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About Moana III - Private Charter Boat - Marlin Fishing Boat

Moana III - Luxury Private Charter Boat
Moana III Fishing Charters Cairns
Moana III - Coral Cay
Big Fish Down Under operates Moana III Private Charter Boat.

Major refit 2020. Moana is virtually brand new again.
A full paint job. Brand new top of the line navigation electronics. New engines, engineering updates etc.
New luxury interior comfort.
The perfect balance between luxury and serviceability.
Moana is so well maintained and kept in perfect condition that most people think the boat it is actually a brand new vessel.
The luxurious fully refurbished Moana awaits you.

Moana III was launched late in 2006 to specialise in Fishing Charters Cairns, Game Fishing, Marlin Fishing, Light Tackle Sportsfishing, Reef and Deep Sea Fishing to Great Barrier Reef and beyond to the Coral Sea.
The name Moana means "the vast beauty of the mother ocean" in Polynesian.
At 47ft of sheer game fishing machine, Moana III Private Charter Boat certainly is the flagship of the Cairns based charter fleet and is Queensland 2B surveyed for operations to 200 NM from the coastline. She is surveyed to comfortably carry up to 12 passengers for day trips,
6 overnight and 4 for extended charters.

Moana III (Mow-are-na) was designed and custom built to skipper Daniel McCarthy's and the owner's specifications by master Boat Builder, Mr Dick Ward and his team at Cairns Boat Builders.

Moana III specialises in liveaboard overnight or extended charters or day trips for:
  • Heavy tackle Black and Blue Marlin fishing
  • Other Game Fishing, Reef & Deep Sea fishing on Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea
  • Remote Fishing Expeditions to Cape York and Gulf of Carpentaria for ultimate fishing adventures
  • Light Tackle Sportsfishing trips
  • Private scuba diving charters and/or snorkelling charters to the Coral Sea, including the world famous Lizard Island, Cod Hole, Holmes, Bougainville, Shark and Osprey Reefs.
  • Barramundi expeditions to remote locations
  • Luxury private charters for corporate functions and events, day cruising with family & friends and Honeymoon Getaways
  • Features of Moana III - Private Charter and Game Fishing Boat

    Fully air conditioned
  • Private stateroom with TV/DVD and ensuite
  • 4 single bunks, 1 extra double and 2 crew bunks
  • Beautiful modern fit out
  • 2 showers, 2 toilets
  • TV, DVD and CD Stereo
  • 240V Power
  • Convection Microwave Oven
  • Cooktop
  • 2 Refrigerators and 3 freezers
  • Desalinator - 120 ltrs fresh water per hour
  • Fishing Gear - Fishing Charters Cairns

    Moana III is decked out for serious Heavy and Light Tackle fishing!
  • Full set of fully custom built world class Laurie Casey Rods and Penn International and Shimano Reels
  • Furuno 1100L Depth Sounder/Fish finder with twin 2kw transducers (50and 200kHz)
  • Furuno Nav Net VX2 Chart Plotter with 12kw 72 NM radar
  • Wesmar 110khz 360" scanning Sonar
  • ICOM HF and VHF radios
  • Intercom system
  • 9ft ridged hull inflatable tender
  • Brine Tank
  • Engineering Department - Moana III Private Charter Boat

    The engineering fit out is nothing short of brilliant but still simple:
  • Cruise Speed 25kts, max speed 32 kts
  • Powered by twin Cummins QSM-11s @ 660 hp each set at 580 hp
  • Twin Disc 5114A Quick Shift gear boxes and ES300 Controls
  • 13.5kva Isuzu/Zenth Genset

  • Travelling with the experts Daniel and his crew at Big Fish Down Under on the magnificant Moana III Private Charter Boat, certainly is the best way to experience Giant Black Marlin Fishing, Sports fishing and Game Fishing on the Great Barrier Reef, Lizard Island, the Coral Sea and in fact anywhere in Northern Australia.

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    Phone: 0413 054 031

    int: +61 413 054 031



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