Our Boat is a custom designed 12-person day boat with the open deck space of a pontoon boat but with some additional style and features of a cruiser.
She is normally engaged in citizen science related activities on Moreton Bay (Brisbane, Australia) however she can also be made available for recreational and commercial hire anywhere between Caloundra to the north and the Gold Coast to the south.
Her ease of operation, her open design and her shallow draught allow her to operate in areas not normally accessible to traditional vessels. She is particularly well suited to general boating activities in support of research, survey and light commercial work. She is also ideally suited to private day trips, fishing and as a mother ship for smaller boats and personal watercraft.
With a design speed of just 10kts, she is not intended for high speed operations however she can dash to 14kts and up to 20kts in favorable conditions when in light ship configuration. Her 150hp four stroke engine provides more than enough power to operate safely and efficiently at low speeds even when fully loaded. Her integrated 400ltr fuel tank allows her to cruise around at 6 to 10kts for up to 24hours and dash for up to 8hours at her maximum speed.
Although she is not configured for overnight accommodation, she is also capable of undertaking overnight operations and is ideally suited for smooth water fishing and support to shore based activities such as camping and field deployments.
It should also go without saying, but she is fitted with all mandatory safety equipment and she is covered by certificates of survey and operation for recreational/leisure use (4D) and commercial operation (2D) with up to 12 passengers and two crew.