Long Range Cruiser suitable southern waters – perhaps Stewart Island, Fiordland, Marlborough


The vendor has not long completed this successful 5 year project, transforming a fishing vessel to a comfortable, go anywhere, small cruise ship. First class workmanship and quality finishes throughout. The vendor is a cargo ship master mariner who planned and supervised the transformation. This vessel offers- 8 berths, 2 doubles, 4 singles, 4 cabins. 2 showers & toilet. Gas water heater. Galley domestic gas stove, microwave, fridge freezer. Hot water central heating to 6 radiators. Washing machine, dryer, chest freezer (focsle). Outback 5kw inverter charger, 240 volts in accommodation. Vessel ideal Sounds or Stewart Island cruiser- safe to go anywhere. May appeal to a syndicate. As brokers, we say, an inspection will not disappoint. Click here to view detailed video of this great vessel. Contact our broker, Tony Strange, Nelson, mobile: 027 438 9039 or email: bishopsmarineshipbrokers@gmail.com

SKU: 933 Category:

Additional information


(17.4 x 5.2m x 2.5m)


1975, J.L Primrose, Gisborne. Major refit 2013/14 Nelson.


Hull 1/4” plate. Decks 1/4” steel. Multi chine hull.

Main engine

Detroit 8V/71 230 hp. This engine rebuilt 2005.


Allison on 4:5:1.


8 knots cruise, 9 knots max.

AUX engine

Isuzu 40kva, 415v, 240v, 24v & 12v systems.


5” stainless shaft. Prop 54” x 35”.


11,000 litres approx. Water 1000 litres.


Hydraulic off main.

Vessel gear and equipment

• Bow thruster side power (300 mm DIA) hydraulic
• Window wipers x2
• 4 meter converted Stabicraft 30hp. Tohatsu on davits
• AFT anchor 75kg stockless 200m 24mm Aylon
• Foreward anchor 100kg stockless 50-60m 16mm chain
• 3 phase 3 cylinder air compressor in engine room
• Hydraulic warping capstan on focsle.

Refit 2013/2014

• Design, fabricate and install new wheelhouse
• Vessel sandblasted and painted 2013
• Accommodation section completely rebuilt – all insulated with wool bales
• Shaft done with new bearing aft
• Flap on rudder – all repacked bearings
• All fuel & water tanks cleaned and inspected 2013
• Re-new all windows and port holes
• Re-new all domestic plumbing
• Vessel completely re-wired, new switch boards
• All new lighting throughout vessel
• Gas alarm – auto cut off
• New gas certificate, new electrical warrant
• New hydraulic pot hauler (but not connected)
• Re-new all pipe work (bilge & fuel systems) in engine room
• Fit to vessel, new fuel transfer system.
(All the above has been done to survey standard with the view that the vessel will go back into survey under new ownership. Work has been done under the supervision of Andrew Candler, Ships Surveyor, of Nelson)
New: Sea tel / TV satellite dish, 20” flat screen TV and freeview decoder.