Prior to becoming a whale watching charter vessel the Kerra Lyn was a Queensland Marine Parks vessel used for research, patrolling and environmental work in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef and Torres Strait Islands. Apart from being a fantastic whale watching / bay cruise vessel, she has the ability to take groups of around 12 people on multi week long trips. She is a large spacious and comfortable and can travel from Dunsborough to Darwin without having to call into port for supplies .Being an ex-government vessel she has been very well looked after and has many extra safety features that exceed industry requirements.  Geographe Maritime is a preferred recipient with the Western Australian Department of Parks and Wildlife for scientific and research work in the Sharks Bay to Kimberly Region with the Kerra Lyn. The New Zealand Navy also charters the vessel when in the West for training exercises.

Some of the chartering options that the Kerra Lyn can perform:

  • Environmental
  • Scientific
  • Hydrographical
  • Training
  • Mother Boat
  • Transfers
  • Filming
  • Diving
  • Exploratory
  • Fish / Dive / Surf Charters

 

Vessel Specifications
  • Survey- AMSA certificate of survey and operation  ( 1B - 18 people to 200 Nautical Miles from coast )  (1C -  50 people to 30 Nautical Miles from coast )
  • Year- 1987
  • Length- 65.8’- 19.95m
  • Beam- 5.62 m
  • Draft- 2.6 m
  • Displacement- 90 t approximate
  • Speed- cruising- 8-10 kts max- 11 kts
  • Fuel - 9000 L
  • Water- 3000 L
  • Tenders- 1 x 4.5m dinghy/ Suzuki 30 HP outboard  1 X 5.0 m dinghy/ Suzuki 40 HP outboard
  • Can supply other tenders if needed  to charter requirements
  • Desalination unit- 144 L / per hour
  • Accommodation- 6 cabins with 2 single beds in each. 1 single bed in bridge. ( room for swags or extra bedding)
  • Showers- Two .Toilets- One
  • Galley/ Mess - Fully equipped. Electric hot plate, stove oven, microwave, large table and seating area
  • Fully air conditioned inside
  • Refrigeration- 2 x below deck storage freezers (8m3). 1 x domestic size fridge. 1 x inbuilt custom made fridge.
  • Ground Tackle- 2 x anchors, hydraulic anchor winch, 2 x 110 m of 16 mm chain
  • 2 x Icom  VHF, Westinghouse satphone, Codan HF , Barret HF, WIFI, Clarion stereo, Sony LED TV DVD.
  • Furuno Navnet Radar, C Map chart plotter and sounder.
  • Camino 108 AIS GPS to Maxsea chart plotter
  • Hiab deck crane that can lift tenders to 500kg, Large Search Light, caged storage on roof.
  • Bauer K14 dive tank filling compressor, 3 phase power out lets ,roof cradles for dinghy or jet skis 
  • Dive platform- 2m x 5m dive / viewing platform.  Docking of tenders , swimming , whale watching

 

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