Welcome to Martham Boats Founded in 1946 and set in idyllic countryside, Martham Boats is a third generation family run boatyard which is set in the very heart of the Norfolk Broads. We oﬀer a wide range of self-catering accommodation from cosy riverside bungalows to the hire of traditional hand crafted timber motor Cruisers, which complment the timber and GRP Sailing Yachts. Some of our traditional wooden boats were designed and built here at Martham by our dedicated team of Boat Builders back in the 1940's/50's. Today, we still carry on the tradition of boat building, constructing craft, in a way that harmonises with the romantic views of the Norfolk and the Suﬀolk Broads and their wildlife.
Our hire ﬂeet not only includes cruisers and sailing yachts, there are also a selection of day boats, half decker’s (day sailor’s) and canoes, which are available for hire for those who wish to spend a quiet day exploring our beautiful and safe rivers here on the Norfolk Broads. Canoeing in the Norfolk Broads is a wonderful and safe experience for all the family as it allows you to explore all of our smallest waterways, and view at close hand, all the wonderful wild life that the Broads has to oﬀer. In 2009 we decided to have a go at Stand Up
Paddleboarding, and very soon after became an accredited ASI School with a fully equipped e-commerce site at www.sup-shop-online.co.uk. In 2010 we held the ﬁrst stand up paddleboard race on the Norfolk Broads which is now known as the Norfolk Classic. The course is approximately nine miles long and held during the middle of July. With a competitor list of over 80 paddlers, some even coming from overseas just to take part, the race seems to be getting bigger and better every year.