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1978 Commercial Charter

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Commercial Charter
1978 Commercial Charter
$900,000 EGC - Excluding Government Charges 2




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Description: Cape Adieu Charters - Turnkey Business For Sale

Cape Adieu Charters
We are seeking expressions of interest for this very unique opportunity for a motivated purchaser to acquire a very successful Commercial Charter Business currently operating out of Darwin NT as a "Turnkey Going Concern".

The MV Cape Adieu is a 21.6m Motorsailer that has been fitted with every modern convenience and has been ideally suited for a full range of Charter and Fishing Operations. The vessel currently holds Fishing Tour and Eco-Tourism Licenses for both the WA Kimberly and the Northern Territory Waters.

The MV Cape Adieu was originally built for remote Cray & Shark Fishing in the Great Australian Bight. Since then she has been engaged in a number of fishing operations including: Pearling in the Coral Sea, Cray & Shark Fishing in the Southern Ocean, and Snapper Fishing in the Gulf of Carpentaria. The vessel is a proven performer and has been successfully operating in some of the roughest weather conditions around Australia. For the last 20 years, Cape Adieu has successfully operated as a Sunset Dinner Cruise Vessel and is licensed for 60 passengers in the Darwin Harbour.

About the Business
In June 2003, Cape Adieu Harbour Cruises was established in Darwin. A family run business that has since provided Sunset Dinner Cruises, Private Functions, Charters and Weddings for over 180,000 - 200,000 Local, Interstate & International Clients. The vessel is operating from the heart of Darwin in the best location at the end of the Stokes Hill Tourist Wharf and has continued to operate during Covid19 and is a highly sustainable business.
The Cape Adieu Charter Business is ideally suited for a couple or partnership with an appetite to further develop this already well established operation by offering a new variety of liveaboard sightseeing and fishing tours out of Darwin and also into the WA Kimberlys. The business is ready to walk into and provides liveaboard facilities for the new owner(s) and clients. Cape Adieu Harbour Cruises has a commitment to quality and the highest possible standards in customer service and this remains its guiding focus in the competitive Darwin Tourism Market.

Business Offering
Licensed for 60 day passengers, the vessel currently provides Sunset Dinner Cruises each evening from April to November annually seven days per week. It includes a BYO and Full Liquor Licence and provides three discrete seating areas each with their own facilities. The current business model utilises an on-board Chef that prepares fresh local seafood and a full buffet dinner. This model is flexible and can include cruise only or a menu design that does not require a Chef eg BBQ and local seafood.

Cape Adieu is a member of Tourism Top End and affiliated with major wholesalers including Expedia and Viator. Its booking systems are fully integrated and online. The success of Cape Adieu Charters can be readily seen on Trip Advisor where the business has won a number of awards.

Location: Darwin Region NT
Launch Year: 1978
Rego Expiry12/04/2024
Designer P. James
Builder Whyalla Shipyard South Australia
Length: 70' 10" - 21.60m
Beam: 6m
Draft: 3m

Displacement NA
Hull Material: Steel
Deck Material: Steel
Engine Make Caterpillar
Number Engines1
Horse Power350 HP
Fuel Type Diesel
Engine Hours Approx 20,000
2nd Engine Hrs NA
Fuel Consumption NA
Max Speed8 Knots
Cruise Speed6 Knots
Propulsion Shaft Drive & Sail

Genset1 x Cummins - Stanford 40 KVA & 1 x Isuzu - Mecc Alte - 30 KVA
Fuel4 x 3,300 ltrs = 13,200 ltrs
WaterApprox 5,000 ltrs

This vessel accommodation is finished in a beautifull natural varnished timber and set up for extended liveaboard cruises
Cabins 5 Cabins in total
Berths13 Berths Total = 2 x 2 Berth, 1 x 4 Berth, 2 x Double Berth, 1 x Day Bed
Galley Table & seating for 8 Passengers in the below deck galley
Refrigeration The vessel has a range of domestic fridges and cool rooms to cater for up to 60 passengers on Dinner Cruises
Freezer Large freezer room, currently not being used
Stove Yes - two burner gas with oven & grill
Water Maker No
Hotwater System Yes
Shower1 x Forward & 1 x Aft
Toilet1 x Forward & 1 x Aft
Entertainment Yes
Air Conditioning Yes - two units
Ground Tackle Yes to Survey
Safety Gear To AMSA Survey
Bilge Pumps Yes
Life Raft To AMSA Survey
Epirb Yes
Life Jackets Yes to Survey
Flares Yes
Fire Protection Yes
Electrics24V & 240 V

Echo Sounder: Garmin
Plotter: Garmin
Auto Pilot: TMQ AP9
Radar: Garmin Fantom 24,48 NMI - 40 Watt
Garmin Satellite Compass NMEA 2000
GPS: 2 x Furuno
Radio SSB: Icom IC-M700
Radio VHF: GME GX548
Deck Gear This vessel is a fully equipped motorsailer which is also set up with a full set of sails for evening Sunset Sailing Cruises if required
Survey DetailsAMSA Survey 1D for 2 Crew & 60 Passengers
AMSA Survey 2C for 2 Crew and 12 passengers

Cape Adieu Charters is a turnkey, well established business that has been very successfully operating out of Darwin Harbour for the last 20 years. The Cape Adieu has a Full Liquor Licence and can accomodate up to 60 passengers for a fully catered Sunset Dinner Cruise. The Darwin Harbour Crusies are busy from April all the way through to November each year. As previously stated, this business is ready to walk straight into and also provides liveaboard accomodation for the new owner(s). Cape Adieu Charters are proud of their commitment to quality & maintaining the highest possible standards in customer service in the Darwin Tourism Market.

2EGC prices exclude government charges. Contact the dealer to determine charges applicable to you.