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FULLY CATERED FISHING TRIPS

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MV 'Big Cat Reality' History

Technical Specifications

  • Length: 24.30m
  • Beam: 9.14m
  • Draft: 2.0m
  • Construction: Steel
  • Gross Tonnes: 164.90 g.r.t.
  • Builder: North Qld Engineers & Agents (NQEA)
  • Launched: 1973 (Cairns)
  • Main Engines: 2 x 3406T Caterpillars
  • Auxiliary: 1 x Isuzu (50 kpa Gen Set) 1 x Perkins 4 cyl (80 kpa Gen Set)
  • Speed: Cruise @ 9 kts   Max: @ 12 kts
  • Range: 2,500 NM
  • Fresh Water: 13,500 litres
  • Survey: 28 persons within 200nm of the coast, 35 persons within 50 NM of the Coast (24 Passengers and 9 crew over night) 232 persons within Smooth and Partially Smooth Waters of the Coast, i.e. Moreton Bay. (220 Passengers)

Navigation Equipment

  • Radar
  • 2x Global Positioning System
  • Electronic Chart Plotting System
  • Depth Sounder
  • Radios:  VHF & UHF
  • Sat phone and internet

Facilities

  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Lounge area
  • 2 x dining areas
  • Large Galley with oven, stove, microwave oven, dish washer, hot water urn and fridge
  • Fully Licensed Bar with large walk-in cold room
  • PA System/Stereo to all decks
  • 2x large TV, DVD / hard drives
  • Large Freezer capacity
  • 4x toilets
  • 5x Showers
  • 28x air-conditioned berths
  • Huge covered-in top deck with TV Screen -  The party deck!
  • 6x 4.3m Smartwave tenders with 50hp outboards and colour sounder/GPS plotters
  • 4.3m Rescue boat
  • 2 Ton crane on upper deck with 6m reach

Big Cat Reality's layout

Below Decks

Main Decks

Top Deck