Our lovely cruiser moored at Potter Heigham.
Blue Mist is a low-wash Broads cruiser built on a durable Aquafibre fibreglass hull. The sliding canopy is designed to pass under all Norfolk Broads bridges, though not every day of the year due to varying water levels. Potter Heigham bridge often provides insufficient clearance.
The bow thruster and mud-weight winch enable relaxed and comfortable cruising and mooring. A comprehensive induction / tuition cruise is provided for all new owners and advice is freely given at any time.
Spacious raised centre cabin - plenty of space for 6 to eat, relax, watch TV. The upholstery has been renewed in 2012. The diesel heater keeps the saloon warm on cool evenings.
The well-equipped galley. Everything you need for 6 right down to a cafetiere and champagne flutes.
Room for both the captain and 1st mate at the helm. Single lever control, switches for the mud-weight winch and the bow thrusters. The dash has been replaced during 2011.
Starboard side. If you choose to cook on board, you'll find everything you need for a full English breakfast to a Sunday roast.
Light and airy double berth up front.
There are two bathrooms, each with toilet, hand basin and shower. The aft cabin has it's own en suite bathroom, while the forward bathroom is shared by the double and bunk berths.
Double berth in the rear.
Blue Mist with her tender "Misty" cruising on the River Ant.
Misty is useful at busy times to access popular staithes when moorings are full.
Bunk Cabin, cosy accommodation for 2 or great for additional storage when 4 people are on board.
If you are not familiar with the Broads, here are a couple of pictures to show why we love to visit every year. Early morning, moored on Fleet Dyke, South Walsham Broad.
Great for fishing or watching Marsh Harriers hunting.
The saloon with the roof down, great for al fresco dining, and great views all round when cruising.
... And evening cruising on Sutton Broad. With over 120 miles of lock free cruising on seven rivers, there is always something new to see, whether your preference is for lively riverside towns and villages, or the solitude of quiet Broads and river banks.
Sutton Staithe is one of many places with a friendly riverside pub.