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Members will be aware that Swancraft will be ceasing their hire operation at the end of this season and that the fleet will be transferred over to Richardson’s at Stalham.

Swancraft will be concentrating on the boatbuilding and repair side of the business and I just wanted to draw member attention to the range of services currently offered.

As well as building the luxury Shadow range of boats Swancraft also offer a comprehensive and competitive repair service for all your needs including all aspects of fibreglass work, painting, winter maintenance, engineering and mechanical and electrical services.

Swancraft also offer a specialist service repairing and servicing Mikuni heating systems and also carry a comprehensive stock of off the shelf spare parts.

Please contact Paul on 01603 712362 to discuss your requirements or email sales@swancraft.co.uk

Many thanks :)

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Just to update members on the latest developments from Swancraft. The excavation of the new basin is pretty much complete, site cleared and new quay headings all put in. You can see from the photo which I took in early December, the new layout of the yard. Basically the original basin remains with the addition of new moorings formed from excavating the former grassed area between the office and stores and the main dyke. This will provide more mooring spaces with berths available for long and short term as well as visitor moorings. I should stress the photo was taken whilst works were underway, it has all have been tidied now.

Security will be well catered for as I understand CCTV is to be installed along with the existing boatyard lighting. The yard remains a working yard and staff will be around to keep an eye on your pride and joy. In addition the yard has its own private driveway and the main road access to the riverside estate is protected by a barrier and its own CCTV. Brundall is an excellent base with not only all the boatyard facilities but local shops and pubs close by as well as good road and rail access.

Swancraft will continue to offer full boatyard facilities including slipway, repairs, maintenance, engineering and a specialist service for Mikuni heating systems. They will also continue to build the luxury Shadow range of craft, one of which is under construction as we speak.

The moorings will also have the benefit of water, electricity, pump outs and diesel available which I understand will be a very reasonable 99p per litre at current prices. There is a large car parking area which has been raised slightly to avoid possible flooding.

The new Swancraft website is under construction as the previous one had to be taken down as the yard wrere still getting a lot of enquires about hiring. In the meantime it is advised to contact via email at sales@swancraft.co.uk or contact Paul on 01603 712362

Swancraft welcome enquires regarding moorings using the above contacts.

Many thanks



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Thanks for sharing the photos - it's really interesting to see how the old yard looks now. It was always so lovely to arrive there at the start of our holiday. The boats were always white and gleaming and shiny and the staff so welcoming. I hope they have all managed to find other work or are perhaps still needed at the yard.

I always let them take us down the dyke to the main river as it takes a while to get used to the handling again. But coming back up the dyke at the end of the week was always different ... just go very slowly!!

I hear there's a record rollover for the lottery draw tonight ... better make sure I've got my ticket. :)

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13 hours ago, NorfolkNog said:

Thanks Grace, yes the new moorings looking very smart indeed :-) 

And yes, you are right, buying a boot and mooring at Swancraft would be my life's dream :love

Sadly all I can afford at the moment is the fenders :cry

Still, there is the lottery............

There`s always the Syndicate option Howard, and seeing as you prefer winter cruising, you should get plenty of chance on Gooseander  :naughty::naughty:.  That said, you would be moored at Wroxham, but would be able to moor over night on one of their visitor moorings.

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I had spotted that on the BCBM website. I was going to drop you an email after winter maintenance to see how you are getting on. We talked about it at the Thunder AGM and visited the site at the same time you went to Faircraft but not enough votes for a move at that point.

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Thanks Matt yes we finally moved after all the work you put in and then I have done since. It is much better we have a good mooring easy to get to park at rear of boat. The move to Faircraft did not work once Sam left . Send your email and I will give you more details then. It is nice there pumpout on site now as well.

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