A warm, friendly Heather welcome

We are delighted to share Heather, an historic boat, artistic refuge and home for over a century, laying on the ancient Broads Waterways of Norfolk.

It is our aim to preserve the distinctive character of Heather, enabling future generations to enjoy her charms. We welcome you to explore the houseboat and bountiful riverside beyond...

Andrew, Timothy and Christopher

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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