1989 Norman Wright 'n' Sons purpose built Pilot boat, 'Spitfire'. Triple cold moulded oregon with epoxy sheathing, marine ply deck and superstructure with fibreglass overlay. Constantly being maintained and upgraded by fastidious private owners. Currently being used for crew transfers, private charters, training and tourism operations.
I have lots of original documentation, build and wiring diagrams etc. New stability and survey information from an initial survey conducted in 2019 to increase pax numbers from 6 to 12 by Maritime Survey Australia.
Extremely tidy and well maintained vessel suitable for a variety of operations. Built by one of the most reputable companies in Australia with decades of life left. Great sea boat that has travelled from one side of Australia to the other a couple of times no problem.
Full AMSA NSCV survey for 2 crew and 12 pax to 30nm. 5 year survey complete in December 2019 with shafts, rudders and skin fittings removed and inspected.
Taken out annually for antifoul, anodes, propspeed etc
Twin 3208 TA 375hp vee drive, around 7000 hrs, 1600l fuel in 2x tanks
12 kn cruise 25l/hr, 23 kn top speed 180l/hr
Furuno VX2 Navnet , radar, UHF, VHF 27m
Shower, toilet, spacious saloon and large vee berth
Split system airco newly installed
4x new 'Intimidator' 1400 CCA 250 amp batteries
STAT-X Fixed Fire Suppression system in E/R
Spare 4x blade props
Full standing height E/R with concealed deck hatches