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Quality dual-helm Norfolk Broads holiday boat for up to 9 People

Commanding Freedom - Thorpe - Norwich, Norfolk Broads

Photo - Commanding Freedom - High quality cruiser on the Norfolk Broads Cruiser for up to 9 people

Length37ft (11.28m)
Beam12ft (3.66m)
240v MainsYes
Short BreaksAll Year
PH Bridge?No

Commanding Freedom is our flagship cruiser. She is an incredibly spacious boat with lots of natural light, ideally suited to cruising the Southern Broads. Featuring two steering positions (inside and out), it is a beautifully fitted and well specified cruiser.

Access is through the upper deck area and down lit ladder steps into the large saloon in the centre of the vessel. Huge picture windows allow all passengers and crew great views of the Broads and there are also raised, forward-facing seats. The saloon has a large folding table for meals and a smaller occasional table for when the main table is too big. There are two bench sofas running along either side of the saloon which can be converted into double and single berths for additional sleeping. The saloon features a number of drawers for storage and has a LCD TV with DVD player as well as a radio CD player with Bluetooth connection. There is good standing height throughout most of the boat.

Commanding has a spacious layout in all cabins. The forward cabin can be used as a twin or double and has plenty of drawers and hanging storage. Aft of this is a bunk cabin, ideal for children but large enough for adults too and, again, with drawers and wardrobe. There is also a toilet and shower compartment that serves these two front cabins and main saloon area.

Aft of the saloon and down two steps is a well specified galley with free-sanding cooker, microwave, fridge, and plenty of cupboard and shelf space for your food. There is a good supply of quality cutlery, crokery, pots pans and utensils also. Puropse fitted task lighting illuminates the whole galley work space whist low-level LEDs light the floor area.

A door from galley leads to the master cabin at the rear of the boat which has its own en-suite toilet and shower compartment. The master features a double bed set into one corner along with a bedside cabinet with drawers and further drawers and wardrobe at the foot of the bed. The bed has a lower headheight which provides for the upper outside sundeck and helm position which is immediately above it.

Commanding Freedom can be helmed from inside or out and there's enough space for your crew to sit with you in both locations. Up top, there is a large lounging area some upright seating and the view from up there is, well, commanding.

Commanding Freedom requires 9ft clearance at all bridges and will not pass beneath any of the lower Broadland bridges including Potter Heigham, Wroxham, Thorpe Island Railway Bridges or Beccles old Bridge. For most holidaymakers, this will not be a problem as only a relatively small area of the 125 miles of Broadland rivers will be inaccessible and so cruising area will not be adversely reduced.

Important Notes:
This vessel is unsuitable for anybody with movement difficulties due to the steps on, off, in and out of the vessel. Dogs may be unable to climb the steps in and out.
This vessel is not available for Same-Sex crews, Stag or Hen parties.

  • Twin steering position with upper sundeck
  • 240v Mains power (via inverter) and Shore Power connection
  • Microwave
  • Full-size cooker
  • Warm Air Heating
  • TV with DVD player
  • Two Toilet and shower compartments
  • Radio CD
  • USB Charging ports (6)
  • Versatile sleeping options
Holiday Cruiser Layout - Commanding Freedom - Norfolk Broads
Photo - Norfolk Hire Boat - Saloon

Comfortable with large sofa seating, TV (with DVD), Bluetooth radio. Steps up to main entrance and upper sun deck and helm.

Photo - Norfolk Broads Boat - Saloon

Saloon looking towards galley to left of shot. The sofa on the left of the shot converts to a double berth and a single berth on the right.

Photo - Norfolk Hire Cruiser - Galley

Galley with bright LED task lighting, full-size cooker, sink and drainer. Microwave and fridge. Good storge space. 

Photo - Norfolk Hire Cruiser - Helm

Lower helm
Forward facing seating for three/four people and good forward visibility.

Photo - Norfolk Hire Cruiser - Master Cabin

Master Cabin.
The master cabin offers a double berth beneath the rear sundeck.There's an en-suite toilet and shower compartment flush, drawers to the bedside, hanging wardrobe and further drawers beside. 

Photo - Norfolk Hire Cruiser - Upper Helm and Sundeck

Upper Helm
The upper helm and sundeck area provides access to the vessel. There is a large area for lounging to the right of the image and upright seating also.  

Norfolk Broads Boating Holiday Prices

Freedom Boating Holdiays offers holidays on the Norfolk Broads all year round and, unlike most other boating holiday operators, will allow bookings from any day for any number of nights*.

Because of our unique approach to holidays (which is also shared with our sister company all holiday pricing is calculated according to your exact requirements in terms of when you start and end the holiday and also how many (if any) dogs you're bringing with you.

Calculate your total holiday price using our Norfolk Broads Holiday Search Tool which you can find at the top right of this page.

* We may restrict short breaks and non-Saturday starts during peek seasons.

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You can book from any day to any day. Short Breaks Welcome.

Guest Book Comments

We all had a great holiday would highly recommend both the service and boat was excellent - Hope to return soon.
Phyllis Dixon
Lady of Freedom
August 2011

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