2019 Events - Watch This Space!
2019 Event dates are not yet fixed but based on this years experience we are likely to schedule one event in June 2019 and the other in September 2019. Actual dates will be tide dependent to facilitate reasonably timed Breydon Crossings in either direction.
Looking to buy a Hampton Safari?
Check out our For Sale pages (click on an image)
Read an article by former members of the original 1980's Hampton Safari club who have owned their Safari for 37 years. The owners are probably the current winners of the Longest Ownership. Longest Servicing with Same Company, Best known/Shortest History from New and the Most Senior Active Members awards! Read their article.
Can You Help?
Miscellaneous Members Queries and Information Requests
Some recent miscellaneous information requests and queries from members taht I couldn't answer directly....If you can help answer any of these please use the contact form to send me an update or pointer and I will ensure it gets to the originator and depending on the success of the query generating useful responses, I will publish answers on the website in due course.....
- Safari Mk2 Control Cable Lengths
- Hampton Safari Moulds for Fibreglass Front Windscreens
Rumour has it that there were/are some moulds that were used to manufacture front windscreen in fibreglass. We think that TopCraft has a set but think these were destroyed when the company closed down. Does anyone know the whereabouts of any others and, if possible some contact details?
- Cable Steering System Adjustment
We have an owner based in France who would like to know how to adjust the slack in the steering system for a Safari 25 mark II. It has a Swedish made mark II cable steering system....can anyone provide a pointer to a useful guide, docs or helpful hints/tips?
- Owner with Safari in France wants to trace UK history...
Frits who owns Cavalier moored on the Canal Du Midi has identified his old Broads registration as H745. Unfortunately there is little or no information in the usual sources so we are casting the net among readers of our website to ask if anyone can shed any light on the past history of H745 either on, or since it left, the Norfolk Broads waterways....please use the contact form to update us initially.
Has Anyone Seen Our '63 Honeymoon Suite lately?
....Back in 1963, Eric formally enlisted his crew and trusty co-pilot Marian, not by Press Gang but via a wedding ceremony. 54 years later, Captain and Crew are still together and they are trying to locate their floating honeymoon suite "On Safari". While enlisting our help with the search, Eric also shared other interesting information and documentation dating back to that time. See our new article A Honeymoon On Safari
The Waveney Stardust:
Are you a boating enthusiast that has had to give up your boating adventures due to age, ill health, or just being considerably less agile than a few years ago? If so, here's a great way for you to get back afloat and enjoy the Norfolk Broads again! The Waveney Stardust Charity operate two boats, one based on the Northern System (operating from Stalham and Horning) and the other based on the Southern system operating from Norwich, Brundall and Beccles. The boats are available for hire by qualifying groups for half/full day crusies on the Norfolk Broads.One of our members, Alan McKechnie started out as a Waveney Stardust qualified/trained volunteer Skipper and has recently become the Boat 1 Director responsible for the day to day organisation, planning, marketing and crewing for the Stardust boat running trips on the northern rivers. The Waveney Stardust team also extend a warm welcome to any new volunteers willing to help with any aspects of running the boats and cruises and offer full training. Find out more here.