Maffett Cruisers: Boating Holidays and Hire on The Broads
Maffett Cruisers is a family owned boatyard based in the Norfolk Broads at Loddon. We have been offering a friendly and personal service to our clients for over 30 years. It´s a nice feeling to know that they have enjoyed their boating holiday with us so much, that even the children are coming back to us with their children. It is so nice to welcome new faces as well as old, many of whom are now firm friends.
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All prices are per week and the week is Friday to Friday. The prices we quote are for the number of people shown.
Please note that you will receive tuition upon arrival, and also a full tour and inspection of your chosen craft. Both cruisers are tailored to suit different tastes. Each has its own individual features and style and we will be pleased to advise you on the best boat for your particular needs.
Merlin is a traditional style, all-wooden cruiser, ideal for novices. The boat features a rear cockpit with folding canopy, radiator in the shower room, 2 single beds or 1 double berth in an open plan cabin layout, Freeview TV/DVD Player, warm air heating, duvets and dralon cushions.
Swallow is an attractive forward drive, all-wooden cruiser, for two people, with radiator in the shower room, 1 double berth in the cabin, sunroof over the saloon, Freeview TV/DVD Player, warm air heating, duvets and dralon cushions.
Jay is a large craft with privacy for five people, rear cockpit, folding canopy, Freeview TV/DVD Player, stereo radio/CD player, warm air heating, duvets and dralon cushions. There are 1 single & 2 double berths in 2 cabins & the saloon.
General Facilities: A spacious budget cruiser with large picture windows providing excellent visibility and plenty of light, and offers a choice of two doubles plus two singles or three double beds in two cabins plus the saloon. Combi TV/DVD, CD/radio player. Aft access for easy mooring. 240v Electrics with standard 3 pin sockets, maximum 2kW. Hair dryer available on arrival. Mobile phone friendly - please bring own lead.
Kitchen Facilities: Well equipped galley with fridge & gas cooker (oven hob and grill) and microwave.
Bathroom Facilities: Two shower rooms with a toilet and wash basin in each.
General Facilities: A comfortable budget cruiser - ideal for a group of friends or a family. Spacious design. Electric sliding roof over wheelhouse and saloon. Radiator heating in all cabins via boiler (no need to run the engine to heat). Fully carpeted throughout. 240v electrics with standard 3 pin sockets, maximum 2kW. Hip bath in front bathroom with separate shower cubicle, plus second shower room with flush toilet and wash basin. Colour TV/DVD and radio/CD player. Bed layout can consist of 3 doubles & 2 singles or 4 doubles, plus a smaller child-size single in the front cabin. Mobile phone friendly - please bring own lead.
Kitchen Facilities: Well equipped galley with cooker (oven, grill, hob) and under-counter sized fridge.
Bathroom Facilities: Two shower rooms, each with a fresh water flush toilet and wash hand basin.
Price: The price includes boat hire inclusive of VAT, damage waiver, off road car parking, bed linen, buoyancy aids (for pets as well) and gas for hot water, cooking and heating.
Pets: If you don't want to leave the family dog behind we also welcome up to 2 well behaved pets at £25 per pet per holiday, but we do reserve the right to charge if extra cleaning is required because of pet hair, mud etc. Please do not allow your pet onto the beds or seats.
Boat takeover times: Collection of your boat will be 2.00pm on the first day and then needs to be returned and vacated by 9.30am on the final day of your holiday. A map of the Broads is supplied during your show through.
To book any of our boats an initial booking deposit of £100 is required with the balance of hire due 8 weeks before the start of the holiday. If booking less than 8 weeks before then full payment would be due.
Diesel: A fuel deposit of £50 is required for Merlin and Swallow. A £100 deposit is required for Jay, Kingfisher and Kestrel. This is to be paid with the balance of hire - any difference in fuel usage will be calculated on your return.
Booking Terms: Click here to view full booking & hire conditions.
Merlin's Internal Layout
Swallow's Internal Layout
Jay Length 32ft (9.75m) Beam 12 ft 3in (3.66m)
Kingfisher Length: 32ft Beam: 9.75ft
Kestrel Length: Length: 42ft (12.80m) Beam: 12ft 6in (3.84m)