Boat Handling Videos

The Broads Authority have produced a series of videos, covering and overview of the Norfolk Broads as a boating holiday destination, through to detailed instruction and guidance on boat handling.

Introduction to the Broads and Boating Holidays

A general introduction to the Broads and boating holidays, including some traffic aerial video photography of the wonderful place which is the Broads

Introduction to Typical Hire Cruisers, Life Jackets and Footwear

An introduction to typical hire cruisers, lifejackets and footwear dos and don’ts, and a demonstration of boat controls.

Basic Boat Handling

Basic Boat handling instruction, including other river users you may encounter on your holiday, such as yachts, water skies and even power boat racing.

Do’s and Don’ts on the River

Meet the head Navigation Ranger who informs you of the dos and don’ts on the river. Things to consider when passage planning which will all help you have an enjoyable and safe holiday.

Reversing Your Boat and Turning Around

Learn how to reverse your boat and turning your boat around.

How to Moor Alongside

Learn how to moor alongside safely.

Securing Your Boat

Learn how to secure your boat safely at moorings, rond anchors, mud weights, and basic knots.

How to Moor Stern On

Learn how to more up stern on safely and efficiently.

Greener Boating and the Environment

Meet Andrea Kelly, Conservation Officer for the Broads Authority, and learn about the area’s wildlife, and how to care for the environment. Also sailing hire boats and advice on where to find safe moorings.

Passing Safely Under Bridges

Learn how to pass safely under bridges, bridge pilots, procedures and how to use gauge boards

Passing through Great Yarmouth and Tidal Navigation

Learn how to pass safely through Great Yarmouth, high and low water, navigational signs and markers in the area, passage planning, and mooring against the tide.

Rules of the River

Understand the general rules of the river to ensure your safety and pleasure on the Broads.

Are you looking for a Norfolk Broads boating holiday? If so, have a look at our entire fleet of hire cruisers.