Island Trader/Fish-farm Workhorse/Brilliant Liiveaboard/Fishing

NZ$175,000 + gst if any

  • Fresh on the market May 2022
  • This retired Foveaux Strait oyster dredger has had one owner since 1956
  • Always fully maintained.
  • Full current NZ Survey
  • Just off slip February 2022 with fresh antifoul.
  • This 80 year old workhorse has years of work left in her – needs to be inspected to be fully appreciated.


  • Built: Built approx 80 ago by Adams RG Pty Ltd in Sydney Australia. Timber carvel planked on hardwood frames.
    Deck Structure: Timber planks with 2 layers of fibreglass over. Makes for a dry boat – no deck leaks. Resin and grit applied to surface – no slip. Watertight hatches x 2.
    Main Engine: Main engine is 8V/71 GM 230HP at 1800 RPM. This engine installed 2012 with full recondition.
    Auxiliary Engine: Two-cylinder GM 35 hp, 13KVA (burns no oil), reconditioned 2010.


    Gear Box: Gearbox is Allison, 3.5:1 reduction. Reconditioned 2019.
    Propeller: 3 blade 48”x37”. S/S shaft – drawn and crack tested 2018 with no issues.
    Tankage: Diesel Fuel 10,000L (4x2500l tanks) Fuel tanks recently inspected and found spotless (photos available)

    Water – approx 1000L

    Last Drydocking: February 2022. Fresh zincs, antifoul and back into water.
    Deck & Deck Gear and Equipmnent:


    Anchor: 1 x 150kg Stockless in good condition, 16m anchor chain.

    Spare Anchor carried aft hold

    Anchor Winch and Steering – Hydraulic

    Pipework – most is stainless steel.

    Fire extinguishers x 4 – all current.

    Radios / Nav Aids: Compass (roof mounted)

    1 x VHF

    1 x Radar Furuno

    1 x Furuno FCV-295 Sounder

    Plotting equipment-1 x Furuno Navnet GPS,1 x GP-1810 GPS

    Simrad autopilot and rudder angle indicator at helm

    New Batteries: Lighting and starting banks new as at Feb 22.
    Layout: Wheelhouse Forward with internal access down to engine room. Work deck aft with fishroom/cargo hold below. Small ramp and cut aft away transom.

    Cargo Hold/Icehold -hatch dimensions 900×1200. Fibreglass lined, insulated. Fishroom dimensions. Length 5.3m, width 4.6m, height 1.5m.

    Set up to hold 2 tonne ice + fish to overall weight of 10 tonnes.

    Safety: 1 x 8-man life raft located wheelhouse roof

    Serviced annually by Southern Ocean Safety Equipment Limited

    5 x BLA Coastal lifejackets on board with lights and whistles fitted, buoyancy >100N

    EPIRB (manual)

    Survey: Areas of operation: Inshore. Enclosed Waters. Coastal Restricted.

    Current NZ Survey Certificate – CW1140 – expiring 9/2/2023.

    Certificate issued:  19/2/2018. Issued by Marinecraft & Fibreglass, Cory Ward.

    Categories: Fishing/Oyster Dredging

    Surveyors Report following extensive out of water survey conducted in February 2018 is available through us for prospective purchasers.

    Stability book issued 19th May 2009 by Mike Hudson Naval Architect for SGS Ltd.




    Vessel sleeps four in spacious focsle. Accommodation is clean, dry and roomy. Headroom – more than 1.9m. Cooking – large Dickinson (Canada) diesel stove/heater. 230volt fridge. Spacious mess table seats 8. Up top behind wheelhouse – shower/toilet/ wash basin.
    Brokers Comments: Vessel set up easily altered. As a Foveaux Strait oyster dredger vessel has steel “high sides” on the port side of work deck – this to give shelter for crew working the oyster tables and the protect to vessel as the oysters come in over the side of the vessel. These high sides can readily be dismantled and removed.

    Located Bluff. Contact Sole Agent Jim Lewis 021 300 212.

    Vessel is no surplus to requirements.

    Must be sold.

    Seller will look at all offers.