JB Boat Sales (JB Boats)
JB Boat Sales (JB Boats)
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Jules W
Silverstone, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
From start to finish JB Boats provided excellent customer service. I hired a Picnic Boat for my partners birthday, it was a lovely surprise for him. He thoroughly enjoyed steering us through the picturesque Norfolk Broads. The boat is well appointed with a loo (very important as we had 3 children with us), plenty of comfy seats and a sliding roof so we could enjoy the lovely weather. They gave us maps and suggested a route to suit our family. We took a picnic although there are pubs and cafes you can Moor alongside. Considering there were 5 of us the day out was great value for money and I would highly recommend hiring a boat from JB Boats and exploring the Norfolk Broads, an excellent day out!
Written 20 July 2020
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Thank you for a wonderful review !! We are so pleased you enjoyed your day. The weather was perfect for your day on Lady B !! Thank you for choosing us. John, Amanda & Johnny.
Written 25 July 2020
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Jim H
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Got to admit we were struggling to hire a boat during our stay as it was so busy but fortunately we came across this small family run business in Horning and from the moment we booked everything was very well handled. We arrived at the boatyard and the company had put all necessary procedures in place regarding COVID. The family then went through all the safety measures regarding the boat. My wife is most definitely NOT a boat person but their calming, reassuring words certainly helped and we were on our way. The boat itself, Lady Laura, was more than adequate for our day (and reasonably priced) so we more than managed to see the majority of what the Norfolk Broads has to offer. We returned in plenty of time and the yard was more than happy to see their boat returned in one piece. I would definitely recommend this company and wish them continued success, keep up the good work.
Written 31 July 2020
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Hello Jim H !! What a glowing review !! We are so pleased you enjoyed your day on Lady Laura !! Your Wife did really well and You did a great job handling the boat !!! we are so pleased you had a lovely day on The Norfolk Broads. Hope to see you all again, John, Johnny & Amanda.
Written 1 August 2020
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Joanne H
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
We had a lovely day out on Lady V. The handover was excellent, very informative and the cleanliness superb. The family do everything they can to help.
This was en excellent way to spend a day on the broads, very relaxing with plenty to see. It was lovely to be able to take our dog on board with us too.

Our visit was the week after coming out of lockdown. We felt very safe, the family take every precaution to make sure social distancing is kept. While at the same time making sure you know everything you need regarding the operations of the boats.

We would highly recommend.
Written 19 July 2020
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Hi Joanne, Thank you so much for your lovely review !! We take cleanliness and safety very seriously at this difficult time and we are so pleased you enjoed your day on The Broads on Lady Victoria !! We look forward to welcoming you back soon, Stay safe, John, Amanda & Johnny.
Written 20 July 2020
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Lynn C
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Booked Lady Amanda over Bank Holiday weekend for 4 adults and 3 fairly young children (ages 2,6 and 7) it was ideal as roomy enough and had a toilet on board.
Finding JB Boat sales was easy and plenty of free parking so that wasn't an issue, the owners John and Amanda were so lovely and welcoming and went through the safety and boat piloting and waterway rules, and fitted kids life jackets and even gave them sweets and sent us off with advice on where to head off to and have lunch. We went left for a little amble for a few hours exploring and then came back to Horning for lunch and back past JB Boat sales and moored up at the New Inn pub and had a wonderful Sunday roast (would recommend).
Written 29 August 2021
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Good Morning Lynnc! Thank you so much for your kind review, we're so glad to hear you enjoyed your day! We cannot wait to welcome you back to us again in the future. All the very best, Johnny, John & Amanda
Written 31 August 2021
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soolejiz
Norwich, UK20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Family
A little gem not well advertised
Some might say an old fashioned approach but after seeing the “Benidorm” idiots on the broads, people being towed by rope behind the boat and with more alcohol onboard than fuel its was in hindsight refreshing to to have a professional and informative introduction and handover to the boat, not your usual “push the lever forward to go fast”.
Even under Covid restrictions the handover was second to none with strict social distancing which was nice to experience under current circumstances.
The boat was exceptionally clean but would have been nice to have had a small fridge to cater for a full day on the broads (sorry JB our only criticism !!) although we did understand the reason that no gas was available for the cooker due to Covid.
Well informed information pack onboard regarding the routes available and time guides to each destination so you could plan your trip according to your time allocation .
