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Denise
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Another thread got me thinking...

Most of us have our favourite boatyards. It's no secret that my favourite is Pacific.

But my question is this... who has hired from the MOST Broads boatyards?

To start off, I've hired from;

Richardsons (well who hasn't!)
Hearts
Horning Pleasurecraft
Woods Dyke
Anchor
Pacific (5 times)

Six boatyards. Not bad, now who can do better?

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Jun-07-2005 @ 10:26 PM                           Permalink
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Can only list 4 we've hired from...5 if you count a yard name change...

Horizoncraft
Sabena Marine (awful at the time...took boat back after 1 day!)
Royalls
Belaugh Boats
Moonfleet

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In order
Dawncraft
Richardsons
Ernest Collins (twice
Brinkcraft (twice)
Harvey Eastwood
Hipperson (above old bridge)
Trail Marine (an offshoot of Faircraft)
Fineway
Connoisseur
Moores
Silver Line (3 times since 1991)
Herbert Woods (twice since1994)
Alpha Craft (twice since 1997)
Horizon Craft
Barnes Brinkcraft
Hippersons (present yard)
Moonfleet

(I had forgotten Barnes Brinkcraft)
Reasons for apparent lack of preference is due to the fact that there have been a number of different crews. This affects layout, our budget, boat availability and their preferred area ie The right boat in the right place. I have preferences but being a sad old boating nut I am happy to get afloat anywhere.
I also cruise other areas apart from the Broads.


BOF - Clive

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My list is as follows
  BARNES OF WROXHAM
  PORTER & HAYLETT
  PRIORY CRAFT
  RICHARDSONS
  ROYAL & SONS
  ASTON BOATS
  MAFFETT CRUISERS
  FENCRAFT
  VIP HARVEY EASTWOOD
  CASTLECRAFT
  HORIZON CRAFT
AND NOW WE ARE ONBOARD WHISPERING SHADOW WHICH IS A CHALLENGER SHARED OWNERSHIP BOAT.

regards john

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My list as follows, but sorry I can't remember the exact order

Ripplecraft - Somerleyton
Sabena Marine
Herbert Woods
Porter & Haylett
Bell Boats - Brundall
Bridgecraft - Acle
Stalham Pleasurecraft
Richardson's = twice
Castle Craft
Alan Johnson
Sandersons
Pacific Cruisers, Twenty nine times
One other yard in Stalham, about 1984 the name of which escapes me .....

update - thanks to BartonBill and B17 the unknown yard in Stalham has been identified as Mixer marin, the boat was Tahiti.

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First Broads holiday was 1962 and list goes like this with marks out of ten

Hearts Cruisers (Col. Ashby)     3 times     10/10

Hearts Cruisers (Pennant)        Once         4/10

Hearts Cruisers (Richardson)     Once         7/10

G Smith & sons  (70's)           4 times      10/10

Little Ships                     Once         9/10

J Loynes & son                   Twice        9/10

Dale Line                        Once      Worst ever

Poolcraft                        Once         9/10

C J Broom                        3 times      9/10

Maffett Cruisers (Col. Maffett)  Once         7/10

Maffett Cruisers  (John & Lynda) Twice        10/10

Hampton Boats                    Once         10/10

Pearson Marine                   5 times      15/10!!!

Womack Boats                     Once         6/10

V I P Harvey Eastwood            Once         7/10

Woods Dyke                       Once      never again

Barnes Brinkcraft                Twice        7/10                                                                  
                    
Add to that canal holidays and I think I'm addicted. Pity the other half aint!!!!

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Don't think I'll win the highest total number prize but maybe I can be unique in saying I've never been with the same yard twice! This is not down to not wanting to return to the yards I've been with (although Alphacraft comes the closest to this), just that we've picked the best boat for our needs at the time:

Norfolk Broads Yachting Company (the previous version at Wroxham)
Aston Boats (Loddon)
Mistral Craft
Hearts
Barnes Brinkcraft
Alpha Craft
Herbert Woods
Bees Boats
Pacific Cruisers
Silverline

This year we've booked with Richardsons for the first time so my record continues!

Simon

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In no particular order

Richardsons(no surprise)
Moores
Ernest Collins
Norfolk Broads Yacht co
Brister craft(dont think they exist now)
Woods Dyke
Aston boats
Royall and son
Brooms

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Jun-14-2005 @ 5:21 PM                           Permalink
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Simon I do hope you don't mind me mentioning it, but the majority of the yards you list appear to have either departed the scene or, changed hands probably since you booked. You are not some doomsday machine are you? Scared

I could have sworn the book said turn right at the yellow marker at Yarmouth. I think that was coming the other way! Bill...

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I've just seen the post about the Aston you turned into a convertible Jim......

Can I suggest a boatyard called Line Azzurio?


Sorry, I had vowed not to make comment on that subject .....

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