NEWS



NEW HAINES 360 MODEL

The Haines 360 is an updated version of the popular 350 model, with a new design which makes impressive use of the available space and gives a whole new feel to the boat.

Built on a semi-displacement hull, the 360 comes as  either a coastal or a river boat cruiser. The six-berth boat has two en-suite cabins with island double berths. The new layout offers an extended aft-deck seating area, a larger bathing platform and upgraded stainless steel handrail for a new look to the boat and greatly improved ease of access

The new design incorporates the latest bonded frameless window technology, and new style of furniture to create a contemporary interior.

Call us to find out more or see the boat in build.

ANOTHER HAINES 400 – SEE IT AT SOUTHAMPTON

The fifth Haines 400 since it’s unveiling last year is nearing completion and is already sold. Mr & Mrs Henderson from Kent have worked with Haines to select their particular requirements: semi-displacement Hull, two Yanmar 260HP engines and walnut timber finish.

The Hendersons,  who are trading up from a Fairline Phantom 43, will keep the boat in Chatham Marina as a base for cruising the Channel and the French Canals.

Although they will take delivery of the boat in mid July, they have kindly agreed to loan the it back to us for Southampton Boat Show.

We have, of course, now ordered a sixth 400 from Haines ready for the next buyer.

ESSENTIAL NAVIGATION AND SEAMANSHIP COURSE ON LINE

The Royal Yacht Association has launched an on-line version of the Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course.  The popular course is aimed at new and inexperienced skippers and crew, or those feeling a bit rusty, as a complement to practical on-water courses such as Powerboat level 2.

The new course requires about six hours of personal study at your own pace instead of 16 hours in the classroom.  You can see more information and a ‘taster’ of the course on www.ryainteractive.org.

BROADS BRIDGE DELAYS

The Trowse swing bridge remains out of action following a fault in testing.  Updates at http://www.broads-authority.gov.uk

SEE THE HAINES 400 ON THE RIVER THAMES

To introduce Thames boaters to the new Haines 400, Norfolk Yacht Agency will be hosting an afternoon reception at Harlyford Marina, Marlow on 25th June. By kind permission of Mr & Mrs Hansford, we will be showing their new 400 handed over in March.

The 400 has certainly captured the imagination since launch last year, with boat number five in build at the Catfield factory.

Champagne and canapes will be served from 12 till 5.  The event is by invitation only. If you would like a chance to see this stunning new boat, contact Matt Sampson at NYA.