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The region's Royal Norfolk Show took place this week with the Haines 26 exhibited amongst the many numbers of luxury cars, the range of agricultural machinery and much more besides.

Having not displayed at the show for several years, Haines Marine and Norfolk dealers, NYA, thought it was an ideal showcase for the recent addition to the Haines range of motor cruisers.

"Although what started as a very damp day on the Wednesday, it still didn't deter the visitors. We enjoyed a busy stand both days, with lots of interest in the boat on display and others in the range, coming from current boaters and more importantly those keen to start! It really is something worth exhibiting at, with the best of the region's products all on display in one place" Justin Haines commented.

This week has seen the completion and launch of a new Haines 360 model built for Haines charter boat operators Manor House Marine. Soon to be delivered to Northern Ireland ready for the start of a very busy boating season in the beautiful cruising region of Lower Lough Erne and the rest of the Irish waterways.

Haines have been supplying Manor House and many other Irish and European charter boat operators for well over 25 years, this new craft is the latest to leave our Haines boatyard and features all the comfort and luxury you'd hope to see in a modern day motor cruiser.

Caley Cruisers in Scotland are again further adding to their impressive fleet of charter cruisers and are due to take delivery of another part-built Haines 400 model later next week.

Another long established family business, Haines have been supplying Caley Cruisers part-built craft for several years now, with the boats moulded and some of the early stages of the build taken care of here in Norfolk, before being delivered ready for their fine fit out in Scotland.

The cruising ground of Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal continue to be exceptionally popular, especially this year following their 400 model being featured so prominently on Channel 4's recent "Great Canal Journeys".

Yesterday saw the handover of the first Zircon Emblem to Norfolk Broads charter boat operator, Ferry Marina. The 37 foot cruiser goes straight into their fleet ahead of the start of a busy boating season.

This new model was comissioned by Ferry Marina and saw the full development of a new superstructure and the subsequent making of a new mould, the first craft from this mould was then fitted out by the Haines build team as a luxury 2 + 2 berth cruiser, featuring all the comfort and luxury you'd expect in a modern cruiser. Highlights of its specification and design are the large sundeck with sun bathing pad, Ferry's own signiture forward facing galley design with its panoramic view, a full kingsize berth to the master cabin and domestic style toilet and shower.

This is the second build project the Haines team has taken on from Ferry Marina in less than a year, following the order and delivery of four Admiral day cruisers to the Norfolk company last spring.

We are pleased to announce Haines Marine's participation at the first ever Brundall Boat Show. This new show based in the Broadland village of Brundall, just 7 miles from the city of Norwich, will be hosted on three different sites all based around the water on the north bank of the River Yare.

Haines dealers, Norfolk Yacht Agency, with their head offices prominently and conveniently located there, will be one of these main sites for this show. Displaying a variety of new and used craft, with other companies also on site exhibiting their products, along with entertainment featured throughout the day.

The fun starts a 10am on Saturday 20th May and runs through to 4pm. The event is open to all with a keen boating interest, whether it's big or small, canoes or sailing boats, or a Haines 400! We'd love to see you all!

Put the date in your diary and we'll see you there!

Currently nearing completion at the Haines boatyard is the very first of a newly developed 37 foot motor cruiser for Norfolk Broads based charter boat operator, Ferry Marina.

The Ferry Zircon Emblem will be available for hire from mid-March and features all the creature comforts you could possibly hope for in a holiday cruiser.

Contact Ferry Marina today to book your week onboard this brand new luxury craft.

For the water sports enthusiasts in Holland, Friday 10th of February sees the start of the most important boat show in the north of the Netherlands, Boot Holland. This year Haines Dutch dealer, Melior Yachts, will be present with a new boat on display, the Haines 32 Offshore.

This boat is very well equipped and built to RCD category B, a very safe and comfortable cruiser, perfect for cruising both the inland and offshore waterways of Holland and Europe. You can find us at stand number 3058.

A fantastic end to 2016 in terms of new boat sales means an increase in production at the Haines boatyard in 2017.

Haines General Manager and Director Justin Haines commented "Sales of our 32s, 32os, 360 and 400 models during the final few months of last year mean that it is full steam ahead with production in 2017. UK agents Val Wyatt on the Thames and NYA here in Norfolk both sold various models as last year's boating season drew to a close, with customers eagerly anticipating delivery of their new boats for the new season ahead."

"The charter market in the UK is also reinvesting after another good season and 2017 will see brand new Haines charter craft available for hire in Northern Ireland, Scotland and the Norfolk Broads" Justin added further.

London Show Provides Many Sales Leads

Monday 16th January 2017

The year's first boat show drew to a close last night as the London Boat Show ended on a high, with a busy final weekend which saw many visitors to the Haines stand to see the quality that goes into each and every craft. The quality delivered in the clever interior space and the overall practicality of the boat itself impressed the visitors, for many of whom it was their first opportunity to see this new model.

Although Haines had a smaller representation at the Docklands show this year compared to previous London shows, Haines dealers Norfolk Yacht Agency came away from the 10 day show very pleased with the level of enquiries for all models in the Haines range, fully confident of boat show inspired sales in the months ahead.

Haines Marine have confirmed our attendance at January's London Boat Show at Excel. The international show held at London's Docklands starts on Friday 6th (preview day) and runs for 10 full days through to Sunday 15th January 2017.

Fresh from its unveiling at the Southampton Boat Show in September, we will again be again displaying the very latest example of the very popular new Haines 26 model. Justin Haines and members of the NYA sales team will be on hand to show you onboard. Find us on stand B190A.

Drawing to a close last night, the Southampton Boat Show 2016 saw the launch of the Haines 26 and many visitors took their first opportunity to be onboard and see for themselves the clever use of space and high level of craftsmanship that goes into this latest new Haines model.

Situated in a prominent position, displayed Haines Thames agent, Val Wyatt Marine. The 26 berthed side-on on the main pontoon, which meant that it certainly couldn't be missed. Ben Caddick from Val Wyatt reported excellent levels of interest in all boats in the Haines range, particularly the Haines 32 Sedan and new 26 models.

The 10 day show, despite this year being later in September, was blessed with sunshine for the most part and almost remained completely dry throughout. Visitor numbers on the last Saturday were certainly exceptionally high, with Haines general manger Justin Haines reporting "it was possibly the busiest boat show day I've seen in many years, with lots of new faces and lots of interest in this exciting new product of ours".

Starting in just over a weeks time and running for a full 10 days, the Southampton Boat Show 2016 returns. This year Haines Marine are taking the opportunity to display to a boat show audience for the very first time our new Haines 26 aft cockpit model.

Exhibited by Haines Thames based agents, Val Wyatt Marine, this latest model in the Haines range can be found on berth M206.

Haines Marine and Haines agents Norfolk Yacht Agency celebrate 10 years of successful business together this summer. The first sale of a Haines 31 Sedan by NYA to a Norfolk based customer in the summer of 2006 marked the start of what has proved a flourishing relationship between the two companies, and seeing the launch of many new products in the Haines range.

Haines Director Justin Haines commented "The relationship between the two companies has grown from strength to strength and NYA have achieved a tremendous number of new boat sales during this 10 year period. A period of time which has seen many new products added to the Haines range in the form of the Haines 32 Sedan, 32 Offshore, 42 Elegance, 360 Aft Cabin, 400 Aft Cabin and the recently launched Haines 26."

"Appointing an agent such as Norfolk Yacht Agency allowed us to reach markets we hadn't been able to sell into previously, and with the two companies sharing the same core values for delivering excellent customer service and quality in the products we both offer, it has been a perfect match and we look forward to another 10 years working closely together" Justin added.

The popular HISWA te Water show in Amsterdam drew to a close this evening with Haines Dutch dealer, Oscar Simonse, reporting an excellent level of interest in the displayed 32 Offshore model and also larger craft in the Haines range.

Perfect for the waterways of Holland and its neighbouring countries, the 32 Offshore displayed all the quality the European visitors expect to see in bespoke hand built British craft along with refined styling and clever use of space the boat offers.

No doubt encouraged by the current Sterling / Euro exchange rate, there were many further enquiries into larger boats in the Haines range. Haines presence as an UK exporter of high quality motor cruisers continues some 30 uninterrupted years after the company first exported its first craft.

Starting two weeks tomorrow, the Hiswa show in Amsterdam is a must see event on your boat show calendar.

Ideally located just across the water from Amsterdam central station and with frequent ferries and easy access to Schiphol airport, the Hiswa-on-the-Water show regularly attracts visitors from all over Europe.

This year visitors to the Hiswa show will have their first opportunity to see the very latest Haines 32 Offshore model, on display with Haines agents Melior Yachts. Come visit us on berth C20!

Haines 26 Sales Continue as New Model is Launched

Further sales of the new Haines 26 model were made this week as the very first of this family friendly aft cockpit cruiser hit the water. Revealed with its safe and easy to use deck space and its stunning open plan layout below deck, the 26 is a boat for all the family.

Appealing to a wide range of waterways, orders for this new model have already been placed by customers on the River Thames and the Norfolk Broads. An official unveiling is planned for later this year.

New Model Haines 26 Hits the Water

Thunder storms and torrential rain were not the best of conditions for launching a new boat, but nonetheless plans were made and as scheduled the very first of the new Haines 26 model was launched yesterday.

With four boats of this model in build at the Haines yard, the interest and demand for this new craft has been high. Seen as the perfect starter boat in the Haines range, or perfect for those seasoned boaters that are looking to downsize, the 26 delivers so much in terms of above and below deck space.

Once commissioning and testing have been carried out later this week it will be on with the photo shoot prior to it being delivered to its excited new owners on the River Thames.

Horning Boat Show 2016

There was plenty of sunshine and a great attendance for the 4th Horning Boat Show on Saturday. The crowds flooded in throughout the day, many taking the opportunity to view the three Haines built craft on display.

Norfolk Yacht Agency displayed two craft, a used Haines 320 aft cabin model which was sold only 30 minutes after the show opened, and a nearly new 32 Sedan model.

Also exhibiting a recent Haines built craft were Ferry Marina, who displayed one of their new 27 foot day cruisers.

Haines Launch on the Thames

Sunshine and a relaxed environment on the banks of the river Thames greeted those who attended the Val Wyatt Open Weekend over the 9th and 10th April.

Val Wyatt Marine of Wargrave was officially launched as the new Haines Thames agent and had a brand new Haines 32 Sedan on display and in demand in the course of the busy weekend. Entertainment, food and plenty of boats to see meant that a good crowd was present throughout the weekend.

There was excellent interest in both the 32 Sedan and the new Haines 26 model, one of which has now been sold to a Thames based customer.

Val Wyatt Open Weekend

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th April will see Haines Marine represented at an Open Weekend hosted by Haines Thames agents Val Wyatt Marine. Amongst the range of boats on display, there will be a new Haines 32 Sedan.

Marking the Official launch of Val Wyatt as our Haines new Thames dealer, with lots of boats on display and other attractions, the fun starts next Saturday at 10am in the pretty village of Wargrave on the banks of the River Thames.

Haines Brundall Boat Show

For many the boating season began on Saturday at the Haines Boat Show held in Brundall, Norfolk.

Hosts Norfolk Yacht Agency welcomed a large crowd to the afternoon event, as guests enjoyed the musical entertainment and hospitality put on by the local East Hills Brasserie, as well as taking the opportunity to view the range of new and used Haines craft on display.

Haines Expand Market With New Model

Haines Marine are delighted to announce the launch of another new model to our range of inland and offshore motor cruisers.

The four berth Haines 26, provides Haines with a starter boat in the range and it will soon be hitting the water just before the boating season gets into full flow.

Read the full press release of the announcement >>>

For more detail contact Haines Marine on 01692 582180 or enquiries@hainesmarine.co.uk

Haines Boat Show Announced

Join the teams from Haines and NYA on Saturday 19th March (2pmto5pm) for an afternoon of entertainment and Haines boats at Norfolk Yacht Agency in Brundall.

Start your boating season early with a relaxed afternoon in Norfolk and enjoy the Haines / NYA hospitality with some musical accompaniment.

Take the opportunity to see the Haines range all on display, including the new 400 model, the popular 32 Sedan and the 32 Offshore model which was recently nominated in the Motor Boat of the Year Awards.

