The first of the new Haines 32 Offshore model is now in production, well in advance of its official unveiling at the Southampton Boat Show in September.

The brand new Andrew Wolstenholme designed hull, striking with its dark navy blue band, promises to deliver the performance and ride you would expect in this offshore model. Its extensive stringer and frame arrangement giving the hull the additional strengthening required for those rougher seas.

Inside, the layout does not stray too far away from its sister boat, the 32 Sedan, with a large island double forward cabin, a separate toilet and shower compartment and a generous galley. There are several additions in terms of safety features for any sea passage, as well as a clever design feature of a flexible settee arrangement and living space in the saloon and cockpit area


Mutford Lock is an essential part of southern broads boating providing a gateway between Oulton Broad and the North Sea for the local community and visitors to the area.
The repairs to the lock control system are now complete. Following initial testing and training, normal operation will resume from Tuesday 3rd June. 

Booking by arrangement with the Oulton Broad Yacht Station who can be contacted on 01502 574946. This is essential to allow staff to manage the high demand expected and to allow for any adjustments as the new system settles.


We have been inundated with entries for our annual colouring competition with some truly super entrants. They were all fantastic and picking a winner certainly was no easy task, but eventually we managed to narrow it down to our favourites from each age group and then eventually to our first place winner.
The prize winners are as follows: 

1st Place – Eve Chettleburgh, Age 6

2nd Place – Jack Kirby, Age 3

3rd Place – William Barrie, Age 8

1st Place Winner

2nd Place

3rd Place


The April showers appear to have hit us later than usual this year and with intensity however it certainly hasn’t dampened the spirits of boaters. Here at NYA we have seen an influx of first time boaters as well as the usual crowd, which has culminated in a consistent stream of boat sales.

 Business has also been booming for the NYA Service Centre with Speedo and Shaun being kept constantly on their toes.

Long may it continue!