At 10 o'clock on the 20th of May the Inaugural Brundall Boat Show opened to warm sunshine and a very pleasing turnout.
The days exhibits and events were put together by three Brundall based boat sales companies - Brooms, Norfolk Boat Sales & Norfolk Yacht Agency across our three marinas.  Along with lots and lots of boats and marine trade stands, there was music, food and hospitality.
After an unsettled week of weather on the build up to the event, we had everything crossed for Saturdays weather and were not disappointed.  We were blessed with a day of warm sunshine and convivial atmosphere.
We were so pleased with the event, we have already booked the date for next years show - 19th May 2018 - we hope to see you there!


The Tour de Broads is the region’s biggest not-for-profit cycling event which benefits several local and national charities. Our very own Chris Cooper took part in this in aid for McMillan Cancer Support.
There are two events, the Tour De Broads North on 20th August and the Tour De Broads South which was last Sunday 30th April. 

It was extremely well organised and there were several distances ranging from a family ride to 100 miles. Being relatively new to cycling, Chris took part in a 50 mile half century circuit which departed from Great Yarmouth sea front and wound its way through Gorleston, Fritton lakes, Somerleyton, Oulton Broad and on to Beccles and Gillingham. From there they turned back towards the Waveney River Centre, had a lovely cup of tea and a piece of flapjack, (thank you James Knight and the WRC), then Haddiscoe and over the Bridge at St Olaves back into Gorleston and on to the finish line at Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre. 

Chris had a target time in his head of 3 1/2 hours but wasn't fully convinced he'd even finish. There was a wicked South Easterly gusting 30+ mph but in the end he crossed the line relatively unflustered in 3 hours 28 minutes. He actually went home and cut the grass! So he thinks he'll be ok on the 100 mile century ride in the TDB North in August!!!

He had a brilliant time and would thoroughly recommend having a go!  He's intending to ride for the East Anglian Air Ambulance next time. 

Well done Chris, a fantastic effort.


Arrangements for the forthcoming Brundall Boat Show are well underway.  We have lots of varied and interesting exhibitors confirmed across the three marinas at Norfolk Yacht Agency, Norfolk Boat Sales & Broom Boats along with entertainment & food.
On the NYA site, our friends at East Hills Cafe Bistro will be serving food and drinks from their marquee 'on the lawn' along with live music from 'The Anyones' and also a performance from our favourite 'Hayley Moss'.
The exhibitors list includes:  
Haines Marine, Broads Beat, Burton Waters, Brian Ward Electrical, Beverley Transport, Norlsar, Tudor Print, Tombuoys, Waterzorbs, East Coast Motorboat Training, SeaDek to name but a few!
Come along and join us on Saturday 20th May between 10am - 4pm 


 Our East Coast Cruise in the week leading up to Easter was the most successful for several years. The wind stayed in the West & the sun shone all week.

The 15 strong fleet met for a Skippers Briefing at Reedham before enjoying a super Sunday Roast at the Reedham Ferry.

The following day we set sail for the very pretty marina of Woolverstone on the River Orwell. The sea passage was very pleasant in light seas and after an afternoon relaxing, the crews were picked up by minibus and taken to the Compasses Inn, a few miles down the road in Holbrook for a very sociable dinner and drinks.

East Coat Cruise 2017

The next day we had a lazy start leaving from Ipswich Haven Marina at 12 o’clock and going through the lock on free flow. Ipswich has always been a popular destination for our Cruising Club and the facilities at the Haven Marina are excellent and we are always warmly welcomed. We stayed for two nights before squeezing all 15 boats into the lock bound for Titchmarsh Marina in Walton-on-the-Naze.

The fleet enjoyed navigating through the Walton back waters following our lead boat Evita and under the watchful eye of our RYA Instructor, Chris Billson & our support crew.

A very pleasant evening followed and we celebrated the occasion of our Official photographer Denise’s birthday.

We left at 1300hrs the following day to catch the tide back up the coast to Lowestoft. We are always well looked after at the Royal Norfolk & Suffolk Yacht Club and this was no exception – excellent food and service and the crews who by now all knew each other really well, chatted over ‘several’ after dinner drinks.

East Coat Cruise 2017

The following day we had another leisurely start for the short trip to Great Yarmouth for a 1400hrs Haven Bridge lift.

Having enjoyed the Reedham Ferry hospitality so much on the way out, the entire fleet stopped on the way back for one more lovely evening!

A really super week with a lovely group of people – several first timers & new faces and a week of weather that we haven’t seen at Easter for many years.