Norfolk Boating Holidays for Over 60's With Limited Mobility
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Norfolk boating holidays for over 60's with limited mobility

Start date
Flexible +/- 3 days
Duration
No. of Guests
pets welcome
pets welcome
life jackets supplied
life jackets supplied
Bedding provided
Bedding provided

Norfolk boating holidays for over 60's with limited mobility

We’re often asked by customers, What’s the best Norfolk boating holidays for over 60’s with limited mobility.  There are plenty of people who have had a hip replacement or dodgy knee but continue to love holidays on the Norfolk Broads
 
We have quite a few boats with designs that make a boating holiday quite a lot more enjoyable for those of us who have a few creaking bones.  See our selection below, and read on for further advice 

Single level floors

The selection of boats below all have single-level floors. So once you’ve climbed into the boat there are no more steps into the galley or up to the front cabin
 
These are also the best boats for getting to the furthest reaches of the broads. The lack of a second steering position means that these are low lying boats. Many of which will fit under Potter Heigham bridge. Providing access to Hickling Broad and Nature Reserve.  You may need to step up into the driving position though.

Bow Thrusters

Choose boats with Bow Thrusters,  The mini engine in the bow of the boat is a great help. It makes it much easier to steer the boat when mooring up.  Ensuring you can safely step onto the quay heading.
 

Electric Anchor Winches

No more need to heave up the mud weight with these little beauties, just press the button and the mud weight pops up.

Low sides and wide decks

 
It’s also worth looking at boats with low sides and Wide decks, as these are much easier to manoeuvre around.   
 

Island beds

 Some of our boats note that they have island beds, meaning that you can get out of both sides. No need to climb over your partner to get to the bathroom in the middle of the night
 
Advice for safe boating with seniors
 
Safe boating advice does not change. there are clear videos here to help. And the use of life jackets, especially when mooring up remains very important.
All our boats have handrails to make moving around the boat safer, If you are not driving, make sure you hold onto one as you come into moor up!
 
We do have customers who visit us with oxygen cylinders. Please note we cannot guarantee the electricity supply on board.
 
Barnes Brinkcraft boats are not designed for customers using wheelchairs. We recommend contacting the Nancy Oldfield Trust for further options 
 
If you have any further queries please give us a ring. Our staff will be very happy to answer any queries you have about the best Norfolk boating holidays for over 60’s with limited mobility

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No Frills
Shore Power
Warm Air Heating

CYGNET

Sleeps 2+2

We've recently purchased this boat. It is similar to Brinks Brinks Belmore with an enclosed cockpit...

from £77.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit amd damage waiver
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No Frills
Shore Power
Warm Air Heating

CURLEW

Sleeps 4+2

The Curlew is new to Barnes Brinkcraft this year (from another hire boat yard). Previous hirers hav...

from £98.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit amd damage waiver
topliner_main
No Frills
Bow Thruster
Shore Power
Microwave
Warm Air Heating

TOPLINER

Sleeps 2

This cruiser has huge panoramic windows and is on one level throughout....

from £73.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit amd damage waiver
duet_main
Mid Range
Shore Power
Warm Air Heating

DUET

Sleeps 2+1

A light and airy cruiser with good accommodation for two people....

from £64.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit amd damage waiver
royall_satin_main
Mid Range
Bow Thruster
Microwave
Warm Air Heating

ROYALL SATIN

Sleeps 2+1

A very comfortable and spacious boat for couples, very easy to handle....

from £94.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit amd damage waiver
royall_velvet_2_main
Mid Range
Bow Thruster
Microwave
Warm Air Heating

ROYALL VELVET 2

Sleeps 2+1

An extremely comfortable 2 berth cruiser with a 'walkaround' double berth.  ...

from £79.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit amd damage waiver
royall_velvet_3_main
Mid Range
Bow Thruster
Microwave
Warm Air Heating

ROYALL VELVET 3

Sleeps 2+1

The single level design interior makes this a great boat for anyone with mobility problems....

