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Yacht Handover

A crew receiving a handover

Eastwood Whelpton takes pride in its customer service, and one of our signature qualities is the quality of the yacht handover.

Sailors with some previous experience should have little difficulty handling yachts from the fleet after our comprehensive Handover in the yard.

Once you are ready to depart, one of our staff members will give a detailed tour of your yacht, including how to rig the sails and lower the mast, and answer any questions you may have.

Mast lowering is neccessary for some low bridges including:

  • River Bure: Great Yarmouth, Acle, Wroxham
  • River Thurne: Potter Heigham
  • River Ant: Ludham Bridge
  • River Waveney: Saint Olaves
  • River Yare / Wensum: Norwich

Introductory Sailing Instruction

For those who have not sailed on the Broads before, introductory instruction can be booked on the first afternoon of your holiday, at a charge of £25 per hour. The instruction includes a sail on the river to demonstrate basic sailing manouevres and handling under engine.

Please tick this option on the booking form if you wish to arrange this.