Originally built in 1980 in Australia as a Stern Trawler, she has since had her trawl gear removed and is now set up as a Ling Potting Vessel, but can be easily converted to operate as a Long Liner or back as a trawler again.
The vessel has the wheelhouse forward with a large aft work deck that is covered by an aluminium shelter.
The single Caterpillar D379 marine diesel engine produces 570 HP @ 1225 rpm and is coupled to a Twin Disc MG530M gearbox with 3.13:1 reduction, driving a 3 bladed 1168mm diameter propeller in a Korts Nozzle.
Electrical power on board the vessel is provided by the three auxiliary generators and via shore power. The main auxiliary is a Cummins 350 HP coupled to a 97 kVA alternator, the secondary auxiliary is a Deutz BF4 2011C Oil coupled to a 80 kVA alternator and the harbour auxiliary is a Isuzu Diesel-Zenith Engineering 4JG1 coupled to a 21kVA generator.
Electrical loads on board are 415 & 230 volts AC 50 Hz and include the Victron Energy 24volt/2000VA/50amp Inverter/Battery Charger for charging the 24volt and 12volt DC services and the Victron Energy 24volt/1600VA Inverter and the shore power CMP 415volt/45kVA Isolation transformer, which are all located in the engine room.
The hydraulics are driven off the main engine and or the auxiliary Cummins engine.
Diesel capacity is 30,000 litres in five tanks, freshwater capacity is 15,000 litres and there are two brine tanks with a total capacity of 20,000 litres.
Fish hold capacity is approx.. 45 tonne and can be refrigerated down to -10 degrees C.
There are two (2) Jarden No. 5 Trawl winches that are included as part of the vessel’s equipment, but are not currently installed.
A single telescopic hydraulic crane with a 600 kg SWL is located on top of the after end of the wheelhouse with access to the fish hold & shelter deck.
Electronic equipment on board includes:
1 x Furuno FR-8065 72m 6kW Open Array Radar
1 x Furuno 1715 36nm Radome Radar
1 x Furuno FCV 1150 Colour LCD Sounder
1 x Simrad NSS8 Multi-Function Display
1 x Koden KGC-222 GPS Compass
1 x ComNav Commander P2 Auto Pilot.
2 x Icom IC-M710 MF/HF SSB Transceivers
1 x Uniden Oceanus VHF Transceiver with DSC
1 x GME GX558 VHF Transceiver
1 x Vesper Marine AIS Transceiver
1 x Simrad Nais-400 Class B AIS Transponder
1 x Furuno FAX-208 Mark 2 Weather Facsimile
1 x Furuno GP30 GPS unit
1 x Seiwa Mako Chart Plotter
4 x LCD Monitors displaying Piscatus 3D Bathymetry Software, MaxSea 3D Plotter, Sounder. 1x Thane & Thane Voice /Data Satellite Phone
1 x Intellian Satellite TV Receiver
1 x Kannard 406 MHz EPIRB
1 x GME AM-FM Radio
1 x Seematz Searchlight
1 x Saural 150mm Magnetic compass with reflector tube.
1 x Naudet Barometer
1 x Panchet Ships clock
The wheelhouse deck is set well forward on the focsle and has the helm and watch keeping areas forward with the engine controls and the navigation and communication area. Forward to port of the helm station is internal access down to the two crew cabins which feature under & over bunks and hanging locker and cupboards in each cabin. Aft to port of the wheelhouse is the Captain’s cabin with a single berth and hanging locker and cupboards. Adjacent to starboard is the galley, with a table and bench seating immediately forward of the galley. There is access aft out to the shelter aft work deck at the after end of the wheelhouse, along with the ablution block to port and the access down to the engine room and the store/laundry room to starboard.
The vessel currently holds a New Zealand Certificate of Survey.
The vessel has been well maintained and presents well.