from £79.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit amd damage waiver
royall_swan_main
Mid Range
Bow Thruster
Microwave
Warm Air Heating

ROYALL SWAN

Sleeps 2+1

A very spacious and comfortable boat, ideal for couples. ...

from £98.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit amd damage waiver
sonnet_main
Mid Range
Bow Thruster
Wi Fi Onboard
Shore Power
Fits Under Bridges
Microwave
Warm Air Heating
Superior Battery Management

SONNET

Sleeps 2+2

 A modern single level cruiser that will pass under all Broads bridges at low tide....

from £95.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit amd damage waiver
belmore_main
Mid Range
Bow Thruster
Shore Power
Microwave
Warm Air Heating

BELMORE

Sleeps 2+2

A practical boat for 'all seasons' boating fitted with a bow thruster for easy manoeurvering....

from £75.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit amd damage waiver
jazz_main
No Frills
Dual Steering
Shore Power
Microwave
Warm Air Heating

JAZZ

Sleeps 2+2

Ideal for couple or small family, perfect for first time boaters...

from £60.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit amd damage waiver
ladymore_main
No Frills
Shore Power
Warm Air Heating

LADYMORE

Sleeps 2+2

Comfortable accomodation for two people with open plan living space....

from £61.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit amd damage waiver
regal_star_main
Mid Range
Bow Thruster
Shore Power
Microwave
Warm Air Heating

REGAL STAR

Sleeps 2+2

A stylish comfortable and easy to handle cruiser....

from £84.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit amd damage waiver
royale_main
No Frills
Bow Thruster
Shore Power
Warm Air Heating

ROYALE

Sleeps 2+2

A really sporty cruiser, great for alfresco dining....

from £81.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit amd damage waiver
aries_main
No Frills
Shore Power
Fits Under Bridges
Warm Air Heating

ARIES

Sleeps 2+2

One of the older boats in our fleet, this is a traditional aft cockpit cruiser, perfect for fishing ...

from £60.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit amd damage waiver
omega_main
Mid Range
Bow Thruster
Shore Power
Warm Air Heating

OMEGA

Sleeps 2+2

A very spacious and comfortable cruiser, perfect for all seasons....

from £85.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit amd damage waiver
Norfolk Broads Boat Hire
Elite Fleet
Bow Thruster
Wi Fi Onboard
Shore Power
Fits Under Bridges
Microwave
Warm Air Heating
Superior Battery Management

ENCORE

Sleeps 2+2

This boat was built in 2017 season - A classic design single level cruiser with a modern interior. ...

from £104.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit amd damage waiver
encore-plus-holiday-boat
Elite Fleet
Bow Thruster
Wi Fi Onboard
Shore Power
Fits Under Bridges
Microwave
Warm Air Heating
Superior Battery Management
Wireless Phone Charger

ENCORE-PLUS

Sleeps 2+2

NEW 2020 and 2021 -  This boat is designed to get to parts of the Norfolk Broads that other boats c...

from £104.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit amd damage waiver
belmore_tc_main
Mid Range
Bow Thruster
Shore Power
Warm Air Heating

BELMORE TC

Sleeps 3

A practical boat for 'all seasons' boating fitted with a bow thruster for easy manoeurvering....

from £68.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit amd damage waiver
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Mid Range
Bow Thruster
Shore Power
Microwave
Warm Air Heating

BLENHEIM

Sleeps 4

A very spacious cruiser for up to 4 people, wide side decks and easy access at the bow and stern....

from £95.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit amd damage waiver
rapide_main
No Frills
Bow Thruster
Dual Steering
Shore Power
Microwave
Warm Air Heating

RAPIDE

Sleeps 4

A dual steer cruiser with a spacious outside deck area to enjoy the sunshine....

from £98.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit amd damage waiver
concerto_main
Elite Fleet
Bow Thruster
Wi Fi Onboard
Dual Steering
Shore Power
Microwave
Warm Air Heating
Superior Battery Management

