Offshore dive/mothership

AU$650,000 + GST

This vessel is a former pearling industry support vessel as well as having operated as a prawn trawler in the Gulf of Carpentaria. 

For conversion into a mothership all the fishing equipment was removed; the wheelhouse was extended on the upper deck with six additional cabins installed. The lower deck freezer hold was converted into additional accommodation. Additional toilets and showers were installed giving the vessel a total of 12 cabins that can sleep 27 Passengers and crew. The current owners purchased the vessel in December 2015 and commenced a refit to suit their companys specific requirements. The vessel was slipped and the external hull was blasted above and below the water line, new protective coatings applied, along with new anodes and tyre fenders. 

They are now rationalising their pearling operation and have listed the vessel for sale. 
This special vessel can be utilised in a wide range of activities such as being used as a remote sight accommodation vessel, a dive & surfing charter boat, it could also be converted into a fish processing mothership or cargo transport vessel. 

Inspection will impress, this vessel is great value and priced to sell.

SKU: 2033 Category:

Additional information


33m x 7.77m x 2.93m


Hull construction: Steel
Launched: 1974
Builder: Baguley Engineering
Type of Vessel: Pearling/Accommodation/Mothership

Engines and gearbox

Main Engine: Caterpillar 3408-D1TA
HP: 457
Hours: 7,060
Gearbox: MG514
Reduction: 6:1
Speed: 10 Knots
Cruise: 8 Knots
Gensets: 1 x Mercedes OM412-V6/Alternator – Dunlite 130KVA
Gensets: 1 x Mercedes OM412-V6/Alternator Stamford 140KVA

Fuel and water

Fuel Tanks: 82,000 ltrs
Fresh Water: 25,000 ltrs
Desalination: Citor 3,000 ltrs per day

General equipment

Anchor: 2 x 220kg Stockless
Chain: 1 x 100m x 22mm
Steering: Hydraulic
Life Raft: To Survey
Life Jackets: To Survey
Bilge Pump: Yes

Radios and nav aids

Echo Sounder: Furuno FCV281
Plotter: TBA
Auto Pilot: Saura SA10
Radar: Furuno FR7252
GPS: 1 x JRC J-NAV500
GPS: 1 x Furuno GP32
Radio SSB: Barrett SB250
Radio VHF: Navman 7710
Lighting: 12V 24V 240V


1 x Bock AM4 / 370 / 4 freezer / cool room refrigeration module


Cabins: 12 total
Cabins: Upper deck 1 x double, 1 x 2 berth, 6 x 2 berth & 2 berth settee
Cabins: Lower deck 1 x 4 berth, 2 x 2 berth, 1 x 1 berth
Berths: 27
Toilet: 4
Shower: 4
HWS: Yes
Air Conditioning: Yes

Table & Seating: 5 tables for 27 Crew
Stove: Yes
Oven: Yes
Microwave: Yes
Fridge: 2 x Fisher & Paykel
Cool Room: 2.5 m3 capacity
Sink: Yes


Annual Survey: 24/01/2019
Hull Survey: 24/01/2019
Shaft Survey: 24/01/2019
Compass: 06/01/2020
Radio Survey: 08/01/2019