Eastwood Whelpton Sailing Cruiser Hire
Eastwood Whelpton Boatyard at Upton Yacht Station in the village of Upton on the Norfolk Broads, have been operating a fleet of very well maintained yachts both gaff rigged and bermudan for over 54 years at our well situated base at Upton Dyke, which opens up to the best sailing area on the River Bure.
Through ‘The Norfolk Broads School of Sailing’ our RYA training centre, based at Upton Yacht Station, we also offer a wide selection of RYA training courses ideal for complete beginners to yachting and those who wish to brush-up their skills before going on a flotilla holiday.
We are happy to accept short breaks on any of our yachts all season, Saturday to Tuesday or Tuesday to Saturday, but Tuesday to Tuesday can be arranged.
Our range of yachts are suitable for beginners through to experienced sailors.
All our yachts with the exception of Bootlegger have hot water, they all have electric fridges which can be kept on the whole time, and cabin heaters. The following have showers:
Tempest Class, Dawn Wind Class, Trade Wind Class, Windsong, Leda and South Seas.
Sailing holidays on the Norfolk Broads have been a traditional part of British life since the turn of the century - and are still unique and unrivalled.
Sailing on the Broads with family or friends, experienced or novice, can be your kind of holiday - whether you go for independence and excitement, for relaxation, or just for that sense of achievement.
If the wind isn't filling your sails, the onboard engine lets you easily dip into the real world of Broad-side shops, pubs and fascinating heritage sites.
Enjoy the wonders of the Broadland area with a week-long escape. Set off on visits to hostelries or a local attraction embarkment, and return to the much needed luxury comfort of your yacht at night to experience the beautiful sunsets over a mystical shine on the water.
Full week breaks start from 2:00pm on a Saturday where you will be given a comprehensive handover, and your return will follow at 9:00am the following Saturday.
Full week breaks are also available from Tuesday to the following Tuesday.
Day Boat Hire
On Site Fishing
Open - All Year
Open - Christmas
Open - Easter
Open - New Year
Tea & Coffee Making