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Hello Everyone,

Just to introduce myself, my name is Richard, 50 years of age. I have loving partner and she keeps me in order. I started boating on the Norfolk Broads in the early 1980's when my father purchased his dream boat an Ocean 38 (if memory serves correct that is, could have been 42 Im not 100% sure). From the early 80's to the middle 90's I enjoyed regular boating activities during the summer months, during the winter months it was so active but I was there. Then in the middle 90's I started my own family and my job took over everything, boating faded away and unfortunately when dad passed away his boat was sold and the Broads became a distant memory. In 2005 I moved from my home in Downham Market to Cornwall to start a new career as a Paramedic. 

With children I purchased a Motorhome and have since 2008 been motorhoming around the UK and Europe, then following a visit to Norwich I hired a day boat and then flame was re-lite !

Much google time later I come across the Captains Blog, wow if there was anyone who is enthusiastic about the Broads then that must be that guy (I think his name is Robin, sorry if I have it wrong). I have watched every video several times and the need for a boat is growing stronger. This where my partner comes in.........

My partner has been sailing all her life, I must admit I tried it a few times but not really my thing. After much discussion she has agreed that she is happy to sell her modest 60ft sail boat so that I can we can buy a nice boat, so the hunt starts. I live in sunny Cornwall so I have spent a little time in local marina's checking out the brokerages. Plymouth and Torquay have some nice craft but our limit is about £200,000 most of the craft there are out of our pockets. The hunt will continue.

Anyway, I look forward to reading and at some stage hopefully having a boat I can enjoy the Broads with again.........

 

Thanks

 

Rich

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15 minutes ago, waghorri said:

Hello Everyone,

Just to introduce myself, my name is Richard, 50 years of age. I have loving partner and she keeps me in order. I started boating on the Norfolk Broads in the early 1980's when my father purchased his dream boat an Ocean 38 (if memory serves correct that is, could have been 42 Im not 100% sure). From the early 80's to the middle 90's I enjoyed regular boating activities during the summer months, during the winter months it was so active but I was there. Then in the middle 90's I started my own family and my job took over everything, boating faded away and unfortunately when dad passed away his boat was sold and the Broads became a distant memory. In 2005 I moved from my home in Downham Market to Cornwall to start a new career as a Paramedic. 

With children I purchased a Motorhome and have since 2008 been motorhoming around the UK and Europe, then following a visit to Norwich I hired a day boat and then flame was re-lite !

Much google time later I come across the Captains Blog, wow if there was anyone who is enthusiastic about the Broads then that must be that guy (I think his name is Robin, sorry if I have it wrong). I have watched every video several times and the need for a boat is growing stronger. This where my partner comes in.........

My partner has been sailing all her life, I must admit I tried it a few times but not really my thing. After much discussion she has agreed that she is happy to sell her modest 60ft sail boat so that I can we can buy a nice boat, so the hunt starts. I live in sunny Cornwall so I have spent a little time in local marina's checking out the brokerages. Plymouth and Torquay have some nice craft but our limit is about £200,000 most of the craft there are out of our pockets. The hunt will continue.

Anyway, I look forward to reading and at some stage hopefully having a boat I can enjoy the Broads with again.........

 

Thanks

 

Rich

Have you tried Boats.co.uk in Essex Marina. I bought my boat there and can recommend them.

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I'm looking all over the UK and Abroad at the moment. Not 100% sure what we want and if I learned anything from my father it was view many boats and see what does and doesn't work. It's got to be something my partner likes and I do.

Ideally 45 foot plus but as I say I am opening to anything !

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Just now, Bound2Please said:

A very warm :default_welcome: to the NBN Rich and partner, from me and The wench (some call her Inge)

Charlie

Hello Charlie,

Thank you for the welcome and I should have mentioned my partners name, her name is Charlie funnily enough .....

 

Rich

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What do you want a boat for and why over 45ft .If it's for the broads only a bathtub shape will go anywhere, if a sea boat like Robins you are restricted to the Yare and Waveney then only if the bridges are working.For £200,000 you could get a new custom built one, speak to James at N Y A at Brundle.John

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What do you want a boat for and why over 45ft .If it's for the broads only a bathtub shape will go anywhere, if a sea boat like Robins you are restricted to the Yare and Waveney then only if the bridges are working.For £200,000 you could get a new custom built one, speak to James at N Y A at Brundle.John


Hi

Yes aware of restrictions that a larger boat has on the broads but I need something I can use on the broads and at sea.

I’m in contact with NYA at the moment and viewing a few boats over the next few weeks local to me.

Thanks

Rich


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