This Hampton Safari MkIII was potentially the last to be built, this popular Broads Cruiser has single-level accommodation, utilising all the space on board with the benefit of forward and aft companionways. The low air draft makes this a fantastic choice for anyone looking to explore the whole of the Norfolk Broads.

Key Features

  • Warm Air Heating
  • Shore Power
  • Immersion Heater
  • Battery Charger
  • Holding Tank
  • BSSC 2026
  • Engine Serviced 2022

About this Boat

A very practical cruiser well suited to the Norfolk Broads, with single-level accommodation with easy access from both doors. There are handrails on the cabin tops and the decks are wide enough for easy mooring. There is a solar panel on the roof to keep your batteries topped up, also equipped with a sterling battery charger, shore power, immersion heater, foward and aft covers, warm air heating and many extras.

Inside the main cabin, there is an ‘L’ shaped sofa with a circular dining table in the centre, the seating can be used as an extra single berth and the upholstery is in good condition. The helm position is portside and features a freestanding swivel helm seat. There is storage around the cabin.

A spacious galley comprises an inset sink with hot and cold taps, a Voyager gas cooker with 2 hobs, a grill and oven and a Waeco 12V fridge.

The separate toilet and shower room IS alongside the galley with a pump-out toilet, shower, and sink with a cupboard underneath and a cabinet above. There is a gauge for the holding tank and diesel in the aft cabin alongside the fuel gauge.

The aft cabin has a permanent double berth, a built-in unit with a hanging locker, storage cupboard and freestanding drawers.

Fitted with a BMC 1.5 Diesel engine on a shaft, well maintained and documented service history, last full-service Feb 2022. During this time the stern gland was re-packed. Last antifouled in 2020.

‘Iola’ has a Boat Safety Scheme Certificate valid until 2026.


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 Hampton Safari Mk III - Iola
Manufacturer Hampton
Model Forward Drive
Year Built 1990
Engine BMC 1.5
Construction GRP
Drive Shaft
Fuel Type Diesel
Berths 3
Length 25ft
Beam 9ft 6"
Air Draft 6ft 6"
Draft 2ft 3"

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