Completing the line up will be the spacious 42 Elegance and the Haines 360 aft cabin cruisers.

Contact Louise@nya.co.uk (01603 713434) today to confirm your attendance and for your personal invitation.

 

Val Wyatt Marine Appointed as New Haines Thames Dealer

PRESS RELEASE:

Haines Marine has announced a further expansion to its UK sales network with the new appointment of Thames based dealer, Val Wyatt Marine.

Haines has achieved a record number of sales in recent years, working closely alongside existing UK agents Norfolk Yacht Agency and Shepherd Marine Sales. This recent appointment of a new agent on the Thames now provides customers with three bases to view new and used Haines craft.

"With Val Wyatt Marine appointed as a third agent in the UK, the Haines brand will continue to grow, and we believe will expand our Thames and potentially our south coast markets greatly" Justin Haines, Director and General Manager explained. “Like Haines, Val Wyatt is a family run operation, sharing and prioritising Haines’ same values for customer service and for making the whole new boat buying experience a relaxed and pleasurable one.”

Val Wyatt Marine's stunning new 'houseboat' sales office

“Their stunning waterside location in Wargrave, on the doorstep of Henley-on-Thames, is a fantastic location for boating, and the full range of Haines craft are tailor made for this environment. We are extremely excited and encouraged by what the Val Wyatt Marine team can offer in terms of service and the recent expansion to their marina along with new sales offices provide them with the perfect platform for selling Haines boats.”

“Geographically it makes perfect sense for Haines to have a sales outlet on the Thames, with good access to the South Coast and the South West. Already being well represented with NYA on the East Coast and in the Shepherd’s in North West, it means that potential customers are not travelling vast distances to see what we can offer.” Justin added.

Ben Caddick of Val Wyatt Marine, commented: “We are delighted to have been appointed by Haines. It is a fantastic brand with values that match our own, and the quality of the boats is second to none in its class. We are looking forward to February when our first boat, a Haines 32 Sedan, will be delivered to our marina and we can introduce customers to this much loved brand.”

 

New Layout Option for the Haines 32os

Fresh from yesterday's announcement that the Haines 32 Offshore will be a finalist in the 2016 Motor Boat Awards, Haines have revealed a new interior layout for this same craft.

A layout that is very much customer led, delivering a comfortable raised double navigators seat to the starboard side and inward facing double settees either side of the saloon. This arrangement makes for an exceptionally sociable layout, making the most of the aft cockpit area, providing an abundance of seating options for all your guests.

New Haines 32 Offshore Layout>>>

Haines 32 Offshore a 2016 Motor Boat Awards Finalist

Following a great review earlier in the year in Motorboat and Yachting magazine, the popular Haines 32 Offshore model has now been nominated for the 2016 Motor Boat Awards. This year is the 10th anniversary of what is considered the most prestigious awards ceremony in the boating world.

The Haines 32 Offshore has been nominated in the 'Wheelhouse and Cockpit Cruisers' category for the 2016 awards

 

New Haines 320 Development

As part of Haines Marine’s ongoing commitment to bring new products to the market and in developing a large modern range of motor cruisers suited to both the inland and offshore waterways of Europe, Haines have just released details of their latest planned development. Read the full Press Release>>>

Pricing for the new Haines 320 is expected to start at £190,000 inc. VAT for the inland version.

 

V8 Engine Option for Haines 32 Offshore

Following the recent launch of the new 2016 Haines 400 Aft Cabin model at the Southampton Boat Show, a craft fitted with twin Yanmar 8LV-370hp engines. Haines have again paired up with engine manufacturers Yanmar to offer a single V8 engine option in the popular Haines 32 offshore model.

"Light weight, at only 450kg, the new Yanmar 8LV is the lightest diesel engine in class and has the best power-to-weight ratio" Director Justin Haines explained. "These V8 engines are exceptionally smooth running and at tick over run at just 550 RPM, which means that slow speed handling is made easy, with the boat not going too fast at idle speed." he added.

Twin turbochargers cause the engine to reach maximum torque at just above 2000 rpm. A flat torque curve like this is ideal for strong throttle response in the mid range. Fuel consumption charts show the best fuel economy is reached at about 3000 RPM, your ideal point for cruising, but there is plenty more power there if needed.

"We were so impressed with these engines in our recently produced 400 model that it made perfect sense to offer it in other models in the Haines range." Justin further added.

The Haines 32os model now offered with either the Yanmar 8LV 320hp or the 350hp.

 

South Coast Show Draws to a Close

The 2015 Southampton Boat Show drew to a close last night with the final weekend being a sun soaked affair, rather than the indifferent weather experienced earlier in the week.

Haines representation at the popular south coast show has never been bigger and the presentation of the two boats was impressive, with both boats being highly visible from several views around the marina location.

The Haines 400 model with its stone grey hull, bonded in hull windows and new interior remained a popular 'must see' boat throughout the show. The quality of the build as always was consistently remarked upon and appreciated by the visitors to the stand, the changes made to the new 2016 model were considered by existing Haines 400 owners as great well thought-out improvements, views shared by owners of similar style aft cabin cruisers.

One of the busiest boats on display at the show must of been the Haines 32 Offshore, having made its debut at last year's show and fresh from an excellent review in Motor Boat and Yachting magazine. The 32os was widely appreciated for the easy hassle free approach to boating that it offers.

 

Southampton Boat Show 2015

The Southampton Boat Show 2015 starts this Friday and runs for 10 days through to Sunday 20th September. Haines Marine will again be in attendance, well represented by UK agents Norfolk Yacht Agency and can be found on the opposite side of the pontoon to our last year’s position.

2015 has seen a significant increase in Haines' representation at boat shows and this trend continues, this year displaying two brand new boats for visitors to get onboard at Southampton. The Haines 32 Offshore will be on many visitors ‘must see’ list, following its excellent review in Motor Boat and Yachting magazine.

The new Haines 400, a significantly revamped 2016 model will also attract the crowds. Fresh from its sea trials and photo shoot last week, this flagship of the Haines range delivers the comfort, luxury and performance that surpasses many craft with much bigger price tags.

The Haines 400 Aft Cabin 2016 model makes its boat show debut at Southampton.

 

Haines Quality Appreciated at the Amsterdam Boat Show

Haines first ever representation at the HISWA In-Water Boat Show in Amsterdam drew to a close on Sunday evening with Haines Dutch Agent, Melior Yachts, very pleased with the reception that the new Haines 360 received from what was very much an international audience.

The twin engine 360, which accommodates a twin stateroom layout and delivers a comfortable 18 knot performance, was on display in a prominent position in the Marina. Visitors from many of the UK’s neighbouring countries were particularly impressed with the crafts living space and the quality of the Haines finish.

Justin Haines was in attendance at the show and revealed “Never have Haines Marine had so much exposure of our products along with such a great opportunity to reach new markets."

"The customers of the boat displayed in Amsterdam intend to use the boat on the German lakes, the Baltic Sea and around Sweden. The Haines products are suited to all these waterways, it's massively important we continue to grow new markets, and push our rich boat building pedigree that we have in Norfolk." he added.

The Haines 360 model at the Amsterdam Boat Show is ideally suited to the waterways of Northern Europe.

 

HISWA - Amsterdam on the Water Boat Show

The boat show season is in full flow and Haines’ representation at these shows and through the month of September is at record levels.

First up, it’s the HISWA boat show in Amsterdam. This six day on the water show begins Tuesday 1st September and for the very first time Haines Marine will have a presence there.

You will find a new Haines 360 on the water on berth B.18, we are kindly being allowed to display this boat prior to it being delivered to its delighted owners and its new home in the north of Germany.

Shortly after the HISWA show ends, the Southampton Boat Show begins, where Haines this year will be displaying both a 32 Offshore and the new Haines 400 model.

 

 

Motor Boating & Yachting Haines 32 Offshore Review

Featured in the new August edition of Motor Boat & Yachting magazine is the eagerly anticipated Haines 32 Offshore review.

Deputy Editor, Jack Haines (no relation), puts the boat through its paces at sea while drawing particular attention to the high build quality and craftsmanship that goes into each and every boat.

When summarising about the overall performance and feel of the boat, Jack in his final verdict describes the 32 Offshore as an "absolute gem".

With the magazine now out on the shelves today, the test report video is also now available to view online.

MBY 32os Video>>>

 

Haines 32 Offshore On Test Video

Coming soon is the full Motor Boat and Yachting review of the new Haines 32 Offshore following it's recent boat test with Jack Haines at the end of April. View our video of the day >>>

 

A Big Crowd for the Horning Boat Show

The annual Horning Boat Show, now in its third year, came to an end on Saturday evening with all exhibitors agreeing that it was the biggest and best yet.

Visitors travelled in large numbers, some travelling up to 200 miles, to visit the popular Broadland show that has now grown year on year.

The organisers had promised a show that would offer "something for everybody" and the crowds were certainly not disappointed. Throughout the day visitors were able to get a feeling for all aspects of boating and an industry that is so vital to the whole Broadland community.

Haines as always were exhibiting alongside agents Norfolk Yacht Agency, displaying a selection of craft on the water including a Haines 32 Sedan and a 400 model. In the early afternoon from the waterside display area, the crowds were also able to get the best possible view of the NYA sponsored aeroplane acrobatics. The entertainment continued later in the day as the energetic and authentic Doo-Wop vocal group, the T-Tones, took to the stage as the visitors enjoyed the complimentary refreshments.

 

Horning Boat Show 2015

Saturday 2nd May will see the return of the Horning Boat Show to the pretty Norfolk village. Haines will again be represented there alongside agents Norfolk Yacht Agency who will be displaying a range of boats on the water in the display area adjacent to the Swan public house.

Members of the NYA and Haines team will again be there for third year running of this relatively new show, with this year promising to be the biggest and best yet. The Horning Boat Show showcases the best of Norfolk boating alongside other attractions, all set it iconic picturesque Norfolk village.

 

First of a Large Charter Boat Order Complete

The very first of four new Haines 360 models has rolled out of the factory ready for its hirers at Silverline Cruisers as their new season gets into full flow.

Silverline Cruisers of Banagher are located in the heart of Ireland on the banks of the River Shannon. The family run company operate a large Haines strong fleet of motor cruisers ranging from 29 to 52 feet (the largest hire craft available on their waterways). These new craft all built to a very high specification will further add to their impressive fleet, with all four of the new boats available for the start of the 2016 season.

For further details on hiring this new boat on one of the finest waterway in Europe visit www.silverlinecruisers.com

 

Fun in the Sun on the MBY Boat Test

They had waited patiently, but eventually on Thursday of last week magazine Motor Boat and Yachting finally got their hands the new Haines 32 Offshore.

In the expert hands of their Boat Test Editor, Jack Haines (no relation!), they took the opportunity to put the boat through her paces.

Initially a south coast boat test was planned, but ultimately a break from the norm and all those Med and Solent backdrops was decided upon, as we headed out of Lowestoft and down to Southwold on a sun soaked North Sea.

Keeping pace with the much larger photo boat with photographer Lester McCarthy onboard, Jack effortlessly cut through her wash and demonstrated the 32 Offshore's comfortable ride and great manoeuvrability.

The images of the boat performing in front of the stunning backdrop of the Southwold coast and the big blue skies will add to a great review which you can read in Motor Boat and Yachting later this summer.

 

New Haines 400 2015 Model

Late Summer 2015 will see the launch of the flagship model to the Haines range as the new Haines 400 model makes its debut at the Southampton boat show in September.

Soon to come into production, this boat will feature a large master aft cabin and an equally spacious guest en-suite forward cabin. A spit level saloon / galley / dining area and a spacious aft upper deck makes this model an all-round craft for entertaining throughout your boating season.

The boats exterior further impresses with the aesthetically pleasing window lines of the superstructure, flush fit hatches and the long hull windows appearing to give extra length to the stunning 40 foot stone grey hull.

Out of the marina and under way at sea this boat will not disappoint either, with twin Yanmar 370hp V8 engines delivering a comfortable and impressive 30 knot plus performance.

 

Charter Boat Order Placed from Irish Waterways Company

Irish Waterways based Silverline Cruisers has confirmed an order for four new Haines 360 aft cabin boats as it looks to add to its already large range of Haines built charter craft.

