Narrowboat | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
No experience is needed. When you arrive you will be given a full demonstration of all equipment on the boat and a trial run to ensure you are happy driving and mooring the boat. If you have any queries our experienced team will make sure they are answered. You will also be given a manual providing useful information, instructions on operating your boat and reminders of safe navigation.
The boat have hot running water, at least one shower and pump-out toilet. The toilets may need to be pumped out during your holiday which can be done at boatyards along the way. The more you can use shore-based toilets the better!
Comfortable forward drive cruiser with two ensuite double cabins. Features include, sliding sunroof over saloon, forward well with seating, single level throughout. Forward and aft access for easy mooring. Warm air heating.
Warm Air Heating
Hot and cold water
Fully Equipped Galley
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: NORWICH, Nearest railway: HOVETON/WROXHAM|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2)|
All male, all female or all young crews may be asked for an additional security deposit of up to £50 per head in cash on arrival at the boatyard.
Please note that none of the boats operated by Richardson’s will provide electrical power to enable a nebuliser or any other electrical appliance needed for medical reasons to be used on board.
FAIR TRADING TERMS Please read this carefully. When you book
your holiday with us you are entering into a contract which binds
you and us in various ways. You’ll see we have clearly set out the
booking conditions with a list of responsibilities and commitments
we and you have towards each other. In making a booking you
warrant that you are 18 years of age and have the authority to
accept and do accept on behalf of your party the Terms &
1. Terms All terms are per week, for the boat as equipped and
described. Saturday dates are shown. For boats starting Sunday, Monday
or Tuesday, the previous Saturday charges apply; for Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday starts, the following Saturday charges apply.
Prices include VAT (where applicable) at the rate applicable at the
time of printing and are subject to change if the rate or application
of the VAT changes. In the event of a change in the rate of VAT during
the course of the year, your holiday will be invoiced at the new
amount of VAT unless you have already taken your holiday or paid
the balance in full prior to the date of change. Our Hire Invoice and
Booking Acceptance is not a VAT invoice.
• We reserve the right to correct errors in advertised prices
including our website. We will advise you of any error at the time
• We also reserve the right to correct errors in confirmed prices. In
this case, we will contact you as soon as we become aware of the
error. If the correct price is higher and you do not wish to pay this,
you will be entitled to cancel and receive a full refund of all monies
you have paid to us providing you notify us within 14 days of our
advising you of the error. We promise we will not seek to correct
any error in a confirmed price within 8 weeks of the start of your
holiday or more than 7 days after you make your booking.
• The time of take-over (subject to unavoidable delays) is normally
4.00pm or as shown on your Hire Invoice.
• You must advise your boat operator using the telephone number
on your hire invoice if, due to unavoidable delays in your journey,
your arrival time is likely to be outside normal working hours.
• Unless otherwise shown on your hire invoice your boat must be
returned and handed back not later than 9.00am to the boatyard
from which you started your cruise. You are always welcome to
moor at your boat operator’s boatyard on the evening before you
hand back your boat.You are obliged to leave everything in a clean
and tidy condition.
• If you fail to return your boat on time and/or in a clean and tidy
condition you are liable to an extra charge at the discretion of
Loss of any deck gear may be subject to a charge by the operator.
• Where the price of a boat is inclusive of fuel, then should the
rate of duty of that fuel change or be amended we may in those
circumstances have to pass on the charges to you.
2. Booking Confirmation The submission of the completed
booking form (or telephone agreement) shall constitute an offer by
the client and a contract shall come into existence if and when
Richardson’s issue a hire invoice and booking confirmation. The
contract shall be deemed to have been made at located booking
offices at Stalham and be subject to English Law and the exclusive
jurisdiction of the English Courts. In all cases these conditions of
Hire form the basis of your contract with us.
3.Number in your party No boat may normally carry more
persons than advertised in our brochure.
