Badenach 60 Long Range Expedition Vessel

AU $1,150,000 Plus GST if applicable Finance
60' 0" - 18.29m
Cruising, Off-shore Fishing, Charter
Vessel Location
Runaway Bay - Nev Brooks Commercial Boat Sales Insurance
Launch Year
Hull Material

General purpose GRP Aft Wheelhouse Commercial survey Vessel to Current AMSA 3B and 2B for 6 persons. Valid until 04/2025.
Work just completed includes full refit and all survey renewals for shafts/ rudders/ and fuel tanks.

Ideal offshore long range expedition / passage maker.

The vessel is completely ready to go to sea, to do whatever you wish. Commercial fishing / Inter-Island trading / charter fishing / mother ship / or live fish / long lining or drop lining 24,000 litre wet well, or cargo hold plus 8 cubic metres of freezer room]. It can be your own personal expedition or diving mothership vessel, or maybe you would just like to do some out-of-the-way cruising. The boat has long range ability and has already proven itself in some tough and hostile waters.

There are boats, there are good boats, then there are even better boats, and then there is the NELSON STAR.

The design brief from George Badenach [Boat builder / Commercial fisherman] to Alan Muir Designer [Tasmania] was to draw a working vessel that could still be pulling cray pots in 40 knots on Tasmania's west coast, and then have a shallow enough draft to enter the Duck River at Smithton [over the bar] to unload the catch. Hence the laden draft of 5 ft 4 inches.
After a lifetime of being involved in these types of designs in one way or another, this is without doubt the best built, best engineered, best designed, best prepared, cleanest and most inspiring vessel I have seen.
60 foot and 60 ton, and it burns 14 litres per hour at 8 to 8.5 knots!! Probably sounds too good to be true. It actually burns marginally less, but let's settle on 14 litres per hour @1300 RPM for the moment. That comes from a lifetime of good design, knowledge, and plenty of sea time on behalf of the designer and the builder.

Nelson Star can be inspected in TURN-KEY presentation and operation, currently owned by a professional mariner who has prepared the craft to be able to work in REMOTE locations for long periods, with built-in REDUNDANCY on essential systems.

For those who wish to go in harm's way at sea, then you will be very well prepared with this GEM. Nelson Star is the pride of the fleet, It is many things to the experienced boatman, including beautiful to look at, robust, economical, practical, unique, inspiring, extremely capable, tough, masculine, stylish, professional, aesthetically correct but most of all it is just a joy to be on.

With 7,600 litres of fuel Nelson Star has a range of over 4,000 N M with reserve, and 7,000 litres of fresh water. The inclination test and resulting righting moment goes all the way to 70 degrees of positive stability, and it will still self-right. That's just good design knowledge.

The wheel steering is power assisted hydraulic with built in redundancy with 24 volt manual back up, plus a Vetus Joy stick.
Nelson Star has just been antifouled with Jotun Sea Quantum Ultra S commercial 5 year system.
Nelson Star is also fitted with a port side Stabilising wing, to stabilise the boat at rest and under way [Simple, Functional, easy].

A lot of effort and thought has been put into improving the boat's ventilation (including upgraded engine room ventilation and crew comfort) - taking it from working in the cold Tasmanian latitudes - to be able to operate in a tropical environment.

There is a complete set of operational manuals, ships documents, a full set of AMSA stamped and approved drawings, and everything but everything has been documented.

Fwd Circulating Tank or Cargo Hold 12000 litres approx.
Aft Circulating Tank or Cargo Hold 12000 litres approx..
Freezer Room 8 square metres approx.
Main Deck Cargo Area 30 square metres [ excluding hatches]
Port Wing store 2.5 square metres approx..
Starboard Wing store 2.5 square metres approx.

The boat also comes with a current out of water survey that states the vessel is in excellent condition. This report is available by request, and also a detailed list of everything that was completed and upgraded during this refit. General purpose GRP Aft Wheelhouse Commercial survey Vessel.

Remarks Nelson Star is presented in as new condition, with an amazing amount of detail and diligence carried out by the current owner to get it into genuine Bristol

A professional mariner that I know and trust was part of the crew when the boat was travelling west to east through Bass Strait. The sea was well and truly up and the current was against the breeze. The conditions were not exactly good fun. The crew member remarked to the skipper, "I have been on boats 3 times the size of this one, and this one is handling it better than any of them". Prior to this Nelson Star worked Tasmania's west coast for 6 years. That also certainly gives it validation as a capable sea boat.
This vessel will most probably appeal to a pro fisherman, charter, or commercial operator. However with its amazing economy and long range ability it would also be very suitable to the offshore motor boatman / private owner.

