The Broom 430 the company's new "aft cabin cruiser flagship" debuted at Boot Dusseldorf in January. Its semi-displacement hull has a proven track record as a sea boat and is equally at home on Europe’s inland waterways (see the full-length Broom 430 review).

See for yourself as reviewer Alex Smith takes a first look at the boat while at the show.



Broom 430

Broom 430 comes with generous living space.

The Norfolk-based company is well over 100 years old and has been building aft cabin cruisers for the best part of 60 years.

The Broom 430 comes with enormous scope for customisation – you can basically build your ultimate Broom around you.

As Alex says: "The best way to think about this thing is as if it's a Gentleman's flybridge..."

An interesting concept, for sure.

The helm is pushed towards the aft end of the boat to permit as much accommodation as possible in the middle and in the bow. The large double cabin up front is reached via the completely customisable kitchen-dining area, which sits above the two Volvo engines. At the stern there is a pair of smaller cabins for guests.

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Written by: Alex Smith
Alex Smith is a journalist, copywriter and magazine editor with a long history in boating and a happy addiction to the water. He’s worked on boats, lived on boats, bought boats, sold boats and – when he’s not actually on board a boat – he can generally be found in his Folkestone office, tapping away at the computer and gazing out to sea.