One of the great joys of boating on the Norfolk Broads is being able to take in some of Britain’s most beautiful National Park landscapes from the comfort of your boat. And these views become even more accessible when your boat has an upper deck.
The Dazzling Light has just such a deck. In fact, its small table and benches and 2 large sunbathing platforms really do make it a comfortable deck to relax and take in the fens and grazing marshes of The Broads.
Sleeping between 8 and 10 people, the Dazzling Light is a 44-foot cabin cruiser from Herbert Woods out of Potter Heigham.
As part of the Elite range of boats, the Dazzling Light offers a number of features that you don’t find on the majority of their cruisers. This includes the aforementioned deck, Freeview TV, premium sound system, bow thrusters and an electric winch anchor which I failed to mention in the video.
There are 4 cabins with double and twin beds, with the ability to turn the bow cabin twin beds and saloon seating into double beds.
As I mentioned in the video, this boat has an interesting layout which I think on the whole has its advantages. The first is the kitchen with the cooker being located centrally rather than the usual galley arrangement. This really does give you more room to manoeuvre when cooking, especially when taking hot food in and out of the oven.
The second is the starboard twin cabin with the beds laid out end to end rather than the usual side by side arrangement. In the video, I state that this is great for kids, and I say this as the father of 2 (now grown up) children who used talk quite loudly late into the night. I think that this arrangement separates them a little and gives them their own space next to their beds.
The Dazzling Light has dual steering positions located in the saloon and on the upper deck, both with bow thruster controls. And I have to say, both have comfortable seating , which isn’t always the case.
As I write this the Dazzling Light starts from £1331 for a week. Now while sounds like a lot of money, this is only £166 per head of 8 for the week or £133 for 10 people a night. So, I would suggest that this is actually very good value.
Being a larger boat, you will not be able to pass under Beccles Old, Potter Heigham, Wayford or Wroxham bridges. But that still gives plenty of waterways to explore.
You can find out more about the Dazzling Light at herbertwoods.co.uk
And if you’re heading to the Norfolk Broads, make sure that you enjoy, relax and be safe.