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Starts Saturday & Tuesday

Fair Emperor

An excellent cruiser, ideal for larger groups.
A superb, stylish, modern, dual steering cruiser ideal for two families or four couples with an open flat sundeck from which to enjoy the Broads. Large saloon with TV and PlayStation 4 and open plan galley. 4 cabins: Rear double or twin with en-suite shower room with toilet and basin, forward double or twin and two doubles in the middle. 2 separate shower rooms with toilet and basin.

  • Dual steering with excellent outside seating area and dining table perfect for the whole family
  • Sunroof over saloon
  • Easy stern access
  • Bow thruster for ease of mooring
  • Granite effect worktops, teak and holly laminate strip flooring throughout
  • Satellite dome to receive free-sat TV channels
  • TV and DVD player
  • PlayStation 4 (games not included)
  • Spacious saloon with open plan galley  ideal for the whole family to relax in
  • Four separate cabins – two en-suite
  • Microwave
  • 3 showers with electric flush toilets, 1 of them en-suite
  • 240 volt power from invertor or shore power
  • Shore power
  • Wi-Fi: Limited free WiFi available. Not suitable for streaming
    films, music etc

Floor Plan

Floorplan for Fair Emperor

Bridge information:

Please note: will not pass under Wroxham, Potter Heigham, Wayford or Beccles Old bridges. Cruiser height when prepared for passage under bridges: 7ft 10in (2m 39cm)


L: 44ft (13.41m) B: 12ft (3.66m)


4 doubles or 2 doubles, 4 singles made up from; 1 double or 2 singles in rear cabin, 1 double in rear mid cabin, 1 double in forward middle cabin, 1 double or 2 singles in forward cabin



2020 Holiday DatesWeekShort Break
Jan 02 – May 06£1400£970
May 07 – May 20£1770£1245
May 21 – May 27£2290£1600
May 28 – Jun 03£2035£1415
Jun 04 – Jun 17£2170£1515
Jun 18 – Jul 15£2290£1600
Jul 16 – Aug 26£2540£1775
Aug 27 – Sep 02£2290£1600
Sep 03 – Sep 16£1905£1335
Sep 17 – Dec 16£1400£970
Dec 17 – Jan 01£1770£1245
Fuel Deposit
Damage Waiver

Fair Emperor 1 and 2 start days: Tuesday and Saturday 

Complete with generously proportioned social areas and two ensuite cabins, the Fair Emperor is a remarkable cruiser that’s ideal for both families and couples. To discover alternative cruisers, take a look at all of our boats for hire around the Norfolk Broads.

How to book

Select your holiday cruiser or waterside holiday home

The first step to your holiday on the Norfolk Broads is to select the right type of cruiser or holiday home to suit you and your parties requirements. You can do this either online, by using our brochure or you can telephone us on 01603 782207 and speak to a member of our booking team who will be happy to help you make the right choice.

Check availability

Check if your chosen holiday is available for your preferred dates. You can either check availability online or by enquiring directly with us via email or by telephone on 01603 782207. Boating holidays can start on either a Monday, Tuesday, Friday or Saturday and holiday home breaks can start on either Tuesdays or Saturdays.

Book online or via the telephone

Bookings can be made online or over the telephone. If you prefer to book online select the Book Now option and you will be taken through a short process to secure your holiday. Alternatively to book by telephone, call us on 01603 782207 and one of our reception team will be delighted to book your Norfolk Broads holiday for you.

Optional Extras

Norfolk Broads Direct offer an array of extras which have been put together to complement your stay, helping to make it the perfect break. Why not take advantage of those little touches to make your stay perfect? You will now find on-board all of our Cruisers two towels per person. If you would like to take advantage of our extras please ask when making your booking with our reception team, 01603 782207 or email on quoting your booking reference number.Payment for your optional extras is due on your arrival.

Payable on arrivalPer weekShort break
Rowing Dinghy

(available 16th March to 31st Octobe

advance booking essential )

Sailing Dinghy

(available 16th March to 31st October

advance booking essential)

Additional car parking outside

(advance booking advised)

Undercover parking

(advance booking advised)

Pets (each,

max 2 per cruiser)



Dog life jacket

Please request in advance stating size of dog (A refundable deposit of £20 is payable on arrival)

Please note that all optional extras are subject to availability.


Payment & Deposits

If you are booking online our secure payment gateway is via SagePay. Bookings made via the telephone

can be paid for by debit or credit card (We do not accept American Express or Diners Club cards).

Holiday deposits

The initial payments for all Norfolk Broads Direct holidays are as follows:

Holiday Cost Deposit
Up to £300£105
£301 – £500£125
£501 – £750£150
£751- £900£170
£901 – £1400£180
£1401 – £1900£225
£1901 – £2500£275
Over £2501£325


The full balance then becomes due 70 days before your holiday start date.

Please be aware that at certain times we will offer the opportunity to pay a low, non-refundable deposit of £25 per week as an early booking incentive. The balance of the deposit, see above, will then be due on or before the 1st February of the year of travel.

Payment of Balance

Please note that the balance of hire terms, damage waiver / security deposit and fuel deposit should be paid 70 days in advance of your holiday start date unless otherwise stated on the booking confirmation. Receipts are issued to all customers.

Please Note: Due to changes in financial regulations we are no longer able to offer personal insurance cover.

Read more about our Payment Terms and Conditions in the tab above.

If you have already visited the Broads, Britain’s magical waterland, we know that you will want to return again and again!

We always love welcoming you back to the Broads and Norfolk Broads Direct. We are therefore delighted to operate a Returning Customer Loyalty Scheme. Every time that you take a holiday with us you will receive a Unique Voucher Code entitling you a 5% discount off the hire terms of your next holiday (see T’s & C’s below). Please remember to have your loyalty voucher to hand when booking your next Norfolk Broads Direct boating or cottage holiday. Bookings can be made either online or by telephone on 01603 782207.

Here at Norfolk Broads Direct our policy of continuous development and investment in our Faircraft Loynes Fleet and our waterside holiday homes gives you the assurance that you can holiday with us again and again in complete confidence. There really is no better seal of approval than to see the happy faces of returning customers year after year!

Our team of friendly reception staff are here waiting to answer any questions that you may have about your next Norfolk Broads Direct holiday, please call us on 01603 782207.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the Norfolk Broads!

Returning Customer Loyalty Scheme Terms and Conditions

  • Has a unique code that is only valid for the named customer on the voucher, it is non-transferable
  • Can only be redeemed once
  • Only one voucher can be used per holiday
  • Is valid for holidays taken between 1st April 2018 and 31st October 2020
  • Is only valid for holiday bookings made directly with Norfolk Broads Direct Limited
  • If the booking is cancelled the voucher code will not be reissued
  • There is no cash alternative
Broads Reviews

This was the 2nd time I've hired from Norfolk Broads Direct. The boats are always immaculate, the staff are friendly & helpful. Will be hiring again from here.

The Price party, Leeds - August 2017