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Looking at the ‘Wyndham Vacation Rentals’ 2017 combined Hoseasons and Blakes boating holidays brochure, it’s interesting to see that there are, for the Broads, only 10 boat fleets and 5 houseboat bases listed namely:
Silverline Marine
Brooms Boats
Sanderson Marine Craft
Faircraft Loynes
Royalls Boatyard
Barnes Brinkcraft
Summercraft
Bridgecraft
Richardson’s Cruisers
Richardson’s Cruisers (Horning)

Along with
Buccaneer Houseboats
Hippersons Houseboats
Bridge Broad Houseboats
Wayford Park Houseboats
Moonfleet Marine Houseboats

A strange collection both in terms of who is there and who is not


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And now there are 9 as Royalls has been taken over by Barnes-Brinkcraft

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Hi Bill.

You can cross Royall's of that list Barnesbrinkcraft bought them out an month ago!!! So now down to 9!!!

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Interesting in respect of the number of Yards that don't go through them.

Herbert Woods
Ferry Marina
Freedom
Martham
Maycraft
Pacific
Maffett
Hunters
Eastwood-Whelpton

Houseboats
Whispering Reeds

Please add any I have missed

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There is the Broads Boating Co. at Acle to go on Brian's list.

Garry

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Another two  -  both quite small, and both hiring yachts, but technically 'hire yards' nonetheless:

Olivers Boats in Belaugh
Colin Buttifant at Womack


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Bill - its really funny this but we were just talking about this , earlier this morning!!

Doubt others agree with me, but I think the agencies killed the golden goose some time ago and it seems that once you get to a certain size, yards can now manage alone - plus of course the internet!! They can then offer a better service, and without having to pay what would be profit, to a third party!!

I believe at his last meeting with them, Len Funnell politely told them where to stick it and walked out!! Now whether a smaller yard can do that I am not sure but does size matter with the internet?

I suspect its much the same with holiday cottages - some stay with a "cover" group to get exposure , others hope the internet will serve that purpose.

I am sure there are pros and cons both ways but to an outsider its beginning to seem as broad as its long although contrary to popular belief, probably size does matter somewhat!!

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What matters most is good customers service , repeat bookings and word of mouth recommendations and that why the smaller yards do quite well , like take  Pacific's reputation for example , iv never personally hired with them but I know of those that have and nothing is too much trouble , sometimes if u get bigger the customers service tails off you become a number not a customer .

Richard


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