All the new boats will be operated from Silverline's base at Banagher on the River Shannon, with the first craft delivered and available for hire from May 2015 and all boats complete and ready for the start of the 2016 season.

Each of the new boats are to be built to a high specification with a walnut interior and two en-suite cabins, each craft also coming complete with bow thrusters, 2kw inverters and large smart TV's.

The new 360 model, popular with both inland and offshore boaters in the private market. Now available for hire on the the Irish Waterways.

Traditionally the building of craft destined for the charter markets of Europe's inland waterways has always represented a high percentage of Haines' overall production. Throughout Haines 35 year history, boats have left the Norfolk production facility for operators based in France, Germany, Holland, Ireland and Italy.

For further details on boating holidays on the River Shannon visit silverlinecruisers.com or call +353 57 91 51112

 

Increase in Production Following Boat Show Sales

The success of the Southampton and London boat shows as well as the recent launch of two new models to the range is highlighted by the increase of production at the Haines Norfolk workshops over the winter period.

New 32 Offshore and aft cabin Haines 360 models dominate the factory floor space, with all boats destined for different locations on UK and Irish waterways.

The Haines 360 model proved to be one of the real stars of the show following its boat show debut at London. Many visitors commenting on the outstanding use of space and generous accommodation delivered in its 11 meter length. The 32 Offshore has continued where it left off, after an order was placed on day one of its official launch in Southampton, with continued growing Europe wide interest and several recent orders.

 

New Haines Models Unveiled at London Boat Show

As this year’s exhibition at London Excel drew to a close last night, members of the Haines sales team were left reflecting on what was a thoroughly worthwhile and successful show.

Haines presence at the show was significantly improved with two boats on display as a steady stream of visitors took their opportunity to see these new products. Making a boat show debut at London was the new 360 aft cabin model, delivering an abundance of space in its twin-stateroom layout, providing your guests with the same level of comfort in the island double forward cabin as can be enjoyed by the owners in the master aft cabin.

The Haines 360 attracted great interest throughout the 10 days, with the first order being placed on the very first weekend of the show. Alongside the 360 was the stunning 32 Offshore model, making its first appearance at London following its hugely successful world launch at Southampton in September. With a factory full of 32 Offshore models currently in production, the very pretty and extremely comfortable aft cockpit style cruiser continued to catch the eye of the boat show visitors.

 

London Boat Show 2015

The boats are there, the bags are packed and the team are about to head down to the Excel Exhibition Centre for the start of the 2015 London Boat Show.

60 years since the first London show, originally at Olympia and later at Earl's Court, the latest Excel show begins on Friday 9th January running for 10 full days through to Sunday 18th January.

To mark the anniversary of the show and Haines' own anniversary of 35 years continuous trading in 2015, Haines Marine's stand space has grown and there will be two new models on display at this years exhibition.

With the doors opening at 10am on Friday, the team from Haines and NYA will be there to greet all visitors to the stand.

Find the new Haines 32 offshore and 360 Aft Cabin models on stands A458 and A459

Boat show build-up as the Haines 360 is carefully craned into place alongside the latest 32 Offshore model

 

Haines Celebrate 35 Years Continuous Trading in 2015ent

 

Haines 360 & 32 Offshore to be Displayed at London

In 2015 and for the very first time at January’s London Boat Show Haines Marine will be displaying two different models from their range.

Making their London Boat Show debuts will be the Haines 360 and 32 Offshore, giving the company a greater presence at the show and showcasing two contrasting styles of motor cruiser.

Following a hugely successful Southampton Boat Show in September and the recent upturn in sales across the range of boats, Haines have made the decision along with agents Norfolk Yacht Agency to grow the stand space from that of previous years and display some of the very best in the Haines range of custom hand built craft.

Situated on stand A458 and A459, as always members of the Haines and NYA team will be there to greet you.

If you would like to book your private viewing please contact louise@nya.co.uk or call 01603 713434

 

Haines Charter Fleet Expansion

Manor House Marine of Lough Erne in Northern Ireland have further added to their fleet of Haines craft with the addition of a new Haines 400 charter boat.

Having already purchased an identical model last year it resulted in high demand and continued rent throughout a long boating season. As a result Manor House this year have again invested in a new eight berth 400 model, as the popularity of top-end boating holidays continues to grow.

As a private boat the Haines 400 has been a hugely popular craft since its introduction to the Haines range, being enjoyed by customers throughout Europe. This new charter craft offers accommodation in abundance, with high levels of comfort and luxury throughout. The opportunity to hire such a luxurious vessel and on such beautiful waterways is clearly proving appealing to Manor House Marine’s customers.

To book your holiday on Lough Erne aboard a new Haines 400 visit manormarine.com

 

Join the Haines Marine Team Agent

Following an increase in sales in recent months and the popularity of the new models added to the Haines range in 2014. Haines Marine are now actively seeking to add to its workforce with opportunities for candidates with experience in both boatbuilding and marine engineering.

Haines Marine prides itself on offering a good working environment, long term secure employment and opportunities to progress further within the company for the right candidates.

For further information about joining the Haines team contact enquiries@hainesmarine.co.uk

 

Strong Sales Reported at the Southampton Boatshow Agent

An extremely enthused sales team returned from the Southampton Boat Show late on Sunday night predicting the most successful boat show in the company’s history.

The boat on display was sold to a customer visiting on the opening day of the show, and a second deal shortly followed when agreed on the third day as the boating public descended in numbers on the sun soaked south coast show.

On the back of a good British summer and with most boaters having used their boats for a long extended season, many were keen to talk about their boating plans for the future.

Making its boatshow debut, the Haines 32 Offshore was always likely to attract the crowds, with many visitors making it their first port of call. A truly British built craft with a stunning blue hull and an inviting open plan layout proved too much for most to just pass by, and once onboard were amazed by the level of accommodation and impressed by the innovative flexible layout and the saloon‘s multi-configuration seating arrangement.

Further sales of the 32 Offshore are expected to be completed over the next few weeks, and with a high level of interest also shown in other models such as the Haines 400 and new 360, the Haines production schedule is already looking very healthy for 2015.

Tiffany Howie and Matt Sampson of NYA prepare for another busy day at the Southampton Boatshow

 

Anglia Afloat Boat Test a New Haines 360es Agent

Now out and on the shelves is September / October edition of the Anglia Afloat magazine. This latest edition features a full boat test and review of the popular new Haines model, the Haines 360 Aft Cabin.

Get your copy today and read what Anglia Afloat's Duncan Abel thought of this spacious new motor cruiser.

 

Fun in the Sun on 32os Sea Trials Agent

Sea trials were carried out earlier this week on the new 32 Offshore, throwing this new model straight into the environment she has been designed for.

Thorough testing and trialing on the river had already been done, with boats slow speed handling effortless due to the boats deep keel, but it was at sea where her new Andrew Wolstenholme designed hull was properly put through its paces.

To the delight of all those onboard and those watching on from the neighbouring photo boat, the 32os sat beautifully in the water picking up onto the plane at relatively low RPM, and making light work of the large wash from other much larger vessels. Turning tightly and displaying an extremely soft cushioned ride, with every twist and turn or oncoming wave she enjoyed every moment of her chance to shine.

Achieving a top speed of 20 knots at a near 2 miles per gallon fuel consumption, the choice of a single Nanni 270hp engine also seems truly justified.

 

Haines 32 Offshore Trials & Testing UnderwayHaines Agent

The excitement around the launch of any new model is always evident, but the level of anticipation and interest in the latest addition to the Haines range has rarely been experienced before.

In many ways unsurprising considering the success of the 32 Offshore’s inland cruising sister, the 32 Sedan, but now that the first boat is in the water ahead of its extensive period of trialling and testing, that excitement still seems to grow.

Initial testing has revealed that all the hard work done at the design stage, and the careful consideration given to the engine choice on the first craft was all well worthwhile, with early testing delivering a near 20 knot performance with only a single Nanni 270hp engine.

 

 

Southampton Boat Show & Haines 32 Offshore International Debutd as Haines Agent

To coincide with the international launch of the new Haines 32 Offshore model, Haines Marine will be moving to a more prominent central position at the Southampton Boat Show in September.

A side-on berth will maximise the boats exposure, ensuring all visitors are able to appreciate all aspects of this new craft. Situated on the water on berth M236, as usual the team from Haines and Norfolk Yacht Agency will be onboard to assist with any enquiries.

The Haines 32 Offshore will be on display at the Southampton Boat Show from 12th to 21st September, to book your private viewing please contact louise@nya.co.uk or call 01603 713434

 

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Anticipation Grows Ahead of the Haines 32os World Premiere

New boats always create a vast amount of excitement and anticipation, and this is clearly evident ahead of the new Haines 32 Offshore's official unveiling at the Southampton Boat Show in September.

Several eager boaters and interested customers have already taken the opportunity to view the boat in build, to get a feel for themselves the boat's impressive use of space, and to see the build quality that goes into each and every craft built at the Haines factory.

Unsurprisingly orders have already been taken from plan for this new model, meaning only a few early 2015 build slots are available.

Norfolk Yacht Agency's own display model will be available for viewing in late August, with it's World Premiere made at the Southampton Boat Show between 12th and 20th September. Alternatively, should you wish to arrange your own exclusive viewing of this craft in build contact sales@nya.co.uk to arrange your factory visit.

 

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32 Sedan on Display in Windermeres Agent

A new Haines 32 Sedan model has arrived in Windermere this week, located at Haines north of England dealers, Shepherds Marine.

The perfect weekender, floating holiday cottage or summer retreat, the popular Haines 32 Sedan with its open plan layout and warm walnut contemporary interior offers an abundance of accommodation and entertaining space.

On display at Shepherds Marine, The Marina, Bowness on Windermere, if you wish to view this new Haines craft contact John Birkett through email: johnb@shepherdswindermere.co.uk or telephone: 015394 46004

 

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Nanni T4.270hp Selected for First Haines 32 Offshoreinted as Haines Agent

Fuel economy is often the first thing in boat buyer’s minds these days, and new offshore craft produced with a large single engine are now a frequent sight.

After several weeks of careful consideration and calculations being made, Haines Marine are excited to announce that the engine selected for our first 32 Offshore model and the Southampton Boat Show display boat, is the new Nanni T.270 engine.
Its low weight and impressive performance figures make it the perfect choice for this new model. Delivering considerably more torque at relatively low RPM, and weighing as much as 180kg less than some of the other engine options, the Toyota based Nanni engine fitted to the Andrew Wolstenholme’s newly designed hull will effortlessly achieve the low to intermediate planing speeds required by the discerning boater. Fans of twin engine installations are not to be disappointed though, with various options and alternative engine makes also offered.

Haines Marine’s association with Nanni Engines goes back many years, with Nanni’s UK distributor AR Peachment also Norfolk based.

“We are extremely excited by what looks like the perfect engine for this boat, its performance figures are extremely impressive, with its higher torque and with it being significantly lighter than other engine alternatives. It will allow the boat to get on the plane much earlier, delivering the boats optimum performance.” Director Justin Haines added.

Click here for further details of the new Nanni T4.270 engine>

 

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New Haines 32 Offshore in Productionointed as Haines Agent

The first of the new Haines 32 Offshore model is now in production, well in advance of its official unveiling at the Southampton Boat Show in September.

The brand new Andrew Wolstenholme designed hull, striking with its dark navy blue band, promises to deliver the performance and ride you would expect in this offshore model. Its extensive stringer and frame arrangement giving the hull the additional strengthening required for those rougher seas.

Inside, the layout does not stray too far away from its sister boat, the 32 Sedan, with a large island double forward cabin, a separate toilet and shower compartment and a generous galley. There are several additions in terms of safety features for any sea passage, as well as a clever design feature of a flexible settee arrangement and living space in the saloon and cockpit area.

 

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Windermere Based Shepherds Marine Appointed as Haines Agent

Haines Marine are pleased to announce an expansion to their UK sales network with the appointment of Windermere based Shepherds Marine.

Haines have achieved a record number of sales in recent years working closely alongside existing UK agent Norfolk Yacht Agency. This recent appointment of a new agent in the North of England provides customers with two bases to view new and used Haines craft.

