Spark of Light

Living History Afloat

The history of the Norfolk Broads is well documented, however you can experience those early days yourself aboard one of the very first boats to be built expressly for hire.  The following is a short precis of her life, but find out out how you can experience for yourself an bygone era aboard a piece of living history.  Cruise through the very same magical rivers and waterways of the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads that Spark of Light first sailed on in 1927 

Spark of Light

In 1927, Mr Herbert Woods hand built a lovely wooden boat and he called it Spark of Light.

Available to hire for a full day, Spark of Light is the perfect way to explore the Broads National Park. This classic cruiser is the oldest Herbert Woods hire boat afloat, originally built in 1927 she has been gradually restored over the past 5 years. Every effort has been made to preserve or replicate the interior in its original style. Discover Spark of Light's history.

This motor cruiser was one of the first boats to ply for hire to holidaymakers who flocked to the Norfolk Broads to explore its beautiful and some say magical waterways.

Through the passage of time and service, Spark of Light eventually ended up in private hands but she returned home to Herbert Woods Boatyard in 2011 after being bought back into the fold.

Since May 2017 fully restored, she also has all the built in mod cons you would wish to find on a boat today and she holds her own in the Herbert Woods modern fleet, she is willing and able to carry guests wanting to come and explore those very same magical waterways and rivers that meander through Norfolk and Suffolk.

Her all-round visibility from a central steering position, afford her passengers great views not only of where they are going but where they have been, so the wildlife and the myriad of birds inhabiting the Broads are impossible to miss.

Available to hire for a full day, Spark of Light is the perfect way to explore the Broads National Park. This classic cruiser is the oldest Herbert Woods hire boat afloat, originally built in 1927 she has been gradually restored over the past 5 years. Every effort has been made to preserve or replicate the interior in its original style. Discover Spark of Light's history.

You can charter this classic day boat and sit back and relax whilst our skipper navigates the tranquil waters of the Rivers Thurne, Ant and Bure.

How you spend the day is up to you, Spark of Light has a fully equipped kitchen and toilet facilities onboard so you can comfortably spend the day afloat.

Bring a picnic or let us organise one ready for your arrival, choose from a selection of sandwiches, cakes and pastries. Alternatively, stop and enjoy a meal at one of the pretty riverside villages along the way.

Spark of Light operates within a 3-hour cruise time of Potter Heigham, the itinerary is flexible so you can choose from any of the following destinations and take your time exploring the Broads. Your skipper will be more than happy to wait if you wish to disembark to stretch your legs or take on refreshments.

This Norfolk Broads day boat trip is perfect for a celebration, let our Concierge Service help plan your special day.  We can recommend an itinerary, make restaurant reservations or arrange a cake and decorations just contact us in advance by email or call 0800 144 4472.

For more information and to book contact Herbert Woods

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