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having read the posts in this forum,most of the prices of diesel seem to be in the region of 30p ltr. have just purchased first diesel engined cruiser,and find that
the price quoted on the broads was 50p. has anybody got experience of somewhere cheaper in this area?
You must look like a holiday maker, try brooms or brundall bay tell them its a private boat??
If you use only a small amount ask a heating company if they can sell you a couple of 25ltr cans.
Try Bure Marine at Great Yarmouth, tel 01493 656996.
They're just downstream of Breydon Bridge, much cheaper than 50p/ltr, and friendly and helpful.
The site for the cheapest Marine Diesel on the East Coast let alone the norfolk Broads is Eastwood Marina at Brundall on River Yare right opposite the famous Coldham Hall pub. 250 litres to 500 litres 28p per litre. 500 to 1,000 27p per litre.
Also a great spot to visit and leave your boat when on cruise, railway station 5 mins away.
The chandelry at Brundall (on the river) has a pump and charges 33p per litre - the Brooms fuel jetty is nearby and the price is similar. havn't found my way into Eastwoods yet but it sounds the cheapest.
I was also caught out with this one. After filling up I was told it was 55p per litre. When I asked why it was so expensive I was told that a few of the big companies in the area had got together and decided to set the price of diesel at anything between 50p and 55p. Apparently this is to rip off the good old British holiday maker again, it just so happens the rest of us get caught up in it as well.
The only cheap yard that I know of is the big one by the ferry inn, Horning (31p) can't remember what the name is now but needless to say I'll be going there from now on.
Thats more expensive, than duty paid fuel in Ibiza, now tell me we're not getting ripped off in britain, they are paying 12p or less a litre for that fuel!! It's just total bull****!
I am moored in Hipperson's basin at Beccles and although I use petrol, when I asked about their diesel price, they said it was set at 42p per litre but that this price was set not by them but by Hoseasons as they are part of the Hoseasons hire fleet. Apparently this is the case all over the Broad, that the fuel prices generally are set by the hire companies. However if you are a private boat, then they will give you a reduced rate at various prices for volume.
Petrol is another story. Only available at 3 places on the rivers. Brooms at Brundall, Burgh Staithe at the Waveny River Centre, and at Martham..............92p per litre. Personally I fill up with petrol from Safeways and if headed up the Bure, I fill up again + cans at Marina Keys at Gt. Yarmouth where there is a filling station about 50-60 yards away.
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