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Boat Hire:Norfolk Broads Direct-Faircraft Loynes

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Norfolk Broads Direct-Faircraft Loynes

Norfolk Broads Direct-Faircraft Loynes

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Faircraft Loynes was established in 1878 by John Loynes; it was taken over in 2003 and now operates under the name of Norfolk Broads Direct; although John Loynes’ name still remains. The fleet today is very different from those in John Loynes’ day, but our commitment to providing the highest standard of boats and customer care are the same as ever

At Norfolk Broads Direct – Faircraft Loynes we operate a policy of constantly updating our boats; this ensures that our modern fleet of hire cruisers remains one of the best on the Broads. You can choose from a wide range of stylish cruisers that cater for parties between 2-11 people

Our cruisers have been independently graded by Visit England. All have achieved a 4 or 5 star rating. We also offer Premier Cruisers which take the 5 star rated cruisers to a new level, equipped to the highest specification.

We are members of the Green Tourism Business Scheme. Therefore, we consider the environmental impact of all that we do. As a result of this we designed a special Low Wash Hull which is on over 50% of our hire cruisers.

All of the cruisers have a 240V electricity socket, warm air heating; colour TV/DVD player, radio/CD player and many have a PlayStation 3. PlayStation 4 or an Xbox 360.

If you would rather stay on dry land, we also offer waterside holiday homes. Choose from a two or three storey cottage, a single storey apartment or a two storey penthouse. All of our holiday homes have a fantastic view of the River Bure or our busy boatyard.

To choose your ideal cruiser or holiday home please visit our website or call 01603 782207 to speak to one of our friendly and experienced booking team.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsWelcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesDogs accepted

Opening details

Booking office opening hours:
March to October
7 days a week 8.00am - 5.30pm

November to February
Monday - Friday 8.00am - 5.30pm
Saturday - 9.00am - 2.00pm
Sunday - 10.00am - 3.00pm


Charges for individual hire cruisers and waterside holiday properties available on website: or free holiday brochures, telephone 01603 782207.


The Bridge,
Norwich Road,
NR12 8RX


See location of Norfolk Broads Direct-Faircraft Loynes on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TG 301179  Lat: 52.71137 Long: 1.40765

By Road:
On arriving at Norwich, take the A140 ring road to the junction with the A1151, signposted to Wroxham. Continue to Wroxham on A1151. You will find reception on the right-hand side, just before Wroxham river bridge.

By Public Transport:
Wroxham railway station is a 10-15 minute walk from the boatyard. Turn right out of the station, right again, then over Wroxham Bridge. Reception is on the left just after the bridge.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Wroxham station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted