Carole Anne has been used in the Gulf of Carpentaria for both inshore and offshore commercial fishing. Mainly net, but some line fishing. Mostly frozen fillets, but some whole fish on ice.
Currently set up for frozen and whole on ice, she is a great boat to live on and store product/bait for commercial crabbing in remote areas as well.
Don't overlook this vessel for use as a recreational getaway boat. She has plenty of deck room and storage room. Good hydraulics mean she's easy to handle.
Stabilisers, long range, autopilot, roomy and reliable makes her a lovey sea boat.
She holds a CoO for an existing vessel as defined in Marine Order 504: 3B out to 200 NM seaward of the coast. Max Crew 3 persons.
This Vessel is on a haul out trailer (unregistered) in Karumba. Launch and retrieval is easy and so each year the vessel is moved back to the current owner's yard for storage and annual refit.
The vessel is chined, (see photos) with the bottom being flat which means, especially with the Doen jet drive she can navigate shallow waters and sit safely on the mud or sand. Being able to comfortably go dry takes a lot of sweat out of navigating in shallow river mouths, if you get stuck on a bar, have a rest till the tide comes in and then make your way in.
She is also a very good sea boat and each year has been used in offshore gill net fishing for shark and grey mackerel in the Gulf.
There is some work required before launching:
The bearings on the turbo need overhauling and there is some aluminium work (welding) required.
Refrigeration: 3 ton and snap: 16 carton. 400 lt brine
Please note that the photos are not recent and at the moment there are no photos of the engine room. The vessel has a very good reputation as a strong catcher and any person interested in her should consider arranging an inspection on the trailer in Karumba without delay. The vendor is keen to sell as is, where is we are looking for a quick sale.
Please call Robert Pender on 0427 373 844 for more information
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Cairns Region Karumba QLD
761 Carole Anne
W G Porter and Son. Birkenhead
38' 1" - 11.60m
Aluminium 6 mm
Volvo Penta KAMD 300
20 lt per hour
Direct drive to Doen Jet unit
20 KVA 4TNE Yanmah
2 bunks in Focsle, i bunk in port side of Cabin
Aircon, sink, map table/bench. Fridge. Microwave
Hot water shower
3.5 kw split system
Hydraulic net reel doubles as an anchor winch powered by 514v Motor driving the hydraulic prump
Note, safety gear may not be in date when vessel is sold
3 banks of batteries, Main, Aux and Radios
Lowrance plotter/sounder and Navman GPS