Welcome to the official web site of the River Cruiser Class, the organisation for owners of traditional cabin yachts, indigenous to the Norfolk Broads. The class consists of nearly 400 inland waterways sailing yachts, designed specifically and exclusively for cruising and racing the tidal system of lakes and rivers of Norfolk and North Suffolk. Of these river cruisers, more than 25 are over 100 years old, and over 150 were built before 1940. The Class is not however confined to a vintage and veteran boat collection. A large proportion of member craft were built in the past 20 years, and new class yachts are being launched each year.
Update on Oulton Bridge – 26 March 2015 – Limited Operation
The operator at the bridge is liaising with Mutford Lock/Oulton Broad Yacht Station for the times and dates when boats are booked for passage through the lock/bridge. All boats requiring a swing at the present time will therefore need to book in advance.
Network Rail is currently investigating a method of work that would allow the bridge operator to swing the bridge on request. This would allow them to operate the bridge normally as far as river users are concerned.