Name: Safari
Boat Owner: Powell Family
Designer: Fairmile
Builder: Halvorsen

MV Safari Ex RAAF 02-15 WW2 Pilot Recovery boat 1943. Halvorsen built 50 foot Double Diagonal Mahogany
After serving her time as a air rescue/pilot recovery boat in WW2 , Safari featured in the hit TV series Riptide and was adorned with many a bathing beauty and the then famous American actor Ty Hardin. She went on to become ‘Safari Cruises’ operating out of Neutral Bay, Sydney Harbour. Owned and loved by the Powell family, Safari has just undertaken a complete restoration.
Powered by two newly fitted 2 stroke Commer Diesel engines,”Knockers”, she cruises comfortably at 10 knots unlike her glory days when she planed at 30 knots!!!

LOD feet: 49
Hull Timber: Mahogany
Type of Boat: Motor launch
State: Tasmania
Built: 1943
Location: KSWN