\n<img src="http:\/\/www.mby.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/18\/2013\/07\/BroomPageant_78.jpg"><h2>BroomPageant-78.jpg<\/h2>To celebrate its 115th anniversary Broom gathered models old and new for a pageant on the Broads.<br><img src="http:\/\/www.mby.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/18\/2013\/07\/BroomPageant_57.jpg"><h2>BroomPageant-57.jpg<\/h2>The River Yare came to a virtual standstill on Saturday 27 July as the fleet assembled.<br><img src="http:\/\/www.mby.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/18\/2013\/07\/BroomPageant_72.jpg"><h2>BroomPageant-72.jpg<\/h2>Many of the boats taking part in the 115th anniversary pageant had previously been hireboats.<br><img src="http:\/\/www.mby.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/18\/2013\/07\/BroomPageant_58.jpg"><h2>BroomPageant-56.jpg<\/h2>Classic boats line up for the Broom 115th anniversary pageant.<br><img src="http:\/\/www.mby.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/18\/2013\/07\/BroomPageant_80.jpg"><h2>BroomPageant-80.jpg<\/h2>The Broom 370<em> Frizzante IV<\/em> (left) was the first of the aft-cabin models to be redesigned under the company's current ownership. She was built in 2011 and is a single engine version. <br><br>The Broom 415<em> Delpinius<\/em> (right) was exhibited at the 2004 London Boat Show. She is unusual for this model in having double cabins fore and aft with ensuite heads and shower.<img src="http:\/\/www.mby.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/18\/2013\/07\/BroomPageant_83.jpg"><h2>BroomPageant-83.jpg<\/h2>The dash of <em>Surjiroto<\/em>, one of four 45ft motorcruisers built in the mid 1960s that were capable of coastal and inland cruising.<br><img src="http:\/\/www.mby.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/18\/2013\/07\/BroomPageant_56.jpg"><h2>BroomPageant-56.jpg<\/h2>The 37ft Broom Commander <em>Cynric<\/em> (featured in MBM in April 2004). She was the only Commander to be fitted with twin engines (2 x 36hp Perkins diesels) and one of only three to be fitted with a fixed wheelhouse based on the design of the one for the four Broom 45s.<img src="http:\/\/www.mby.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/18\/2013\/07\/BroomPageant_38.jpg"><h2>Broom boats pageant 38ft Jane Marie<\/h2>The 38ft <em>Jane Marie<\/em> was built in 1972 and has recently emerged from an extensive restoration following long spells in the south of France and on the Thames.<img src="http:\/\/www.mby.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/18\/2013\/07\/BroomPageant_16.jpg"><h2>BroomPageant-16.jpg<\/h2>The 34ft Broom Navigator, appropriately called <em>Navigator<\/em>, was built in 1966 and spent two decades within the company's hire fleet. She has been maintained in virtually original condition by Andrew Bailey.<img src="http:\/\/www.mby.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/18\/2013\/07\/Broom_admiral.jpg"><h2>Broom-admiral.jpg<\/h2>The 42ft Broom Admiral is the quintessential post war Broads motorcruiser. This particular example was built for the Broom hire fleet as <em>Admiral 6<\/em> in 1954 and at the time cost \u00a360 a week to rent. She is now privately owned and available for charter on the River Waveney.<br><br>All photos by Richard Johnstone-Bryden.