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  1. I also had problems with Silents thrusters only working when they felt like it last October.I told the yard and they said they were aware of the problem
  2. The first thing I look for on a boat is an island bed, mountaineering over the wife a couple of times a night to use the bathroom is no fun.If price is no problem ,a newish Ferry Marina is a very safe choice.
  3. I have hired both Whisper Emblem and Silent Emblem, both times in October, and can not recall having to run the engine at moorings to recharge the batteries. These boats are all electric but we always cruised for hours during the day.
  4. If you select the boat first rather than do a general search using the dates,you can get a price.
  5. I am not sure price would be a problem as quite often with couples two are paying whilst with a small family only one is paying. The shortage of top end two berth boats is why you often see only two people on the larger top end hire boats.
  6. As someone who hires for 11 nights most October's, the disadvantage of shorter days is greatly outweighed by the ability of been able to moor at most destinations at any time and the weather is usually still quite good. Not sure i would be so kean on Dec,Jan or Feb.
  7. Having hired Gleaming Light 1 last year, I really hope Herbert Woods fit it out as a luxury 2 berth rather than another 4 berth.I,m sure there is a larger market for well thought out 2 berth,s rather than squashed in 4 to 6 berths.
  8. Ferry Marina's New boats may not be as pleasing to the eye for some but I find that their interior has an excellent layout and are very comfortable. They are very easy to handle and give great visibility from the upper helm.I am quite happy with the trade off to be able to hire this type of boat.
  9. I emailed Richardsons this morning and they rang me just after lunch.The 2 week holiday in May has become a 1 week holiday in late June on Swan Rapture with the partial refund i was due taken off my October holiday on Carousel.I just hope i,m not having another conversation with them in early June.
  10. I have a boat booked with Richardsons for 2 weeks from May 2.I expect they are waiting to see if the lockdown is extended before making any decisions.Although i do not expect the holiday to go ahead i would like to use the money i,ve already paid them to be used to pay for a boat i,ve got booked for October with them.At least that way they still have my money.
  11. With people being advised not to frequent pubs etc,whats the liklyhood of boating holidays being cancelled over the next few months ?
  12. Ferry and the Waveny River Centre are by far the dearest for 10 or 11 day holidays unless you can get a large last minute discount.
  13. Hello Susan I am on Silent right now and twice the thrusters have failed on me.I called into the yard when passing today and of course they worked perfectly.Apart from that it's a great boat.
  14. If companies are having to discount to get boats out,dosn't this imply a problem with their pricing in the first place?
  15. Ferry are offering 30% off selected boats on holidays taken before July 25.Why would anyone book a boat with them outside of the school holidays.You could save a large amount by waiting .
  16. Who decides whats sensible?Other full members ?
  17. If this is the "friendly forum",why arnt all members ,full members ?
  18. MrBlueSky


    Surely the destination that ticks most boxes as a place to visit when on the Broads is Beccles, as stated by others Brundall has far too few public moorings, one could say the same about Horning and Wroxham is just as difficult unless you can get under the bridge.
  19. I hired Whisper Emblem last year which is very similar to Silent Emblem and there was a thread on it in late October.
  20. So the more you shower etc, the more pumpouts you need
  21. All the waste go,s into the grey tank.
  22. You can take as many showers as you like Matt ,as long as your prepared to pumpout every couple of days.My gripe is that this is not really pointed out in the boats description .However it is pointed out in the handbook for the boat when you get aboard.
  23. Makes you think twice about showering every day :)
  24. The shower do,s not pump out into the river,nothing go,s into the river.Its all kept onboard to be pumpedout,hence the need for regular pumpouts.We had 4 in 11 nights.
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