The Broom 29cl is the result of research showing that many Broom owners begin their boating on inland waterways, progressing to sea in easy stages. With this design criteria foremost, Broom set about building a range specially designed for the transition from river to coast. The 29cl is a medium-powered displacement cruiser ideally suited to the inland waterways of Europe but with the capability to go estuary cruising. The large keel and rudder provide excellent handling qualities. Designed by Andrew Wolstenholme, the 29 has a large open cockpit with wrap-around seating, fold-down windscreens, an easy-to-operate hood in two sections, and a hinged mast. The air draught of the 29 is only 6 feet, 6 inches (1.98 meters) when everything is down, thus allowing the boat to pass under the lowest bridges.