Norfolk Broads Holiday Checklist

Useful things to remember to bring with you for your broads getaway.

Martham Boats supply all bedding (sleeping bags on the yachts and duvets on the cruisers), pillows and pillowcases, tea towels, dish cloth and floor cloth, 1 box of matches, 1 toilet roll plus all the galley equipment you will need for your holiday. Life jackets are also included in the hire unless you wish to bring your own.

Useful things to bring with you

  • 12 volt mobile phone charger (car battery) or a USB lead for phones, laptops etc
  • 12 volt hair dryer (we do have some here, so if you would like us to reserve one, please let us know)
  • Gas hair straighteners
  • Torch, radio/cd player, camera, video camera, batteries
  • Bath and hand towels, flannels
  • Foot wear – Wellington boots, deck shoes and trainers with tread. Slippers or warm socks for inside
  • Clothing – shorts and t-shirts for summer weather; coats, fleeces, jumpers and trousers for winter wear and waterproofs for wet weather
  • Sun glasses, hats, woolly hats, gloves also yachting gloves for rope handling
  • Sun block or cream, after sun, insect repellent, mosquito cream and a small first aid kit
  • Soap, shower gel, toothbrush and toothpaste, hand cream, personal medication and reading glasses
  • Books, magazines, e-readers, board games and cards
  • Navigation lights if competing in overnight races

Additional things to consider

  • Groceries
    There is normally a fridge/cool box area on some yachts and cruisers have a small freezer compartment. If the office has been notified in advance, we are happy to accept supermarket deliveries during office hours to our riverside office. There are shops, pubs and restaurants and take away services on the Broads where provisions can also be purchased.
  • Arriving by train
    We are happy to collect you from Acle during office hours, subject to prior notification with the office, and we can pick the customers and their shopping from Acle train station or one of the shops within Acle village.
  • Pets
    Remember to bring their beds, bedding, food bowls, leads, towels and buoyancy aids if required.

Most important of all – remember to bring yourself and a sense of humour.