4. Payment When you book, you must pay the applicable deposit
Price per week or short break Deposit per boat
Up to £300 £105
Over £900 £180
• Your balance-of-hire money (together with your Fuel Deposit and
Security Deposit or Damage Waiver) is due and payable by you 8
weeks before the start of your holiday. Your Hire Invoice gives you
• For bookings made within 8-weeks of the holiday start-date you
pay the full monies at the time of booking.
• If the deposit and/or balance is not paid on time we may cancel
• We reserve the right to pass on to you any bank charges and
other costs we incur if payment is made in foreign currency or by
any other method not normally accepted by us or if we have to
represent a cheque or process late payments. The prices shown
in the brochure are cash prices only. Where you choose to pay by
credit card we will make a charge of 1.5% in respect of each payment
by credit card. There is currently no charge for debit cards. All
male, female or young crews will be asked for a refundable damage
deposit of £50pp on arrival.
5. Changes by you Once a booking has been confirmed to us,
should you require us to amend it or re-invoice you for any reason
then a fee of £20 will be charged. Up to 8 weeks before the holiday
start date you may change your boat to another one in the same
fleet within the same calendar year, subject to availability and the
payment of the above fee and any difference in the price. You may
transfer your booking to someone else / another party (introduced
by you) at any time providing you notify us in writing and pay the
admin charge of £20 and then any outstanding balance.
There are strictly no holiday date changes or downgrades within 8
weeks of your holiday start date.
You must check your hire invoice and booking acceptance as well
as other documents we send you carefully as soon as you receive
them. If any information appearing on any documents appears to
be inaccurate in any way you must let us know straight away. We
regret we cannot accept any liability to make changes if we are not
notified of any inaccuracy in any documents within 10 days of our
sending it out.
Note: Bookings may not be transferred to other parties after we
have received notification of cancellation.
6. Cancellation by You Telephone us immediately if you have
to cancel your holiday. Then on the same day send us by first class
mail your hire invoice or take this action through your travel agent.
Your cancellation is effective from the date we receive your written
notification. Your cancellation will be acknowledged by us in writing.
If you cancel up to 8 weeks before your holiday start date you will
lose any monies paid. If you cancel within 8 weeks of your holiday
start date you will lose any monies paid and are liable for the full
balance of your holiday.
All or part of your liabilities as stated above may be covered by our
Cancellation Protection if your reason for cancellation is one of
For early bookings we guarantee you an unconditional full refund
of the money you have paid if before 20th January 2012 you have
to cancel your holiday booked to be taken from 13th March 2012
7. Cancellation for a Qualifying Reason
When you book you are responsible for the full hire terms even if
you cannot take your holiday as planned. The owner has on your
instructions reserved the boat exclusively for you.
Our Cancellation Protection cover has very few small print
exclusions, there are no pre-existing medical exclusions under
this section. It provides the following benefits if it is necessary and
unavoidable for you to cancel or curtail your holiday because any
of the Qualifying Reasons have occurred since your booking was
1. If you cancel before the balance -of-hire is due and payable, we will:
• Relieve you of the responsibility for payment of your balanceof-
• Refund your initial payment less an administration charge of £20.
2. If you cancel after the balance-of-hire is due or has been paid,
• Refund your balance-of-hire (or relieve you of the responsibility for
payment of your balance-of-hire if it has not been paid).
• Refund your initial payment less the £20 administration charge.
3. If you curtail your holiday and return home, (provided that
everyone in your entire party cancels or curtails the holiday and the
holiday boat is left vacant) we will give you a proportionate refund of
the balance-of-hire paid less £20 administration charge. In the case
of multiple or party bookings where more than one boat is booked
at the same time, cover is assessed on each boat individually. Your
cover starts as soon as your booking has been accepted.
Qualifying Reasons: Death, accidental bodily injury, illness or admission
to hospital (including events caused by pregnancy or childbirth)
• of you or any member of your party.
• of any close relative, fiancé(e) or close business associate of you or
any member of your party.
