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Richardson’s Cruiser’s Special Features

When on a Norfolk Broads boating holiday with us at Richardson’s, it’s important to have the best home away from home possible – but that means something different from person to person. At Richardson’s Boating Holidays, our range of over 290 cruisers means you’ll be spoiled for choice on special features and mod cons available for your Norfolk Broads boating holiday! Read on to find out more!

Bow & Stern Thrusters
For ease of handling, all of our platinum fleet* feature bow thrusters to make mooring a breeze! Some of our newer Richardson’s built cruisers (such as Commander, Monaco, Broadway, Broadlander, Carousel and Crystal Horizon, Commodore, Moon Voyager, Moonraker, Broadsman and Moon Enterprise) even have stern thrusters, too. Thrusters help to make your Broads National Park holiday the most relaxing it can be, with less effort focused on mooring and more on enjoying your holiday in these unique wetlands!

*Excludes Far Horizon class
Electric Winch Mud Weight
No more dropping the heavy mud weight into the water – all Richardson’s built Platinum cruisers** come equipped with electric winch mud weights to make mud-weight mooring that much easier, saving you time and effort to spend on your holiday!

**Excludes Broadlander 1 and 2
Remote Central Locking

An ultimate convenience, our Commander class cruiser features remote central locking, just like your car! No more fiddling around with keys – simply point and click to secure your cruiser before you leave to explore the local area!

Mooring Cameras

Similar to some modern cars, all of our Platinum Richardson’s built cruisers feature handy mooring cameras to give you the best visibility when mooring – especially great for beginners and stern-on mooring!

Flat Screen TVs and FreeSat
All of our boats, both Platinum cruisers and our Classic fleet, feature flat screen TVs with FreeSat for a cosy night in on the boat! Whether travelling as a couple, a family, or group of friends, sitting round the TV to watch your favourite programme can really make your cruiser feel more like home on those nights when you fancy staying in. Plus, all of our cruisers are fitted with DVD players – so bring your favourite films along!
240V System

All of our platinum fleet, and a selection of our classic fleet†, feature a 240V system – so leave the 12V adapters at home!

† Escapade, Broadland Wave, Symphony, Star Gem, Quest, Clarion, San Valentino, Concerto, Classic Gem, Sensation, San Marino, Sunlit Horizon, Rhapsody, San Fernando, San Julian San Lucia, Melody, Broadland Galaxy, Ibiza, Sovereign, Broadland Mars, Antigua, Broadland Neptune, San Francisco, Highland Gem, Solitaire, Cavalier, Glistening Horizon, Soprano, Onyx, Prelude, Jamaica, Fine Gem, Monte Carlo, Dominica, Oyster Gem, Swan Rapide, Supreme, Ultimate Gem, Superior Gem, Diamond Gem, Finesse, San Elena, Tobago, San Diego, Majestic Gem, White Champagne, Challenger, Acapulco, Pink Champagne classic classes all feature 240V systems. Please be aware that high-powered electricals, such as hair dryers and straighteners, are not compatible with any system. None of the boats operated by Richardson’s will provide electrical power to enable a nebuliser or any other electrical appliance needed for medical reasons or any other purposes what-so-ever to be used on board.
4G Wi-Fi

All of our cruisers come equipped with 4G Wi-Fi for your convenience***!

***Subject to EE mobile signal. Strength of Wi-Fi may vary in different locations.
Radiator Heating
To make your home-away-from-home even more comforting, some of our platinum cruisers feature radiator central heating. Cruisers which feature this home comfort include Commander, Broadway, Broadlander, Commodore, Moon Beam, and Swan Regal.
Towel Hooks
Seemingly simple but extremely useful, our platinum fleet feature handy towel hooks. You may not realise what these compact little silver hooks are on first look, so allow us to explain. Simply flick the cut out and there you have it – a streamlined hook for drying your towels! Once dry, pop the towel off and flick back flush into place. Simple but useful!