Designed for Comfort, Seaworthiness and Fishing Excellence
THE BOAT:“Mistress” was built by one of New Zealand’s leading custom boat builders, Alan Tongs, and launched in January 2001.The timber used in construction is Gaboon (similar to Okume) which was logged in Africa and sent in log form to an Israeli lamination plant which is approved by Lloyds of London.
The Hull diagonals are all vacuum bagged (no nails) and epoxy saturated, which is a very strong method of construction. The Hull and superstructure are glassed over for added strength.
The interior features American Cherry and Alcantara Fabrics.
Read about the performance of “Mistress”
“Mistress” was designed to be a luxurious, comfortable and self-reliant live aboard vessel. She accommodates 7 on an overnight basis.
Main stateroom double bed with ensuite
Portside double bed with ensuite
Two single bunks and two settee berths
The Captains bed which is on the flybridge
There are two toilets and two showers and air-conditioning systems
Other Interior Features
Four plate ceramic hob
Convection microwave oven
LCD TV & Blu Ray Player
Fusion Sound system with 12 speakers from the tower down to the saloon
3 HD Digital Video Recorders
Schaeffer Tournament 37 foot 3 Spreader Game Poles
Black Marlin Alloy Tuna Tower
Murray Brothers Game Chair with Rocket Launcher
Underfloor Live Bait Tank
Underfloor Tuna Tubes
Massive Freezer Space for Baits etc.
2 x Miya Epoch Electric Bridge Teaser Reels
2 x Cockpit Teaser Rods with Miya Epoch Electric Teaser Reels
Custom rods with 4kg(8lb) to 60kg(130lb) with Shimano or Penn reels as appropriate.
Length Overall: 14.92 meters (50 feet)
Beam: 4.95 meters (16 feet)
Weight: 18600kgs (41000lbs dry)
Engines: 2 x Volvo D13 700hp each
Genset: Onan 11.5 KVA
Max Speed: 30 knots
Cruise Speed: 20/25 knots
Fuel: 3500 Litres
Water: 800 Litres
Depth Sounder: Furuno FCV 1100, 3kw, 28/200 Transducers
Depth Sounder: Furuno BBFF3 Network Sounder, 1kw, 50/200 Transducers, 28/200 Transducer
Sonar: Furuno Ch450 search light sonar
Radar/Plotter: Furuno 1964C 74 mile (Bird Sensitive)
GPS Plotter: TMQ C-Plot Pro Computer based commercial chart plotting system, 2 x Furuno GPS chart plotters/sounder combos, 2 x Furuno Black box repeater screens
Radios: Two Icom VHF (Incorporates intercom system from Tower to Cockpit and reverse), Codan HF/SSB (High frequency/Single Side Band)
An interesting and useful feature is that when fishing we display the main charts plotting system (C-Plot Pro) on the computer in the saloon and one of the depth sounders and the C-Map Plotting system on the TV. That way the anglers and deck crew can always be sure we are in the right place!
Video and DVD
They say a picture is worth a 1000 words. On that basis a video is worth millions! We want our Anglers to have a permanent memory of their trip on “Mistress”, their fishing success and the memorable moments of their trip. Consequently “Mistress” is equipped with three fixed cameras which are recording all day to three HD Digital Video Recorders.
At the end of the day we edit these, eliminating all the moments of anticipation and retaining all the exciting action. There is also a self-contained Hatcam on board to capture the action from either the Anglers or the crewman’s perspective. Our on board computer can edit all video and make a movie. So at the end of each trip our Charterers have a DVD with ever lasting memories of their experience.
Full 2B Survey with all safety equipment
Mistress is an extremely comfortable sea boat purposely built to handle fishing in seas that at times, can be less than desirable. There was no compromise when designing the hull and cockpit to ensure Mistress can fish when other vessels may have to stay in port.
Communications – Stay in Touch
We recognize that in today’s modern world it is necessary for people to be able to stay in touch with relatives, friends, colleagues and business contacts. Consequently “Mistress” has an on board Computer with full internet and email facilities.
We also have a Mobile (cell) phone with reception in most areas of the Reef as a consequence of its aerial system.
When we are out of mobile range then we bring out the Satellite phone. Thus when you fish on “Mistress” you need never be out of touch with the rest of the World.