50' 2" - 15.30m
Bundaberg Port Marina
Launch Year
Hull Material

Description: 15.3m Cray Fishing Vessel
New Horizon II was built as a Blue Sky Marine 50 from Snowden's Beach; date of build is 1983. Operating as a cray fishing vessel in the Northern Zone from the west coast of Kangaroo Island to Fowlers Bay. She was fitted with a new main engine, gearbox and prop shaft in August 1995, the main engine was rebuilt 2004. The vessel changed owner from David and Marie Hail to Roger Rowe (Klinkem) on 01 May 2007. A 60-pot crayfish license was also been issued by PIRSA Fisheries Licensing - now 66 pots. Surveyed at: Blaslov Slipway, Pt Lincoln SA Slipway cradle. Builder: Blue Sky Marine, Adelaide, SA. Material Hull: GRP with plywood deck. Main Engine: Iveco Aifo 417kW.

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South Pacific
Bundaberg Port Marina
Launch Year
Blue Sky Marine, Adelaide, SA
50' 2" - 15.30m
4.48m (14ft 8in)
2.1m (6ft 10in)
17 tons approx.
Hull Material
Engine Make
Main Engine: Fiat IVECO AIFO SRM 70 ('95) V8,417kW @ 2200 rpm, twin turbo. A capacity of 17.20L, heat exchanger cooled, water-injected exhausts via risers to hull sides with external ducts to transom, running hours indicated 8238 SMU. Belt drives at the front of the main engine to bilge pump & hydraulic pump. The fuel supply system is through water trap and filters. The gearbox is a Twin Disc 5114,2.0:1 to 75mm diameter stainless steel shaft to a four blade 33 x 29 RH propeller with a mechanical stern seal. There is slight blade tip erosion on the propeller. The shaft was surveyed by The Government of South Australia this time on the slip - to satisfaction. With a vessel cruise speed of 10 knots, fuel consumption is approximately 100 liters / day. Auxiliary Engine: A new type HL18/1500C, three cylinder Perkins developing 13.5kW at 1500 rpm, 1496L, driving 2007 Meccalte 13.5KVA 3 phase alternator indicating 5493 SMU, mounted in steering gear compartment. A dedicated start battery is mounted next to the genset. Exhaust via dashpot through transom. Fish Tanks: For'd center line 2.0 cub meters approx. For'd Sides 1.0 cub meters approx. Aft center line 1.5 cub meters approx. Freezer Port 1.5 cub meters approx. Fuel Tanks Aluminum Amidships both sides: 2800 liters total approx. Stainless steel transom for auxiliary: 350 liters total approx Aft: 880 liters total approx Frsh water GRP: 360 liters total approx
Minimum Crew: 1 + 1
In the forward lower cabin there are four bunks, hatch in the main deck. A galley/mess in upper cabin / wheelhouse has a four burner LPG stove with an oven, 240V AC/12V Westinghouse freestyle refrigerator, a microwave oven, table and two bench seats. The stainless-steel sink is to port.
There is a regatta helm seat.
External enclosed
External enclosed
Safety Gear
A tarpan 350 (3.5m), aluminum dinghy stowed on four rollers on top of the main deck canopy. The Tohatsu outboard motor was not onboard.
Fire Extinguishers: 4.5kg DCP in wheelhouse, 9L foam in engine room.
NAF 111 fire extinguishing system in engine room.
The four-person roaring forties life raft is stowed on the flybridge - due for servicing 12 September 2011. The EPIRB is a 405 MHz.
One 10 KVA 240V alternator; shore power.
Two sets of batteries: each 2 x 12V @ 24V.
Floodlights - 1 x 1500w & 2 x 500w
Start Master 30 Amp charger stbd aft of engine room.
A rheem 101 series electric water heater has replaced the Dux.
Compasses: SKS 125mm in the wheel house, Port side control position compass
Autopilot: TMQ AP9 with C-plot
Barometers: 4 and six inch
Clock: Six inch electric
Radar: Furuno FR 810D No. 816-0380
Codan 8528Swith tuner
GME electrophone GX558 VHF/OTC Seaphone
UHF Uniden MC 535 and Sundowner UH001
Serial no. 44001101
Echosounder: Furuno FCV1150 no. 2256-0390
GPS / Plotter:
Furuno GP1610C 2495-1136, Optima Display
GP-7000 with C-Map NTS, s. N 4406-4712
Satellite Telephone: Westinghouse S3000 Sat Com
Thrane & Thrane: VMS
New laptop (not onboard during slipping) two flat screen displays
AWA DP44 DVD VCD player

