Stark Bros 17m Successful Steel Fishing Trawler 2016 model

55' 9" - 17.00m
Vessel Location
NZ South Island
Launch Year
Hull Material

FV Endeavour, designed and built by Stark Bros of NZ in 2016, at 17.2m and 125 tonnes, it continues with the Stark Family traditions of commercial fishing boats designed, built, operated, repaired and maintained to the highest standard by the Stark Family of Lyttelton, NZ since 1967. The capabilities and presentation of this 4 year old vessel will impress. Built in ABS Grade A steel plate over shipbuilding bulb flat ( Holland Profile) frames for strength and paint performance, it is obviously above spec for a 17m boat and built to last. Fitted with Stability Wings, it is a stable platform for crew comfort and fishing operations. With all the necessary fishing electronics to catch fish in a wide range of conditions and to then maximise the value of fresh fish, while utilising a CPP and Steerable nozzle to maximise bollard pull and minimise fuel consumption. From the echo sounder, Marport net and trawl door monitors, 2 net rollers and good trawl winches, a conveyor from deck pound to sorting table inside the shelter deck, carrying 580 bins in the refrigerated hold, with the onboard Salt Water Ice maker, this vessel is fully self-contained with its own unloading derrick to land fish from the hold directly to the wharf or truck. It is currently fishing, but due to additional vessels joining the Stark Family fleet, it is now being marketed for sale.


Type of craft: Stern Trawler

In Survey to: NZ Offshore Fishing Vessel 200nm

Designer & Builder: Stark Bros Ltd.

Construction Material: Steel

Length Overall: 17.20m

Design Water Length: 16.73m

Beam: 6.00m

Draft: 3.20m

Displacement: 125 Tonne

Free Running Speed: 10 knots

Main Engine: SCANIA DI13 071M 294kw (400 HP) @ 1800rpm

Gearbox: Hundested Marine Gear CPG-32 9.05:1 reduction

Keel Cooling: Fernstrum coolers - M/E, Genset, Refrigeration

Propeller: Hundested Variable Pitch, 9.5 HP/ HP 1800mm diameter, 4 blade

Bollard Pull: 8 tonnes

Generator: Kohler Marine genset 28EF02D 3 phase, 28 KVA

Navigational Equipment

Radar: Furuno ARPA Radar M1835,36nm colour radar

Compass: Saura MR-150

Nozzle Steering: Stark Bros steerable Nozzle

Depth Sounder: Furuno FCV1150-NT dual frequency 38/200kHz

Net Monitor: Marport NC-1-03,3 hull mounted transducers

Radio SSB: Icom IC-M801E SSB Radio

Radio VHF: Uniden Oceanus UM415 VHF Radio

Auto Pilot: Furuno Nav pilot 700H

GPS: Furuno GP33

Chart Plotting: Maxsea 3D

Watch Alarm: Furuno BR-500 navigational watch-keeping alarm

EPIRB: Kannad 406 float free

Other details

TV: TracVision Sat TV

Phone: Ericson W35 cellular voice/data terminal

Trawl Winches: Stark Bros Hydraulic split winches, c/w Staffa HMB200 hydraulic motors, computer controlled, auto scrolling/wire counting, 1800m x 14mm wire per winch

Cod End Winches: 1 x Pullmaster M18 6 tonne, 1Pullmaster M8 3 tonne

Unloading Winch: 1 x Pullmaster PL2

Net Rollers: Stark Bros - 1 x Main, and

1 x spare net roller, c/w Staffa HMB125 motors

Fish Hold: 53 cubic metres capacity

Refrigeration: Icestar Saltwater Ice Maker, 2000kg /24hr and Glycol cold wall refrigeration panels in fish hold.

Paint: International Paints

Liferaft: RFD Surviva 4 man SOLAS A pack

Fuel Capacity: 8520 litres

Fresh Water Capacity: 3650 litres

Lube Oil Capacity: 500 litres

Waste Water Capacity: 100 litres

Hydraulic Oil Capacity: 1850 litres

Crew: 3

Key points of interest from the owners

TheFV Endeavour was launched on 30.8.2016 so is only nearing 4 years of age.
TheFV Endeavour is in survey with SGS M&I and is surveyed as an NZ Offshore Fishing Vessel ( to 200nm offshore ), it is also within the MOSS system with MNZ and is fully compliant in all aspects of safe vessel operation.
The owners run a relatively comprehensive set of spreadsheets which track Weekly Servicing / Maintenance Worklist / Safety Equipment / Parts Lists. The Weekly Servicing is tracked with each item assigned an hourly interval for servicing, enabling a weekly service list to be generated based on the engine hours.
Obviously the catch value and quantity achieved by a fishing vessel is dependent on the skipper, the area it fishes and also the catch plan and ACE available, so it is difficult to make comparisons as to the quantity of fish we catch vs the quantity of fish another operator might catch with it. However as a guide, the FV Endeavour catches about 1200 tonnes of fish per year, operation has so far averaged about 6200 hours a year, and it fishes with Skipper and 2 or 3 crew - each skipper fishes 2 weeks on / 2 weeks off, with crew also rostered on/off.
We believe this length vessel 17m and 125 tonnes displacement is ideally suited to the NZ coast and many other international fisheries and straddles the inshore / middle depth fishery extremely well. It will carry 580 standard sized plastic bins in the fish hold stacked 9 bins high, which is refrigerated with cold wall panels, as well using flake ice from the onboard salt water ice maker.
The FV Endeavour has a variable pitch propeller, providing the maximum benefit in fuel efficiency possible.
The FV Endeavour has a Bollard Pull of 8 tonnes which is impressive for a vessel of her size.
The vessel has an average of 39 litres fuel used per engine hour over the past 2 years.
Mews Marine is very pleased to be offering this pedigree fishing vessel due to the owner's rationalising their fishing fleet. Some other vessels in their fleet are also available. More details are available on request.

Boat Reference
Launch Year
55' 9" - 17.00m
Vessel Location
Nz South Island
South Island
Hull Material

Mews Marine
P. O. Box 1520
Fremantle WA Australia

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