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The BHBF represents operators of holiday hire cruisers and yachts and day-hire craft on the Norfolk Broads. The Federation also represents the two boat holiday marketing agencies Hoseasons and Waterways Holidays, in a non-commercial capacity. As a National Park, the whole of the Broads navigation is located in an environmentally sensitive area. The BHBF works closely with the Broads Authority on all navigation matters and on preserving the environmental and economic sustainability of holiday boating.

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All Broads Hire Boat Federation members are required to sign up to our Quality Accredited Boatyard Scheme, details of which can be found here.

Following the announcement of the Broads Authorities intention to make the QAB scheme a mandatory requirement for hire boat licensing, British Marine has announced a special price for BHBF members which is available until the end of August 2022.

For a limited time only, when you join British Marine as a member, you will be able register for your initial QAB assessment, which becomes mandatory for all hire boat businesses operating on the Norfolk Broads from 01 April 2023, for just £155 +VAT.

As well as enjoying this incredible discount you will also unlock all the benefits that come with being a member of British Marine:

How the numbers stack up:
QAB initial assessment ONLY - Non-member price - £410 + VAT
QAB initial assessment ONLY - Member price - £320 +VAT


QAB initial assessment + British Marine Membership - 

QAB offer -  £155 +VAT ,

BM Membership - £255*+VAT,

Total: £410 +VAT

Your exclusive membership benefits:

• Access to critical statistics and market intelligence on a range of business-related topics

• Helpful online resources

• Invitations to British Marine networking and other UK events

• Discount on exhibitor space at the Southampton International Boat Show

• Joining one of our 11 regional associations and one of our 16 group associations and have your voice heard on a national level.

This offer ends 31 August 2022.

*This figure is based on entry level Access membership for one year for an organisation with an annual turnover of less than £85,000 (net of VAT).