Environmentally Friendly Sailing on the Norfolk Broads
Sailing Holidays - Day Boats - Sailing Tuition - In Norfolk, East Anglia

Cabin Yachts available by the week or for short break hire
Half Deckers by the day

Don't forget to join us on our Open Days for a 1 hour taster sail on Sunday 27th April

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Hunters Yard, Ludham, Norfolk, where Percy Hunter's unique fleet of traditional, wooden, 1930's sailing yachts awaits you. The Yard sits in its own private, secluded dyke in the heart of the world famous inland waterway, known as the Norfolk Broads.

Percy's 'Lovely Ladies' form a fleet of vintage, gaff rigged, fixed keel sloop Yachts equipped with self-tacking jibs. They have no engine or electric power; instead have oil lamps and a gas cooker and enjoy an enviable reputation for their superb sailing qualities! You really can get away from it all on these girls. However, because of the lack of engine you will need to have some sailing experience to be able to take one these 'ole gals' out please.

The 'girls' are even famous! - Lullaby was Teasel in the BBC production Swallows & Amazons Forever; we still have Teasel's transom and her dinghy Titmouse here at the Yard. More recently, Wood Rose was used by Griff Rhys Jones on his programme The Rivers.

Our Yachts are often used in modelling shoots, specialised sailing publications and are often referred to in the general press.

The Fleet is maintained to an extremely high standard by a small number of skilled and dedicated staff whose collective experience totals well over one hundred years!  Hunter's Yard is owned by the Norfolk Heritage Fleet Trust, a charitable trust, established to preserve the Fleet. The trust is actively supported by a Friends organisation, with a current membership of over 850 families, established to support the Yard's Fleet of hand built cabin yachts and wooden half deckers. Percy's 'Lovely Ladies' are very much cherished, loved and admired.

Come, sail our Yachts, feel the wind in your hair, listen to the water lapping against the hull and enjoy the sounds of our abundant local wildlife as you relive the tranquility and peace of bygone age.

For more information on Sailing Holidays, Sailing Tuition, Half-Decker Sailing (day boats), Skippered Sails, RYA Keelboat Courses or sailing on the Norfolk Broads in general, please give us a call.

Winter Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 8am - 4:30pm - Closed weekends

2014 Sailing Season

Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 8am-4:30pm
Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays

Cabin Yachts: 29th March - 3rd October
Half Deckers: 28th April - 10th October
2 Hour Skippered Sails: 28th April - 10th October

Open Day:  Sunday, 27th April - 10am - 5pm


 
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