Meridian Star

Meridian Star: Lobster Fishing Vessel

A classic GBB vessel from the drawing board of Southerly Designs. Originally launched in 1987 this boat was run by the McDonald family, fishing from Kalbarri and the Abrolhos Islands.

The McDonalds built a larger boat “Meridian” in 1997 and the old boat was on-sold. Now back in the hands of the original owners she has just completed a 30th birthday refit at the hands of Dongara Marine Pty Ltd. These old boats never say die and are still top performers at sea.


Vessel Length 15.80 Meters
Launch Date Jan 1987
Vessel Type Lobster Fishing Vessel
Survey Class USL 1B & 3B
Builder Geraldton Boat Builders
Construction Material Marine Grade Aluminium
LOA 16.20 m
Beam 4.35 m
Propulsion Fixed Pitch Propeller
Speed Max 21.5 kts
Speed Cruise 16.5 kts
Accommodation 3
Crew 3

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