Holdfast: Lobster Fishing Vessel

With an identical hull to Daydawn, the new 23.95m lobster fishing vessel for Tebco Fishing of Port Denison turned heads when she was launched in early 2018. Having an overall length of 25.95m the new vessel will come it at 0.45m longer than Daydawn, making it the largest cray fishing vessel in Australia when it was launched. And it’s not only the overall size of the vessel that has increased. Live capacity will be an impressive 208 baskets (in excess of 6t) of live crayfish.

The vessel was a combined build between Dongara Marine & Niche Marine, with a composite wheelhouse and aluminium hull, as seen on the recent pilot boats and Daydawn. The wheelhouse has been extended aft to provide better protection when working at the pot hauler, tipper and main cray tanks, which has also increased the size of the flybridge.


Vessel Length 23.95 Meters
Launch Date Jan 2018
Vessel Type Lobster Fishing Vessel
Survey Class AMSA-NSCV 2B & 3B
Builder Niche Marine, Dongara Marine
Construction Material Marine Grade Aluminium Hull, Composite Superstructure
LOA 25.95 m
Beam 6.8 m
Main Engines 2 x Yanmar 6AYM
Propulsion Fixed Pitch Propeller
Speed Max 23.5 kts
Speed Cruise 18 kts
Fuel Capacity 7,800 L
Fresh Water Capacity 975 L
Accomodation 9
Live Tank Capacity 208 Baskets
Crew 2 / 12
Passengers 10 / 0

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