Motor sailor, work or play.

Price AU $450,000


AU $450,000
La Meridian.
Class C3 (Ex 2 for Qld waters) for up to 12 persons.
The vessel is also registered with Qld Department of Transport and Main Roads for recreational use

The current owner purchased La Meridian to cruise for pleasure in his retirement but circumstances have changed and now that the work is done she has to be sold. Since the current owner purchased the vessel he arranged to refit the vessel extensively. An inspection is a must in order to see the work recently done, which includes the fitment of a Vetus BOWB300 = 18.5kw/25hp bow thruster, installed one year ago,
Also, the previous owner had just finished a massive refit with the intention to net fish in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. But now, with no nets allowed, all the work was done for nothing.
Prior to all this, La Meridian was chartering out of Vanuartu.

The result is that La Meridian is a beautiful, well maintained and versatile boat, suited to a range of potential uses.
She is a perfect motor sailor to go on long recreational voyages. Noting that the sails will reduce fuel for long trips
She could go straight into commercial fishing in Qld waters in a fishery like the Reef Line Fishery (L2, L3), the L8 fishery or for use in the Torres Strait especially considering the 12 person capacity.
She could go also into the Gulf as a spanish mackerel line fishing vessel.

Motor sailor: Sails description: Battened main, Genoa and Mizzen - recently washed

14 cubic meter freezer. Recently re-glassed (in places) and full gel-coat. This main freezer holds approx 10 ton of product
2 big FDC units
3 phase sealed unit (415 motor)
3 phase shore power

There are other full width compartments that have loads of room for storage.
The front deck is all usable storage as the table unbolts in a matter of minutes.

The vessels drawings are on the boat.

High quality paint job completed recently and all qulaity stainless gunnel rails and exhaust

Went deep water fishing, the hydraulics are all hare pipe,
2 x hydraulic pot haulers
4 'Carey Engineering' hydraulic fishing reels. Note: the plumbing is pipe

AMSA UIN - 429815
Qld Department of Transport and Main Roads No: BLFDQ
Hull Serial No: AUADM0636EZIQ23
Note: (above numbers to be checked against documentation)

Note: La Meridian would need to go into survey if someone wanted to move from Qld waters to operate commercially, or wanted to change the type of operation (i. E. To Charter).

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Cairns QLD
Cruising, Commercial, Live Aboard
Built in Melbourne
60' 8" - 18.50m
75 ton
Hull Material
Steel Aluminium wheel house
Deck Material
Steel with aluminium wheelhouse
Main engine: 240Hp Gardner 8LXCT (also running the hydraulics) 4LW Gardner runs the 45Kva Gen Set second gearbox, shaft and prop. 4 cylinder Isuzu 20 KVA 3 phase near new.
Engine Make
Fuel Consumption
13 lts an hour at 1300 RPB
Cruise Speed
8 knots
Main engine is the 180Hp Gardner 8LXCT and then the 4LW Gardner drives the side propulsion as well as runs the 45Kva Gen Set
1 x 20Kva 4LE1 Isuzu (low hours). And 1 x 45Kva belt driven off the side motor
Approx 5000 Lts
500 lts
Upright house fridge, Electric stove
House fridge
140 Lts per hour water maker
Hot Water System
3 bathrooms with own toilets and showers
Toilets are equipped with macerators
Air Conditioning
New 3.4m Highfield inflatable dinghy with 15 hp Yamaha
Safety Gear
As required
Life Raft
12 person life. Just 12 months old (service every 2 years).
Shore power (3 phase). 24v 70 amp Inverter
Sea Wassp Multi-beam Sonar (will scan the ocean floor a kilometre wide) ($75k purchase price + installation)
Satellite phone
TMQ autopilot + Tokyo Keiki autopilot
Koden KGP-GPS, Furuno FCV1150 sounder, Furuno GPS70, Koden CVS8841 sounder
Furuno 32 mile radar
C-plot, 3 monitors
Icom VHF
Icom HF

Seller Details

Saltwater Solutions

PO Box 14 Cairns QLD

PO Box 14 Cairns QLD

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