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Sunquest, 6 Berth Boat

at Bridge Boatyard
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8.0

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Boat plan:
Dimensions: 10.67m x 3.20m (35ft x 10ft 6in)
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Dimensions: 10.67m x 3.20m (35ft x 10ft 6in)

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Popular cruiser, with good layout.
Steering position:
Centre steering position Steering Postion info


Ref code: BH1427
Sleeping details:
2 double and 2 single or 1 double and 4 single.

This Cruiser includes:
  • Centre steering
  • Raised steering position for added visibilty
  • Aft access for easy mooring
  • Full sliding canopy over saloon
  • Radiator central heating
  • Shower/WC
  • Separate WC
  • Recommended for four adults and two children
  • 12v socket for mobile phone etc (12v car lead required)
  • Heating
  • Galley including cooker, fridge and kettle
  • TV
  • CD/radio
  • Bed linen and duvets
  • Hairdryer
  • Rowing dinghies available at extra charge
Please Note:
Will not pass through Cardington or Upware locks.


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8

out of 10
Confirmed guest, 2015-08-11

Absolutely loved it. Already planning our next trip!

7

out of 10
Confirmed guest, 2015-08-08

We had Sunquest 1 which was very tired and well worn. The biggest problem we had was headroom. With the canopy lowered it was OK, with it opened beware of the handle! One of the crew walked into it and knocked themselves unconscious and ended up in A&E with a concussion. The boat yard were great and the river was unexpectedly beautiful and with plenty of wildlife, the locks made the cruising more interesting than the Norfolk Broads.

8

out of 10
Confirmed guest, 2015-08-07

The staff were excellent, friendly and helpful. The river was peaceful, relaxing and the boat was easy to handle. We particularly enjoyed going through the locks and would highly recommend the area to anyone who enjoys boating.

10

out of 10
Confirmed guest, 2015-08-10

Excellent boating holiday. The staff were absolutely fantastic with calm clear instructions given. We felt happy to deal with any issues that arose, and confident to phone the numbers provided if we were in doubt. I was happy leaving the car with them for the week. The boat was astonished large. We went as two couples and there was enough privacy for us all. The storage on board was astonishing and we were able to store all our belongings away. The bedding was provided and was clean and comfortable, although I personally would bring my own pillows next time as I like a softer pillow. We ate at pubs on route each evening which allowed us to moor each day for free. Our holiday was in the middle of August and the weather was superb. If it had been colder then you would need to take extra towels to block the gaps in the roof that slides back. We had a boating holiday on our bucket list and it lived up to the expectations we had put upon it. Would recommend this holiday as it was such good fun. We will be booking a boat from this company next year.

8

out of 10
Confirmed guest, 2015-08-03

We had a lovely long weekend. It was our first boating trip and were a little nervous but the handover was really good. The weather was fab and that helped as we pottered about. We went from Ely to Cambridge and then back to ely which we managed easily over a long weekend. The boat was a good size for 2 adults, 2 kids and a dog but the boat was a little dated and there was a bit of an odour in the bathroom but think this is due to the way the loo works it wasn't too bad as most of the time we had the roof back on the boat and were in the open air but the air fresheners were not really masking it. Overall we had a great relaxing weekend and would recommend bridge boatyard as helpful and friendly

7

out of 10
Confirmed guest, 2015-07-18

Fantastic week aboard great fun and weather apart from bad thunder storm on Thursday night where water leaked into one of bedrooms soaking the bed and duvet had to move into lounge but was a freak storm ? All said enjoyed our week

8

out of 10
Confirmed guest, 2015-06-26

Been on a number of UK boating holidays in different areas. The thing that set this holiday apart was the boatyard. It was a much smaller yard than we have been to before and was very friendly and personal. The guy that dealt with us couldn't have been much friendlier and helpful. Had a really good week. It was a lot more laid back and quieter than other areas/waterways we have been to - ideal :)

7

out of 10
Confirmed guest, 2015-06-29

Great holiday. Boat had more interior steps than we were expecting.

8

out of 10
Confirmed guest, 2015-05-29

Really enjoyable family break. My only comment would be family children are all tall and found that a challenge

7

out of 10
Confirmed guest, 2015-05-29

We had a great time on Sunquest cruising the Great Ouse. The family loved it and all enjoyed seeing the countryside at a slow pace and from a new perspective. Everyone wants to go again. What better recommendation can there be.