CONCERTO

Sleeps 4+2

Dual steering positions and comfortable accommodation for up to 6 people....

from £129.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit amd damage waiver
braemore_main
Mid Range
Bow Thruster
Shore Power
Fits Under Bridges
Microwave
Warm Air Heating

BRAEMORE

Sleeps 4+2

Single level boat with nice wide side decks and good stern access for boarding....

from £111.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit amd damage waiver
quartet_main
Elite Fleet
Bow Thruster
Wi Fi Onboard
Shore Power
Microwave
Warm Air Heating
Superior Battery Management

QUARTET

Sleeps 4+2

Cruise in comfort and style, great accommodation for 2 couples....

from £133.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit amd damage waiver
serenade_main
Elite Fleet
Bow Thruster
Wi Fi Onboard
Shore Power
Microwave
Warm Air Heating
Superior Battery Management

SERENADE

Sleeps 4+2

The super modern low-line design, light and airy interior and flexible bed layout makes this boat a ...

from £142.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit amd damage waiver
tempo_main
Elite Fleet
Bow Thruster
Wi Fi Onboard
Dual Steering
Shore Power
Microwave
Warm Air Heating
Superior Battery Management
Wireless Phone Charger

TEMPO

Sleeps 4+2

New. Boats built 2019, 2020, 2021  A seriously comfortable boat with excellent electronics make thi...

from £143.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit amd damage waiver
royall_commander_main
Mid Range
Bow Thruster
Microwave
Warm Air Heating

ROYALL COMMANDER

Sleeps 5+1

A perfect cruiser for families with the large raised centre cockpit saloon. ...

from £98.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit amd damage waiver
phantom_main
No Frills
Bow Thruster
Dual Steering
Shore Power
Microwave
Warm Air Heating

PHANTOM

Sleeps 6

A dual steer cruiser with a spacious outside deck area to enjoy the sunshine....

from £91.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit amd damage waiver
merrymore_main
No Frills
Bow Thruster
Fits Under Bridges
Microwave
Warm Air Heating

MERRYMORE

Sleeps 6+2

A good all-round family boat with easy access via the aft deck....

from £102.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit amd damage waiver
rexmore_main
Mid Range
Shore Power
Microwave
Warm Air Heating

REXMORE

Sleeps 6+2

A great boat with very flexible accommodation, with one cabin converting into either 2 single berth...

from £111.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit amd damage waiver
rhapsody_main
Elite Fleet
Bow Thruster
Wi Fi Onboard
Dual Steering
Shore Power
Microwave
Warm Air Heating
Superior Battery Management

RHAPSODY

Sleeps 6+2

Our first electric hybrid cruisers, built new in 2014,2015 & 2016...

from £186.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit amd damage waiver
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No Frills
Bow Thruster
Shore Power
Microwave
Warm Air Heating

ROYALL AMBASSADOR

Sleeps 6+2

A spacious cruiser with good accommodation in 3 cabins - central raised steering position. ...

from £120.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit amd damage waiver
romany_1_main
Mid Range
Shore Power
Fits Under Bridges
Warm Air Heating

ROMANY 1

Sleeps 6+3

Sliding wheelhouse roof gives great visibility.  Super boat for families. It even has a small boat ...

from £114.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit amd damage waiver
melody_main
Mid Range
Bow Thruster
Wi Fi Onboard
Dual Steering
Shore Power
Microwave
Warm Air Heating
Superior Battery Management

MELODY

Sleeps 7

A stylish modern cruiser with dual steering positions and outside seating area.  Making it an ideal...

from £163.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit amd damage waiver
corsair__main
No Frills
Bow Thruster
Dual Steering
Shore Power
Microwave
Warm Air Heating

CORSAIR

Sleeps 7

A dual steer cruiser with a spacious outside deck area to enjoy the sunshine....

from £91.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit amd damage waiver
harmony_main
Mid Range
Bow Thruster
Wi Fi Onboard
Shore Power
Microwave
Warm Air Heating

