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Electric Boat Charging Points


Electric Boats - Charging Points throughout the Norfolk Broads


Electric boats are a cleaner and greener way to travel, and the Broads has a network of charging points for them.

The points are operated with charging cards costing £1 from outlets throughout the Broads.

To support electric boating, the Broads Authority introduced a tolls incentive which gives electric boats a 25 per cent discount on annual tolls paid for other motor craft.

Charging points and card outlets 

Sutton Staithe - Sutton Staithe boatyard and Moonfleet Marine Stalham

Dilham Staithe

Potter Heigham - post office stores

Hoveton - Broads information centre and Norfolk Marine Chandlers Ltd

Horning - Post office and Tidings newsagents

Ranworth - Granary stores and teashop

Stokesby - Riverside tearooms and stores, Acle Bridge stores and Acle post office

Great Yarmouth - yacht station

Norwich - yacht station and Broads Authority (Yare House)

Whitlingham - Broads information centre

Bramerton - Snugtopz marine store, Ferry House Surlingham, Brundall Bay Marina, Broom Boats and Silverline Marine

Rockland Staithe - Rockland St Mary post office and stores and New Inn Rockland

Hardley Mill - Hardley Mill Trust

Reedham - Reedham post office and Quay ranger's hut

Loddon - Bridge stores and Rosie Lee's tearoom

Burgh Castle - Goodchild Marina, Burgh Castle Marine

St Olaves

Cards are also sold at Whispering Reeds boatyard, Hickling, at Jeckells and Sons, Oulton Broad, and at Mutford Lock Harbourmaster, Oulton Broad.


How To Use The Electric Charging Pillars


Step 1


• Only connect one boat to one socket

• Check your cable is not damaged and is a 

continuous length without joins

• Disconnect all electrical equipment

• Ensure all electrical connections are clean and free 

from moisture

• Arrange cable so it will not fall in the water if it 

becomes disconnected

Ensure cable is not a trip hazard or obstruction


Step 2


• Connect cable to boat

• Make sure the circuit breakers are switched on

• Lift pillar socket cover and insert plug

• Lift relevant card meter cover and insert card with 

magnetic strip facing up, arrows towards the meter

• Check the display, it will show £1 credit - the card is 

now used and should be removed and disposed of

• Check the small red neon light is on - it shows 

power is still available

• If you have followed these steps and the pillar is 

not working please report the fault to:

Broads Control 01603 756056 

or 01603 610734


Step 3 - Disconnecting


• Disconnect all electrical equipment on your boat

• Disconnect cable from pillar

• Disconnect cable from boat

• Replace all covers

• Please remember to disconnect before leaving 

the mooring

• Coil cable and store in a dry place


All information kindly supplied by The Broads Authority.  For downloadable leaflets and maps, click the following link

  A step by step guide and location maps