Hampton Safari Mk II ‘White Otter’ SOLD

A tidy example of the popular Safari design built by Hampton Boats of Oulton Broad from 1969 to 1982 when over 250 were built for hire fleets and private customers. With its fully enclosed accommodation and sliding roof, White Otter offers all year round cruising whatever the weather, and with a single diesel engine on a shaft drive she is as economical to run as she is practical to use. The EA Anglian Region navigation licence is paid to 31/3/2022 and a mooring on the River Cam may be transferrable subject to the marina owner’s consent. To view White Otter, please contact us during office hours 7 days a week.

GRP moulded hull, decks and topsides with a GRP sliding roof section, aluminium framed single glazed windows, Treadmaster non-slip deck panels, aluminium and PVC gunwale fendering and hull straking, stainless steel cleats and hand rails. The GRP has been professionally painted in white and apart from a few minor scuffs and flaking, it is in very good condition.

Access is via steps and through the stern door into the aft cabin with a fixed double berth to starboard, holding tank beneath, fitted storage lockers and drawers to port, doorway to the port side galley with fitted base units, stainless steel sink & drainer with hot and cold taps, four ring LPG hob and oven, dual voltage/LPG fridge (12v not fully working, possibly due to faulty wiring), engine cover midships, starboard side WC compartment with wash basin, shower attachment and pump-out toilet. The forward saloon is fitted with L shaped seating to starboard (double berth conversion to be confirmed) with storage and access to batteries and engine beneath, a pull-out table, forepeak storage locker, port side helm position with good visibility and a sliding roof section for sunny days and starlit nights.  The interior is largely original with its varnished timber work, smooth panelled head linings and wipe clean formica surfaces, with the addition of re-upholstered cushions, blue patterned carpet and complimenting curtains and blinds. Cabin headroom approximately 6′.

BMC 1.5 4 cylinder diesel engine coupled to a shaft drive via a reduction gearbox with a single lever engine control. The engine was fully serviced in May 2021 and a new water pump fitted, and in August 2021 a new exhaust hose was fitted (invoices for the work are available).

12v engine starting battery & 12v leisure battery (both replaced May 2021), domestic water pump, shower bilge pump, main bilge pump (automatic), lighting, sockets, small solar panel, navigation lights, Blaupunkt stereo unit and speakers.
230v shore power connection and cable, consumer unit, plug sockets, immersion heater. 

2 x 15kg butane gas bottles, LPG hob and oven, dual voltage/LPG fridge, hot water calorifier (coupled to the engine and immersion heater), fire extinguishers and blanket, CO and smoke alarms, Mikuni LPG warm air cabin heater, Danforth anchor and chain, mud weight, mooring pins, blue fabric window covers, fenders. 

Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed.  They are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. The Vendor does not make or give, and neither the Broker nor any person in its employment has any authority to make or give, any representation or warranty in relation to this vessel, in respect of which any Purchaser must rely on his own inspection.
A demonstration of the vessel will be conducted once a Sale and Purchase Agreement has been signed by both the seller and buyer and a 10% deposit has been paid into the broker’s client account.

Price, Contact and Location






Fish and Duck Marina


Fish and Duck Leisure Ltd as broker on behalf of the seller

Boat Safety Certificate



Vessel Name

White Otter

Vessel Condition


Vessel Type

Broads and river cruiser






Safari 25

Year Constructed

Believed mid 1970s





Number of Engines


Fuel Type


Drive Type

Shaft drive

Cruising Speed

4 mph

Maximum Speed

7 mph

Length Overall

25' 7" (7.80m)


9'6" (2.90m)

Maximum Draft

2'1" (0.63m)

Bridge Clearance

6'6" (2.0m)

Hull Material

GRP (painted white)

Hull Type


Hull Colour


Keel Type


Dry Weight

3100 kg