spring on the riverside

Welcome, Ahoy

Heather is a traditional yet quirky houseboat, laying on the Broads Waterways of Norfolk and Suffolk. Maintained by two friends, she has been home to artists, holiday visitors and mariners for generations.

See on board the houseboat, visit the touring shop and relax on the riverside.


Christopher, Andrew

Christopher, Andrew

Public Staithes

Public Staithes

27 September 2012

Broads Cultural Heritage Day at Salhouse Broad




On Sunday 23 September, a fleet of craft new and old met on Salhouse Broad to create a visual time line of one hundred years of commercial boats, beginning with the wooden river cruiser HARRIER, built in the 1890's. The line finished with the glass reinforced plastic motor cruiser FAIR SOVEREIGN 3, built 2011.

Heather berthed alongside a pontoon, between the fine lines of the recently restored Wherry Yacht NORADA and Hunter's yachts. The houseboat represented the 1920's era. An informative souvenir guide was produced, with money raised going towards the conservation and access projects to the beautiful broad. People of all ages flocked to see the variety of boats and the range of stalls on the hill, leading up from the moorings.

Motor Catamaran DIPLOCAT was used to tow the houseboat to and from the broad and the Royall's again kindly lent us their marsh punt PLOVER, to use as tender.

Jason, Chris

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