"With Shepherds Marine appointed as a second agent in the UK, the Haines brand will continue to grow, and we believe will expand our Northern England, North Wales and Scottish markets greatly"

Justin Haines, Director and General Manager explained "The stunning location of Windermere is a fantastic location for boating and for the full range of Haines craft, we are extremely excited and encouraged by what the Shepherds Marine team can offer in terms of service and know that the

Haines products are more than well suited to the boating environment that is on their doorstep" He added.

Jason Dearden of Shepherds Marine explained “The whole team here at Shepherds are very excited about representing this successful British brand to customers in the North and Scotland. We are looking forward to receiving our first Haines 32 Sedan in June.” Adding “Haines have an excellent range of craft for both the northern inland waters such as Windermere but also for coastal boating with their off-shore variations coupled with Haines’ reputation for quality and service we are sure they will gain a good following in the coming years.”

 

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Crowds Flock to Broadland Show

The Horning Boat Show returned to the Norfolk village on Saturday 3rd May with several thousands of visitors taking the opportunity to see the range of boats on display, as well as the numerous other stalls and attractions.
Haines and agents NYA had on display a selection of new and used craft, including a new 32 Sedan fresh out of the factory earlier in the week.

A steady flow of visitors visited the stand throughout the day, amongst them MP Norman Lamb, with many enjoying the Haines and NYA hospitality on offer later in the afternoon.

 

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Horning Boat Show Returns

Saturday 3rd May will see Haines Marine exhibiting their latest 32 Sedan model at the Horning Boat Show.

Following on from the success of the first ever boat show hosted by the Norfolk Broads village, Haines and UK dealer Norfolk Yacht Agency will be displaying their latest craft to an expected large audience at the riverside location.

"Our stand at last years Horning show was as popular as any busy day at an international boat show. There was a constant flow of interested visitors, all taking the opportunity to view a wide range of boats." Sales Manager Chris Cooper of Norfolk Yacht Agency commented. "With one of our sales offices in Horning we feel it's important to support the show. Its format has expanded greatly this year, although last year's first ever show attracted many visitors, many boaters or families new to boating, and even more than a few boat buyers!" He added further.

The Horning Boat Show is situated on several sites around the village, with many on the water. Haines latest 32 Sedan model will be display near The Swan Inn. The show opens at 10am through to 5:30pm, with a variety of events and entertainment planned.

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A Successful Haines 360 Launch Party

Over 200 guests enjoyed an entertaining afternoon at the NYA Brundall site as they toasted the launch of the latest addition to the Haines boat range.

The new Haines 360 aft cabin cruiser took pride of place in the transformed new workshops of Haines UK agent Norfolk Yacht Agency. Her proud owners were in attendance as other guests seized the opportunity to have an exclusive first viewing of this new craft. Many visitors commenting on the boats impressive use of space, and the amount of accommodation delivered belying its 36 foot overall length.

 

To help with the party atmosphere the canapés and refreshments were enjoyed by all into the evening. Haines Marine would like to thank all members of Norfolk Yacht Agency team for all their efforts in hosting this event, and all our customers and friends for helping make it such a special day.

Photograph by Denise Bradley of Boat Magic Images

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New Haines 360 Ready for Launch Day

The trials and commissioning are now complete, the Champagne's on ice, and the guests are eagerly awaiting its unveiling.

The months of design and build are now over as the new Haines 360 model awaits her big day. The excited and proud customers in will be in attendance for tomorrows official launch, as the new 360 model takes centre stage amongst the other new and used Haines craft on show at Norfolk Yacht Agency's Brundall office.

200 plus guests are expected at the indoor and outdoor show, with the full Haines and NYA teams in attendance to answer any questions.

It's still not too late in the day to attend, and anybody wishing for an exclusive invitation should contact louise@nya.co.uk.

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Haines 32 Offshore Hull Plug Complete

The plug work for the new hull development of the Haines 32 Offshore model is now complete, ready the next stage of making the mould.

Experinced plug maker Adrian Harmer is in charge of the Haines development team, the same team responsible for other Haines models such as the Haines 32 Sedan and the popular Haines 400.

A highly skilled process, working to the designer Andrew Wolstenholme's detailed plans, the development team have created a superb hull that will ultimately offer customers a choice of single or twin engine installation and a smooth ride in all kind of sea states.

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First Haines 360 Nears Completion

The eagerly anticipated new Haines 360 model is now nearing completion ready for its official launch event on Saturday 12th April.

Entering its final phase of production, prior to the boats last phase of comissioning and qualty control, this new model has already sold well from plan with the second 360 model just being started at the Haines Norfolk boat yard.

This first Haines 360 will ultimately be heading to the Kent coast, following the boats launch event to be held at Brundall. The excited owners specification of their new craft include a single 260hp Yanmar engine, oak interior and a classy navy blue hull.

Anyone wishing to take a closer look at this latest addition to the Haines range can contact louise@nya.co.uk for a personel invite to the Official Haines 360 Launch Event on Saturday 12th April.

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Haines 32 Sedan on Dispaly at the Anglia Afloat Show

What appeared to be a brave decision to host an outside show on the 1st February was rewarded as hundreds of boating enthusiasts descended upon Oulton Broad on Saturday for the very first Anglia Afloat Show.

On a fresh but sunny day the latest Haines 32 Sedan was on show outside the Wherry Hotel, with members of the Haines and Norfolk Yacht Agency team onboard to welcome visitors.

Several local companies took the opportunity to exhibit their products, giving the visitors a good cross section of what the boating industry in the South East of England has to offer.

Plans are already in place for a similar event next year, with an expanded show already being being proposed.

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Haines 360 Official Launch Event

On Saturday 12th April at Norfolk Yacht Agency in Brundall guests are welcome to join us for the launch of the new Haines 360 Aft Cabin model.

The full transformation of the popular Haines 350 is nearing completion and the launch of new 360 model is hugely anticipated. Featuring a reconfigured hull, flush fit windows and hatches, a stylish new aft cockpit design and a new interior offering an abundance of space and living accommodation.

Apart from an exclusive first viewing of this inland and offshore craft, our guests will be able to enjoy Champagne and canapés, while also taking the opportunity to view the wide range of new and used craft on display.

Contact louise@nya.co.uk or call 01603 713434 for your personal invite.

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Anglia Afloat Show

Anglia Afloat magazine recently celebrated their 10th anniversary, and is marking this landmark by hosting its very first Anglia Afloat Show on Saturday 1st February 2014.

To be held at the Wherry Hotel at Oulton Broad in Suffolk, the day will celebrate the very best of boating in East Anglia. Boats will be available to view on the water including our very own latest Haines 32 Sedan model, with other displays and features in the main hotel function room.

Register now for free tickets to the show by emailing editor@angliaafloat.co.uk or pay £2.00 on the door if you simply turn up on the day.

We look forward to seeing you all between 10am and 4pm on 1st February.

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Royal Visit to the Haines Stand

On the Wednesday of the London Boat Show Justin Haines was delighted to give a full guided tour of the latest Haines 32 Sedan on display to some very special guests.

Visiting the show that day was the Princess Royal, accompanied by her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence. Her Royal Highness took great interest in all aspects of the craft’s design. Appreciating the use of space and taking a keen interest in different aspects of the boats engineering.

Impressed by the brass build plaque naming all members of the crafts build team, Her Royal Highness was then introduced to members of the Norfolk Yacht Agency sales team.

French flight of fancy Royal visit Royal visit

 

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Outstanding Service Award to Norfolk Yacht Agency

Congratulations to Haines UK agent Norfolk Yacht Agency on their Outstanding Service Award received at the annual Motor Boat Awards evening.

At the dinner, hosted by Motor Boats Monthly and Motor Boat & Yachting, NYA scooped the prestigeous award in recognition of their excellent customer service. The only award of the evening to actually be voted for by the readers was collected by a delighted James Fraser from Norfolk Yacht Agency.

 

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Motor Boats Monthly Review the Haines 42 Elegance

Don't miss the Haines 42 Elegance review in the January edition of Motor Boats Monthly. MBM's Carl Richardson was hugely impressed by the crafts accommodation, and highlights all the boats key features, before concluding that the boat represents excellent value for money for any new boat buyers.

 

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MBM – French Flight of Fancy

Reported on in the latest edition of Motor Boats Monthly are the exploits of recent Haines 400 customers and some relatively inexperienced boaters as they headed to the French Canals and on to the Mediterranean.

Fulfilling a lifetime ambition, they set off down the east coast from Lowestoft in the Spring, heading down the UK coast and eventually onto their final destination in Southern Spain. A cruise that allowed them to fully appreciate the fabulous French Canals, while continuously learning new valuable boating skills.

Read the full article in the Motor Boat Monthly January 2014 edition.

French flight of fancy

 

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Award Nomination

The Haines 32 Sedan has been nominated for the Motor Boat of the Year Awards in the Wheelhouse and Walkaround category.

The winner of the Motor Boat of the Year 2014 award will be announced during the London Boat Show (4th - 12th January), at an awards evening hosted by Motor Boat & Yachting and Motor Boats Monthly held at the Landmark Hotel in Mayfair.

The 32 Sedan made its international debut at the London Boat Show in January 2013, and has gone on to be one of the most successful Haines models to date.

 

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Motorboat Owner - New Online Magazine

Launched recently at the Southampton Boat Show was the new online magazine, Motorboat Owner. A free monthly digital magazine, it features an array of practical advice for boat owners, as well as test reports, owners stories and other news items. Amongst the features in the latest December edition, is a detailed report of a used Haines 320 currently available at Norfolk Yacht Agency.

You can download the latest edition at www.motorboatowner.co.uk

 

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London International Boat Show 2014

On show at the London International Boat Show at Excel in January will be the very latest Haines 32 Sedan. A hugely successful model that has sold in exceptionally high numbers throughout 2013, and receiving an excellent recent review in Motor Boats Monthly magazine. Packed with features and produced to the high standard of finish expected in all Haines boats, viewings of this craft will no doubt be in demand. Also available on the stand will be further plans and details of the exciting new offshore version of the 32 Sedan. Customers wishing to make a private viewing are encouraged to book in advance, this year's show runs from Saturday 4th through to Sunday 12th January.

The Haines 32 Sedan can be found on stand no. A214, or to book your private viewing please contact louise@nya.co.uk or call 01603 713434

 

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Manor House Marine New Flagship Craft - Haines 400

Customers will soon have a chance to take to the helm of a new Haines 400 on the delightful cruising waters of Lough Erne in Northern Ireland.

With charter company Manor House Marine taking delivery of a new flagship craft to add to their existing Haines built fleet. This popular Haines model is available for hire for the 2014 season, offering 8 berth accommodation, and all the luxury you would expect in a Haines craft.

Haines Marine have been supplying Manor House Marine and other Irish waterways hire boat operators for the last 25 years. These stunning waters with its dramatic landscapes and relaxed cruising, have always been popular with European boaters, all eager to explore this vast waterway.

The new Haines 400 is available for hire throughout the 2014 season with Manor House Marine in Northern Ireland

 

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Motor Boats Monthy 32 Sedan Test Report

Read in the October edition of Motor Boats Monthly magazine the full Haines 32 Sedan test report.

Nick Burnham, MBM Test Editor, spent a full day taking in all the details of this popular model. Highlighting the array of features and the high standard of finish throughout the boat.

Read the full article in the magazine's latest edition on the shelves today or view MBM's test report video.

 

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Southampton Boat Show Draws to a Close

In the early hours of Monday morning the team from Haines and Norfolk Yacht Agency returned to Norfolk, a little tired and weary but extremely enthused by what was another successful Southampton Boat Show.

The Haines 32 Sedan model had sold exceptionally well in the weeks leading up to the show, with 4 craft sold in a little over 3 weeks. This made it an obvious decision to exhibit this model at the popular South Coast Show.

An excellent review in the October edition of Motor Boat Monthly magazine resulted in many visitors making a beeline straight for the Haines berth on the water. Despite the weather being slightly undecided as to whether the summer has ended, or is still wanting to remain with us, the queues frequently formed with visitors eager to take a closer look onboard. Presenting extremely well on its side on berth in the relaxed marina environment, the visitors onboard were certainly impressed by the high standard of the Haines finish and the fine attention to detail.