7

out of 10
Confirmed guest, 2015-05-29

It was a lovely holiday. The dining table was the wrong size and shape to fit us all round which made meal times difficult but apart from that it was a lovely boat with a good boat yard running things. We had a couple of technical issues but they came out in half an hour. All in all a pleasurable trip. We would use them again, thanks.

8

out of 10
Confirmed guest, 2015-05-22

A very enjoyable experience,looking forward to our next boating holiday.

10

out of 10
Confirmed guest, 2015-05-23

A good time was had by all. No complaints . We will be back !!

9

out of 10
Confirmed guest, 2015-05-02

Firstly our thoughts on what previous reviewers have said. We agree that there is only limited headroom aboard but if you're under 6' you will be able to stand upright here and there. You'll have to be careful though, in fact if you are over 5'8” we can guarantee that you will bump your head at some stage! However, if you are under 5'8” you will not be able to see the river when seated at the steering wheel without the aid of a cushion, so it's all about compromise. Thankfully it is NOT the case that toilet waste goes into the river. These are elderly boats and it shows. However, Sunquest 1 handles well and, with one or two reservations, it's comfortable and well equipped. It's decent value for money. We've had a lot of experience with sliding canopies and we knew that almost certainly the cockpit/lounge area would be draughty. We took three old bath towels from home with us and laid them across the boat where the fabric at the rear of the sliding canopy meets the solid roof. This sealed up the expected large gaps and prevented the cold wind penetrating (and there was a lot of it during our colder than average week). Probably the same applies to all of the Sunquest boats. Something else you should consider taking from home is a three metre length of rope. If you tie one end of this to the rear handle you'll find it much easier to close the canopy because one of your crew can pull on that while someone else pulls and pushes on the front handle. Another reviewer said that three people are needed to get through the locks. Every unmanned lock we came to between Ely and St Neots could be operated and navigated by just one person but it is laborious, a bit 'technical' and there are dangers. There were two of us and it is a lot easier and safer. Granted a third person would make it a little easier but really their time could be better spent making the tea! Yes, Sunquest could sleep 6 in theory but it must be quite a headache in such a small space. OK for 4 we reckon, and truly spacious, and therefore relaxing, for a just one couple. Sunquest 1 was clean when handed over to us, except for one drawer in the forward cabin that we didn't think of using until later in the week, when we discovered that it clearly hadn't been cleaned for a considerable time. Chris and Nigel at Bridge Boats were friendly and helpful and without hesitation supplied one or two extra bits of gear to make the boat easier to handle by just two people. The wildlife highlight of our trip were four nightingales singing at Paxton Pits and waking up one morning to their song. We also had a red kite wheeling repeatedly over the river and spotted a seal in the water near Earith. If you don't know Ely, do try to factor in time to explore. It's one of the most fascinating cities we have visited.

5

out of 10
Confirmed guest, 2015-05-04

I stayed on the Sunquest with my husband, 14 year old son and elderly parents for the bank holiday weekend and overall the experience was pleasant. The Bridge Boat Yard at Ely was easy to find and the staff there were really helpful and pleasant. For me the disappointment was with the boat. The pictures and layout look bigger than what the boat actually is. To access and exit the boat you have to go through the back bedroom. The galley kitchen is very small and hard to work in when people need to get past you. The lounge/dining area is very compact. When we ate we had to put up the table and then you can't get around it. Once the table is collapsed there's no-where to store the table. There's steps from the galley up into the lounge area then steps down into the rear front bedroom. Anyone with mobility problems will struggle. When driving the boat, any passengers have to stand up to look out the front of the boat. Because the boat is very old basic comforts are compromised i.e. the curtains are thin so daylight streams in in the mornings. Couldn't get the TV to work in the evenings. No DVD player. Bathroom very small and when you sit on the toilets the flush handle is so close to the toilet it hurts the side of your leg. We took the Ely to Cambridge route but no-where along the way could you aft park (mooring end on) so I really struggled to get the dog and my elderly mum off and on. I've been on a long boat before and I much prefer this layout. Sorry to rant but I'd rather be honest.



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