A very popular style of boat for the Norfolk Broads and inland waterways, being all one level makes them very practical and easy to access.

Key Features

  • Shore Power
  • Warm Air Heating
  • Engine Serviced 2021
  • BSSC 2024
  • Current River Toll 2022/23.
  • Hull Painted 2020

About this Boat

The current owners have taken great pride in her keeping her well maintained, recently benefitting from a hull repaint and antifoul. The inside is also very tidy and well looked after with all headlining and upholstery in excellent condition.

The sociable driving position is forward in the saloon with an L-shaped seating arrangement in a lovely red upholstery. If you had guests over it will convert into an extra double.

The aft bedroom has a generous-sized double bed with plenty of storage including a hanging locker and a smartly combined cupboard with shelves inside.

The bathroom has an electric flush toilet with a holding tank, a bathroom sink and a cupboard underneath. Moving forward, there is a separate spacious shower compartment.

The well-equipped galley comprises a 2 burner hob, grill and oven, WAECO 12v fridge, a sink and drainer with a hot and cold tap and ample storage underneath.

Fitted with an economical BMC 1.5 engine with shaft drive (fully serviced in 2021 with a new fuel injection pump).

She also has the added benefit of having shore power, a mini inverter, warm air heating and a current river toll 2022/23.

Perfect for river cruising as you will be able to access the whole of the Norfolk broads, with the air-draft being 6ft 6” you will be able to fit under all bridges.

Ideal for a first-time buyer or someone looking to downsize.

‘Opal’ has a Boat Safety Scheme Certificate valid until Jan 2024.

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 - Opal
Manufacturer Hampton
Model Safari MKII
Year Built 1980
Engine BMC 1.5
Construction GRP
Drive Shaft
Fuel Type Diesel
Berths 4
Length 25ft
Beam 9ft 6"
Air Draft 6ft 6"
Draft 2ft 5"

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