It's a boat bonanza

TRANS Atlantic rower Liam Hughes will open the Broads Green Boat Show on Sunday at Salhouse Broad.The show, which is open from 11am to 4pm, is the only boat show to showcase green energy demonstrating rowing, paddling, pedalling, sailing, electric and biofuel-powered boats as well as fuel cells, solar panels and wind turbines.

TRANS Atlantic rower Liam Hughes will open the Broads Green Boat Show on Sunday at Salhouse Broad.

The show, which is open from 11am to 4pm, is the only boat show to showcase green energy demonstrating rowing, paddling, pedalling, sailing, electric and biofuel-powered boats as well as fuel cells, solar panels and wind turbines.

About 1,000 people are expected to turn out for the event and take to the water in canoes, kayaks, electric, pedal and rowing boats, yachts and dinghies.

Visitors will also be able to travel to the show by electric water taxi from Granary Staithe by Wroxham Bridge starting 10am.

As well as the boats on show Broadland District Council's energy bus will be promoting ways of reducing household energy and giving away free energy saving items.

There will be a large marquee with displays from local companies and environmental organisations, a traditional jazz band and light refreshments. Admission is £3, including car parking and the water taxi fare, including admission, is £5.

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It is the third annual Green Boat Show organised by the Broads Society in partnership with the Electric Boat Association and the Broads Authority.

Dr Hughes, a consultant interventional cardiologist at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital will open the show at noon. He was a member of the rowing team that smashed the world record for the quickest Atlantic crossing in January this year, raising money for the hospital's cardiac unit.