Interest in the 32 Sedan offshore model, ideal for South Coast cruising was also frequent, along with the soon to be released new Haines 360 aft cabin model.

 

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32 Sedan Going Offshore

Designs have now been made for a new offshore planing version of the popular Haines 32 Sedan model. The new Andrew Wolstenholme designed hull will deliver an excellent offshore performance while retaining the appealing characteristics of the original river and estuary model.

Built to full category B specification, capable of speeds in excess of 20 knots, and incorporating an array of practical features. The new 32 Sedan Offshore will satisfy the needs of boaters wishing to explore further afield in the safety and comfort of this stylish and spacious 32 foot cruiser.

Plans for this latest development have been in place since the launch of the original Haines 32 Sedan river and estuary cruiser, but such has been the far reaching appeal and increased demand that this development has been brought forward. Offered with single or twin engine installation, Haines UK agents Norfolk Yacht Agency have placed an order for their first with the single Yanmar 260hp engine option, available for delivery in June 2014.

Further details will be available at the Southampton Boat Show (Berth M120), alternatively contact NYA on 01603 713434

New Haines 32 Sedan Offshore available June 2014

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Southampton Boat Show (13th - 22nd September 2013)

Haines Marine and the sales team from Norfolk Yacht Agency return to the Southampton boat show in September displaying the latest Haines 32 Sedan model. Making its south coast debut, the 32 Sedan can be found on the water on berth M120.

 

 

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32 Sedan Motor Boats Monthly Test Report

Last week Nick Burnham, Test Editor of Motor Boats Monthly, was able to finally get onboard a new Haines 32 Sedan. Such has been the demand for this new Haines model, that having an unsold boat available for MBM to fully test has been a challenge.

The Norfolk Broads was again the destination, this time on the Southern Broads, departing the moorings from Brundall. Nick enjoyed the full day recording the boats finest details, as well as testing the boats performance and handling.

The full MBM Haines 32 Sedan test report will be in the magazine's October edition, and also look out for video footage of a walkthrough the boats interior and with it on the water.

 

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Haines Boat Show at Water's Edge

A good crowd turned out for the first ever Haines and NYA event to be held at the new Broadland venue of Water's Edge in Bramerton.

Throughout the Saturday afternoon and in the warm sunshine, guests enjoyed the obligatory Pimms and canapés as they took the opportunity to view some of the latest craft in the Haines range.

The latest 32 Sedan, with its new restyled galley and other new added features, was the star of the show. Presenting itself well, with its interior and dressings beautifully styled by Rebecca Fraser.

Also on show and capturing the imagination of many guests was the latest Haines 42 Elegance, which under the summer sun and with its large aft raised deck area, displayed exactly what you could expect when cruising on this style of motor cruiser. The 400 on show completed the Haines all star line-up, and was gratefully exhibited with the permission of its proud owner.

The hardworking team at the Water's Edge ensured that all guests were looked after as the sun continued to shine into the early evening.

 

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Haines Boat Show at Water's Edge, Bramerton - Saturday 3rd August

For those wishing to get onboard and view some of the latest craft in the Haines range there is still an opportunity.

There are still a few places left for anyone wishing to attend the Haines and NYA event to be held in the picturesque location of the Water's Edge in Bramerton Woods End, situated on the banks of the River Yare.

This event is invitation only, and if you wish attend please contact louise@nya.co.uk or call 01603 713434

 

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MBM Take to the Water on the 42 Elegance

The glorious weather continued as the Motor Boats Monthly team took to the water recently to review the Haines 42 Elegance.

MBM editor, Carl Richardson, seized the opportunity to get his hands on this spacious and elegant cruiser while enjoying the delights of the Norfolk Broads. Sunshine greeted them as they explored some the Northern Broads, taking in the views from the craft's vast aft deck.

Designed specifically for cruising UK inland and estuary waters, or the canals and lakes of Europe. The full Haines 42 Elegance review will be published shortly.

Motor Boats Monthly's Carl Richardson and Greg Goulding on test with the Haines 42 Elegance

 

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Water's Edge, Woods End, Bramerton

Haines and Norfolk Yacht Agency are pleased to announce an event to be held on Saturday 3rd August at the delightful new venue of Water's Edge at Woods End, Bramerton. Situated on the banks of the River Yare, approximately a 10 minute drive from Norwich, invited guests will get the opportunity to view the Haines Range on show on the water in this stunning picturesque location.

Should you wish to join us, please contact louise@nya.co.uk

 

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Haines Tour - Brundall Motor Yacht Club

Enjoying their factory tour around the Haines production facility on Saturday 15th June were members of the Brundall Motor Yacht Club. After refreshments, the vistitors received a full guided tour showing all production processes at the Catfield site, and the opportunity to view the range of craft in build all at various stages.

Tours of the Haines factory are an excellent opportunity to see the high level of craftsmanship that goes into every Haines boat, and visits for interested individuals or groups can be arranged upon request.

 

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Haines 32 Sedan - A Model in Demand

Continuing to attract interest from customers based on a variety of European waterways is the popular Haines 32 Sedan. Now with five of this model craft in production at the Haines Norfolk factory, each with different specifications and tailored to each customers exact taste and style. The 32 Sedan has continued to prove a real success since its official boatshow unveiling at London ExCel in January.

Featuring a few changes and some subtle restyling, expect to see the latest display 32 Sedan model at Norfolk Yacht Agency available for viewing later in the summer.

 

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Alternative Decking

Haines now offer a range of synthetic decking choices, traditionalists may prefer the teak effect with a standard black caulking, or some may choose teak effect with a cream caulking.

Also offered is this striking black effect, as fitted on a new Haines 400 recently, with charcoal coloured decking and a light grey caulking. As the picture above shows, set against the black console, the overall effect looks stunning and delighted the new owners.

 

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Haines Charter Craft to Germany

Haines Marine have just completed the last of an eight boat production run for the German boat charter operation of Swiss based company Hapimag.

Two new Haines 42 Charter craft have just been completed and delivered to Müritz in Germany, giving the company a fleet of eight new boats all ready for the start of the new season. The lakes and rivers in Mecklenburg, Brandenburg and Berlin offer customers from all over Europe stunning scenery and plenty of cruising choices in these vast waterways.

Haines' strong relationship as builder of Hapimag boats began in the mid 90's and seen the production of over 60 craft leave the Haines Norfolk factory all heading for destinations in France and Germany.

 

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A Fantastic First Horning Boat Show

There was an outstanding attendance for the very first Horning Boat Show on Saturday 4th May. The wind blew, but sun shone as thousands of visitors young and old descended on the pretty Norfolk village.

Taking the opportunity to get onboard and view the range of boats on show, throughout the day the queues formed on the Haines and Norfolk Yacht Agency stand as people waited eagerly for their chance to view the new Haines 42 Elegance and the Haines 400 on display. The two craft, one a boat designed for cruising inland waterways in the UK and Europe, the other a stunning all action offshore cruiser, demonstrated perfectly the build quality and accommodation provided throughout the Norfolk built Haines range of motor cruisers.

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Children's entertainment was provided by a balloon modelling pirate and goodie bags were dispatched as the numbers grew on the stand. Later in afternoon the entrainment continued as guests on the stand enjoyed refreshments and the obligatory jazz band, as what proved to be a very worthwhile and hugely enjoyable day drew to close.

 

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3 Haines Craft, 1 Boat Builder

Delighted Haines customer's Ken and Sue Newland have just taken delivery of their new Haines 400 'Our Time'. For these loyal Haines customer's it represents their third Haines craft and incredibly for one Haines employee he has been involved in the build of all three.

Haines Marine boat builder Kevin Turner first met Mr and Mrs Newland in 1994 when he was part of the build team that completed their first Haines boat, a 35 foot model, which along with son Mark they used and enjoyed extensively on UK waters, the French Canals and on the Mediteranian.

Several years and many adventures later in 2009, Haines’ longest serving employee Kevin was again using his woodworking skills on the same customer’s next craft, a Haines 350.

Impressed by the space provided on the Haines 400 model and their appreciation of the enduring build quality of Haines boats, Mr and Mrs Newland decided to place an order for a third new boat. Although not intentionally planned, they were delighted to discover that the same hands that built their first and second boats were now crafting their latest new vessel.

 

Boat no. 3 - 'Our Time' leaves the Haines Factory

 

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Horning Boat Show

Haines Marine are very much giving their full support to the latest date on your boat show calendar, the first ever Horning Boat Show.

The iconic Norfolk village will be making the most of its riverside location to host the event on Saturday 4th May. A range of attractions and entertainment are planned throughout the day, and the picturesque setting will without doubt draw in the crowds.

Haines along with agents Norfolk Yacht Agency will be exhibiting the latest craft in the range, with the usual team on hand answer any of questions.

See www.horning-boat-show.org for more details.

 

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Holiday Aboard a Haines

Haines are recognised internationally as leading builders and suppliers of charter craft to the European inland waterways. For the last 30 years, Haines have been regularly supplying boats to the largest fleet operators in France, Germany, Ireland and Italy.

New charter craft have recently been supplied to all corners of Europe ready for the start of the 2013 boating season. Featuring all modern day creature comforts, these craft often provide future boat owners with their first introduction to Haines motor boats.

Holidaying on the Canal du Midi in the south of France, cruising on the Lagoon of Venice, or enjoying the charm of the stunning Irish waterways can all be done aboard a Norfolk built Haines craft.

For further details of European boating holidays on a Haines boat contact:

Capestang, Canal du Midi, France>

Vermenton, Burgundy, France>

Rechlin, Müritz, Germany>

Tel: 00800 9077 9077

Banagher, River Shannon, Ireland>

Tel: 00 353 57 91 51112

 

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Anglia Afloat Test Report

The launch of a new model is always going to capture the imagination of the boating media. First to get onboard to review the latest model in the Haines range was Anglia Afloat magazine.

Highlighting the charms of this 32 foot river and estuary cruiser, from the quality of the boats finish to the appeal of the quiet smaller engine option. The Haines 32 Sedan looks stunning in pride of place on the front cover of the January / February edition.

Read the full Haines 32 Sedan boat test report in the latest edition of Anglia Afloat. Boat Test - Haines 32s >

 

 

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Sales at London Boat Show

The Haines and Norfolk Yacht Agency sales team returned to snowy Norfolk on Sunday night in high spirits, following one of the most successful and enjoyable London Boat Show's for many years.

A vibrant atmosphere was created by the new layout of the ExCel Show, and viewings of the Haines 32 Sedan on display were constant throughout the 9 days. Making its world boat show premiere, this new starter boat in the Haines range was the first port of call for many visitors to the Show, and its open aft cockpit and fully opening patio doors provided an irresistible invitation for many others to take a closer look inside.

Those viewing onboard were struck by the elegant lines of the boats exterior while recognising the high standard of finish that remains constant throughout the Haines range.

Orders for new builds were taken on the stand, and a high number of enquiries were taken at the Show each day. Haines Marine has now taken 8 orders for the new 32 Sedan model since its launch in early September.

 

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32 Sedan - 6 Berth Layout Launched

With the London Boat Show just around the corner, Haines Marine are pleased to announce the launch of a new 6 berth layout for the Haines 32 Sedan.

This popular new model will be making its world boat show premiere at the ExCel show in January, and to coincide with this the Haines design team have released these exciting new plans.

An even more family-friendly motor cruiser, accommodating four fixed berths in two separate cabins, a spacious master double cabin and a twin bunk or double mid cabin. Two additional berths are also created by the convertible settee in the saloon. The galley moves into a more sociable position on the port side of the saloon, which easily opens up to the aft deck with the fully opening 'slide and stack' patio doors.

Haines 32 Sedan - 6 Berth Layout

Haines 32 Sedan - 4 Berth Layout

 

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London International Boat Show 2013

Making its boat show debut at the London Excel in January will be the new Haines 32 Sedan. A competitively priced craft, packed with features and produced to the high standard of finish expected in all Haines boats, viewings of this new model will no doubt be in demand. Customers wishing to make a private viewing are encouraged to book in advance, this years show runs from Saturday 12th through to Sunday 20th January.

The Haines 32 Sedan can be found on stand no. A208, or to book your private viewing please contact louise@nya.co.uk or call 01603 713434

 

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Winter Approaching

With the boating season drawing to a close for some, Haines Marine would like to remind customers of the importance of the correct winterisation of their craft.

