Over 90 years of Broads Adventures

Herbert Woods

Herbert Woods is the largest independent hire boat marina on the Broads operating over 120 cruisers with a 50 strong workforce who are dedicated to providing the highest level of customer service and making sure your Norfolk Broads adventure is one that will be remembered for years to come.

To maintain the quality of our cruisers our team of boat builders, marine engineers and upholsterers work tirelessly throughout the winter months maintaining the entire fleet. Each cruiser is craned out of the water and moved into the boat sheds to be fully inspected and any reparations or refurbishment work undertaken before the start of the new season. Following in Herbert’s footsteps, we continue to build our own cruisers here in Potter Heigham. This allows us to ensure that each cruiser is built to a unique design, to the highest possible standards and with the latest features and technology.

Warm Welcome

From the moment you arrive you can be sure of a warm welcome, you will be greeted by our helpful and friendly staff that will check you in and direct you to your boat or cottage.

Don’t worry if this is your first cruiser holiday our experienced staff will give you a full tutorial to show you how to use the controls and safety equipment on board and how to manoeuvre and moor the boat safely.  There is also the opportunity to go for a practice run on the river before departing for your holiday.

On board you will find a Skippers Guide which contains all the information you might need whilst out on the water to ensure your holiday is as safe and relaxing as possible.

Should you experience any difficulty with your cruiser, we offer 24 hour Emergency Assistance. Our team of experienced marine engineers are only a phone call away and will be more than happy to come out to assist you if the problem cannot be solved over the phone.

Potter Heigham

The Herbert Woods marina is located in the riverside village of Potter Heigham which boasts two pubs, a coffee shop and bakery, fish and chip shop and post office. Lathams stocks everything from groceries to deck shoes and for the angling enthusiast it has a well stocked fishing department selling tackle and fresh bait. Perfect for stocking up on those last minute items.