September 1st will see the launch of two new river cruisers from Haines. Those of you have been following developments will finally be able to enjoy a private view before these exciting boats visit boat shows around Europe.
The 4-berth 32 Sedan is designed for river and estuary cruising. As well as Haines’ legendary build quality, it will offer a new stylish contemporary interior with luxury features such as an electrically operated sliding roof, bi fold aft patio doors and bonded windows. The first boat will be handed over at the launch.
The 42 Elegance is ideal for extended cruising on European waterways, with 6/8 berths and a luxuriously appointed interior with the space to accommodate family or friends in comfort. The full Haines range, including the popular Haines 400 offshore cruiser will also be on display.
The afternoon will be hosted jointly by Haines Marine and NYA. If you would like an invitation, please contact us.
Haines 32 Sedan taking shape in the factory  


Despite economic gloom and a wet start to the summer, the market for used boats is still moving. With a lot of hard work, NYA has had a good six months.
  • 140 boats sold
  • 30% stock boats; 70% brokerage
  •  total value £6.3 million
If anything, we could have sold more had they been available, so we are still looking for good used boats. We are sourcing and supplying boats around the country, with much traffic through our website and reliable transport arrangements.
According to James Fraser, there’s no magic bullet. “It’s just a case of working harder. Our team prepare boats very well to make the right impression.   We are also investing in smart new offices in Horning, right on the waterfront to make it more convenient for buyers.
We also find our part exchange offer works well. A Bentley Continental and a Motor Home have been taken in part exchange over the last year – and buyers found for both.”
So whether you are looking to buy or sell, we will work hard to a make a deal happen for you. 


We were nearly able to report that there were no problems with any of the bridges on the Broads. However, there is the wrong kind of oil at Trowse so Network Rail can’t quite make it swing reliably. But watch this space. 


When a valued customer wants a little help, we do our best to oblige. Chris Cooper was asked if he could add some style to a proposal of marriage to his daughter (it’s spring in the air again). So he arranged for Phil to arrive at a waterfront restaurant in a style not to be forgotten – in a Haines 35 Offshore from our stock. Needless to say, the right impression was created and the right answer given. Here are Nicki and Phil celebrating. Chris wants to stress that this is not a standard service.