While some are wrapping their boats up for the winter, there are those planning for boating all year round. With the necessary precautions such as fitting engine room heaters, using your boats domestic heating system and flushing water from the toilet and fresh water systems when not in use, there is no reason why your boating season cannot be prolonged. Last year saw October temperatures 20 degrees plus even after some customers had already had their boats winterised, while during the winter months you can regularly enjoy hassle free boating with plenty of available moorings and some stunning sunsets.

To book your boat in for winterising, or any other servicing and refurbishment requirements, please contact us on 01692 582180 or enquires@hainesmarine.co.uk

 

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32 Sedan Sales Continue

Further sales of the Haines 32 Sedan have continued, with orders this week being placed for craft destined for the River Thames and the Norfolk Broads. The success of this new model, still even without being reviewed by the boating media, has seen our production schedule filling fast for next year. There are still available builds for the 2013 season but at the current level of interest and with the London Boat Show in January, Haines anticipate taking orders for deliveries in the 2014 season before long.

To discuss you boating requirements for the 2013 season contact boats@nya.co.uk

Haines 32 Sedan leaving the factory

 

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Available to View

Following a hugely successful launch event at the Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht Club on Saturday 1st September, we would like to remind all those customers that were unable to attend this event that there is still plenty of opportunity to get onboard these newly launched craft. With our production schedule at full capacity for the remainder of 2012, and deliveries now being quoted for spring 2013, our next planned exhibition will be at the London International Boat Show in January. If there is anyone wishing to get onboard either the new 32 Sedan or 42 Elegance models before then, then please contact NYA on 01603 713434 boats@nya.co.uk

Haines 42 Elegance

Haines 32 Sedan

 

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Press Release

Press Release - Haines Boat Launch>>>

 

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Charter Craft Orders

In addition to the current lines of production of new private builds, a production programme of 6 Haines charter craft has now begun in the Catfield factory, following orders for boats to be operated on the European inland waterways.

Orders for Haines 35 and Haines 42 charter craft have recently been placed for use on the French canals, German lakes and Irish waterways. All 6 boats are due for early 2013 deliveries, ready for the start of the season.

Haines’ reputation for maintaining a high standard of build throughout the range has led to a high level of repeat business amongst their charter customers. The importance of solid, well crafted and well engineered boats is essential in the running of a hire-fleet. Many of the current charter customers initially purchased their first Haines built craft in the 1980’s and 90’s, and have returned year after year to update their fleets.

Haines Charter Craft Immaculately Presented in France

 

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Creating a Big Impression

“Only 32 feet?” Is the most common reaction from those that have viewed the latest model in the Haines range.

The Haines 32 Sedan, delivers the space for socialising and the ease of access so often demanded in a sedan style of motor cruiser. Effortless demonstrations of the simple ‘hinge and slide’ aft patio doors seem to instantly inspire peoples imagination, thinking of what a joy it would be to use such a fantastic entertaining space.

The size of the forward cabin, with its generous island double berth and ample headroom throughout, seems also to come as a surprise to many. A craft that is much more than a weekender, delivering the space required to entertain and for those longer stays onboard.

Aft Deck and the Fully Opening Saloon Patio Doors of the Haines 32 Sedan

 

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Successful Boat Launch

A large turnout for the official launch of two new boats to the Haines range was enjoyed by all at the Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht Club on Saturday 1st September. The Pimms and Champagne was being served and the local Jazz band enjoyed, but the Haines 32 Sedan and the 42 Elegance were what was interesting most visitors.

Throughout the afternoon and later into the evening the UK and international visitors looked through the new models, along with a new 400 also on show. A boat show atmosphere was created, the bustling pontoons reminiscent of a busy Saturday at Southampton Boat Show.

The 3 new craft on show, all offered something different, either for those wishing to cruise the inland waterways or those wanting to head offshore. The 32 Sedan making a real impression with its open plan layout and full opening aft patio doors, appealing to both young families and retirees with the easy access boarding.

The Haines 42 Elegance, offering all the space and live aboard comfort required for extended cruising. During the day up to 10 people at a time comfortably took their time viewing the 3 large cabins, and the stylish interior of the spacious saloon and galley space.

The 400 is always a boat that turns heads, and on Saturday it was no different. Visitors appreciating the standard of finish and the overall feel of the crafts interior.

Many visitors, current Haines boat owners and friends, later joined the team of Haines and Norfolk Yacht Agency for a summer dinner in the restaurant of the Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht Club.  Excellent food, musical entertainment and good company were enjoyed by all, with many taking the opportunity to again view the boats on show when lit up at night.

What was a fantastic sociable and relaxed day, also seemed to bring out the boat buying public with 5 orders of new Haines craft being placed over the course of the weekend.

All the team at Haines Marine would like thank everyone that attended this event, and all those that helped organise the day especially the staff of the Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht Club.

 

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Selling Well in Tough Times

It’s not been the greatest weather to start the season. Grey skies and a good chance of rain can deter even the hardiest of sailors.  Nor is this the best economic climate to persuade people to invest in anything.

However, there’s always someone in the market for a boat.  We just have to work harder to find them. We have done well with used boats recently, particularly Haines, with five sold in the last month, boats that have come from as far afield as Ireland and the Thames  - and even Ipswich.

Whatever the climate (financially or weather-wise) there are always people who are looking to trade up or down – or just fancy something new. If that’s you we can probably help.

As I said, there’s no magic bullet.  It’s just a case of working harder. Our team prepare boats very well to make the right impression.   We are also investing in smart new offices in Horning, right on the waterfront to make it more convenient for buyers.

We find our part exchange offer works well.  A Bentley Continental and a Motor Home have been taken in part exchange over the last year – and buyers found for both.

Many more enquiries are coming from our website and our internet marketing campaigns. They give us a much wider reach, bringing interest from all over the country and beyond.

So whether you are looking to buy or sell, we will work hard to a make a deal happen for you.

James Fraser, Norfolk Yacht Agency

 

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New Developments Progressing Well

The first craft of the two new models recently added to the Haines award-winning range are both currently in production and progressing well, in anticipation for their eagerly awaited official launch at the Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht Club in Lowestoft on Saturday 1st September.

Development work continues on the Haines 32 Sedan and the Haines 42 Elegance, even throughout the build process with both boats incorporating a wealth of new features, new products and innovative ideas. The feel of space and the accommodation provided in the 42 Elegance will be exactly what customers would hope to see in a boat of this size, but the same feel of space created on the 32 Sedan will come as a surprise to many.

Demand for the launch event has been high, but places are still available. For your invitation to this event please call Louise at Norfolk Yacht Agency on 01603 713434

New Haines 32 Sedan Superstructure Mould is Released From the Plug

 

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Haines 400 Offshore Delivered to Russia

Following a 3250 mile trip by land and sea, Haines’ first Russian export was successfully delivered in late June. Haines dealer Alexander Simonov from the Flagman Group handed over the new Haines 400 Offshore to his delighted customer in the port city of Novorossiysk, before the craft was taken the 160 mile trip down the Black Sea coast to its new home in the coastal resort town of Sochi.

Haines 400 Offshore Unloaded in Novorossiysk City

 

Haines Russian Agent Alexander Simonov at the Handover of the New Haines 400 Offshore

 

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Haines 32 Sedan & Haines Elegance Launch

The Haines launch and summer party is planned for Saturday 1st September at the Royal Norfolk & Suffolk Yacht Club in Lowestoft, on display will be two new boats to the Haines range. The Haines 32 Sedan and the Haines Elegance will take pride of place alongside a Haines 400. Visitors are welcome to moor in one of the visitors moorings, or accommodation if needed is available locally. If you are interested in attending this event contact Louise at NYA on 01603 713434

 

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Servicing & Refurbishment

Having experienced a recent increase in demand for our maintenance and refurbishment services, a reminder to all other customers and fellow boat owners that our service team are able to offer a full range of services for all types of repairs and maintenance. From anti-fouling to full re-fits, or engine servicing and boat cleaning, call today for a quote on (01692) 582180

 

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Development & Production Update

Development work on the new 32 Sedan and the Haines Elegance is well under way, with both models already attracting high levels of interest from both the UK and overseas. Interest in the 32 Sedan has come from both the family starter boat market, and from those looking to down-size from a larger craft. The first 32 Sedan is already sold to a Norfolk Broads customer, and the second has been ordered by Haines UK agent Norfolk Yacht Agency, available for a late summer / early autumn delivery.

The Haines Elegance is seen as a river boat that ticks all the boxes, with generous accommodation and living space that is essential for those longer stays on board, and seen by many boat buyers as a genuine boat for all the family.

Both eagerly awaited models will make their official debut at the Haines boat launch event planned for Saturday 1st September. Further details of this event will be announced shortly.

Amongst the other craft currently in production are 3 craft destined for German waterways, and a 12 berth 52 foot charter boat which is destined for the river Shannon in Ireland, and will soon be available for hire with Silverline Cruisers.

 

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Haines - Exporting Success

A first for Haines Marine to report, with 5 of the 6 craft currently in production destined for 5 different European countries. A range of models over the next few weeks will be delivered to customers in France, Germany, Ireland, Russia and the UK.

Haines has a long history of craft being produced for overseas customers, with the company being built around the strength of its export market. This has continued with new markets opening up in recent years and the waterways of Europe being well suited to the range of Haines motor cruisers.

An increase in boat enquiries from abroad has led to Haines' decision to exhibit at future overseas boat shows, with the Dusseldorf show planned for January 2013.

Haines Development Programme Begins

Press Release:

Following a highly successful foray into the offshore market, experienced river boat builders Haines Marine based in Catfield, Norfolk have announced the launch of two more models to its award winning river boat range.

Both low air draft craft are specifically designed for use on the European inland waterways, with a 32' Sedan model aimed at the starter boat market and a larger 42' boat offering all the space and home comforts required for extended cruising.

With development work now beginning and the official unveiling planned for later this year, Haines will have a complete range of river boats for all budgets and to suit all styles of cruising.

2013 will also see the Haines development programme continue with the launch of the much anticipated Haines 40 Sedan, an aft cockpit version of the successful 400 aft cabin model offering a 30 knot performance and a very sociable open plan interior.

A start price of £138,500 inclusive VAT for the 32 Sedan, and with Haines renowned build quality. This model will no doubt appeal to those customers wanting a luxury motor cruiser in an extremely high standard of finish all at a very competitive price.

The larger 42 foot river cruiser will have far reaching appeal, with its low freeboard and low air draft, ideal for those wishing to explore the European canals, rivers and lakes in complete comfort. Fitted with all the home-from-home luxury you would expect on a craft of this size.

Haines 42 Elegance

With the recent announcement of a new model inland waterways cruiser to the Haines range, interest in the boat from both the UK and overseas has already been exceptionally high. Being a craft that satisfies the requirement of boaters wishing to explore the European inland waterways, with its sociable large aft deck space and vast interior with flexibility in terms of layout. The likelyhood is that there will be one moored near to you soon.

Click the link below to reveal further details of the new Haines 42 Elegance.

Haines 42 Elegance - Brochure >

London ExCel Boat Show 2012

The Haines and Norfolk Yacht Agency sales team returned from the London Boat Show today buoyed up by the reception received for the new Haines 400 at the ExCel show.

In a superb position on the boardwalk feature with a convenient aerial viewing platform close by, visitors were able to enjoy the stunning lines of the 400 from every angle.

Haines 400 on the Boardwalk feature at ExCel

Manning the Haines stand for the duration of the show were NYA Sales Manager Chris Cooper, along with his NYA sales colleague Matt Sampson. Justin Haines was also representing the Haines team throughout the 10 day show. Chris Cooper commented “It is well recognised that the Haines 400 represents both excellent value, while being produced to an exceptionally high standard of finish. This was certainly the feeling we got from the visitors we had at the show”

Justin Haines along with the NYA sales team

With part exchange deals offered at the show and the large amount of interest shown, along with an already healthy order book for 2012, the Haines Norfolk factory looks as though it will be operating at full capacity for some time soon.