• Compulsory quarantine of you or any member of your party or
your travel being prevented by Government restriction following
• Redundancy qualifying for payment under the terms of the Employment
Protection (Consolidation) Act 1978 of you or any member
of your party
• Unforeseen occupational posting in your present employment
or withdrawal of annual leave because of an unforeseen business
emergency of you or any member of your party
• Hi-jack of you or any member of your party
• You or any member of your party being required for jury or
witness service in a court of law
• Police advising you not to travel due to adverse weather conditions
• Police requiring you or any member of your party to attend
following theft at your home or place of business
• Damage rendering your home, or that of any member of your
1. Disinclination to travel
2. Claims as a result of any accident to or illness of your family pets
3. Any consequences of war and radioactive contamination and
4. Changes in your financial circumstances or unemployment, other
than redundancy as described above.
5. The administration charge of £20
The administration charge is to cover our costs and charges
incurred in the process.
6. Amendment and credit card charges are non-refundable.
How to Claim
Notify us in writing immediately the circumstances arise and supply
documentary evidence including medical certificates where appropriate,
to support your claim.
Please note: This is not an Insurance Contract. This is Richardson’s
own Cancellation Protection agreement with you.
NB. The operational risks of the vessel and insurance of the vessel
itself are protected by a group policy. Each vessel has a full information
pack which will be detailed to you on handover, detailing what
you need to know in the unlikely event that you need any assistance.
8. Cancellation for a Non-Qualifying Reason
If you cancel for a reason other than one of those listed in
Section 7, a charge will be payable by you to cover our costs.
These charges are set out below:
+Please note: The cancellation charge applicable will be equal to
the loss of deposit or the percentages shown, whichever is higher.
9. Cancellation by us We can cancel your holiday and any
other holiday we operate. On rare occasions, we may need to cancel
your Holiday. If we have to cancel a Holiday for any reason, we will
tell you as soon as reasonably possible. In these circumstances,
we will, if we are able to do so, offer you an alternative Holiday of
equivalent or closely similar standard and price at no extra cost, or
a less expensive Holiday, in which case we will refund the difference
in price. If you do not wish to take the alternative we offer you,
you can choose another Holiday from us and pay, or receive a full
refund of, any price difference. Or, if you prefer, you can receive a full
refund of any money you have paid to us, except for any amendment
charges. However, we will not cancel your Holiday within 8 weeks
of departure except if we are forced to do so because of unusual
circumstances we could not have forseen, where we could not avoid
the results of those circumstances even after taking all reasonable
care. No compensation will be payable in these circumstances,
whenever they happen, and we will only have to offer you the above
choices. We can also cancel if you fail to make payent for your
Holiday on time.
10. Boat Trial A free demonstration run is given to you at the
time of take-over. Whenever possible the person responsible for the
booking must be present.
11. Damage, breakdown & defects No responsibility will be
accepted by Richardson’s or the boat operator for loss of time or
expenses occasioned through accidental damage to the boat while
in your charge. No liability can be accepted for loss or damage or
expense which occurs as the result of any defect or breakdown
occurring during your cruise unless this is caused by proven reason
of the boat operator’s failure to adequately maintain the boat in a fit
state and condition or is caused by the acts or defaults of ourselves
or our employees.
Any defect or breakdown must be reported immediately to the boat
operator during your cruise so that steps can be taken to repair the
boat or remedy the service. (It is unlikely that trouble of this
Period before scheduled arrival
date within which written
cancellation notification is
More than 56 days
7 days or under
Cancellation charges as a % of
total costs (excluding amendment
and credit card charges which are
Loss of Deposit
nature will arise as every boat is carefully checked before the start
of each cruise).
12. Accidents Your boat is insured but you have charge of the
boat and are responsible for its safe navigation and for the safety of
all on board. Lifejackets for all members of your party are provided
as is appropriate and it is your responsibility to ensure that they are
carried on board at all times and worn where necessary. A fee is
included in the hire charge for the provision of insurance relating to
the boat. In the unlikely event of structural or mechanical damage,
however caused, no responsibility can be accepted by Richardson’s
for the loss of time or the cost of any alternative accommodation
or any other damages or expenses. In the case of any accident or
damage to the boat, to other craft, to waterway property, or to any
person, it is your responsibility to:
(a) find out the name and registration number of any other boat
involved together with details of the owner or hirer concerned
(b) to report these facts, together with the extent of the damage
to your Richardson’s boatyard as soon as possible
13. Your Fuel & Security Deposit Richardson’s operate one
of two fuel and security schemes. Details will be shown on your Hire
Invoice. You must pay your waiver or deposit with your balanceof-
hire ahead of your holiday. (See Condition No.4.) Any deposit
refund will normally be made to you by a cheque payment.
