Vessel Type: USL 3C Commercial Rock Lobster Fishing

“Awesome” was THE FIRST cray boat in its class in Western Australia, to have the fully enclosed raised wheelhouse. The owners, John O’Byrne and Tony Lukatelic knew what they wanted and the concept has since been adopted by several prominent builders. The vision and sea keeping are excellent.

Incorporating the typical GMD deep forefoot hull, this vessel was one of several that broke their moorings and were washed ashore during wild storms in 1997. Retrieved from the sand dunes, it had no hull cracks and was working within a few days of re-launch. A tribute to the design and building technology (and the soft sand dunes).

As with all our shaft drive rock lobster boats, the superb ability to carry load and maintain speed makes this hull very adaptable to a range of marine work applications.

In 2009 it was sold to Jack Topi who now fishes the vessel out of Bluff on the Southern tip of New Zealands South Island. Jack has spoken to us at GMD a few times and raves about his boat and how it can fish in weather when everyone else has gone home. Jack runs an “Awesome” charter business.

MK 93066

Marine Kit Number: MK 93066

  • Vessel Specifications
  • Hull Length
    18.40 m
    60' 4"
  • Overall Length
    18.40 m
    60' 4"
  • Waterline Length
    16.27 m
    18' 10"
  • Beam
    5.75 m Moulded
    18' 10"
  • Draft @ Working Displ.
    1.60 m
    5' 3"
  • Working Displacement
    23.5 Tonnes
    51,800 lb
  • Light Displacement
    17.5 Tonnes
    38,580 lb
  • Deck height above Waterline
    1.21 m
    4' 0"
  • Bow Freeboard at rest
    2.63 m
    8' 7"
  • Fuel Capacity
    4,000 Litres
    1,057 Us. Gal.
  • Engine/s
    CAT 3412
  • Total Installed Power
    783 kW
    1050 hp
  • Sprint Speed
    49 km/hr
    26.5 Knots
  • Cruise Speed
    35 km/hr
    19 Knots
  • Structure
  • Bottom Plates
    6 mm
  • Side Plates
    5 mm
  • Main Deck Plates
    5 mm
  • Foredeck Plates
    4 mm
  • Superstructure Plating
    4 mm (4 mm Roof)
    5/32" (5/32")
  • Nominal Frame Spacing
    600 mm
  • Aluminium Delivery Pack Dimensions
  • Length
  • Breadth
    7' 6"
  • Depth
  • Shipping Weight
    12 Tonnes
    26,450 lb

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