Simpson's Boatyard

Simpson's Boatyard, Stalham, Norfolk, England

Simpson's Boatyard, Stalham have day boats and picnic boats for hire. Enjoy the perfect day trip on one of their launches. A great way for exploring the River Ant and beyond for a different pace of life.

Simpson's Boatyard has been owned by the Simpson family since taking over Southgate's in 1945. In recent years it has been Stalham Yacht Services and Moonfleet Marine. The yard is now managed by the 2nd and 3rd generations of the Simpson family. They were born and grew up on the Boatyard and Staithe and it has provided them with an idyllic childhood and unique life, the likes of which only Arthur Ransome could have written. They are very proud to be maintaining a special piece of Norfolk Broads history and wish to be able to provide memorable holidays and exemplary marine services for all their customers and visitors for generations to come.

High quality 6 seater day boats.

10 Seater Picnic Boat with w/c and sliding roof.

8 Seater electric picnic boat.

All their boats are easy to drive and come complete with canopies when needed. Buoyancy aids are provided free of charge, and it is advisable to wear at all times.

Before you leave the boatyard you will be given instruction on how to drive, advice on speed limits and information on the local area with a Broads map. All that is left for you to do is to relax, and plan your first stop off point for a picnic or pub lunch!

Simpson's Boatyard is located by the historic staithe at Stalham, near the upper reaches of the River Ant and not far from Barton Broad. Easily accessible by road, it is just off the main A149 and has plenty of free parking. The centre of Stalham is close by with a wide range of local shops, and a Tesco store. Stalham is also home to the Museum of the Broads which is worth a visit.

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Day Boats (6 Seater)

1hr - £25
2hrs - £45
3hrs - £60
4hrs - £75
5hrs - £85
6hrs - £95
7hrs - £105
8hrs - £115

Picnic Boats (10 Seater with W.C.)

High Season (30 March - 30 Sept)

Monday - Sunday 9am - 5pm £185
Monday - Sunday 9am - 1pm £110

Low Season (1 October - 29 March)

Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm £160
Monday - Sunday 9am - 1pm £90

Electric Day Boats (8 Seater)

1hr - £30
2hrs - £50
3hrs - £75
4hrs - £95
5hrs - £110
6hrs - £120
7hrs - £125
8hrs - £130

Telephone - 01692 580 288


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