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Hampton Safari Boat Club
2010 - 2020
Winter Season 2023
Hampton Safari Boating
1970 - 2020
Save The Date! - 2023 Summer Meet - 19th/20th June Salhouse Broad

Our one and only 2023 Meet Up Event will take place on Monday 19th June at Salhouse Broad. Our registration page is now open and space is limited to 24 Safaris in total. The event date has been selected based on tides for convenient Breydon crossing times, the longer and (hopefully) sunnier, warmer days of mid summer, and group booking rules set by the venue.

This is a popular event and venue that has been fully booked over the last couple of seasons so don't delay - put the date in your diary and register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Registrations will  close on May 1st or when fully booked - whichever comes soonest.
Hampton Safari Boat Club Custom Burgees
Our pre-order book Is Now Always Open....


Our custom club burgees are very popular especially with new owners and as replacements for well used originals! We usually gather sufficient burgee pre-orders to qualify for a discount via a "bulk" order.

Current pre-order total: 3. The next order will most likely be placed in March 2023. Add your pre-order to the list now to avoid disappointment and having to wait for the next order cycle....Why not get one for Easter instead of an egg?
Safaris For Sale
Second Spring - A Safari Mk1J Renovation And Refit
Anita and Paul are sailing enthusiasts who have recently acquired a relatively rare Hampton Safari Mk1J. These Safaris have a unique internal layout different to any other Mk1 to Mk4 interiors.
Discover how they became Hampton Safari enthusiasts (partially) converted to motor cruising, and their renovation and refit project, as they work on Second Spring (formerly Our Choice).
Postcard to America - Summer Of '69 (...well almost!)
I saw this original, used, period postcard from 1969, on sale in the USA on ebay, quite by chance and it caught my attention...so I bought it! OK, so technically it's actually a Hampton 22, a predecessor of the Hampton Safari, & although we have images matching this postcard, the hirer's thoughts and impressions were still interesting...


The card reads as follows:
"Aboard "My Safari" near Reedham, Norfolk Broads. 6.x.69
Dear Jeanne and Bob,
How do you like 'our' boat?
- It's most comfortable and we are enjoying exploring the rivers and dykes.
- it's warm and sunny enough to cruise with the roof open and go for walks without coats on!
Really marvelous weather for this time of year.
 We are trying out our Exactor 2B camera (bought 2nd hand from Peggys cousin just before we came away) - particularly the telephoto lens- but the birds aren't always co-operative!
Love
Margaret & Gordon"

...based on the odd date format and the postmark this was sent on 6th October 1969, and was sent all the way to Dallas, Texas for a 9d (9 old pence) stamp...

The Hampton Safari Boat Club predates the online information age  and it unfortunately disbanded for many years before being resurrected  and reinstated as an online website presence back in 2010. We currently have over 160 Hampton Safaris and their  current owners registered with the club and located in many waterways of  the UK and Europe.

With  the increasing popularity of social media, in 2017 some Hampton Safari enthusiasts created a separate Owners Group on Facebook. Facebook groups  and conventional websites such as this have different formats and styles and meet  different user needs. Both have their own inherent strengths and weaknesses and users of either tend to  have their own favourite media preference.

The  site administrators of both the "Hampton Safari Boat Club" website and  the "Hampton Safari Owners" Facebook Group, agree and stress that neither media site is in "competition" with the other and we actively  encourage Users to access and/or contribute to both sites in the  interests of sharing information useful to Hampton Safari owners and enthusiasts generally.....
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