WHITE HERON was originally built by Martin Broom for his wife’s parents in 1955. She remained in the ownership of the Broom family until 2011. She appears in a book detailing the history of Broom boats published in 2011 – “Broom Boats a History of Quality and Innovation”.
WHITE HERON was originally built by Martin Broom for his wife’s parents in 1955. She remained in the ownership of the Broom family until 2011. The boat was maintained by Brooms for over 50 years and following completion of works below the waterline in 2012 is generally in good condition and is largely in original condition in terms of layout, fixtures and fittings.
Broom & Sons, the original builders, undertook extensive re-planking works at their Brundall Yard during 2012. Upon completion, WHITE HERON was moved by road from her home on the Norfolk Broads to Abingdon Marina on the River Thames. She then moved to her current mooring at Bray Marina in 2014.
The hull is Iroko hardwood on oak frames. The superstructure is Mahogany. Classic Restoration Services at Winsor are currently undertaking the complete re-varnishing of all bright work and the replacement of coach roof coverings.
WHITE HERON appears in a book detailing the history of Broom boats published in 2011 – “Broom Boats a History of Quality and Innovation”.
Commissioned for build by Martin Broom for his wife's parents
Built by C.J. Broom & Son at Brundall, Norfolk
Featured in book Broom Boats: A History of Quality and Innovation
Sold out of ownership of Broom family
Extensive re-planking undertaken by Brooms at Brundall Yard
Moved to current mooring at Bray Marina
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