Oliver’s Sailing Holidays offers quality, classic Norfolk Broads sailing yachts to hire for your holidays. Our cruisers are designed specifically for the broads and so excel in the unique landscape of the Norfolk rivers and lakes. Each yacht is tailored for maximum performance, comfort and ease of use, leaving you free to enjoy the thrill of sailing and the natural beauty of the broads.
Our Yachts have a racing pedigree, each with exceptional sailing and handling qualities. They are spacious and comfortable, making them the perfect choice for a holiday which is at once adventurous and relaxing. Each comes fitted with an inboard engine, hot water, a shower, heating and well equipped cooking facilities.
All our boats are supplied with crockery, bedding and towels, plus a complimentary hamper full of lovely food for you to enjoy.
Pack a some clothes and a good book. We’ll take care of the rest.
We are located at the peaceful town of Martham, on the Norfolk broads.
The Broads are made up of 120 miles of stunning rivers and lakes. As a National Park it features spectacular wild life and countryside that has remained unchanged for hundreds of years. Most of the broads can only be reached by water and represent a slower pace of life so make the right choice, put the clock back, leave the pace of the 21st century behind and enjoy a stately paced sailing holiday on the Broads.
Welcome pack includes two tea towels, washing up liquid, dish cloths, toilet rolls x4. Enough Tea, coffee, milk for a couple of days, half a dozen free range eggs, free range bacon and a home made cake. Duvets, pillows and sheets provided. Toilet and shower closet with pull out sink. Hot and cold running water available throughout the boat. 28 feet long by 9.6 feet wide (plus small bow sprit). Inboard Yanmar Diesel Engine. Gaff Rig with integral topsail 615 sq ft sail area Accommodation for 5 people in two cabins plus one extra person in the cockpit. Large cockpit with sturdy removable table.
We have squeezed 8 around the table for a meal. The first cabin has a removable table that 5 people can be seated for meals and social occasions. Full length lifting roof, providing 6 feet of standing room. Blown air heating. Large galley (cooking area) with double gas hob, grill, oven, sink, draining board and storage cupboards. Fridge. The boat is well stocked with china, cutlery, glasses, good quality saucepans and a large non stick frying pan. Pets accepted on Bright Spark
USB Charging Points available on both sailing cruisers.
Included in the hire cost of your boat is a 45 minutes session of boat familiarisation, including how to lower/raise the mast for bridges.
You may purchase additional Boat familiaristion tailored for your specific needs and level of experience.
If you have limited sailing experience, 2-3 sailing sessions with our sailing tutor, should give you enough experience to hire one of our boat for a sailing holiday.
Sailing sessions cost £30 per hour. Minimum 2 hours.
Our sailing tutor is Bob Jones. After taking early retirement from his day job, Bob has been delivering Yachts to the Canary islands. He currently volunteers for the Leila Sailing Trust which arranges sailing holidays for disadvantaged teenagers. These trips involve training young adults how to sail on the sea for up to 5 days; he assures us this is very rewarding, if exhausting.