Rowan Craft Ltd. has been in business since the 1950’s and under the current ownership for the last 31 years, run by family members Ian, Helen, Nathan and Callum.

Located in the pretty village of Geldeston, on the Norfolk / Suffolk border. Approx 12 miles by road  from Norwich, Lowestoft and & GreatYarmouth.

At the start of the navigable River Waveney with access to the whole Broads network Just 30 mins cruise by boat to the popular town of Beccles with wide selection of shops and places to eat, bus and rail stations and the popular outdoor heated swimming pool.

There is an abundance of  local wildlife, within the boatyard we have resident owls, kingfishers and even the odd Deer. The good water quality produces a wealth off fish including,bream, roach, perch and of course pike. Otters are back living in the wild on the river and colonies of depressed mussels have returned in recent years.

Geldeston itself has two pubs, The Wherry Inn just a stones throw from our entrance driveway and The historic Locks Inn is reachable by foot, car or boat. Both offer live music, real ales and good food.

With no street lighting the village is well known for its ‘dark’.


Rowan Craft Marina

Secure greenbank marina berths within attractive site of  approx 6 acres.

All fees are invoiced annually in advance.  Current rates are £31.50 per foot per year with a 20’ minimum. Rates are subject to an annual increase in September and clients are required to sign our mooring agreement.

Insurance and a valid Boat Safety Scheme Certificate are mandatory for all craft.

We have a waiting list for spaces and moorings are allocated by suitability rather than first come first served, you are under no obligation to accept a space if you leave your details on the list but will be contacted should a mooring of the required size become available. Our moorings run from the date you take the space not April to April for example.

Full facilities are available and include:

  • Flush toilets & shower, Freshwater, Pump out, Calor Gas, Chemical disposal point, Refuse bins both domestic and recycling.
  • Slipways. Launch and recover your own craft from one of our two slipways. Assisted launch and recovery is also available for an additional fee, please enquire.
  • Parking is available for your car and trailer at a small daily rate.
  • Launch and park from £10

 Note: The river is tidal and you may need to time your use of the slip accordingly.

Contact Rowan Craft on o1508 518208  |   marina@rowancraft.co.uk

Canoe hire

We have a number of ‘Old Town’ Canadian style open canoes available for hire. They are suitable for use by all ages. All equipment is provided and the gentle river is particularly good for these boats.

Available for the half or whole day. We are members of The Canoe hire network.

  • Half day (3 hours) £25
  • Full day (normal opening hours only) £40.

  • Day launch

This day launch is ideal for family picnics and offers quiet cruising. Lifejackets and instruction provided. Seating up to 6 adults and with a canopy and sunshine roof this versatile little boat is good in all weathers. Again we advise pre booking to avoid disappointment.

  • Half Day (3 hours) £50.00
  • Full Day (normal opening hours) £80.00

Small boat park

We have a small number of spaces for craft on trailers up to 14’. Unlimited use of slipway throughout the season is included.

Available form April to October.


Dinghy rack

Small dinghies up to 9’ can be left on our rack, launching trollies are available for your use. Priority is given to those with a mooring but if space allows we will accommodate others.

  • Prices from £50.00

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