Crowds gather to view the the latest 400

Seasons Greetings From Haines Marine

Christmas is almost upon us and being that time of year when people are thinking of that well earned rest. The team at Haines have been far from slowing up, as production in the Norfolk factory has continued at full pace. The latest Haines 400 is now complete and looking stunning, ready for its berth on the boardwalk at the London Boat Show (6th – 15th January).

With six craft currently squeezed into the factory and the order book taking shape for 2012. Production will soon be resumed in the New Year, along with the start of the Haines development programme for new models to the range.

Finally we would like send our Christmas greetings and warm wishes to all our friends and customers from all the team at Haines Marine, and we hope to see you in the New Year at London.

Ready for the London Boat Show - The New Haines 400

Increase in Production

With the last 5 Haines craft sold recently all for export, and the continued success of the Haines 400 model. The Haines production facility is currently running at full capacity, with a limited number of build slots and deliveries still available for 2012 season being in great demand.

Several different craft in the model range currently are in production, and a high level of interest has already been shown in the proposed new model developments. Haines are looking forward to the new year with an extremely healthy order book.

London Boat Show 2012

The London Boat Show returns in January, running from the 6th to 15th. After last years impressive reinvention of the shows format, and the positive feedback that we received from customers attending the show. Haines will again be exhibiting on the boardwalk feature at the 2012 show.

Find the latest Haines 400 model on display on M52, along with the Haines sales team from Norfolk Yacht Agency.

Investment in New Models

PRESS RELEASE:

In June 2009 Haines Marine purchased the mould tools for their range of luxury motor cruisers from the disbanded Norfolk company, Aqua Fibre. This was followed by further investment in 2010 with the hugely successful Haines 400 model development. Now the company are again investing heavily to secure the long term future of the brand, with the announcement of a 3-year development programme and the launch of new models to its range.

Beginning with the launch of the new Haines 42 Elegance, targeting the European inland cruising market of France, Germany, Holland, Ireland and the UK. The 42 Elegance offers customers the live-aboard layout required for those longer cruises. With many people enjoying long summers afloat on Europe’s network of waterways, many of which doing so on Dutch built steel boats. Norfolk based Haines believe that the 42 Elegance delivers an ideal GRP alternative.

Haines 42 Elegance

Late 2012 will also see the launch of the 32 Sedan, a new development, and a boat aimed at the young family or starter boat market with a retail price of around £150,000.

2013 will see the launch of the much anticipated 40 Sedan, an offshore model with a 30 knot performance. Following on from the popular and award winning Haines 35 Sedan, the 40 Sedan will deliver the large aft cockpit and open-plan saloon space that is so often appreciated in modern day motor cruisers.

With a workforce of 26, the Haines Norfolk factory is currently operating at full capacity with craft being produced across the model range. Haines are keen to develop further and build on the success of recent years. With new markets buying British built boats, Haines have just sold their first boat to a Russian customer based on the Black Sea, and a large proportion of the company’s production being for export. Haines are taking the opportunity to expand on the demand for their custom built luxury craft.

UK Haines dealer, Norfolk Yacht Agency, have also enjoyed a successful year and already confirmed orders for each of the new models, along with a new Haines 400 aft cabin that will be exhibited at the London Boat Show. In its last financial year NYA sold nearly 300 boats (new and used) with a total value of about £10 million.

Southampton Boat Show Review

Haines have been well represented for the last 10 days at the Southampton Boat Show. Exhibiting the latest Haines 400 model, with its new furniture styling and interior.

Customers took their time to view the new hand crafted cabinetry, with customers from all over Europe impressed by both the quality and the accommodation offered in this Aft Cabin model.

Bob, Mary and Justin Haines were all on hand, along with sales team members Matt Sampson and Tiffany Howie, from Norfolk Yacht Agency. All happy to assist customers with any of their enquiries.

Bob Haines at SBS with the Haines 400, along with Matt Sampson of Norfolk Yacht Agency.

Global Demand

The success of the Haines 400 continues with the destination of the most recent boat sold being the Black Sea. It is the first craft Haines Marine have sold into Russia, but with a high level of interest from countries outside the EU, we fully expect this to be the first of many boats built for Russian clients.

In January Alexander Simonov of the Flagman Group met with Justin Haines at the London Boat Show, and was later appointed a Haines dealer for Russia. This was followed by Alexander and his colleagues representing Haines at the Moscow Boat Show in March.

Expanding Workforce

With a recent increase in sales and our production schedule for 2012 filling fast, Haines Marine are currently looking increase the size of our workforce.

Experienced Boatbuilders are required to work as part of a build team working on a range of GRP motor cruisers for both offshore and inland use.

Working in a clean and well organised factory, as part of a loyal and dedicated team. Good rates of pay and excellent working conditions.

Candidates are welcomed to apply in writing with a CV, or contact Justin Haines on 01692 582180.

Digital Switchover - Glomex TV Antenna

With the TV switch over from analogue signal to digital already taken place, or with it being imminent in other regions. Haines customers will be pleased to learn that from our recent experience on craft located in regions where the changeover is now complete, this stronger signal will greatly improve your TV reception.

All craft fitted with the Glomex Omnidirectional TV Antenna, will be able to receive the digital signal, although older model antennas may not. Customers are reminded that your TV’s will also need to be re-tuned after the switchover.

We of course are still able to offer full satellite TV, which can offer more channels many of which are available in full HD.

Southampton Boat Show 2011

Southampton Boat Show returns again this September. The 10-day event attracts a large international audience, and Haines will be there exhibiting our latest 400 model.

Built on the semi-displacement hull and fitted with twin Yanmar 260hp engines, this craft is offered with Haines latest contemporary walnut furniture styling and fully bonded in dark tint windows. The layout incorporates en-suite double cabins both forward and aft, and an extremely spacious saloon and galley environment that belies the crafts manageable 40 foot length.

Find the Haines 400 and the team from Norfolk Yacht Agency on the water on berth M004.

Helicopters & Haines 400's

The tourists sunbathing on Gorleston beach yesterday afternoon were treated to both some impressive boat handling and helicopter manoeuvres. As two new Haines 400's went out to sea for an aerial photo shoot.

With one 400 built on the semi-displacement hull, and the other on the full planing hull. Both craft performed superbly as they were photographed from the air.

Haines Owners Irish Cruise In Company

After 30 years of building a range of boats for Irish customers, Haines Marine were pleased to enjoy their first Irish Cruise in Company last weekend (8th - 10th July) with 14 other Haines craft and their crew.

A total of 50 guests attended a fun filled weekend with a barbeque on the Friday night, and a dinner followed by music and lots of singing and dancing on the Saturday night. Saturday was a fine sunny day, as all the boats left from Peter Quigley’s Marina at Killinure Point on Lough Ree and headed to the quiet moorings at Portrunny for lunch. The weekend climaxed with the dinner held at the stunning Glasson Country House Hotel all enjoyed with the obligatory great Irish craic.

As with any Cruise in Company, it gave everyone an opportunity to talk boats, socialise and make many new friends. Bob, Mary and Justin Haines were all warmly greeted by customers, and the weekend was undoubtedly a resounding success, largely down to the expert organisational skills of Haines 31 owner Michael Martin.

A photo opportunity at Portrunny Marina, Lough Ree, for all the Haines guests on the Irish Cruise in Company.

Haines Owner Cruise in Company Report By Michael Martin>

Thames Launch - Haines 400

PRESS RELEASE:

Haines, award winning British builders of luxury custom built motor cruisers celebrated the launch of their latest Haines 400, 6 berth aft cabin model at Harleyford  Marina on the Thames. Enjoyed on a lovely warm June Saturday afternoon along with 80 invited guests. The launch party was held by kind permission of Chris and Lesley Hansford, the boat’s owners and Harleyford Estate and Marina. Guests, including several members of the Haines Owners Club, enjoyed canapés, Pimms and Champagne whilst relaxing, chatting and looking over the Haines 400. Haines Agents, Norfolk Yacht Agency and Bob, Mary and Justin Haines, were on hand to meet and greet guests, showing people on board and answering questions about their quality craft. Several Haines craft are already moored on the Marina.

Marina manager Mark Pearce who kindly helped with the event, said “He was pleased to see the Marina buzzing with activity and he looked forward to welcoming more new Haines boats on to the Marina in future. This is an excellent way for customers to see on board a new model without having to visit a Boat Show, a much more personal and pleasant experience having the boat brought to them where they enjoy their boating on the Thames” Those who went on board were impressed by the spacious interior layout with two master cabins, large galley on both port and starboard sides with large toilet and shower compartments. The model on display had a semi displacement hull and was fitted with a single Nanni 200hp diesel, making it ideal for Thames cruising. However, the 400 is offered with a choice of hulls, semi displacement and a planing hull version, with engine options available up to twin Volvo 330 hp, giving speeds up to 28 knots for coastal cruising. Making it a very versatile craft for both river, estuary and offshore cruising.

James Fraser of Norfolk Yacht Agency said “It was great to meet Haines owners from the Thames and he looked forward to welcoming some to Norfolk when they decide to change their boat. We are happy to consider part exchanges for customers ordering a new Haines, and we like to show customers around the factory to see boats in production. It makes a good day out. Most people thinking of changing their boats are certainly impressed with the quality and dedication of the Haines work force when they visit. The company were awarded outstanding service award by Motor Boats Monthly and they certainly give good service, so important today”

This was the first time the latest model from the Haines range of coastal and river cruisers had been viewed on the Thames, having received its first outing last September at Southampton Boat Show. Several sales of the model have been secured since then and the factory in Norfolk is busy producing boats across their range sold to customers throughout UK and Europe.                    

Mary Haines   

Director

View The Haines 400 On The River Thames

Invited Thames boaters will be given the opportunity to view the new Haines 400 on 25th June, with Haines and Norfolk Yacht Agency hosting an afternoon reception at Harleyford Marina, Marlow . By kind permission of Mr & Mrs Hansford, we will be showing their new 400 handed over in March.

Champagne and canapes will be served from 12 till 5. The event is by invitation only. If you would like a chance to see this stunning new boat, contact Matt Sampson at NYA.

A Haines 400 on show at the Harleyford Marina, Marlow on Saturday 25th June.

Haines Charter Craft - Large Export Order

Haines Marine have fought off strong European competition to secure two contracts to supply 12 new luxury motor cruisers for a Swiss company. The boats will be operated on the German Mecklenburg Lakes near Berlin and from two locations on the French Canals in 2012. With the first 7 boats for production this year, and a further 5 boats to follow next year for the same company.

Director Justin Haines said “This is excellent news for the company, the quality of our craft and our record for good after sales service helped win the contract to supply our Haines 34 and 38 foot motor cruisers, securing another good export order for our company.  Despite the recent downturn our company has continued to sell boats and invest in new models and this latest order will mean we will need to take on more boat builders to fulfil the contract, this is great news for the local boatbuilding industry and its skilled workers.”

 This is the latest of many export orders for the Award Winning Norfolk company which specialises in custom built motor cruisers for both charter and private markets throughout Europe.

Two Haines charter craft operated on the Canal Du Midi by the Swiss company.

New Haines 360 Model

Here is your first chance to see how the new Haines 360 model will look. An updated version of the popular 350 model, incorporating the latest bonded frameless window technology, and offering an extended aft deck seating area. Upgraded stainless steel handrails also add to the boats overall aesthetics, and a larger bathing platform greatly improve the crafts ease of access. Featuring new style contemporary furniture, and two en-suite cabins with island double berths. The 360 delivers an impressive use of space, and a whole different feel to the previous 350.

Built on a semi-displacement hull, and available as either a coastal or a river boat cruiser. The new 360 is very similar in styling to the Haines 400.

Click here for your first glimpse at the new Haines 360>

Haines 360 - layout & deck plan>

Hand Over Day - 2 x Haines 400's

Wednesday 23rd March saw some fine spring weather and two delighted customers, both on acceptance trials of their new Haines 400's. With trials taking place on the river at Brundall, and lunch enjoyed at the Coldham Hall.

One craft fitted with twin Volvo D6 330hp destined for Dover, and the the other craft fitted with a single Nanni 200hp heading to the river Thames. No doubt, each boat will soon be attracting more admiring glances in their new homes.

Two new Haines 400's moored outside Coldham Hall on handover day.

Production News

The success of the recently launched Haines 400 is highlighted with this model currently being built in three lines of production at our Norfolk factory, with one of those craft nearing completion and its production bay being filled again with another new set of 400 mouldings.