Option 1: Security Waiver Scheme: You make a one off
non-refundable Damage Waiver payment of £46 (£56 on some
craft). This gives you full cover in the event of loss of or damage
to your craft, it’s equipment and / or third party liability in lieu of
the Security Deposit described below except in the event that we
consider that the loss or damage has been caused deliberately or
by negligence or carelessness when we reserve the right to make a
charge for such deliberate, careless or negligent loss. You will also be
asked to pay a fuel deposit from which only the cost of any fuel used
will be deducted.
Option2: Fuel and Security Deposit Scheme: You pay
a refundable Fuel and Security Deposit of £300. This deposit, less
charges for fuel, will be returned to you when you have finished your
holiday, providing you return the boat and its equipment on time,
undamaged, clean and tidy, and without Third Party claim against you.
Any damage, loss and/or breakages to your boat or its equipment
will be deducted from your deposit up to the full amount of your
deposit. If any damage, loss and/or breakages are caused in excess
of the deposit you will not be asked to pay more (although you will
have to pay for your fuel on top) except where caused by the deliberate
or negligent act or omission of you or any member of your
party (including where the person concerned is under the influence
of alcohol, drugs or any similar substance) or any failure to comply
with these Conditions of Hire. In this case, the boat operator is
entitled to make an additional charge.
You are responsible for any charges made by waterway authorities
if you cause loss of water or damage to their property. You must
pay any such charges in full. They are not covered by your Damage
Waiver Payment and are payable in addition to any other deductions
from your deposit (regardless of how they were caused) even if the
amount of your deposit is exceeded as a result.
Additional Deposits: You may be asked for an additional deposit (of
up to £50 per head) at the discretion of the boat owner for certain
parties or for very large and/ or valuable boats. This is payable on
your arrival at the boatyard.
If additional cleaning of your boat is required on its return, an extra
charge will be made, and deducted from your deposit.
14. Linen/Towels Towels are not supplied with the boat linen
except for overseas visitors.
15. Layout plans of boats in this brochure and on our website
are for general guidance. They are not to scale and alteration to
accommodation during building or refitting may occur. Some boats
within classes have minor variations. Some boats have steps which
may not be shown on the plan.
If you have infirm or disabled members in your party you should
enquire as to the suitability of your boat when booking. Although
many boats may be suitable, some have steps (often steep and narrow),
and it may not be easy for you to board a boat from the bank
or towpath. Gangplanks cannot be provided or used.
If we reasonably feel unable to properly accommodate the particular
needs of the person concerned we reserve the right to decline or
cancel the reservation.
16. Production Boats Photos of standard production boats are
sometimes used for a class group of boats. As production boats are
not always finished in identical colour schemes, this means your boat
may be different in colour from the photograph.
17. Obeying the Waterway Rules You must observe the
Navigation Authority’s byelaws, including in particular, the rule that
you must not navigate after sunset, or before dawn and your speed
must not be such as would or may inconvenience or endanger other
users of the waterway.
On no account may you tow or be towed by other craft, unless you
have professional assistance as towing can be a hazardous operation
if incorrectly undertaken. Under no circumstances may your boat
be taken out to sea. Boats may not be entered in races or used for
No minor may control your boat without the supervision of an
No portable heaters, cookers or barbeques of any type, bicycles,
lighting equipment, TV sets or electrical/gas appliances (other than an
electric razor) may be taken or used aboard your boat without the
express prior permission of the boat operator.
