The House Boat ‘HayBay’ is a unique floating centre moored on the picturesque Blackwater Estuary and has recently undergone an external refurbishment in order to maintain the vessel providing a rewarding experience for groups and young people for many more years to come. This converted Thames Lighter sleeps up to thirty two people in comfortable four berth cabins. Also on board are showers, drying room facilities, a fully equipped functioning kitchen and comfortable lounge/dining area. The facility is fully heated.
The stunning views from the House Boat extend out towards Northy Island Nature Reserve, providing a peaceful backdrop to some exciting activities. Heybridge Basin itself is a delightful sailing base and ideal viewing point.
The House Boat is a full board , part catered facility. This means that all food is provided; the group assists the instructors with the cooking. The atmosphere of the barge encourages everyone to be a part of the team. In the past this has been much welcomed by those attending.