NEWS



HAINES NEW MODEL PLANS

The 42 elegance pictured above is aimed at the inland cruising market in continental Europe. It will be laid out to give the living space needed for the long relaxed summer cruises that are becoming increasingly popular.
To be launched later in the year, the 32 Sedan will be ideal as a first boat or for the young family. The target price is £150,000.
2013 will see the launch of the 40 Sedan, an offshore cruiser with a 30knot performance. A large aft cockpit and open plan saloon will give plenty of space for living in comfort.
As sole UK agent for Haines we have close links with the factory and will happily arrange visits to review plans and see developments in progress.
 

NYA PLANS FOR LONDON BOAT SHOW

The NYA team will be at the London Boat Show in January with Haines.  Star of the show will be a new Haines 400 which is in build now.  We will also be happy to talk about Haines’ exciting new plans for developing a wider range of boats for the year ahead.

As well as the 400, NYA will be taking two of the pick of our used boats.  The current economic climate has increased demand for used models and brought some high quality boats to the market.

London Boat Show 2012, 6 – 15 Jan at Excel, London. Tickets and details www.londonboatshow.com

THE FUTURE OF THE BROADS

 The Broads Plan 2011 sets out a Vision for the Broads to 2030.  There are three key themes:      

       The long-term future of the Broads in response to climate change and sea level rise over the next 50 - 100 years,

       The sustainable management of the Broads including landscape and cultural heritage; agriculture and land management; biodiversity; and management of the navigation area.

       The sustainable use and enjoyment of the Broads, covering tourism, recreation and access.

To view and download Broads Plan 2011, see http://www.broads-plan.co.uk/.

NORFOLK BROADS BRIDGES UPDATE

Trowse bridge remains out of operation after a further crack was discovered as recent repairs were being tested.  Estimate completion date is 16 Jan 2012.

The restrictions on Carrow Bridge will continue until 23rd December. The lifting bridge is not operational and width restriction remain due to scaffolding.

More details at http://www.broads-authority.gov.uk/boating/navigating/bulletin-board-for-mariners.

 

UK MARINA DEVELOPMENTS

Northfleet: Plans have been announced for the development of historic docks at Northfleet in the Thames estuary to create a 300 berth marina just four miles east of The QEII bridge. The development, including shops, restaurants and pubs would be the only one of its type between London and Ramsgate. More info at www.northfleetharbour.org.uk/

Channel Islands: Proposals have been put forward for a new marina to be created in St Peter Port harbour. Guernsey’s Public Services Department has asked for tenders to be submitted for the installation of a marina in the harbour’s Careening Hard.



No decision will be taken on whether to proceed with the idea until  tenders have been examined.  Several previous plans to develop the Careening Hard have faltered in the face of local opposition. www.guernseyharbours.gov.gg/

BROADS LIFEBOAT STATION CLOSES

The RNLI has closed its South Broads lifeboat station at Oulton Broad, Lowestoft after ten years of operation. Its volunteers have carried out 194 rescues and saved two lives.  A review indicated that public safety on the Broads would be better served by transferring the assets to the Great Yarmouth and Gorleston lifeboat station.  RNLI