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Welcome to the Broom Owners Club

Do you own a motor cruiser built by C J Brooms or Broom Boats of Brundall, Norfolk, UK?

If so then this is the club for you; irrespective of size, age or build material. All are welcome.

The club is managed by a central committee and the membership divided into geographical regions organised by Regional Coordinators or Representatives, depending on size. We have members across the British Isles and mainland Europe.

The regions organise events for those who enjoy cruising and socialising whilst elsewhere in the members section of this web site is a forum for exchanging technical knowledge. The latter is backed up by an extensive library and technical documentation. We also publish a magazine twice a year with a variety of cruising and technical articles.

For details of membership and application forms please visit the Join the BOC page.


Tenth anniversary at Brooms
2014 - Members gathered to celebrate the club's 10th anniversary

What we do...

Sweeping Statements

Publish a twice-yearly quality magazine – packed with members’ articles about all aspects of Broom ownership!

Events and Gatherings

Organise on and off the water social and informative meetings to suit all tastes and experiences – a chance to share Broom boating ideas and learn new skills.

Knowledge and Advice

Provide access to a wealth of members’ knowledge and advice to help you keep your Broom pride and joy working well, with everything updated – no matter its age or history. Quite unique!

All this – plus entry to a comprehensive web-site, including a technical and cruising Forum, a bank of Broom boat knowledge and a way of contacting other like-minded Broom owners. PLUS a private Facebook page for Club members only, and Regional WhatsApp groups for sharing local news with boating friends!

A bit of history!

The BOC Martin Broom Memorial Trophy – Martin Broom MBE (June 1934 – October 2013)

CJ Broom was established in Brundall in 1898 and helmed by Martin Broom MBE from 1964 until he retired in November 2010. He led the Company’s pioneering development of hull construction from wood to fibreglass, with all the design benefits this brought. His insight and enthusiasm resulted in the range of Broom boats that Club members enjoy today. He was also very supportive of boating and the boating industry– as a member of the Norfolk Broads Authority for 30 years, and a leader of the British Marine Federation, (including a two-year stint as Chairman of the International Boat Shows).

In 2004 Martin lent his support to the formation of the Broom Owners Club as a non-profit-making organisation open to all Broom boat owners. To mark his contribution to boating and his role in its formation, the Club awards an annual Memorial Trophy to the BOC member that has made the most significant contribution to promoting Broom boating.

Winning Entries for the Martin Broom Memorial Trophy

Join us...

If you have a Broom boat, we would be very pleased to have you as a member! Please visit the Join the BOC page and fill in the membership form. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our membership secretary.

Membership is by boat, although joint owners can apply individually if they prefer.

The Joining Fee is £30, irrespective of what time of year you join, but if you join after the end of August then your annual subscription will not be due until the following year. 

The annual subscription is £30 and subscriptions are due annually on 1st November, ideally to be paid by Standing Order.

If you have any questions about the club you can use the enquiry form opposite to contact us.


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