If you come for an inspection, it is important that you come with respect for a job well done, then a respectful and detailed hand over will happen.
The GST is applicable to all buyers, both private and commercial

AU $1,150,000 Plus GST if applicable    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
Nelson Star
Boat Reference
Br lac nel
Launch Year
60' 0" - 18.29m
5.2 metres / 17ft. Max hull beam
1.6m laden at 60 ton
60 ton laden. Lightship 28 ton
Vessel Location
Runaway Bay - Nev Brooks Commercial Boat Sales
Alan Muir / Tasmania
George Badenach / Smithton Tasmania
Hull Material
Decks Material
Laminated marine ply [ 2 layers] over laminated hardwood beams. Very heavily glassed [ sample available]
Yanmar 13.1 litre / 6HA@M- WHT [ 350 hp @1800 RPM] Gearbox = Yanmar YX-120-3 3.5 to 1 reduction. These are truly a great commercial engine with many examples of 60 000 hours recorded before a top end rebuild is needed Steaming RPM = 1300
Engine Make
Number Engines
350 hp
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
7,900 hours at time of writing [very well maintained and serviced since new install]
Fuel Consumption
13 to 14 litres per hour @ 8. Knots
Max Speed
10 kn
Cruise Speed
8.5 kn
Side power bow thruster [Hydraulic] S P 300
MASE Mariner 1150 T [ 10 KVA] second generator = MASE /IS 20T [ 20 KVA]
7600 lt
7000 lt
Custom grp GRP tender
8 hp Yamaha
Forward cabin sleeps 3 with own shower and hand basin [recently upgraded]
Bathroom with 5.5 kg washing machine
Aft cabin sleeps 3 in recently re-fitted and upholstered comfort Queen size double plus a large 3/4
Shower and toilet at deck level port side deck access
240 volt Single phase / 415 volt Three Phase
Cooktop by Smeg four burner stainless steel.
Lg microwave Solar Dome
Pressure water
Hisense 157 Litre 240 volt fridge
Hisense 145 litre 240 volt Chest Freezer
Hot Water
Stainless hot water system working on both A C and also main engine heated of the heat ex changer.
Ground Tackle
Spectrum Engineering Custom Hydraulic, with Manual over ride.
80 KG Manson Supreme anchor
120 metres x 16 mil chain[ Marked]
Secondary anchor and rode = 50 KG Fisherman type with 10 metres of 16 mil chain and 120 metres of rode
Safety Gear
All up to date for 2B and 3B
Bilge Pumps
To Survey
Life Raft
To Survey
Recent electrical upgrade includes.... All electrical drawings stamped with design approvals from AMSA
Wheelhouse / Forecastle / and Engine room cabling renewed and upgraded
New waterproof GPO's in Freezer room, Main deck and fo'c'sle
New AGM House battery bank
New cranking battery for 10 KVA genset and Main engine
New 24 volt 5000 W Victron Phoenix Inverter
New Victron - Skylla 24 volt 100 amp Charger
New Galvanic Isolator
New DC Hydraulic powered Cruise alternator 24 volt / 150 amp [Which eliminates excessive genset running time]
Victron BMV 700 Battery Monitoring [New 2019]
Shore power 3 phase with single adaptor
2 x 185 Watt solar panels
Aircon 240 volt single Phase and 415 volt 3 Phase
Electronics / Navigation
VHF by GME /GX 600
Satellite phone by Iridium 9505
Auto Pilot by Raymarine ST 70
Rudder angle indicator by Weema
GPS / PLOTTER = Maxsea Time zero Pro with Australia & Pacific Charts and 3D bottom mapping with duel 17'' displays [updated Dec 2019
SOUNDER by Furuno FCV-1150 with satellite compass heave compensation
RADAR = 1,835 64 Mile
Steering compass 125 mm card Plastimo with deviation card
Furuno SC 30 Satellite Compass.
SEARCHLIGHT = 240 volt Long range fitted at Masthead
Calibrated Digital Barograph Aquatic ASI
Daly Watch Guard Alarm
Engine room camera
GME TX 3220 UHF Radio
Deck Gear
As new custom Hydraulic work deck winch with 1 tonne lift capacity [fitted 2019]
500 KG SWL main deck Derrick
Mizzen lifting Derrick for tender

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