Previous names

  • Star Supreme 1
  • Superb Heart
  • Superb Gem
  • Ivy Lady
Certificate no 2908
Status Registered


Function Leisure Craft
Subfunction Launch
Location Stalham
Vessel type Broads Sailing Cruiser
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Powles, Jack
Built in 1966
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Inboard diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
40.00 feet (12.19 m)
Breadth: Beam
11.00 feet (3.35 m)
2.50 feet (0.76 m)
Air Draft
10.30 feet (3.14 m)
Tonnage: Gross


BROAD AMBITION is a leisure craft of teak carvel construction with a Beta Marine diesel engine. She was built by Jack Powles of Wroxham in 1966 and was the original of six vessels built for the hire industry.

Restored between 2002 and 2007 in Doncaster, she took part in the historic section of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Thames Pageant.

Videos showing the vessel can be viewed via these links:


Key dates

  • 1966

    Built by Jack Powles of Wroxham

  • 2002/2007

    Vessel restored at Doncaster

  • 2012

    Took part in the Diamond Jubilee Thames Pageant

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