18. Availability Your booking is accepted on the basis that your
confirmed boat will be available for your use in accordance with
these Conditions of Hire on your agreed start date. Unfortunately,
this is occasionally not possible. If your confirmed boat is not available
as agreed, this will almost always be due to events beyond the
company’s control (see Condition 20 below). If your booking has to
be cancelled (which we have the right to do) we will offer you the
choice of an alternative boat in the same boating area for the same
holiday period (at no extra cost) if available, or a credit note for
the full value of your original booking. Providing the cancellation is
not due to events beyond our control, we will also offer you a full
refund of all monies you have paid to us for your booking if none
of these options is acceptable to you.We regret that we cannot pay
any compensation or meet any expenses or costs you may incur as a
result of any such cancellation charge.
19. Unreasonable behaviour The boat operators and Richardson’s
have the right to refuse to hand over a boat to any person
who, in the reasonable opinion of the boat operator, is not suitable
to take charge. In such cases all hire charges paid to us will be refunded
in full but the boat operator will not have any further liability.
In addition, the boat operator has the right to repossess a boat at
any time if in the reasonable opinion the boat operator, you or any
member of your party is unsuitable to remain in charge because of
their age, ill health, inexperience, suspected or actual influence of
alcohol or drugs or any other reason, or because of irresponsible
behaviour which is causing or likely to cause danger to you or any
other person(s) or damage to any property. In this situation we and
the boat operator will have no further responsibility or liability and
no refunds, costs or expenses will be made or met.
20. Events beyond the boat operator’s control
Unfortunately, events beyond the boat operator’s control occasionally
affect bookings. When references made to such events in these
Conditions of Hire, this means any event(s) or circumstance(s)
which the boat operator could not, even with all due care, forsee or
avoid. Such events include:
• Destruction or damage of your boat (which cannot reasonably be
remedied to a satisfactory standard before the start of your holiday)
due to fire, flood, explosion, storm or other weather damage,
accident, break-in, criminal damage or any similar cause.
• Mechanical breakdown or other defect which develops during the
holiday which could not reasonably be forseen.
• Flooding, shortage of water, obstruction, repairs, damage or similar
event affecting any waterway, waterway structure or facility such
as a lock or bridge or navigational equipment which prevents or
affects you taking your confirmed holiday.
• Adverse weather conditions and tides (which may restrict navigation
and passage through bridges/locks).
• Shortage or non-availability of fuel for the boat.
• Late return by previous hirers.
• Industrial action, riots, civil strife, natural or nuclear disaster, fire,
war, threat of war, actual or threatened terrorist activity and all
We regret that Richardson’s cannot accept responsibility or pay
any compensation, cost or expenses where the performance of
your contract is prevented or affected, or otherwise suffer any loss
or damage as a result of events beyond Richardson’s control. This
includes any delays to and or restrictions in cruising to which you
may be subject (Richardson’s or the waterways authority are entitled
to impose restrictions in the situations mentioned above). However
if your booking has to be cancelled as a result, we will of course
offer you an alternative boat/date or if this is unacceptable a full
refund of monies paid.
21. Your Pet You are normally allowed to bring your cat or dog
with you. The charge is £30 per pet per week or part week (plus
£25 deposit per pet at Acle). You must tell us that you are bringing
your pet when you make your booking.
• You must bring your pet-blanket or pet-basket as pets are allowed
only on the clear understanding that in no circumstances may they
lie on the bedding or on chairs.
• Your pet must not be left unattended in your boat or elsewhere.
• If subsequent to making your booking you decide you wish to take
a pet with you (or you want to bring more than one pet), then you
must contact the boat operator and get permission for this.
• If extra cleaning of your boat is required after your holiday because
of your pet, a charge may be made.
• In the interest of visitor’s safety, and following government legislation,
we are sorry we are unable to accept the following types
of dog: American Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Fila Barsileiro and
Dogo Argentino even where these types of dogs are muzzled as
required by government legislation.
• Assistance Dogs - Registered assistance dogs will be accepted free
of charge subject to availability of suitable accommodation.
