A very popular style cruiser, well suited for the Norfolk Broads with fore and aft access and single-level accommodation.

Key Features

  • Shore Power
  • Engine Overhauled 2021
  • Boat Safety Scheme 2025
  • Heating

About this Boat

The large aft well has the engine underneath, with a sliding door and steps down into the boat, single-level throughout and there are steps for access to the front well.

Inside the saloon, the dinette converts into a double berth, the helm seat is on a level with the deck providing good vision all around. The upholstery is all in good condition.

The galley comprises a stainless steel sink and drainer, gas two hob grill/oven, an electric fridge, ample worktop space and storage.

The spacious separate toilet compartment has a pump-out toilet, a shower area and a handwash basin.

The aft cabin has a full-sized double with a built-in wardrobe and storage.

This Calypso has gas heating, four new warps, portable solar panels, a battery charger, shore power and front and rear covers.

Fitted with a Perkins 4.108 diesel engine, fully overhauled 2021.

‘Purple Heron’ has a Boat Safety Scheme Certificate valid until 2025

Waterside Marine Sales LLP normally act as Broker for the Vendor who unless otherwise stated, is not selling in the course of business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars, the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute part of any contract.

A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and to have at his/her own expense a survey carried out by a qualified surveyor to check the condition and description of the boat thoroughly prior to completing the purchase.

Deposits paid prior to the survey taking place, are non-refundable, except for when the surveyor discovers a severe material defect.

Waterside Marine Sales LLP cannot be held responsible for any fault that is found with a boat after it has been purchased.

A buyer may have redress to his or her surveyor, if the fault that is found was missed when the survey was carried out.


Name Calypso 28 - Purple Heron
Manufacturer F.B.Wilds
Model Calypso 28
Year Built 1975
Engine Perkins
Construction GRP
Drive Hydraulic
Fuel Type Diesel
Berths 4
Length 28ft
Beam 10ft 7"
Air Draft ?
Draft 2ft 6"

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“Good service from two dedicated staff Lynne and Alex both helped us through the boat sale and kept us informed of offers etc.”

Mr and Mrs Banks

“Lynne and Alex have been brilliant throughout my time at Waterside, they were honest and helpful during the purchase, during the lockdown they were thoughtful in the care of my boat while I was ill, and were on top of things throughout the sale. I couldn't recommend them more highly. ”


“Very helpful and considerate, excellent quick sale and good communication throughout. ”


“We have been delighted with the friendly service from Waterside Marine, both on the purchase and sale of our boat.”

Mr and Mrs Leggett

“Alex and Lynne were very helpful at every stage of selling our craft and buying a new one, a very professional service affording a quick sale and happy Customers all round, well done and thank you.”

Mr Ward

“Lynne and Alex, many thanks for a smooth and speedy sale, excellent work, it was a pleasure dealing with you.”

K Bacon

“Thanks for a prompt and efficient service to facilitate an early sale, the photos on the web site were excellent. ”


“Thank you for the quick sale Lynne and Alex, photos were on the internet straight away and boat was sold within the week. Always very helpful whatever the request. ”

P Curtin

“A very efficient and helpful service from both Lynne and Alex. Our boat was on the website within 24 hours and sold within the next 24 hours. All the paperwork completed and funds transferred quickly, thanks Lynne.”

Trevor and Sue Hale

“Very pleased with Waterside Marine Sales. After taking our boat to Potter Heigham they quickly took the photos, put the boat on line and it sold within a week. Alex and staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. A great team.”

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