From £70 / per day

Half Deckers

We have six traditional wooden half-deckers available for hire, three Gunter rigs and three balanced lugsails. All of these ‘lil gals’ are great day boats and because they come with awnings are good for camping on too. Learn More

Learn to Sail Holidays

Perhaps you wanted to try your hand at sailing but never taken up the opportunity? Many people believe that sailing is the preserve of the wealthy and fortunate. In many respects this is still the case. Learn More

Special Offers

Looking for a great deal on a traditional sailing yacht with great sailing ability? Hunter's Yard has some fantastic deals all season long on Norfolk sailing holidays and sailing tuition. Learn More
From £352 / per 2 days

Cabin Yachts

You will need to be an experienced helmsman to hire one of our craft and good dinghy sailors really enough sailing our ‘Lovely Ladies’. Our craftsman built mahogany on oak traditional gaff sloop rigs have a boomed, self tacking jib and come furnished with 6’ 2” single berths. Learn More

Useful Information

Here at Hunter's Yard we have comprised a collection of all useful resources and information to ensure your holiday is as stress free as possible. Learn More


The Friends of the Hunter Fleet was founded in 1996 to maintain a continuing link with the many people who made donations in order to set up the Trust, to act as a “User Group” for the Hirers of the yachts and to help the work of the Trust. Learn More

Holiday Season from April to October – Book Now for 2021!

Enjoy a Skippered Sail on One of our Beautiful Half Deckers

Your chance to have a go under the expert guidance of one of our experienced skippers

Enjoy a 2hr Sail Skippered Sail on the Norfolk Broads aboard one of our beautifully maintained, vintage, wooden, half-deckers (day boats).  Bring your family and/or friends along to share the experience.  The price includes the boat use, skipper and buoyancy jackets for up to 4 people.  Children and well behaved dogs are welcome.

Sailing Holidays on the Norfolk Broads

Come and enjoy a truly unique sailing holiday experience on the Norfolk Broads with your family and friends. We offer complete self-catering holiday packages for families, friends and groups. Sailing experience is required, but if you’re a novice why not try one of our special Learn to Sail Holidays?

Popular Norfolk Broads Sailing Holiday Package Example –

  • Take the helm of one of our Lullaby Class Yachts – 4 Berth Cabins (with option for 5th person)
  • Ideal for families – Parents with children or young adults – with separate sleeping cabins
  • Sail only – the traditional Eco-friendly sailing holiday – low impact and environmentally sensitive
  • Onboard facilities include flushing toilet, gas cooking and equipment, comfortable sleeping bunks
  • Full Safety Equipment supplied – Fully supported by our Boatyard Team
  • 7-day Bookings – 2pm Saturday to 9am Saturday (alternative start times by arrangement)

For 2021 – Our largest yachts (4 berth) start from just £1,049 per week, 4 sharing; that’s just £262.25 per person for a week-long holiday! Our smaller yachts (2 berth) from just £380 for a 2 night short break

For decades we’ve been providing an amazing opportunity for people, just like you, to enjoy the beauty and peace of sailing on the Norfolk Broads. The Norfolk Heritage Fleet is unique; these classic yachts were built in the 1930s and are lovingly maintained for your pleasure.

Let us help you create a holiday package that fits your dreams and budget – Browse our website or call us direct now for personal attention – 01692 678 263

New From 2019!

‘Electric Quants’

Many of our beautiful yachts have been fitted with Torqeedo ‘electric pod’ units. Lucent was our first boat to be fitted with a unit for the 2018 season and ultimately proved to be a great success, so more of our ‘ladies’ have followed suit. Due to the popularity of the engines by the folks using them, the Trust has been given funding and donations for even more engines and these have gone to Luna, Wood Violet and Wood Avens. Please don’t worry, there will always be at least one of each class that will never have an engine fitted for our ‘sailing purists’. Certainly, Hustler 2 and Lullaby will never have an engine installed.

These engines consist of a folding propellor fitted closely behind the keel so as not to interfere with sailing.  The batteries are housed within the boat, and there is a simple to use control panel in the cockpit.   As a basic guide, to use the unit you switch the power on and the propellor will unfold itself… you then move the lever to provide backwards or forwards momentum.  When you’re done, return the lever to the centre and switch it off.  The propellor will then fold itself away ready for you to sail once again.  The power is there to be used in place of quanting when required, not to ‘motor’ around the Broads… what would be the fun in that after all?

There is a small additional charge added to the hire price if you want to use the units, £10 per day or £50 for a full week.  You don’t have to opt to use the units when you hire Lucent, Lustre, Luna, Wood Avens, Wood Violet, Hustler or Hustler 3 … you can stick with a trusty quant pole if you prefer… the choice is entirely yours!

Lighting and USB Ports

All of our Hustler Class yachts now come with USB charging ports.  Now all of our cabin yachts electric and battery powered lighting fitted.

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