine offer a friendly welcome from owner Colin Sanderson and a choice of 13 cruisers equipped for between 2 and 9 people.

Water, diesel, pump-out, moorings

River Chet

Loddon & Chedgrave

Boatyards at Chedgrave on the River Chet

Pacific Cruisers

01508 520321

Water, diesel, pump-out, moorings

Maffett Cruisers

01508 520344

Water, diesel, pump-out

River Waveney


Beccles the River Waveney and St Michaels Church

H. E. Hipperson

Hippersons, a long established boatyard offer for hire houseboats situated on the River Waveney within walking distance of the attractive market town of Beccles.

Water, diesel, pump-out

Burgh St Peter

Eddie II The Leaping Pike at the Waveney River Centre

Waveney River Centre

01502 677343

Water, diesel, pump-out, toilets, showers, moorings

All information is provided in good faith, please check with the boatyard before relying on any information provided above.

Pleasure Boat Inn, Hickling Picture courtesy of