Steering Gear
There is power assisted hydraulics to twin cylinders to 70mm stainless steel stock to streamlined semi-balanced rudder. A standby stainless steel hand operated bar fits over the rudder stock.
Main helm position is to port of the wheel house.
A second helm & control position is abaft the wheelhouse port.
Survey Details
Surveyed at: Blaslov Slipway, Pt Lincoln SA Slipway cradle
Date Surveyed: 22 September 2010
Application: Commercial Cray Northern Zone
Description: Hard chine planning GRP hull / Ford cabin, wheelhouse, Center ER
Matri S / Structure: GRP
Normal Mooring: Lincoln Lakes Marina, Pt Lincoln SA
GT: 28.8
Aus Ship Rego: 853170
Survey Authority: Transport SA

A solid GRP hull with integral foam / GRP frames and stringers, with GRP/foam sandwich fore deck and cabin molding.
The main deck is 12.5mm plywood over 150 x 50mm timber beans @ 600mm spacing plus longitudinal stiffeners.
GRP bulwarks are 400mm high with stainless steel hand rails and freeing ports.
The keel is full-length with a deeply raked skeg; the hull chines are scalloped aft for better tracking. Flush main deck water tight hatch covers to fish tanks and engine room.
The water tight hatch to the steering gear compartment has a raised coaming.
Two transom racks with a boarding ladder between.
There are four water tight bulkheads.

Layout from For'd
The chain locker right forward is not a watertight compartment.
The for'd crew cabin has a step leading up to the wheelhouse with a storage space under wheelhouse floor used for water heater, fish tank circulating pump and a fresh water tank - accessed through a flush hatch cover.
The ten-forward wheel house windows are sealed in alloy frames; three sealed windows each side; three after windows of which one is a new sliding window set near wheelhouse door with window.
Fish Tanks: Center circulating tank, small insulated tanks at a both sides.
Aft bait fish tank with fuel tanks at both sides.
Transom has the steering gear, the auxiliary generator set plus fuel tanks at both sides and a refrigeration compress unit.
A fresh tank is built into the skeg under the for'd store room.

Mooring Equipment
One marsh stockless anchor on 14mm galvanized chain over the double bow roller. A Muir 'Cheetah' hydraulic winch with a wrap head and gypsy (chain roller) is set in the foredeck well, feeding down to the chain locker via a spurling pipe. A spare marsh stockless anchor is also carried.

Fishing Equipment
Fixed to Boat:
Hydraulic pot line hauler
New stainless steel pot tipper on the port bulwark
Aluminum pot line bin

Non fixed:
72 cray pots fathom buoy lines
Plastic fish bins with covers

Pumps & Bilge System
Bilge / Deck wash: 36mm Jabsco, belt drive from main engine with electric clutch, suctions from the four compartments
Bilge - Submerged electric in skeg
Bilge - A hand operated Whale Gusher 25 in the steering compartment
Fish Tank - Fill & circ, Davey elect 50mm in for'd store, Fill/circ & deck wash, Davey elect 50mm in front of main engine mounted low.
Fresh water - Gould electric pressure fresh water set

The new GRP targa type radar aerial mounting with two GPS aerials and four radio aerials and floodlights. A stainless-steel tubular light mast for nav lights.

General Upgrading Items
Replumbing of tanks, drains and new skin fittings.
New - main deck canopy with dinghy stowage, stainless steel capping around the main deck bulwarks, navigation lights.
Some of the main deck coaming hatches have been replaced by flush to deck aluminum hatches.
An IBIC air conditioning system has been mounted on the fly bridge under a cowling.
The vessel has been rewired both 24 volt and 240 volt systems.

It is intended to soda blast the hull to remove the many years of anti-fouling paint build up before applying new anti-fouling paint.
The stainless steel propeller and rudder shaft were visually inspected by the SA Government as satisfactory for service.
Oil analysis is undertaken during dealer maintenance.
Risk assessment 'b' vessel in good condition overall with all maintenance reasonable up to date.

The vessel presents as clean and well maintained. This is the third inspection by Artemis Marine; upgrades on equipment have been noted on successive inspections.


Ivan Colaco
PO Box 6261
North Sydney
NSW 2059 Australia