We are planning an end of season cruise to Lowestoft on the 11th October.  Hopefully for some boats to go by sea to the RN&SYC and some by river to the Yacht Station at Oulton Broad.

 At 1800hrs at the Royal Norfolk & Suffolk Yacht Club, we will have a champagne reception followed by the screening of our new NYA Cruising Club Film.  After the film we will have a 3 course dinner followed by live music and dancing.

 Places will obviously have to be limited and allocated on a first come basis. Ticket price is £35 per person payable in advance. If you would like to join us, please contact Louise on 01603 713434 or


Last Saturday we kicked off our third novice cruise of the year, having been delayed by 24hours due to adverse weather. The ten boats that this cruise comprised of met at the Berney Arms on the Friday evening, ready for the off the next morning.

We held our usual skippers briefing at 0800hrs before making our way through Breydon for a 0915hrs bridge. We started with trepidation after being met with a blanket of fog but this soon burned away and left extremely pleasant conditions as the fleet, following our Cruising Club Lead Boat ‘Evita’, made their way towards Southwold.

This being a Novice cruise we kept our speed to 8 knots plus a couple of knots provided by the tide. By midday we had reached our destination and proceeded to spend another enjoyable afternoon with fair weather and great company. The late afternoon was spent on Evita for a few drinks before most sampled some excellent, local fish and chips!

The next day we made our way back to Haven for the 1500hrs bridge before making our way home.

These cruises have provided an excellent opportunity for beginner to gain some invaluable knowledge on boating at sea, as well as the chance to make friendships with fellow boaters.

The whole NYA crew have thoroughly enjoyed these ventures so far and can’t wait for many more!


This week the second Haines 360 to be built was completed at the Haines factory. This beautiful craft is now making her way over to the Southern Broads, ahead of a handover with her new owners later in the week.

The 360 has already received rave reviews for the excellent use of space as well as her gorgeous, sleek lines and this craft is no different.

This bespoke built boat incorporates the new Nanni T.270 engine, the first of the Haines range to encompass this particular engine model. Another new feature on this 360 is the side boarding ladder which has been added to this boat.

As the boat left the factory she was greeted by brilliant sunshine, hopefully a sign of things to come. We can’t wait to see her on the water!


After several weeks of careful consideration and calculations being made, we are excited to announce that the engine selected for the first 32 Offshore model and our Southampton Boat Show display boat, is the new Nanni T.270 engine.

Its low weight and impressive performance figures make it the perfect choice for this new model. Delivering considerably more torque at relatively low RPM, and weighing as much as 180kg less than some of the other engine options, the Toyota based Nanni engine fitted to the Andrew Wolstenholme’s newly designed hull will effortlessly achieve the low to intermediate planing speeds required by the discerning boater. Fans of twin engine installations are not to be disappointed though, with various options and alternative engine makes also offered.


It has been a busy year for our Cruising Club. As well as a trips to Woodbridge and Walton on The Naze we have also included three novice cruises to our itinerary and have now added a new destination to our list. London.
Our trip started on the 14th of June with a fleet of boats making their way first to the Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht Club before making their way on to the capital.  This Cruise also marked the maiden voyage of our new Cruising Club lead boat ‘Evita’.

While the weather took a turn for the worst on the Norfolk Coast, the boating gods seemed on our side as brilliant sunshine was enjoyed for the stay in London. The general consensus being that such a good time was had, when it came time to head home it was done so with heavy hearts.

We would like to extend big thank you once again to our support crew for making it all seem so effortless and to all of our fleet for your delightful company and companionship, we look forward to the next outing!