K2: Lobster Fishing Vessel
Launched in 2003 and operating in the Houtman Abrolhos Islands, K2 is a purpose built low-capacity high-speed lobster fishing vessel. To deal with the shallow waters and reefs that the Abrolhos Islands are renowned for, and to achieve her blistering top speed, K2 uses twin Seafury surface drives. These surface drives are driven by two powerful Caterpillar marine diesels and give this 15 metre aluminium rocketship a top speed in excess of 42 knots, and a cruising speed of 30 knots.
With 2,800 litres of fuel on board and a live tank capacity of 10 baskets, K2 was a very capable high-speed lobster fishing vessel that few could catch.
|Vessel Length||14.7 Meters|
|Launch Date||Aug 2003|
|Vessel Type||Lobster Fishing Vessel|
|Survey Class||USL 3B|
|Builder||Western Boat Builders|
|Construction Material||Marine Grade Aluminium|
|Main Engines||2 x Caterpillar 3196E Marine Diesel|
|Propulsion||2 x Seafury SF30 Surface Drive|
|Speed Max||40+ kts|
|Speed Cruise||30 kts|
|Fuel Capacity||2,800 L|
|Live Tank Capacity||10 Baskets|
Design Types: Fishing Vessels