Norfolk Broads,  Elite Fleet Hire Craft from Barnes Brinkcraft, Wroxham

We’re pretty sure that our hire boats are amongst the best cruisers you can hire on the Norfolk Broads.  These boats are bang up to date, with beautifully designed interiors, plus quite a few features you find on newer privately owned boats. They are a little bit more spacious, have cutting edge kitchens and bathrooms - check out Rhapsody, it even has a towel rail, wine cooler, solar panels and a stern thruster.

What’s a bow or stern thruster?

A thruster is a mini engine (well actually an auxiliary propulsion device) on the side of the boat that pushes the boat sideways.  Quite a few of our boats have bow thrusters which make mooring up (parking) easier, but Rhapsody is the only one in our fleet to have one at the bow (pointy end) and one at the stern (back). It means you can move the boat sideways, so no excuse for making a mess of parking up now!

Some of our hire cruisers are built with pretty cool black-out windows, see Serenade and Encore.  You can see out….but they can’t see in (unless you put the lights on!)

Each of these boats come with 2 free parking spaces, a small welcome pack (tea, coffee etc) toiletries, towels and a bottle of cava to start your holiday off in style.  Plus of course, everything you would expect and need aboard a normal hire boat

Wifi and Electronics

For those of you who find it more stressful to leave their email behind, the elite fleet hire boats do have built in hubs that provide the best mobile signal you can get without a sat phone.   Whilst the mobile signal is boosted it still relies on a mobile signal and there are still a few bits of the Broads National Park that mobile signals have yet to reach!

We provide you with enough data to keep most people’s emails current, but it won’t be enough to stream your favourite tv show or keep the average social media addicted teen topped up.  For that, you can purchase more juice as you require it.

The solar panels (found on Serenade, Rhapsody Quartet and Encore), inverters and shore-lines give you much better electricity supply than most hire boats.  So, they all come with 240v supply and normal electric sockets.  That means the boats will run a hairdryer, and a kettle, but you’d be pushing it to run both at once - and once the power is gone, the engine needs restarting to renew supplies.

To help you find our newest and most up to date hire boats more easily, we’ve grouped all the elite fleet cruisers together here.

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Brinks Rhapsody Class
Brinks Rhapsody Class
Electric Hybrid
Wi-Fi Bowthruster
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Hire from £905
Our first electric hybrid cruisers, built new in 2014,2015 & 2016
Tuesday | Saturday start
SLEEPS 6 + 2
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Brinks Tempo Class
Wi-Fi Bowthruster
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Hire from £695

Brand New. for July 2019 with improved build, design and tech.  Book online or Ring 01603 782625 for further information

Saturday | Tuesday start
SLEEPS 4 + 2
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Brinks Serenade Class
Wi-Fi Bowthruster
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Hire from £695
New Boats in this class built between 2017 and 2019, 4+2 berth (bed) Super modern low-line design and a light and airy interior. 
Monday | Tuesday | Friday | Saturday start
SLEEPS 4 + 2
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Brinks Concerto Class
Wi-Fi Bowthruster
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Hire from £635
Dual steering positions and comfortable accommodation for up to 6 people.
Monday | Tuesday | Friday | Saturday start
SLEEPS 4 + 2
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Brinks Quartet Class
Wi-Fi Bowthruster
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Hire from £675
Cruise in comfort and style, great accommodation for 2 couples.
Monday | Tuesday | Friday | Saturday start
SLEEPS 4 + 2
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Brinks Encore Class
Wi-Fi Bowthruster
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Hire from £519
This boat was built in 2017 season - A classic design single level cruiser with a modern interior. Our best boat for a couple plus room for 2 more if required.
Monday | Tuesday | Friday | Saturday start
SLEEPS 2 + 2
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Brinks Sonnet Class
Wi-Fi Bowthruster
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Hire from £479
 A modern single level cruiser that will pass under all Broads bridges at low tide.
Monday | Tuesday | Friday | Saturday start
SLEEPS 2 + 2
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