|FOR SALE- NOW REDUCED FOR IMMEDIATE SALE $149000
MV BANKS is a steel raised forecastle, raised quarterdeck twin engine 30 metre General Purpose
Vessel built by Walker Bros in Maryborough Queensland in 1960, The vessel underwent a major
refit/transformation that was completed in November 2001, completing initial Waterways Survey for the carriage of 100 day passengers in 1C survey and 2B survey for 12 persons and 95 tones of cargo.
Following work related to the refit was undertaken.
. Vessel drawings submitted to the NSW Waterways Authority for approval for initially 1C service
with 100 day passengers and 25 berthed passengers.
. All machinery, including main engines, axillary gen sets, bilge pumps, winches etc refitted
rebuilt or replaced where necessary.
. Four new additional steel watertight bulkheads have been fitted at the collision bulkhead,
. New deck plating, side framing and doors fitted to damaged superstructure.
. New bridge structure and wing decks, windows and doors fitted.
. New electric over hydraulic steering system installed.
. New forecastle access fitted.
. Air conditioning in crew areas.
. New electrical distribution boards installed and operable along with a new 415 volt standby bilge
. New additional 8.5 KVA gen set for emergency lighting.
. Several new aluminum approved watertight doors purchased for new bulkheads along with
several approved aluminum doors for bridge deck entries and numerous expensive brass framed
. Bulbous bow and bow thruster fitted to vessel, all constructed to approved drawings.
. Mild steel propeller shafts replaced by new 95.25 mm stainless steel shafts.
. 3 blade Elephant Ear propellers replaced by modern 4 Blade Mikado props.
. Hull topsides spot blasted and undercoated.
. Hull bare metal blasted and a new Hempel, tin free, paint system applied.
. The entire hull had a new Hempel paint system applied to it externally.
. New commercial galley fitted.
. New foremast and boom, mainmast and boom and associated rigging fitted.
. Internal fit out on main deck upgraded to include saloon dining area adjacent to galley (rose wood).
. Wheelhouse gutted and refitted with owners cabin behind wheelhouse.
. Safety equipment fitting for 1C/2B passenger service.
. Vessel fitted with new HI-frog fixed fire detection and fire fighting system in engine room, galley
and all accommodation spaces. Vessel is now fitted with structural fire protection to meet survey
(Conservative estimates of cost of refit 1.2m AUS)