Page updated: 9 November 2011
Each of the thumbnails below link to a page with one or more larger pictures and notes or points of interest about these craft.
This boat was for sale when the pictures on the site were taken. Describing the boat, the owner said, "Excellent sailer that has given my family and I many pleasurable hours of sailing. ....I have seen others like her in this area, and all that have sailed this make of boat have applauded the sheer handling and tenacity it displays."
Bought as a birthday present by his girlfriend in the summer of 2004, the owner keeps this boat on the River Stour in Kent, near Sandwich. The pictures include some good internal views of this sea-going craft.
Beyond the Norfolk Broads, the biggest colony of SeaHawks to be found in Norfolk is probably at Blakeney. There are SeaHawks at Wells and Brancaster as well.
All but the last of the pictures in this collection were taken on August Bank Holiday Monday 2005. The thumbnails appear in order. The top left image is that of the boat moored furthest inland. The next three were spaced out along the old harbour wall. The next row follow the boats out along the channel towards the sea, with Jemima, almost the last boat on the hard. The final boat has a mooring at Blakeney Point, rather than in the Harbour.
This colourful 1971-built SeaHawk has been at Wells since new. Its first owner, for 34 years, was the Chairman of the Harbour Commissioners. On his death Alpine Dawn was sold to the Harbour Master, who refurbished it and sold it on
There are so many locations where you can find SeaHawks on the Norfolk Broads that they are divided into locations within the area...
Catfield Dyke is a cut that leads into western side of Hickling Broad. At it's head, a mile south of the village of Hickling, is a small set of moorings. Both the boats here were pictured in the dyke in spring or early summer 2004.
All but the last of the boats in this group were found clustered around the Pleasure Boat Inn at Hickling Broad, Norfolk, in spring or early summer 2004. The last one, used to be moored in Catfield Dyke, but moved for the 2005 season to the Parish moorings at Hickling.
The boats in this group were found at Martham, on the River Thurne, Norfolk, in early summer 2004. Two were in Martham Ferry Dyke and one on the main river. The first boat in this group is the most notable, having an inboard engine.
Three of the four owners of SeaHawks based at Rutland Water have found the site. Between them they have sent pictures of all the boats based there. Rutland Water is near Stamford and is one of the largest man-made lakes in central England.