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Broom 450

Boat Name Umfolozi (Retained)   Year 2007   Location Reading, United Kingdom    Price £299,500 inc Vat
Number of engines 2  Make/model Volvo Penta D9-500  Fuel Diesel  Engine hours 702
Dimensions – LOA: 13.72m  Beam: 4.65m

One of the last of the 450?s constructed, Our Brokers have been associated with this boat since new. A one owner boat which has been regular maintenance, regardless of expense. Full documentation is available. Presented today in very tidy order and lying at Tingdene Thames & Kennet Marina

Features include ? Volvo D9 500 hp Engines, Serviced annually by DB Marine. Bow thruster, Electric Folding Mast, 12kva Generator, Teak interior joinery with Cream leather upholstery and New Cream carpets. New side cabin mattresses, Holding Tank, Autopilot, Radar, GPS,VHF.

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LOA: 13.72
Beam: 4.65


Total Power: 1200
Total Engines: 2
Year Built: 2007
Engine Power: 1200


Fresh Water Tanks: 1(591)
Fuel Tanks: 2(1818)
Holding Tanks: 1(227)


Number of twin berths: 2
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 4
Number of heads: 2
Number of bathrooms: 2


Swimming ladder
Teak cockpit
Hot water
Shore power inlet
Dvd player
Electric head
Cockpit table
Electric bilge pump
Tv set
Bow thruster
Microwave oven
Log speedometer
Battery charger
Manual bilge pump
Cockpit cover
Cockpit cushions
Navigation center
Teak sidedecks
Cd player
Cockpit speakers


Registered Port: N/A
Registered Number: SSR 128703
Title Documents; Yes all Complete
VAT Documents: Yes All Complete
RCD Certification; Yes Cat B
River License / Authority & Expiry Date: Thames to Dec 2018
BSC Serial No: BSSER305951/16
BSC Expiry Date : 3rd April 2020
HIN No: GB-BRO45024G707
Serial No: 450/24
Engine Type: Volvo Penta D9-500
Engine Power: 500HP x 2
Engine Number: Port 7009146357 STBD 7009147230
Commissioned Date: 29th June 2007


The Broom 450 deck layout is the result of many years of Brooms development of the aft cabin cruiser, making excellent use of the rear deck area for both in-harbour living and cruising comfort. The 450 features all around seating with a sectional table. Two solid side access doors seal the cockpit from the side deck. The canopy covers the entire area and is sectional to allow the best protection yet offering plenty of scope for being open design. Forward to starboard is the command station with all controls and to port a double seat for crew and navigator with a chart table in front of here.

The side decks are accessed easily from the bathing platform via a stair case to port and starboard which are lit for ease of use at night. Leading forward the side deck s are entirely flat with sturdy stainless-steel stanchions and solid guard rails surrounding the vessel. Further hand rails are fitted to the cabin tops and amidships to port and starboard are access points with a moulded step to the hull. The forward deck is mainly flat with ample opportunity for seating out or sunbed cushions

The cockpit of Umfolozi is the centre point of the vessel with excellent all-around vision, protected by curved screens and a full canopy. The GRP arch is easily folded with a Hydraulic electric ram system allowing navigation through most low bridges
The Helm position is to starboard with the navigators position to port being above the stern gear this makes a exceptionally comfortable area in all weathers.



A self-contained guest suite with double berth, ensuite Jack and Jill access to forward wet room and toilet, ample storage for all accessories in drawers and wardrobes, Skylight with blind and black out and port lights give good airy feeling to the cabin

Accessed from both the forward cabin and the companionway the forward wet room features electric heads, wash basin, shower and storage. Deck hatch and port light give good natural light

Featuring two full sized bunk beds with new mattresses and ample storage in a spacious wardrobe. Excellent natural light from deck hatch and opening portlights

Located on the port side forward of the saloon at a lowered level, the galley features ample high and low storage with Corian worktops, covers for the twin sinks and inset waste bin. A flush four ring 240v electric hob and combination microwave oven all powered by generator or shore power making entertaining a joy aboard

The raised deck saloon of the 450 provides a large attractive living area all on one level with a comfortable settee aft to port with TV sited opposite in a cupboard and dining are forward to starboard. Aft of this a sideboard incorporating storage, a second fridge and entertainment facilities.

As with all Broom Boats the aft cabin is the main feature of the design and aboard Umfolozi as with all 450’s with her beam being carried through to the stern the aft cabin is a masterpiece of design with a good-sized Island double berth, twin transom hatches and a separate ensuite shower and toilet/ wash room. Ambient lighting and a feature ceiling all make to the 450 offering one of the best aft cabin deigns on any Broom Boat constructed.

A separate shower cubical is fitted within the aft toilet room which is fitted with electric toilet, wash basin and vanity unit.



Hot air Heating with outlets in each cabin
Automatic fire extinguisher in Engine room
3 Hand held Fire Extinguishers
Fire blanket
Black waste tank
Toilets with Underwater and deck discharge

12-volt electrical system
4 Trojan 6-volt batteries for domestic systems (New 2017)
4 Exide batteries for Engines/ Bow thruster
12-volt battery for generator
12 KVA Fisher Panda Generator
240 v shore line cable
12 v 80 ah Mastervolt Battery charger Serviced 2018

Panasonic Dimension 4 combi Microwave oven
Neff 4 ring halogen hob with fiddle
Vitrifrigo 118 litre Fridge
Generator control unit
Corian work tops
Port Light
Twin circular stainless steel sinks with Corian covers
3 240 v sockets
Immersion heater control
Cutlery drawer
Crockery cupboard complete with 8 place setting crockery set

All around stainless deck edge fendering
Built in transom platform with steps to side decks
Full width Radar arch with hydraulic folding system
Full sized Deck canopy. Forward section on quick release frame 9New 2016)
Additional canopy for winter use
Self-stowing anchor in bow roller
20 fathoms 9mm calibrated anchor chain
10 Heavy duty cleats
Transom boarding Ladder
Fender Baskets
Deck lights to arch and rear steps
Stainless steel framed windows and portlights
Cover for lower front screens
Cover for helm and navigator’s area (New 2016)
Solid Teak laid decking to aft deck, bathing platform & all side decks
Table on aft deck
Ensign & staff
4 mooring ropes
12 fenders
2.9 mtr Fibre glass tender with 2,5 hp Mariner outboard( Serviced 2018) and overall cover

NAVIGATION and MECHANICAL INSTRUMENTS (no electronic items have been tested)
10” Bowthruster
Rudder indicator
Screen Demisters
Screen wipers with fresh water washers
Electric Anchor winch
Raymarine 240 E VHF
Twin whip aerials
Raymarine 6002 Autopilot
Raymarine C120 Radar c/w 2 kw Radome
GPS active aerial
Trim Tabs with trim metres
Echo Sounder
Fuel Gauges
Water gauge
5 Bilge pumps
Engine Room Fan
5 Blade 24” x 34.5” Propellers ( 1 new in 2018, 1 New in 2016)

Refrigerator in Deck lounge (New in 2016)
26” Flat screen TV with DVD player
Glomex TV Aerial
Speakers to saloon and cockpit
Sony Radio with CD auto changer
Clock & Barometer

New carpet in saloon (Cream)
Front and ¾ lower screen blinds
Curtains to side windows
Leather upholstery to Saloon
White with blue piped PVC exterior upholstery
White exterior screen and dash cover
Black canopies
Interior Sprung mattresses to all berths
Pale Teak joinery throughout vessel




Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed.  The particulars are intended  only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract.  A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate to have the vessel fully surveyed and inspected,river trialled and tested.