For a business that has been around for 50 years, Richardson’s Boating Holidays offers a remarkably modern website, with a clear interface and lots information about its fleet of cruisers on the Norfolk Broads.
A family run-company, Richardson’s Boating Holidays has two boatyards and just short of 300 boats, which can be taken out for traditionally British holidays on the Norfolk Broads. Its founder, Mr R.J Richardson hired out the first pleasure cruiser from the Richardson’s boatyard in Stalham back in 1958 and hired his first cruiser from Oulton Broad in 1947. He is still heavily involved in the running of the business with his two sons Paul and Clive and the business has many loyal customers who return year after year for a Richardson’s holiday. Visitors to the site can browse all the different boats online choosing boats for smaller parties or larger groups – many of the boats allow pets on board. Full details of facilities and optional extras can be seen by clicking on a boat that takes your fancy and prices are clearly displayed next to each boat in the search results.
An area map online lets visitors plan their route along the five rivers which flow through the Broads – the Bure, the Yare, the Ant, the Thurne and the Waveney. There are some 200 kilometres of lock-free navigable waterways to explore with natural wildlife, landmarks and stunning scenery to explore along the way. For those needing a little help planning their route, Richardson’s Boating Holidays offers a number of route guides. Go to this area of the site to find an introductory talk about the area from TV presenter, Nicholas Crane, then browse informative sections covering each of the rivers as well as activities, sights, pubs and days out to enjoy along the way. Be sure to visit the Special Offers section for mid-week, seasonal, weekend and group offers. There can be few better ways to enjoy a British break than in a boat. Jerome K. Jerome would be proud.