16 boats joined us for an enjoyable cruise down the East Coast and into the Thames estuary. The usual mix of partying and getting used to cruising at sea was enjoyed by all.  You can see the full cruise report here.
Regular Cruising Club member Beryl Barker, who had vowed never to get into their recently acquired Rib, was persuaded by pledges of sponsorship for her favourite charity (and a glass of wine) to join others in run to the beach.
The Cruising Club is a convivial way of getting more from your boat while enjoying the company of like minded people. You can find out how to join here.


The latest Haines 400 on its way to a customer in London is the first to feature new synthetic decking in a choice of colours.  This striking charcoal black decking with light grey caulking makes a stunning combination with the black console.  More traditional offerings include a teak effect with black or cream caulking.


The Broads Authority holds its annual open day on 29 June from 10am-1.30pm at the  new dockyard and workshop at Thorpe.  There will be displays on the current work of the Authority, the chance to meet staff and hear management presentations.  Visitors are also being offered a short trip on the new patrol launch – the Spirit of Breydon. 


Well done to all who entered our colouring competition, given out to children at the Horning Boat Show in our goodie bags.  They were all great but we picked out our favourites from each age group.  The prize winners are as follows: 

1st Place - Peter Medler, Age 11

2nd Place - William Barrie, Age 7

3rd Place - Ellie Griffin, Age 9

Youngest Entrant - Bertie Beck, Age 2

1st Place Winner

2nd Place
3rd Place
Youngest Entry


The first Horning Boat Show proved to be very popular, there were approximately 5,000 visitors to the one day event.  The weather was kind to us, although a little windy in the morning .  The wind died down by the afternoon in time for our Pimms & Canapes event which was extremely well received.  Lumiere Rouge did us proud as always and the children enjoyed Dan the magician who spent most of his time making balloon animals! Thank you to all who attended - we look forward to the next one.
Photographs kindly supplied by Duncan Abel of Anglia Afloat.


Boatbuilder Sealine was placed in administration on Tuesday 30th April, a sign of the difficult times for the industry.  NYA has recently been appointed as a sub-dealer for Sealine, so we are hopeful that a buyer will soon be found for this excellent designer and builder of a distinctive range of boats.  NYA has no exposure to Sealine’s difficulties and none of our customers are affected by the administration.