Demand for this new model far exceeds early expectations when it was launched, with interest and orders being placed with both semi-displacement and planing hull options.

Another craft soon to come into production is a Haines 35 Sedan, fitted with a Yanmar 260hp engine, a walnut interior and a new 6 berth layout.

Please call today if you would like to view any of these craft in build, and to arrange a full tour of the Haines Marine production facility. Telephone: 01692 582180

 

New Haines 400's dominate production lines in the Haines factory

Haines 400 Offshore - Motor Boat Monthly Test Report

If you missed it, here's another chance to read the recent Motor Boat Monthly test report on-line now. Mark Turley (MBM) talks favorably of the Haines build quality and boats performance. This test report led to the Haines 400 being nominated in this year's Motor Boat of the Year Awards at the Savoy Hotel, London. MBM Test Report>

Irish Cruise in Company (8th July - 10th July 2011)

For all our Haines boat owners, Haines Marine are delighted to announce that their Cruise In Company for 2011 will be held on Lough Ree, River Shannon, on the weekend 8th – 10th July.

For more information visit the Haines Owners News page>

For further details contact Mary Haines on 0044 1692 582180

 

Anglia Afloat's Cruise in Company 2011 - East Coast

Anglia Afloat's annual Cruise in Company down the East Coast has now been arranged for 16-21 July.

It provides the opportunity for those less experienced owners with a sea worthy craft the chance to gain more valuable offshore experience, while also making many new boating friends.

NYA will be providing the lead boat, with James and Rebecca leading the partying, with an engineer on board to make sure mechanical problems do not mar the trip for any of the participants.

Following the fun we all had last year, there are some additions to the format as detailed in the March issue of Anglia Afloat.

More details from Paul Thomas at angliaafloat@paulgwynthomas.co.uk

 

A Haines 350 on the Anglia Afloat Cruise in 2010

London Boat Show 2011

The Haines sales team returned to Norfolk full of confidence and enthused by what proved to be a highly successful show. All exhibitors were pleased by the volume of visitors that flooded through the doors, all eager to sample what this newly re-vamped show had to offer.

The Haines 400 Offshore was again extremely well received by an international audience, with high level of interest shown in both the planing and semi-displacement versions, as well as the other craft in the Haines range.

Showing on the impressive new Boardwalk alongside a 32 meter super yacht, visitors had the opportunity to view a huge variety of craft in a marina styled feature.

The Haines Sales Team of Matt Sampson, Tiffany Howie and Justin Haines

A crowded boardwalk on the final Saturday of the show

Haines 400 Offshore - Videos

Haines 400 Offshore at sea during the Motor Boat and Yachting test report MBY 400 Offshore video>

Haines 400 Offshore on the South Coast during the Motor Boat Monthly test report MBM 400 Offshore video>

European Agents

Haines Marine's continued growth of sales into the European market place, it gives us the opportunity to appoint additional European agents. Interested agents and yacht brokers in Germany, Italy, Holland or Spain are welcome to contact Mary Haines on 00 44 1692 582180

Servicing, Repairs and Refurbishment

Along with general servicing and maintenance jobs, we are still able to offer a full refurbishment service on all types of craft. Our experienced team of craftsmen and engineers are able to bring your boat back to life, while adding further value to your craft. Haines Marine are happy to give a no-obligation quote for all work, from timber hull restoration to engineering and electrics. For further information contact the factory on 01692 582180.

A recently refurbished Broom 30 (1979) leaving the Haines factory.

New Stock Boat

Norfolk Yacht Agency have just taken delivery of a brand new Haines 35 Sedan, fitted with an oak interior and a single Nanni T4.200 engine.

This Haines 35 Sedan offers plentiful luxury accommodation with an open-plan feel, and a generous living space for you to entertain throughout the year. The common-rail 200hp Nanni engine delivers a clean fuel efficient performance both at sea and at slower river speeds.

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Hybrids: Environmentally Friendly Boating

The talk of the moment in all boating media is the advance of environmentally friendly propulsion systems coming on to the market.

Haines have always been aware of environmental issues, particularly in inland and estuary boating. Having launched a twin motored electric river craft in 1996. Now the company is looking to offer some of its range of low wash river cruisers with the latest hybrid engine/electric systems coming onto the market.

As the public are now much more concerned about preserving the world’s inland water ways and natural resources, the market place is now more ready to embrace this new technology. We will be pleased to quote for the installation of hybrid systems for some of the craft in the Haines range.

Call today on 01692 582180 or email bob@hainesmarine.co.uk

PRESS RELEASE: Haines 400 Offshore Cruiser

Haines are delighted to announce the completion of the latest model in their range of luxury bespoke offshore cruisers. Officially launched at Coldham Hall in Norfolk on 24th July 2010, with invited guests in attendance. With the first International showing of the craft followed at Southampton Boat Show in September 2010.

This new Haines is an eagerly awaited larger addition to the range of Award Winning coastal and inland cruisers produced by this family owned British company, that this year celebrates their 30th year in business.

The sea-going Haines 400 is the new flagship of the Norfolk Company, known for their craftsmanship and customer service. This new 40 foot aft cabin is based on a proven restyled planing hull, with a new superstructure designed by Justin Haines. A semi displacement version also on offer for those not requiring as much speed or wanting to do more river cruising.

Having elegant contemporary looks with proven sea keeping ability, the 400 represents a major leap forward for the company into the larger offshore cruiser market. Incorporating the latest trends toward light spacious living areas, with large bonded windows and roof hatches to maximise light throughout the boat. Giving the whole boat a feeling of space and light and allowing good vision from all windows. It offers a large enclosed aft deck area with seating for 6/8, double helm to starboard with an easy to operate forward /aft canopy.

The 400 has wide side decks for safety and a sunbathing area with sun deck cushions forward. With easy access moulded steps at the transom from the bathing platform, to both port and starboard sides.

Following the success of the popular 350 model, the 400 is a significantly larger serious Category B craft, capable of speeds of up to 30 knots. Fitted with the latest bonded frameless window designs, two large double master cabins with spacious en-suites give the impression of a much larger craft. With Haines thoughtful use of storage space needed on longer cruises making it a comfortable craft for offshore cruising.

A feature of all Haines models is a stylish spacious well equipped galley and in the 400 an offset galley to both port and starboard sides, including a large 187 litre stainless fridge freezer, a large four burner hob, a combination oven/microwave, and good work top space. The demonstrator is also fitted with 6kw generator providing 240v power throughout. A dinette to port is also an option if required allowing for a slightly smaller galley layout. Fitted in light oak veneer finish with walnut steps, walnut flooring to the galley with walnut feature panels throughout the boat, along with blinds to all windows giving a contemporary look throughout the boat. Other finishes are also available.

The saloon features a large U-shaped leather settee to starboard which can be converted to a double with smaller settee to port. On the aft saloon bulk head is a large flat screen TV, one of the 3 TV’s offered in the entertainment package, making this a home from home coastal cruiser with multimedia entertainment system available to suit all ages. Offering good all round vision when seated or dining at the large saloon table.

This first model is fitted with Twin Volvo D6 330 hp diesel engines, other engines are available. With a Bowthruster and Sternthruster fitted on the demonstrator making it very user friendly.

Prices start from £257,000 Inc VAT for the semi displacement model and £298,000 Inc VAT for a twin 2 x 220 hp planing version

For further press information please contact Mary Haines:
enquiries@hainesmarine.co.uk or telephone 01692 582180

For trials contact: Agent Norfolk Yacht Agency:
boats@nya.co.uk or telephone 01603 713434

Haines 400 Press Release

Haines 400 Press Release

Haines 400 Press Release

Haines 400 Press Release

Haines 400 Press Release

Haines 400 Officially Launched

The new 400 was officially launched at Coldham Hall, on the River Yare on 24th July 2010. Haines and Agents Norfolk Yacht Agency welcomed more than 150 guests on a warm sunny afternoon to celebrate the completion of Haines latest flagship offshore cruiser.
The occasion went with a swing, with jazz band, champagne and canapés making it a lovely summer afternoon of entertainment at the newly refurbished and reopened restaurant at Coldham Hall. Hosts Natalie and George Linder and their staff were on hand to make sure the guests enjoyed the occasion.

The new 400 looked stunning in the sunshine and guests made appointments to view throughout the afternoon. Several of Haines Owners Club members along with Haines staff also enjoyed the launch party. Successful trials having previously taken place earlier in the week, offshore at Lowestoft (see pictures on the website.)

The new 400 on display, fitted with twin Volvo 330hp diesels gives speeds of up to 30 knots has performed well at sea. Further trials and tests are taking place in August, prior to the first International Launch at Southampton Boat Show on the 10th September on Berth M005. With boating media testing taking place in August.

Designed by Justin Haines this new model has a proven hull along with contemporary styled interior and superstructure, giving it superb credentials for 21st century offshore cruising. A semi displacement inland and coastal model, fitted with a single engine of choice is also available.

Appointments to view can be made by telephoning Norfolk Yacht Agency on 01603 713434

Enquiries for viewing or trials to james@nya.co.uk or 01603 713434

Haines 400 Officially Launched

Haines 400 Officially Launched

Haines 400 Officially Launched

 

Nancy Oldfield Trust: Boats with wheelchair access available from Haines

Recently built was a Haines Bure 36 model converted for the Norfolk Charity that operates craft for the use of people needing wheelchair access. This boat has been modified from our current Bure 36 model to include a hydraulic ramp and access from both the side and the rear. The company specialises in this type of customisation which enables people to continue with their boating despite any physical disability.

This is the second craft the company has built for the Nancy Oldfield Trust, which operates several different types of craft on the Norfolk Broads. This new addition was launched in mid-August. Their first craft, a Haines 28'6" model, being used daily throughout the year to take people out on to the beautiful Norfolk Broads has been a great success, prompting the charity to return to Haines for another larger model.

The company would be pleased to quote for anyone requiring this type of customisation on some of the models currently in the Haines range of craft. Just give us a call on 01692 582180.

Haines 400 Officially Launched

Southampton Boat Show 2010

With two boats being exhibited at Southampton Boat Show this year, we hoped to continue on from the success of last year’s show.

Again we weren't disappointed as an international audience of boating enthusiasts took their opportunity to see what Haines had to offer. The new Haines 400, displayed for the first time at an International Boat Show, proved a big attraction for many customers at the show. With many visitors making the Haines berths their first port of call on their day out on the South coast.

Along with the 400, the twin engine Haines 35 Offshore model also proved equally popular. The craft's new stylish walnut interior finish, being admired by many existing Haines customers.

Following on from last years success, we again left very encouraged by the high level of interest being expressed in both models, and pleased that an order for a 400 was placed at the show.

 

Haines 35 Offshore 360° Tour

Take a virtual tour of the Haines 35 Offshore on the Motor Boat Monthly website 35 Offshore>

Haines 400 Offshore - Spot The Difference

Join the fun on the MBM website, can you spot the 10 differences between the 2 images of the Haines 400 Offshore?

Sorry no prizes!

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Haines Charter Craft

Another side to the Haines business during the past 30 years has been the building of a range of charter craft for companies throughout Europe. Haines craft have been enjoyed by boaters in France, Germany, Holland, Italy and Ireland over recent years.

Modern day motor cruisers are now fitted with all mod cons, and many Hire-fleet companies are enjoying a successful time, with an increase in demand. This has led to several orders being placed for new Haines craft, currently in production we have charter boats destined for both the French and Irish waterways.

 

Haines charter craft on Lough Erne, Northern Ireland

Haines Marine are happy to quote for any new build charter boats and have a range of motor cruiser from 21' to 52' to suit all European waterways. Call today on 01692 582180 or Email mary@hainesmarine.co.uk

Haines 400 Reviewed

As with all new boats, there are always members of the boating media eager to get their hands on the wheel. The Haines 400 is no different, read for yourselves the reviews in all the major publications over the next few months.

In the latest edition of Motor Boat Monthly (now on the shelves) is a fantastic 7-page test report. See for yourself Mark Turley's findings. Other magazines to review the 400 include Motor Boats and Yachting, Anglia Afloat, Fluvial (France), Motor Boot (Holland) and Afloat (Ireland).