Last week the Southampton Boat Show returned for its 46th year and once again, NYA were there with another beautiful boat. The Haines 32 Offshore made her world debut at this year’s show. After the success of the inland predecessor expectations were high so we were thrilled when the boat received such positive reviews. With the exhibiting boat being sold on the first day we couldn’t have dreamt up a better start.

Throughout the show another order was taken and several more seem sure to follow. The weather was ideal for this popular south coast show keeping the visitors and exhibitors in high spirits and boat sales abundant across the board.

Another great boat show was enjoyed by all. We can’t wait for London!



Yesterday marked the first day of the 2014 Southampton Boat Show and the world premier of the Haines 32 Offshore. A little over 24 hours later and our show boat is now sale agreed!
So far the new boat has received a very favourable reception and we hope this will mark the first of many sales.
We have noticed a constant flow of visitors on the pontoons and the weather is certainly helping with attendance numbers. Long may it continue!


NYA have closed out their Cruising Club 2014 season with another great trip. This East Coast Cruise saw a fleet of 16 boats depart from the Berney Arms with an ultimate destination being Ipswich Haven Marina. We reached Ipswich by around 1600hrs and at 1700hrs we all gathered on our lead boat Evita for drinks and to mingle. After spending the following day and night enjoying all this ideally situated marina has to offer we made our way onto Woolverstone. Despite some inclement weather through the week the Cruising Club were always in high spirits, proving it takes more than a little rain  to deter willing boaters.

This was our 6th cruise of what has proved to be a fantastic year of boating. If you have missed out on heading out with us in 2014, there is still time to take part in our 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.

There are only a couple of spaces left so make sure to secure your slot! Further details are available on our webpage  Ticket price is £35 per person payable in advance. If you would like to join us, please contact Louise on 01603 713434 or


With the massive influx of videos gracing the web of people braving freezing waters, it was only a matter of time before nominations started ‘pouring’ in for NYA to take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge. Many of our staff have already taken on the icy dare, all in the name of charity. But there were a few left to take it on.

During our recent Cruising Club trip to Ipswich we made sure no one was left out. Upon reaching the Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht Club on our return trip we lined up a selection of nominees on the pontoon alongside our lead boat, Evita. The height advantage that a 62 foot Sunseeker provides was invaluable!

Our brave crew was then doused in icy water from above! A special effort was made to make sure our Director James Fraser was adequately drenched! There was an extra £10 donation from one of the fleet to make sure Rebecca Fraser also got a good soaking.

There are a couple more members of staff left to take on the challenge which will be taking place over the next week so stay tuned to our facebook page for updates.

Our donations from the challenge will being going to, E.A.C.H. a charity dedicated to the children’s hospices of East Anglia. There will also be collection buckets in our offices if you would like to make a donation.

We would like to convey a huge well done to everyone who has taken part so far in this fantastic viral campaign.


On the 6th and 7th of September a vast array of boat and ships in all shapes and sizes will be taking part in the Annual Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival.

The two-day festival, now in its 15th year will return to the South Quay for another year celebrating the town’s proud maritime history.

With an array of vessels taking part including Dutch tall ships the Minerva and the Tres Hombres, the world’s only sailing cargo vessel operating without a back-up engine, will be in port. This event has great promise to entertain and stimulate the senses of boat lovers young and old.

Tall ships, small ships, life-saving boats and historic vessels. Add a mixture of all things nautical including shanty singers and the scene is set for this superb festival.