Previous names

  • Camilla
  • Admiral 7
Certificate no 2624
Status Registered


Function Leisure Craft
Location Oxford
Vessel type River Cruiser
Current use Private use
Available to hire Yes
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Broom & Sons, C J, Brundall
Built in 1962
Hull material
Rig None
Number of decks 2
Number of masts 1
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Inboard diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
42.00 feet (12.80 m)
Breadth: Beam
10.60 feet (3.23 m)
10.00 feet (3.05 m)
Air Draft
7.06 feet (2.13 m)
Tonnage: Gross


ADMIRAL VII is believed to be one of seven (or possibly eight) Admiral class cruisers that were built for the Norfolk Broads hire business, originally to sleep eight people. 

She has been updated and modernised since build, with her layour changed from an eight berth into two plus two live aboard.  Her previous owner replaced some hull and deck planking, together with a new forward cabin and stern knee fabricated and fitted.  Her planking has been replaced by Iroko.


Classic Boat: Clean Sweep with a broom, July 2020

Key dates

  • 1952

    Built by C J Broom for use on the Norfolkl Broads as a hire boat


  • September 2015

    A sustainability grant of £1000 for remedial work was made from the Strategic Development Fund of National Historic Ships UK

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