Boat Safety

Broads Boating Essentials video guides



Part one – Preparing for your holiday

Part two – Staying safe

Part three – Man overboard

Part four – Mooring up

Part five – Navigating bridges

Part six – Crossing Breydon Water

Part seven – Ropes and knots

Part eight – Paddlesports


Part nine – Dealing with accidents

Top 10 boating tips

  1. Read your skipper’s manual – if you’re on a holiday cruiser, your boatyard should supply one on board.
  2. Always wear your buoyancy aid when you are on deck, getting on and off, or tying up your boat. You can also buy one for your dog! Step ashore, never jump.
  3. Keep an eye on everyone on board at all times (especially small children).
  4. Plan your journey before setting out by checking navigation maps and tide tables.
  5. Always have your ropes ready and drive into the flow of water when mooring up.
  6. Mind your head at all bridges, and remember to check clearance in advance of your trip.
  7. Don’t swim in the rivers and broads, there are lots of hidden dangers that can put you and others at risk.
  8. Don’t drink and drive on the water.
  9. Take care with barbecues and only use them in permitted areas, not on your boat!
  10. Stick to the speed limits and check your wash (the waves made by your boat).

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Terms and Conditions for
Self-Drive boats.


All prices include VAT, fuel and buoyancy aids.
£25 admin fee for any cancellations
All craft must be returned by stated time.
Deposits may be required for some groups at the companies discretion. 
Advanced bookings accepted on all boats – minimum of 4 hours hire with morning or afternoon slots available.
Call 01603 783043 for more information.
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We are easy to find, the entrance to Wroxham Launch Hire is situated beside the bridge at Wroxham on the A1151.

Wroxham Launch Hire

Kings Staithe
The Bridge Hoveton Wroxham
Norfolk, NR12 8DA


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