Registered guide and support dogs are allowed in all boats featured
in this brochure even if the boat description says that pets are not
allowed. If you or any member of the party have an allergy, we cannot
guarantee that a registerd guide or support dog has not stayed
in your chosen boat nor can we accept any legal responsibility for
any suffering as a result of animals having been there.
22. Comments or concerns You must notify any shortcomings
with your boat to the operator of your boat immediately so that
remedial action, if appropriate, can be taken.
Neither Richardson’s nor the operator of your boat can accept any
liability in relation to any shortcomings or claim of whatever nature
if you fail to notify the operator of the boat of any complaint or
claim during your holiday and write to us within 28 days of the end
of your holiday.
In the case of multiple bookings and one craft encountering
problems which inhibit the enjoyment of the cruise, no claim
can be made against the Operator, or Owner, in respect of the
23. Your Vehicles A charge is made for parking your car at
the boatyards.Your vehicle and its accessories and contents are
left entirely at your risk. We and the boat operators will not be
responsible for any loss or damage from or to any vehicle from any
cause whatsoever other than, in the case of negligence of ourselves
or our employees or agents.
24. Liability Neither Richardson’s, as agents, nor the Boat
Owners and Operators can accept liability for any damage, expense,
injury, death or loss of any nature whatsoever suffered by any
person(s) from any cause whatsoever other than, in the case of the
Owner(s) and/or the Operator(s) the proven negligence of him/
herself or his/her employees or agents or, in our case, the proven
negligence of ourselves or our employees or agents.
25. Personal Insurance You are strongly recommended to take
out Personal Holiday Insurance for your holiday. Details of Personal
Insurance are available on request.
26. Data protection policy In order to process your booking
and to ensure that your travel arrangements run smoothly and meet
your requirements we need to use the information you provide such
as name, address, any special needs etc.
We take full responsibility for ensuring that proper security measures
are in place to protect your information. We must pass the
information on to the relevant suppliers of your accommodation
and travel arrangements. The information may also be provided to
security or credit checking companies, public authorities such as
customs/immigration if required by them, or as required by law.
We will not however, pass any information onto any person not
responsible for part of your accommodation and travel arrangements.
This applies to any sensitive information that you give us such
as details of any disabilities, or dietary/religious requirements. (If we
cannot pass this information to the relevant suppliers, we cannot
provide your booking. In making this booking, you consent to this
information being passed on to the relevant person).
Your data controller is: The Richardsons Group. You are entitled to
a copy of your information held by us. If you would like to see this
please contact us. We will hold your information, where collected by
us, and may use it to inform you of offers in the future or to send
you brochures. If you do not wish to receive such approaches in the
future, please write to us.
27. Brochure & Website Accuracy We have taken care
to ensure accuracy at the time of publication of our brochure and
continuously with our website. However, information and prices may
have changed by the time you book. There may be small differences
between the boat and its description as we are always looking for
ways to make improvements. We will endeavour to notify you of any
material change or inaccuracy of which we are aware as soon as
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The East Anglia region
The Broads are popular with first time visitors and "seasoned" boaters alike.
Being the Country's largest inland waterway system, there are always new areas to explore year after year, and the added attraction of not having to negotiate locks is welcomed.
A Broads cruise means waterside pubs, restaurants, easy and abundant mooring places and a peacefully relaxed atmosphere that is the essence of every good holiday. If that appeals to you, the Norfolk Broads will not disappoint.
The beauty of a Broads holiday is its flexibility. The historic City of Norwich is well worth exploring with its two magnificent cathedrals, several excellent museums and the two new shopping mall developments are all waiting to be discovered.
To the East of the Broads are the famous golden sands of Great Yarmouth with its exciting seafront packed full of attractions and entertainment.
Both Great Yarmouth and Norwich offer plenty of nightlife for those with plenty of energy left at the end of the day, with a host of restaurants, clubs, pubs and cinemas to suit everybody.
The Broads are bordered by trees and tall reeds and are abundant with wildlife including ducks, coots, herons and Geese. The area is great for fishing and is famous for pike, perch, roach, rudd, bream and tench.