HARMONY

Sleeps 8

Cruise in comfort and style, 4 double berths in 4 cabins...

from £162.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit amd damage waiver
Luxury Norfolk Broads Boating Holidays
Mid Range
Bow Thruster
Wi Fi Onboard
Dual Steering
Shore Power
Microwave
Warm Air Heating
Superior Battery Management

LULLABY

Sleeps 8

A stylish and comfortable cruiser with dual steering positions and outside seating area....

from £172.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit amd damage waiver
supermore_main
Mid Range
Bow Thruster
Dual Steering
Shore Power
Microwave
Warm Air Heating

SUPERMORE

Sleeps 8

Dual steering positions and very flexible accommodation for up 8 people....

from £169.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit amd damage waiver
concorde_main
No Frills
Bow Thruster
Dual Steering
Shore Power
Microwave
Warm Air Heating

CONCORDE

Sleeps 8

A dual steer cruiser with a spacious outside deck area to enjoy the sunshine....

from £110.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit amd damage waiver
ultima_2_main
Mid Range
Bow Thruster
Shore Power
Fits Under Bridges
Microwave
Warm Air Heating

ULTIMA 2

Sleeps 8+3

A large & spacious cruiser, with lots of single berths.  ideal for two families or groups of friend...

from £138.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit amd damage waiver
emperor_main
No Frills
Shore Power
Warm Air Heating

EMPEROR

Sleeps 8+4

A great cruiser for large parties or friends sharing, with accommodation for up to 12 people. **...

from £163.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit amd damage waiver
ultima_1_main
Mid Range
Bow Thruster
Shore Power
Fits Under Bridges
Microwave
Warm Air Heating

ULTIMA 1

Sleeps 8+4

A modern, large & spacious Cruiser, ideal for two families or groups of friends sharing....

from £138.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit amd damage waiver
romany_2_main
Mid Range
Shore Power
Fits Under Bridges
Microwave
Warm Air Heating

ROMANY 2

Sleeps 9

Super boat for families with the steering position in the open plan saloon....

from £133.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit amd damage waiver
symphony_main
No Frills
Shore Power
Warm Air Heating

SYMPHONY

Sleeps 10

An older style but comfortable cruiser with plenty of room for large groups or families....

from £109.00
per night
The price excludes fuel deposit amd damage waiver

Last minute availability and offers!

Frequently Asked Questions

No, you don’t need to have any experience or special licences to hire a Broads Cruiser. On arrival, we will give you a full demonstration on how to use, drive and moor the boat. You will also receive videos of how to handle a boat before you arrive

We provide a manual (both electronically and in hard copy onboard) to help you enjoy your holiday

Our experienced crew will be happy to answer your questions before you leave the yard.

We would recommend at least one member of your crew have good mobility, for moving about the deck and mooring

On arrival at the boatyard, find yourself a temporary parking space outside reception.

A member of our team will direct you to your boat, getting your car as near as possible to the boat so you can unpack

Once you are ready, make your way back to reception with your car keys and paperwork for check in.

We’ll book you in for your trial run at that point, We customise your tuition to suit your needs.

If the boat is not quite ready, we’ll take your mobile telephone number and contact you as soon as you can go onboard

Boats will usually be available between 2 and 4 pm. We need them back at 9 am on your day of departure
 
Some will be available earlier, but we can’t guarantee which boats will be ready early
 
Each boat is
Pumped out (sewage removed from toilet tanks)
Filled up with fuel and water
Serviced by both the engineers and boat builders
Cleaned inside and out
Inspected by our head cleaner
 
We’re never quite sure what we will find when the boats return, which is why we don’t give you an exact pick up time.
Yes, please give us a ring to let us know and we’ll let you know where your boat is so you can go onboard when you arrive. We usually move the boat to just outside reception so it’s easy to find.
 
In the morning we will go through the check-in and trial run with you
 
For safety reasons you must not take the boat out of the yard until you have had a trial run.

Yes, by 9 am please, ready for our staff to get on board and sort her out for the next customers

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