Sat-Nav onboard was a huge advantage showing the speed you were able doing relative to the speed restrictions on the Broads as the Rangers with their speed guns, yes speed guns were in abundance, not seen this before.
As you would expect from a family run business rather than a large corporate - a very personal approach and very welcoming
A huge thank you J B Boats for a great day out on the Norfolk Broads with Family from Southend !!
Written 8 September 2020
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Hi Soolejiz, Thank you very much for your feedback! We very much appreciate your suggestions and your kind words. Hopefully we will welcome you back soon! All the very best, Johnny, John & Amanda
Written 9 September 2020
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Jackie B
Norwich, UK165 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
We normally take a small day boat out for a few hours from Wroxham. We hired the “Lady B” day boat because we wanted one with a toilet on board, and the price for all day was much better than any of the companies in Wroxham. The parking was easy, as it’s only a small boatyard you need to book in advance, but that meant that there was no queues. We were given full instructions and all the information necessary. We were advised that if we were late back there would be a fee, due to the additional insurance costs, which is fair enough. We had an absolutely fabulous day out, and won’t hesitate to use J B Boats again. The only thing that would be an improvement, would be if the onboard stove was actually available to use, to make teas/coffees.
Written 9 August 2020
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Hi TravelMadMum! Thank you for your excellent review! We're glad you had a lovely day and we really appreciate your constructive feedback and we will bare your suggestion in mind when the boats are refurbished at the end of the season. We hope to welcome you back to us again soon! All the very best, Johnny & the rest of the team @ JB Boats.
Written 10 August 2020
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Donna
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
What can we say, wish we could leave 6 stars!
From making the booking over the phone, JB boats where professional, out going and helpful. With short notice some boat hire companies laughed at me when i made enquires. We have done many boat hires before and this company has been the best and the boat was amazing.
We did an all day hire.
Our children ages ranged from 2-10 and they where welcomed with a smile which started the day great. Let alone the sweeties. The induction was clear and informative.
The boat was fabulous, and when the rain came lady Amanda's sliding roof kept us all dry in a flash.
We will be returning the next time we are in Norfolk!
Thank you JB Boats!
Written 8 August 2021
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Hi Donnaj! Thank you so much for your kind review, we're so pleased you had a lovely day! We're looking forward to welcoming you back to us for another day out on The Broads in the future. Kindest Regards, Johnny, John & Amanda
Written 9 August 2021
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Rob W
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
Took Lady B picnic boat out on the 10th August, was a great experience from start to finish. Booking in advance was straightforward and clear, especially important in the current environment. On the day, the handover and instructions was very professional, comprehensive, very friendly and personable. The boat itself was very nice, clean and spacious for our party...all in all a brilliant day on the Broads, would definitely recommend.
Written 13 August 2020
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Hi RobW !! Thank you for your kind review we are so pleased you all enjoyed your day on Lady B !! We hope to welcome you back again in the future !!! John, Johnny & Amanda.
Written 15 August 2020
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carol s
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Friends
3 of us hired a day boat from this small family run boatyard centrally located with free parking available. Warm & friendly welcome when we enquired about boat hire & quick email confirmation when we booked with helpful instructions on how to use the boat & where best to go. Boat was easy to use & were assured boat was cleaned thoroughly between hires.
Would definitely recommend & use again when we visit again.
Written 24 July 2020
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Thank you for your kind review !! We are so pleased you enjoyed your day on the Norfolk Broads. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. John, Amanda & Johnny.
Written 25 July 2020
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AB51PUG
Bedford, UK10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Extremely clean! I took antibacterial wipes and dettol spray but didn’t need it. Owners were particularly fussy over their boats- reassuring with Covid right now!. They gave a highly detailed briefing on the how to, do’s and don’ts
We had a fun day out with friends and family. Kids had fun feeding the ducks and swans.
I would highly recommend it for a nice relaxing day out especially as you don’t have to come in close contact with anyone else.
Extremely Covid Safe
Written 31 August 2020
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Hi AB51PUG !! Thank you for your lovely review !! We are so pleased you enjoyed your day on Lady laura with your friends and family !! Our boats are cleaned thoroughly after they are returned to our boat yard and they are all treated for Covid19 on a regular basis. We take pride in our day boat fleet and are glad you didn't feel the need to use your antibac wipes !! We hope to see you agian in the future. John, Amanda & Johnny.
Written 1 September 2020
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