41ft passenger barge with a shallow steel hull and drop-down gangway designed and built for unparalleled access to the tidal waters of the Great Sandy Straits and estuarine waterways around Fraser Island.
Ideal vessel for eco-tourism, fishing, adventure cruises, private functions and parties.
Surveyed to carry 49 passengers, the expansive deck and stability facilitate easy boarding and safe boating for children, the elderly and disabled guests.
Licensed Bar on board
Wet and Dry access on drop-down gangway
Fully carpeted (marine) deck for comfort
Male and female electric toilets
Pioneer stereo, speakers and deck lighting
2 x100hp Yamaha outboard motors
400 litres freshwater system
400 litre EPA approved sullage system
Northstar GPs, Radar and Sounder
Navman VHS Radio
SPECIFICATIONS OF VESSEL
Length 41ft (12.45m)
Speed 10kt Hull - 6-8kt cruising speed
Weight 17.5t loaded
Capacity 51 persons (total)
Fuel Capacity 500 litres
Consumption 25 litres per hour
Day charter vessel with open main deck area and after superstructure arrangement.
Construction: Welded steel hull with subdivision and water tight compartments.
Machinery: 2 x Yamaha 100hp four stroke petrol fuelled outboard motors amounted on transom.
Electrics: Conventional 12vDC electrical system consistent with this type and style of vessel.
This vessel is a flat bottomed steel barge design, built by Ken Shaw Engineering of Urangan to a USL code specification and has operated successfully as a commercial vessel in the local environs for a considerable number of years.
The vessel is equipped with a 'drop front ramp' arrangement which permits easy access to beach and shore landing areas and the main forward deck area is designed with a bench type seating arrangement for passenger provision.The after section superstructure is fitted with an enclosed wheelhouse with suitable close waters navigation equipment and a small galley area is sited across the after end of the wheel house area.
At the starboard after end of the superstructure are fitted separate toilet facilities suitable for day use.The overall arrangement of the vessel is for simplified operation by one or two crew and the vessel has a capacity to uplift a total of 51 persons of which 2 are designated crew. The vessel has been operated as a day light hours only recreational charter fishing and tourist vessel providing short trips designated and approved under the 1D classification. (ie: sheltered and semi sheltered waters)